Monday, 4 March 2013

Russian style: Mari Vanna @London












Mari Vanna, Knightsbridge:





 Look at these bathrooms: 



This winter is overstaying its welcome, don't you think? ...although it’s been a good excuse for wearing my lovely fur coat! 

I must say, the cold weather and Mari Vanna's hearty meals are the perfect match! ;)  Following the success of sister restaurants in St Petersburg, Moscow and New York, they’ve opened this high-end Russian restaurant in London and I’ve been planning to go there for ages so I finally booked a table this weekend. 
You need to ring the doorbell to be let in and greeted. Mari Vanna was all I expected: it’s like visiting your posh grandma’s house: warm, homely and rich - both food & interior.
Coming from Latvia, I am no stranger to the Russian cuisine that I find comforting. The food was lovely, even the honey cake was just like I remember it from my childhood ;) 
The interior is charmingly OTT but in the same time everything works so well together. And it might seem a strange request but you’ve got to check the bathrooms out – they are hands down the most interesting bathrooms I have visited in a while ;)

Can you suggest other interesting places to go to in London or other cities? Please do share! :)
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98 comments:

  1. Love your military style jacket in that surprising combination of colours!!

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  2. Woow awesome outfit!
    You look amazing! <3
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  3. I have to agree, winter has definitely overstayed it's welcome - we're finally starting to see a bit of spring in Paris, hopefully it hangs around for your trip this weekend, although your fur coat is just lovely :) I especially love that you paired it with such a casual graphic tee! As for Mari Vanna, it looks so charming! My family is from Ukraine, although a few generations back now, but I grew up eating a lot of foods similar to Russian and they're hard to find here in Paris. Maybe I need to take a trip to London...!
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. hope it's warm & sunny for my arrival! ;-) and i hope to see you in London this year... ;-)

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  4. Great outfit! Love your t-shirt and military-style jacket!

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  5. sho noteikti noteikti ielikshu apmekleejumu saraxtaa....paldies, shaadi man patiik blogi visvairaak, kad cileeki dalaas ar pieredzeem.... medus kuuka ir mans visisvis saldums .... skaistas bildes saakumaa ar tevi ..... un bildes ar restoraanu arii....tnx

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    1. prieks, ka iepatikaas un ceru, ka tev noteikti kaut kad sanaaks aiziet! nenozeelosi ;-)

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  6. This restaurant looks gorgeous - just like a house! Plus you look lovely as always... love the colour of those pants!

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    1. it really is like a house :-) if you ever go to NYC, visit it!...

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  7. medus kūka tiešām ir kaut kas, tikai izlasot to vārdu jau gribās atkal viņu ēst :D ļoti smuki izskaties :)

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    1. mmm,jo iipashi tad, kad tik reti sanaak...;)

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  8. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, hun!
    Your blog is awesome! and you are very beautiful! I'd be really glad to follow you:)
    Hope to see you soon on my blog.
    Kisses

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  9. Love the coat!!--Pop of neon on my blog http://www.urbanfashionstylee.blogspot.mx

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  10. Anyone can tell me, if you can be more beautiful?!

    Love, Irenestylelife!

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  11. looks like a lovely stay!!

    x
    http://www.worryaboutitlaterr.blogspot.com

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  12. ..pec Šī post man ir pilnīgi sajaukta galva , Dievinu šādas vietas , interjers neaprakstāmi grezns un skaists , es ieietu un Paliktu :) noteikti kad busim in London aiziesim , es jau nevaru sagaidit ;) kadi edieni vel bija edienkartē??? Interesanti vai pelmeńi bija ? He he he ..
    Tu ka vienmēr izskaties flawless , loti intesants rakstins , kad brauksim uz galvaspilsetu vajadzes no Tevis padomus par it places !

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    1. man starter bija: courgette pancakes & salmon (bildees) un main bija Seafood pelmeni :) looooti garshiigi! jaa, pelmenji viniem ir eedienkartee ar dazaadiem pildiijumiem...veelaak tev samekleeshu linku, kur vareesi apskatiities piedaavaajumu.

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  13. super cute!

    xx

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  14. You look beautiful, love the restaurant.
    Thanks for following, happy to follow back :)
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  15. I just followed you back, my dear! As I said in my blog - enjoy your stay in Paris and let's stay keep in touch!

    -Mademoiselle S.

    http://mademoiselle-s-blog.blogspot.fr/

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  16. You are stunning, you should be a model! I love your style, this outfit is just perfect!

    I just followed you on GFC. If you want, we can follow each other on other platforms. Just let me know :)

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  17. cute photos! thanks for your comment following you back <3

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  18. Oh, woooow!!! Izskatās AMAZING!!!Noteikti labprāt iegrieztos, kad būtu Londonā. Mēs ar mīļo visu laiku runājam, ka vajadzētu aizlidot kādā nedēļas nogalē uz Londonu, bet nekādīgi nevaram saņemties jau kuro gadu. Un ieraigot bildē medus kūku man sirds aptecēja izdvešot šos vārdus. Kas var būt debešķīgāks...mmmmm...lai cik esmu mēģinājusi izcept nekad nav sanācis tā kā atmiņā garšo LV. Un matrjoška (kur pusītē ieliktas salvetes) mums no Maskavas draugiem ZSV atnāca kā maza, mīlīga dāvaniņa. Tās bija divas jaukas lietiņas ko uzreiz atpazinu ar lielu smaidu tavās bildēs.
    Izskaties brīnišķīgi!ļoti patīk "gusāra" :) žaketīte un tik brīnišķīgi ar printētu T-kreklu un ehhh...nopūšos..tas kažociņš pasaka. Meklēju jau kuro gadu sev kažociņu, bet pagaidām neveiksmīgi.
    šis ir brīnišķīgs posts!

    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

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  19. ME encanta el look!!!! La blazer tipo militar, ideal!! Y el color del pantalón es super bonito!!!!

    Saludos!!

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  20. Super! ļoti patīk tavas bikses un to krāsa! :)

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  21. Such a great jacket! Perfect for cold weather! Love your blog, I'm your newest follower : )

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  22. Great pics! Stunning look :) and your jacket... looks so amazing...!!
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  23. You're such a pretty girl, i love your blog, I'm so glad I've found it!
    Visit me ♥

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  24. I love your army jacket!
    And this restaurant looks so beautiful :)

    xx
    Put your heels up

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  25. Hey girl! thanks for stopping by. I appreciate the stop because that is how I got here and I am delighted with your blog and your style. Truly loving it so you should 'see me around' :)
    LOVE your trousers.
    Have a nice day.
    PS: *Following you

    x,
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  26. You are absolutely stunning! I am in love with you chic glamourous style! Thanks for your kind words on my blog!
    You have a new follower now too :) Keep in touch!

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  27. Amazing fur coat! You have a great blog, following you back:)
    xx
    quiestinquiestout

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  28. you look so beautiful! great outfit, xoxo

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    love, Yulia

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  29. very nice and fun outfit and what a nice place! love your black fur coat a lot as well it makes the outfit pretty edgy :)
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  30. Hey your blog is so cool! I totally felt in love with it and with your unique style! What do you think of following each other? Visit my blog if you want and let me know, hope to hear from you soon <3

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  31. Fabulous outfit post - i love that tee! also adore that restaurant, i went to a presetnation there of MyMink - very nice!
    Awesome blog by the way - you have a new stalker!

    SSSx

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  32. Oh my goodness how gorgeous are you!
    I absolutely adore your style <3
    You really do have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now

    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back

    My blog is a fashion/lifestyle blog!

    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely evening
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

    www.and-kate.blogspot.com

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  33. It's a great look
    xoxo
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  35. OMG, what a adorable place! I'll definitely visit it when I travel to London. Thank you so much for having blogged about this lovely place.

    You look great, I love your pants' color.

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  36. impressive pics, i loved them all! your eyes are so catchy ♥

    would you like to follow each other? let me know!
    xo
    Mic.-

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  37. Cool photos... I love your look!!!
    Now I'm following you!
    Thanks for visiting...
    See you soon.
    www.expressyourself.paolalauretano

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  38. You look gorgeous as always! Love how you paired your printed tee :) xo akiko
    Style Imported

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  39. Adorable look, I really like how you layering it.
    xoxo
    Christy

    http://www.am2pmchic.com/

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  40. Lovely look and love the pictures :)

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  41. Lovely outfit!

    I like your blog, I will be your new follower.

    Have a nice day!
    xx
    Christina Klein
    http://bychristina.blogspot.com/

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  42. This one is super inspiring! I love Russian style <3

    xx
    crunchy cheese me

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  43. Love your look! Amazing jacket!
    XOXO
    Donkeycool.blogspot.com

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  44. Great outfit! Just love it!
    Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog and following me!

    Following you back!

    xoxo
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  45. top with Eiffel Tower is so stylish <3

    followed <3

    www.classicorcool.com - my blog :)

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  46. goodness girl you are too beautiful! love your beautiful eyes and hair. and of course the outfit is gorgeous too, love the fur coat :)

    thanks so much for the lovely comment btw! following you now :)

    Metallic Paws

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  47. Love this outfit! Especially the jackets! Xx
    http://live-in-this-moment.blogspot.co.uk

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  48. Wooow this place looks beyond amazing, I wish I could visit it :))
    Love your jacket, great look!

    xx
    Matea

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  49. That place looks utterly amazing, what opulent decor. You look gorgeous and I wish we could put our fake fur coats away now! x

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  50. Great blog and nice post! Amazing pics! I will be here more often, I'm your new follower!
    Don't forget to check visit my blog and check out my facebook page!

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  51. I am your new follower, sweetie :)

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  52. I'm planning a trip to London and OH MY GOSH. I have to go to Mari Vanna now. It looks so amazing! You look beautiful as well! I really like your blog. I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog?

    Jen xx
    jentea.blogspot.com

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  53. Thanks for stopping by at my blog! I just followed you. :)

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  54. Hey sweety! Thanks for stopping by and following back! This is such a amazing post to observe! Utterly like it! Stop by me soon! xx

    With love ♥.
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  55. I'm following you via GFC and BL btw (;

    With love ♥.
    www.fashionholicsparkle.blogspot.com

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  56. Stunning, stunning photography. I love your jacket too. Shall we follow each other?

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    https://www.facebook.com/magicmagpie666

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  57. Wow! this place is awesome!!!! love it!

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  58. You look stunning! Your pictures are stunning! I'm following you back;)

    Love your blog!

    xx

    Pirate Hart
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  59. hi dear, thanks for your sweet comment, I'm glad to follow you back! Let's keep in touch!

    ps:love your look!

    ♥ Margherita ♥

    Frivolezze Provinciali

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  60. Really nice pics!! i like your jacket!
    Visit my blog too, new post up!
    Maybe follow each other via blogspot, fb, bloglovin, chicisimo?
    Let me know dear!

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  61. hey doll
    thank you for following my blog i am returning the love and following you back
    you look absolutely stunning and beautiful pictures btw
    love Vikee
    www.slavetofashion9771.blogspot.com

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  62. like it!
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  63. You are gorgeous! I love your style and blog. Thanks for visiting, commenting, and following my blog! I am a new follower! :)

    Style Infatuation

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  64. Love your hair.! And the outfit is great,needless to say, you look amazing.!
    Check out the new post on my blog and follow if you like. :)
    xx

    http://styldiary.blogspot.in/

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  65. Thanks girl for following me! You have a great style too! love the whole outfit! I'm following you now!
    <3 <3

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  66. Que preciosidad de fotos, me encanta la chaqueta y los lugares :)
    Un besazo enorme desde http://elblogdealbaleal.blogspot.com.es/
    Alba Leal

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  67. gorgeous style, adoring your blog miss!
    would love to see you wearing casper&pearl one day!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  68. buon weekend (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo post dedicato ai nuovi arrivi (:
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  69. I love your blog. I follow you!! thank you to visit my blog!

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  70. I'm 14 and i really want to be a fashion designer when im older. how do i practice for that? And how do i get more involved with fashion?.
    my site :: Luxury

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  71. thanks for the love :) following you back! i studied in oxford last summer and stayed in london for 3 weeks. absolutely loved it!

    let me know if you have twitter/instagram i'd love to keep in touch!
    @joanneku
    instagram: adventureinheels

    xx,

    joanne

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  72. You are gorgeous! And I love your style!

    New follower. =]

    <3 Kayla
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  73. Helloo!

    Lovely post! Great clothes - Love your fur coat <333

    Thanks for stopping by, will follow you - feel free to do the same :D !
    Hahha paintence is not one of my best traits ;)
    xx

    Johanna, Sweden
    ART FASHION

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  74. wow, such lovely photos! Makes me wish I was in Europe right now :P I love those blush coloured pants. You look great girl! xo

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  75. Great photos! Great blog, so I'm a new follower on bloglovin =)

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  76. - Ohh U're Very Beautiful Girl :) I Really Like Ur Coat !
    xx

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  77. Love the colors of this outfit...so pretty! Thanks for sharing such lovely photos :)

    Sylvia
    www.sylvialovespink.com

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  78. wow great pictures, you look lovely, the fur coat is to die for! the restaurant looks amazing too I will definitely check it out!
    Would you like to follow each other? Let me know :)
    Melina x
    http://stylelastsalifetime.blogspot.co.uk/

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  79. Sometimes you see outfits and it inspires you so much! This is definitely one of those moments. Love all the different layers!
    Great style chic :)

    Ash x

    http://procrastinatelifelovefashion-ashleigh.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/psychedelic-shades.html

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  80. you're beautiful <3 love your outfit!

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  81. I got the same coat too but I can wear it only on very cold days. I fell in love with this place, very cozy and it has a luxurious feeling too:) I'd love to try Russian food some day :)

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