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LUXE City Guides

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Birchbox Breakdown

Anyone with a smart phone can track down a Michelin-star restaurant in Paris or point you in the direction of the Forbidden City. But this slim, deeply researched line of guidebooks—don’t expect maps, illustrations, or any of the otherwise Google-able info you’d find stuffed in fatter versions—specializes in the type of locales known only to the natives. It’s the kind of unabashedly opinionated editorial advice that will send you happily flying solo. And it’s executed with so much brevity and class that the guides can fit comfortably into a pocket or your carry-on.

How it Works

For each of 33 destinations, a savvy local has distilled the essential places to sleep and eat, must-do activities, and practical information for you to enjoy on the fly. Every entry undergoes quality control by LUXE’s globetrotting editorial staff and print guides are complemented by online updates. In other words, you can plan your trip without worrying whether that pop-up shop or nomadic cocktail bar has already skipped town.

How to Use

Consult the relevant guide for the rarest and wittiest kind of advice about what to see, do, eat, and drink—and hit the road.

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MUST HAVE for the Globe Trotter!!!

I lived abroad in Asia for over 2 years and I made sure to pick one of these up for every city I visited.. From Beijing to Bangkok, these never lead me astray!!! Obviously they are compact, but a must have for the traveller who enjoys the finer things!!

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Wasn't very helpful, or useful
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Got the city guide for SF, didn't give me any more insight into things to do, that I already didn't know. Almost all the stuff I could have found online.

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Cool but Gimmick
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Great concept but the setup is too much of a gimmick to give any real teeth. Another version of Cliff Notes.

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Looks nice if can't go digital
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I looks nice but honestly it's easier for me to find things about any city by phone or the internet.

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Don't see the point
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I honestly don't see the point in paper guides anymore. Maybe maps, but even that...

I got the LA version, it's pretty useless to me.

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Awesome guide for 1989

This was a guide that I did not need as it is for a city that is largely irrelevant to me and did it really contain anything that I cannot find online on my iPhone? Suggesting the need to carry yet another item that is not needed is not practical from a travel efficiency standpoint. Also, how do I know any of the reco's are good vs. online you can see comparative reviews both from a content and volume perspective.

Hit the trash immediately.

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Rich with information- and bad attitude
Purchased

I like the idea of this guide- I purchased the London and Paris guides to help plan our honeymoon- but I found the writing to be very condescending. A complete turn-off! Even if it does have helpful information, I'm much less likely to even open one again because no one likes to be talked down to when trying to plan a relaxing vacation!

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Hip, cool travel guide

This travel guide is exactly what I would want for a city that I actually live in... so it must be great for a new city as well. I enjoyed the witty descriptions and the recommendations make you feel like an insider. I haven't put this guide to the test by using it in this particular city, but I definitely like the "feel" it offers.

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An OK Map

This map was a great map but really hard to read. There is so much on it that it would take you forever to actually find anything. It would be easier to use Yelp or Google to find what you are looking for, more decorative that useful.

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very cool !

This is a awesome guide to the great spots in L.A. everyone should have one of these :-) makes a great gift as well.

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