Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Bogota

Xoco
Xoco crafts gorgeous gourmet chocolates that raise the beautiful brown stuff from comfort food to high-end delicacy.
Windsor House
The rooms at Hotel Windsor House provide plenty of space, and the short walk to Parque 93 is another added bonus.
Villa Romano
Villa Romano is the shop of choice for Bogota's most discerning gents.
Vicky Moreinis
Beach babes head to Vick Moreinis for barely-there swimwear.
Via Sport
Boating style abounds at Via Sport, where stripes and sailor-prints are very much in vogue.
Velez
Shoes and bags; what else does a girl need?
Un Cuarto de Arte
Un Cuartro de Arte is an art gallery and bar with a long white corridor that displays cutting edge exhibitions.
Tornasol Spa
Tornasol Spa is a homey spa that's a welcome respite from the chaotic city outside.
Tol
Mix-and-match girly, gritty and grunge at Tol, an eclectic clothes emporium.
Titi Cardozo
Titi Cardozo offers high-end fashion for the women who know what they want.
Tienda da Café
Tienda da Café boasts a beautiful mural of mythlike creatures that colourfully wrap their way around the café's walls.
The Tea House
The Tea House is about all things tea.
Teatro Royal Center
Teatro Royal Center is the venue of choice for many of the big bands and musicians that come to Bogota.
Teatro Metro
Teatro Metro is an extremely popular music venue for alternative hardcore and heavy metal music.
Teatro de Cristóbal Colón
Teatro de Cristóbal Colón, otherwise known as Teatro de Colón, is Bogotá's national theatre and dates all the way back to 1885.
Tabula
Tabula has a very natural feel, with plants scattered along the floor and bamboo walls, and the casual philosophy is matched by exceptional cuisine.
Stampa
Personality is key at Stampa, with pieces as individual as you are.
Sensualidades
Slip into something more comfortable at Sensualidades.
Segafredo Zanetti
Huge red umbrellas characterise the area of Zona T, and shelter the ebullient crowd here at Segafredo Zanetti.
Rosales Plaza Hotel
Tucked away within the gourmet district of Zona G sits the unassuming brown brick tower of Rosales Plaza, frequented by sophisticated insiders.
Romeo
Romeo is the most exclusive gay club in Bogota, with a meticulously-manicured crowd of revellers inside and people-watching opportunities aplenty.
Ricardo Pava
Only super-discerning, sharp-suited gents step out of Ricardo Pava.
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.
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.
Rafael Paez
Rafael Paez sells elegant eveningwear for even more elegant ladies.
PUMA
The Bogota outpost of Puma; expect all the usual, and a little bit more.
Puma
Prazca
A dressing-up box of delights, Prazca houses a miscellaneous collection of ultra-chic clothes and accessories.
Plaza de Toros Santamaría
Love it or hate it, bullfighting is a big part of Bogota's heritage - and there's no better place to catch the bloodsport than here.
Pilatos
Menswear with an edge; expect casual clothes with plenty of attitude.
Pepa Pombo
Girl garments aplenty at Pepa Pompo.
Pedrojas
Biker chic is in at Pedrojas, which sells buttery-soft leather jackets aplenty.
Pasteleria Jacques
Pasteleria Jacques is not just the best bakery in Bogotá, but arguably possibly the best bakery in the whole of South America.
Pachanga
Perfect for young revellers, Pachanga has a pumping party atmosphere thanks to a regular roster of top-notch DJs.
Offcorss
Kids will love the colourful clothing on offer at Offcorss.
Obra Maestra
Obra Masetra has a stunning collection of shoes.
NY Deli
NY Deli is an authentic slice of New York overlooking Bogota's Parque 93.
Nine West
Affordable and stylish shoes that include work attire and evening heels.
Nike
Nike's Bogota outpost sells all the usual sportswear.
Myriam Camhi
The all-white interior, sweeping marble staircases and large bouquets of roses at Myriam Camhi provide an elegant setting in which sample some of Bogotá's best desserts.

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