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Barcelona, Sleep

Hotel Praktik Rambla

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Last spring, we embarked on yet another citytrip to this wonderful city and stayed in hotel Praktik Rambla, right in the centre of the city on Rambla de Catalunya, in one of those typical amazing Barcelona buildings you can find in the area.

I loved staying here. The location is perfect, the service is good and the interior, well see for yourself! The interior of this place was decorated by my favorite decorator from Barcelona, Lázaro Rosas Violan, who also did Boca Chica/ Boca Grande. He created a wonderful modern atmosphere while respecting the original details of the building, and the details are absolutely wonderful! I’d definitely recommend this place. Read more ›

by × January 24, 2014 × 1 comment

Barcelona, Drink, Eat

Boca Chica / Boca Grande

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We were so happy to discover Boca Chica/ Boca Grande on our trip to Barcelona in november of 2011. This then new bar and restaurant, just off Passeig de Gracia, simply oozed brilliance. It had been open since August and had already managed to become all the rage. To us, it felt like a spark of hope in this beautiful city that was being hit hard by the crisis. After reading some reviews online I found out opinions are divided, it seems like a love it or hate it kind of place. Read more ›

by × June 24, 2013 × 2 comments

Eat, London

Pizza East

Ah, this is a true must visit on your London itinerary. Pizza East is a well known Shoreditch restaurant, where you can grab a quick and tasty bite before diving into the East London nightlife. But you can just as easily go forbrunch there, and so we did on a very sunny sunday in november. An advocado sandwich, a coke, and the sunlight warming my face trough the windows is all I need to be happy. Read more ›

by × June 15, 2013 × 0 comments

London, Shop

Columbia Road Flower Market

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When we lived in London for a while, our home was close to Columbia Road in the East end. The great thing about that is, that on sundays, this street hosts a flower market where you can buy cheap fresh flowers. Even if you’re not planning on lugging around flowers on the Eurostar/ plane, the hustle and bustle in this street is pretty nice, and there’s a lot of stores around selling other things. Oh, and then we haven’t mentioned the food yet: bagels, calamares, fresh take away coffee. Great place to start your sunday. Read more ›

by × June 15, 2013 × 0 comments

Antwerp, Architecture, Shop

Garde-robe Nationale

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 This is a very special shop to us, because it was Dieter’s first big project in his own name. Garderobe National is an amazing boutique in the Nationalestraat in Antwerp, carrying a lot of Belgian brands.

The shop consists of two radically different parts. The entrance of the store is bright white, while the area around and leading up to the fitting rooms is all dark wood. The two parts are sliced diagonally from ceiling to floor, creating a dramatic yet playful atmosphere. Read more ›

by × June 15, 2013 × 0 comments

Barcelona, Culture, General Awesomeness

Montjuic

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Praised by all the tourist guides and definitely still one of the nicest views in town: Montjuic. We try to go back to this viewpoint every time we visit Barcelona and enjoy the sun on the stairs as we look over the city. Read more ›

by × June 14, 2013 × 0 comments