Year: 2014

Best of 2014

2014 has been a bittersweet year. We’ve had some wonderful times, but we’ve lived some really tough moments too. All in all we’ve learnt a lot. Since we want to focus on the positive, we’ve put together a list of our favourite moments of 2014.

Señor Ceviche

Here we are: the last mmm… Monday of the year! Today we go back to London, to Kingly Court in particular, which has become the place to go for a fun bite. Several new restaurants have joined forces to create a new foodie spot in the heart of London. We followed Rosie’s recommendation and had lunch at Señor Ceviche.

Moodboard: Aspen

A year ago my two favorite cousins went to Aspen. They are Winter sports fans, so they skied and snowboarded until they had stalactites hanging from their beards, they rented a wonderful wooden cabin with an amazing minimalist interior and they had a blast. With every picture they sent us we got more and more jelous, obviously. And while we are really tempted by the old European glamour of places like Zermatt or Cortina D’Ampezzo, we can’t help but daydream about an American Winter Wonderland…

Cinnamon Rolls

I’ve always been afraid of baking cinnamon rolls. I know, it’s stupid, but I always thought it was something complicated, sticky and doomed to failure. But it turned out to be quite easy! While I still want to improve the recipe and I know I need more practise, I was quite happy with the result. Continue reading for a foolproof cinnamon roll recipe!

Let the festivities begin!

The 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!!! Picture via Pinterest

This Christmas…

We 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? Picture via Pinterest.

The Christmas on the sofa edit

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

Haven’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 …