STAY: SLS Hotel is my one-stop spot when I’m in town. The Altitude Pool on the rooftop has great views and turns into a party both day and at...
STAY: SLS Hotel is my one-stop spot when I’m in town. The Altitude Pool on the rooftop has great views and turns into a party both day and at night. Inside the hotel is The Bazaar, a great place for drinks. The Ciel is a spa and blowout bar — perfect for when you're on the go. It's just steps to The Beverly Center and has a great atmosphere.
DINE: Scarpetta is attached to the Montage Hotel and serves the best spaghetti and tuna crudo. The Ivy is located in West Hollywood on the main strip (across from Intermix, near Chanel) and is beautifully decorated. I love their all-day brunch on the weekends. Madeo is always busy but is literally the best Italian I have ever had. Best fast food is In N Out burger, a California staple. Don’t let the name fool you, though: The lines are always long so it's impossible to pop in and then out.
SHOP: Rodeo Drive, without question. Saks and Barneysare truly my ultimate favourites. After doing some damage in Barneys, you can enjoy lunch atop the terrace with a view overlooking the Hollywood Hills at Fred’s. Honorable mentions: SCOOP, Switch, Kyle by Alene Too.
DRINKS: The Nice Guy: Don’t let the exterior fool you. Inside is a chic hotspot and feels private, so you can really have conversations with friends.
SPA: The Peninsula SPA, where you can lounge by the pool and enjoy the skyline, get a luxurious massage or a flawless spray tan. For nails, esNail is always ahead of the trend. This place has everything and will even create custom colours for you. Want Swarovski crystals or intricate designs? They've got you.
STAY: The Sofitel Hotel is newly renovated, modern and super comfortable.SHOP: Maximilianstraße is a street that is a dream to walk down, with...
STAY: The Sofitel Hotel is newly renovated, modern and super comfortable.
SHOP: Maximilianstraße is a street that is a dream to walk down, with architecture and all of the most fashionable stores with a unique mix of pieces inside. The THERESA store, the most exclusive address for designer fashion in Munich, is the mother hub of one of my favourite online stores, mytheresa.com. So much selection! Lodenfrey is iconic and has great men’s fashion as well.
DINE: Try Brenner Grill for dinner. It’s super busy and they cook your food in the middle of the restaurant so everyone can see.
DRINKS: Falk’s Bar inside Bayerischer Hof Hotel has won countless awards. This bar is completely gorgeous and they literally make the best cocktails ever. The hotel is impeccable, too, but the rooms are a little too dated for my style. You can also enjoy their Blue Spa Bar — with a great view from the rooftop — to see Munich.
SHOP: If you’re going to purchase pieces from French luxury houses like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès, I would recommend doing so while in...
SHOP: If you’re going to purchase pieces from French luxury houses like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Hermès, I would recommend doing so while in France. You'll find a better selection and prices, even with the EUR to CAD exchange. The flagship stores always have a unique selection and are a sight to behold. The flagship stores of my favourite designers, IRO and Barbara Bui,are musts.
STAY: From the Shangri-La, you can see the Eiffel Tower as it lights up at night, every hour on the hour — sparkle magic! — but the rooms often sell out. The terrace, however, is a great place to just relax and enjoy the atmosphere.
DINE: Head to Le Cinq at the Four Seasons George V Hotel. The hotel is exquisite, with beautiful flowers flown in, and the food is incredible.
SHOP: Bloor Street is where I go to hit Intermix, Holt Renfrew (Holts might be an obvious pick, but this location offers the most access to...
SHOP: Bloor Street is where I go to hit Intermix, Holt Renfrew (Holts might be an obvious pick, but this location offers the most access to Canadian designers like Greta Constantine, Pink Tartan, Mikhael Kale etc.) and Davids Footwear.
STAY: Four Seasons. Between the brunch, the rooftop, the terrace, the spa and the rooms, this is my favourite place to stay in Toronto.
SPA: Stillwater Spa is so peaceful and offers so many great services. They prepare lunch for you while you're getting a pedicure, their massages and waxes are A++ and overall, it’s a great place to spend an afternoon.
DRINKS: ONE Restaurant
STAY: Park Hyatt Zurich is gorgeous; it's close to the shopping district and it's where the action is. Room service has the best French toast,...
STAY: Park Hyatt Zurich is gorgeous; it's close to the shopping district and it's where the action is. Room service has the best French toast, and The Lounge (the lobby restaurant) makes an incredible cheeseburger — with Swiss cheese, of course.
SPA: Dolder Grand Hotel is castle-like, perched on a hill overlooking Zurich. The view is spectacular. Their spa is renowned and you can literally spend the day there relaxing. If you want to soak up some sun, the Aqua Zone pool also shares the same breathtaking view. Post-spa, enjoy drinks on the front patio.
SHOP: Trois Pommes is three diffeerent stores, all within walking distance of one another. There's UOMO (the men’s store), Donna (the women’s upscale) and The Store (contemporary); each stocks a great mix of designers. Afterwards, explore a street called Bahnhofstrasse for more great shops and architecture. The Christian Louboutin store on the water (Limmat) is a lot of fun, too.
EAT: Razzia is the perfect choice for fine dining, with great food and a stunning interior. If you’re looking for something more casual, TAO’s is lively. It has a lounge and Icon Club connected to it for after-dinner antics, and it literally feels like West Hollywood, California, but in Switzerland.
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Xo, Keshia Chanté