With well over half a decade of experience as a five star hotel concierge and a whole lifetime spent in one of the most visited cities in the world, Lertchai P. has seen it all. Bangkok never sleeps. With such a busy life it stands to reason that he knows some of the best ways to escape, relax and unwind. He has his favorite under the radar hangout spots, and is always keen to point guests in the right direction. If you head in that direction, do so with an open mind, as his suggestions invariably include one of his major passions - art. Whether it’s combing through vintage markets or eyeing up pieces hanging in Vesper Bar, his local watering hole, he’s constantly on the lookout for “something wonderfully new”. Seeing himself also as a bit of a caffeine enthusiast, he boasts: “There has never been a better time to be a coffee drinker in the city”. A bold claim indeed, but you’d be inclined to believe someone who spends so much of his spare time kicking back in cozy cafes and coffee shops. His favorite places have some nice artwork hanging up, naturally. If he really wants a taste of the slow life, Born C. will venture by boat to Baan Silapin, the centuries-old artist’s house turned gallery. Bangkok may never sleep, but there it’s at its most restful.