Take My Word Archive

Writers and celebrities recommend places they love and that have inspired them.

By , Wednesday, Mar 26, 2008, 12:55 PM

Ann Patchett (Melissa Ann Pinney/courtesy HarperCollins)

Tony Horwitz on Georgia

Ann Patchett on Boston

Isaac Mizrahi on his favorite flea markets

Jessica Morrison on Buenos Aires

Bich Minh Nguyen on North Carolina

Andrea Levy on Jamaica

Erik Larson on London

Claire Messud on New York City

Bill Buford on Tuscany

Martha McPhee on Italy

Sue Grafton's Secret Steak House

Peter Carey on Malaysia