A City Break: Prague

Prague

What a beautiful city – truly, unexpectedly stunning. I don’t know why but in my head it was a city that seemed a bit grey, but I went and was blown away by the gorgeous weather and the beautiful architecture on every corner of the street.

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The city is reminiscent of a toy town, the pastel colours of the curvilinear forms on the facades of the buildings and the gothic churches with the spires interrupting the skyline is truly an amazing sight, especially at the top of the hill around the castle district. The many bridges across the city are beautiful in themselves, with Charles Bridge being a particularly popular one as it is filled with sculptures of saints watching down on you and contrasting against the bright blue sky. Another must see building is St Vitus cathedral – a monumental Gothic church with an intricately decorated facade and the inside is filled with the most wonderful stained glass that leaves you in awe and the rainbow of colour reflects on the cold stone walls.

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The Opera house is decorated with a beautiful gold detailing on the roof and theatre is another prominent aspect of the culture. The museums were filled with Czech art as well as an all star cast, featuring Picasso, Klimt and Schiele, which I must admit almost brought me to tears. The standout museum for me was the Prague National Gallery (also called Trade Fair Palace), which showed 19th and 20th century art and currently shows some works by Ai Wei Wei, which runs until 17th January 2018.

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There was a plethora of food options in the city and I wasn’t disappointed once. The stand outs were Bistro 19 which have a daily changing menu of a soup, main and dessert, a special shout out goes to the apple strudel which was wonderful and cinnamon filled (and a bargain for only £1); Sushi Maru which has an amazing eel, avocado and yellowtail roll. My favourite place had to be Cafe Lounge. There was a slight Secession/ Art Nouveau feel in the restaurant with the beautiful font and warm decoration within of brown leather chairs and slightly dimmed yellow lighting. The food was outstanding and really can’t find one fault, I highly recommend the quinoa salad with pomegranates, peppers and lambs lettuce which was fresh and light; marinated aubergine with pecorino, rocket and capers which was a salty delight and the aubergine which melted in your mouth; and the fried cod with chunky fries and homemade tartare sauce, the fish was so tender and the batter was light and fluffy. I’ve also heard great things about Cafe Louvre and of course the famous warm, fluffy, sweet, carby trdelnik.

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Prague is definitely a place where I’ll be back and somewhere I would recommend to anyone for a short city break. Yes, there is a lot of walking on cobbled streets which definitely does make your thighs slightly stiff the next day but it’s 100% worth it for the beautiful views across the river and watching the sun set in the parks dotted around the city.

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This week has gone by in a flash! I mean, I know every week is going so quickly (and it’s only 3 weeks until December OMG-I-CAN’T-EVEN) but I’ve been rustling up lots of delicious things in the kitchen and here are my favourites!
Also, I’m thinking about doing a round up of Paris recommendations so let me know if you’d like to see that!

Roasted cauliflower is my favourite and it’s made into a super creamy dip here!

This multigrain bread makes me want to make some fresh bread now!

Serious hummus porn.

This stuffed acorn squash looks like a great holiday dish!

These teff almond butter cookies look uh-amazing.

I love the look of this zucchini, squash and chard tart.

Cold weather = spicy peanut stew.

Simplicity at its best. In the form of squash and apple soup with rye croutons.

A simple fall salad with roast broccoli, apples and arugula.

THE BIGGEST PLOT TWIST IN THE HISTORY OF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.

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An Update on Blogging…

Don’t worry – I’m still here!

I know my blogging schedule has not been the best recently – it’s always the last minute stress of exams that seem to crawl over me and suddenly bam, haven’t blogged for what feels like a year!

But it’s not that I don’t want to blog, I really, really do! I’ve also been working a lot on my Youtube channel recently, doing little vlogs and other videos.

But now, I’m planning on doing something very exciting and also kind of scary, but a good kind of scary.  I’m going to expand my blog to also doing lifestyle posts.

Now don’t you worry, I’m not going to sit here babbling on about my new favourite lash extending super serum mascara, but just maybe once or twice a week I’ll also put up a post on an interesting exhibition or event I’ve been to.

I mean, this is all new to me so I’m absolutely no expert but I enjoy reading lifestyle blogs and for any of you that travel to London, maybe this will give you a nice idea of something to do, like maybe a gallery to visit?

And I will still be doing a recipe once a week and most of the time, a video to go along with that too but in addition to that I’ll also be blogging about something else too (and of course you have no obligation to read it, but it will be fun – join the parday!)

PLUS, I’ve got a super exciting holiday coming up and it will be so much fun to bring you guys with me and give you an insight!

Ok, so that’s pretty much it, let me know what you think!

Have a great day and I’ll see you soon!

Millie

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