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field office

if you’re in the cape town area code make sure to pop into field office, a new coffee shop / design museum / art gallery/ your office away from your office / your boardroom away from your boardroom. the brain child of designers pedersen + lennard, the space caters for people looking for a place to be inspired, have some good eats (gourmet sarmies & cakes) and drink some great coffee. you can find them on barrack street (beteween buitenkant & harrington) … also follow them on twitter and on facebook. all photographs belong to field office.

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i ate a lot of cheese

i can get by in a foreign city on very little – and paris is no exception. i’m talking food, here. give me a baguette and some cheese and i’m pretty much good to go the entire day. actually, give me bread and cheese just in general and i’m good to go – forever.

the first thing people usually say when they talk about paris is, “it’s so expensive!” maybe, if you eat out all the time and really treat yourself – sure. but if you’re on a budget i find it the same as any other city, if not cheaper. you can buy a baguette for around a euro (let’s say about 10 ZAR) and the same goes for anything you want to put on it. plus the markets are great for food shopping, obviously.

(those are giant balls of cheese, by the way)

of course there’s nothing like actually sitting at a sidewalk café in paris. just stick to drinks… and linger over them.

if you want to splash out a bit, go to montmartre and visit aux bons vins – i had the best white wine i have ever tasted there (i also said this a number of times during lunch) and the food was superb.

also, i didn’t buy any macarons (sacrilege! sacrebleu! etc!) it was my last day in paris and i had just checked my credit card balance (thanks to clothes shopping, not food) when i stumbled upon a ladureé in st germain. went in, appreciated all the goodies, watched the parisians buying giant boxes of the tiny pastel macarons, saw the prices, walked out.

see more of paris at my flickr

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café moments

cappuccino for me, please.

all images from life magazine

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the book club

this place looks really awesome, the book club is situated in a former victorian warehouse in the east end of london that’s been renovated into a new venue for eating, drinking, meeting & dancing.

bringing together wit, wisdom and enough food and drink to see you through from early breakfast to a nightcap at last orders at the bar, the book club offers a new cultural revolution to the east end’s social scene. the book club fuses lively, creative events and late night drinking seven days a week with an alternative menu of brain-teasing and mind-expanding thought for food in the form of workshops, talks, cultural showcases, parties, ping pong, pool  and the best in new music.

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i like my coffee like i like my weekends, neverending

it’s almost weekend, which means plenty of opportunity to spend hours at a cafe somewhere, drinking coffee (or gin or sangria) and talking crap. yes, let’s!

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the franklin fountain

the franklin fountain is an old school soda fountain (n. a counter where ice cream, sodas and sundaes are prepared and served) in philadelphia. somebody open one here, please!

via this is not my work

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look at nook

oh YAY Jessica & Luke’s restaurant Nook has been featured in the December issue of House & Leisure!

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so excited & proud of them, if you guys haven’t visited yet – please do

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the old brooklyn parlor

With its comforting menu of coffee, pastries, and ice cream, The Old Brooklyn Parlor is filling a void in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn. Objective Subject worked with the owner, Nick Haven, to establish the 1930s Brooklyn aesthetic with dense typography of classic New York geometric sans serif and custom hand-lettered script.

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