Those who travel, and those who want to know what’s hip to visit have been religiously collecting Louis Vuitton’s iconic guides to the world’s most exciting cities for the past 15 years. And this year, Cape Town has been added to the list, making it a lucky 15 as the brand celebrates its 15th anniversary of producing these exquisite little books.
Cape Town’s addition to the list was at just the right time, as LV also gave these handy little books a complete makeover. So, as of November 2013, the Louis Vuitton City Guides to exotic destinations like Sao Paulo, Seoul, Sydney and Beijing have a completely new, colourful, modern look with lots of new features including an more discerning, in-depth selection of places to visit in each city as well as insiders’ tips, unwritten dress codes, appropriate attire for every imaginable circumstance, not-to-be missed souvenirs and literary tidbits.
The 15th anniversary editions have not only been reinvented and modernised, but just 3 000 have been made available in exceptionally beautiful numbered lacquered wooden cases as a set. This year’s exquisite set of LV City Guides are available in five eye-popping colours – teal, emerald, red, fuschia and yellow. There’s no question – these sets make the perfect gift for those who (almost) have everything, that discerning group of travellers who not only enjoy jetsetting from city to city, but find it just as pleasurable to curl up in their favourite armchair and read these must-have gems.
So whether it’s for your coffee table, or part of your LV onboard luggage, make sure you’ve got at least one, or two, or three, as you jet off this Festive Season. And even if you’re travelling to colder climes over the New Year, take a copy of the beautiful yellow LV Cape Town guide with you. It’s a stunning read about a place that is close to every South African’s heart.
LV City Guides are available at Louis Vuitton stores world-wide, including Louis Vuitton in Sandton City and the V&A Waterfront.