Spotted / Italy / Chianti / Campocorto

A small local producer of amazing wine and olive oil located in the Chianti region of Tuscany. This is where I ordered bottles and bottles of both and had them sent home. A… Continue reading

Spotted / Italy / Pienza / Il Casale

An organic farm and agriturismo located on the picturesque hillsides just outside of Pienza, dedicated to helping guests get closer to the source of their food. Spend some nights and work the fields,… Continue reading

Spotted / Italy / Cinque Terre / Via Dell’amore

Love secured along the Via dell’Amore (Lovers Path) in Cinque Terre. * All images by me, Leslie.

Spotted / Stockholm / Story Hotel

Years and years ago I saw this hotel featured in Emmas Designblogg and it was then I felt the urge to visit Stockholm. But it wasn’t until I met my Swedish beau a… Continue reading

Spotted / Stockholm / Urban Deli

Part upscale grocer, restaurant, bar, and café/bakery (located a block away) in the trendy and artsy Söder district. OK I’ll just say it: major hipster hangout. But I love it! I would say… Continue reading

Spotted / Sweden / Stockholm / Parlans Konfektyr

Makers of the sweetest, smoothest, most buttery caramels, with flavors such as chocolate, almond, licorice, polka (Swedish peppermint), citron, and my favorites: vanilla and sea salt. From the storefront, to the packaging, and… Continue reading

Spotted / Sweden / Stockholm / Vete-Katten

The pastries + cake + coffee are what you come for. Fika as the Swedes call it. There’s a bakery up front and little pockets of sitting nooks in the back. And you… Continue reading

Spotted / Sweden / Stockholm / Hotel Nobis

Does “Stockholm Syndrome” ring a bell? Yes – this is where it all happened. Formerly a bank, it is now an elegant, but casual boutique hotel with spacious public areas throughout. Head to… Continue reading

Spotted / Sweden / Stockholm / Berns

Hotel, restaurant, night club and concert venue all-in-one. Enter the main dining hall and climb up the side stairs to get a great view. Berns Berzelii Park 103 27 Stockholm Sweden tel: 08… Continue reading