About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
Gift & Speciality Shops
Get your classic 'caffe Italiano' here, choosing from a unique assortment of blends and flavors, including chestnut, guarana, and ginseng. An ideal pit stop for sightseers, market hounds, and early risers!
Locanda 4 Cuochi is a relative newcomer to the Veronese dining scene. Still, when doing any research on the place, it’s hard not to trip over its many rave reviews. The great thing is, all those glowing words about this innovative open-kitchen concept restaurant with four chefs are true! All the elements come together to create amazing (and surprisingly reasonably priced) cuisine.
Founded in 1958, this historic wine shop and bar is home to an impressive assortment of wines from around the world (but with a definite focus on local and Italian.) The guy in all the photos and paintings throughout the shop? That’s the accredited sommelier and owner, who is a swell guy to have a drink with if he's around.
Located where Verona’s fish market once stood, Pescheria i Masenini offers imperative dining for seafood lovers with flavorsome dishes prepared by two-Michelin-star chef Elia Rizzo.
Classically Italian with a delectable assortment of nicely priced items, this historic deli is a smart place to keep in mind for a simple (and simply delicious) lunch, foodie souvenir shopping and soaking up the atmosphere.
Italian-American celebrity chef Mario Batali is among the many fans of this father and son run Michelin star wonder, grounded in traditional Italian cuisine with a roving eye cast across the globe.
This riverside bar is a fun and friendly setting for 'wine, food, and dreams.' Situated near Ponte Pietra and opposite Teatro Romano, this place has views that are the star of the show — though the food, wine, and service are all wonderful!
As the name suggests, this characterful and historic establishment is a great place for wine lovers to grab a drink. The food is amazing, too. It’s a winning combo, and one that adds up to an immensely popular dining destination.
Located on one of Verona’s most cherished lanes, this osteria is among the city’s most beloved spots to enjoy wine. It’s a smart choice for bar bites or a laid back and locally inclined lunch!