Where Amanda has been
Stay @ Alma Tulum Hotel
QROO 15 60, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Alma Tulum is amazing - highly recommend staying here! Beautiful beach (lots of hammocks, bean bags & swing chairs) and walking distance to all the shopping, restaurants and nightlife. Carlos = best waiter there and hooked us up all weekend!
Dinner + Dancing @ Gitano
QROO 15 60, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Gitano was amazing! Highly recommend going for dinner, or a late dinner and dancing. Great vibes, music & food. Grilled avocado was 🔥
Rosa Negra Tulum, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Good vibes and music but the food was just ok. Waiter opted us in for the family style menu. Disclaimer: the steak tacos come with crispy crickets... ha
Laguna Collective, Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Quintana Roo, Mexico
There are so many cute stores in Tulum town but I loved this one! Cute crochet bathing suits, straw bags and boho dresses...
Shop @ Wildsea Boutique
QROO 15, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Cute boutique with boho beachwear. Check it out while walking down the strip!
Stay @ Ion City Hotel
Ion City Hotel, Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
Modern hotel on Laugavegur Street - which was super close to everything. Convenient location and modern rooms made it the perfect spot for our long weekend. They also have the Ion Adventure Hotel which is an hour from Reykjavík which I wish we stayed in for at least 1 night - the pictures of it look amazing!
Northern Lights Tour
We booked the Northern Lights tour through Happy World Tours. The tour was on the expensive side (just under $500 USD), but was well worth it! The tour guide picked us up from our hotel at 9PM in a 4x4 Jeep that we shared with 5 other people. I recommend using a smaller tour company rather then the big bus ones since the Jeeps are able to go places that the buses cannot. Despite cloudy conditions early on, we managed to see the Aurora Borelis by midnight just as they were serving hot chocolate & Icelandic donuts! The guides were really nice and made sure we had a great time. Dress VERY warm - it happened to be 10 degrees the night that we went, but it usually feels even colder because of the high winds.
Day Trip - Golden Circle
Skálholtsvegur, Laugarás, Iceland
We rented a car (only $40 for the day) and did Geysir & Gullfoss on our own. I’m happy we did this by ourselves so we could be on our own schedule, stop and go as we please and spend as little or as much time as we wanted to at each place. We drove from Reykjavík to Geysir and stopped 3x on the way to see some of the Icelandic horses & amazing sunrise views. I would recommend timing the trip out so that you can see sunrise/sunset or both! After Geysir, we drove to Gullfoss - both spots were amazing! Incredible views; definitely dress warm so that you can enjoy it. After the sights, we drove to an amazing restaurant that was in a Tomato Greenhouse.
Friðheimar - Tomato Greenhouse Lunch!
Bjarkarbraut 11, Reykholt, Iceland
Tomato everything! A local tour guide reccomended this place to us for lunch or dinner following the Golden Circle. It's on the way back to Reykjavík from the Golden Circle so its an easy pit stop while you make your way back into the city. The restaurant is inside of the tomato greenhouse which is surrounded by fresh tomatoes and basil. The tomato soup and fresh pasta were amazing. They also make fresh bead in house - this was definitely one of our best meals in Iceland, go hungry!
Day @ The Blue Lagoon
Blue Lagoon Iceland, Grindavik, Iceland
Day trip to the Blue Lagoon! We took the bus here from downtown Reykjavík, however, if I could do it again, I would have planned to hit the Blue Lagoon pre or post flight since its only 10 mins from Keflavík Airport. We purchased the premium tickets which was worth the extra $! Tickets came with robes, towels, slippers, Silica & Mud masks, drinks while in the lagoon & reservations to Lava Restaurant for lunch. We came for sunrise which was beautiful, spent 3 hours in the baths with facials and ended our day at Lava for a seafood lunch! The Blue Lagoon is a must do while in Iceland! PS - girls, use a lot of conditioner before going in!
Dinner + Drinks @ Apotek
Apotek Restaurant, Austurstræti, Reykjavík, Iceland
We had dinner here on a Friday night; I’d recommend making a reservation as it gets quite busy. Foodie spot with great cocktails and good vibes. We tried some Icelandic favorites here: Minke Whale & Puffin... Overall, this was one of my favorite dinners while in Reykjavík.
Noodles @ Ramen Momo
Ramen Momo, Tryggvagata, Reykjavík, Iceland
We went here for a casual and quick dinner one night after walking around Reykjavík. Hot ginger tea and noodles warmed us up! The restaurant is small, so try and come early so you don’t have to wait.
Caruso, Austurstræti, Reykjavík, Iceland
Italian restaurant in a great location. The food was okay; however, if you're in the mood for pastas and pizzas, this is your place.
Beers @ Micro Bar
Micro Bar, Vesturgata, Reykjavík, Iceland
Fun spot to grab a drink at pre or post dinner - they serve flights of local beers.
Bread Bowls @ Svarta
Svarta Kaffið, Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
I highly recommend this spot for lunch! They only offer 2 soups (I believe they have 1 meat and 1 vegetarian option) in a huge bread bowl. Perfect spot to warm up and grab a quick bite.
Dinner @ Mat Bar
MAT BAR, Hverfisgata, Reykjavík, Iceland
Tapas/small plate style restaurant - good for trying everything and sharing.
Breakfast @ Prikið
Prikið, Bankastræti, Reykjavík, Iceland
We stopped here for a quick breakfast on our first day. It’s nothing special, typical diner type breakfast.
Joe & The Juice
JOE & THE JUICE, Reykjavík, Iceland
Start your morning off with a juice and some avo toast here! PS- they have Joe & The Juice's all over Iceland!
Vegetarian Lunch @ Gló
Gló, Laugavegur, Reykjavík, Iceland
Quick and yummy lunch vegetarian spot right near our hotel.
Dessert + Coffee Spot
Eldur og Ís, Skólavörðustígur, Reykjavík, Iceland
Super casual dessert spot - located in the middle of everything. We hit up this place 3x for some crepes or hot chocolates after dinner.
Hallgrimskirkja, Reykjavík, Iceland
Swing by this Church at some point while wandering the streets of Reykjavík - it's one of the tallest buildings in the city so you can't miss it. If you climb to the top, you will have incredible views of the entire city.
Brunch @ Sunday In Brooklyn
Sunday In Brooklyn, Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Amazing brunch! A reservation is a must have on the weekend unless you don't mind waiting 2+ hours. The pancakes are famous here, very rich & sweet so I would recommend sharing them with friends; they are amazing though!
Pizza @ Paulie Gee's
21-16 44th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
In my opinion, this is the BEST brick oven pizza in Brooklyn. They are known for drizzling some hot honey on the pizza... They don't take reservations, if you are a big crowd and plan on going on the weekend, get there at 6PM when they open! This place usually has a long wait Thursday through Sunday.
Cocktails At Ramona
Ramona, Franklin Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States
We love cocktails at Ramona! This is a great spot to go to pre, or post dinner in the neighborhood. Very nice atmosphere and great mixologists.
Brunch @ Esme
Esme, Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Esme brunch never disappoints! This is a neighborhood go to spot for locals wanting some good eats. My favorite dish on the menu is the fried chicken sandwich!
Peter Pan Donuts
Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop, Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Afternoon sweets? This is your place! Don't go too late though, they will probably run out! The line is out the door in the morning hours... Get a box of 6/12 so you can try all of the flavors.
Quick Brekkie @ Bakeri
248 Queens Plaza S, Long Island City, NY 11101, USA
Bakeri is such a cute spot for morning coffee and fresh pastries.
Date Night @ Marlow & Sons
Marlow & Sons, Broadway, Brooklyn, NY, United States
If you love Oysters, go for it! So fresh & good.
Vegan Ice Cream @ Van Leeuwen
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Their vegan ice-cream is the best!
Lobster Rolls @ Lobster Joint
Lobster Joint, Manhattan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Lobster joint is known for their Lobster Rolls & Bloody Mary's. They have a cute garden in the back for some outdoor seating.
Drink & Play Brooklyn Barge
The Brooklyn Barge, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Fun outdoor spot for spring/summer/fall days in the city. PS - they have wolfer estate rose & food trucks! They also have outdoor drinking games like corn hole and connect 4. AND, they are dog friendly. :)
Berry Park, Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States
I've been to Berry Park several times, from birthday parties to day drinking post brunch this spot is always fun. It's a very casual place in the heart of Williamsburg. It's great for large gatherings with groups of friends as the roof is quite large.
Dinner @ AURORA
Aurora, Grand Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States
We went here for a date night, really good wine and food using fresh ingredients. Definitely recommend trying this spot.
Pancake Pantry, 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
Such a great breakfast spot! We waited 1 hour to get a table (which I heard wasn't even too long of a wait). The line to get a table goes outside and is pretty lengthy - takes up most of the block! We were prepared to wait as we heard about this place from some friends. It was worth the wait!
Fried Chicken at Hattie B's
Hattie B's, 19th Avenue South, Nashville, TN, United States
If you like fried chicken, definitely come here for a not so quick bite, ha. LONG lines in the afternoon which is prime time. Pretty sure we came when they opened at 11AM for an early lunch/late breakfast to avoid the lines. This isn't necessarily fast food, but it's also NOT fancy. Very casual place, you order at the counter and they have a few tables to sit at. You basically order hot fried chicken and some sides - the beans and mac and cheese were really good. Clearly, a cheat weekend here!
Coffee at Milk and Honey
Milk And Honey, South 11th Street, Nashville, TN, United States
Just opened summer 2017! Cute spot for brunch/ afternoon coffee.
Soho Beach House
Soho Beach House, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States
The Soho Beach House is amazing! Unfortunately, the pool was being renovated while I was here so I spent my down time beachside on a comfy day bed. The food is great here! The beach side menu is on the casual side compared to Level 3 and Cecconi's - I ordered a cold brew with almond milk and a tuna poke bowl, highly recommend the tuna if you like raw fish! PS - they don't have Matcha here which I thought was interesting since NY and most of the other houses do. There's a small gym here which was a nice addition since the NY house doesn't have one.
Cecconi's, Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL, United States
Dinner at Cecconi's (the restaurant at Soho Beach House) was good. It's basically trendy/expensive Italian food. You can't go wrong with anything truffle, or cacio e pepe - both solid choices! The Miami location was better then the Brooklyn one in my opinion. I went for an early dinner and did not have a reservation - if you plan on going during prime time, I would suggest making one.
Brickell City Center
Brickell City Centre, South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL, United States
AMAZING shopping! Basically, every designer store you can think of, is here. Saks Fifth Avenue, Chopard, Sephora, Intermix, etc... Oh, they also have a drybar which worked out really well for a quick fix before running to a work event! The half indoor/outdoor shopping center was very cool - I believe there were at least 4 floors.
Dr Smood - Brickell Organic Cafe, South Miami Avenue, Miami, FL, United States
Organic/Vegan/GF! Love Dr Smood for a morning (or afternoon) Matcha! Located in the Brickell City Center on level 3.
Colorful Streets of Wynwood
Wynwood Art Walk, Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL, United States
Awesome part of Miami (it reminds me a little bit of Brooklyn - hipster and young vibes)! When I come back to Miami, I would love to spend more time in this neighborhood. There's a ton of street art, some cool breweries, foodie restaurants and a relatively young crowd. The colorful streets are amazing, you can get some great pictures here. If you want to do the art walk, I believe they only take place on Saturdays. I was also told that every second Saturday is supposed to be extra special since they incorporates fashion, style and food to the walk. I wish I was here for that!
Gusta Pizza, Via Maggio, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
This place has really good wood-fired stone oven PIZZA! Don't be surprised as there is usually a line (made up of locals, students and a lot of tourists). You can't go wrong with the Margherita or Pesto pies.
Trattoria Anita, Via del Parlascio, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
I had many meals at Anita - fresh pastas and amazing sauce!
La Giostra, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Definitely make a reservation! Known for their "bistecca" - I had the Balsamic steak which was amazing, highly recommend trying as much of the menu as you can! If you can't get a dinner res, their lunch menu is still great.
Caffè La Terrazza
Rinascente Firenze, Piazza della Repubblica, Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
Super cute cafe on the top floor of the famous La Rinascente. Great way to end an evening of shopping! I enjoyed some hot coco on the roof overlooking Piazza della Repubblica.
Folly Beach, SC, United States
We rented a house on Folly Beach which is about 20 minutes from downtown Charleston. Folly Beach is a great location because it's walking distance to the Folly strip which has a few cute bars and restaurants but still close to Charleston. We took Ubers when we went downtown and they were really inexpensive. We wanted have the best of both worlds (downtown and beach time) but found the perfect house that was large enough to sleep 19 girls and was literally on the beach! The house was perfect - had a BBQ on the deck which was a few feet from the beach. I definitely recommend renting a house vs a hotel with such a large group.
Bowens Island Road, Charleston, SC, United States
This was a fun and cool adventure! The bride loves the beach/boats so I wanted to plan an activity that she would be really into. We rented a private boat that came with a captain to take us around the bay for a sunset cruise. The boat left from Bowens Island and lasted for around 3 hours. It was BYOB. Obviously, we packed lots of rosé and some snacks. It was fairly inexpensive, around $35 PP. AND, we got to see Dolphins!
6 Concord St, Charleston, SC 29401, USA
Cutest and most charming little street downtown. Definitely need to visit and take some pictures if you're in Charleston.
Hominy Grill, Rutledge Avenue, Charleston, SC, United States
Fried chicken, biscuits and grits... Need I say more? A great southern brunch and they were able to accommodate our large group!
Anson Restaurant, Anson Street, Charleston, SC, United States
This was our "big" night out dinner. The restaurant is on the dressier side but not too fancy. They were able to accommodate our large party with one long table and a custom designed a price fix menu that they printed with the brides #hashtag! I thought this was so cute of them! They offered us many price fix options via email before confirming that were all affordable and included alcohol.
Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC, United States
Famous pineapple fountain in the downtown historic district.
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit
Callie's Hot Little Biscuit, King Street, Charleston, SC, United States
Hot little biscuits is exactly what they are... Charleston's late night food! In NY, you go to Artichoke Pizza. In Charleston, you go Callie's Hot Little Biscuits (ha). From 1-3AM, the line is out the door with fresh/warm biscuits. I think we may have gotten 2 dozen biscuits for the Uber home. The buttermilk ones were seriously amazing!
185 Gold St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is unreal! The rooms, views, drinks and atmosphere were all amazing. We started here for drinks prior to heading to dinner since we were staying here for the evening. Great cocktails on the ground level next to a beautiful plant wall!
Cecconi's, Water Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States
We went here for dinner after drinks at the 1 Hotel - 5 min walk. We made a reservation pretty far in advance and were only able to get a 10PM res. The restaurant wasn't that crowded when we sat down either. The food was great but not amazing... Highlight of the meal: Truffle special of the night. The views of Manhattan under the Brooklyn Bridge makes it! Overall, a great atmosphere.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Beautiful place in Italy, enjoyed a day of hiking along the coast.
After a day of hiking, we were starving! Chef Miky De Fina is known for serving some of the best fresh seafood from the area. Bacon wrapped Octopus... UNREAL!
Las Ramblas is a definite "to do" while in Barcelona.
Carrer de Roger de Flor, 16, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Awesome food market to visit while checking out Las Ramblas. Great spot to try some of the local street food or have a glass of wine! I always love food markets when traveling!
Mercat de Santa Caterina
Carrer de Pamplona, 72, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Amazing food market (less crowded and more "gourmet" then La Boqueria). Enjoy some jamón ibérico and local eats.
Fun music venue/nightlife in Barcelona.
Navy Beach, Navy Road, Montauk, NY, United States
One of my favorite spots for a Sunday afternoon!
The best breakfast/lunch spot in town! I love the fresh ingredients and that they have a lot of vegetarian/vegan options! Definitely recommend coming here for breakfast before hitting the beach.
Fun spot for a girls night out - it gets really crowded though.
91 N Farragut Rd, Montauk, NY 11954, USA
Casual restaurant on the water with the most beautiful sunsets!
Wollfer Estate Vineyard
Wölffer Estate Vineyard
One of my favorite vineyards out East! Sipped on some rosé as we watched the sunset.
Kelabang Moding, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
This hotel was UNREAL! We upgraded our room to one of the Deluxe Terrace Villas which was totally worth the $! The room was a hut like (huge) room that had a private pool over looking the jungles of Ubud. The Cascades Restaurant at the hotel was great - we were impressed by the quality of the food and presentation. The portions are very small, they encourage you to try a lot from the menu. You can also order lunch or dinner directly to your private pool, we did this one of the afternoons which was really nice.
Elephant Safari Park & Lodge
Jl. Br Jasan No.16, Sebatu, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Awesome experience! The tour we booked was called Bathe & Breakfast with Elephants. Although it starts very early (around 7AM), I recommend doing this one because you are able to feed them breakfast and bathe them during the morning hours. The afternoon tours do not offer this and are more for just riding them. We didn't want to ride the elephants so this was the perfect day for us.
Sacred Monkey Forest
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jalan Monkey Forest, Bali, Indonesia
So much fun! We went to monkey forest one afternoon after shopping in the markets. Advice: Do NOT leave any bananas out OR your sunglasses...The monkeys will absolutely climb on you and take them all! We hid the bananas in our backpack and the monkeys even try to unzip it to steal them. We had too much fun and bought 3 bunches of bananas! The bigger ones were kind of scary, I stuck to hanging with the babies.
Besakih Mother Temple
Jl. Entry Pura Besakih, Besakih, Rendang, Kabupaten Karangasem, Bali 80863, Indonesia
Toured the Besakih Mother Temple one afternoon. One of the largest and most important temples in Bali.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Unnamed Road, Kedisan, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Rice terraces are beautiful! We didn't have time to walk through them but I saw people doing it and I wish we did!
Jl. Suweta No.79, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Great local dinner spot in Ubud Town. Hit up the local markets before dinner for some basket bags and coverups.
Alila Villas Uluwatu
Jl. Taman Nusa, Ungasan, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
AMAZING hotel in Uluwatu. Highly recommend this hotel for a relaxing but very luxe stay. The infinity pool over looking the Indian Ocean was beautiful and surrounded by comfortable day beds. We upgraded our room to a 1 Bedroom Pool Villa. This hotel offered morning Yoga which I took advantage of followed by the organic and local breakfast which was included with our stay. The Restaurant in the hotel called The Warung was the best- authentic Indonesian and Balinese food. Highly recommend eating here during your stay - chicken satay with peanut sauce was my fav.
Jl. Labuansait No.250, Pecatu, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Sunday Funday spot in Uluwatu on a cliff over looking the beach. Popular surfer spot - after a surf sesh everyone comes up here for drinks with life music and a beautiful sunset. We rented scooters (aka motor bikes according to the Balinese) and drove here.
Jl. Taman Sari, Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia
We went here for sunset drinks and apps - great bar located at the top of a cliff with beautiful beach views. Get there early to get a good seat because it fills up fast.
Dreamland Beach, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Not the most picturesque Bali beach (a little dirty) but all sand and no rocks.
Cashew Tree, Jalan Pantai Bingin, Pecatu, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Organic & Vegan! Super casual and laid-back restaurant to check out for a quick bite - cash only.
W Hotel Seminyak
Gg. Gelatik No.10, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Our stay at the W was great! The hotel is modern and also very large. We didn't spend a lot of time at the hotel because there was just too much to see and do in Seminyak. The hotel location was perfect - walking distance to everything!
Potato Head Beach Club
Jl. Umalas I No.8, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
My FAV day in Seminyak! We spent the entire day here on an ocean front day bed. You have to get there early to reserve the day beds - the ocean front ones are better then the poolside ones. Atmosphere is relatively relaxed throughout the day and becomes more fun as the night goes on. The cocktails and food here were great! Try the coconut cocktails (made from real coconuts!) and the fish tacos - by far my favorites!
La Plancha, Seminyak, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
My second FAV day in Seminyak! La Plancha is a very cool beach spot filled with colorful bean bags and umbrellas. Great music and cocktails offering a very chill vibe. We spent a few hours here sipping on some fresh cocktails and seafood appetizers. The sunset on this part of the beach is beautiful, I'm glad we went during late afternoon and into the evening because it can be so hot during the day and definitely cools down post sunset. There are a lot of locals walking through the bean bags selling stuff; from $1 tassel necklaces (which I bought a few of for gifs) to art and hats... Definitely ignore them if you're totally uninterested in purchasing.
Gang. Walet III A, Padangsambian, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80118, Indonesia
Seriously obsessed with this place! I need one in NY!! They have the best smoothie and acai bowls. Oh, and homemade Kombucha and cold brew! It's a small spot, indoor and outdoor seating and very friendly staff. Located just off the road from the W Hotel, we stopped in 2x during our time in Seminyak.
Jl. Buana Luhur No.7, Padangsambian, Denpasar Bar., Kota Denpasar, Bali 80119, Indonesia
Cute smoothie and acai bowl shack for a quick brekkie - they only use local ingredients which is exactly what we love! I had an acai bowl and cold brew.
Sisterfields Cafe, Kerobokan Kelod, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
We went here for lunch one afternoon, really good food (got the avo toast) This place is very Australian influenced and has a great atmosphere.
Jl. Raya Kedampang, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Such a cute dinner spot! We had the Summer Poke Bowl and Taco Bar! They also have GF options. It was relatively busy when we went, we sat at the bar because there were no tables available. Overall, this restaurant had a very Australian feel.
Jl. Persada II No.1B, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80117, Indonesia
Milk & Roses Boutique
Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.14, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Cute boutique with reasonable prices.
Chill Reflexology, Jalan Kunti I, Seminyak, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Massages in Seminyak! A little more expensive then your typically Balinese massage but worth it. Relaxing and clean place - I got the "Ultimate Chill" massage here.
Gateway Blvd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Best dumplings (with the cutest) faces in HK! Definitely check it out.
One Dim Sum
315 Prince Edward Rd W, Ma Tau Wai, Hong Kong
Super authentic and inexpensive restaurant in HK. I went 2x during my 4 days here! For ordering, you pencil things in off of the menu - portions are on the smaller side so you can try everything. The mango dessert was amazing!
Victoria Peak, Hong Kong
This is a MUST do/see in HK. The peak looks down on the entire city with an unreal skyline! Take the tram there (the 120 year old railway) for the ultimate experience.
Afternoon Tea: The Peninsula
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Hong Kong
We went here for afternoon tea after some morning shopping and sightseeing. It's first come first serve, so get there on the early side to secure a table.
16 Wycombe Rd, Neutral Bay NSW 2089, Australia
Amazing bar on the 47th floor. The bar slowly rotates 360 degrees (you don't really feel the movement though). Bar has floor to ceiling glass windows allowing for the most incredible views of Sydney. Expensive cocktails but definitely an experience to remember!
24 Peel St, Kirribilli NSW 2061, Australia
Best dumpling & dim sum date night in Sydney! We made a last minute reservation so we went to an early dinner. Great food and atmosphere.
The Rocks Market
1d Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
The Rock Foodie Market was awesome! We spent a few hours here tasting street food and sitting outside in the sun. It's a quick walk from the inner Harbor. Food Markets are always a good idea!
17 Morella Rd, Mosman NSW 2088, Australia
Day at the Taronga Zoo was nothing less then entertaining! I took the ferry across the Sydney Harbor which had amazing views of the Opera House and skyline. The Zoo also had amazing views overlooking all of Sydney from above. The Giraffe's were the highlight of the Zoo - great day time activity!
Westfield Sydney, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
BEST shopping in Sydney! This mall has everything from Adidas and Zara to Miu Miu and Chanel. We spent a few hours shopping and worked up an appetite! We finished the day here at Ippudo (amazing Ramen) located on the 5th floor. The food court here was one of the best ones that I have seen. So many options from a quick bite to a formal restaurant.
Ippudo, Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Ippudo Ramen is always a favorite of mine - the Sydney location was one of the best though! Located in the Westfield mall (on level 5). I definitely recommend grabbing a quick bite after some shopping at the mall. The pork buns were really good!
Bondi Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Spent the day at Bondi Beach and went surfing. Rented boards at a local surf shop right off of the beach. We went in September so the water was a bit chilly - rented wetsuits as well. Clean and beautiful beach close to downtown Sydney
25 O'Donnell St, North Bondi NSW 2026, Australia
Iceburgs is awesome! We went here after spending the day surfing at Bondi Beach. Views are amazing because the restaurant is on a cliff overlooking the beach. Trendy spot in Bondi - dress code varies from super casual (I went in a coverup and swimsuit) to trendy and upscale.
Rocks on the Roof
Rocks on the Roof, West Bay Street, Savannah, GA, United States
I went here with 16 girls for a bachelorette party - we had great cocktails on the roof before heading out for the evening. Rooftop was really cute, lounge vibe with couches and chairs. Great views of the water and downtown historic area. Recommend going for sunset for the great views :)
The Savannah Picnic Company
Forsyth Park, Drayton Street, Savannah, GA, United States
The BEST & CUTEST picnic in Forsyth Park. This company (@savpicnicco on IG) sets up a spot in the park with chairs, food/beverages, and cute decorations. You need to book in advance and they charge per person. Affordable and great afternoon activity. We brought rose and champagne since open containers are allowed in Georgia. Don't forget to specify what the occasion is (if any) when booking.
Kimpton Brice Hotel
Kimpton Brice Hotel, East Bay Street, Savannah, GA, United States
Modern and chic hotel in Downtown Savannah. The brunch was great here! Definitely recommend this hotel because it has a beautiful pool and outdoor area. Savannah is really warm so the pool was a great addition for a mid-day dip! Happy Hour outside was also a nice addition.
B Matthew's Eatery
B. Matthew's Eatery, East Bay Street, Savannah, GA, United States
Great brunch on a cute street. We made a reservation because we were such a big party. Biscuits were amazing!
The Barge House
375 Queensbridge Rd, London E8 3LH, UK
This spot was amazing! They are known for their bread bowl brunch. The bowls are huge and are served on a cutting board to make it easy. Overall a great waterfront spot in the Hackney neighborhood of London. We had to wait about an hour (which I heard wasn't bad!) I recommend going early or be prepared to wait.
Shoreditch House, London, United Kingdom
Went for dinner and drinks at the Shoreditch House in London's "Brooklyn" neighborhood with a few girlfriends. Amazing restaurant with fresh pastas and locally sourced meats. Highly recommend going early to hang on a day bed pre-dinner for a yummy cocktail!
PS - this is a members only social club but non-members can stay in hotel and use the facilities/restaurants.
Awesome food market in London that has a variety of cuisines and food choices. Fun afternoon activity for lunch.