Last week a reader asked me on the comment section why I can’t go to Thailand. Well, if someone reads this blog and asks me a question, I’m happy to oblige. So here you have the story…
So I have a red hat. Not big news, I know, but I just love my red hat so much that I decided to post about it. Because it’s Wednesday and it’s been a difficult week and there are really terrible things happening in the world and I just don’t know how to cope with it. Continue reading
To say that we love a good salad is an understatement. They are the easiest thing to prepare if you come home late from work, they are packed with vitamins and nutrients and if you find good quality, seasonal ingredients and add the appropriate dressing, a salad can be a wonderful joy to your tastebuds. Today we wanted to share with you the salad that we’ve been having for dinner at least a couple of times this week.
The other day I stumbled upon an article on The Telegraph about the hot destinations for 2016. Already? But we still have a lot of time until Christmas. Wait a minute! Christmas is around the corner! And with Christmas comes the urge to review all the things we’ve done and all the things we want to do next year. Travelwise, our year has been completely different from what we planned. Look at this article we posted on December 2015… We never travelled to Mallorca or Rome, but we did manage to visit Stockholm. Only in March, not in Summer. And we did visit Berlín and Seville but this year we won’t be able to visit London in Christmas.
During a short visit to Sephora in Copenhagen I spotted a cute box with this three beautiful Autumn shades, which were part of the Autumn Alexa Chung collection for NailsInc. I loved it… but didn’t buy it. Obviously, I regreted it afterwards. That’s so me. But on my birthday someone thoughtfully remembered that I wanted it and got it for me. Insert heart eyes emoji here.
I’ve been using these three shades on repeat. Not only are the colours gorgeous, as you can see, but the formula is outsanding. I’d say it’s the best one I’ve ever tried! It’s really longlasting, the application can’t be easier and the color is ridiculously rich.
Oddly enough my favourite shade is that dark green with grey-ish undertones. It’s called Battersea Park and it looks smarter than I would have thought. Instagram Exhibit A. Grosvenor Crescent is a deep aubergine shade that was the star of my Halloween week. Instagram Exhibit B. And finally you have the sweet pink/light browk, Uptown. My least favourite of the pack, but still pretty lovely. Instagram Exhibit C.
So there you go, your weekly beauty fix!
This dish could be a hearty breakfast or a light lunch/dinner. Either way it has become a favourite in our house. It’s delicious, fulfilling and it takes just a few minutes to prepare. Perfect for those days when you have a little extra time for breakfast or for those nights when you want something comforting but you don’t feel like cooking too much. It’s Moroccan inspired, so its spices will warm up your Autumn!
You know that London is one of our favourite destinations and if you checked our IG feed yesterday you would have seen a little preview of today’s post. Yes, after lots of long weekends in Marylebone, a couple of wonderful stays discovering the Southbank and a love story with Carnaby Street, we’ve finally decided to publish The slow pace guide to London. Of course we are not Londoners, but just as we did with our Copenhagen guide, we wanted to share with you a few addresses that we love, hotels where we’ve stayed and other recommendations to savour, enjoy and love London. The slow pace way, of course!
Do you remember my thoughts on Spinning? Well, one of the few reasons why I like it (sort of) is that glorious shower that comes afterwards. You enter the shower feeling all miserable and achy and go out refreshed and relaxed. Actually, I’d say that’s my favourite thing about sports. That and the feeling of “oh, it doesn’t matter I just went to the gym” when you’ve just finished your third (meaning thirteenth) cookie. You needed the sugar, after all.
For that “I’m a new person” shower we’ve been using the Hamam line by Rituals and it’s so good and we love it so much that we had to talk about it to the void/ auditorium that the Internet is. We started using the Hamam hot scrub, which is simply a spa in a jar. And then we added the shower paste. Let me describe the scrub: it smells deliciously minty with a tad of ginger, it’s the right amount of rough (salt scrubs are the best I think) and leaves your skin super moisturised. It reminds me a little bit of this scrub, which used to be my favourite. It’s the closest thing to a Moroccan Hammam experience you’ll get inside your shower.
But now we’ve added the Ultra Hydrating Shower Paste. It’s basically a shower gel but denser and you don’t rinse it directly after applying. You use the shower paste, then scrub and, finally, rinse. And then you are as fresh and smooth as a mint ice cream. And afterwards, you can curl up in your pijamas and have your cookie(s). You’ve earned it.
This weekend we’ve tried to recreate one of the delicious open faced sandwiches that we ate in September at Almanak, a fantastic restaurant in Copenhagen. We loved the combination of the mushrooms, the cheese and the garlic. So seasonal and comforting. While the result wasn’t exactly the same, it was still delicious. So here you have the recipe, if case you’d like to try it at home…
Today is Friday, the weather is crispy and there is a beautiful, faded sunlight that shines through the fog. Work has been hard this week but we’ve had great results and I’ve been able to balance all the crazynes with my French lessons. So after a couple of hard months, things are looking up. Besides, we are planning a little trip before Christmas so we are really excited. Our first thought was something like this, in fact one of the first posts of the blog, back in 2012, was about that fantastic resort. We were dreaming about a white Christmas, hot chocolate and soft blankets. But then we thought about other possibilities: what about a romantic train adventure? That’s when we remembered the most fabulous of them all, the Orient Express. This train has always been part of my travel phantasies: when I was a child I would see my mum reading old Agatha Christie novels and she would tell me about the misterious Orient Express, how sophisticated and elegant it was. Then it was feautured in so many movies and… who doesn’t remember that beautiful Chanel campaign with Audrey Tatou in the Orient Express?
So did you know that apart from the classic routes from Paris to Venice or from Paris to Istambul, they offer day trips to London or Paris and from 2016 they will open a new line between London and Berlin?
Of course it’s pricey, but it’s unique. Maybe this trip will remain in our fantasy for a while, but we know that some day we will experience the intrigue, luxury and romanticism of this historical train. Remembering the golden age of travel could be the best way to celebrate an anniversary or the most romantic holidays, don’t you think?