Karen Walker

Eateries We Love - Black Pony in Sydney

Karen Walker | November 22nd, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Black Pony
Of course Sydney is absolutely teeming with great cafes and it’s hard to pick out one above others but Black Pony in Coogee is pretty sensational. Great coffee needless to say but also wonderful breakfasts. The vibe’s the perfect Sydney easy-going cool. 1 minute’s walk to the beach too.
Black Pony, [...]

Australia, Eateries We Love, Oceania, Stuff we Love, Sydney

Hotels We Love - The Savoy in London

Karen Walker | November 15th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of The Savoy
I’m a sucker for a grand hotel and an elegant afternoon tea so I was excited to experience The Savoy post renovation. In a city of many impressive and legendary hotels The Savoy stands out. The tea parlour is one of its highlights and the afternoon tea up there [...]

Europe, Hotels We Love, London, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

Hotels We Love - St. John Hotel in London

Karen Walker | November 6th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of St. John Hotel
There’s always another hotel to check out in London and St. John is a little charmer. Superbly located smack bang in the middle of the West End and in an adorable little building, the rooms are wee but nicely designed and the ground floor cafe’s a great spot for [...]

Europe, Hotels We Love, London, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

Eateries We Love - Bocca Di Lupo in London

Karen Walker | October 17th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Bocca Di Lupo
One of my favourites in London for modern, elegant, intimate and superb Italian with all the classics done beautifully plus plenty of surprises. Tucked away smack bang in the middle of Soho at 12 Archer Street.
Bocca Di Lupo, 12 Archer Street, London, Greater London W1D 7BB, [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, London, Miscellaneous, Slideshows, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

Ginza by Karen Walker

Karen Walker | July 20th, 2012

Ginza is traditionally somewhere where only tourists and established money go but it’s suddenly hip again thanks to the new Uniqlo flagship and the relocated Dover Street Market.
Uniqlo, the a Japanese mega-retailer with 1,000 stores around the world and top-notch collaborations under their belt with the likes of Jil Sander and Undercover, has [...]

Asia, Japan, Slideshows, Tokyo

Eateries We Love - Canoviano Café in Tokyo

Karen Walker | July 11th, 2012

I always think it’s best to eat Japanese food while in Tokyo as it doesn’t get any better but for an architectural treat lunch or dine at Canoviano Café. The food’s great but it’s the building that’s most notable. The building’s designed by the legendary Tadao Ando which makes the experience even better.
Canoviano Café, [...]

Asia, Eateries We Love, Japan, Stuff we Love, Tokyo

Eateries We Love - Yakumo Saryo in Tokyo

Karen Walker | July 7th, 2012

Yakumo Saryo is a private, members-only restaurant that’s heavenly. It’s in the most unexpected of locations in a quiet, suburban street with a high, concrete wall overflowing with established trees surrounding it. Through the small wooden gate one finds oneself in the most beautiful of gardens with a softly lit twisting path leading up [...]

Asia, Eateries We Love, Japan, Stuff we Love, Tokyo

Dolphin Island in Fiji

Karen Walker | June 29th, 2012

Dolphin Island is less of a holiday resort and more of an elegant beach home. Not just because on our weekend there we’re the only guests but because Dawn, the island’s manager is actually more of surrogate Mum. As soon as our little dinghy pulls up at the island’s pier Dawn is embracing and [...]

Fiji, Hotels We Love, Oceania, Slideshows, Stuff we Love

Eateries We Love - Dean Street Townhouse

Karen Walker | January 23rd, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Dean Street Townhouse

London’s sensational Dean Street Townhouse ground floor restaurant’s a great place for a bite or a drink at any time of day.
Peppered with artworks by the current British greats including Emin and Hirst, decorated in a modern Georgian style and with food that’s modern and cosy.
Best seats in the [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, London, Stuff we Love, United Kingdom

Eateries We Love - Maccheroni in Rome

Karen Walker | January 19th, 2012

Photo Courtesy of Gary Arnold
One of the few restaurants in Rome that combines traditional Roman cuisine with contemporary brasserie style Maccheroni is a must. One of my favourite restaurants anywhere and, apparently where Michelle Obama chose to eat on her recent trip to Rome. At the historic heart of Rome and a [...]

Eateries We Love, Europe, Italy, Rome, Stuff we Love

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