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...]

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...]

Weekend Escape to blooming Hotel in Bergen

Blooming Hotel Bergen

I feel completely zen and rejuvenated after a short weekend escape to the blooming Hotel in Bergen. Surrounded by a dune landscape with evergreen trees, nature trails, and the beach just around the corner, the blooming Hotel is the perfect retreat to unplug and enjoy all the area has to offer. What is more relaxing than waking up on the most comfortable bed ever (a coco mat bed), and opening the curtains to a see a wild rabbit hopping by beneath your window? True story! After a dip in the indoor … [Read more...]

Cabanyal: Art Nouveau in Valencia’s fishermen’s quarter

Cabanyal Valencia

What is a visit to Valencia without a day at the beach, right? Besides the sand, the sea and the sun, Valencia's beach strip is also a true historical gem. The quarter adjacent to the coast is a traditional fishermen's neighbourhood with unique heritage. The small working-class houses are monumental heritage, and for good reason. Colorful facades are beautifully adorned with ceramic tiles. The tiles are often spaced to create a zigzag, or checkerboard pattern, and the effect is vibrant and … [Read more...]