Must-go in Valencia: Horchateria Santa Catalina

The best place for Spanish sweet delicacies like horchata, churros, fartons, and hot chocolate in Valencia is hands down Santa Catalina. This place has been around for over 100 years. The interior alone is something to see, as it is decorated with gorgeous colorful tiles. Besides the best hot chocolate in the city, they also serve the popular signature drink of Valencia: Horchata! Horchata is a sweet almond lemonade you just have to have when in Valencia. Santa Catalina is also the place to be … [Read more...]

Hotspot Valencia: Bluebell Coffee

Bluebell Coffee Valencia

The best place for Sunday brunch, and a popular healthy food spot in Valencia is Bluebell Coffee. The cosy hotspot with a sunny courtyard garden is situated in the Ruzafa neighbourhood in Carrer de Buenos Aires no.3.  For breakfast and brunch you can choose from different smoothies, an acai bowl, pancakes, and granola, just to name a few. During lunch they serve delicious salads, avocado sandwiches and more. Besides that everything is super yummie, it is also presented in a pretty way with … [Read more...]

Hotspot Valencia: Dulce de Leche

Dulce de Leche Valencia

Before going to Valencia, I researched the places I shouldn't miss once there. On every blog, and in every magazine, I read about this place called Dulce de Leche. So it was with high expectations that I cycled to neighbourhood Ruzafa. The Ruzafa area is a trendy and upcoming neighbourhood with lots of coffee and lunch places, and independent boutiques. After passing the super cool lifestyle store Gnomo, I spotted Dulce de Leche from afar because of its outside corner terrace that was full of … [Read more...]

Crete Travel Diary: Hotspot Restaurant & Bar Feidias

Feidias Chania

Whenever I'm travelling I like to go off the beaten track and find cool and nice places that aren't touristy. For the ILoveGriekenland.nl website I was to find such a place in Chania. A local acquaintance told me to go to Restaurant & Bar Feidias. Here you'll find few to none tourists, and you can mingle with the locals. Feidias is located a short car drive outside of the old city center, or you might want to take the bus (11 or 18) since finding a parking spot was kind of a hassle. However, … [Read more...]

Crete Travel Diary: Hotspot Pallas

Yesterday I explored the old town of Chania. It's beautiful and I took so many photos. The city is full of history and historical architecture. Chania old town is also boasting with taverns, bars, and eateries. Amidst all those, I found the perfect restaurant & bar that seemed to be the hotspot among locals.  Pallas, is located at the harbour with a view on the lighthouse. Its interior is über hip, the terrace a real lounge area with marble tables and comfy sofas. Pallas is all about … [Read more...]

Paris hotspot: Yeeels Restaurant & Bar

Last week I had lunch at Yeeels, a newly opened restaurant in Paris. The place consists of 2 levels. The top, street level floor is a restaurant, and the basement level is a bar and nightclub. The design is sophisticated and contemporary with velvet Gubi chairs, brass details, and marble accents, yet evokes a classic Parisian chic feel. Most impressive is a glamourous gleaming brass stairs between the two levels with an oversized lamp leading you towards it. I instantly fell in love with it. The … [Read more...]

Paris hotspot: Restaurant Daroco & Bar Danico

Daroco Paris

The latest buzz in Paris is the Italian restaurant Daroco and its adjacent cocktail bar Danico. Reason for me to go and check it out. Although I didn't eat there, I can vouch for their delicious cocktails, which I did sample. But what really sold me, was the interior design of this tratorria and cocktail bar. Daroco is located in the former flagship store of Jean Paul Gautier, neighbouring the gorgeous historical shopping arcade 'Gallerie Vivienne and opposite of the National Library of France. … [Read more...]