mmm… Monday! Moroccan chicken stew

9 Mar

Moroccan Chicken Stew_4This Moroccan chicken stew is absolutely delicious. We might even say that it’s the best recipe we have ever shared with you on the blog. Yes, my mum’s pizza recipe was fantastic. Yes, this salad was pretty epic. Yes, this burger was amazing. And what can I say about my favourite pasta? Outstanding. But this juicy, spicy chicken stew is just perfect. It melts in your mouth, the sauce is mouth-watering and it tastes even better the day after. We found the recipe in the Hemsley and Hemsley book, which has become one of our favorite cookbooks. Of course, we’ve made a few tiny changes like we did for this other recipe from the book.
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How do you prepare for a trip?

5 Mar

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Next week we’ll be heading to Stockholm for a little early birthday celebration. We are really excited but a little bit overwhelmed / anxious at the same time. As usual. So much to see, so little time. For me, this state is the epitome of FOMO: Are we missing the best restaurants? Which museums do we visit? Is there any wonderful place that we just don’t know about? Where do the locals hang out?

Nowadays, planning a trip can be tricky: there’s so much information out there! And that sometimes paralyses us. I’m not talking about booking flights or finding the best hotels. That’s the easiest part. What we find tremendously difficult is the next step. Deciding what to do, where to go or where to eat (this particular issue is very important! ;) to make the most of our experience. Besides, we also try to find the best spots to take pictures, the coolest establishments in town and, all in all, the best content for the blog. It can be quite intimidating.

We love travel books, so that’s our main source of information. Of course we also check other blogs, online magazines and our travel bible: Conde Nast Traveller.

Most of the time we end up forgetting everything and, once in our destination, we walk aimlessly, we try to discover little nice restaurants by chance, and we spend a fair amount of time enjoing whichever hotel we’re staying at. The slow pace way.

What about you? How do you plan your trips? Do you trust any travel blogger? Which are your favorite guides? Any tips? Please share below!

PS: What’s in our travel bag, The perks of travelling off season and Travelling light: tips and paranoia.

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We need this! Adidas Gazelle

4 Mar

adidas_gazelleWhile preparing this post I’ve found out that I have quite a collection of sneakers. Browsing our Instagram feed I’ve found my custom made Stan Smith, my basic black Nike , my Converse (of course), my Supergas, my New Balance , my polka dot Nike Airmax and my neon Adidas (that I only wear to the gym). Apparently I love sneakers. I never really was a sneaker person but I guess living in Germany has made my style more casual. I’ve always loved flats and I always will but I wasn’t aware of this little addiction of mine. Anyway, I have my reasons: you can wear them with just about everything and by doing so you’ll add an immediate cool factor to your look. I just want to buy more and more pairs. Oh my.

My last target are the classic Adidas Gazelle. They remind my of my first year at Uni, when I wanted to be a skater girl and rock a sporty but tortured look. If you weren’t a teenager during the late 90’s you will not understand but, believe me, Gazelles were the coolest shoes you could wear. And now, here they are again. You can spot them in almost every fashion website. I’m not going to resist this new “it shoe” trend. Oh no. The black version is my favorite, but I’ve already have my black Nikes, which make me feel like a Copenhagen girl. The light grey pair is beautiful but super high maintenance. The navy Gazelles could be perfect for Summer but I’m tempted to create my own custom made pair in red (by the way, the customize section of Adidas website is dangerous!). They could be a great pop of coulour in my otherwise black / grey/ navy outfits. And I don’t have any red sneakers in my collection. And they are pretty. And comfortable. And I like them. And I want them. Ok, now I need them.

Moodboard: Austin

3 Mar

Moodboard_AustinSo our dearest friends have moved to Texas. To be honest we’ve never thought about visiting Texas before but now we are thinking about planning a trip to visit them. With this terrible weather we can’t help but dreaming about warmer temperatures and dinners al fresco. We are also obsessed with The Mentalist and food trucks so… Austin, sooner or later we’ll pay you a visit.

Moodboard_Austin_2We know it’s the hometown of the hipster movement, but with its more than 250 music venues and its inventive cuisine we guess its worth the hype. At least we would like to find out what all the fuss is about. We will wait until our friends have settled down and then we will take advantage of the situation ;)

Have you ever visited Texas?

The best night skincare treatment

3 Mar

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Winter in the North of Germany is hard and our skin has suffered a lot during the past four long (but really, really LONG) cold Winters. Even though we were quite happy with our bedtime skin care routine we felt there was something missing lately. That push that would take our faces from healthy to glowy and restore that comfortable feeling of nourished skin. We thought we could give Dr. Hauschka a try. This brand is really respected and appreciated in Germany because of its commitment to natural beauty. We wanted something light but effective so we bought the Renewing Night Conditioner, which claimed to support the skin’s natural processses of night-time renewal. Basically, it helps each skin type to be the best version of itself.

We’ve been using it for a couple of weeks now and while P. is happy but not really amazed, I am completely mesmerized. My dry patches have disappeared completely and my skin feels juicy. I’m in my 30s and my skin doesn’t look any younger (this is not a miracle treatment) but it looks better than it has looked for a while and I’ve felt a huge difference. It’s really watery, non sticky and has a lovely subtle scent. Since this treatment mirrors the natural skin cell renewall rhythm (every 28 days) it should be used for 28 days straight. They recommend one cycle of Renewing Night Conditioner per year for each decade of life, which means I should have it 3 times a year. And I can assure you I will.

It’s been helping me a lot improve my skin in spite of cold temperatures and heating, but I know it will be equally helpful to recover from any sun exposure after Summer. This treatment is also a great way to take care of your skin if you are under stress or having a difficult time. You know your skin suffers just as you do.

So, in my opinion, if you have dry skin these tiny ampoules will be perfect for you. They will help you retain the natural skin oils and thy will soothe and comfort your skin. Just wat you need to survive Winter!

mmm… Monday! Banana bread

2 Mar

Banana_bread_2Banana bread is perfect for long train trips, long hours at the office and long weekends. It’s moist, it’s delicious and has fruit on it, which obviously means it’s light and healthy (it’s not, but let’s pretend). This recipe can’t be easier so we dare you to bake it just once. We’re sure you won’t be able to resist to bake it at least once a week! Continue reading

4 years

26 Feb

Bremen_4years_7Four years ago we took a plane to Paris, where we were supposed to catch another flight to Bremen. We lost our connection and ended up in Hamburg where, as soon as we got out of the plane, a taxi driver was expecting us to drive us at a ridiculously high speed to Bremen. We arrived at night, exhausted and confused. The following morning we woke up to an empty foggy town. The only sound was the cawing of several huge black crows. We were terrified and thought that moving here was a terrible idea. Continue reading

We need this! Malmo bag

25 Feb

malmo3 It’s been a while since we felt the urge to buy something. Of course we feel really tempted by the Spring Summer collections that are starting to appear in our inbox (exhibit A, B & C) but we haven’t felt that urge, that itchy feeling in our wallets for a while. Then, we found out about the bag that Berta Bernad has designed for Bucarelli and we were sold.
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Michael Kors Fall Winter 2015

20 Feb

mk1We loved his Pre-Fall 2014 and we adored his Spring Summer 2015 collection, so it’s not surprise that we just can’t stop looking at Michael Kors’ Fall / Winter 2015 collection. How can he mix the tomboy vibes with an elegant 30’s charm so beautifully?
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The slow paced guide to Copenhagen

19 Feb

copenhague_8Copenhagen is one of our favorite places in the world. We love everything about it: the city is not too big but offers thousands of possibilities, almost everyone is friendly (and really good-looking), the architecture and design are outstanding and there is a fantastic food scene. We’ve decided to put together our list of recommendations in case you are thinking about visiting Copenhagen. These are just some of our favorite places and things to do for a laid-back, relaxing weekend. Don’t expect a full guide of monuments, transport tips or historical facts. But! If you want to spend a few days wandering around Copenhagen, eating great food, doing some shopping and enjoying life, then this might be of your interest.
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