Thursday, November 23, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Shifting birthdays

And why wouldn't you? This birthday weekend was free of roaming dogs and hospitalised dads. It was full of time discovering new neighbourhoods IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD. Yum cha, records, champagne and cheese, coffee, bagels and the most hippest launch party in the history of the universe.




















Monday, November 20, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Phu Quoc - what I did and how I did it

Pick a hotel way away from the main town. Preferably one with great food reviews. Pay for a villa on the beach. Eat lots of great Vietnamese food and drink lots of cocktails. I chose Peppercorn Beach Resort. Don't expect perfect or polished, but be happy with friendly and charming (and the best margarita).

Don't spend too much time in town - I went once to go to All Good Things, a purveyor of handmade local products.

Do go to Phu Quoc countryside farm tour. Don't expect professional, but it's still a fun way to break up beach time.


























Monday, November 6, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Artist: Marie-Louise Ekman

One of the joys of travelling is discovering the unexpected.  Let me introduce you to Marie-Louise Ekman. You can find out more about her here: https://www.modernamuseet.se/stockholm/en/exhibitions/marie-louise-ekman/

Her work is colourful, clever, funny and sometimes a little bit disturbing.   












Monday, October 30, 2017

Adam Albin - Stockholm

Adam Albin. http://adamalbin.se/en/menu

I can't remember the details of this meal now that a few months has passed, except that it was the best. 

The room was divine. I sat around a beautiful shared table facing the kitchen - everything about it was pure Scandinavian restraint. The service was excellent, the wine list was interesting and the food was sublime.  The chef was in the house, and unbeknownst to me, is quite the celebrity. 

Such a visually beautiful but also well balanced menu. If I ever go back to Stockholm this is the first place I'll be booking for dinner.