Gluten free chocolate lime squares

28 Aug

Chocolate_Lime_Squares_2These small pieces of chocolate heaven are gooey, rich and gluten free. You know my thoughts about the whole gluten intolerant crazyness, so I know it’s a bit odd that we have published two gluten free recipes on a row… But they are too good not to share them. So, gluten intolerant or not, you’ll love these squares. The strong chocolate flavour with a zingy lime touch is absolutely delicious and perfect for this transitional weather: lime to remember Summer, chocolate to anticipate Autumn. And you can freeze them, which is nice because otherwise you’ll eat them all in one go! Continue reading

Trentino road trip

21 Aug

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A couple of weks ago I made a short trip to Italy to visit my family. I stayed in a small but lovely village next to Vicenza for four days only, but I was lucky enough to squeeze a couple of charming day trips. One day we decided to escape from the high temperatures and drive up to the Trentino mountains. Continue reading

The peacoat

19 Aug

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I want a peacoat. I love classic basic pieces so I don’t know why I don’t own a peacoat, when it is the quintessential classic basic. I love the tomboy vibe, I love navy and I love the British Autumn vibes that it transmits. It’s casual but it can be a great addition to your working wardrobe. It’s versatile and timeless. Now I that I think about it, I don’t want it, now I think I need it! Browsing through my favorite online shops I’ve discovered a few beautiful options, if you’d like to see… Continue reading

Cauliflower tabbouhleh & beef meatballs

17 Aug

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A year ago we discovered that cauliflower is the most versatile carb substitute and since then we have prepared lots of different wonderful recipes with it: from the famous cauliflower crust pizza to this healthy and delicious lunch. But we’ve found the perfect cauliflower recipe. This tabbouleh is light, fulfilling and it almost beats the original recipe made with bulgur. Continue reading

Swimming in Madrid

14 Aug

Hotel_Emperador_Madrid_Swimming Pool_11Today it’s pouring. We woke up to one of those warm humid late Summer mornings that remind you of Autumn. As I walked to the office I saw a few people sipping their coffee all wrapped up in light blankets looking through their windows and staring at the grey sky. Definitely a lazy morning that feels like a farewell to Summer. But with the taste of ice cream still in our palate, with our skin a little bit tanned and with the fresh memories of our holidays in our minds, we publish today these pictures of one of the most amazing swimming pools in Madrid. Because we are looking forward to Autumn, but we already miss the sun, the long days and the bare feet. Continue reading

Looking forward

12 Aug

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Even though all I see while browsing though Instagram are palm trees, white sandy beaches and lots of bikinis, I’m already looking forward to Autumn. Maybe too soon? Well, the days are shorter now, the air is fresher and last week, instead of making the most of the sales, I found myself with this hat in my hands. Autumn has always been my favourite season, what can I say? I look forward to wearing my trench with loafers, bundling up in warm pijamas for long lazy Sunday mornings… And, to be honest, these three launches are making September look much more interesting!

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Flavia: our new Italian crush in Madrid

10 Aug

Flavia_Madrid_10When we come back to Madrid we usually hesitate: should we visit our favorite spots or should we try new ones? Nowadays there are so many nice restaurants that is really difficult to keep up with the hype. But among all the new openings, there was one that caught our attention. Flavia claimed to be the new home for authentic Italian cuisine in Madrid, so we had to give it a try. Located in a quiet area of Madrid’s city center yet far from the tourists and the traffic, it was not the most awaited opening, but its proposal certainly looked attractive to us. Continue reading

Travel etiquette

6 Aug

flight In the last two weeks I took four flights. Even though I’m always a little bit scared, I love flying. I long for the whole experience: the anticipation, the airport shops and overpriced coffee, the sound of the engines just when the plane takes off, the amazing feeling that is overlooking a see of white fluffy clouds and the little disorentation when you arrive to your destination. There is just one thing that I don’t like about the process: other people.

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Peach & chicken salad

3 Aug

Peach_and_Chicken_Salad_2This salad has become our favorite Summer lunch, that dish that we prepare everytime we want something delicious and refreshing. It mixes different flavours beautifully, it’s packed with healthy nutrients and it looks amazing. The warm roasted hazelnuts, the sweet peaches and blackberries and the strong blue cheese will make your taste buds wonder what’s going on with every mouthful!  Continue reading

Moodboard: Norway

30 Jul

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We love long Summer days. The air smells better, that mix of barbacue and fresh grass, people are happier, they look prettier and a simple cold drink in a terrace can make you feel alive and exultant. While the most traditional Summer destinations are placed in the warmest climates, we have been thinking about spending a few days in a milder latitude. What about a different Summer in Norway? Maybe in 2016… The Lofoten islands have been on our bucket lists for a while, but visiting the Stave churches or exploring the Fjords sound just as appealing. Oslo is one of the European capitals that we still have to discover. With a few beaches and islands near enough to arrange some pretty interesting day trips, it looks like Oslo has it all. However, Finnmark, home of the Sami, could be quite an exotic destination.

Have you ever visited Norway? Would you recommend it for a different Summer?

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