Category Archives: TRAVEL

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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THE TRAVEL FILES: SCENES FROM SANTORINI

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I am back from a lovely holiday on Crete, Greece, with a mind filled with great new memories and a camera full of images that I need to upload. When I have sorted out my photos I will feature some of them here on the style files. But in the mean time I would like to share with you these beautiful images of the Greek island of Santorini, another wonderful destination on my holiday wish list (I have been to this island but that was a long time ago). They are all taken by Kate Holstein, who can be hired as a (wedding) photographer.

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THE TRAVEL FILES: SCENES FROM THE ISLAND OF MYKONOS

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I am jumping on a plane to Greece this week for some serious rest & relaxation. To get in the mood today’s post is features some gorgeous pictures of Greece. These images, by Marta Locklear, are all taken on Mykonos, a small island part of the Cyclades. We will be going to Crete, the largest of the Greek islands, where we will be staying in a lovely small hotel, of course I will tell & show you more after my holiday. I do have some posts lined up while I am away so you don’t have to do with your daily dose of style files inspiration!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: TRAMUNTANA HOTEL IN SPAIN

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I have featured the work of Barcelona based interior studio INTSIGHT before but have you seen their latest project? They have designed the beautiful Tramuntana Hotel. This hotel with only eleven rooms is located in the old town of Cadaqués. It is small but there is lots of charm and a friendly atmosphere. Cadaqués (part of the Costa Brava) is an old fishing town by the Mediterranean, which has preserved its charm intact throughout time. Its bohemian atmosphere and cosmopolitan spirit have embraced great painters, artists and writers, who have been attracted and inspired by the light, the color and the beauty of this special spot. Seems like to the perfect place to spend a holiday!

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WEEKEND ESCAPE: COTTONWOOD COTTAGE IN AUSTRALIA

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Cottonwood Cottage offers guests the chance to unwind at their own pace amid breathtaking surroundings. It is set on 61 private acres below The Dorrigo World Heritage National Park, close to the town of Bellingen, Australia. The Cottage is an airy hamptons style barn, with a rustic gentility, exquisite attention to detail as well as an abundance of welcoming touches. It is a great alternative to a hotel for a short stay, you can live like a local without compromising on luxury and comfort. Just make yourself at home, relax and appreciate this special place! More information can be found on their website.

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