Today is Friday, the weather is crispy and there is a beautiful, faded sunlight that shines through the fog. Work has been hard this week but we’ve had great results and I’ve been able to balance all the crazynes with my French lessons. So after a couple of hard months, things are looking up. Besides, we are planning a little trip before Christmas so we are really excited. Our first thought was something like this, in fact one of the first posts of the blog, back in 2012, was about that fantastic resort. We were dreaming about a white Christmas, hot chocolate and soft blankets. But then we thought about other possibilities: what about a romantic train adventure? That’s when we remembered the most fabulous of them all, the Orient Express. This train has always been part of my travel phantasies: when I was a child I would see my mum reading old Agatha Christie novels and she would tell me about the misterious Orient Express, how sophisticated and elegant it was. Then it was feautured in so many movies and… who doesn’t remember that beautiful Chanel campaign with Audrey Tatou in the Orient Express?
So did you know that apart from the classic routes from Paris to Venice or from Paris to Istambul, they offer day trips to London or Paris and from 2016 they will open a new line between London and Berlin?
Of course it’s pricey, but it’s unique. Maybe this trip will remain in our fantasy for a while, but we know that some day we will experience the intrigue, luxury and romanticism of this historical train. Remembering the golden age of travel could be the best way to celebrate an anniversary or the most romantic holidays, don’t you think?
We loved his Pre-Fall 2014 and we adored his Spring Summer 2015 collection, so it’s not surprise that we just can’t stop looking at Michael Kors’ Fall / Winter 2015 collection. How can he mix the tomboy vibes with an elegant 30’s charm so beautifully?
A freezing cold weekend in January might not be the best time to visit Copenhagen… However, we enjoyed the most beautiful Winter postcard thanks to a small snow storm and the beautiful colours of Nyhavn. Continue reading
A year ago my two favourite cousins went to Aspen. They are Winter sports fans, so they skied and snowboarded until they had stalactites hanging from their beards, they rented a wonderful wooden cabin with an amazing minimalist interior and they had a blast.
With every picture they sent us we got more and more jelous, obviously. And while we are really tempted by the old European glamour of places like Zermatt or Cortina D’Ampezzo, we can’t help but daydream about an American Winter Wonderland…
I’ve always been afraid of baking cinnamon rolls. I know, it’s stupid, but I always thought it was something complicated, sticky and doomed to failure. But it turned out to be quite easy! While I still want to improve the recipe and I know I need more practise, I was quite happy with the result. Continue reading for a foolproof cinnamon roll recipe!
We 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.
During our last London getaway we followed Rachel advice and had breakfast at Roast. After strolling around Borough Market we decided to have a second (yes, second) breakfast and we enjoyed a fantastic quiet morning overlooking the market. Continue reading
We are struggling here. We don’t want to start talking about Christmas yet, but look what arrived to our mailbox today: The new collection of Hoss Intropia, perfect for a casual, relaxed but really fancy Christmas. Continue reading
We hate Madewell because it only ships to USA, Canada and Japan. We feel abandoned. But we realy love their clothes. Specially this season. They have collaborated with the French brand Sèzane to create a beautiful collection inspired by Paris street life, with a touch of sexy tomboy attitude and the right amount of casual American vibes. The result is an understated mix between Paris and New York.
Emerson Fry has been on our radar for a couple of years. They make wearable, beautiful collections that create by themselves the perfect wardrobe for the working woman. And let me emphasize the word woman. Their pieces are timeless, elegant and they claim to have the best USA quality. The cuts and the subtle details make their looks perfectly polished. Here you have our favorite looks, if you’d like to see… Continue reading