I think I was seven the first time I saw Lake Como. The views were preceed by a feast on what for me was the best pizza in the world. I remember how elegant all seemed, how big the palazzi were, how beautiful the landscape was… Now I realize those memories epitomize the Italian dream: the beautiful women, the luxury cars, the scrumptious food washed down by cocktails, the blue waters against the classic ochre buildings… everything was flawless yet lively. It was perfect.And lately I’ve been thinking about coming back and savour that pizza, admire the architecture and splash a little bit like the kid I was. I hope I mantain that same curiosity, I would love to revive those memories and create new fantastic ones. That’s what Italy does to me: it makes me happy, nostalgic and eager for new adventures all at the same time!
We’ve been to Copenhagen a couple of times in the last couple of years. We’ve shared with you our favorite places to have brunch (one & two), where to find the best pizza or where to stay. And even though it’s quite a small city, Copenhagen has so much to offer that we can’t get enough of it. It’s stylish and welcoming, colourful and black and white, traditional and avantgard.We would love to come back and finally spend a day in Tivoli (we haven’t been there yet!), eat the most amazing vegetables in Geist, discover The Standard and walk under the warm Spring sun in Kogens Have. Last weekend we saw this film and we thought that Summer in Copenhagen has to be amazing, don’t you think? By the way, the film is pretty good. It showcases the city beautifully. We saw the film and immediately felt a Wanderlust attack. Now we just want to rent two bikes and get lost in Copenhagen! Does that happen to you too? Which films make you want to travel? In Bruges was definitely a clear “pack your bags and go” …
A few years ago we spent a couple of wonderful weeks in Greece. We stayed in Athens, we visited a tiny inland village, attended a wedding and then we headed to Mykonos for a few days. It was one of the best holidays we’ve ever had. The kind of experience we will cherish forever. Since then we’ve always wanted to go back to Greece. Now we happen to have a direct flight to Crete and, well, it seems like the best opportunity to get to know the largest island in Greece. The cultural heritage, the landscapes, the architecture, the food and the warm Greek hospitality make Crete a very tempting destination. The only problem I see is that there’s so much to do that we will need at least a couple of weeks to explore the island and unfortunately we don’t have that much time. But we we would love to see the Venetian houses in Chania, hike the White Mountains, spend a few days enjoying the Mediterranean Sea, visit the Palace of Knossos and …
So 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. We 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?
Yesterday was one of those days when all I wanted was running away from all my responsibilities. In addition to all the chaos at work and the terrible cold weather, I’m trying to quit caffeine so the withdrawal sympthoms were the cherry on top. But I survived… do you know how? I took a moment (or several) to remember nice trips we’ve made and to think about future travels. That always soothes me. And where is the most distant place to run away? New Zealand. If you have read this blog before you’ll know that we are mostly weekenders, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t dream with long distance travels and adventures. If only we had the time… They say that money is the biggest problem when it comes to travel, but we don’t agree. Time is the most valuable asset. Yesterday we dreamt about quitting our jobs (apart from caffeine… let me tell you that isn’t going well at all) and travel full time. Oh, well… in the meantime we have our moodboards.
In April we’ll be attending The Hive and we couldn’t be more excited! Are you coming too? We can not wait to meet fellow bloggers, learn the secrets of a few influencers and share our passion while networking. Besides, we get to revisit Berlin! You should know that we were surprisingly disappointed the first time we visited Berlin. I guess we had heard so much about it that our expectations were really high. So let’s hope this time we finally see what all the fuss is about. That is, if we have a little time between conferences and workshops. We are looking for accommodation so feel free to leave your suggetions in the comment section. That means: please share with us your traveller secrets! We are looking for a design boutique hotel or appartment. Something different and charming… Is that too much to ask? ;) And if you know where to find the perfect Currywurst we will really appreciate it!
A year ago my two favorite cousins went to Aspen. They are Winter sports fans, so they skied and snowboarded until they had stalactites hanging from their beards, they rented a wonderful wooden cabin with an amazing minimalist interior and they had a blast. With every picture they sent us we got more and more jelous, obviously. And while we are really tempted by the old European glamour of places like Zermatt or Cortina D’Ampezzo, we can’t help but daydream about an American Winter Wonderland…
I’m sure you were expecting this moodboard. If you have checked our blog lately you must have seen lots of Christmas posts. Well, our Moodboard section is also impregnated with the Christmassy mood!! But who hasn’t dreamed about Christmas trip to Lapland? For me, it’s one of those things you have to do at least once in your life. At Christmas, of course. While it would be the perfect surprise for any kid, I’m sure it could be equally amazing for adults. Snow, dogs reindeers and Santa. Cabins, sauna and cocktails by the fire. Woods, nature and freezing cold. That’s how every Christmas should look like! What about you? Any Christmas trips on your bucket list?
We have to confess that we’ve been listening to Christmas carols and tunes all weekend. And once we’ve heard All I want for Christmas is you, there’s no going back. For us, it’s already Christmas. In a few weeks we’ll be preparing our suitcases to visit our family for Chistmas because that’s what you do when you are an expat. But we secretly want to spent this Christmas in Zurich. Chocolate, Chistmas market and snow? What more can you ask for? Well, family and friends. That’s why we will be travelling to Spain ;) But a Christmas city break in Zurich… Oh, wouldn’t it be nice?
Do you remember this post? Well, since that day we have been thinking about Japan a lot. Four years ago we planned a month long trip to Japan: we were going to start in Tokyo and we were going to end our trip in Okinawa. We were really excited. But our life changed drastically and we had to move to Germany. So our Japanese adventure was cancelled. But our desire to visit Japan is as strong as ever. I’ve only been there once and it was a work related thing so I didn’t have enough time to enjoy the experience. Should we take the plunge and pick our plans up from where we left them? PS. Since some of you have asked, all our beautiful moodboards are made by Pilar Fernández.