At the end of a long, hot day of trooping around the city, we finally succumbed to one of the boat tours around St. Petersburg, and it was the perfect evening cruise at 7pm, with the softer light striking on the many grand palaces, making this former resident of Venexia believe in the city’s nickname of “The Venice of the North.” (Sound is off so you didn’t have to hear the droning boat commentary.)
Tonight, 9pm out my window. #whitenights #stpetersburg #russia
Oh, yesssssss, this was our favorite Georgian meal of the trip, and I am now obsessed with the chef, Marina Naumova! @mindalcafespb was so fantastic, each dish seasoned beautifully and made with love and obvious care. And any place that sets you up with a bib before eating their (superb pork and beef) khinkali dumplings 🥟 is my kind of place. The stuffed Ossetian bread had beet greens and cheese inside, what a beauty. The Azerbaijani sadzhi platter of roasted vegetables and lavash was as epic as it looks. Thanks to our guide who made the recommendation. ❤️ We sat outside at the English embankment location, perfect for a 2.5-hour pranzo with a bottle of grüner veltliner on a hot day. ✨
Total creeper 👀 photo but I was dying for this peapod-print dress 💃 (they were taking a break from a photo shoot). #ladyinred
Loved the borscht with veal cheeks at @severyanin_project. (Served with salo and black bread, which @borschmobile taught me all about.)
A traditional Russian dinner at @severyanin_project (cold snacks to go with my horseradish vodka, and duck dumplings/pelmeni with beetroot brought us a bit more into current times). #latergram
Latergram: French manwich after their #belfra semifinal win. @fifaworldcup #frenchteam #stpetersburg #fifaworldcup #fifaworldcup2018 #allezlesbleus
Finally have a moment to post this latergram. Can’t believe the crazy-good seats we scored for the #BELFRA 🇧🇪🇫🇷 semi-final match. So cool to see the players this close! 👀 #fifaworldcup #fifaworldcup2018 #worldcup #worldcup2018
Latergram: so close! At #belfra @fifaworldcup semifinal.
My breakfast at our @airbnb apartment this morning. Gotta love it when a huge scoop of salmon roe from the market only puts you back $3.75.