City Guide

City Guides

City Guide

City Guides

Our favorite places to eat, shop, browse, and hang out in our favorite cities. Hand-selected by Constellation editors, contributors, and features.


New York

Editor’s Pick: 

You can most often find me browsing the delightfully vast magazine section at McNally Jackson in SoHo. Growing up in semi-suburban cities, I struggled to find print editions of the international art, fashion, and literary magazines that intrigued me most. This corner of the bookstore feels like my personal slice of heaven (and my 16-year-old self would have loved it.) -O.A.

McNally Jackson
52 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

American Two Shot
135 Grand St
New York, NY 10013

Cafe Cluny
284 W 12th St
New York, NY 10014

Greene Grape Annex
753 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Lovely Day
196 Elizabeth St # A
New York, NY 10012

7 Ludlow St
New York, NY 10002

The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10003

Union Square Greenmarket
E 17th St & Union Square W
New York, NY 10003



Andy Wahloo
69 Rue des Gravilliers
75003 Paris

Cinéma MK2
Multiple locations

Earth Gallery
35 Avenue Matignon
75008 Paris

Le Lapin Blanc
41 Boulevard Saint-Michel
75005 Paris

Le Monte-en-l'air
2 Rue de la Mare
75020 Paris

Le Pavillon des Lettres
12 Rue des Saussaies
75008 Paris

Musée d'Orsay
1 Rue de la Légion d'Honneur
75007 Paris

Shakespeare and Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie
75005 Paris


Editor’s Pick:

Grab the cheapest bottle of red from the off-license shop across the road, then head straight to Persepolis, a Persian deli-cum-cafe on an unassuming corner of Peckham High Street. Alongside our BYO wine, my flatmate and I like to share the four-course tasting menu (it’s cheaper than it sounds), which ends with a fluffy pink and white sundae covered in rose petals. I recommend dining on the loveseat couch in the corner—it’s a good place to rest your weary-but-happy head after eating yourself silly. -S.M.

28-30 Peckham High Street
Peckham, London SE15 5DT

Almeida Theatre
Almeida St, Islington
London N1 1TA

Books for Cooks
4 Blenheim Cres
Notting Hill, London W11 1NN

Claire de Rouen
1st Floor, 125 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0EW

Liberty London
Regent St, Carnaby
London W1B 5AH, UK

Persephone Books
59 Lamb's Conduit St
London WC1N 3NB

The Prince Of Wales Pub
150 to 151 Drury Ln
London WC2B 5TD

Zeret Kitchen
216-218 Camberwell Rd
Camberwell, London SE5 0ED


Los Angeles

Editor’s Pick:

Playclothes is a heavenly, pink, vintage emporium. I went there on my birthday once and have fond memories of Constellation contributing photographer, Grace Pickering, trying on an excellent, electric blue cowgirl suit during that visit. Clothing is arranged by decade, and the shop has an impressive array of 1950s prom dresses and psychedelic costumes, plus a mixture of furniture and bric-a-brac. It’s not unlikely to spot Elle Fanning trying on a daisy print silk dress in the Victorian style dressing rooms, which look like they’re straight out of Picnic at Hanging Rock. -J.B.

3100 W. Magnolia Boulevard
Burbank, CA 91505

ArcLight Hollywood
6360 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028

1764 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

1288 Ventura Blvd F
Studio City, CA 91604

Desperate Los Angeles
4851 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Ivy at the Shore
1535 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

La Poubelle Restaurant & Bar
5907 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Oceana Santa Monica
849 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

Skylight Books
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Space 1520
1520 N Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

3711 Cahuenga Blvd W
Studio City, CA 91604



1-17 Maruyamacho
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Girandole at Park Hyatt Tokyo
3-7-1-2 Nishi Shinjuku
Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo 163-1055

1-11-6 Jingumae
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-0001

Little Nap Coffee Stand
5-65-4 Yoyogi
Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 151-0053

The Contemporary Fix
3-12-14 Kita Aoyama
Minato-ku, Tokyo

6 Chome-19-17
Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001

5-3-22 Minamiaoyama,
Minato-ku, Tokyo,
Japan 107-0062