Showing posts with label Restaurants in Phnom Penh. Show all posts
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Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Loveliest Links ~ January 29th Edition

Some cows. Doin their thing. Just moseying along.
Snapped on the road to Phnom Tamao, Kandal Province.

Hiya lovelies!

How's January treating you so far? Not gonna lie - I've had a bit of a sloooooow start to the year, especially on the blog-writing side of things. I've got a good feeling about February, though, and heaps of post ideas that just are just begging to be explored. Now if only life would just slow down for a minute...

So, true story: felt so sick and rubbish that I didn't leave the house between the time I got home from work on Friday night until we ran out of orange juice on Monday morning. Yup, pretty boring. But in my less bleary-eyed moments, it meant I was even more grateful for internet goodness. Here's the best of the best!


<3 Thinking about teaching at a public school in Korea? These 10 facts are a must read! 

<3 I like garage sales and I love (love!) wine, and thus am pretty excited about the Wine Garage Sale at The Living Room on February 16th. 

<3 This Aussie bloke has hitchhiked around Japan, China, Singapore, across oceans...

<3 Super interesting look into the lives of Cambodia's young royals.

<3 Move to Cambodia offers some street food suggestions for those hoping to ease into this cheap eats scene. 

<3 These photos of abandoned buildings are perfectly stunning and creepy.

<3 Did not know any of these 10 "shocking" things about flight attendants

<3 Also didn't know these 25 things about San Fran! New knowledge abounds this week.

<3 Unknown but obscenely fluffy and cute animal. 

<3 10 ways that travel permanently changed Ashley of Ashley Abroad

<3 Real life stories behind 10 famous love songs... including one of my faves, "Chelsea Hotel No.2" by Mr. Leonard Cohen himself.

<3 Loving Katy's thoughts on Phnom Penh from when she traveled through a few weeks ago. Her description of the city as "beautifully messy" makes my heart flutter - too perfect!

Wow! That was seriously massive. Apparently I've been doing a lot more consuming of internet goodness than contributing to it... whoops.

Anyhow. Bring on February! I call shenanigans on January - feels like a false start. Who's with me?

Do Tell: What link is your favorite? Which love song did you most like reading the story behind?!

xx Lady Expatriate 

Thursday, 4 October 2012

26 for 26: Magazine Goal Done and Dusted - What's Up Phnom Penh!

Last night I got a lovely little surprise when the gorgeous Anna Mischke tagged me in a photo she had just taken and popped on facebook. Just like that - my super secret project of late was revealed!

I'm super excited to have a piece in this month's edition of What's Up Phnom Penh - a new magazine filled with info on brilliant restaurants, businesses, cultural events and such delightful things around town.

My piece was on the perfect day off in Phnom Penh, and I filled mine with (semi-)accidental sleep-ins, delicious food at Ebony Tree and ARTillery, some shopping at Color Vintage and Paperdolls, and a spot of dancing to the hypnotisingly beautiful sounds of The Cambodian Space Project. Perfect day indeed.

Hooray! If you're in town, definitely be sure to pick up a copy of the mag. Um, says I, even though I actually haven't done that yet... tomorrow! Tomorrow I'm going scouting for one. And hopefully dropping by the WUPP party tomorrow night!

So, yesiree, that's my first goal for my 26th year done and dusted!

"Wait, wait wait," you say. "Cheating!" you proclaim. And maybe you kind of sort of have a point. As you might have guessed, the deadline was a bit before my birthday, so I knew about it pre-list-posting. HOWEVER! This item has been on my goals list for many a draft prior to the one that was posted, so I feel okay about it all. Not cheating! Mostly.

xx Lady Expatriate

P.S. As aforementioned, the divine Ms. Mischke is the pal who posted the above pic for me. She's a newbie to Phnom Penh, but she's already got a pretty great handle on what's what, and she's started her own blog. She's been posting some really thoughtful pieces about leaving her home country and impressions on arriving someplace so new and different. I'm in love with her writing style. Definitely drop by and give her some love! <3

Monday, 24 September 2012

Moments from Our Long Weekend

Thought I'd play around with my new toy (Photoscape) and pass along some pretty pictures from our weekend!

Specials Board at ARTillery / Their Walnut Fudge Cake with Vegan Cashew Ice Cream

Loving ARTillery's Chai Almond Milk / Bruschetta

Bowl of rambutans on our balcony / PIC makes a new friend

Happy Long Weekend to those fellow Phnom Penhers who are lucky enough to also currently be in pyjamas - or still asleep, as is the case with Partner In Crime!

xx Lady Expatriate 

P.S. I'd <3 it if you'd stop by my Facebook page and say hello!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Saturday Snaps: A Trip to ARTillery

Last weekend was a blitz of busy-ness preceding what was sure to be my most chaotic week yet in The Charming City. Knowing that would be the case, I planned to treat Partner In Crime to a Sunday lunch of gorgeous Real Food in an oasis of peace and calm and art.

After checking out their facebook page and reading about them in a couple of different mags, I was almost entirely sure that I was going to fall head over heels for ARTillery. And because I am right about most things (!), it should not surprise you to know I was right about this too!

So highly recommend the Italia sandwich.
The bun was mind-breakingly delicious.

Poor PIC was a little bit slow at charting the rise of the "Keep Calm ......" posters.
Now he gets very excited whenever he sees them anywhere.
In fairness, this one ("Keep Calm it's the Diamond Jubilee") is fairly excellent.
Loved having an apres-lunch coffee in a loft made of art.

Healthy and ridiculously good food, an art-loft, a gallery area AND a boutique filled with pretty things?
ARTillery, can I live in you?!
This is just about my favorite thing...

ARTillery is located on street 240 and a half - a cute little alleyway off of Street 240.  Highly in favor of you popping by in real life, but why not say hello to them on facebook, too? 

(And while you're at it, I'd be pleased as punch if you'd give me a little bit of love/Like... <3)

Happy Saturday, lovely readers! I don't know about you, but I'm pretty excited it's here again!

xx Lady Expatriate

P.S. As has always been the case, nobody gave me anything for writing this post - though I certainly wouldn't have minded if they'd slipped me a couple extra of those gourmet sandwich buns...!

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Loveliest Links

Dancing as though no one's watching while in a very public place:
Silent Disco in Hongdae Park, Seoul, in 2011.

<3 Loving this post from Matador about silent discos. Reckon we should get one going in Phnom Penh - who's with me?! 

<3 I'm going to break my rule and talk about another link from the above site, mainly because the "wicked" public art installations of David Černý in Prague have to be seen to be believed. 
<3 A restaurant in the Penh after my own aesthetic heart: Khmer 440 reviews 'Deco,' a classy local eatery, and makes me wonder why I'm not there at this exact moment gorging myself on sticky toffee pudding. Ooo and there's even more shots of the interior on the official Deco site

<3 Continuing with the art deco theme, check out the exquisite pics snapped by Lady Melbourne when she was visiting the incredibly unique Manchester Unity building. The architecture is incredible, but my favorite part is the door to the Typing Room.

<3 Loved both the description and the photos of Laura from A Wandering Sole conquering the Dead Sea Marathon. It's not everyday you get to read a first hand account about running 42 kilometers towards the lowest point on Earth, and it's definitely inspiring for Partner In Crime and I as we start to amp up our training for the Angkor Wat Half Marathon.


Hope the week ahead holds only good things for you, lovely readers! I'm starting the training for my main teaching job tomorrow... wish me luck!

In the meantime, do tell:
Have you ever danced your face off at a silent disco? Eaten sticky toffee pudding at Deco? Seen babies crawling on buildings in Prague? Leave a little note in the comments, I beg!
xx Lady Expatriate