Baldaszti’s Budapest

February 10, 2014 • BudapestFood and DrinkTravel

if you haven’t been using instagram as a travel resource, you’re seriously missing out. a few months ago i started following peter keresztesi, since i noticed he was posting and geotagging lovely spots around budapest. we go there at least a couple times a year to visit friends, so i figured his advice would come in handy.

turns out peter works with baldaszti group – one of a few creative companies that are changing their city one restaurant and coffee bar at a time. peter introduced me to zona, their upscale restaurant with an incredible design and an impressive gault millau score (scored at 17 points zona rivals the two michelin starred restaurants in town – onyx and costes). i went there right before lunch hour to get a couple of nice shots, and we returned for a wonderful dinner that same evening. the tasting menu took us through various traditionally hungarian dishes, which were all given a thoroughly modern update or twist.

baldaszti group also runs madame noi, an affordable indochinese restaurant on budapest’s chicest avenue. we had a nice lunch there, and i loved the interior design. madame noi will be moving soon though, as baldaszti is working on a very exciting project at a new location that will also include a third wave coffee bar. i’ll make sure to keep you updated on all of that!

photos by stephanie duval

Pretty Budapest

January 22, 2014 • BudapestStyleTravel

we had fun in budapest last weekend. there to visit friends who have just welcomed a mini person in their lives, we didn’t want to impose on them and decided to discover a bit more of the city, too. we stayed at the lovely baltazar hotel – more on that soon – in the castle district, and from there out walked all the way over the chain bridge into the other side of town for more delicious discoveries – more on that soon, too!

in the meantime, i’m long overdue to share this little bit of news – since a month or so, i am a regular guest blogger at my fabulously stylish friend emma gelaude originally started the site as a personal style blog, but she is currently transforming the site into something of a style hub and platform, where several very different personalities are sharing outfits and style inspirations – and i’m one of them! so if you’d like to see more of what i’m wearing, you know where to click to.

in budapest i was wearing my favorite jeans of the moment, the ankle skinny by current/elliott // these nike sneakers (hello new addiction) // j.crew merino sweater and sleeveless cardigan // madewell scarf // omega watch // diamanti per tutti endless diamonds bracelets

photos by matthias rabaey


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