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This Christmas…

18 Dec

parisWe would love to…

Have cup of hot chocolate in Angelina Paris and then go for a long afternoon walk in Montmartre.

Skate along the frozen Dutch canals in Kinderdijk.

Experience an authentic Winter wonderland dream in Putevny, Czech Republic.

Indulge to high tea in London (at the Claridge’s, if posible).

Ski in Switzerland (that means watch other people skiing while we sip a hot chocolate mocktail in a cosy wooden cabin).

Wander through the almost deserted alleys in Venice.

Observe the Northern lights in Lapland.

Go Christmas shopping in Copenhagen.

Take my mum to Scotland for a whiskey tasting.

Visit all the traditional cafes in Vienna and eat lots of Dobos Torte…

or escape from the cold weather and head to the Canary Islands.

A girl can dream! Do you have any travel dreams for this Christmas?

Picture via Pinterest.

Where to travel in 2015?

11 Dec

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This week we’ve done two quizzes to guess where we should travel in 2015. This one in the Lonely Planet web says we have to go to Singapore (we both got the same result!) but the quiz in the AFAR website claims that I should experience art in Paris and P. has to recharge in India. Well, we’ve never thought about visiting Singapore to be honest. Maybe we should, apparently it matches our personality, go figure! But Paris is always a good idea. India, on the contrary, scares us. In any case, our travel plans for 2015 are quite different:

In February we are planning to spend a weekend in Mallorca. We want to go back to Serra de Tramuntana, eat in Ca Na Toneta and remember a little trip we did five years ago to prepare our destination wedding. If you are curious you can have a look at the posts we did about our wedding here and here.

We don’t want to miss The Hive in April. The Hive is the blogger conference that we couldn’t attend last year nor the year before. We promise we’ll be there! We are even thinking about an extra night in Berlin to visit this spa.

But our trip in May is going to be the highlight of the year: we will try to visit Rome and Costiera Amalfitana to celebrate our 5th anniversary! We spent our honeymoon in a little family owned hotel in Ravello and we’d love to come back and reminisce. We are trying to add a couple of extra nights in Rome too. Let’s see what we can arrange…

In June we’ll be flying to Seville for the most special wedding. Our dearest friends are getting married and I’m sure it’s going to be amazing! We just can’t wait!

The end of the Summer is reserved for Stockholm. Everyone talks about how beautiful it is and, well, we even created a moodboard about it. So it’s time to turn that wanderlust into a reality.

Our traditional London Christmas trip will be the last getaway in our calendar. We just can’t get enough of London at Christmas. Or London for that matter…

As you can see we have lots of planning to do! No long distance trips, though. What can we say? We are weekenders and city break girls.

Which are your travel plans for 2015? Please answer those quizzes and let us know the results in the comment section! It will be fun!

Moodboard: Lapland

9 Dec

Moodboard_Lapland_1I’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!

Moodboard_Lapland_2What about you? Any Christmas trips on your bucket list?

Family holidays

4 Dec

2080c8c261970badad2b9301b4d02e7bChristmas means family gatherings and let’s face it: as much as we love our families, they could be difficult sometimes (to say the least). Coping with family stress is one of the most usual problems during the holiday season, so why not go on a little Christmas adventure? A different environment may help and, well, if you have an argument with your mother/ father/ aunt/ cousin/ brother, you can always go for a walk afterwards and discover a new place! Continue reading

A new side of London

27 Nov

Southwark_London_4We knew the Thames. Who doesn’t? You go to London, you see the Thames. You pay no attention, though. There’s so much to see that the river just goes unnoticed. But last weekend we really experienced a new perspective of London where the river was the absolute focus. From Canada Water to Tower Bridge, we saw the Thames full of life, yet really quiet. Boats that sailed extremely fast mixed with slow river cruises. The cartoon-like skyscrapers of the City and the almost arrogant majesty of Tower bridge. The bustle and stillness that in a few minutes make the Thames look extremely different. Continue reading

London before Christmas

25 Nov

London_PhotoDiary_9This is how our weekend in London looked like…
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Christmas in Venice

20 Nov

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The days before Christmas are an excellent time to visit Venice. The city is almost empty, the cold and the mist give the canals a surreal atmosphere and the Christmas decorations are subtle and elegant. Venice is also a great shopping destination and there are lots of lovely boutiques where you can buy the most charming Christmas presents for your loved ones. Here you have our tips for an unforgettable Christmas getaway in Venice:

1. Savour a nice piece of tiramisù or a meringata at Melita (Castello 1000, Fondamenta Sant’Anna) and then walk the calories away in the lonely Giardini Publici. Go back to the city center through the Riva dei Sette Mártiri to enjoy the best views of the Venetian Lagoon. In the distance you will spot the Campanile and San Giorgo island playing hide and seek with the fog.

2. You will need a hat because the wind will freeze your ears! You can find the most beautiful (and fancy) hats in Longo (San Marco 4813, Calle del Lovo) or Daniele (San Polo 2235, Calle Scaleter).

3. Visit one of the fabric show rooms that still work according to Fortuny’s designs and methods: Tessuti artistici Fortuny (Giudeca 805, Fondamenta San Biagio) or Venetia Studium (San Marco 2403, Calle Larga XXII Marzo).

4. Look for antiques in the different hidden street markets. Campo San Maurizio, Campo Santa María Nova and Via Garibaldi host lovely antiques markets. This is how we got our beautiful Venetian mirrors!

5. Admire the Christmas lights in Piazza San Marco and along Rialto bridge. Don’t expect a Christmas extravaganza, just subtle twinkling light. Venice doesn’t need much to look festive.

6.Buy a pair of leather gloves. There are lots of nice shops where you can buy them but we would suggest Sermoneta (San Marco, Calle Larga XXII Marzo, 2400/a). Once your hands are warm and all dress up, go for an aperitivo and some tasty cicheti. Our favourite place is Al Marcà (San Polo 213, Campo Bella Vienna). You have to stay al fresco (but really fresco!) because the place is tiny. That’s why the gloves will come in handy!

7. Try to book tickets for La Fenice. It really doesn’t matter what you choose: opera, ballet o a concert. It will be mesmerazing. If you are planning a trip from 22.11 to 06.12 you can enjoy Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra or La Traviata. Verdi at La Fenice… cliché? Maybe, but it will be unforgettable. I would love to attend the show that Roberto Bolle and some soloists from the American Ballet Theater will be performing next 28th November!

8. Explore some of Venice’s secret gardens. Difficult to find but so mysterious and special. We will give you just one name: Giardino di Palazzo Soranzo Capello. The others… well, the experience is always better if you discovered them by chance!

9. Book a fancy dinner at Da Fiore (San Polo 2202a, Calle del Scaleter) or a more traditional lunch at Alla Madonna (San Polo 594, Calle della Madonna).

10. Admire Cartier’s windows. That’s a little tradition of our own.

Moodboard: Zurich

18 Nov

moodboard_zurich_1We 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?

mmm… Monday! Torvehallerne, Copenhagen

17 Nov

Torvehallerme_6During the last years, Copenhagen has been the ultimate destination for foodies. With the world famous Noma at the head of its gastronomic scene, Copenhagen was the place to go for avantgard cuisine. While Lima is claring a path with its Andean fusion, Copenhagen seems reluctant to give the floor to the Peruvian capital. One of the best places to get to enjoy the flavours of Copenhagen is Torvehallerne, the bigest food market in the city. We’ve already taken you to Borough Market and told you about our favourite Italian street markets, so you know we love a good stroll through the stalls!
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Heidelberg at sunset

13 Nov

Heidelberg_sunset_3Today, just a few more pictures of our trip to Heidelberg. A beautiful Autumn sunset. Continue reading

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