Harper's Bazaar Editor-in-Chief and Jetsetter Curator Contest judge Glenda Bailey knows a thing or two about traveling in style. We persuaded her to give us her picks in five of her favorite cities.
LONDON I'm British and go back to London whenever I can. It's the capital of prints, thanks to designers Erdem, Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto and others, and seriously fashionable right now. I stay at Claridge's — I love its old-fashioned values — and have dinner at the Wolseley on Piccadilly, a busy, buzzy spot that does a great Dover Sole.
CHICAGO I can't tell you how many glorious shops there are in Chicago now. Ikram is incredible for fashion — it's like Alice in Wonderland, and there's a fantastic café upstairs. I love PUBLIC hotel: The Pump Room restaurant serves a wonderful breakfast — it's like an upmarket McDonald's. For dinner, Next is my favorite — there's no menu, you just tell the chef about your likes and dislikes.
NEW YORK I live on Central Park and often go to Robert, the café at the top of the Museum of Arts and Design in Columbus Circle — there's a lovely view. I'm also a fan of Jean-Georges Vongerichten's restaurants — he's magnificently talented and I particularly like his ABC Kitchen — I order the carrot and avocado salad.
PARIS If I have 20 minutes to kill between shows I go to A Priori Thé in Galerie Vivienne for a cup of tea. I sit outside and people-watch — it's heaven. The show schedule is filled with formal dinners; Caviar Kaspia is my favorite invite. I'll also dash to Lanvin and Colette if I have time — there's always exciting fashion there.
MILAN I stayed at the new Armani Hotel the last time I was in Milan — the bathrooms were just wonderful: spacious, light and easy (it's so important to have a bathroom you feel comfortable in when you travel often). There were chic black shower caps and slippers, flowers everywhere, great views of Milan, and of course the food was fab.
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