It was a mini mini holiday in Tallinn and I got to see a whole new side of the small Eastern capital, that I have always liked. A young, cool, personal, charismatic side. Honestly I feel like I have visited so many times and just like so often when you don’t have someone to show you around, I’ve seen kind of nothing. That is until now. (We had insiders with us this time)
After arriving we went to a spa and stayed for a few hours getting facials, body treatments and pedicures. Afterwards we had prosecco and shared stories of the various hilariously awkward situations everyone experienced in their treatments.
(Think disposable paper underwear, language barriers and butt massage)
The old part of town is adorable. It was no news for anyone, but it didn’t make it any less amazing. Photo opportunity heaven. We stayed at a really cute hotel by St. Olav’s church. To be completely honest, I think the hotel kind of over did the Medieval theme, but it kind of just made everything funny. I mean the waitresses at breakfast were wearing Medieval maid’s costumes.
Also: please note the fabulous princess in a castle- curtains at the ball room we had breakfast in. (I mean it. It was a ball room)
We ate and drank at a bunch of really lovely places.
Sfäär: A restaurant/shop. The food was really good and the ambiance of the place is cool and kind of trendy; design furniture, spacious but cosy. The store sells everything you want to buy from Aesop products to Acne, Samuji (yaay!), Armorlux etc. Best thing about the whole thing was the desert though. It was out of control amazing. If you go to Sfäär: Have it. Twice. At least.
Toasted crunchy almonds, figs, fresh berries, vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate souffle.
Kohvik Must Puudel: Cute, vintage furniture, c h e a p, yummy. I had mussels, and bruschetta with hummus and dessert and payed 14 € for it I think. I’m not stingy when it comes to eating out, but I know when to appreciate a wicked price.
F-Hoone: Tallinn has an impressive amount of old houses that have big open spaces inside, covered with tile and wood. F-hoone is one of them. It would have been a perfect place for a young rustic wedding or something. Also for lunch and a drink later in the evening, which is what we opted for.
Pudel Baar: Right across from F-Hoone there is a really cool bar that looks like a butcher’s house, covered in white subway tile, minimal with a big porch in the front. Strongly recommended.
Please note my fantastical new cap with studs and diamonds. Yesh.
Flower market was really showcasing it’s best side that weekend. Needless to say I was loving it. I bought a stupidly girly bunch of pink flowers and a small bunch yellow tulips. The tulips are by my window now and growing in a manic manner. I’ve been photographing their insane spurt and will show you guys later.
Travel buddies! A portion of them. Btw, the nicest group of girls ever (the whole bunch, not just this portion); drama-free, easy going, positive and utterly funny. Top qualities. Essential for travel buddies.
For the first time in Tallinn I felt like I took a trip to a small European city. I want to go again, maybe stay for a couple of nights next time.