Erica Choi's City Guide

Brach Paris

Dreamt up by the originator of hotel cool, Philippe Starck, this urban resort—a former postal sorting office—is bringing a modern flair to 16th arrondissement.

Address
1-7 Rue Jean Richepin, 75016 Paris, France
Contact

https://brachparis.com/?lang=en

Centre Pompidou

Don’t miss The Centre Pompidou’s exhibition on artist Francis Bacon entitled “Bacon: Books and Paintings,”, which is open now through January 2020 and focuses on his later work plus the literature that shaped them.

Address
Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris, France
Contact

https://www.centrepompidou.fr/en

CoCo Paris

Photographed by Romain Ricard

Decadence collides with Belle Époque opulence in the official dining room of the Palais Garnier, the city’s historic opera house.

Address
Palais Garnier, Place de l'Opéra, 75009 Paris, France
Contact

http://coco-paris.com/

Hotel Viu

Set in the buzzing Porta Volta neighborhood, this new hotel features living greenery walls, breathtaking terraces, and a gorgeous rooftop pool (Milan’s first).

Address
Via Aristotile Fioravanti, 6, 20154 Milano MI, Italy
Contact

https://www.hotelviumilan.com/en/

The May Fair

In honor of London Fashion Week 2019, designer Osman Yousefzada has curated a collection of beautifully handcrafted cocktails to enjoy at the hotel’s bar.

Address
Stratton St, Mayfair, London W1J 8LT, UK
Contact

https://www.themayfairhotel.co.uk/

Coal Drop Yards

This North London development hosts concept shops, delicious eats, and a photo-friendly piece of architecture known as the “kissing roofs.”

Address
Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DQ, UK
Contact

https://www.coaldropsyard.com/

Circolo Popolare

A buzzy, over-the-top trattoria with festive hanging decorations and shelves that store over 20,000 bottles.

Address
40-41 Rathbone Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1HX, UK
Contact

https://www.bigmammagroup.com/en/trattorias/circolo-popolare

The Standard, London

The first international foray from André Balazs’ haute-cheeky hotel group opened this summer in Kings Cross with a bar, three restaurants, and a recording studio.

Address
10 Argyle St, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8EG, UK
Contact

https://www.standardhotels.com/london/properties/london

Pastis

Fashion’s favorite canteen is officially back in the Meatpacking District after a 5-year hiatus with beloved bistro vibes and French fare.

Address
52 Gansevoort St, New York, NY 10014
Contact

https://pastisnyc.com/

Bar Pisellino

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Visit this just-opened, all day cafe and bar located in the heart of the West Village. Drop in for refined espressos, an Aperol Spritz, or Italian bites.

Address
52 Grove St, New York, NY 10014
Contact

https://barpisellino.com/

The Met Roof Garden

Photo: Courtesy of The Met Museum

Now showing at The Met Museum until October 27th is artist Alicja Kwade’s see-to-believe solar system sculpture which complements the rooftop view beautifully.

Address
1000 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028
Contact

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2019/alicja-kwade-parapivot