I have this thing with shop decor — how shops merchandise, decorate for the seasons, what they do with their windows — I love it all. It goes back to when I was nine and traveled to New York City for the first time. I remember being so taken with shops there. It was January and even though it was cold and rainy outside, all the shops were so inviting and warm, because of the effort they had put into decorating for the season. The restaurants took that same road, from the art on the walls to the arrangements on the tables, each place where we ate paid attention to how the customer felt when they walked in. These retail spaces fostered a special environment, a warm place, one that you wanted to return to, over and over.
I’ve rounded up 10 places that give me that same sort of feeling I got when I was a child in NYC. Spots from London to Los Angeles, shops and restaurants, that all pay special attention to the feeling they will leave you with — or maybe something that draws you in, in the first place. —Erin