Winter Escape to Valencia: where to go, sleep, and eat

Fleeing the Dutch winter and cold doesn't require a long flight, or even crossing the ocean. Last week I escaped to the south of Europe, to Valencia to be exact. The city is located on the east coast of Spain and has very moderate temperatures, with over 200 days of sunshine per year. With temperatures of 15-20ºC in February, Valencia is the ultimate winter escape and city trip to embark on in low season. Valencia has it all:  a long-stretched beach, beautiful architecture and culture, tranquil … [Read more...]

Scenic Views at Sunset in Mykonos

When the sun sets, Mykonos turns into one of the most magical places I've visited yet. The sky is painted an array of blushing pink, radiant yellow and hot orange hues. The white washed houses intensify the glow even more. And as the sun drowns into the horizon the old harbour and Little Venice are lightened up as a mystical town against the island's rolling hills. Mykonos town is a stunning spectacle during sunset, that should not be missed when visiting the Greek island. Words can't describe … [Read more...]

Greek Flower Wreaths

When I was in Greece in early May, I noticed that most homes and shops had a flower wreath hanging above or next to their door. Naturally I was intrigued by it, and soon found out it is a typical Greek tradition called Protomagia, the Festival of Flowers. Annually, on May 1st, the Greek celebrate spring and their flowers. They decorate their doors or facade with wreaths of various handpicked flowers to welcome nature and spring. The wreaths stay there until June 24, the day of  Saint John the … [Read more...]

Where Mykonos town meets the sea

mykonos - little venice

Mykonos, the islands of winds as it is often referred to, has some amazing postcard views and romantic spots to ensure a perfect holiday. The picturesque city, Chora, is located near the sea and makes an excellent place to stroll and enjoy the quintessential Greek architecture and island life. At the old port you can sit near the shore with a glass of wine and enjoy the view of small brightly coloured fisherman boats. Especially in summer it is a welcoming spot as the sea breeze cools you down. … [Read more...]

I want to get lost in Mykonos town

White washed houses with brightly coloured wooden doors, balconies and stairs fences. Narrow slithering streets, steep stairs, and quaint alleys overgrown with bougainville and boasting with large succulents. Mykonos town, or Chora as it's called by the locals, is truly the most mesmerizing and magical city I have ever been to. It is a labyrinth of picturesque narrow streets you would like to get lost in over and over again. Around every corner, and peeping through each tiny courtyard you … [Read more...]

Great Escape: Greece

Hello! I'm back from my three weeks blog break and ready to share new tips and great finds and experiences with you! And let me tell you, you are in for some spectacular tips I have tried and tested for you. I went to Greece and I instantly fell in love with the country, the food, the culture, the people, everything. It was amazing. I'm already planning my next holiday to Greece. This instance I visited Athens and the island Mykonos which were both beautiful! So coming weeks I will share as much … [Read more...]

Paris exhibition: Glossy, a century of fashion photography at Condé Nast

A visit to Paris isn't complete without a day at the Palais Galliera, the fashion museum. Until May 25th you can enjoy the exhibition "Glossy, a century of fashion photography at Condé Nast". The publisher of editor magazines like Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour or W  plays a key role in the field of fashion photography.  The best photography from the archives of Condé Nast New York, Paris, Milan and London, were selected resulting in 150 prints of the most original work, and the greatest fashion … [Read more...]