This is a scheduled post because hopefully when you read this we will be lying on the beach… just like the woman on the picture ;) I always take my favourite pillows to the beach, don’t you?
We wanted to wish you a happy sunny weekend!!! Any nice Spring plans? A picnic maybe? Wherever you are and whoever you are: enjoy the weekend!!!
PS: we are on Twitter!! To be honest I don’t understand how it really works, but I’m doing my best to learn! Do you want to hang out? Look for @theslowpaceblog :)
Do you remeber that last year we spontaneously decided to go to Bruges and it turned out one of the most charming trips we’ve ever made? Well, it looks like May is our unexpected-destinations-and-travels month! As you read this we will be flying to the South of Portugal!!!
Some years ago we used to go every Summer to a music festival in Alentejo (clic) but we’ve never visited Algarve before and we are absolutely excited about it. To be honest, it wasn’t one of our top destinations but it just happened and we are going to make the most of it! Those beaches! Sigh! We’re planning on reading by the swimmingpool, taking long walks on the beach and eating tons of fish and fresh fruits.
We only hope that the cloud that followed us to Mallorca and Paris decides to stay in Germany this time. We’ll see…
Image via Trekearth
From the creators of We need the Mulberry Willow tote and We need the Givenchy Antigona bag… We need the Boy from Chanel!!!
I’m still searching my It bag, that timeless investment, that beauty which will dress up all my outfits… and deciding which one to buy is almost impossible. But this Boy is unexpectedly rising on my list. In such a short period of time it has become a classic already, isn’t it? I love the black leather version, but the velvet jewel tones are so pretty… Decisions, decisions…
We try to work out, we really do. For a short period of time we even went running a couple of days every week. But… oh well! We love our sofa, enjoying cups of coffee in Winter and fresh drinks al fresco in Summer… and we are always really
lazy busy when it comes to visit the gym. So when the weather gets nicer and we don’t have our beloved coats to cover us we go more Clarins-aholic than ever and try all their firming, contouring and slimming products. Now we have all our hopes pinned on this redefining body treatment for abdomen and waist. We’ll let you know!!
Do you like this kind of measures? I’m sure you all work out like crazy all year… right? ;)
Strawberry season is here! I’ve started to see boxes full of these little red ladies everywhere and I’m more that happy. Strawberries are one of my favourite fruits! In case you didn’t know, the most delicious strawberries grow in the Noth Sea coast area in Germany, so from now on we will enjoy their sweet smell and delicious flavor!! Yay!! We’ve found a perk of living in the North of Germany!! ;)
We like things simple, so we love eating fresh plain strawberries for breakfast but here you have some other fancier possibilities, if you’d like to see.
Any plans for the weekend? I’ll be working the whole weekend. Every. Single. Day. I’m quite nervous because we’re opening a contemporary dance festival!!! It’s the second edition and I’m the manager, so I’m acting cool… but I’m screaming inside. I hope everything goes well! Fingers crossed!
Anyway! We wish you a lovely Spring weekend (if you are lucky and Spring has arrived wherever you live) and we’d love to see you on Monday!!
PS: See? We can’t stop thinking about bicycles!!
Have you ever rent a house or an apartment for your holidays? We did twice and it was actually really nice, but I don’t know…. we tend to book hotels!! The thing is that when we’re planning a trip we usually look for accommodation both in vacation rentals websites and hotel booking websites but we always end up booking hotel rooms. Maybe it is because we don’t feel really safe renting a stranger’s house, or because we love having our bed made with crispy sheets every day, or because we love a good hotel breakfast, or because we are addicted to room service…
We always browse through Roomorama, Wimdu and Airbnb, which I particularly like because of its neighbourhood guides. Do you know any other sites? Have you got any tips? We’d love to know!!! Guys, we know you’re there because we see you in our stats, so leave a comment! You’ll make our day!
Image Marie Claire July 2010 via Solid frog.
I love love love this Michael Kors tote. It would be perfect for long Summer days with its vibrant citrus stripes, don’t you think? Actually I first saw it in navy and I really liked it but I find the citrus version more interesting. It would look perfect with a total denim look, jeans and a flower print tee, or a nice long white dress. It’s also perfect for travelling! I’m already thinking about the most appropriate destinations to take this lovely number for a ride… You can buy it here. And what about this tiny clutch? You can use it as a purse together with the tote or alone during long casual Summer nights!
PS: now you can find us on twitter!!! @theslowpaceblog!!!Let’s hang out!
Today everyone is talking about the new king of Holland and all I can think about are bicycles… they are typical Dutch, right? ;) We’ve been living in a small German city for more than two years now and we still don’t have bicycles. And I’m saying “still” because here people don’t walk, they ride, so we are under a lot of pressure: everyone is like WHAAAAT??? when we say that we don’t have bicycles. But it rains a lot, it’s freezing most of the time (that means ice, that means slippery streets) and the city is full of tram rails. So what’s so strange about not riding a bike, huh? Besides, let me tell you this: I love my teeth (and I’m quite clumsy) and I don’t want to get to work all sweaty and disheveled (yeah, I know that riding to work would be very healthy, but I’m more concerned about my hair, what can I say?). But the truth is that lately I’ve been picturing us riding our bicycles and enjoying picnics in the park. And these bicycles are way too pretty. They have become our favourite accessory for this Spring. Decisions, decisions…
Image via Bergamont Bicycles.