Collected by John Galante , AFAR Staff
888 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, USA
This six-story department store located in the Flatiron district of Manhattan surprises: It’s pure luxury disguised by a generic name and lives up to the promise of hidden treasure. No matter whether you count on pulling out the plastic or...
75009 Paris, France
For a cheap lunch with spectacular panorams of Paris, grab a sandwich-to-go from Cojean on Blvd Haussman and enjoy it atop the roof of Galeries Lafeyette. I was on top of the world with limitless views of the city's skyline that included the...
Via Filodrammatici, 2, 20121 Milano MI, Italy
Designed by the great neoclassical architect Giuseppe Piermarini, the glorious interior is quite the opposite from its austere exterior. Acoustics are amazing, not only from the exemplary construction of the venue but also thanks to the perfect...
31 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France
After spending the day running from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre to the Arc de Triomphe to Sacré-Cœur, you will be in dire need of some serious rest and relaxation. May I present to you, the Four Seasons George V in Paris. The spa...
11 W Halkin St, Belgravia, London SW1X 8JL, UK
Women-only members’ clubs are on the rise. Grace Belgravia has seen some mixed publicity: Stabs at the founders for their desire to create an environment free of men are tempered with praise for a focus on nurturing women. Art-lined walls, smooth...
6 E River Bikeway, New York, NY 10004, USA
There’s no way to get a better grasp on a city’s layout than by private helicopter tour. The bird’s-eye view of the Big Apple wings you around the entire island, with an otherwise impossible perspective of the city’s highlights: the Statue of...
35 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021, USA
Located in Manhattan’s Upper East Side Carlyle Hotel, the Art Deco-style Bemelmans Bar is where the upper crust comes to party. Guests are surrounded by murals designed by the bar’s namesake, Ludwig Bemelmans (author of the famous Madeline...
400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB, UK
The strength of the British Pound means that shopping in England can really take a bite out of your wallet. If you're like me and prefer to splurge on food and drink, you may choose to skip out on the shopping of Oxford and Bond streets. But these...
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