Stockholm profiles are blue, pointy, calm, majestic, nautical, romantic and powerful. Undoubtedly, this city is made to be admired, walked and savoured slowly. Continue reading
This weekend we attended The Hive Conference. For those of you who don’t know what it is, let us explain: The Hive is a meeting of pretty awesome people (mostly women) who love sharing beautiful and interesting content online. So basically we spent two days getting inspired and encouraged. We listened to brands, we were mesmerized by other blogger’s experiences and we had THE BEST time.
Stockholm’s old town (Gamla Stan) was way more beautiful than we had expected. With a splendid entrance dominated by the Royal Palace, the most charming narrow side treets and old facades covered in warm colours, the medieval center of Stockholm has a wonderful fairy tale – like feeling to it. Continue reading
Our first visit to Stockholm was almost perfect. I guess that the brilliant sun that shined during the whole weekend helped us seeing the city through joyful glasses. We didn’t visit all the museums, we missed a few sights and we took it extremely easy, so this is not a post about the things you must do or the places you shouldn’t miss. This is just what we loved. If you enjoy slow paced weekends, eating a lot when travelling and staring speechless in front of a beautiful sunset, then keep reading…
Another palette? Yes, but this is different. Lancôme Absolu Nude Palette is the ultimate travel palette. It’s supposed to have everything you need for a no-makeup makeup in small sizes and with a compact packaging, therefore Lancôme claims it is perfect for travelling. So when two of my passions collide, beauty and travel, I have to see what comes out of it. The palette covers almost everything you need: you can conceal and highlight, you can choose from eight different eyeshadow that go from neutrals to black, you can groom your brows and you have two lip products to choose. But let’s see if it really is everything you need when travelling…
This is going to be a long post, we warn you. Grab a drink and discover with us this fantastic hotel in the center of Stockholm. We will show you its relaxed atmosphere, some pictures of the incredible food they serve in the restaurant and, of course, expect plenty of rambling about the breakfast buffet.
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 experience a beautiful sunset while dining in a traditional caique. Sigh!
Anyone out there dreaming about Crete too?
We don’t want to be that kind of people who visit a place for the first time and immediately become experts. Nop. That’s not us. But in our very first visit to Stockholm we ate the best meatballs that the city has to offer. We are not exaggerating, we really found the best meatballs. After researching for a while, reading some guides and browsing Twitter (that’s today’s scientific research) we discovered this small place where we realized that IKEA has been fooling us this whole time. Those things you eat when you spend your Saturday buying unnecessary kitchen accessories and cool napkins are not Swedish meatballs.
We are really excited because we are going to spend the weekend in Stockholm! We’ll be back on Monday with a chocolate chip cookie bake off, but until then, here you have some posts to read and feed your wanderlust!
A hotel devoted to literature in Madrid.
The best corners of Padova.
Ibiza’s top picks with a side of Formentera.
The best trattoria in Vicenza.
The best hotel we’ve ever been to.
And, of course, Venice.
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!