Drew Nelson 955
A PNW kid attempting to adapt to a (much) drier Southern California. I'm always looking for the coffee- tell me about your favorite place(s)— drew@trover.com
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Volunteer Park Conservatory, Seattle, WashingtonVolunteer Park ConservatorySeattle, WashingtonI love greenhouses, conservatories, any glass structure with a dramatic number of plant life stuck inside of it. If you're in Seattle for a...ERGON London, London, EnglandERGON LondonLondon, EnglandYes. This is exactly what it looks like— a cruffin (a croissant/muffin). Being the baked good addict I am, combining two of the best pasties WITH...Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh, ScotlandRoyal Botanic GardensEdinburgh, ScotlandIf you're looking to reenact A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room, sans the reptiles, the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh is the...Frognerseteren Restaurant, Oslo Fylke, NorwayFrognerseteren RestaurantOslo Fylke, NorwayOslo isn't the first place I would suggest visiting if you're on spring break, but if you enjoy snow in the middle of March hop on their metro and...Shakespeare's Globe, London, EnglandShakespeare's GlobeLondon, EnglandThe tour inside Shakespeare's Globe is really fascinating, especially since I thought I was sitting in a 100+ year old performance space. Nope....Gelateria del Teatro, Rome, ItalyGelateria del TeatroRome, ItalyWhen in Rome, eat gelato twice a day.Rome, ItalyRomeItalyVia dei Coronari is an adorable side street with gelato shops, restaurants and small boutiques. I'm obsessed with a cobblestone street with...Tower Bridge, London, EnglandTower BridgeLondon, EnglandSooner or later I'll get around to sharing the million and a half pictures from my term abroad! Until then, here's a shot of the foot traffic...Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Palm Springs, CaliforniaPalm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design CenterPalm Springs, CaliforniaThe Palm Springs Art Museum has some great exhibits on mid century architecture (no photography allowed inside I'm afraid). The whole town looks...The Aussie Bean, Orange, CaliforniaThe Aussie BeanOrange, CaliforniaSome of the best coffee in Orange County, owned by a really sweet couple of Aussie's. (Get a flat white and a lemon bar, trust me).Powell's City of Books, Portland, OregonPowell's City of BooksPortland, OregonPowell's City of Books. That name says it all, huh?Alfred Coffee {In The Alley}, West Hollywood, CaliforniaAlfred Coffee {In The Alley}West Hollywood, CaliforniaLooking for Portland roasters in Beverly Hills? Found it! The shop itself is tiny, but offers awesome seating in this long, peaceful and green...Pittock Mansion, Portland, OregonPittock MansionPortland, OregonOne of the best views of Portland is from grounds of the Pittock Mansion. Hiking up the backside of the hill through the forest is my favorite way...Blue Bottle Coffee, San Francisco, CaliforniaBlue Bottle CoffeeSan Francisco, CaliforniaBlue bottle is an SF classic. They have great coffee, a decent breakfast menu and the whole place looks like a laboratory. Go to the one in Mint...Crystal Cove, Orange County, CaliforniaCrystal CoveOrange County, CaliforniaAdmittedly, I'm biased towards forested hiking trails. However, this trail in Newport (with tons of grassy hills and the ocean in the background)...Pip's Original, Portland, OregonPip's OriginalPortland, OregonPortland loves doughnuts. Pip's has these delicious bite-sized doughnuts with a variety of fillings. Nutella, to bacon, to honey, to PB&J. They...The Waffle Window, Portland, OregonThe Waffle WindowPortland, OregonBest waffles in Portland. There is no question. Get two waffles to share- one sweet and one savory. That way you don't have to pick between bacon...Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OregonCrystal BallroomPortland, OregonThe Crystal Ballroom is one of my favorite places to see shows. That is if you're okay with a quasi-wobbly floor. And it's probably better to be...Barista, Portland, OregonBaristaPortland, OregonOne of many great places to get coffee in Portland. My favorite spot is in front of the window- a good vantage point for people watching on NW...Portland Rose Gardens, Portland, OregonPortland Rose GardensPortland, OregonIt's called the city of roses for a reason- Take a slow stroll (just before sunset) and enjoy the staggering number of beautiful roses.
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