Leaving for good: How would you spend your last day in town?
We asked our cousins from around the world to envision their last day in their beloved city. Ever thought about how you would spend yours?
Go for a great brunch to wake up, somewhere in Södermalm. Hit up Fotografiska museum so that you at least did something credible. Take a long walk to get rid of some hangover fumes and then treat yourself with a present
Last day for ever? Pack my stuff and cry. Last day for a while? Get a morning coffee from double eye, cycle to Kreuzberg, meet some friends, wander around, eat icecream and have lunch at one of the restaurants next to the shore. In the afternoon I would drink another coffee at Kremanski before driving home and eat loads of sushi at flying fish before I would go to meet some friends for a Schorle on my rooftop.
I actually have a list like that, just in case. I’d go to my favorite spots and the sentimental ones. Wake up, drink coffee at Trans-Pecos, go to my gym, ride to Williamsburg, walk the bridge, buy a bag or shoes at Edith Machinist (because fuck it, why not spend money I don’t have – last day and everything), grab lunch either at Soho Thai or Sweetgreen, go to MoMA and Museum of Natural History (to sadly say goodbye), and then barhop: 169 Bar, The Johnsons, Pearl’s, Barcade, Union Pool, Pete’s Candy Store, George and Jacks, Mugs Alehouse (where I used to work!), and anything else I can cram in before passing out. Possibly karaoke.
I’d start by going for a run around Victoria Park. At some point I would go down to the river to take in it’s magnificence one final time. And then I would probably spend the rest of the day and night slowly eating and drinking my way around my favourite spots in town saying my farewells to my family, friends and the city.
Oh God, really? Why? Well I would have coffee at my favourite place “foundation café”, do some last shopping in the Marais, have lunch at “le cambodge” and do a last random tour with my scooter and say by to my friends & family. Invite friends at Canal St. Martin (apero around the canal), have a last real French dinner at “l’aller retour”, drinks at “les Chouettes” and let’s see what else!
Eating rice in Martinez or chiringuito Escribà, walking to Bogatell beach, go to Tibidabo, Bar Tomás to eat some Bravas and drink some beers. Finish in Montjouich to see the other city perspective views.
Eat maggi goreng at BK Eating House. Try to skinny-dip in the Singapore River before I get arrested. Play cat-and-mouse with the police. Retreat to CE LA VI and throw a goodbye party overlooking the skyline.
I’d start with a Misto Quente (our grilled cheese with ham) with freshly squeezed orange juice in any Padaria. Walk around downtown. Have one of the rices at Bar da Dona Onça with a Caipirinha and spend the afternoon people watching at a Jardins Cafe.
An early morning visit to the South Melbourne Market for delicious deli eats, organic fruit and veg and the freshest of oysters, a double strength almond-mylk latte to fuel me for a lap around The Tan (running track)/Botanical Gardens. Late lunch and a cold drip coffee at The Kettle Black. A quick change to meet friends in the city for cocktails at Cookie. Asian fusion at Chin Chin for dinner. More bevvies and dancing with my closest friends back over South Side. Most likely somewhere along Chapel/Greville Streets. Navigating those notorious stairs of Revolver and crawling into bed some time after daylight the next day …
In the morning i would go to Bebek Mangerie for breakfast, than Istinye Park some last shopping and than Sanda SPA for relaxing. Even some nice viewed pools can be nice like a Hillside İstinye Park’s Pool. or Swiss Hotel Istanbul’s Roof Pools. Than eat Launch at House Cafe in Ortaköy. And get some little shopping around there. And for night i would prefer to go to Nişantaşı clubs like a Klein.