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Off to Copenhagen!

14 May

heck yesWe’re off to Copenhagen! Even though this time of the year we usually head to the beach, we are travelling to our beloved Copenhagen to improve our slow-paced guide. Since we know you are here to read nice content, not to read us brag about our next destination, we’ve compiled some old posts that you may have missed!

– A fun, colourful Peruvian restaurant in London

– Clara closed her blog, but we still follow her on Instagram. Best style ever.

– An afternoon in an Italian farmer’s market

– The best hair treatment for frizzy hair.

– Dreamy Moroccan spas

– The coolest backpacks for Summer

– Our favourite area in Amsterdam

– We are crazy about this collection!

– Looking for an off the beaten track destination?

– Have you ever done this?

– Last year’s beauty favourites that are still going strong

– The best recipe for barbacue season.

Tips to discover a different Ibiza

– My Venice.

5 Instagram accounts to follow if you are in love with Venice

12 Feb

veneto-photo-diary_27To 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.

December favorites

6 Jan

december_favorites_3A 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

2015… Let’s do this!!!!

31 Dec

New_Years_cardWe 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.

Merry Christmas!

24 Dec

ChristmasCard

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.
Love,
Pilar & Emma

The slow pace

Let the festivities begin!

19 Dec

holidaysThe 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

Gluten free

16 Dec

wheatt 2Haven’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.

 

DIY Christmas Cards

3 Dec

christmas_cards_2014_10It’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?
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November favorites

1 Dec

November_Favorites_1November 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 Favorites

3 Nov

onion_mushroom_burger_3October 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

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