The best places to write are warm and cozy and there is always a hot drink and some food around. Here are some of my favorite spots...
Hotel lobby or bar
Hotel lobbies and bars are irresistible writing spots. Maybe it is the din from the other hotel guests, maybe it is the jazzy sounds in the background, or maybe it is the feeling that I am on holiday that makes this one of the best places to write.
There is hardly anything better on a cold winter night than writing in bed, keeping the chill at bay with a warm cat, a giant cup of hot tea, extra blankets, and a radiator on maximum heat.
Once the cold has shifted into shimmering hot days, I exchange my bed for an outdoor writing place. As long as it is comfortable, almost anything will do - a garden, a terrace, the park. I often write in the company of another writer and the day almost always ends with a barbecue or a dinner in a restaurant.
The still late-evening air lends itself perfectly for writing outside. One of the best places to do so is on the terrace of a favorite bar. A glass of wine and a portion of marinated olives next to me, the smell of fresh herbs and garlic coming from a nearby kitchen… I can sit and work for hours in a place like this.
Near the fireplace
My grandparents have a huge fireplace in their living room. You can not imagine how hot it can be near such a thing and that is exactly why I like it. There is always a glass of red wine around and a home-cooked meal for when I stop writing.