Category Archives: TRAVEL

OUR SUMMER HOLIDAY IN CROATIA

This summer we have spent some wonderful weeks in Croatia. The first week we stayed on Sveti Klement, as small Dalmatian island part of the Paklinski islands. We loved our bohemian style small resort Palmižana, which is owned by the Meneghello family who for over a hundred years has been devoted to creating a paradise of cultural tourism. It is a great place for kids as there are no cars on the island and they can run around freely. The water is crystal clear and our son spent entire days snorkeling and discovering sea life (he is still talking about the octopus he saw..). The atmosphere on the island is laid-back and friendly. However during July and August, the island get busy with day-trippers and yachts. The best time to visit is May-June or September-October. We were on the island at the end of July but we did not find this much of a problem. Yes it got busy in the afternoon but mornings were pretty quiet and after taking a 20-30 minute hike we managed to find beautiful little bays with hardly any people around.

After one week on this lovely island we took the ferry to Korcula, another island in the Adriatic Sea just off the Dalmatian coast. Here we stayed at Tara’s Lodge, a small boutique hotel (with 17 rooms & suites) with a contemporary, casual and friendly feel set in a beautiful turquoise bay. The beachfront position of the hotel made it the perfect place to unwind. We experienced a heat wave while in Croatia so we spent most of our days here on the beach, cooling of in the water. Most of the photo’s featured in this post were taken at Tara’s Lodge where we had such a wonderful time.

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SUMMER WARDROBE INSPIRED BY GREECE

This week will be all about summer fashion! Today we are taken a virtual trip to Greece and this is in my suit case.

1. embroidered cotton-voile midi dress | 2. bow-embellished denim sandals | 3. striped triangle bikini top | 4. striped bikini briefs | 5. scalloped denim shorts | 6. printed silk crepe de chine jumpsuit | 7. denim wedge espadrilles (also available with white strap here in light denim and here in dark denim).

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THE BOHO CHIC WORLD OF CARLEY SUMMERS

The portfolio of interior stylist & photographer Carley Summers contains beautiful images of bohemian chic places and interiors, including her own home in North Carolina, USA. The vintage rugs and pillows give texture while the earthy colors and materials give warmth. A wonderful combination! The last images of this post are taken in Morocco where Carley staid is Riad Jardin Secret. You can see more of Carley’s shoots and trips on Carley’s instagram account.

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A FRENCH INSPIRED COUNTRY HOUSE IN AUSTRALIA

From the outside you might think that this home is located in the French countryside. But this beautiful home is actually in Victoria, Australia. The French House, as it is named, is a luxury country retreat, custom-built in a distinctly French provincial style. The house, which can be rented, comfortably accommodates 8 guests in a flexible configuration of king split beds, with spacious living and outdoor areas making it ideal for groups, couples or families. The interior features natural materials including rustic timber beams, oak flooring, a stone mudroom and sisal carpets. Beautifully decorated and furnished throughout to create an atmosphere of relaxed country elegance. More information is available on The French House website.

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RENT A CAVE HOME IN ANDALUCIA, SPAIN

This cave home in the Sierra Morena in Andalucia, Spain, was once used as a shelter. Andrés Moreno and Manuel Murillo of Ummo Estudio transformed this space into a 104m² rural design loft. The owner, artist Pilar del Pino, rents out this home for short stays so if you have ever wanted to sleep in a cave here is your chance!

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A LUXURIOUS RETREAT ON SALINA ISLAND, ITALY

Boutique Hotel Principe di Salina is located on Salina Island, one of the Aeolian Islands close to Sicily, Italy. This luxurious refuge with 12 rooms has recently been renovated. The elegant rooms are decorated with locally-made furnishings and rustic touches. Each room has a private terrace overlooking the Aeolian Sea where quests can unwind at the end of the day and experience the stunning sunsets, with the island Stromboli and Panarea on the horizon. Are you ready to jump on a plane to Italy? Then visit the hotel’s website for more information.

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A COZY HOLIDAY RENTAL APARTMENT IN MADRID

This lovely apartment in Madrid, Spain, is situated close to the city centre and therefore it is a perfect starting point for exploring the beautiful Spanish capital. The apartment has two bedroom and two bathrooms, it can sleep up to 6 people. The apartment is located in a old building (from the year 1874) and it has lovely old featured such as the brick wall and the original wooden beams. For more information you can visit Le Mambo’s website.

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