Let the festivities begin!

19 Dec

holidaysThe Christmas season has well and truly arrived and therefore we are packing our suitcases (last minute, obviously) and heading to Spain tomorrow. We’ve already planned lots of meetings with friends and family and we just can’t wait. We won’t forget the blog, though. We will change our routine a little bit during the next days, but expect at least three post per week.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for daily updates. You know the drill: lots of pictures of food, nice places, pretty landscapes and the occasional ootd ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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This Christmas…

18 Dec

parisWe would love to…

Have cup of hot chocolate in Angelina Paris and then go for a long afternoon walk in Montmartre.

Skate along the frozen Dutch canals in Kinderdijk.

Experience an authentic Winter wonderland dream in Putevny, Czech Republic.

Indulge to high tea in London (at the Claridge’s, if posible).

Ski in Switzerland (that means watch other people skiing while we sip a hot chocolate mocktail in a cosy wooden cabin).

Wander through the almost deserted alleys in Venice.

Observe the Northern lights in Lapland.

Go Christmas shopping in Copenhagen.

Take my mum to Scotland for a whiskey tasting.

Visit all the traditional cafes in Vienna and eat lots of Dobos Torte…

or escape from the cold weather and head to the Canary Islands.

A girl can dream! Do you have any travel dreams for this Christmas?

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We need this! The Christmas on the sofa edition

17 Dec

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So, we’ve shared with you some beautiful party dresses and the sexiest shoes to get you ready for your Christmas parties. But since we have no social live and we love the granny lifestyle, today we want to show you a more accurate version of our holiday wardrobe:

1. A fluffly soft robe. This is essential to keep you warm and hide your I’ve had chocolate for breakfast belly.

2. We need this tee. Just because we are addicted to Instagram. (By the way, follow us here).

3. A natural remedy to get a better sleep. Because after spending ten hours on the sofa, the bed doesn’t look that appealing.

4. JCrew flannel pajamas. The tartan version is also on our wishlist. Have you heard, Santa????

5. The perfect lounge pants. Relaxed, soft, baggy… plus elasticated waistband.

6. A cute pair of slippers. Shoes are key in every outfit. Always.

7. The best candle for a Christmassy atmosphere. It does count as an accessory.

8. And more cute slippers because we couldn’t choose just one pair.

Gluten free

16 Dec

wheatt 2Haven’t you noticed a huge increase in people who claim to be gluten intolerant? Why is that? Is it because our digestive system has changed? I’ve been browsing the internet for anwers (that’s super scientific, I know) and I have found out that  celiac disease is four times more common today than a half-century ago. There are people who blame the wheat itself (extensive hybridization, oxidizers, new methods of yeasting, and other chemical processes. Yuck!) and others  blame the increasingly clean environment, which reduces the number of factors that challenge and stimulate the developing immune system. So according to my intensive half an hour research, there is actually a reason for all the gluten free obsession nowadays.

But don’t you think some people… fake it? Is celiac disease trendy? While this could be a good thing because of the increased awareness and is leading to better stocked supermarkets, gluten free menus and even gluten free tourist guides, I’m really concerned about those who say they suffer from a very complicated disease when in fact they just need an excuse not to eat carbs. It’s like anorexia in the 90’s. It was supposed to be cool. Why does someone fake an illness?  Even more when that illness involves… well, lots of poop. Speak with someone with Celiac disease and you’ll hear horror stories where bathrooms are the main setting. Is poop becoming fashionable then? Can sickness be a trend? Are we mad? Am I being too cynic?

Now, excuse me I have to leave. I’m baking some gluten free cookies.

 

mmm… Monday! Roast, London

15 Dec

Roast_London_1During our last London getaway we followed Rachel advice and had breakfast at Roast. After strolling around Borough Market we decided to have a second (yes, second) breakfast and we enjoyed a fantastic quiet morning overlooking the market.  Continue reading

Weekend style icons: Julia

12 Dec

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe’ve just discovered Julia thanks to Alba, the designer of our beloved AB Jewellery, and it’s been love at first sight. And by just I mean yesterday! Alba announced on her Facebook that she was meeting her and we got super curious. Alba is one of our references when it comes to trendspotting so we had the feeling we will love Julia’s blog. And we did! We’ve been browsing Stylonylon all morning and we thought we absolutely have to share it with you. In a few hours she’s become one of our favorite bloggers ever! She is a photographer, writer and pretty much everything what we would love to be.   Continue reading

Where to travel in 2015?

11 Dec

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This week we’ve done two quizzes to guess where we should travel in 2015. This one in the Lonely Planet web says we have to go to Singapore (we both got the same result!) but the quiz in the AFAR website claims that I should experience art in Paris and P. has to recharge in India. Well, we’ve never thought about visiting Singapore to be honest. Maybe we should, apparently it matches our personality, go figure! But Paris is always a good idea. India, on the contrary, scares us. In any case, our travel plans for 2015 are quite different:

In February we are planning to spend a weekend in Mallorca. We want to go back to Serra de Tramuntana, eat in Ca Na Toneta and remember a little trip we did five years ago to prepare our destination wedding. If you are curious you can have a look at the posts we did about our wedding here and here.

We don’t want to miss The Hive in April. The Hive is the blogger conference that we couldn’t attend last year nor the year before. We promise we’ll be there! We are even thinking about an extra night in Berlin to visit this spa.

But our trip in May is going to be the highlight of the year: we will try to visit Rome and Costiera Amalfitana to celebrate our 5th anniversary! We spent our honeymoon in a little family owned hotel in Ravello and we’d love to come back and reminisce. We are trying to add a couple of extra nights in Rome too. Let’s see what we can arrange…

In June we’ll be flying to Seville for the most special wedding. Our dearest friends are getting married and I’m sure it’s going to be amazing! We just can’t wait!

The end of the Summer is reserved for Stockholm. Everyone talks about how beautiful it is and, well, we even created a moodboard about it. So it’s time to turn that wanderlust into a reality.

Our traditional London Christmas trip will be the last getaway in our calendar. We just can’t get enough of London at Christmas. Or London for that matter…

As you can see we have lots of planning to do! No long distance trips, though. What can we say? We are weekenders and city break girls.

Which are your travel plans for 2015? Please answer those quizzes and let us know the results in the comment section! It will be fun!

We need this! Bionda Castana

10 Dec

Bionda_Castana_ShoesEven though we always wear flats, we love a good high heel. Since I saw a girl exhibit her heels on her bookcase like a little beautiful sculputure I’ve always thought that could be a good use for high heels. Walking? Not so much. Well, these shoes are bookcase exhibition material. And they are sexy, really sexy. Those cuts, the dainty lace, the super high heels… Bionda Castana creates sexy yet elegant luxury shoes. And now we wish we could have a pair looking beautiful among our books. Oh, and they have just launched a custom made service. That could be a pretty amazing Christmas gift, don’t you think?

PS.: A delicious pair of flats.

Moodboard: Lapland

9 Dec

Moodboard_Lapland_1I’m sure you were expecting this moodboard. If you have checked our blog lately you must have seen lots of Christmas posts. Well, our Moodboard section is also impregnated with the Christmassy mood!! But who hasn’t dreamed about Christmas trip to Lapland? For me, it’s one of those things you have to do at least once in your life. At Christmas, of course. While it would be the perfect surprise for any kid, I’m sure it could be equally amazing for adults. Snow, dogs reindeers and Santa.  Cabins, sauna and cocktails by the fire. Woods, nature and freezing cold. That’s how every Christmas should look like!

Moodboard_Lapland_2What about you? Any Christmas trips on your bucket list?

mmm… Monday! Christmas milk punch

8 Dec

Christmas_Punch_3After three very busy weekends, we finally got to spend a nice peaceful weekend at home. We wanted to light candles, watch House of Cards and eat tons of chocolate. Not only did we do all that, but we also tried a new cocktail recipe. It was creamy, sweet and Christmassy. Just what we needed to curl up under the blanket and relax.
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