Where to Eat in the City of Music

Welcome to Salzburg, the city usually known for its music – be it Rodgers and Hammerstein’s the Sound of Music or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. But Salzburg also has great food and I am willing to share “a few of my favourite things…”

First, visit the Café Bazar (Schwarzstraße 3, 5020 Salzburg) – a traditional Austrian Coffee House, which has maintained its local vibe and serves delicious cuisine. The food is yummy – I highly recommend trying the Fritattensuppe (traditional broth with pancake strips), anything off the daily lunch menu, a piece of the famous Sachertorte (chocolate cake with a layer of apricot jam and chocolate icing) and of course the delicious coffee! Also, the atmosphere in here is unique. People still come here to have coffee and read the paper! Now, is there a better way to really see and taste Salzburg?!

During your stroll through the old city, you must try Konditorei Schatz (Getreidegasse 3, 5020 Salzburg). This is my grandmother’s favourite place to buy a sweet treat and as such has been passed on through the family as an invaluable culinary part of Salzburg. The place is truly unique and a glimpse into a different world beyond chic or touristy cafes.

For dinner head above the city to M32 (Mönchsberg 32, 5020 Salzburg). The restaurant is housed in the city’s Museum of Modern Art and perched on top of the Mönchsberg. The result is a stunning view of the city and the surrounding mountain ranges. The interior is inspired by the modern art next door, creating the perfect setting in which to serve fantastic food. The food is indeed fantastic, being contemporary yet inspired by traditional local cuisine. Overall, M32 manages to strike the perfect balance between the tradition, beauty and modernity surrounding it.

And finally, the Mozartkugel. This piece of round chocolate is known throughout the world but is best tasted in its hometown. There is a plethora of brands claiming to be the best, however, it is the Konitorei Fürst, which invented the Mozartkugel in 1890 and until this day uses the original recipe. They continue to use the highest quality products and take incredible care in their production, leaving you with the best Mozartkugel there is! Tradition and chocolate at its finest! (They have four locations in Salzburg, but my personal favourite is in the Ritzerbogen.)

 

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An English Eco Escape

Looking to escape London for a quick weekend trip? And want to soak up some sun and enjoy a dip in the sea? Try heading to Bournemouth and the Green House Hotel!

I was dying to go to the beach and it had to be close to London, so I picked Bournemouth. My choice was based on Google images, the fact that it was only two hours by train, and that I’d never been. However, the choice of hotel wasn’t quite as easy. (I admit, I’m a little picky). I chose the Green House Hotel and ended up with the perfect getaway! I enjoyed the sandy beaches of Bournemouth, ventured through it’s beautiful gardens, and returned to London rejuvenated and inspired!

I went equipped with my Fuji Instamix Camera and had a lot of fun taking pictures and watching them appear. I loved these cute colourful beach cabins!

I love going somewhere unique. And that’s exactly what the Green House Hotel is! The rooms are modern with a twist (my favourite being the bathtub in our room). Everything is bright, fresh, clean, and most importantly eco-friendly. The hotel is based on the principles of acting responsibly and ethically and minimizing the effects on the environment. I loved seeing these ideas realized throughout the hotel! We had fresh complimentary bottles of water in our room, served in the hotel’s own glass bottles! There isn’t a piece of plastic to be seen, anywhere! The toiletries are British! In fact, everything is locally sourced! The lighting is environmentally friendly! Your sheets are organic fair-trade cotton and the bedding organic feather and down!

Arriving at the Green House Hotel

Arriving at the Green House Hotel

All in all the Green House Hotel makes for a truly unique experience. It’s the perfect summer getaway on the beautiful British coast. Take a train and enjoy relaxing for the weekend. You deserve it!