Just off of Portobello Road in Notting Hill is a basement level gem of a tiki bar called Trailer Happiness. While the name could be misleading, it’s actually a charming little place and perfect for a fun weekend night out.
The atmosphere is lively – meaning, expect loud music and conversation to match. While there are some tables (first-come, first-served), the small size means that people also mingle throughout.
Described as offering, “classic and original cocktails with a tiki twist,” the drinks have fun names like Polynesian Princess, with Finlandia vodka, homemade watermelon syrup, citrus and champagne and Port Light, banana infused Woodford Reserve Bourbon agave citrus with a Trailer grenadine float.
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!