Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Grazia
Grazia offers a menu of traditional European dishes with a Colombian bent in its restaurant, as well as selling chocolates and patisserie from its store.
Hotel Cabrera Imperial
The Hotel Cabrera Imperial is found in Bogota's district of the same name, La Cabrera, offering suite-sized accommodations, a spa and on-site restaurant.
Armando’s All Stars
Armando's All Stars is one bars in Bogota's much-lauded, multi-level nightlife hotspot, Armando Records, offering 70’s flair and unbeatable ambience.
Restaurante Casa Santa Clara
From its perch on Monserrate, Restaurante Casa Santa Clara has sweeping views out over the verdant mountainside and serves delicious Colombian cuisine.
B.O.G. Hotel
The glittering emerald green and gold of one of Bogota's first boutique hotels, the B.O.G. Hotel has become the focal point for style conscious travellers
Celebrities Suites
The creators of Art Suites 104 upped the kitsch for Celebrities Suites, a hotel that looks as stylish as the name suggests.
Aero Kids
Kitsch wonders abound at Aero Kids, with clothes to suit any style or mood.
Teatro Royal Center
Teatro Royal Center is the venue of choice for many of the big bands and musicians that come to Bogota.
Inkanta
Look sharp in the office with tailored attire from Inkanta.
Rafael Paez
Rafael Paez sells elegant eveningwear for even more elegant ladies.
Abasto
Abasto looks like one of Jamie Oliver's cookbooks come to life. In a good way.
Sowelu
Tread the red carpet in style with something suitably swish from Sowelu.
Andres Carne de Res
A visit to Bogotá is incomplete without a night at Andres Carne de Res, a legendary club 45-minutes from the city-centre.
Central Cevicheria
Start an evening out in Zona T at Central Cevicheria, where sumptuous seafood and fresh fish are very much the order of the day.
Donostia
Tucked away in the newly-fashionable (and forever beautiful) La Macarena, Donostia adds unexpected spices to traditional dishes for Colombian cuisine with a twist.
Michel Patissier
Michel Patissier has provided Bogotá with high-quality croissants and pastries for over thirty years. Be sure to stop and refuel.
Bendita Seas
Brimming with fashion finds, Bendita Seas is an emporium of wonders for the discerning woman.
Diana Garcia
Diana Garcia is a favourite amongst Bogota's gourmet insiders.
Rafael
Headed up by one of the best chefs in South America, and frequented by Bogota's most famous faces, Rafael is a must-eat.
Casa de la Botica
If you aren't fussed by service, Hotel Casa de la Botica will give you a true taste of Colombian culture in lovely surroundings.
Gato Gris
El Gato Gris is packed with an eccentric crowd of locals, and with great food and a quirky aesthetic it's well worth the visit.
Chamois
Chamois is casual, unpretentious and one of the best bars in Bogotá.
Torre Colpatria
Every night the rainbow lights of Torre Colpatria (Colpatria Tower) characterise Bogota's skyline.
Cecilia Perez
Sumptuous materials make up the ultra-chic collection at Cecilia Perez.
Museo de Arte del Banco
Museo Banco de la Republica is a cultural delight in the historical area of Candelaria.
Museo del Oro
Museo del Oro houses the largest collection of pre-Hispanic gold in the world, and with over 33,000 pieces that range from tiny rings to huge breast plates, it is quite a collection.
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango
Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango (B.I.A.A.) is an important cultural icon, both for Colombia and for South American academia.
Palacio de Narino
Palacio de Narino completes Candelaria's political institutions as home of the President of Colombia.
Hazalo Artaloft
Self-consciously old-fashioned homeware for design-istas.
Johanna Rubiano
Well-heeled ladies flock to Johanna Rubiano for high-end fashions.
El Armario
Fashion for the young 'uns, with a wardrobe packed full of chic clothes.
Club Colombia
Club Colombia serves exclusively Colombian food, prepared to an extremely high standard and with more than enough options to surprise even the most seasoned diner.
Cachao
A visit to Cachao demands a little shopping preparation: a night at this bar-however well-intentioned the beginnings-will not be complete without suitably stylish shoes in which to keep pace with the fast-timed salsa.
Gaira
Gaira is owned by the brother of famous musician Carlos Vivies, which makes the bar a prime celebrity-spotting location.
Mario Hernandez
Luxury leather and other stylish skins await at Mario Hernandez.
Gino Zanetti
Walk a mile in shoes from Gino Zanetti, and you'll never look back.
Pepa Pombo
Girl garments aplenty at Pepa Pompo.
Prazca
A dressing-up box of delights, Prazca houses a miscellaneous collection of ultra-chic clothes and accessories.
Rausch Patissier
Rasuch Paitssier is owned by Criterion's chefs, but this time Mark Rausch takes the reigns as pastry chef in a more relaxed, informal setting.
14 Inkas
A reservation at 14 Inkas should be on every hedonist's hit list - if not for the excellent Peruvian cuisine, then for the potent pisco.

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