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MOST POPULAR HOTELS OF 2013

December 17th, 2013

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It’s the end of the year and that means: list-making. This week you will find here the best spots of 2013 on Petite Passport. Starting with the most popular hotels of 2013 (which means: most viewed by you, the readers of Petite Passport). Congratulations to all those risk-taken hotel-owners who opened a new hotel last year.  Read more…


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BEST OF OCTOBER 2013

November 1st, 2013

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Bye bye October, hello November! I hope you had a lovely month in terms of travelling. Where did you go? What did you see? I started the month in London and discovered many new addresses like the new Ace Hotel and Whyte & Brown. After London I went to Antwerp for a day and the week after that I was surprised by the talents spotted on the Dutch Design Week. Most special was the restaurant called StamPiet. A pop up restaurant decorated with hundreds of blue shirts. And I wasn’t the only one who thought the restaurant looked stunning because it was the most popular post of October as well. I have to thank my boyfriend for saying that we really had to stop there as well, because otherwise I wouldn’t have found it at all (it wasn’t located on the main hub of the Dutch Design Week). Eindhoven is one of my favorite cities in The Netherlands and couldn’t be complete without a dinner at Radio Royaal. Also highly recommendable! Off to November: I’ve planned two trips already, so can’t wait to take you to those European destinations soon. Have a lovely month!

Top 5 most popular posts of October:

  1. StamPiet Eindhoven Read more…

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NEW SPOT: HOI POLLOI LONDON

October 11th, 2013

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like to have dinner in the Ace Hotel: Hoi Polloi London is the newly opened restaurant attached to the Ace Hotel.
  2. If you like Bistrotheque in London already. Hoi Polloi Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: WHYTE & BROWN LONDON

October 5th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The Award-winning bartender? The two-storey building? The location? Or the restaurant upstairs? Whyte & Brown is open for a few weeks now and the manager loves to tell me that their menu revolves around chicken and free range eggs. Whether you come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner there is always a dish with those ingredients on the menu. For example, the Brick Chicken (12.95 pounds). This is Half a chicken with S & B signature seasoning which has a 24-hour slow-cooked confit thigh and a 12-hour slow-cooked wing. Yummy! Behind the bar is Ryan Chetiyawardana. He has been awarded UK Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: SHOREDITCH GRIND LONDON

October 4th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The location and their coffees ofcourse. Shoreditch Grind is located in Shoreditch on a busy roundabout where many bus- and subway-lines meet. So if you change here, you can stop at Shoreditch Grind for a good cup of coffee. To take-away or to drink in their bar or on the terrace. Don’t forget to Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: FLAT IRON LONDON

October 4th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The steaks ofcourse. Flat Iron London is a steakhouse, so they know how to prepare a nice tender piece of meat. Whether it’s a steak or a juicy hamburger. Flat Iron opened its doors in December in Soho, around the corner from Carnaby Street. The narrow building has three floors and each evening it’s packed. You sit at long tables with meat cleavers on top of it. A great detail in my opinion (see photo 3). But there’s more. You get an old maritime mug with popcorn on the table for example. And the lamps above the tables come from the Smithfield Meat Market. And downstairs there’s a bar where the lights were once used in a James Bond movie. They do not Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: FOLKLORE LONDON

October 3rd, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The beautiful collection. Is it possible to like everything in a store? At Folklore London this is certainly the case. From the magazines to the cups and from the chairs to the pillows: you actually want to live here. Loyal followers of Petite Passport can already recognize Folklore, because in December last year I made a Tried & Tested already. The shop was completely decorated in Christmas spirit (and still an inspiration, please see to the post here), but when I got back last week, I wanted to share the shop on Petite Passport again through another Tried & Tested. Folklore is the shop of Danielle and her husband who want to share one thing in their store: that better living is possible through design. So they gathered a collection of Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: ONE LEICESTER STREET LONDON

October 3rd, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The rooms. One Leicester Street once was the St John Hotel, a hotel of Trevor and Fergus, two well-known chefs and food-entrepreneurs from London (St. JOHN restaurant). They closed the doors and One Leicester Street opened a restaurant, bar and hotel at the same address. It is part of the Unlisted Collection of hotelier Peng Loh from Singapore who can also count the Waterhouse at South Bund in Shanghai, Wanderlust in Singapore and Town Hall Hotel & Apartments in London to their collection. And they know how to run top notch restaurants as well: Table no one has a Michelin star, just like the Corner Room in London. And news of this week is that last the restaurant of One Leicester Street has been awarded with such a coveted star too. Congrats! Let’s talk about the rooms. There are Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: 100 HOXTON LONDON

October 2nd, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The huge glass windows. 100 Hoxton is only open a few weeks and is within walking distance of the Ace Hotel, but you really have to do your best to find it, because it is not among many other restaurants. Once there was an Indian restaurant at this location, but you see nothing of that anymore. The restaurant got a complete metamorphose by Yaojen Chuang: from the glass facade to the concrete floor and from the bar in the middle to the colored tops on the tables. In the kitchen we find a mix of chefs. One chef, Tim Yates, comes from Australia and knows the Thai cuisine inside out. The other Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BEAGLE LONDON

October 2nd, 2013

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Most striking feature:

This restaurant, bar and coffee shop is located underneath the Hoxton Station. The new overground that runs throughout East London. Beagle opened its doors in April of this year and it’s located in old railway arches. They’ve kept that almost in their original state so the bricks and the arches are clearly visible. What’s not visible, but definitely audible, is the subway that drives over regularly. ‘No problem, because once it gets busy, the sound will go up into the sound of the crowd’, the bartender assures me. Although the space is raw (also fits well in the neighborhood), the interior is pretty simplistic. The Scandinavian chairs are real eye-catchers, just like the bar stools and the lamp in the coffee shop. Because this restaurant is located under three arches it is therefore divided into three parts. There is a Read more…


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