Category Archives: TRAVEL

THE TRAVEL FILES: RUGEN BEACH HOUSE IN GERMANY

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Benefiting from the rugged beauty of the Baltic coast, Rügen Beach House is a tranquil retreat immersed in nature. Scandinavian in its design, this self-catering house which is entirely wooden compliments its surrounding environment while offering modern luxuries such as a sauna and underfloor heating. Overlooking a quiet harbour, a stone’s throw away from white sand beaches and surrounded by the Zickerschen Alps, the location couldn’t be more idyllic. The island of Rügen also boasts harbour villages, dramatic landscapes and Robin-Hood type woods. This stylishly decorated home in Germany is for rent, it is suitable for up to 8 people.

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TANIS: A BEAUTIFUL NEW INTERIOR SHOP ON IBIZA

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Tanis is a beautiful new shop on Ibiza, Spain. Conveniently located on the road from Ibiza to Santa Gertrudis, Tanis offers a beautiful selection of furniture pieces, homewares and interior accessories sourced from all over the world. Owners Tatjana Berger-Sandhofer and Nick Lording (both interior designers) have a chic, pure and natural take on design. There is also an in-store cafe which makes it even more attractive to visit the shop when you are on Ibiza. Address and contact details for Tanis can be found here.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: SCENES FROM ITALY

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I hope you are enjoying summer! To get you inspired and get you travel juices flowing today’s post featured some images (from the portfolio of Nicole Franzen) of the beautiful city of Rome. The delicious food, the charming streets, the many historic sites, the weather and the atmosphere in general makes Rome the perfect place for a short break. Bellissima!

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HAPPY SUMMER: I’M OFF TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

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I am off to the South of France my dears. We will be staying close to Saint Tropez where, according to Garance Dore, I should be looking for these stunning Rodini sandals. I am taking a break from blogging for a week or so but you can follow my French adventures on Instagram. Happy summer to you all!

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Source: 1. Gary Pepper | 2. Garance Dore.

THE TRAVEL FILES: A SUMMER HOME FOR RENT ON IBIZA

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Situated in the green north-west of Ibiza, between San Mateo and San Miguel and hidden in a forest of pine trees, holiday homes Can Sol and Casita Luna offer you a lovely and peaceful environment for a happy and relaxed holiday on the white isle. Can Sol is a unique, authentic house built of only natural materials. It is not an impersonal, cold design-villa, but a warm and cosy “home” where you will get to know and feel the real Ibiza. In the middle of nature, from the early sunbeams in the morning during breakfast until the magic sunset in the evening during dinner. Outside you will find besides a saltwater pool, plenty of space to chill on one of the sun beds, enjoy a good meal at the dinner table or admire the beautiful view. The house is child-friendly as there are chicken, a trampoline, a tipi to play in and lots of space to run around.

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SUMMER INSPIRATION: THE ULTIMATE SUMMER COLOR

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Turquoise and sea green are in my opinion the ultimate summer colors. What can be more beautiful than the color of a blue ocean?! I have collected some images which reflect the happy summer vibe and feelings. Have a very happy summer everyone!

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TRAVEL REVIEW: OUR HOLIDAY ON CRETE, GREECE

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Last month we spent a wonderful vacation on Crete in Greece. Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and it is the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Today I would like to share our experiences and some photos. We stayed at Villa Ippocampi which is a small, family-friendly hotel near Crete’s north coast. The hotel, situated in the hillside village of Koutouloufari, is family owned and operated. The hospitality and familial atmosphere created by Greek/Dutch couple Nikos & Lydia and their wonderful staff, plus the lovely pool and garden make it the perfect place for a laid back family holiday. The white Cycladic-style building offers 13 simple but stylish suites of various sizes, each with a small kitchen. We stayed in a three room apartment (there are only two of these available) and we were very happy with our choice. We especially enjoyed the ground floor patio with sea view where we had breakfast every morning.

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