Eating in London with your teenager

My ideal trip with my teenager daughter includes experimenting with different foods, visiting farmer’s markets, tasting local dishes, having a unique experience and going to (at least) one fabulous restaurant. It is also important to have a plan B, a reliable and healthy food place that you can find in multiple locations. These are our favorites in London:

 

1) Best Food Market:

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Borough Market:
8 Southwark St, London
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London’s oldest food market, where you can get incredible produce, cheese, bread, olive oil and much more! Together, the Market’s stalls, shops and restaurants reflect London’s status as a truly global city, with traditional British produce sitting alongside regional specialities from around the world.

We love:  the chorizo and rocket roll at Brindisa, the duck confit sandwich at Le Marché du Quartier, the oysters at Richard Haward’s Oysters, the coffee at Monmouth Coffee. And a visit to Neal’s Yard Dairy, providers of  cheeses sourced from around 70 specialist cheesemakers all over the UK and Ireland.

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2) Best Fish and Chips:

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The Golden Hind:

73 Marylebone Ln, London W1U 2PN, United Kingdom

A 100 year old restaurant in the heart of Marylebone serving Britain’s most iconic dish: fish and chips!

 

3)Best British Pie:

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The Windmill :

6/8 Mill Street, London, W1S 2AZ

The Steak Pie at this proper British pub is a three times national award winner, and it’s always available. There are also traditional favorites such as fish pie, shepherds pie, chicken pie and vegetarian pies.

 

4) The fabulous restaurant:

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Nopi:

21-22 Warwick Street
London W1B 5NE
Tel: 020 7494 9584

Chef-owner Yotam Ottolenghi’s inventive cooking has a firm foundation in the Middle East and takes bold flavour forays into the Mediterranean and Asia. The dishes to share are a must!

5) The experience:

Afternoon tea at Sketch:
9 conduit street
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This is a very sensorial experience that lives up to its hype, from the beautiful room designed by India Mahdavi, to the assortment of teas and finger foods conceived by the french chef Pierre Gagnaire, the “delicious” live music and the artwork by David Shrigley.

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6) Best Pizza:

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Pizza East (various locations) : with the coolest interiors by Martin Brudnizki this is the home of my favorite crispy pork belly, tomato, mushroom pizza.

7) Best takeout concept:

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Wasabi Sushi & Bento (several locations): a great option when you are on the go: sushi, bento boxes, soups, poke, hot food etc…

Travel guides for instagrammers

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A editora inglesa Herb Lester é conhecida por seus ótimos guias de viagem.

A grande novidade é a parceria feita com o Instagram, que resultou em 3 novos guias “por” e “para” os apaixonados pela rede social: Londres, Paris e Berlim. As cidades são mostradas por instagrammers locais, que dão as dicas dos melhores lugares para curtir e fotografar.

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Os guias para intagrammers estão disponíveis nos eventos InstaMeet e os regulares no herblester.com

 

via tumblr e theguardian.com

Best in Boutique Hotels

O site/agência de viagens “Mr & Mrs Smith”, especialista em “hotéis boutique” e preferido de muitos “descolados”, publicou sua lista dos melhores hotéis em  diversas categorias.

 

Best Newcomer: FOGO ISLAND INN ( Newfounfland and Labrador, Canada)

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Best Dressed Hotel: ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU HOTEL (Bali,Indonesia)

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Sexiest Bedroom in the World : BLAKES HOTEL’s Corfu Suite (London,England)

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Hottest Hotel Bar : ACE HOTEL (New York, USA)

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Best Spa Hotel : COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE  (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)

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Above and Beyond (Service) : THE UPPER HOUSE (Hong Kong, China)

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Best Budget Hotel : BRODY HOUSE ( Budapest, Hungary)

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Best for families : SONEVA KIRI (Koh Kood, Thailand)

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Best Overall : POST RANCH INN ( Big Sur, California, USA)

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Greatest Outdoors: DUNTON HOT SPRINGS (San Juan Mountains, Colorado,USA)

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http://www.mrandmrssmith.com

 

International Art Exhibitions too see in 2014

 

HENRI MATISSE “The Cut-Outs”  (Tate Modern, London, April 17-September 7) (Moma, New York, October 2014)

 

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TRACEY EMIN “Angel Without You” (Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami, through March 9)

 

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http://mocanomi.org/2012/12/tracey-emin/

 

ALEXANDER CALDER “Calder and Abstraction: from Avant-Garde to Iconic” (Los Angeles County Museum of Art- LACMA, through July 27)

 

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WEDDING DRESSES 1775- 2014 (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, May 3, 2014- March 15, 2015)

 

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MARINA ABRAMOVIC and brazilian architect PAULO MENDES DA ROCHA  (Spring/Summer Residence at Serpentine Gallery, London, June 2014)

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Serpentine Galleries

 

 

The London Edition

O hotel “London Edition” acaba de abrir as suas portas, bem pertinho da Oxford Street, em Londres.

Esta é a segunda parceria de Ian Schrager com a cadeia de hotéis Marriott International ( o primeiro foi o “Istambul Edition”). Ian Schrager é o gênio da hotelaria, que concebeu, entre outros, o “Delano” em Miami, e o “Royalton” em Nova York.

O edifício foi construído em 1835 e foi meticulosamente restaurado pelo “Ian Schrager Company Design Studio” e a firma de arquitetura “Yabu Pushelberg”.

 

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O restaurante tem como chefe o “estrelado” Jason Atherton:

 

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London Edition

10 Berners Street

London W1T 3NP

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/loneb-the-london-edition/

 

via LondonEdition e Wallpaper (fotos de Jamie McGregor Smith)