Sophisticated shopping and travel expert Rachel Felder, the author of Insider Brooklyn, takes you deep into the heart of the world´s most visited city-London-with her painstakingly curated selection of 200 not-to-be-missed destinations-major retailers, specialty boutiques, hotels, cultural venues, restaurants, cafes, and bars-hundreds of colorful photographs, a specially commissioned illustrated map, and an index of listings. In the past decade, London has consistently been the world´s top destination among international travelers, including nearly nineteen million visitors in 2015 alone. In this beautifully designed, practical, and portable compendium, Rachel, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, takes you on a unique, personalized tour of the city that is her second home. Insider London is, in essence, Rachel´s very own little black book, an annotated guide to the best of the city: heritage businesses and upstart boutiques, established and burgeoning neighborhoods, from Mayfair to trendy Shoreditch, and filled with essential information only a savvy Londoner would know. The coverage includes: City Essentials´ Hotels, Museums and Galleries, Parks and Open Spaces, Live Music Venues, and Theaters Shops-Department Stores, Clothing and Fashion Accessories Beauty, Grooming, and Wellness Décor, Flowers, and Items for the Home Stationery, Books and Gifts Markets Food and Drink-Restaurants; Pubs, Gastropubs, and Cocktail Bars; Quick Bites, Bakeries and Takeaways; Fish and Chips; Afternoon Tea; Coffee Bars and Tea Houses Listings Index Every entry-from appointment-only boutiques to unique galleries to unusual tea purveyors-have been chosen with Felder´s refined tastemaker´s eye, including new discoveries, blink-and-you´ll-miss-it neighborhood gems, and quintessential mainstays. Rachel describes each venue in detail, highlighting its specialties and profiling the experience, and provides its complete street address, phone number, website, and closest tube station. An indispensable guide for London dwellers and visitors, Insider London is also visual feast for Anglophiles who simply want to dream about it and shop it from home.
A trend and shopping expert and fourth-generation New Yorker´s chic, full-color guide to the best boutiques, shopping routes, restaurants, cafes, and bars in New York City´s ´´It´´ borough, highlighting more than 200 favorite destinations and shops for both style-oriented travelers and New Yorkers alike. The fourth most popular travel destination in the world, New York City draws millions of visitors annually, including more than fifty-four million people in 2014 alone. At the center of this white-hot destination is none other than the borough of Brooklyn-the mecca of twenty-first century cool and style. Now, native New Yorker Rachel Felder, a widely published journalist specializing in fashion, beauty, travel, and trends, has created a portable, beautifully designed, personally curated anthology that brings this fashionable borough into focus as never before, featuring not-to-be-missed highlights and covering everything-from food to furniture to fashion-it has to offer. Rachel takes you into some of the borough´s most diverse and charming neighborhoods, including Brooklyn Heights, Park Slope, Williamsburg, Fort Greene, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, and DUMBO. She begins with valuable travel advice, including a precisely selected list of hotels, cafes, bars, bakeries, festivals, salons, and markets. She provides a sample itinerary for trip planning, as well as a comprehensive list of Brooklyn´s main attractions-including its major landmarks, parks and gardens, museums and zoos, noteworthy restaurants, bars and breweries, and artisanal food shops. She then takes you into individual neighborhoods, exploring each thoroughly by shop type and goods, providing the complete address, phone number, and website for each. Insider Brooklyn is filled with must-have advice on trendsetting furniture and décor; antiques and vintage; clothing for men, women, and children; jewelry, both affordable and high-end; beauty-makeup, perfume, and salons; health and wellness, including juices, gear, and fitness specialists; children´s goods; stylish kitchen essentials and decorating for the table; unique art and objects; rare oddities and curiosities; and favorite bookstores, specialty grocers, and niche shops. The stores have been chosen with an expert´s eye, including new discoveries, popular mainstays, and neighborhood gems worth visiting. Bursting with invaluable insights, helpful tips, and must-see destinations, Insider Brooklyn is an indispensable resource and a visual feast for tourists and business visitors headed to the city, locals-both Brooklynites and other New Yorkers-and armchair travelers who simply want to dream about and shop it from home.