Lisbon is one of those cities that grows on you. Charming, decadent and melancholic. This week we dedicate our moodboard to Lisbon’s miradoiros, steep streets and tiled facades.
Long conversations overlooking the river at Miradouro Santa Catarina. A glass of wine in Bairro Alto. A morning wandering through the corridors of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. A night of Fado in Alfama. And of course, some Pastéis de Belém.
P. is spending this week at home, in Seville. She will be attending the famous Semana Santa and enjoying some quality time with the family. I will miss her so bad, but this moodboard will keep me motivated. Seville is such a wonderful city. Fun, warm, bright and full of art!
If you are planning to visit Seville any time soon, check out our posts about the best place to have breakfast with the locals, Seville’s charming corners or the best spa in the most trendy hotel in town. And if you are going to Seville during Feria de Abril, don’t forget to read our guide to find out everything about casetas, rebujito and sevillanas: tips for guiris (that means you, foreigners) who want to make the most of this fun and great week.
Last year a friend took us to Primrose Hill. That was the first time we walked along St John’s Wood High Street . It was a lovely sunny day and we were surprised by all the little cafes, great shops and good looking families that we found in this street. It was like a whole new picture-perfect world. That kind of world you want to fit in. We wanted to be those skinny mums with gorgeous hair and cute children in pastel coloured strollers. We wanted to have a nice cup of coffe after a shopping spree in those beautiful boutiques. We wanted to casually pick a bunch of flowers from the little flower shops and meet our friends for brunch. Last weekend we spent a morning wandering through the streets of the neighborhood and yet again, we found St John’s Wood High Street so charming and lively. The skinny mums were there taking their children to the St. John’s Hospice Easter Fayre, the shops were still inviting and we even discovered new pretty places to have brunch. Here you have our little guide to St John’s Wood High Street, if you’d like to see…
Lately we’ve been dreaming in white and blue. We miss the sea and the sun. It happens every year around this time. Our muscles are tired of cold, our skin needs to be sunkissed and our spirits long for that boost that only the sea breeze can give. We want to spend some days in a quiet island… and Ibiza is constantly in our minds. Before the crowds invade the island for the high season, we would love to enjoy its authentic charm.
Slow-paced breakfasts, lazy days discovering lonely sandy beaches and remote rocky coves, long walks in the quieter rural areas of the island…
Hi there! We just want to say hello from London! We are havig a great time ;) We hope you have a lovely weekend!
I’ve always wanted to visit Morocco. I remember my gradfather used to go there because of work and he used to bring me giant lollipops. That was my first impression of Morocco: they give you candy. That’s enough to make a child fell in love with a country.
We are going to spend this weekend in London to celebrate P’s birthday. We are in the mood for London!
Any cool places we should visit? Please let us know in the comment section!
When we travel we love doing this that we think locals would do. We know we are tourists, don’t get me wrong. We have no problem with that word. We’re not travellers, though we wish we were! We have a lovely life to escape from and go back to. We spend days daydreaming about leaving to new destinations, but then we really enjoy being at home. It’s just that we love mingling with the locals and pretending that we live in the places we visit. In the end, travelling is fantasizing, no? Here’s a list of those little things that we love doing while travelling to fool ourselves and pretend we actually are locals:
Venice is my favourite place in the world. If I had to choose one place to stay forever, Venice will be the chosen one. Its architecture, its history, its food and its undeniable charm made me fall in love with this city when I was a kid. Since then, I’ve tried to visit Venice at least once a year. The Venice I love, my Venice, is placed in the Castello area. The Venice I love is full of empty tiny streets to enjoy long walks, lively squares to savour a Spritz and a nice conversation, boats that sell the best fruit and nights that are as enigmatic as silent. But there is another Venice: the opulent, decadent, exclusive and even obscene. That Venice surrounds the Gran Canal, that Venice is epitomize by those palazzi where lavish parties have taken place during years. I’ve always been so curious about it, I won’t lie. And this hotel seems the best place to discover it.
So we are thinking about taking a few days off in May/June and prepare a nice trip. But where should we head to? New York is tempting… But we want sun and sea and sand and magazines and books and cocktails. We want a vacation. We need a vacation. Do we finally splurge on an all-inclusive Pacific resort? Well, the thing is that even though I still have to visit lots and lots of places, my heart always tells me to go to Italy. And if you continue reading you will discover a hotel that epitomizes almost everything that holidays in Italy mean to me.