Travel | #Czech Republic – Prague

  • See Prague Castle of course, the Spanish Synagogue and the view from both the Pražsky Metronom and the little street Strahovské Nádvorí near the Monastery.
  • Eat & Drink:

La Finestra

If Czech food is not your thing, head to this Italian restaurant. Pick something in the menu or simply ask which piece of meat and sides you would like! // Platnéřská 90/13 – 110 00 Staré Město – Praha

DISH

Probably the best burger in Prague! What else? // Římská 1196/29 – Praha 2, 120 00

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Young Vic | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

On Saturday, I pursued the exploration of Tennessee William’s work with his famous Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. After attending Sweet Bird of Youth at Chichester Festival earlier this year, this production directed by Benedict Andrews and starring Sienna Miller and Jack O’Connell (This is England, Unbroken…) was yet a different reading of William’s writing but still staged and performed brilliantly.

On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday. The scorching heat is almost as oppressive as the lies they tell. Brick and Maggie dance round the secrets and sexual tensions that threaten to destroy their marriage. With the future of the family at stake, which version of the truth is real – and which will win out?

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Travel | #Austria – Vienna

Buxbaum

If you spent some time reading foodies and lifestyle blogs, you will find this little gem! But I am in a generous mood so let’s save you some time. // Grashofgasse 3, im Heiligenkreuzerhof – 1010 Wien

Plachutta

If you want to have a (huge) glimpse of traditional Viennese food, then head to Plachutta. Best Schnitzel in town! // Gasthaus Zur Oper, Walfischgasse 5-7 – 1010 Wien

ULRICH

The Breakfast of champions is to be taken here! // St Ulrichsplatz 1 – 1070 Wien

Es Gibt Reis

‘Schüttel dein Haar’. You don’t know what this means? Well that’s good news, because you only need to drink this one and appreciate the ride. Yes, cocktails around here. // Piaristengasse 15 – 1080 Wien

Eis-Greissler

Best Vienna’s ice-creams in this tiny shop! You can ask for all flavours in English or just be adventurous and try as everything is delicious! // Rotenturmstraße 14 – 1010 Wien // Mariahilfer Straße 33 – 1060 Wien // Neunkirchner Straße 2 – 2700 Wiener Neustadt

We only got three days and a lot of sacrifices to make unfortunately. If I was to go there again, I would not miss the romantic Steirereck, the creative dishes of Konstantin Filippou and Mraz und Sohn or Joseph Brot for the breakfast. I would also be curious about Tian, the rewarded and chic vegetarian restaurant and probably end with a cocktail at The Sign.

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Chichester Festival 2017 | Sweet Bird of Youth

Yesterday, my husband and I were off to Chichester to attend a performance of Sweet Bird of Youth at Chichester Theatre. The play, originally written by Tennessee Williams and revived by Jonathan Kent, features Marcia Gay Harden (Alexandra del Lago) and Brian J. Smith (Chance Wayne) as the main characters. We had discovered Brian J. Smith in the incrediblebutsadlycancelled TV show Sense 8 a while ago. From there, we thought it would be nice to see him on stage. Coincidence and timing did the rest! Now some of you may know I have a particular interest in classical music. I write for people that are unfamiliar with it and sometime I review live concerts. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy standing on the other side for once and being totally ignorant of theatre standards. Therefore, I read a few reviews for fun: critics tend to praise performances but they are questioning the interest of William’s piece, the size of the stage vs. intimacy, pace and set. Well… the good thing about ignorant people is that they usually have a different opinion; so here is my humble – and obviously different – experience of Sweet Bird of Youth:

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Travel | #UK – Stratford Upon Avon

“The more pity that fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly.”

— W. Shakespeare, As You Like It

  • See Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Hall’s Croft, New Place and Anne Hathaways Cottage
  • Listen to some Shakespeare at the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Eat & Drink:

The Pantry

We stopped here for a sweet touch after our lunch. It was a little bit too cold for ice-cream but almost gave in! // Bridgefoot – Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6YY

The Opposition – Bistro

Lovely staff and super enjoyable Coronation chicken in there! Should I also mention the Banoffee pie? // 13 Sheep Street – Stratford Upon Avon CV37 6EF

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Travel | #USA – New York

  • See Greenwich and the West Village, walk on the High Line and admire the view at the top of the Rock. Don’t miss JUMBO and push your walk to the bottom of Manhattan Bridge. And don’t miss he New York’s public Library either.
  • Eat & Drink:

The Spotted Pig

If you’re a vegetarian / vegan… just forget it! Otherwise, run for it! A super restaurant in town from the cocktail to the main. // 314 West 11th Street / Greenwich Street – New York 10014

Doughnut Plant

After a long long walk, we grabbed three donuts to share in take away. We fell on the coach at home…. and it was wonderful… +1 for the blueberry donut! // 379 Grand Street, between Essex and Norfolk | 220 West 23rd Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues | 220 West 23rd Street, between 7th & 8th Avenues – all in New York

Ess-a- Bagel

Awful staff but crazy bagels… But who cares when you take a break with such tasty street food? // 831 3rd Avenue – New York 10022

Two hands

Champion breakfast in here and best banana walnut bread I’ve ever eat. Super nice staff that will help you enjoy the day ahead! // 164 Mott Street – New York 10013

Bubby’s

There’s a reason you can find this address on every blog post about NYC. Brunch. Here. That’s it really. Oh, yes: don’t forget to order some pancakes. // 73 Gansevoort Street | 120 Hudson Street – Both in New York

 

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NBA – Boston Celtics Vs.Chicago Bulls

When we planned our trip to the US, there was no way to leave without attending an NBA, NFL or NHL game! Prices being completely crazy in New York for the Knicks, you’d better try to get tickets for the Brooklyn Nets. In our case, we just decided to wait for our trip to Boston as the Celtics were playing against the Chicago Bulls. We loved it so much, that when we were in Washington, we couldn’t resist to go watch another game between the Wizards and the Hawks (Atlanta).

These games are just crazy. Of course, the sport side is quite impressive, but the atmosphere is fantastic. There is always something going on: cheerleaders (the Celtics’ are just amazing), games, more dance, more basketball with kids, freebies… I just can’t see how you can be there and be grumpy. And because we were so excited with the sports there (and so jet-lagged) we spent hours in front of the TV trying to understand American Football. Guess what? Now we know the rules! So my dear Frenchies: Yes you can (too)!

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Travel | #USA – Boston

  • See the Common Park, the Isabella Stewart Museum, Charles Street and follow the Freedom Trail.
  • Attend a Boston Celtics’ game.
  • Eat & Drink:

Tatte

Afternoon tea are to be taken in this place. Or you can order on take-away and eat in the park… No matter what you choose, don’t miss the chocolate Rose and the Brownies… // 70 Charles Street – Boston MA 02114

The Juicery

Feeling a little bit tired during your walk? Go get some energy with a delicious smoothie… It’s good and it works. // 66 Cross Street – Boston MA 02113

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