22 June 2012

What Katie did

Every time we visit Seoul, we do what Katie did... starting with raspberry ade and tarte tatin at et M'amie.

Spring come, rain fall is indeed a lovely space with O-Check stationery.

Tim loved Millimeter Milligram. This is where we found a lot of thank-you gifts—great cards and notebooks.

Repeats: Kamome (tuna kimichi onigiri for life), Vatos (kimchi carnitas fries, ditto), La Bocca (one of the best brunches of my life—poached eggs, smoked salmon and caviar on top of crispy-lace hashbrowns: yes!), pain au chocolat from Paul & Paulina's, shandies at Café Sukkara, Burger B (they have killer fish-and-chips too), menswear at Customellow.

Molly's popsSmooth, wonderful ice cream on a popsicle stick. My favourites were grapefruit and pistachio, but we also tried cookies and cream, vanilla, salted caramel and beer.

Design square: Fun knick-knacks. I bought this iPhone case—I'm always sticking credit/ID/metro cards behind my regular case, so this makes life easier.

Magpie Brewing Co.: This modern jewel-box brewery is hidden along an Itaewon side-street. We sat on the bench outside and enjoyed the cool night air with a Beach House soundtrack—perfect.

Maad studio: Tim had his ring re-sized here; great workmanship.

Publique bakery: Chocolate éclairs, pistachio éclairs, coffee éclairs...go here for the éclairs.

Coffee K bar: No coffee, just impeccable cocktails. My exemplary $20 mojito was worth every won.

Platform place: Nicely laid-out menswear shop with a good casual shoe selection.