LUXE City Guides - Bangkok

Lottie & Max La Bottega

Soi 55 (Thonglor) The 49 Terrace A.R Sutton Engineers Emquartier


Start at for (see Standout Stores) and be-decked Italian resto and deli di Luca / 2/F / 02 204 1731 / Cross the street into Piman 49 for a mani/pedi with blow out at Pamper Me Nail & Dry Bar / 02 041 9499. Exit right up Soi 49 to find Villa supermarke­t and Fix & More (see V. Useful), and further up go off the cuff at Duly / 02 662 6647 / laladuly. / with fine men’s shirts and ties. Cross over and up for Big Knit Café at #88 for all things yarny. Carry on and hang a right at Samitivej Hospital into Thonglor Soi 13. First on your left is Cakewalk tearoom, and further, Pasaya / 02 712 7825 / for silky bedsheets and napkins. Parched or pecky? Continue along to Seenspace mall for fish n’ chips at Fat Gut’z / 1/F / 02 714 9832. Directly opp. Seenspace is the back entrance to J Ave mall, for sweet-tooth treats at After You. Swing right and nip through the carpark, veering right to find sinful ices at Iberry; and Take Care (see Spa) on 3/F. Exit J Ave out the front onto Thonglor and head left; left again into Soi 17 to find glassy, gourmet emporium The Commons / 089 152 2677 / home to a smorgasboa­rd of fabulous eateries including the rollicking Roast (see Lunch/brunch); som tam and burger hangout Soul Food 555; sweet spot Sri Thai Deli and java joint Roots all on the ground floor. Pop up to 1/F to browse pre-worn riches at Treasures / 081 665 5626 / then onto 2/F to find green-finger goods at The Plant House / 085 021 5300 / and trendy audio kit at Sound City by Mahajak. Exit The Commons and if it’s that time of day, cross the road to find kooky sipper Shades of Retro / 081 824 8011 / closed Mon / on Soi Tararom 2 (between Sois 18 & 20) / where every piece of pre-loved furny is for sale. Grab a cab for a short skedad and keep an eye on the right for Geo at Quattro Design at #912/3 / 2/F / 02 381 4324 / for a natty stationery and homeware stash. Back into a taxi you go, retrace towards Sukhumvit, stopping on the corner of Soi 4 where in Marketplac­e Thonglor is vintage fashion mecca Again & Again / 086 626 6965 / and cutesy me and mini-me togs at Tutti & Tutti Frutti / 089 967 5989. Hail a car to the entrance of Ekamai Soi 10 where Ekamai Mall is a one-stop desti for all things stylish and secondhand. Bag some rare leather shoes and sacs at (Un)fashion; cool skater duds at VTG, and lim-ed vinyl at Reco Room. Well, haven’t you done well! Fancy a nibble or swig? Of course you do. Zip down Ekamai to Park Lane for a stiff iron-balled gin or two at / G/F. Phew, Olympic shopper you! / BTS: Phrom Pong 651 Sukhumvit Rd / 02 269 1000 / theemdistr­

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