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Gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Last week we told you that we were obsessed with Madeleine Shaw and, well, this post proves that we were not lying. Here you have another delicious recipe from her book Ready, Steady, Glow. And yes, it’s another dessert/snack. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth and every time we purchase a new cookbook I tend to start trying out recipes with the dessert chapter… Even if it’s a healthy/ clean eating kind of book. If there’s something sweet in it, I will go for that first. It happened with this book as well (Killer salted caramel brownies, by the way).

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This recipe is fantastic because you can prepare a couple of batches of mouth watering, soft, chocolatey cookies in no time. Since you will be using rice flour and coconut sugar, the glycemic index will be lower and, therefore, you won’t get that sugar coma feeling. At least not if you eat just one or two. If you eat them all in one sitting (which can happen because these cookies are utterly delicious) your tummy will hurt. These may be healthier than your average chocolate cookies, but please don’t forget that they still are chocolate chip cookies!

You will need:
150 g unsalted butter
175 g coconut sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
100 g rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
150 g dark or milk chocolate chips

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Preheat the oven to 160º and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla. Mix until combined. Sift in the rice flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and mix again until fully combined. Throw the chocolate chips into the dough and mix into the dough.

Roll the dough into little (or not so little) balls and place them on a baking tray leaving space between them because they grow big! Bake for 12 minutes if you like extra gooey cookies or 14 minutes if you like your cookies crunchy in the outside and gooey in the inside. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.

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My wife and my mum swear that these are the best cookies that they have ever eaten. The trick is in the chocolate: buy the best quality chocolate you can afford. It makes all the difference!

So I guess that from now on, these will be a must in our cookie box (yes, we have a cookie box, a jar is never enough). I promise that from next week we will return to savory recipes, mains and salads. But for now… let me grab another cookie!

The pink pepper tree hotel, Mallorca

A few years ago we fell in love with the rural, central area of Mallorca.  It epitomizes everything we love in life. The landscape, the proximity to the sea and the mountains, the subtle golden light that warmly lits the beautiful traditional houses… everything emanates serenity. Since then we’ve dreamt about buying a little house in the area. However, it looks like that dream isn’t coming true anytime soon, but we’ve found a little boutique hotel that feels like our very own home in Mallorca.

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The pink pepper tree hotel is hidden in Lloseta, a really small village off the beaten track. This hotel is a home hotel. This means that you are welcome to the kitchen to grab freakfast, that you will receive the keys to the main doors, that you can use the yoga room, the gardens and the swimming pool whenever you feel like it, that the owners will wave goodbye when you go and that, in general, you will feel that the stunning finca is your very own home in the island. And what a home! The decor is absolutely exquisite: natural, laid back, tasteful and cosy. You can buy some details for your home and, inspired by the gorgeous decor both in the rooms and main areas, we bought a little thing to bring back home and this weekend I’m going to try and replicate some of the art wall that we had in our room.

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But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Upon arrival we were taken to our beautiful room and Glynn, the owner, encouraged us to join the other guest for dinner in the beautiful patio.  No boring check in process. We were welcomed as you would welcome your family when they visit your home: here you have a copy of our keys, please have some fresh water and join us for dinner!

The cicadas were competing with the sweet, soft music that was playing on the background.  Jacqueline, the owner and cook, cooked a delicious, light, fresh dinner that we truly enjoyed: a nectarine and ham salad, turkey and zucchini burgers with a crunchy cabbage salad and an incredible date tart for dessert. She cooks dinner three times a week, so were lucky to arrive one of those days.

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They grow their own vegetables, fruits and herbs, which happen to perfume the whole property. The scent of fresh mint, basil or sage, warm and rich under the sun was intoxicating. As the sun set, the lights in the patio were switched on, reminding us of a traditional Spanish Summer verbena, only with a quieter, more relaxing atmosphere. Conversations among guests were soft and intimate. We spent a nice amount of time in silence, enjoying the views, the scents, the peace and the amazing moon.

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The following day we were encouraged to grab breakfast in the kitchen and once we were seated in the patio, two excellent cups of coffee and freshly squeezed orange juices appeared in front of us. During breakfast (amazing granola, cold meats and cheese and a fantastic selection of homemade jams) we had time to talk a little bit more with Glynn. He was absolutely lovely, really polite, friendly and kind. A perfect host. The personal attention is, no doubt, the signature touch at The pink pepper treee hotel.  After a delicious breakfast we headed to the swimming pool for the day. No pictures or words do justice to the aquamarine colour of the swimmingpool, surrounded by  white stone and dark wood. Walking along the little path that takes the guests to the swimming pool area we could feel our muscles relaxing under the scorching sun.

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And then we dozed off on the comfortable sunbeds under the shade of fruit trees, took dips and read for the rest of our stay. That swimming pool was our piece of heaven on Earth. Cowbells, cicadas and donkeys accompanied us from the distance, the scent of the herbs came with the breeze and we just left the swimming pool to enjoy simple but delicious lunches in the patio.

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This is luxury for us: chosen solitude, pears and promegranates just picked up from the tree, lunch under vines listening to the soothing sound of water, kindness, good manners, space and time to think, reflect and read, starry skies and silence. Of course, our wonderful room and its huge bed with Egyptian cotton bedding, the beautiful free standing bath, the incredible walk in shower, the natural, organic toiletries, the elegant yet rustic furniture characteristic of the sober traditional Majorcan style and the pristine wooden or stone floors that invite to walk barefoot truly helped to have that luxury feeling.

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Our short stay at The pink pepper tree was absolutely perfect and we can’t wait to come back and, maybe this time, stay a little bit longer and organize some day trips (they prepare picnics and beach baskets for guests) and yoga lessons. I’m sure sun salutations will feel even better in their premises.

The pink pepper tree‘s simplicity is its best asset. Everything is effortless, like a real holiday home or second residence: it may not look flawless, but it’s personal, welcoming, relaxed and different to anything else. It has personality and it gives you that easygoing holiday feeling that makes you smile, walk barefoot, appreciate the movement of the palm trees better than whatever appears on your cell screen and  recharges you in a way no other place will.

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PS: One secret perk of staying at this hotel is its proximity to one of our favourite restaurants in the world… But more on that next week!

Raspberry and pistachio brownies

We are addicted to cookbooks. Our Amazon orders usually include at least a couple of them. In fact, I will dare to say that the cookbook section in Amazon is our favourite shopping spot. Usually when we get a new cookbook, we feel the urge to prepare all the recipes in one week. We get excited, choose the most appealing recipes and then cook, cook, cook. And eat, eat, eat, of course. If after that week we repeat most of the recipes at least three times, then the book is a success. If not… well, it  will sit beautifully in our little kitchen library. We never throw books away! So let’s say our kitchen library is not that little anymore…

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However, there is a cookbook that we’ve been using on repeat during the last few weeks. Right after tasting the first mouthful of the first recipe we made (icnredible chicken burgers with a delicious courgette and chilli salad), we knew it was going to be one of our favourites. And indeed it is! If you like healthy, delicious recipes chances are you already own it. We are talking about Ready, steady, glow, by Madeleine Shaw. For us it has been a fantastic discovery! The recipe that we share with you today comes from that book, though we’ve changed a couple of details because we always do. These raspberry and pistachio brownies have become our favourite mid-morning snack. It’s the perfect treat to cheer up those tedious mornings at work when you are dreaming about your next weekend getaway! (Anyone dreaming about weekends getaways all the time?)

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You will need:
200 g butter
200 g dark chocolate (we used 70% and 85% cocoa)
200 g coconut sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 eggs, beaten
200 g buckwheat flour
A pinch of salt
200 g raspberries
100 g pistachios

Preheat the oven to 160º and line a baking tin with baking paper.
Place a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (bain marie). Add the chocolate and the butter and let them melt. Stir every now and then. Once melted, take the bowl of the heat and let it cool for a little bit. The original recipe used coconut oil instead of butter, but we’ve used butter because we find coconut oil very difficult to work with when it comes to baking. The final textures are usually rougher when we use cocconut oil.

Now beat the sugar with the eggs and the vanilla extract. Add the chocolate and butter mix and combine. Sift in the flour and the pinch of salt and stir. Finally add half the raspberries and pistachios.

Pour the mix into the baking tin and scatter over the remaining raspberries and pistachios. Bake for 30 minutes.

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The result will be crispy in the outside but really gooey in the inside. Leave it to cool and then slice it into squares. Tip: wait to the following day to eat them. They are way better after two days! The acidity of the raspberries will set in and the gooey center will be slighty firmer. If you store them in an airtight container they will last a week. But we seriously doubt they will last a week. We bet you will eat them before!

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PS: Looking for more healthy-ish treats? Try these chocolate chip blondies, these sweet almond bites, these coconut chocolate bars or these salted caramel brownies.

The slow pace for Preferred Hotels

Good morning! We are thrilled to announce that this weekend we are taking over Preferred Hotels Instagram Stories to share with you our favourite corners of Seville.

We would be very happy if you follow along! Click here and enjoy a slow-paced weekend in Seville with us!

The blue shirt edit

Blue shirts are like striped tees for us. You can never have too many and there’s nothing more versatile. However, now that we are trying to edit our wardrobe and be more conscious about what we shop we’ve had to reduce our purchases, donate those pieces that didn’t spark joy for us (any Marie Kondo fans out there?) and keep just our favourite items. These five blue shirts passed the test and have proved to be essential to us. That means, we wear them all the time!

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Starting on the right, this Equipment shirt is one of my capsule wardrobe: one month / one piece purchases, in fact it’s my favourite so far.  I’ve worn it at least once a week since I’ve bought it. With black pants and boots in Winter, under a suit for meetings, with skinny jeans and Stan Smiths… It’s really versatile. And the fabric is so soft that it feels like wearing pyjamas. You can find a similar version here.

Then we have a classic blue shirt with a twist. I bought this in COS a couple of years ago but it survived the wardrobe edit because the quality of the fabric is outstanding, it’s slightly oversized and the back is longer than the front. So, as I said before, it’s a classic but has a subtle edgy feel to it.

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The polka dot blue shirt is my other’s half favourite. It’s fitted and has a cute gingham detail in the cuffs and collar. She bought it in Marc O’ Polo, a brand we discovered when we moved to Germany and has lovely basics with a sober style. Minimalists, this is the blue shirt paradise! Click here for a bunch of options.

In fact, the next blue shirt on the list is another little number from Marc O’Polo. This soft chambray shirt is tremendously flattering and can be dressed up and down really easily. Do you remember her Summer capsule wardrobe? Well, this shirt could be part of it if the weather gets chilly. Is there anything easier to wear than a chambray shirt? Well, maybe a striped tee but let’s leave that for another edit.

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And finally, an oldie but a goodie, an oversized cotton blue shirt that I’ve been using as a beach cover up for the last couple of years. I didn’t lie when I said that I wear blue shirts all the time! I bought it in H&M, so it was really affordable. If I didn’t have it, I would buy this piece this year. Add a straw hat and a pair of tan sandals and you’ll have a great real life, holiday appropriate outfit that proves you don’t have to spend a lot or buy the latest trendy item on Instagram to look great. You just need a blue shirt!

Quesadillas, two ways

Can a tablecloth inspire a recipe? Absolutely! After buying a colourful tropical tablecloth this weekend, we decided to use it for the first time with a fun, spicy, colourful recipe. Because we love celebrating small things! If you follow us for a while you’ll know that we love our rustic minimalism, but we’ve been following Erica Davies on Instagram lately and she has infected us with her enthusiasm for colourful decor. Hence the tablecloth, which we bought on sale at H&M (you will find the direct link in our shop!)

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But onto the recipe. Today we bring you a turkey and cheese quesadilla and a sautéed mushrooms and cheese quesadilla, with a side of green salsa and guacamole. Sounds good? Both recipes are so easy that basically they only involve assembling things! Well, the vegetarian option needs a little bit more work, but you can have everything prepared in 15 minutes.

You will need (serves 2):

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2 tortilla wraps
Thinly sliced turkey (or ham, if you prefer)
A big handful of grated cheese
Two pickled green jalapeño chilli pepper, sliced
One spring onion, finely sliced
A few coriander leaves
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

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2 tortilla wraps
300 gr mushrooms, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, diced
A couple of fresh parsley leaves, chopped
A big handful of grated cheese
Two pickled green jalapeño chilli pepper, sliced
One spring onion, finely sliced
A few coriander leaves
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). One tablespoon for the mushrooms, the other one to brush the tortillas.

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First, heat one tablespoon of EVOO over medium heat on a large pan. Add the garlic and sauté for a minute, then add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the parsley leaves and cook for another five minutes. Set apart.

In the meantime you can chop and prep all the other ingredients for your quesadillas and heat a ridge griddle.

To make the Turkey and cheese quesadillas: place the tortilla wrap on a plate and cover it with turkey. Over one half only, sprinkle the jalapeño slices, grated cheese, spring onion and coriander leaves. Fold the tortilla wrap in half and brush each side with the oil before putting it on the griddle. Grill for a couple of minutes each side.

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Now, let’s make the sautéed mushrooms and cheese quesadillas: the process is the same, only change the turkey with the mushrooms. We told you this was really easy!

To serve, transfer the tortilla to a board and cut in two or three pieces. Eat with some salsa on the side. Salsa verde is perfect, but since we don’t find tomatillos here, we bought a jar of salsa verde in a local Mexican shop. Shop-bought salsa is fine. Homemade is better, though. But sometimes you have to do what you have to do!

You can have a side of guacamole as well. In case you have no will to live and therefore you have never made guacamole, here you have a very easy recipe because you haven’t lived if you haven’t prepared and eaten guacamole at least a thousand times:

Chop one tomato, one small onion, one red chilli pepper and a little bit of chive and coriander leaves. Mix all together with the juice of a lime, sprinkle over some sea salt and mix again. There you go, the easiest guacamole.

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We know this is not a properly Mexican recipe (so please, Mexican readers, don’t get angry!) but it’s delicious and makes a wonderful easy dinner in front of the TV while watching Game of Thrones or a great festive lunch with a new, pretty tablecloth!

6 Instagram accounts to follow if you have a sense of humor

There has been a lot of scandal around Instagram this week. We know this social platform has became a place where nothing is real, the pictures have turned into marketing tools and there is even an Instagram Mafia, whatever that is, but since we choose to look at the bright side of everything and Instagram helps us a lot when insomnia hits, we’ve decided to dedicate some nice words to this platform.

The truth is that there is excellent content on Instagram. From talented photographers to great recipes, and of course it’s a great tool if you want to do some research before travelling.  But today we wanted to share with you 6 brilliant, sharp, fun artists that have amazing feeds. If you are a woman and have a sense of humor, we are sure you will love their accounts. They share cartoons, vignettes and comics that reflect the struggle of being a woman.

Mari Andrew: humour with a touching sensitive twist: vulnerability, homesickness and happiness. She also does a hilarious series on A Cup of Jo (the image above wa featured in these series).

Cartoons by Hillary: with one sentence she can sum up career success, mansplaining and life in general.

Maritsa Patrinos: fun, comic-style feed that shows honest-to-God truths, human nature and everyday struggles.

Planet Prudence: we wish we could have had this role model when we were teenagers while dealing with acne, social anxiety or awkwardness.

And for our Spanish speaking followers (hola!!!):

Monstruo Espagueti: the perfect mix between intelligence and humour. Well, now that we think about it, they are kind of the same thing. Diets, reality and work life.

Agustina Guerrero: a graphic designer with the cutest hair bun of the internet that uncovers every day life: doors, guilt, hungovers, shaving and Sundays.

Do you follow any artist that we should know about?

Beef and bacon stew

Today’s recipe is dedicated to those of you who aren’t lying on a turquoise beach or jumping into a plane today. Because while everyone and their mothers are on holidays according to Instagram, we know that there are lots of people working from 9 to 5, preparing their meals on Sundays and suffering from cold, rainy weather. Today’s recipe is for you.

What we love about this beef and bacon stew is that you can prepare a big amount, freeze it and use it for different kinds of lunch: accompanied by a salad (healthy), with a side of rice (fulfilling and comforting), as a ragout for your pasta (buono!) and once you have reduced the sauce you can use it to prepare the most amazing leftover sandwich.

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You will need (serves a crowd or makes quite a lot of Tupperwares to freeze):

200 g unsmoked bacon, chopped
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
2 large onions, finely diced
1 kg minced beef
4 garlic cloves, diced
2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon tomato purée
800 g chopped tomatoes
1 celeriac, peeled and chopped (or a few celery sticks, chopped)
2 handfuls of fresh parsley, leaves and stalks separated and chopped
2 tablespoons mustard
400 ml broth (we used beef broth)

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Wow! That’s a lot of ingredients. However, the steps are really easy. First cook the bacon on a medium heat in a large pan for a few minutes. Then add the EVOO and onions and stir during 5 to 8 minutes until the onions are softened, then add the minced beef, garlic, paprika and thyme. Stir for a couple of minutes.

Pour the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and tomato purée and stir for another minute. Next, add the tomatoes, celeriac and celery sticks, parsley stalks, mustards and broth. Bring to a simmer, cover with a lid and cook over a low heat for 2 hours. Serve and top with the parsley leaves.

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You can also add carrots (as stated in the original recipe of our beloved Hemsley sisters) when you add the tomato and celeriac, but it turns out I’m intolerant to carrots, so we try to avoid them. Yes, I know. Carrots? Well, I’m also intolerant to pineapple and apples and cherries and quinoa. But luckily, I can eat all the gluten I want!

Try this recipe if you want/have to meal prep on a rainy Sunday. You will have a few days of delicious lunches al desk-o sorted out!

Summer makeup

Two months ago we spent a few days in Ibiza. In addition to lots of tips for our slow-paced weekend guide to Ibiza, we brought a nice tan with us. Miraculously we still have a lovely sunkissed tone in our skin and that’s why my only purpose in life since then has been keeping and enhancing that “oh, I’m just back from Ibiza” glow. For that, I’ve been skipping foundation and using these ten products (plus lots of moisturizer and lots of water, because we all know that drinking lots of water is the secret to eternal youth, good health and Victoria Secret’s body).

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Becca First Light Priming Filter Instant Complexion Refresh: this primer gives you a glowy base for your foundation but if you have a light tan, the one that gives you small cute freckles, you can use it as a your skin, but better lotion.

Clarins Instant Concealer: a little bit goes a long way, so tiny amount of this concealer will cover your  dark circles (because you are just back from the beach but you have to get up early and go to work… and that’s the recipe for dark circles). I’ve read that some beauty bloggers even use this concealer as foundation! It’s really, really good.

Guerlain Terracotta Light bronzer: this is Summer in a compact. It emulates a gorgeous sunkissed caramel tan, it enhances your features and it makes you feel on holidays when you look in the mirrow.

Bobbi Brown Brow Kit: because I can’t leave the house without this in my eye brows.

Clarins Stylo 4 Colours: best thing since sliced bread. This was a present from my mum and it’s the best eyes and lips pencil that I’ve ever had. The three eye colours (brown, black and bright blue) and the nude lip colour are soft, longlasting and don’t smudge. If you grow up in the 80s or 90s I’m sure you had one of these pens with four different colours in your pencil case. So it adds a bit of nostalgia and Summer always comes with a little bit of nostalgia, doesn’t it?

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Clarins cream eye shadow: this product was part of a Summer limited edition and has a wet, super pigmented yet sheer texture that it’s perfect to get the Jlow bronzy smoky eye. Oh well, if you can’t achieve that Jlow sultry look at least it’s easy to apply, just use your fingers, and gives a warm luminosity for your eyes.

L’oreal Megavolume Collagen Mascara: I should probably recommed a waterproof mascara but I hate them. They stick to your eyelashes like sand to freshly applied SPF and, just like sand, you just can’t get rid of that black stains under your eyes. So this is the latest drugstore mascara that I’ve tested and I really like it.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow talk: I’m super late to the party but this lipstick is the epitome of natural. It’s matte but not dry and it gives you a lovely Brigitte Bardot Summer in the Provence pout.

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And I’ve saved my best latest discoveries for last:

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, the most subtleand glowy highlighter and the RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, a gorgeous, creamy blush that doubles as lip colour. You can apply them both with your fingers  to create a youthful, healthy, Summery look that will make you feel refreshed, beautiful and natural, just like Summer does.

Now, excuse me, because all this Summer talk has left me longing for drinks at sunset, sea breeze, salty hair… and I just need to go book a couple of plaint tickets. Google in 3, 2, 1…

 

Our favourite hotels in Europe (and 2 tips to book wonderful stays)

When we were preparing this post we both have discussed a lot. Which hotel would we recommend as our favourite? We have stayed in all kinds of wonderful resorts and boutique hotels. However, they all have something in common: the attention to detail and the relaxed atmosphere. Some hotels have the best locations, others have the best breakfasts, others have an amazing sense of place… But the ultimate question to choose our favourite hotel was: if our very best friends were to visit just one hotel for their holidays forever, which one will we recommend? Here you have the result followed by the only two tips you need to book wonderful stays:

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Our favourite mountain retreat:

Rosa Petra Spa Resort: this boutique hotel is absolutely perfect. The rooms, the breakfast, the location, the spa, the restaurant, the views, the staff… Everything is flawless. We go back every year before Christmas and the experience is always wonderful, it’s a little piece of heaven on Earth. This has to be our favourite hotel in the world. Read our review here.

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Our favourite urban escape:

Here we couldn’t agree in just one hotel. For me, the best urban hotel we’ve ever stayed in is SP34 in Copenhagen. The decor, the understated atmosphere, the amazing breakfast, the REN amenities… I love everything about this hotel, it’s a gorgeous Scandi dream. And then again, it’s located in my beloved Copenhagen.

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But for her, the Only You Atocha hotel is the first one in the ranking. We’ve made this hotel our home away from home in Madrid and I have to admit that I love it too. The location is perfect if you want to do some sightseeing, the decor seems out of a cool magazine and the breakfast spread is impressive.

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Our favourite beach getaway:

We discovered the Belavista Hotel & Spa by pure chance but the moment we entered the premises we were mesmerized. We’ve been back a couple of times and we can’t wait to go back again. We even wrote a post with the reasons we love this hotel, so head over here to read it. The spa is incredible, the restaurant offers the best tasting menu we’ve ever had and the swimming pool is picture perfect. As we said before, we can’t wait to go back!

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Now onto the two tips you need to book the most wonderful stays:

Research: when looking for new hotels we always visit these websites: the Conde Nast Traveller guides, Design hotels and Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Besides, we google “boutique hotels in…” and read at least five pages. It may seem a quite obvious tip, but sometimes the best hotels are small or don’t spend lots in advertisement, so you have to dig for them. Once we have a couple of options, we read all the opinions that we can find. However, we’ve learnt to be very skeptical about these reviews and actually by reading so many reviews it’s very easy to distinguish between those which are real and those which are just exagerations or simply bad personal experiences. Just an example: sometimes you will see that lots of tourists from USA critizise hotels in Italy for the limited options for breakfast. We know that we don’t have to pay attention to it because it Italy an orange juice, a capuccino and a cornetto is a perfectly normal breakfast and it can be uttlery delicious. It’s all about culture and your priorities when travelling. Common sense, basically. But if a hotel is recommended by those websites mentioned before, we know that’s a guarantee for a great stay. On the other hand, sometimes a hotel just gives you good vibes or offers a special sense of place that you feel attracted to. Then our advise is: just book it!

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Book directly: this way you have a more personal experience and if someone is going to get an upgrade, that’s going to be you. It has happened to us a few times and it’s always a nice surprise. Besides, nowadays hotels offer the best rates and sometimes last minute offers in their own websites. Before booking, if you don’t find the right option for you but you still want to stay in that hotel, simply call or write an email and explain your concerns or requests. For instance, if the hotel has a minimun stay policy but you can’t extend your stay more than a weekend, get in touch and ask if they could make an exception. Chances are that you will have a positive answer. In this internet era we seem to have forgotten than we can call and have a nice chat!

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And a bonus, before finishing this post: check Conde Nast Deals or Atrapalo for the best prices and offers!