Stockbridge

One of the dope features of my misplaced hotel was that it was central to an uncentral neighborhood, Stockbridge. It was seriously the cutest and the concierge pointed me to all the hot spots. And doors. so many cute doors. If you don’t like doors, just stop right now. Also, very creepy parks. And subterranean…

Radici

Radici in the Stockbridge neighborhood of Edinburgh was my favorite meal that I’ve had in the city since probably my schmancy, company dinner at Christmas. The concierge at my hotel recommended it as one of his favorite neighborhood gems. His wife is Italian so I had to take the recommendation for my last night on…

Tigerlily

Are you in Edinburgh and totally starving and haven’t eaten literally all day? (Because you can’t afford food in Copenhagen anymore and you had to have a mani (and champs) for lunch). I’m sure this happens all the time and is exactly why Tigerlily instituted their two course menu for 15 GBP. Yes, yes, yes….

Nira Caledonia

The summer in Scotland brings loads of tourists and super jacked up hotel room rates. AKA I couldn’t expense much more than some dull corporate chain, so I reached out to a travel agent to see what his recommendation would be. Try the Nira Caledonia, he said. The rooms would be small, but in budget,…

La Banchina

Sunday morning, a three mile walk in the sunshine to the acclaimed by every website, La Banchina. I was far too dressed for this hole-in-the-wall swimming hole, but enjoyed my time anyway. Let’s explore, shall we? Loved this sign. The peek-through to the canal from the land looked a little something like this. I’d wished…

The Corner/Cafe 108

After a lackluster (and incredibly expensive) lunch at Relae, I had pretty much given up on any recommended restaurants. I’d just stroll around and take in the city and eat a hot dog or something. On a long trek one day, I passed Cafe 108 and immediately disregarded it because I’d read about it and…

Relæ

Another nod to Noma, Relae was Christian Puglisi’s first restaurant and boasts a Michilen star to boot. It’s supposedly one of the top 50 restaurants in the world and is a bit less forage-y than Noma. This pedigree in a seemingly non-pretentious ambience is what drove me to make Relae my splurge meal of my…

Ruby Copenhagen

One of the best finds of the trip was the cocktail bar called Ruby. In an old town house, dark, narrow, with a few oriental rugs and homey touches, you wouldn’t expect to have one of the best drinks ever. Or discover an entire new spirit. Or invent a very popular game called, “Guess the…

Icelandic Berry Batter (Recipe. Non-sexual).

Ya’ll, a double pint of blueberries on sale at Target right now for $3.49. You HAVE to make this. It’s too cheap not to. This round, I made the regular babe for friends and office and a mini gluten-free version that is so experimental, some might ban it from their berry patch. (Icelandic yogurt was…

Sanchez

Ya’ll. I think I must have inadvertently blocked my last meal in Copenhagen from my memory. Really. It was that disappointing (and expensive). It was Sanchez of the Hija de Sanchez taco empire. Every publication and friend raves over these tacos. This resto was a new outpost so it seemed like a decent, inexpensive bet…

Bæst

Baest was a Beast. A beast of a pizza institution in Copenhagen. They have their own organic farm. They make their own cheese. They have a Relae chef affiliation. Setting the bar quite high, but after coming off of Pizzeria Giro, the bar was sky high. The restaurant had a cool, casual vibe. I was…

Hotel Danmark

Stockholm absolutely blew my mind- full guide coming soon- and I was hoping for the same in the second part of my solo travel adventure. After a delayed flight, I arrived to the Hotel Danmark on Friday evening. This was my steal of the trip- a four star hotel for three nights including breakfast for…