City Guide: Moscow
Just in time for the 2014 Olympics, street style star (and born-and-raised Moscovite) Miroslava Duma tells us where to shop, eat and explore.
The best indie boutiques are Kuznetsky Most 20 and Podium Concept Store. They have a fantastic range of Russian designers. 20 Kuznetsky Most St., 7-495-623-7888, km20.ru, and 14 Kuznetsky Most St., 7-495-540-1535, podiumfashion.com
For traditional Russian cuisine, try Pushkin Café. The restaurant’s decor is very authentic. And the one dish that everyone must eat is the borscht! 26A Tverskoy Blvd., 7-495-739-0033, café-pushkin.ru/en
For a chic lunch spot, I absolutely love Vogue Café (which is near TsUM). It’s perfect for brunch, business breakfasts, shopping breaks or anything else, really! 7/9 Kuznetsky Most St., 7-495-623-1701, novikovgroup.ru
I get my caffeine fix at Coffee Mania. It’s my absolute favorite. I’m a coffee drinker, but they also have a great selection of tea. Various locations, 7-495-775-5188, coffeemania.ru
The one touristy place everyone must visit is the Red Square. Moscow is constantly changing, but it has an amazing past. You can see some of the most beautiful historical buildings in this famous square.
When I want a great manicure, I go to White Garden, a beauty salon founded by model and actress Oxana Lavrentieva. It’s great for all kinds of treatments. 2 Zubovsky Passage, 7-499-500-0051, belysad.ru
The ultimate department store is definitely TsUM. You can find all the latest collections from top international designers. It’s my go-to for luxury items. 2 Petrovka St., 7-495-933-7303, tsum.ru