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We got the fashion photographer, jewellery desiger and online editor of Vogue to recommend places for you.

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Egor Tsodov, Photographer

Favorite Area In New York?

I like Brooklyn. Williamsburg is nice, but just became too popular and touristic, which is annoying for living. Clinton Hill is a nice area in Brooklyn - very green. Regarding Manhattan - the Lower East Side and Nolita are my favorites, I think.

Where do you take your coffee in NYC?

There are so many good coffee shops in New York— small, tiny, cute places. It’s hard to say which is my favorite, though I always stop by the Konditori - Swedish coffee shops.

Where do you eat in New York?

It depends on what I’m craving, and in New York there is any food you could want. There are so many places, but I’m not a huge fan of fancy places. The food quality is more important than the status of the place. For new American — Cafe Clover in West Village and Five Lives in Greenpoint (Brooklyn). For very good oysters and seafood— Maison Premier in Williamsburg (Brooklyn). For something simple and quick— Lovely day (Thai food) and Taim (Mediterranean) in Nolita. There is a good place called Magador in the East Village for lovers of Moroccan food, and for Vietnamese cuisine I would suggest visiting An Choi in the Lower East Side.

Where to stay in New York if you’re a traveller?

I don't stay in hotels that much in NYC, so I can't recommend any. I would say the area is the the most important when deciding where to stay. If you’re a young and artsy traveler, I would recommend that you stay in Brooklyn (Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick) or the Lower East side in Manhattan where most of the galleries, parties, and events are. If you like more fancy things, you want to stay in Soho or the West Village.


Magador in the East Village


Zoe , Online Editor at VOGUE Netherlands

Where do you take your coffee in Amsterdam?

Lot Sixty One in the Kinkerstraat in the Old West part, but also Toki is a wonderful and beautifully minimalistic hipster shop with delicious brews.

Where do you eat?

My favourite restaurant is Salmuera on the Rozengracht. It’s run by two Argentinean brothers and they have the best pork roast and a beautiful courtyard to enjoy an asado in the summer. I also love Mamoush (French-Morrocan cuisine) and GlouGLou, a winebar with delicous sidedishes in The Pijp area.

Where do you shop your stuff?

Acne Studios and Velours in the Nine Streets, at department store de Bijenkorf they have all the designer brands you want, so I usually shop something there on sale every season. For low-key vintage I’d recommend Zipper and for consigment designer Salon Heleen Hulsmann and L'étoile de Saint Honoré. And I have to admit that every season I pick up an item at Zara.

Where do you go out?

I’m more of a ‘going for drinks’ kind of girl. Cocktails at Tales & Spirits and Hiding in Plain Sight, but I also love myself a good beer. My favourite café is Kingfisher. It’s nothing special, and not hip at all, but the bartenders are always friendly and they have an extensive beer list. I even have their T-shirt, like a true fan! For dancing I actually only love hiphop & R´N B music (no techno for me!), and the Chicago Social Club is the cosiest club where I always meet people I know.

Where would you book your stay if you should have a night in hotel in Amsterdam?

The Conservatorium is simply the best hotel in Amsterdam. Their service is immaculate, the spa is to die for and just siting in their atrium for a coffee feels like a mini-vacation. Also The Hoxton is nice, with a good bar that’s always packed with a mix of locals and people staying at the hotel. And if you have money to burn book the WOW suite at the W Hotel. I stayed there for the annual midnight report of the Oscars this year, and the round bed and 24/7 Butler Service is something else


Salmuera on


Lot Sixty one in Amsterdam


The Conservatorium


Vibe Harsløf, jewellery designer Copenhagen

Where do you get your coffee in Copenhagen?

I live in Vesterbro, so this is mainly where I go for coffee. I especially like “Den navnløse” - it doesn’t have a name at Enghave plads where you can sit in the sun outside most of the day

Where do you eat in Copenhagen?

Copenhagen is full of really good restaurants in all priceranges Lately I ate at a dim Sum place in Kødbyen called Magasasa which was really good. If I need a quick meal I go to Dyrehaven on Sønder Boulevard, it is around the corner from where I live and has a nice menu all day and plays great music

Where would you recommend people to visit in Copenhagen?

Definitely a trip to Louisiana - The contemporary art museum.  It is a bit far away but the train ride is along the coast and really beautiful. A walk and a swim during summertime along the harbor in Copenhagen- so nice and one of my favourite spots in the city


Louisiana - The contemporary art museum.