Category Archives: FOOD

STYLISH CAMPOS COFFEE IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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Cult coffee company Campos has opened their third flagship Sydney store in Dulwich Hill late last year. Besides serving good coffee this popular cafe also provide light lunch items including sandwiches, baguettes and sausage rolls. All items are made and supplied from their own bakery. The clean Scandinavian style interior is designed by Luchetti Krelle, an award winning Sydney based, architecture and interior design firm established by Stuart Krelle and Rachel Luchetti. I especially love that stunning counter which is made from wood in various colors.

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THE FOOD FILES: RAINBOW POPSICLES

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These rainbow popsicles are perfect for a sunny summer day! Great for parties too. You can find the recipe here.

THE FOOD FILES: THE ULTIMATE LEMON TART

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I love a good lemon tart! There are lots of variations for this tart but you can find the ultimate recipe here.

TRADITIONAL WOOD-FIRED BAKERIES IN STOCKHOLM

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Fabrique is a chain of traditional wood-fired bakeries that are located throughout central Stockholm. Here you’ll find top-quality fresh-baked sourdough bread, rolls and cakes baked by hand with natural ingredients according to time-honoured traditions. According to some they have the best cinnamon buns in the world. These images are from Fabrique on Rosenlundsgatan on Södermalm where you can enjoy pastries in the cosy café with large windows looking into the bakery. The shop/cafe is decorated in a beautiful combination of black, white and wood with a rough, industiral edge.

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OLIVES & MORE IN AMSTERDAM

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Olives & More, founded by Brian Boucher and Esther Berger, started to sell their products on a Farmers Market. Now they have a beautiful corner shop in Amsterdam offering (organic) olives, olive oil and other delicious goods. Here you can buy freshly-made tapenades, pesto and hummus, uniquely prepared olives, and tasty olive oils from around Europe. You can read more about Ester and Brian’s shop and favorite places in Amsterdam on The Makers Amsterdam website.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: RESTAURANT STORY HELSINKI

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Recently openend restaurant Story is located in The Old Market Hall on Helsinki’s waterfront. The large space, which was once used for loading horse carriages, has been designed by interior architect Joanna Laajisto. Story’s interior gives homage to the original feel and history of the market hall, but placing it in a new time with a modern yet relaxed twist. The main challenge was to get the high-ceilinged hall to feel intimate. Story’s tables are designed and handmade by Helsinki’s own wood artisan Tebian. Many custom made solutions had to be found such as the lighting installation as the lamps were not allowed to be hung from the ten meter high ceiling.

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MEDITERRENEAN SUMMER COLORS

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I am holding on to summer with these mediterranean pictures from the portfolio of photographer Romain Ricard. I hope we still have some beautiful summer days left before the leaves start falling. The frist two photos are from stylish hotel Masseria Cimino, which is a 18th century farmhouse that has been transformed in a stylish boutique hotel in the Puglia region in Italy. You can read more about this hotel here.

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