Soi 55 (Thonglor) / Skytrain: Thonglor
Start at The 49 Terrace for Lottie & Max (see Standout Stores); and La Bottega di Luca (see Rest./smart). Exit left up Soi 49 to find Villa supermarket and Fix & More (see Very Useful), and further up go off the cuff at Duly / 02 662 6647 / laladuly.co.th / for fine men’s shirts and ties. Cross over and up for Big Knit Café at #88 for all things yarny, and opp. at Further up on your left, then carry on and hang a right at Samitivej Hospital into Thonglor Soi 13. First on your left is Cakewalk tearoom, and further, Mother Goose’s handpainted furny and sprogtogs. Teeter on to find chic, urban stationery at Goose and a couple of doors further Pasaya / 02 712 7825 / for silky bedsheets and napkins. Parched or pecky? Continue along to Seenspace mall for a coffee at airy Roast (see Lunch/brunch), or adopt a cake and a teddy at Mr. Jones’ Orphanage (see Coffee and Cake). Directly opposite Seenspace is the back entrance to J Ave mall, so zip through the carpark and head right to find sinful ices at Iberry; Sonie’s (see Rest./smart) on 2/F; and Take Care (see Spa) on 3/F. Exit J Ave out the front onto Thonglor and head left up Thonglor to find hipster bar Shades of Retro / 081 824 8011 / closed Mon / on Soi Tararom 2 (between Sois 18 & 20) where every piece of vintage furny is for sale. / cont’d
Back on Thonglor, grab a cab for a short skedad and keep an eye on the right for Geo at Quattro Design at 2/F / #912/3 / 02 381 4324 / for a natty stationery and homeware stash. Well, haven’t you done well! Fancy a nibble or swig? Of course you do. Cab it down Thonglor to #264 Fat Gut’z (see Bars) and give your lalls a well-earned rest. Olympic shopper!