One year ago, we enjoyed a relaxing long weekend in Algarve, South Portugal, and today we wanted to recall the experience through our moodboard. May seems the perfect month to walk along the peaceful and beautiful beaches, eat the exquisite fresh food, and of course discover the charming small towns. We will definitely come back!
If you have ever visited this blog before, you know this is my favourite place in the world. If this is your first time here, you have just learnt one of the most important things about me. I’ve been in love with this city since I was a child. And the love story continues… Getting lost in Venice is something everyone has to experience before diying. Forget the hordes of tourists and focus on the architecture, the history and the unique personality of the city. Avoid for once Piazza San Marco and head to areas like Castello or Dorsoduro. Wake up at dawn and visit the Rialto Market. Plan a day trip to Torcello. Visit the Venetian Guetto. Buy a pair of gloves at JB Guanti. Mingle with the locals during aperitivo in the square next to Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo and don’t forget to come back for one of the best pizzas in Venice at Pizzeria alla Strega (Barbaria delle Tole 6418). Visit at least three churches. Enjoy a romantic dinner at …
When travelling, the best discoveries appear unexpectedly. During our last trip to London we were escaping from the crowded Baker Street when we came across the tiniest, loveliest, coolest street.
Lisbon is one of those cities that grows on you. Charming, decadent and melancholic. This week we dedicate our moodboard to Lisbon’s miradoiros, steep streets and tiled facades. Long conversations overlooking the river at Miradouro Santa Catarina. A glass of wine in Bairro Alto. A morning wandering through the corridors of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. A night of Fado in Alfama. And of course, some Pastéis de Belém.
During our last trip to London we stayed again in our beloved Mandeville Hotel. The room was great, the staff was super friendly (Hi Marco!) and the attention was impeccable. Being our favorite London headquarters in the Marylebone area, we decided to explore it and make the most of it.
Lately we’ve been dreaming in white and blue. We miss the sea and the sun. It happens every year around this time. Our muscles are tired of cold, our skin needs to be sunkissed and our spirits long for that boost that only the sea breeze can give. We want to spend some days in a quiet island… and Ibiza is constantly in our minds. Before the crowds invade the island for the high season, we would love to enjoy its authentic charm. Slow-paced breakfasts, lazy days discovering lonely sandy beaches and remote rocky coves, long walks in the quieter rural areas of the island… Pure bliss!
Yesterday was one of those glorious first days of Spring when all you want to do is sit outside and look how beautiful the world is. And that’s exactly what we did. After an early morning Spinning class (ouch!) we prepared our beautiful picnic basket and headed to the river banks, where we spent a fantastic day. And ate the BEST SANDWICH ever.
When we travel we love doing this that we think locals would do. We know we are tourists, don’t get me wrong. We have no problem with that word. We’re not travellers, though we wish we were! We have a lovely life to escape from and go back to. We spend days daydreaming about leaving to new destinations, but then we really enjoy being at home. It’s just that we love mingling with the locals and pretending that we live in the places we visit. In the end, travelling is fantasizing, no? Here’s a list of those little things that we love doing while travelling to fool ourselves and pretend we actually are locals:
Carnaby street begins with 90’s Brit pop and a cinnamon cupcake. It continues with classic rock and hamburgers served by a guy in a tiki shirt.
We wanted to make a getaway this month and spend a nice long weekend in London. But as they say, life got in the way. So sadly, we won’t be able to visit this fantastic place this moth. Nevertheless, we’ve decided to make a little hommage to London and share with you the 11 things we love about it.