2022: A Travel Advisory

A few weeks ago, my best friend and I spent a lackluster Saturday night tucked into a corner of a wine bar, discussing what was to come in the new year, who we wanted to meet, the better people we wanted to be, and mostly, where we might travel this year. Approaching our second year…

The Ivy- Edinburgh

There’s probably not a more festive restaurant to be found in Edinburgh…or at least St. Andrew’s Square… than The Ivy. This chain of restos has never been my favorite in London, but it came re-recommended to me recently by a very UK/Christmas loving friend, so I had to give it a go one night I…

Cheval, The Edinburgh Grand

A few years ago, I made The Edinburgh Grand my homebase for a quick work trip. I fell hard for the aesthetic, enormous terrace, and fun restaurant and bars of the property. Fast forward….Covid…and I was back in the UK for work. I was elated to find that The Edinburgh Grand picked up an extra…

Il Pampero- London

One of the key reasons that I chose The Hari Hotel for my birthday and Thanksgiving combo celebration was the glorious photos from their Il Pampero restaurant- their IG is absolutely drool-worthy. Solo travel is great, but sometimes at the end of a day walking ten miles, literally, traversing a vast city like London in…

Cora Pearl- London

The lovely Cora Pearl, just outside of Covent Garden, is named for “a 19th century courtesan who started her career in Covent Garden and ended up as the Queen of Parisian nightlife. She was both notorious and yet very refined, able to capture the hearts and fortunes of both naive young bloods and seasoned statesmen…

Aquashard- London

On Thanksgiving day in London, gloriously scheduled without work calls, I decided to enjoy the sunny weather and make the hour plus trek from Belgravia down to the Southbank area. It’s the only respectable way to “win” a donut from Bread Ahead in Borough Market. After walking around for nearly three hours in the cold,…

The Hari- London

The Hari London was certainly a splurge long weekend- perfect to celebrate both Thanksgiving and an early birthday after a truly hellish work month. I’d booked this back in April to pair with an art exhibition that I’d bought tickets for the same weekend. So in short, seven months of anticipation for this trip and…

Nomad Hotel- Basel

Last weekend was a low key one, ripe for adventure. While I’d previously spent a several weeks in Basel during a brutal heatwave and even more brutal conference, I’d bookmarked the art scene and vowed to return. I try to keep my promises so I did just that, staying at the very cool Nomad hotel,…