A week or so ago, Deep Glamour published a Q&A with Manolo the Shoeblogger (and blogging magnate). When asked about glamorous cities, the Manolo says,
the Manolo would have to say, that for him, the current most glamorous place in the world is Saint Petersburg, but only because he has never been there.
That comment stayed with me as I browsed through the Sartorialist's Moscow pictures (well, today's pictures are from Rio. Sort of the opposite.) Overall, Russia is feeling very chic right now, even if some of the artsier Russians seem to have a penchant for Hammer pants.
With all of this in mind, I felt more than a little prescient when my new Food &Wine arrived in the mail on Saturday and I saw that the "travel" column was dedicated to St. Petersburg. It's not online yet, but F&W also named St. Petersburg one of their 10 restaurant cities to watch in 2008.
So there it is. Vodka for everyone!