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!
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?
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.
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.
These gyozas are the best gyozas we’ve ever eaten. And oddly enough we found them in a small japanese restauran in Seville. While Seville is famous because of its traditional Spanish cuisine and, of course, tapas, during the last five years the city has developed a nice taste for international menus. Being La Alameda Seville’s hippest district, there was no better location for Matsuri, a sophisticated yet cosy Japanese restaurant (where you can eat these amazing gyozas). Continue reading