Monday, 24 October 2011

Art in Regent's park

Living in London gives me the chance to explore all kinds of art, with an incredible amount of museums, fairs and galleries spread all over the city. Last week I managed to make it to the last day of  Frieze Art Fair.
Frieze is an annual contemporary art fair, that takes place each October in London’s Regent Park. The fair features more than 170 contemporary art galleries, massive collection of works from hundreds of international artists from literally all over the world. It does take almost a full day to get through the whole fair, and luckily there are a few cafe's and restaurants within the fair itself to keep your energy going.
I personally had never been to anything like it, and truly enjoyed it. The ticket was expensive, but for the amount of art I got to see, it was worth it. Even if you are not a big modern art lover, you are bound to find something you like and want to desperately take home with you.

A little bit of Italy in London

Thanks to my good friend Fiore, I recently discovered a small Italian restaurant in the heart of South Kensington called Cacciari.
Some of you might be thinking "but London is full of Italian places, what makes this so special?". Well, what impressed me is the true authenticity of it, i truly felt like i was back in Italy.
All the waitresses are Italian (they also speak english), and the place just has that laid-back feeling restaurants and bars have back home; nobody seems to be in a rush and 80% of the customers seem to be Italians. They are specialized in a thing called 'piadine', a thin Italian flat bread typically from a region called Romagna, they are usually considered a savoury snack, but at Cacciari you will find their own dessert version stuffed with creamy Nutella.
The owner is a young Italian and decorated the place himself, i absolutely love how the place is decorated and considering it's situated in South Kensington, the prices are extremely cheap!
I have also tried their pasta and absolutely loved it, everytime I go it really feels like being back home, definitely worth a visit if you find yourself to be in the lovely area that South Ken is!