Yes, I’m not posting this on Tuesday. And Yes, we’re obviously and sadly not traveling to Ukraine at the moment. But after seeing the recent posts on Tom and Lorenzo’s blog featuring some gorgeous lounges in the country, I wanted to see more of the architecture and hospitality of a country I know little about. There are some beautiful hotels and restaurants in this country. I wish for the brave people of Ukraine a return to normal life as quickly as possible but know realistically that this is a long time off. At the end of the post I’ll include ways to help.
Normally, I don’t post people photos, but feel under the circumstances, we need to keep the people in the forefront.
Catch Seafood Restaurant, Kyiv, Ukraine
All photos from Catch Seafood Restuarant’s Facebook Page.
I imagine Christmas and the holidays feel like another lifetime ago for these folks.
So many more photos on their Facebook page – the seafood dishes are incredible looking.
Grand Hotel Casino and Spa, Lviv, Ukraine
Two different lighting conditions and photo shoots, but love all the details like the wood columns and chic seating.
Details abound like this handsy door pull.
Many more photos on their Facebook page.
Ways to help:
Unicef USA – for children
José Andrés | World Central Kitchen
Razom for Ukraine – A Ukrainian organization focused on building democracy and is now working on gathering medical supplies.
Voices for Children – A Ukrainian organization formed to help children affected by war in Ukraine.
SBID (Society for British & International Interior Designers) has put together a great list of places to contribute.
The other night, the Metropolitan Opera cast of Don Carlos performed the following tribute to Ukraine. Not hard to spot the Ukrainian on stage.
Update July 29, 2022 – I’m so happy to share that both the Catch Restaurant and the Grand Hotel Lviv appear to be in business and doing well per their Facebook pages. Amazing!