This is the ultimate bible to Paris unknown. If you want to see Paris like it is in the movies, Nessy will show you the director's cut. If you seek the unusual and the underground, she'll take you down the rabbit hole and park you at the mad hatter's doorstep. If you think you know Paris, let Nessy challenge you. This book will encourage the wanderer within. It is a true traveller's companion as much as a beautifully designed collectable for your bookshelf. You are about to acquire this curious local's key to the city that will unlock a precious vault of addresses. Within the pages of this beautifully bound hardback, you will find... 20 Secret Restaurants; 70 Time Traveller's Bars and Cafés; 50 Romantic Hideaways and Unique Date Ideas; 60 Unexpected Cultural Alternatives to major museums; 50 Movie-worthy Walks & Eye-opening Neighbourhood Discoveries; 35 Cabinets of Curiosity and Aladdin's Caves; 50 Hip Parisian Hangouts; 50 Places to Inspire & Use Your Creativity; 35 Booklover Havens; 60 Local Food Gems; 40 Places Parisian Families Actually Take Their Kids; 65 Urban Retreats; 30 Obscure/Underground Adventures; 50 Budget-friendly life-savers; Endless good-to-know Paris tips. AUTHOR: Vanessa Grall was raised a London girl but seven years ago, she packed up her life, moved to the land of her ancestors, and never looked back. Paris became her muse, her mentor, a source of nostalgia for eras she had never lived through. Thanks to the inspiration Nessy found in Paris, she became a curator to what has turned into a cult online magazine today: messynessychic.com; acknowledged, featured and followed by major media entities and iconic international brands. Nessy has an eye for the iconic, the intriguing, the off-beat and beguiling. Whether it's your first time in Paris, your second home, or you are yourself a Parisian, this book changes the rules.
For over a decade, renowned travel journalist, bestselling author and TV host Robin Esrock scoured the globe in search of one-of-a-kind, bucket list worthy experiences. During his remarkable journey to over 100 countries on seven continents, Esrock uncovered unique adventures, fascinating histories, cultural spectacles, natural wonders, hilarious situations and unforgettable characters proving that modern travel is so much more than just over-trafficked tourist attractions. From the Amazon jungle to the beaches of Zanzibar, The Great Global Bucket List presents the world we don't hear much about in the news: a planet that is strikingly beautiful, thought-provoking, incredibly diverse and sometimes just very, very funny. With his trademark wit, photography and insight, Esrock introduces the inspiring experiences you'll be talking and dreaming about for many years to come.
Get ready to:
* Cage dive with crocodiles in South Africa
* Meet a Tasmanian Devil
* Float in Colombia's mud volcano of youth
* Zip-line off the Great Wall of China
* Discover space tourism in Russia's Star City
* Jetboat and Zorb in New Zealand
* Camp on the ice in Antarctica
* Cheer for a masked wrestling hero in Mexico
* Explore an Ancient burial cave in the Cook Islands
* Swim with sunken treasures in Papua New Guinea
. . . And that's just the tip of the proverbial metaphor!
Monocles latest book unpacks what makes a perfect shopping experience and offers tips on how to launch, design and run your own store. A must-have guide.The world of retail has never been so challenged thanks to a mix of e-commerce, unimaginative brand owners and greedy landlords. Yet while many stores have stumbled, a new generation of storekeepers and department store owners is arising. Is this the dawn of a new, independent age of bricks and mortar retail?Since launch the retail world has been one of the pillars of Monocles editorial coverage. On their travels around the world, the magazines editors are constantly looking for well-designed fit-outs, the people setting new benchmarks in service and the stores offering the smartest product mix.At the heart of all this is an understanding that a memorable shopping experience relies on a delicate balance of an inviting space, a warm welcome and a sense of discovery (not to mention covetable products)but an understanding, too, that shops and shopkeepers play an indispensable role in creating lively neighbourhoods and vibrant high streets.??This new book from Monocle reveals the global media brands 100 favourite shops worldwide, from the independent fashion boutique to the department store that takes up a city block. It also offers a few top tips and advice on how to launch and run your own retail venture, as well as a collection of sharp essays and snappy interviews. The Monocle Guide to Shops, Kiosks and Markets is a handbook for any aspiring shopkeeper, stocking a wealth of insight and inspiration.
This Smudge Eats Brisbane pocket guide holds the̴ key to days upon days of delicious dining experiences: between lattes in New Farm, lunch in West End, dinner in Fortitude Valley, and beers in Teneriffe, there's something for everyone. Travel that little bit further to find additional gems; regional Queensland is̴ a culinary powerhouse̴ of its own.
Saunas, cozy cafes, modern art, an impeccable design pedigree and even churches with secular appeal - it's no wonder the Finnish capital serves as an introduction to this magical Nordic city, with suggestions for sightseeing, shopping, eating and drinking.
Small and tightly focused, our guides are concise city tours in a handy fold-out format that slips neatly into an intrepid traveler's pocket. Our aim is to introduce readers to new places as well as re-evaluating familiar ones, and we are as keen to find a new way to see the Louvre as we are to discover an untouched 1950s cafe. Informed by on-the-ground research, our one-sheet guides and maps uncover what makes a city special. They are written and researched in-house, and an illustrator who has been specially chosen for the subject designs each one. Whether it's an excursion into the greener areas of London (more numerous than you might think), Paris's beatnik bookshops, the otherworldly landscape just outside Reykjavik, or the watering holes of Brooklyn, we highlight what makes a place distinctive with our specialist knowledge and illustrations with vintage charm. In A6 format, the guides fit easily into a pocket and then expand out to A3 or A2 to display the attractions of each city. Each fine-quality sheet is litho-printed in England on 100% recycled stock.
A contemporary guide to the architecture of London, the purpose of which is to tell about the city through its architectural works• The book's jacket opens out into a map marking the locations of the architectural works and interesting sites to visit• Includes general information about London, and useful tips for travelers• Each entry includes a photo of the whole building, architectural drawings, a short description, and facts including architect, year of construction, address, website, and how to visit This guide is aimed at providing a useful instrument for understanding the architectural history of London as well as a means for analyzing the new construction trends that are characteristic of the city.The itineraries include about eighty architectural works, both historical and contemporary, which are fully illustrated with images, drawings and descriptions, and are marked on the front of the map with a reference number corresponding to the section in the book and the icon on the back of the map. The guide also provides information about museums, libraries, institutions, movie theatres, restaurants and gathering places. Among others, the project selection includes works by Allies and Morrison, Arup Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Avery Associates, Foster + Partners, Grimshaw Architects, Herzog & De Meuron, James Stirling, Jestico + Whiles, John Mc Aslan + Partners, Stanton Williams, OMA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Richard Rogers Partnership, Stanton Williams Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Zaha Hadid Architects.
Vienna stands for Austrian pomp and traditions, but is also a city bursting with contemporary life. Writer and journalist Tanja Paar reveals Vienna's modern and trendy sides as well as the city's rich history as a result of the many different cultures that are present. Discover the city in 100 lists of 5, from museum shops you shouldn't miss and fun cultural spots for kids, to the most romantic high-end hotels and restaurants with a perfect waterfront terrace, and the cool post-war architecture, plus many more. AUTHOR: Tanja Paar was born in Graz but lost her heart to Vienna, where she now lives and works as a journalist and writer. Her debut novel Die Unversehrten was published in 2018 and is now followed by this city guide, in which she shares her favourite places to spend time in Vienna.
A new title in the successful series The 500 Hidden Secrets, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Milan gives you 500 reasons to book a city trip to Milan. True local and journalist Silvia Frau shares in this affectionate guide 500 favourite places in her hometown in fun lists of five, such as 5 trattorias for truly authentic Italian cuisine, the 5 best bars for an aperitivo, 5 old-school stationery shops, the 5 most beautiful silent spots, 5 addresses to visit in the footsteps of Giuseppe Verdi and much more. This is the perfect book for those who wish to discover the trendy city of Milan and avoid the usual tourist haunts, as well as for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets. AUTHOR: Professional journalist Silvia Frau writes for Corriere della Sera, Vogue Italy and other major magazines on tourism, food and lifestyle.
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Surrounded by water, Copenhagen is a well-loved destination for travellers, but it is also a very popular place to live among Danes. This new city guide has something to offer both, taking in overlooked and inconspicuous places that lie outside the usual mainstream attention. Jan Gralle and Vibe Skytte present an alternative vision of their city, opening up insights to special and forgotten places. Many of the locations described in the book are outside, which is largely down to the Copenhageners love of spending time outdoors. As soon as the sun peaks out from behind the clouds, everyone flocks to the harbour, to the water, onto the many enchanting squares and the numerous street cafes. This book is an invitation to both locals and visitors to drift, to explore the city from new perspectives and allow themselves to be seduced by its variety and its charm. AUTHORS: Jan Gralle is an architect and has previously worked as a freelance journalist with an emphasis on urban culture. He was born and brought up in the Osterbro neighbourhood of Copenhagen. He now lives in Bronshoj. Vibe Skytte studied history with a specialisation in Copenhagen, where she was also born and brought up.
Paris is famous for its superb restaurants, but this book throws the net much wider and selects choice examples of the best food that the Parisians themselves eat and buy. The French love talking about food, and new tastes and ideas quickly become hot topics of conversation. The former restauranteur and cook, Irène Lassus-Fuchs, has her ear to the latest culinary talk, and here she has made a personal selection of the huge variety of foods, both traditional and adventurous, to suit all tastes and pockets, that makes Paris the food capital of the world. There's food here to appeal to every taste and purse. Paris is the world capital of food, and the guide includes many brilliant examples of international cuisine, from MELT, a traditional Texan barbecue to Isse Workshop, an exquisite Japanese food shop with dishes you can taste at the bar. AUTHOR: Irene Lassus-Fuchs is a restauranteur, cook and translator who has lived and worked in Paris for nearly forty years. She opened the higly successful Les Petites Sorcieres restaurant in Rue Liancourt in the Quatorzieme Arrondissment in 1982, and has since established new restaurants in Paris, Strasbourg and Marseille.
New York City is world-renowned for its skyline, and perched atop its lofty heights is a feast of breathtaking rooftop destinations for every taste and imagination. 111 Rooftops in New York City That You Must Not Miss is the ultimate guide to an urban treasure trove of gems in the sky. It will guide you throughout the city's five boroughs to rooftop bars and restaurants, urban farms, sports, cultural events, classes, green roofs, parks, and, of course, spectacular views from above. Rooftops are the final frontier for urban explorers. This complete guide showcases a dazzling array of surprising rooftop escapes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and the Bronx. Once associated with privilege and exclusivity, the city's highest points are now accessible to anyone with a sense of adventure. 111 Rooftops in New York City That You Must Not Miss is packed with sumptuous photos and brimming with handy insights into the nuance, atmosphere, and clientele of each place, as well as practical information, from hours of operation to the closest subway stop. AUTHOR: Leslie Adatto has been seeking out New York City rooftops since relocating to Manhattan in 2010. She blogs about New York City rooftops (lookingupwithleslie.com) and organises two active Meetup groups, The New York Roof Deck and Roof Gardening Meetup Group and Rooftop Drinkers NYC. Leslie earned a BA in English from UCLA, is a former high school teacher and runs a bicoastal business. Leslie lives, bikes and cooks in the West Village.
San Francisco: the home of hills and valleys, of dreamers and trailblazers, of hippies and hipsters. From the gold rush to the Golden Gate, the City by the Bay has always basked in the glow of its colourful and celebrated history and world-renowned landmarks. But for those who live and love on this compact seven-mile by seven-mile metropolis, San Francisco is a treasure trove of unusual neighbourhood sights and places that sparkle with the allure of hidden pleasures and local lore. Discover a stairway that transports you from the depths of the ocean to the heights of outer space; take a spin class amidst the grand elegance of a repurposed 1920s movie palace; or slide down a century-old sundial that sits at the centre of what was once California's first racetrack for cars. This is the real San Francisco. Strung together, the 111 experiences gathered here tell the B-side story of the city once romantically known as the Paris of the West. AUTHOR: Floriana Peterson is an interior designer who arrived in San Francisco on a one-way ticket in 1986. A Christmas present became a new life. She takes her inspiration from the city's eclectic style, it's joie de vivre, its never ending capacity to reinvent itself, and its many high-minded artists.