Last week

Sorry for being absent from the blog, but I’ve been too busy! Some recap from last week:





I’ve been to the library…



A small trip to Kopli to check out Paavli Kaltsukas…



Tried out Kukeke in Telliskivi with Liina…



Enjoying the sunsets…



Baked a lemon curd tart with fresh strawberries…





One of my favorite dudes visited me this weekend… 



I mean look at that little face!!!









Sunday brunch at my favorite place, NOP..



Bough tulips for 1€ which brightens up the kitchen!





Today I spent my day in Helsinki on a job interview and running some errands.

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Kaks Kokka

Last friday I went on a tripple dinner date to Kaks Kokka, which is situated in Rotermanni. The restaurant opened its doors maybe a year ago, but it was my first time there. 



The interior is very scandi clean and minimalistic, yet contemporary and cosy. The restaurant is a more relaxed version of Ö, which is a more fine dining place with the same owner (and actually next door). 

The service was nice, the food was good, big portions and not that expensive. Appertizers (which were huge) cost from 5-11€ and main courses cost from 9-16€. The wine selection was quite narrow, but very drinkable. 



Prawn (marinated in mango) salad. This would be nice for lunch, quite big as an appertizer. 



Elk tartar with tomato chutney and smoked egg yolk. Such a visually pleasing dish!



Home made cottage cheese salad. I don’t know why but I started craving herring with this dish?! Weird. 



Mussels in a delicious tomato and herb broth.



Atlantic cod, potatoes, fennel and beurre blanc.



Lamb with artichoke mash, oven roasted beets and port wine sauce. 

All in all, I liked Kaks Kokka and I will definitely visit again. It is a nice place to go on a date, take your parents out to dinner or to grab lunch. 

Kaks Kokka, Mere puiestee 6E

Thrift shops in Tallinn



Let’s start with my favorite thrift shop, Humana in the corner of Tartu Mnt  across the street from Stockmann. I have made my best finds here, and they import the clothes from the UK and US.  The other Humanas in the city center are shabby with not so much good clothes. I found three pairs of Levis jeans and a nice Italian tailor made trench coat here. They have happy hours and every second week sales, such as 2€ or 1€ days! Today they had some nice stuff aswell: 



Super trendy printed dress! With small modifications this would be cool.



A nice printed jump suit!



They tend to have a lot of retro biker jackets, like this one!



Nice trench coat!



Men’s Hugo Boss trench.



The other thrift shop that I usually find something in is  USA Today, on Narva Mnt ( Uus Sadam tram stop) . They import clothes from the US, and you might find jerseys, coats, childrens clothes or shoes. Today I didn’t find anything special though. 



A more upscaled thrift shop if Fankadelik in the old town on Vana-Viru street. It is a bit pricier but you can find really nice designer pieces. 

In Telliskivi, there is a flea market every Saturday. During the winter it is inside and in the summer outside. You can go there and sell your clothes yourself, a table cost 10€ and you register online. We were there last spring with Niklas selling our stuff, and we are going probably again this spring. 



Next week I will go to Paavli Kaltsukas, which is the biggest flea market in Tallinn, located in Kopli. You can get there by tram, but I advise you to be carefull if you don’t know your way around because Kopli can be a bit sketchy.