Posted on July 25, 2016
Posted on January 5, 2016
Here’s a throwback tour through my travels in Iceland a couple of months ago…
Some girlfriends and I rented an Airbnb apartment in central Reykjavik and spent three nights exploring both the city itself – and some of the ethereal landscapes further afield. We covered the main tourist spots, but really want to return to see some of the locations further afield, like Vik.
Reykjavik is totally walkable and we discovered some great hangouts (see guide below) within a short stroll’s distance from our flat:
Mikkeller & Friends (the unnamed pizza restaurant upstairs is worth the wait)
At the Blue Lagoon, we risked death to our phones to snap selfies (one mobile was successfully dunked) and overcame a fear of showering naked just to tick this off our list…
On the Golden Circle tour, we visited Thingvellir National Park, the Geysers and Gullfoss Waterfall. Sadly no puffin sightings, but we did enjoy complimentary songs performed by the tour guide.
We also stopped by the Harpa Concert Hall for the beautiful architecture and the serene views over the water.
Still continuing a tour of Scandinavia – any recommendations welcome!
Posted on January 2, 2016
Ellsworth Kelly, Untitled 1960, Ink on paper
Image from Pinterest
Posted on October 11, 2015
Houghton Hall, Norfolk.
Raethro, Red, 1968 – Projection Piece.
A couple of weeks ago I visited the James Turrell’s Lightscape exhibit at Houghton Hall in Norfolk. It’s a bit of a way away from London, but if you happen to be in the area it displays some really cool light scenes and the grounds of Houghton Hall are beautiful and relaxing, total city escape.
Posted on August 2, 2015
This weekend my friend Katie and I decided to do culture and visited the Serpentine Pavilion, this year designed by Selgascano. We played for a bit, marvelled at it’s shiny insides and took some polaroids of us looking baffled then headed off to Sticks & Sushi for some chow. It’s really cool and colourful and we expect its great lit up at night.
Tee – Comme des Garcons
Skirt – & Other Stories
Bag – J.Crew
Shoes – Adidas Superstars
Necklace – Jane Konig
Posted on July 14, 2015
Pampelonne Beach, St. Tropez | Gray Malin
Photo from Pinterest.
Posted on June 3, 2015
Polynesia, The Sky. 1946 by Henri Matisse.
Image from Pinterest
Posted on May 28, 2015
I spent last week in Mykonos, Greece.
I’ve been to parts of Greece before, but this was definitely the most scenic place I’ve been yet with it’s classically Greek blue and white architecture enhanced by incredible sunscapes every evening at golden hour. We had the most relaxing time, mostly spent drinking a lot of prosecco and eating a lot of great Greek food. That and some scorching heat is really all I need on holiday.
We stayed at Cavo Tagoo, which played host to the most insane breakfast scenes, complete with an entire pastry and dessert table laid out every morning, which we went to bed eagerly thinking about every evening. We also ate at their Japanese restaurant Kiku on our last night, which definitely deserved a round of applause.
We were lucky enough to enjoy a selection of great meals whilst on Mykonos: one of the most memorable was lunch spent at Kiki’s taverna (without electricity), of which we had heard good things. It looked down over a pretty, secluded beach set in a little cove, and by the time we had finished our meal, a queue was forming.
Between various intervals spent eating, we tried to allocate some time to culture – must see’s include the island of Delos (an ancient archaeological site) and the beautiful whitewashed Church of Panagia Paraportiani (pictured above).
The only regret? I never did meet the infamous Mykonos pelican…
Posted on May 10, 2015
We’d seen flashes of Superkilen in Copenhagen guides, but had never ventured into Nørrebro on any of our previous visits – so this time, it was top of our “To Do” list. We did a tour of all the main installations (great for photo ops) on a sunny Saturday morning and then moved on to the other important tasks, namely eating.
We had lunch at Cafe Auto – we’d heard good things and it was well placed. We sat outside, and I had the Grækeren salad (gettin’ myself ready for a trip to Greece next week!). We wandered past lots more eateries that we made a note to explore in this area on future visits – including GRØD, Relæ and the Nordisk Brødhus.
The rest of our trip was spent eating our way across the Meatpacking District, an essential area to visit whilst in CPH. We enjoyed dinner at Kødbyens Fiskebar, which had (by the Meatpacking’s standards) an upmarket, sophisticated vibe – then headed across the street to the newly opened Warpigs Brewpub, the newest Mikkeller Bar venture specialising in beer and BBQ. Think thrash metal and seriously tasty ribs and you’ve got the Warpigs vibe down.
Posted on April 15, 2015
Packing for Copenhagen
It’s that time again. My sister and I, Scandi obsessives that we are, are off to CPH for the weekend. Looking forward to a weekend of good food and exploring some new areas.
– Some of the items I’m taking –
Scarves and T-shirt from & Other Stories
Aesop Hand balm & lip balm