One of my passions is collecting magazines and books. Nothing can quite replace that feeling of holding a printed piece in your hands. There’s a special connection that happens when you flip through the pages of your favorite book, escaping into another world while bookmarking the parts you love along the way.
Lately, I’ve been getting more into travel books. Reading blog posts about specific locations and searching Pinterest is great but I dream of having a bookshelf full of inspiring places to visit.
One of the coolest series I’ve come across are the Lost In The City Travel Guides. With a mix of recommendations gathered from bloggers, journalists and photographers, they’re written from a local’s perspective which adds to the charm.
The book designs all feature big, bold type across the covers, bright splashes of color and simple layouts. I know they say to never judge a book by its cover but the design is so inspiring.
The books are a nice, compact size and weighing in at 70 pages, a quick afternoon read. Right now, there’s guides dedicated to Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Ibiza, London, Los Angeles, Milan, NYC, Paris, Stockholm and Vienna and I hope they keep expanding.
The Lost In manifesto sums up the excitement of visiting a new place best:
“Getting lost in the city is not about throwing away the map. It’s about surrendering yourself to the essence of the place. The sights, smells, flavours and sounds that make it unique. The photography, the art, the creativity that provide its individual inspiration. Getting lost is diving headfirst into what makes each city its own.”
P.S. I picked up my copies at Anthropologie.