Hotspot Miami: LuLu in Coconut Grove

Lulu Coconut Grove

While in Miami my favourite neighbourhood restaurant in Coconut Grove was Lulu. For one, I love the name since it is my own nickname. But mostly I loved it because of the fantastic food and cocktails, and the excellent location and friendly vibes. The outside terrace is always packed and that's no surprise because it's a perfect spot for people watching on the corner of Commodore Plaza. Whether you go there for weekend brunch, lunch or dinner, the vibe is always fun and friendly. At night the … [Read more...]

Top 3 Best Beaches in the lower Florida Keys

Sombrero Beach

When heading down to the Keys also be prepared for the lack of many pristine beaches. It is therefore wise to read up on where to find them which I obviously did. Consequently I had 3 wonderful sun-filled afternoons at the beach and all of them were pretty and up to my standards. And believe me, my beach standards are quite high. So, let's reveal? (No time to read? Scroll down to the 160 seconds video!) Sombrero Beach at Marathon My personal favourite beach is Sombrero Beach in … [Read more...]

Must-see in Miami: Wynwood Art District

Once a part of Miami where neglected warehouses and rundown spaces characterized the hood, Wynwood Art District has gone over a complete transformation and is now one of the hippest parts of the city. The area is booming, especially resonating with a younger and hipster crowd. The old factories and deserted warehouses are nowadays home to eclectic bars and restaurants, art shops, and galleries. But what really draws in crowds of tourists, are the open-air street-art installations and edgy art … [Read more...]

Vacationing at The Paradise Inn in Key West

The Paradise Inn Key West

I'm back from my fantastic holiday in Florida, the sunshine state! It was epic. The first part of my holiday I spent in Key West and the second part in Miami. Both completely different yet both totally in my league. It was a perfect combo: the Keys for a good dose of a no fuss, chill and relax mode, and Miami to satisfy the foodie, and luxury loving fashionista in me. So be prepared for lots of blog posts about both destinations. Today I'm starting with a look back at the most wonderful B&B … [Read more...]

Going to Miami…and I’m taking with me….

I'm so excited, because while you are reading this, I am in Miami! It's been 15 years since my last visit, so I'm super thrilled to be back. The coming week I will be heading south to Key West to relax and rest. After that I will return to Miami to check out hotspots, sample restaurants and do some serious shopping. But before I hit the road to Key West I would like to share my latest finds that I brought with me to Miami. Things that made my life so much better and more fun, and are (in my … [Read more...]

Home tour: the Charleston designer showhouse

If I were in the vicinity of Charleston I would definitely go to this year's designer showhouse. I have been swooning over the pictures of the house on instagram and the internet. An old Charleston townhouse is totally refurbished and decorated by  designers like Mitchell Hill, The English Room, & more. The Henry Street House at 36 Society St., will be open to the public until April 15. The Revival-style home originates from 1804, but was destroyed in what is known as the “Great Fire … [Read more...]

Beaching and eating at beach club blooming in Bergen

Yesterday I blogged about my wonderful weekend escape to blooming hotel in Bergen. The highlights of the weekend were a memorable group dinner, and a relaxing lunch at their beach restaurant blooming beach. This is not the ordinary beach club where they serve greasy food and chips, but expect to be treated to finger-licking flavours and dishes with fresh ingredients. Whether you sit inside or on the outside terrace, you are guaranteed to find yourself in a chill mode by the time you are served … [Read more...]