The WGSN Travel A-List: Las Vegas, Copenhagen and Melbourne

City by City’s Travel A-List is back for July, with their top six selects for exciting new openings in stylish cities, so you can stay ahead of the curve.

Read on to find out the latest must-know openings in Las Vegas, Copenhagen and Melbourne (among others) – bookmark these travel tips and enjoy.

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Beauty & Essex, Las Vegas

The Cosmopolitan, 3708 Las Vegas Blvd S / 1 702 737 0707

TAO restaurant group and innovative chef Chris Santos’ have now opened eatery Beauty & Essex at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Much like its sister restaurant in New York’s Lower East Side, the menu here encourages communal dining and features creative cocktails for every palate. The speakeasy-style bar and restaurant offers iconic dishes like grilled cheese soup dumplings and roasted bone marrow and encourages family-style sharing.


Boutique Marmier Betina Lou, Montreal

6510 Henri-Julien Avenue / 1 514 274 6103

This new, minimalist atelier features Montreal’s own womenswear label Betina Lou plus its menswear counterpart, Marmier. The company prides itself on transparency through designing and producing its garments locally, which are merchandised alongside other coveted labels including Woolfell, Cantin, Odeyalo and Matu among many others. This is the only brick and mortar store where you can pick up Marmier products.


Väkst, Copenhagen

Sankt Peders Stræde 34 / 45 38412727
This beautifully Insta-worthy restaurant and bar by the Cofoco group (who also own Host, Oysters & Grill and Italy among others) is reminiscent of a greenhouse, spread over two floors and resplendent with plants and hanging foliage. The stripped-back menu serves delicious veg-based Nordic cuisine by chef Jonas Christensen inspired by that of its surroundings, with dishes including grilled pork neck from Grambogaard with cherry, chanterelles, Hawks Lundgaard from Arla Unika and yellow peas. Meanwhile, the interior was designed in cooperation with Genbyg, and features industrial concrete walls, wood seating, low-hanging lighting and recycled furniture, every bit as Danish as you’d expect. One not to miss if visiting the city.
Generator Hostel, Stockholm
Torsgatan 10
Situated right in the city centre, this latest location of the hip design-led hostel brand is said to be aimed at Millenials, with the hope of its communal spaces becoming a new city hang out at which to view art and design collaborations, live performances, and cool food and drink happenings. The hostel itself houses 233 rooms and 800 beds, with prices starting from $30, while the design, by Canadian interiors firm DesignAgency features retro furniture and colourways, and other quirky design details. A great choice for an inexpensive stay in notoriously expensive Stockholm.

Studio Voltaire, Melbourne

80 Collins Street

End Date: July 24 2016

The cult store from London-based art gallery Studio Voltaire has announced its first Australian shop. On sale are unique artworks, limited edition clothing, objects and homeware made by world renowned contemporary artists and designers including Roksanda Ilincic, Peter Pilotto and Eddie Peake, as well as a capsule collection launching exclusively for Melbourne shoppers.

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3F, 9 Namdaemun-ro 5-gil, Jung-gu

Printmaker and artist Choi has opened showroom and print office Artist Proof overlooking the bustling Namdaemun. A variety of stylish home objects, accessories, cards and materials featuring their own printed designs can be found here.

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