The capital city of Mexico is an intriguing mix of history and modernity, with cultural and architectural remnants of its Aztec heritage mixed in with Art Nouveau mansions and Neoclassical palaces. Hip neighborhoods like Condesa and Colonia Roma, known for their Art Deco architecture, are now home to an eclectic mix of shops, galleries and restaurants. Whether it’s local artisan-made goods or high-end luxury products you’re looking for, there’s plenty...Read More
Known as the Pink City for its distinct pink sandstone buildings, Jaipur is a place unlike any other, bursting with history, tradition and culture. Home to Indian royal families for centuries, the capital of Rajasthan is famed for its incredible architecture, ancient forts and palaces, rich handicraft traditions and more. Spend your time in the exhilarating city exploring ancient monuments, visiting local design stores and learning about its unique cultural history. ...Read More
Dree Hemingway joined Shop Latitude on our quest for authentic treasures from the world's best marketplaces. Our destination was Rio de Janeiro - land of sizzling hot bodies, tiny swimsuits, and the best 70s style fashion and architecture.
Our first stop was Ipanema's famed Feira Hippie Market. Only open on Sunday, this bustling market is ground zero for retro chic, a place where patchwork cowhide bean bags, macrame chairs, and feather earrings abound. Channeling her family's famous 70's fashion style, Dree wore a mash-up of classic boho picks for our shopping day.
"I love the eclectic mix of products at this market," Dree says. "My favorite look is to combine the old and new from around the world. Today, I wore an Indian peasant blouse, Preekka Greek sandals, and a mochila bag from Shop Latitude, with my beloved vintage suede skirt."
We spent hours strolling the stalls and munching on Cuscuz tapioca, a traditional Brazilian sweet. Sufficiently sated, we headed to the ultra-chic boutiques of Leblon, Rio's answer to New York City's West Village. After browsing at Poeira, a one-stop design mecca overflowing with a mix of pillows, poufs, and custom-designed surfboards, we wandered next door to Granado, where Dree exclaimed, "This is my favorite shop! It's a cross between Kiehl's and my favorite Italian brand, Santa Maria Novella. I'm in heaven."
Leblon is our favorite place to hang out in Rio. This leafy neighborhood feels like a glamorous village filled with the city's best low key restaurants and designer boutiques. The vibe is more West Village than Fifth Avenue. After you're finished shopping, plan to spend the afternoon munching on organic salad at one of the many outdoor cafes.
One of the oldest beauty brands in Brazil, this quaint shop is filled with artisanal soaps, creams, candles, and make up all wrapped in the chicest packaging.
R. Primeiro de Mar?o, 16 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20010-080, Brazil, +55 21 3231-6747, www.granado.com.br
This shop is Rio?s design mecca, featuring custom designs by owner Monica Penaguiao as well as Europe's best design sources.
Rua Dias Ferreira 480, 22431-050 Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, +5521 2580 05 13, email@example.com, www.poeiraonline.com/html/loja.asp
Bold printed dresses in an exclusive but beachy store enviorment.
Boutique Beach Hotel, Rua Dias Ferreira, 64, Sala 101, Leblon, 22431-050, +55 21 2512 3320, www.adrianabarra.com.br
Exceptional quality leather garments and homewares. The leather fringe belts and biker jackets are to die for!
Rua Dias Ferreira, 417/401 Leblon, 22430050, +55 21 25129467, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.patriciaviera.com/en/index.php
The best organic salad bar in the city, sit inside or out at this charming cafe.
Rua Dias Ferreira, 199, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, 22431-050, Brazil, +55 21 2274-7843, http://celeiroculinaria.com.br/
Those lucky enough to be in Rio on a Sunday can check out Ipanema's famed Feira Hippie Market. There, you will find reasonably priced cowhide rugs, retro chic bean bag chairs, and every style macrame bag, bikini, or bracelet you could hope for!
Praça General Osório, s/n, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20410-020, Brazil, +55 21 8746-10822
In its first few weeks, the PUBLIC Hotel has already become a major downtown attraction, with its many spaces buzzing with young people working, drinking, or just catching some skyline views. We’ve already showed you what a party at PUBLIC looks like, but we’re equally interested in why the hotel has become so immediately popular, and what it is that makes it stand out. For that, we had to seek out...Read More
"I am constantly inspired by the treasures and artisans of the souk, I love the adventure of not knowing what is around the next passageway," says Kym Canter, Shop Latitude Creative Director. Read on as Kym shares her secrets of the world's best souks. Khan el- Khalili, Cairo, Egypt- Great for everything from camel bone boxes to vintage black and white photography. Covered Grand Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey- Buy Turkish towels,...Read More
Shop Latitude globetrotter and Majestic Disorder editor Kelley Mullarkey recently headed to Guatemala, so we asked her to share her favorite local discoveries in the historical city of Antigua. Cradled by three volcanoes and mesmerizing colonial-era architecture, Antigua with its quaint atmosphere and blending cultures has its own time capsule feel juxtaposed by a burgeoning post-modern art and global creative scene. When you begin peeling back the layers of this nearly 500-year-old...Read More
There are many reasons why Tulum became one of our favorite getaway destinations. Where else will you find endless white sand beaches, eco resorts, plenty of opportunities for yoga, and great shopping -all just a short Jet Blue flight from NYC. We chatted with the locals before coming up with list of must visit spots in this jungle paradise. If you can’t make it to Tulum but want the next best...Read More
Shop Latitude globetrotter Ashley Wick was recently headed to a destination wedding in the rustic unpretentious town of Sayulita, Mexico. We asked her to share her insiders guide to this charming beach town brimming with local color! Best Place to Stay I have two suggestions. If you are traveling with a big group, rent the Villa del Oso, a rental home (accommodating up to 12) situated on the beach in North...Read More
You are looking for travel inspiration off the beaten tracks? You are daydreaming of white powdery sand, beaches with countless coconut trees and a turquoise ocean right in front of you? Forget about Maya beach, we are revealing South East Asia’s most stunning oceanside paradises that you should definitely add to your bucket list! 1. UNAWATUNA, SRI LANKA Image by @gypsea_lust 2. KO HONG ISLAND, THAILAND Image by @marisahampe 3. BINGIN BEACH, BALI Image by...Read More
Under the radar and super chic, Comporta has been a well- guarded secret among Europe’s toniest residents. This is the place where Caroline of Hanover, Christian Louboutin and Jacques Grange all drop off the grid to enjoy lazy summers in breezy villas a mere 90 minutes south of Lisbon. Ride over the endless sand dunes and through rice patty fields to swim in the gorgeous turquoise waters and lay down...Read More