Thursday, June 12, 2014

Are you a dedicated follower of fashionable travel?

The most fashionable cities in the world? Sorry, you/we don't live there, according to a survey condicted by VeryFirstToCom. on behalf of A2B, a manufacturer of electric bikes. But Australia's biggest city, Sydney (shown above in an MCT photo by Tom Uhlenbrock), did.

Here are the results, according to the press release:

1. Paris
Hotel: Four Seasons George V. Restaurants: Le Meurice Alain Ducasse and Taillevent. Nightlife: Hotel Costes, Silencio. Shopping: Rue St Honoré. Culture: Le Marais.

2. New York
Hotel: Loews Regency. Restaurants: Le Bernardin and Per Se. Nightlife: VIP Room. Shopping: Fifth Avenue, Madison Avenue, Soho. Culture: Guggenheim, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

3. Milan, Italy
Hotel: Hotel Armani. Restaurant: Dolce & Gabbana Gold. Nightlife: Cavalli Club. Shopping: Quadrilatero d’Oro ("golden quadrilateral").

4.  London
Hotel: Rosewood. Restaurant: Le Gavroche. Nightife: Connaught Bar. Culture: The Tate, Southbank.

5. Barcelona, Spain
Hotel: W. Restaurant: ABaC. Nightlife: Eclipse Bar (W) and Boujis. Culture: Picasso Museum. Shopping: Passeig De Gracià.

6. Rome
Hotel: JK Place. Restaurants: Aroma and Metamorfosi. Nightlife: Bar della Pace, La Cabala.

7. Tokyo
Hotel: Peninsula. Restaurants: Joel Robuchon and Narisawa. Nightlife: New York Bar (Park Hyatt) and Velours. Culture: Ueno Koen, Mori Arts Center.

8. Los Angeles
Hotel: Bel-Air Restaurants: Mr. Chow, Chateau Marmont and Providence. Nightlife: Couture, Teddy’s Skybar. Shopping: Rodeo Drive, West Hollywood.

9. Amsterdam
Hotel: Dylan. Restaurants: Bord'eau and Vinkeles. Nightlife: Freddy's, Supper Club Bungalow 8 and A Bar (Intercontinental).

10. Istanbul
Hotel: Shangri-La, Bosphorus. Restaurants: Zuma and Cipriani. Nightlife: GQ Bar and 360 Bar.

11. Berlin
Hotel: Hotel De Rome. Restaurants: Tim Raue and Les Solistes. Nightlife: The Liberate, Paris Bar and Lang Bar.

12. Sydney
 Hotel: QT. Restaurants Marque and Tetsuyas. Nightlife: Blu Bar. Shop
ping: Surrey Hills & Darlinghurst.

All press release are sent by a firm, organization or cause wanting something. A2B is offering monthlong  package trips to all these, electric bikes included, for $134,000 per person, through the British travel company Colletts Travel (

Nobody ever said fashion was cheap.

In our area, A2B electric bikes are sold by Charlotte Energy Solutions, whose website  (, prices A2B's Ultra Motor model at $2,699.

You could just buy one and take a tour of exotic Stallings.


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