If you come to visit Thailand, you have to stop by Chiang Mai. It’s a cute city with a lot to offer. Cool trendy bars, restaurants and coffee places. Even though Thailand isn’t exactly famous for their coffee, I can say the dark battery acid did me good. While preparing my trips I always make a Pinboard on Pinterest with places to go in every city & town. So every morning – afternoon and evening I choose a new place to eat – drink or chill out.
While walking through Chiang Mai you can find the cutest mini coffee places, but one just stuck to me. Graph is a small industrial looking coffee cafe with great coffee, hot and iced. With it’s intimate atmosphere and vintage interior you can chill here for hours. Hearing the sound of the fresh beans going into the coffee machine and smell the homemade baked goods.
Ratvithi Lane 1 Alley, Chiang Mai
Some cool design in this little Salad & Soup bar at Cloister’s Arcade in Australia. A black and white checkered wallpaper and floor, marble counter and a nice atmosphere. Slurp serves fresh salads & soups with decent amount of fillings made by scratch. Both are available for take away..
I have a little crush on this Mexican restaurant for lunch and dinner. Canalla is so cute, you just want to fly to San Pedro to eat here. Every little object is designed and has had a great modern look&feel. The beautiful combination between light wood with the dark background gives a nice touch to it!
The comfy Repulse Bay, located in Hong Kong, is the latest outpost of Classified series of cafés. Showing a new industrial-chic look, redefining the standard coffee shops. The firm Substance got inspired by the cafés at the seaside, using the marine blue tiles, rustic timber flooring and lobster-pot inspired ceiling lights. On the menu you can find shrimp, chorizo jambalaya and organic Thai quinoa salad. Or enjoy a cup of coffee and enjoy a spot of watching people in one of the two swinging sofas. Continue reading →
Cooking japanese can seem like a lot of work or the ingredients are not available in your country, but with the cookbooks of Moé Takemura, you get recipes that can be made in your area. She lived in Sweden at the time working on her MA. She wanted to prove that the Japanese kitchen can be cooked in Western countries, with the ingredients that can be bought locally.
The Foreign Japanese Kitchenintroducing the world of Japanese cooking, with fresh ingredients put in 7 full dinner recipes. Creating a modernistic design to make the recipes easy to follow. The cookbook is beautifully designed to explain all the ingredients and how to make the dishes easily.
Coming out with a new cookbook “Foreign Japanese Sweets” for Japanese sweets, how to make traditional desserts also using ingredients available in Western countries. Do you enjoy desserts? Try some delicious and healthy Japanese sweets for a change. A lot of desserts are often gluten free and vegan friendly. Using rice flour in stead of wheat flour, and bean paste instead of cream and chocolate, creating more options than wheat, butter and egg-based cakes and cookies. Continue reading →
La Jeune Rue first project: Anahi, the argentinian restaurant is located in Marias, a backstreet in Paris. This restaurant was created 20 years ago by two sisters: Carmina and Pilar, who sold the place to the French Cédric Naudon. Naudon not only bought Anahi nu also 35 other businesses in the area, to create an entire village of design restaurants, bars and boutiques. And the first step is the cosy Anahi, designer Maud Bury added an incredible chic and modern interior with cool items. Using a lot of Gold to create an extra cosy atmosphere and filling the cracks in the wall. The restaurant has a lot of antique elements and an impressive ceiling.
Address: 49 rue Volta, 75003 Paris, France. Source..
A new, just built this year, La Guingueta Beachside Bar & Restaurant in Barcelona, designed by Sandra Tarruella (Sandra Tarruella Interioristas). A new concept for a Tapas bar; adding freshness, warmth and giving the location a new addition.
The beach of Barcelona will have a totally new and refreshing bar, where Chef Carles Abellan, and his team, will prepare your food. Beautiful modern interior with natural wood tables, a warm palette of colors (red, orange, black and military green), no walls to get natural light and a cozy natural environment to get the ultimate feeling.
The bar also has a lounge area and corner to to enjoy a delicious cocktail or ice cream. A true eye-catcher for the Barcelona Source..