To say that Venice is my favorite place in the world is an understatement (Exhibit A). If I had to pick a place to spend the rest of my days, I would choose Venice (Exhibit B, C, D and E). If I had to save one city from a meteorite, that would be Venice (Exhibit F and G). I would give you more evidence of my inconditional love, but you get the picture. In case you don’t, here you have some articles to read. I try to visit this mesmerizing city at least once a year, but whenever I get nostalgic I check these Instagram accounts. They are abolutely stunning and they show a real Venice, always at its best:
Sildipi: gorgeous shots, acqua alta, and lonely canals.
Celestalis: the editorial director of Venezia da vivere shares spectaculars pictures.
Seventhesoul: he says he is a Venice lover and proves it with a lots of pictures of quiet canals.
Faveromarco: hiden corners, altane and beautiful light.
Neumarc: recommended by The Guardian, he claims to use Instagram as a daily therapy. Well, his therapy certainly helps me when I miss Venice.
Do follow these accounts if you want to travel to Venice. At least virtually.
A little bit late, but here you have our December favorites! Starting with one of the presents St. Nikolaus brought me. A new breakfast set from Villeroy & Boch. Of course, we celebrated the arrival of the breakfast set with scrambled eggs and huge coffes. And posted a picture on Instagram. Obviously. Continue reading
We wish you a healthy fun year full of slow paced breakfasts, amazing travels and lots of friends. Let’s see what 2015 has prepared for us! Let’s take a deep breath and dive in!!!
Wherever you are, have a very happy New Year!!!
Lots of love,
P. & E.
We wish you a very merry Christmas!!! Have the most wonderful time with your families and loved ones! Eat lots, laugh, love and don’t worry about a thing because everything is going to be fine.
Pilar & Emma
The slow pace
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 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.
It’s that time of the year again: Christmas card DIY!!! Last year you really liked our Christmas cards so we thought: why not share again the easiest DIY ever? I’m not particularly crafty. In fact, I’m quite clumsy but every year, one afternoon at the end of November, I play Christmas carols and make our Christmas cards. I’d say that’s one of my favorite moments of the year. It’s not a secret: I love Christmas! And this is the only time of the year when I feel like using washi tape and that makes me feel connected with the world. Seriously, what other use can you give to washi tape?
November is usually a silly month for us. After an October full of birthdays and just before the Christmas madness, November just sits there, in the middle, with no expectations. It has been a bittersweet month but we’ve tried to make the most of it. We’ve travelled, we’ve drunk an unexpectedly high amount of cups of tea (hence the first picture) and we’ve worked a lot. Continue reading
October was a very nice month. We’ve worked more than ever, but we also found the time to relax and celebrate my birthday! We did a nice little trip to Heidelberg, my mum was here to visit and the weather was astoundingly merciful allowing us to enjoy some beautiful Autumnal walks. Anyway! We start our favourites of the month with this amazing burger. A real highlight! Continue reading
Do you travel light or full of “what ifs”? We always carry everything with us. Everything. The result: sore backs, grumpy moods and uncomfortable travel. But not anymore!!! We are determined to travel smart. Since we are going away this weekend (more on that this afternoon, stay tuned!) we’ve prepared a “just the essentials” travel bag. Well, apart from our phones, chargers, wallets and wipes, ehem, this is all we will take with us:
1. A medium size cross body bag. Free hands, cute colour, nice leather. It ticks all the right boxes. We bought this one in Hakei, one of our favourite Spanish shops. They have the best leather and fantastic designs.
2. Our camera. In fact we usually take two cameras with us. This one is our Canon Powershot S120. It’s small, easy to use (well, I still have to learn a few tricks) and records video too.
3. A notebook and a pen. To write drown all things important. And scrawling, mostly.
4. Oil blotting papers. Planes are awful to our skin, that’s why we always end up with terrible dry patches or shining noses. Or both. These are perfect to touch up and feel all clean and pull together.
5. Mints. Obvious.
6. We don’t really like to wear proper make up during flights, but it’s always good to add a little bit of color and a tad of moisture to our poor dehydrated lips. For that, this lip balm is our favourite.
7. I don’t know about you, but travelling always leave me exhausted. I know, I know, how can I be tired after a few hours seated somewhere? But still. Dull face, yellow skin and, again, dry patches. So to pamper myself and feel a little bit like Victoria Beckham at the airport (that is, fabulous) I always take a travel size simple of my favourite face cream with me.
8. And finally, noise cancelling headphones. I know someone who gets really nervous without them…
What about you? Any travel essential?