Iconic Louis Vuitton luggage has been traversing the globe for over 150 years and their travel guides give the sophisticated traveller an inside look into 15 bustling cities around the world. Urban aficionados love these guides for providing the best mix of places – from conventional, to quirky, to classic, to avant-garde to off-the-beaten track.
For the first-time ever, Cape Town joins the line-up and Capetonian artist Beezy Bailey gives his personal input throughout the guide providing a unique perspective on the beloved travel destination.
Why do you think Louis Vuitton travel guides are a must-have item?
The Guide addresses a high-level market for a high-level travel destination. Many tourists who visit Cape Town end up buying holiday houses and support the economy. From restaurants to shopping, The Guide, in essence, encourages tourism and has a trickle-down effect that brings awareness and supports the economy.
How did you come to be a contributor?
I was approached by the editor Paul Duncan who asked me to contribute to the Travel Guide. Paul is an outstanding writer and very accurate with the information that he includes. The ‘interviews’ consisted of a series of discussions at a Portuguese Restaurant in Paarden Island that felt more like conversations.
Why do you think Cape Town is an ultimate travel destination?
Cape Town is without a doubt the most beautiful city in the world. It is the only urban destination where there is more countryside than city, which makes it really special.
Do you have a favourite Louis Vuitton item?
When I travelled to China, I was able to buy a Louis Vuitton belt that I love.
What activities do you recommend for summer in Cape Town?
Jump into the ocean for a quick dip on the Muizenberg side of the mountain. Climb Lion’s Head or go for a walk along the beach in Noordhoek. Of course, you can never go wrong with a visit to the Cape Winelands.
Describe Cape Town in three words:
Jewel of Africa.
Where are your favourite summer spots in Cape Town?
Kalk Bay is my favourite spot. It’s a fishing village with a real sense of community. Besides that, it has fantastic seafood restaurants and wonderfully quaint antique shops.
Available at Louis Vuitton stores in November.