For some, escaping into the city IS the summer getaway fantasy. A long weekend in an urban jungle filled with shopping, bistro brunches with pommes frites, dinner at hip restaurants with rooftop settings, and dancing all night in renovated warehouse clubs can do wonders for the suburban soul.
Like most travel scenarios, blending in and mixing with the “natives” is ideal. As a bonafide city mouse, I can testify that urban dwellers have a keen eye for detecting visitors. The art to being city chic is based on versatility, wearability and creativity. The approach is effortless, far more utilitarian than you might expect and yet deeply rooted in an understanding of real luxury (texture, quality, cut as opposed to label). Read up on what to pack. It’s a concise list because anything else you might need you can buy!