LUXE City Guides - Chiang Mai - - Charoenrat Road -

Just 20 min­utes out­side of Chi­ang Mai is Four Sea­sons’ (see Ac­com.) one-stop mini shop­ping en­clave (10am-7pm daily) next to the ho­tel lobby en­trance – pair it with a viz to their lovely well­ness re­treat The Spa (see Spa). Purses out for Lotus Arts de Vivre / 081 171 1966 / lo­tusarts­de­vivre.com / packed with shiny jew­els, ob­jets and bi­jouterie; Pri­vate Col­lec­tion / 053 299 569 / has Kash­mir car­pets and shawls; and Four Sea­sons’ own The Bou­tique / 053 298 181 / stocks a well-cu­rated and mer­chan­dised edit of stylish prod­ucts from lo­cal de­sign­ers like Ginger, No­mad and Chananon. More? Lovely Tita Gallery (see Stand­out Stores) is but an ele­phant trunk-swish away op­po­site Four Sea­sons, for home­ware and ce­ram­ics and court­yard java joint Suan Lahu Café (see Coffee) serv­ing or­ganic hill­tribe beans and de­li­cious cakes. Or, hop in the car and exit right out of FS onto route 1096. About 1km on, at the Samo­eng traf­fic light junc­tion, turn left onto route 107 and 2km later on the right you will see the brightly lit sign for Lanna-li­cious Baan Suan Mae Rim Restau­rant / #261 M. 2 Chi­ang Mai-fang Rd / 053 297 421 / 11am-10pm daily. Turn off here and drive down the short track to claim your lip smack­ing re­ward for be­ing a Lanna Leggy Lovely. Chok dee!

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