Nothing compares to taking in a new city through the eyes of a local. From secret watering holes to gems off the beaten path, an insider's perspective could redefine the art of travel. In echo of precisely that, Louis Vuitton has been sharing its unique take on the world since 1998 via its City Guides.
Behind each Louis Vuitton City Guide is the vast cultural knowledge of contributors from various walks of life—think: journalists and writers, artists and creatives, business people and industry leaders. Brimming with wit, curiosity, and irreverence, these voices lend an eclectic quality to the collection while delivering the authority and experience of Louis Vuitton.
What sets the publication further apart from their travel guide counterparts is the engagement of special guest contributors who offer an unadulterated viewpoint of their home city. From their personal address books, they divulge their favourite haunts and invaluable tips. Film director, Takeshi Kitano in Tokyo; actress Amanda Lear for Paris; Ken Fulk, an interior designer from San Francisco; hailing from Sydney, actress, Miranda Otto; and artist from Taipei, Michael Lin, are just a few names amongst the many personas enlisted.
Last month saw four new additions to the LV City Guide collection: Amsterdam, Lisbon, San Francisco and Taipei.
Also, for a guide that truly fits in the palm of your hand, unlock your access to all 29 cities and thousands of addresses (quarterly updated) available in the portfolio by downloading the mobile app (only available on the Apple App Store).