Brewer Street in London

27 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, London, Shopping Reading Time:  5 minutes

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Duke of Argyll © flickr.com – Pedro Szekely/cc-by-sa-2.0

Brewer Street is a street in the Soho area, City of Westminster of central London, running for about 350 metres west to east from Glasshouse Street to Wardour Street.   read more…

Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan

25 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, New York City, Shopping Reading Time:  9 minutes

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Lobby © Historystuff2/cc-by-3.0

The Hotel Chelsea (also the Chelsea Hotel; colloquially The Chelsea) is a hotel at 222 West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Built between 1883 and 1884, the hotel was designed by Philip Hubert in a style described variously as Queen Anne Revival and Victorian Gothic. The 12-story Chelsea, originally a housing cooperative, has been the home of numerous writers, musicians, artists, and entertainers, some of whom still lived there in the 21st century. As of 2022, most of the Chelsea is used as a luxury hotel. The building is a New York City designated landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.   read more…

Rue de Rivoli in Paris

24 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France, Shopping Reading Time:  9 minutes

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Hôtel de Ville, City Hall of Paris © Luc Viatour/cc-by-sa-3.0

Rue de Rivoli (English: “Rivoli Street”) is a street in central Paris, France. It is a commercial street whose shops include leading fashionable brands. It bears the name of Napoleon‘s early victory against the Austrian army, at the Battle of Rivoli, fought on 14–15 January 1797. Developed by Napoleon through the heart of the city, it includes on one side the north wing of the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries Gardens. The Rue de Rivoli is an example of a transitional compromise between an environment of prestigious monuments and aristocratic squares, and the results of modern town-planning by municipal authorities.   read more…

Rue de la Paix in Paris

2 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Paris / Île-de-France, Shopping Reading Time:  8 minutes

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The rue de la Paix (English: Peace Street) is a fashionable shopping street in the center of Paris. Located in the 2nd arrondissement of Paris, running north from Place Vendôme and ending at the Opéra Garnier, it is best known for its jewellers, such as the shop opened by Cartier in 1898. Charles Frederick Worth was the first to open a couture house in the rue de la Paix. Many buildings on the street are inspired in design by the hôtels particuliers of Place Vendôme.   read more…

Central Universal Department Store Kyiv

1 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping Reading Time:  5 minutes

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Central Universal Department Store Kyiv (Ukrainian: TSUM Kyiv is Ukraine’s one and only department store of the classical format. It is located at the intersection of Bohdan Khmelnytsky and Khreshchatyk streets in the heart of Kyiv. The department store’s building in the Art Deco style was erected from 1936 to 1939. From 2012 to 2016, the building was reconstructed while preserving the historical facade from 1939.   read more…

Fish market in the Old Port of Marseille

25 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Shopping Reading Time:  5 minutes

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Bouillabaisse fishes © flickr.com – smallkaa/cc-by-2.0

The fish market in the Old Port of Marseille is a small fish market made up of around ten stands located in the middle of the Quai de la Fraternité, at the exit of the “Vieux-Port” stop of the M1 metro line. Since Marseille-Provence 2013 European Capital of Culture, the fish market is partially covered by the Ombrière du Vieux-Port de Marseille, an immense mirror ceiling reflecting the activity of the quay.   read more…

American Dream Meadowlands in East Rutherford

24 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Shopping, Sport Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© Dough4872/cc-by-sa-4.0

American Dream Meadowlands is a large retail and entertainment complex in the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States. It houses the first ever Mr. Beast restaurant. The first and second of four opening stages occurred on October 25, 2019, and on December 5, 2019. The remaining opening stages occurred on October 1, 2020, and thereafter.   read more…

Europa Passage in Hamburg

23 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hamburg, Shopping Reading Time:  6 minutes

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© qwesy qwesy/cc-by-3.0

Europa Passage is a large shopping mall in the Altstadt quarter of Hamburg, Germany, located between the streets of Ballindamm/Jungfernstieg and Mönckebergstraße near the lake of Binnenalster. It was opened on 5 October 2006. Within the 5-level mall 120 shops and 27 catering outlets can be found on an overall length of around 160 metres and a space of 30,000 square metres. Another 30,000 square metres of office space are located within the building.   read more…

Beirut Souks

22 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Bon appétit, Shopping, Union for the Mediterranean Reading Time:  9 minutes

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Beirut Souks © flickr.com – n.karim/cc-by-2.0

Beirut Souks is a major commercial district in Beirut Central District. With over 200 shops, 25 restaurants and cafes, an entertainment center, a 14 cinema complex, periodic street markets and an upcoming department store, it is Beirut’s largest and most diverse shopping and leisure area. Beirut Souks also features piazzas and public space. Designed in five separate commissions by international and Lebanese architects, Beirut Souks offer 128,000 sq. m of built-up area interspersed with landscaped pedestrian zones.   read more…

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