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SP34 hotel, Copenhagen

29 May

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Any visit to Copenhagen should be focus on design, excellent food and long walks or bike rides. The city has a smart casual code, is friendly yet sophisticated, open but walkable… it’s simply one of those places that makes you fall in love and think about how real life would be living there. But since travel is phantasizing, you should look for an accommodation that gives you that illusion, that makes you feel like a local in the know, that exudes the personality of the city where it’s located.  Hotel SP34 provides that experience. It will make you believe that you are one of those young, tall, smart, total black outfit wearers, cool bike Danish riders.
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Moodboard: Lake Como

26 May

Moodboard_Lago_di_Como_2-2I 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.Moodboard_Lago_di_Como-2And 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!

Slow food and living market, Rosewood hotel London

25 May

Rosewood_Market_15We found out that the courtyard of the magnificent Rosewood Hotel in London hosted a wonderful slow food market every Sunday, so not even the windy rainy weather was going to stop us: we were determined to enjoy the delicious scents, the colourful stalls and the natural, tasty products that the market had to offer.
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European weekend getaways

22 May

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You know we love spending our weekends abroad. It’s one of the perks of living in Europe: in a couple of hours you can be enjoying a cocktail overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, skiing or learnin ancient history in one of its multiple archaeological sites. For us, Europe has it all. But sometimes can be overwhelming. So many destinations, so little time. Here you have a few ideas to help you decide your next weekend getaway:

If you want to come back home with sunkissed skin…

Comporta: Atlantic charm, uncrowded golden sand, surf, fields of rice and delicious grilled fish at Ilha do Arroz. No better place to stay than Sublime Comporta.

Mykonos: quiet days and long fun nights. Wonderful sunsets sipping cocktails at Cafe Veranda, delightful afternoons of shopping, mornings at the beach and daytrips to Delos. Book a room at Hotel San Giorgio.

If you want a city break…

Antwerp: fashion and design, excellent concept stores, bicycles, diamonds and chocolate. Stay at Hotel Julien and don’t forget to try the best frites at Frituur No 1 (Corner of Hoogstraat and Oude Koornmarkt).

Munich: surrisingly, one of the most stylish cities in Europe. Splurge and book your stay at Kempiski hotel, spend your nights at the theater or ballet and your days visiting one of its many museums. Don’t forget to save some time for a proper bier garten experience, though.

If you want landscapes and nature:

La Palma: from vulcanic landscapes to lush woods, this island is pure magic. Enjoy long nights looking at the stars (you won’t find a better place to admire star-filled skies) and spend the days exploring its colonial style villages. Parador.es offers the best Spanish hospitality.

Lake district: this area of Austria will make you forget everything and twirl like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music. Hike, hike, hike and chose Hallstatt as your headquarter.

Of course, Paris is always a good idea, London is perennially vibrant, Venice is the most beautiful place on Earth and Formentera has the best beaches in Europe.  So, which is your European weekend getaway of choice?

Happy weekend!

Off to Copenhagen!

14 May

heck yesWe’re off to Copenhagen! Even though this time of the year we usually head to the beach, we are travelling to our beloved Copenhagen to improve our slow-paced guide. Since we know you are here to read nice content, not to read us brag about our next destination, we’ve compiled some old posts that you may have missed!

– A fun, colourful Peruvian restaurant in London

– Clara closed her blog, but we still follow her on Instagram. Best style ever.

– An afternoon in an Italian farmer’s market

– The best hair treatment for frizzy hair.

– Dreamy Moroccan spas

– The coolest backpacks for Summer

– Our favourite area in Amsterdam

– We are crazy about this collection!

– Looking for an off the beaten track destination?

– Have you ever done this?

– Last year’s beauty favourites that are still going strong

– The best recipe for barbacue season.

Tips to discover a different Ibiza

– My Venice.

Moodboard: Croatia

12 May

Moodboard_CroatiaDuring the last couple of years a few of our best friends have been to Croatia. The pictures they sent us showed emerald green waters, hidden caves, dreamy landscapes and beautiful architecture. And since we are deeply in love with the Mediterranean Sea, it was just a matter of time… Croatia is a priority on our bucket list.
I remember visiting the Croatia pavillion at the Aichi Expo in 2005 (That’s ten years ago! Oh my!). It had this beautiful room with an elevated walkway. If you stood there you could see breathtaking projections of the characteristic Mediterranean flora: sometimes pine trees, sometimes aromatic plants and lowland forests. You could almost feel the light breeze and smell those warm scents. After a few minutes, you will find yourself surrounded by the bluest waters. Then, bright green. Suddenly a beautiful white stone buiding would appear in front of you…
Now I would love to turn that virtual experience into a reality. All of our friends loved Croatia, so we know we will love it too. We would love to escape to the Dalmatian Coast in September, stay at this hotel in Dubrovnik or explore Croatia’s most beautiful islands. Have you ever been there?

What’s new, London?

7 May

london_may_2015_6You know what they say: when man is tired of London, he is tired of life. Well, we can’t agree more. London always offers something new, interesting and exciting. No matter how many times we visit London, we are always surprised: by an exhibition, a restaurant, a trend, a view… It can definitely be overwhelming but with the help of our friends and a slow-paced (wink!) approach, we try to take it easy and let the city surprise us. If you follow us on Instagram you probably know that we spent last weekend in London. So here you have the mandatory post with are our latest discoveries in this fascinating city: Continue reading

Stockholm sunsets

30 Apr

Stockholm_Sunset_9Sometimes we feel nostalgic about those places we’ve visited, those moments we’ve lived abroad. These pictures make us feel that way. Sunsents tend to have that effect on us. That warm light over an urban landscape has something calming, comforting and encouraging, even empowering. It’s addictive. We want to keep travelling and enjoying quiet sunsets over new exciting places. Continue reading

Moodboard: Copenhagen

28 Apr

Moodboard_Copenhagen_2 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.Moodboard_Copenhagen_1We 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” film for us. We saw it and then this happened!

Easter in Seville

23 Apr

Easter_Seville_2015_8Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Its mixture of sun, architecture, and culture is second to none. But if there is something that makes Seville unique is Semana Santa, where religious processions take over the city and turn it into an extraordinary explosion of faith and art. However, if you don’t know any local, knowing what to do and where to go during that particular time could be very difficult. Here you have our recommendations to discover all the secrets of Seville’s Holy Week. Continue reading

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