Chérie City is a guide to finding the best places and hidden gems in the world’s coolest cities.

Chérie City is for those design enthusiasts who are equally enthralled by Eastern European artistic squat communities, tiny Paris bistros by Michelin star chefs and afternoon Pret-a-Portea at The Berkeley.

Discover off-the-map hidden bars and cafes, find out about upcoming events and get the low-down on the obvious city must-sees.

Chérie City is edited and designed by Neily Marshall, a London-based freelance journalist and travel addict.

Chérie City has been live since July 2009 and has been featured in Time Out London and Thomas Cook Magazine.  It was also nominated in the Top 20 Stylish City Blogs by Style-Passport & Hg2 and is a finalist in the ACHICA Blog Awards 2012.


I am a half Iranian, half English girl who left Newcastle for the bright lights of London in 2008.  I spent four dreamy years in the land of woolly jumpers and everything twee, studying MA English Literature (with a dash of French) at University of Glasgow.

A firm believer in the DIY approach, I’ve run Petty Vendetta club night at Barfly Glasgow (DJ and band booking) and produced the print zine Smoother & Younger.  This led me to starting Chérie City, which has taken me around the world, exploring and writing about Beirut, Toronto, Ghent, Paris, New York, Doha, Singapore…

I specialise in online journalism and have worked for Sugarscape.com, Metro newspaper and Universal Music Group and contributed to Dazed Digital, NME, Gigwise, Music Week and Art Rocker.  I have built websites for private clients and am available for social media consulting and bespoke travel planning.

My favourite things are my bi-annual trips to Paris, Comme des Garçons perfumes, pugs and poms, fashion and art exhibitions, French comedies, skiing and the fresh mountain air, Sunday roasts, Persian food and my Gameboy.


  • Reply Emily Bhania September 23, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    This is a beautifully written blog which encapsulates each of the collections without one unnecessary word.

    I work in the industry and its great to see your writer can relay the essence of the collections without pretension or snobbery.

    Well done

  • Reply Julie Eagleton July 16, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Congratulations on a beautiful and fascinating blog Neily! Great to hang out with you over the last couple of days.

    • Reply cheriecity July 17, 2010 at 10:05 am

      Thanks Julie, I’m so pleased to have met you. What a great time we had at The Grove! x

  • Reply Alenka Lamare July 21, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Hi again!
    I have finally found an opportunity to check out your blog, which was much anticipated. You’ve done a brilliant job and I really like your writing style- so accessible and fun to read. I will be following you from now on, especially if I need any travel or fashion news. I had such a great brunch with you ladies- thank you!! Take care xx

    • Reply cheriecity July 21, 2010 at 11:43 pm

      Hi Alenka,
      Thanks so much, I’m really glad you like the blog. Had such a fab time at The Grove, it was really lovely to meet you and Julie. I had a read of Metropolitan online, it’s a great magazine. Hope we can all meet up again soon xx

  • Reply Katy Potts August 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Lovely blog – only just discovered it today thanks to my friend at High Tea Society – look forward to following you!

    • Reply cheriecity August 19, 2010 at 8:41 pm

      Hi Katy,
      Thanks, I’m really glad you like the blog. Your site is beautifully designed and great teapots!

  • Reply hk November 22, 2010 at 1:51 am

    just found ur blog, and i just really wanted to tell you how much i love it!!! its exactly the kind of thing i was looking for! well done and thank you for your awesome work! 😉

    • Reply cheriecity November 24, 2010 at 12:06 am

      thanks 🙂

  • Reply Les Garcons de Glasgow - Daniel August 15, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I truly, madly, deeply love this blog and following your culinary adventures around London.

    • Reply cheriecity August 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm

      That’s one of the loveliest comments I’ve ever had. Thanks so much! I adore Les Garcons de Glasgow…everyone MUST check out this wonderful blog.

  • Reply Milla January 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    You have such an amazing blog Neilufahr! Why it took me so long to find it is beyond me.

    • Reply cheriecity January 22, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you Milla! I love reading your blog too. Your Paris and London afternoon tea posts always look amazing.

  • Reply Tea ke November 18, 2016 at 10:59 am

    I really love your cultural adventure in London, after reading so many bloggers’ work, you definitely stand out!

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