Asian Fusion @ Zen Hideway, Seoul.

Zen Hideaway is stylish yet casual restaurant serving Asian fusion cuisine. Korean, Thai, Chinese and Japanese mainly. It’s a firm favorite of mine because the food is always fresh and flavorful. There are three branches located in Apgujeong, Hongdae and Myeongdong.

Salt Coke Casual Lounge Bar @ Rodeo, Apgujeong, Seoul.

Salt Coke is a relatively new bar on Rodeo in Apgujeong. It’s getting increasingly more popular because of the cheap drink prices in an area that is otherwise usually pretty pricey. I stopped in for a few drinks the other day. The bar itself has a trendy feel, it’s minimal and mostly white. There’s a dj playing on weekends. There’s also a few projector screens playing movies, Toy Story was playing on the one by me. Awesome! The music was good and the bar was moderately busy. I think it will get much busier as more people hear about it though.

Cocktails start at 5,000 won and go up to9,000 for Mojitos. In this area you’d usually pay at least double that. They also offer various bottle sets. An Absolute Vodka set is 69,000 won including mixers and a choice of side dishes. So if you want a bar that still feels like Apgujeong without the price tag head here.

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Halloween 2011 Nights Out Around Seoul, Korea.

As promised I’ve put together a small list of things that I’ve heard are happening around Seoul for Halloween 2011.
– For an upscale sophisticated Halloween complete with free flowing Veuve Clicquot Champagne and Canapes you can go to The Apartment bar in Cheongdam on Friday 21st October. Tickets are 70,000 won in advance or 90,000 won on the night. For information of where to buy tickets and the bars exact location see Yelloweenkorea.com 

Cupcakes & Coffee @ Sky Garden, Hyundai.

I’ve been to my local Hyundai Department Store more times than I care to imagine and no doubt many more times than I should have been. At least that’s what my purse would tell you. In all these times I’d never known about one fantastic little secret it holds. Tucked away on the roof is a garden, or rather ‘Sky Garden’ as they call it. It was a complete surprise to me. It’s a beautiful space where you can enjoy some outdoor air away from the chaos of the store and city. There’s a strange phenomenon that I’ve observed a few times before, when your right in the heart of a busy city, slightly quieter spaces seem to take on a heightened sense of tranquility. Here it feels like you’re a million miles away from the bustling basement grocery store and the snooty looks of the middle aged women browsing the designer rails.

Online Costume Store for Halloween in Korea.

A few people sent me messages asking about more options for places to get Halloween costumes in Korea. Today I came across a decent online costume store. With Halloween 2011 approaching quickly I thought some people who can't make it to a store may find it useful.
 
Although the site is only in Korean there are some English sub headings and it's easy to navigate and see the costumes.
 
They have both men's and women's costumes including all the staple Halloween choices for women (read slutty Halloween choices) like army girl, nurse, maid, Wonderwoman, fairy, angel, devil, witch and various Disney characters.
 

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Where to Buy Halloween Stuff in Korea.

 
It's approaching that spooky time of year. Halloween is just a few weeks away now and you might be wondering 'where can I get a Halloween costume in Korea?'. If you're a big Halloween fan then perhaps you're thinking of throwing a Halloween party but not sure if you can find decorations for it.

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Halloween 2011 Champgane Party @ The Apartment, Cheongdam, Seoul.

There's a lot going on in Korea for Halloween. Over the next week I will be posting about some of the places holding Halloween Parties.

Next Friday, October 21st (a week early, they're a bit over-eager I think), there is a Halloween Party being held at The Apartment, an upscale lounge bar in Cheongdam. Free flowing Veuve Champagne and canapes, what's not to love?!!
 

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