Edinburgh: Brasserie Prince

One very cold (standard) evening in Edinburgh, I found myself enjoying a couple tequila cocktails at Hoot the Redeemer. Gorgeously named ” ‘You Dancin?”… I was not. Not being able to obtain reservations where I’d hoped and disappointed to find Hawksmoor closed, I pulled out my credit card and booked a table at Brasserie Prince…

Effet, Juan-les-Pins

As novice tourists to the South of France, we were shocked at the relaxed boho vibe (don’t worry, the pricing stayed decidedly un-boho). Each beach front restaurant was cuter than the last. Effet on the beach of Juan-les-Pins took our breath away on night one and we had such a lovely time (and sand-in-the-surf table)…

Rosana- Cannes

Rosana is the “good vibes” restaurant of Cannes and is in the best way furthering its Bali vibe. The cheerful restaurant was done up in all kinds of kitchsy tropicalia in the best way. The ladies’ room featured this festive neon and payphone. For where, one must assume Bali or drink delivery on the beach….

Mr. Fogg’s Residence- Mayfair

The elusive Mr. Fogg’s Residence (and Secret Garden) has been on my radar for some time, but I didn’t make it until my recent reunion with London. After a long stroll from Chinatown, it was decided that the halfway point could perfectly be Mr. Fogg’s in Mayfair. There was a person at the door dressed…

La Croix Verte- Nyon

Ah, the Croix Verte, the cross of the pharmacy… and what was a less than mediocre Italian restaurant in Nyon. One Sunday evening I found myself alone and without groceries. Since buying food is not an option on this day and most restos are closed, I took one of few options available and revisited the…

The Victoria- London

On my quick and dirty stay at the Inhabit London, I managed to escape for a quick walk through a Hyde Park neighborhood to the gorgeous little pub, The Victoria. It was all flowers, bistro tables, and sunshine. I quickly learned this was a local for a dear friend which just made me love it…

Izizi- Portixol

The Portixol area of Palma de Mallorca was absolutely a delight. Imagine a bike path rounding small inlets from the sea where families congregated, children splashed, and adults sunbathed (topless). Behind the seaside path was a strip of restaurants and bars, the most inviting was a large terraced one called Izizi. Truly, this neighborhood was…

Fins Tapas & Cocktails

Finsssss to the left! Finssss to the right! I ate at Fins on both of my solo travel nights! Not sure if my travel bud and I were just kind of sick of each other or were feeling different styles while together, but we spent two nights on our own, which, honestly, was perfect for…

L’ambigu- La Palma de Mallorca

For our afternoon in the old town of Palma de Mallorca, we visited countless churches and found ourselves blissfully lost, leisurely exploring colorful street after colorful street. This place was an absolute dream….but, all the heat and walking came with an appetite. We came across many overly touristy restaurants with photo card menus, but I…

Noura- Paris

After walking over ten miles one day we found ourselves hungry and tired, not in the mood to change for dinner or land a proper meal. So we found ourselves at Noura midway through our walk home. The idea of small plates sounded perfect and when we saw there was an outpost in the south…

Restaurant Nolinski

For our last night in Paris, we opted to schmance it up a little, get dressed, and go to a nice dinner at Hotel & Restaurant Nolinski. We started at the bar for an apero hour that I’d expected to be all sexy and mysterious glamour, but it was mostly people (not pictured) ending their…

Bel Ami- Nyon

A few friends and I hit up the Cafe Bel Ami in a most random location in Nyon. The restaurant featured an extensive patio chock full of lemon trees and a menu that was an interesting mix of Peruvian, American, and a little Tex Mex. The three of us being all American were here for…