Author(s): Marin Montagut
The pocket-sized Bonjour map-guides made of water resistant, tear-proof paper feature rare and soulful places that exude an enviable je ne sais quoi. From bakeries to taco trucks, bicycle rentals to antiques shops, or boutiques to toy stores, each recommendation includes a succinct anecdote, tip, or description illustrated by Marin Montaguts water color travel sketches to tempt bon vivants everywhere. In Bonjour New York, roam the Big Apple in shoes tailor-made by one of the city's oldest cobblers, handpick the fabric and cut for customized jeans, find respite in the urban oasis of a secret East Village garden, or sip cocktails in the city's best speakeasy. Featured neighborhoods include SoHo, NoLIta, and TriBeCa; the West Village and Chelsea; the Lower East Side and the East Village; Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill; Greenpoint and Williamsburg. These unique and charming guides from Parisian taste maker Marin Montagut offer a genuine and refined tour of the world capitals.
Marin Montagutstudied art in Paris and at Saint Martin s in London. A set designer, decorator, and mixed-media artist, he writes and directs documentary films."