Thursday, March 15, 2012

`ello, London!

We added another travel spot to our annual line up: London!
It's going to be so nice... people speaking English, endless book stores, awesome restaurants, seeing the Olympic build up, Pierre Hermé, and Indian food!

I think I'm most excited about the instillation by Yayoi Kusama and the Damien Hirst retrospective (his very first solo) at the Tate. One would be reason enough for a visit, but both is a dream!

In the meantime I'm compiling a list of restaurants and places to visit while we're there. Chances are good we're not going to make it to all of these, but it will be nice to have a list for next time.

As always, I'm open to suggestions and recommendations if you have any to share!

London Pop Up restaurants + shops
Pollen Street Social 
Ottolenghi (I have his vegetarian cookbook, Plenty, it's great!)
Dock Kitchen
Fernanadez & Wells
Sketch bar

(When I think of London it always brings smile to my face, because I think of my mother-in-law telling me about a family trip when Stefan was child. He heard his Dad speaking English with the hotel reception and said, "Das will ich auch machen!" / "I want to do that, too!")
(old photos from one of my in-laws' trips)


Caitlin said...

When is this happening?!

Emily said...

I still wanted to email you, but it's been so chaotic lately with weddings and being on the go. One wedding last weekend, leaving tomorrow for Istanbul, and another wedding next weekend, then my sister comes.

We're going to be in London April 27-May 1 and we're staying near Kensington Gardens.

Anonymous said...

Hey Emily I was just in Bad Aibling last month and fell in love with Bavaria.:.maybe will live there temporarily or permanently one day...I'll definitely be following your blog, best to you!! From NJ