Jul 20, 2017 | By Karen Chiang
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City by City’s Travel A-List is back for August to guide you through our latest top six selects for cool new openings across stylish cities including Stockholm, Singapore, and Portland. Get the low-down on the best of what’s new across retail, dining and culture, so you can stay ahead of the curve.
Read on to discover our faves for this month, bookmark, and enjoy.
632 SW Pine Street / 1 503 222 0119
Portland’s Johan, an experimental shop run by Laura Housgard, was once located in a tiny space hidden within a residential neighbourhood. Now the store has moved into plain sight and reopened in a larger space located in Downtown Portland. Johan stocks minimally designed products with a classic sensibility, including apparel, accessories, home goods, jewellery and apothecary.
Fabletics, Las Vegas
2115 Festival Plaza Drive / 1 702 623 2334
Fabletics, the popular activewear line co-founded by actress Kate Hudson, has recently opened a Las Vegas storefront in Downtown Summerlin. While the brand is lauded for its trendy gym outfits, yoga clothing, and running apparel, this store in particular offers custom fitting appointments and an option to purchase items online and pick them up in-store.
Cala benirràs 07815 / 34 97 1333136
Elements Ibiza is a cool hybrid spot, right on the beach, boasting chilled Mediterranean vibes, with a Bali beach cabana feel. Dine at the restaurant for classic mediterranean dishes with an Italian twist, grab a cocktail or a fresh juice, or head inside to the tiny boutique at the back of the store which stocks all sorts of beachy wares as well as hats and jewellery. Elements also boasts a massage salon for those days you just need to unwind and let go. Another plus is the fusion of all-white surfaces, modern interiors and recycled materials for a natural, laid-back feel.
Smalandsgatan 12 / 46 (0)86110117
Swedish designer Carin Rodebjer creates collections that are practical, elegant and feminine, yet avant-garde. This store marries contemporary fashion with inspiring VM featuring sculpture and quirky displays that combine clean lines with clashing materials and a colour palette of blues, pinks and grey. A must-visit for womenswear.
Garden State Hotel, Melbourne
101 Flinders Lane VIC 3000 / 61 (0)3 8396 5777
Blurring the line between outdoors and indoors, the Garden State Hotel invites patrons to dine and drink anywhere in its green, nature-inspired building. The self-confessed “pub” spans four floors housing various spaces to be stumbled upon, from the traditional Garden Grill and walk-in Public Bar, to the intimate Rose Garden and fast food Kiosk. If you’re out and about in urban Melbourne, this is an ambitious new setting for all-hours socialising.
Mandarin Gallery 333A Orchard Road
Asking “Do you Guava?” in neon lights, Asia’s favourite workout app, GuavaPass, has joined forces with the Mandarin Gallery to open a boutique fitness studio and event space in the heart of Singapore. This wellness destination hosts daily exercise classes by the city’s best instructors and features a health bar to refuel, a spacious, colourful lounge equipped with fitness magazines and a stylish boutique to stock up on activewear and lifestyle products.
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