I was only in Moscow for a short time, so after I had arrived and checked a couple things off of my must-do list, I started consulting the internet about what I just couldn’t miss during my stay. That’s when I discovered Tretyakovsky Proyezd. Difficult to spell, and impossible to pronounce pretty much sums up the whole feel of this uber-lux area.
I put on my ritziest expression as I strolled past the city’s only Maserati, Ferrari and Bentley garage. What surprised me was the almost complete lack of Russian labels in the area. Almost all of the stores were dedicated to import labels. That doesn’t mean that the people-watching and window-shopping (or real shopping, if you have the disposable income for it) isn’t totally divine, though. Gucci, Armani, Saint Laurent, Cavalli, and many more line the street here. And if you really want to treat yourself, there’s a truly lux spa on the top floor of Hermes. (Maybe next time. : )
Nearby are several high-society eateries and bars. I skipped the high-society prices and hopped back over to the Tverskoy District for some take out before heading to my cozy hotel, feeling pretty darn appreciative of simplicity.
The streets in this area are pretty barren during the day. Evening is the best time for people-watching!