All posts tagged: Travel

Off to Seville!!!

We are beyond excited! When you read this we will be flying to our second home, Seville! We have a great long weekend ahead packed with celebrations, great food and friends.  And in order to share our love for this bright, lively, beautiful city with you, here you have some posts that you may have missed: – The secrets to Seville’s Holy Week – A cosy Japanese restaurant in the hippest neighbourhood of Seville – Two moodboards to feed your wanderlust – The most sophisticated restaurant in Seville, where we celebrate our traditional Christmas dinner with friends – Tips to survive Feria de abril and (almost) look and act like a local – Best breakfast in Seville – Charming corners – Our most pinned picture happens to be the take on Seville’s new architecture (Follow us on Pinterest here) – And, of course, the ultimate list to eat like and with locals in Seville. Have a great weekend!

The travel bag

We are weekenders, so a nice travel bag is something we really need/want during our European weekend getaways. It’s perfect to spend a couple of days away and travel in style. Because, let’s face it: trolleys are practical but they don’t look that good. There is something about a good old leather travel bag that says “well-travelled person”. So looking for a nice, good quality, but not overpriced option we’ve found Le Pliage Cuir, by Longchamp. It’s light, spacious, folds up when not in use and comes in a huge range of colours. Obviously our favourite is the classic Mocha, a dark brown with masculine vibes. This bag is made to carry your striped tees and black ballerinas in a romantic road trip along the Amalfi Coast. Or maybe boho dresses and tan sandals for a weekend in Ibiza. And why not jeans and light blue shirts to discover Cornwall? Do you sense the seaside theme here? Well, we do miss the sea breeze in our hair… Pic via Longchamp

5 things to do during long layovers

Next week we’ll be flying to Seville. We are really excited because we’ll be attending a fabulous wedding, we’ll be visiting friends and family, we’ll enjoy 35ºC and we’ll be eating tons of jamón and drinking litres of gazpacho. But we’ll have a 5 hours layover in our flight back. Aiuto! It was either that or adding a couple of connecting flights to our route. So 5 hours in Munich airport it is! Today we thought we could share with you our main hobbies to survive long layovers and maybe you could tell us yours?  1. Duty free attacks: as a confessed beauty addict, duty free shops are paradise on Earth to me. I could easily spend the five hours in Munich browsing and swatching my way through the counters.  2. Foreign magazines stravaganza: we love buying foreign magazines and spending hours reading and commenting all the articles and gorgeous pictures. Our favorites are Conde Nast Traveller (we’re subscribed to the UK edition, the best one in our opinion), Forbes and Elle.  3. Chocolate and coffee …

Southbank Centre market, London

We would love to tell you that we had planned a visit to this little market because we know all the best food markets in London, but the truth is that we stumbled upon its lovely colourful stalls during a random walk. But aren’t these surprising findings the best moments while travelling?

Granada

We actually can’t figure out why the crew of Game of Thrones has not fell in love with Granada and invent a whole new kingdom to simply praise its beauty. Granada is a mysterious, unique, historical meeting point of civilizacions. The architecture is undeniable Arabian, the vegetation goes from Mediterranean to Tropical and the kitchens burst with the best Spanish flavours. Granada has made thousands of people fall in love, but it will always remain unknown.

Geist, Copenhagen

You might be surprised to read this but that picture is not an avantgard painting. That is the most beautiful lobster tartare: look at that texture, those colours! Well, we think this picture represents Geist perfectly, our favourite restaurant in Copenhagen: Geist is surprising and innovative, full of personality and unexpected combinations.

SP34 hotel, Copenhagen

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.

Moodboard: Lake Como

I 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.And 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!

European weekend getaways

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 …