Opium is one of those “blink and you could miss it” places. Located amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown, I actually did miss it on my first few passes. However, once you climb up a few flights of stairs, all the find and seek is well worth it. Here’s why.
Ah, Paris. Always a good idea, especially when it’s the setting for an epic girls weekend. Between the warm weather, incredible food, sightseeing and a few surprise encounters, the magic of Paris made this trip memorable. Here are my tips and recommendations on how to spend a girls weekend in Paris.
Where To Stay
I absolutely adore Hotel Le Bellechasse in St. Germain. Decorated by Christian Lacroix, the hotel is in a fantastic location blocks from Musée d’Orsay. The hotel only has 33 guest rooms, free wi-fi and the service is great.
Thanks to some savvy cocktail-loving friends, I recently found myself at Calloh Callay in Shoreditch. As you enter Calloh Callay, it’s not all that different from your average lively lounge bar. However, things get more interesting – and cozy – upon sneaking through a hidden door disguised as a wardrobe.
Ah, London. My favorite city in the world! After living in London for six months as a student, I cherish every opportunity to come back. So, when my friend Maria and I started planning a European holiday, London seemed like the perfect first destination.
Looking to visit London in the future? Here are my recommendations on what to see/do, where to eat and where to stay.
What To See & Do
Take A Stroll In Regent’s Park While everyone knows about Hyde Park, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Regent’s Park is even more beautiful. From the Queen’s rose garden, to stunning hedges and a pond where you can rent paddle boats, definitely spend a few hours exploring!
Although this cocktail is no longer on the menu at The Beehive, I’m going to let you in on a little secret. You can still order it! Called the Beehive Julep, it contains with rum, clementine liqueur, OJ, muddled mint, orange, and limes and ice. The end result is slightly sweet, refreshing and a touch tart. It’s been a favorite for years.
Want to make one at home? Here’s the recipe. Want to try it from the experts? Visit the Beehive, located at 541 Tremont Street, in Boston’s South End. Definitely try to go on a night when there’s live jazz as well – you won’t be disappointed!