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Juliette Cafe, Williamsburg Brooklyn

You only need 48hrs to fall in love with with fashion capitals of the world. In the latest Fashion Issue 97, we take a tour with fashion experts in the know around Paris, Tokyo, London and New York. 

The photographer Piko Sipamla contributed to the story by photographing the streets of New York and giving us his selection of favorite spots in the city. We asked him to give a few more insider tips he shares with “the surprising number of South African friends who seem to pass through New York”.  Should you not have this Fashion Capital looming in your upcoming horizons, take a visual tour with us of New York through Piko’s lens…

There’s more to New York than just Manhattan…there are other boroughs with their own distinctive flavours

Williamsburg, Brooklyn has your artisanal everything from locally sourced charcuterie (like the Bedford Cheese shop bedfordcheeseshop.com) to your local breweries (one being the Brooklyn Brewery Store brooklynbrewery.com)

Juliette Cafe  ‘A taste of Paris in Brooklyn’ for brunch, lunch and dinner in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, juliettewilliamsburg.com

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Soho stores Gan Rugs, Stella McCartney, Paul Smith;The Pod Hotel Manhattan

Smorgasburg On Saturdays on the banks of the East River, in a glorious food meet called Smorgasburg, where you witness  a New York phenomenon, people will to queue for hours for the latest trending eat (for example Ramen Burgers & Cronutssmorgasburg.com

Industry city, Brooklyn is an emerging precinct where many creative industries are migrating.  There are screenings of films from festivals such as SXSW on the rooftop of the complex and every Sunday industrycity.com

Mister Sunday host open-air dance parties – where you are welcome to bring your kids and even you dogs (a Brooklyn phenomenon) mistersaturdaynight.com

Salvation Taco Margaritas in the sunshine on the rooftop bar salvationtaco.com 

MoMa PS1 Art Gallery in Queens Also plays host to some of summer’s hottest music events

Long Island City’s Gantry Plaza with awesome sunset views of the Manhattan skyline

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Hotel Delmano bar, Williamburg; Governer’s Island 1920’s Jazz Age lawn party

Hotel Delmano Williamsburg, Brooklynhoteldelmano.com

Governer’s Island Only open in the Summer weekends.  Cycle through this well kept army ghost town, free of traffic and the hustle and bustle of the city. Take a picnic to Nolan Park and see outdoor art exhibitions. One of my favorite parties of the summer is the annual Jazz Age Lawn party, where people dress in their best 1920’s attire and dance to live swing band music www.govisland.com

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Compiled by Marushka Stipinovich