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Travel Thursday #8 Seville

RoofHey all, This week we are in Seville, Spain for Travel Thursday. I was there about a month ago now (sorry for late post). I think it is already one of my favourite cities so I will definetly be back. The architecture and scenery all over the city is a architecture fan’s biggest love. Everywhere you look is picture perfect.
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feetBuildingGuitarHotelI was in Seville for less than 48 hours on my way to Portugal. Seville is probably the epitome in Europe of East meets West. You can see the impact of the Moorish influence all over the city. Perfect day is to first walk through the city heading to the Alcazar, (you should pass the Cathedral on your way). When you come out the Alcazar walk in the narrow alleyways and then you should come to Jardins de Murillo, sit, observe and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Once you have recovered from your morning’s walking and sightseeing, then head through the gardens to the Tobacco Factory and onto the Hotel Alfonso XIII for lunch.  The Hotel Alfonso XIII is one of the most beautiful hotels I have ever been in. I could share 50 photos here but kept it just to two. Imagine though an old Spanish palace with beautiful long corridors, all decorated with tiles and mosaic from the Moorish era and wonderfully fabulous gardens. This is a must-visit if your in Seville to feel like you stepped back to an era past.

After lunch and relaxation then jump on a horse and carriage outside the hotel and take a tour of Parque de Maria Luisa, this is where the beautiful building of the Plaza Espana is and I can honestly say, that not only is the Parque beautiful the Plaza Espana is magnificent (again could have showed you at least 50 photos).

After your Carriage ride have them drop you off by the Cathedral and head to the hotel EME Fusion Hotel. Take a quick tour of this beautiful boutique hotel before heading to the roof terrace for drinks and watch the sunset over the city, with fabulous views of the Cathedral. After soaking up the best view of Seville head downstairs for dinner at Santo. This is a beautiful design restaurant with Hans Wegner’s wishbone chairs adorn this sophisticated restaurant.  Its a well executed Mediterranean menu so you won’t be disappointed by the food. Be prepared to eat with the best of Seville and you’ll want to take this restaurant back to your hometown. The atmosphere is understatedly hip and the design beautiful and a great jazz duo playing live music.

Yes I love Seville and can’t wait to go back!

Ciao for now xx

 

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Copenhagen

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Change of gaurdlovemeDamageHey guys, I think you may have noticed this week on the blog I have gone a bit Danish crazy. I promise this is my last Denmark post until next Fashion Week but, then expect the same. Aside from one of home cities; Amsterdam I must say that Copenhagen has always had a special place in my heart and I could easily live there. I was ranting on the phone when I arrived to a friend about how great everything looks in Copenhagen and that includes but, is not limited too; Architecture, Fashion, People, Parks oh ok, just Everything. So, aside from me checking out the latest fashions coming out of the stylish Scandinavia I always love to catch up with my friends in Copenhagen and try and see as much as the city as I can through a local’s eye.

Above I have included the must-see’s of the city from the beautiful harbour where you can see the wonderful Danish design of the Copenhagen Opera House to the amazing ships that are in the harbour including the Royal Yacht, sadly I didn’t get a picture of this but, I can tell you its a truly beautiful boat. Since HRH joined the Royal Family there has been a reason to keep a close gossip watch on the Danish Royal Family and I am sure my friend Anne-Dorothe can tell you how I went Royal crazy by sprinting across the park to get a video clip of the Change of the Guard band you can see the clip here on my instagram.

When in Copenhagen I always go to my favourite cafe not once but several times and this time was no different, I had dinner there and two breakfasts. I am sure the picture of breakfast above is making your mouth water and your already clicking for a ticket to CPH. If you do make it to the Danish capital then head to the lakes take a walk and then go to Cafe Dag H. You won’t be disappointed because not only is the food awesome but, so is the people watching.

After a hearty breakfast then just walk around the city I suggest heading to the Rosenborg Castle Gardens which have to be some of the most manicured urban gardens I have ever seen, the castle in the gardens holds the Queen’s jewels and is a a spectacular building itself and looks like something from a fairy tale.

Then head to the shopping area and just wonder in-and-out of the shops where you will not only see beautiful clothes but also beautiful furniture, I fell in love with the 1950’s inspired corner in a furniture store of course, made by the wonderful designer Arne Jacobsen. Drop into the small art gallery’s and see something that catches your eye. After all this window shopping or credit card bashing then go to Nyhavn with all the tourists, and if this is your first visit to Copenhagen to the boat tour too (only in good weather).

Aside from everything you can see around town the Danes are super great people with a fabulous sense of humour as you can see from the bill I received at the wonderful Sushi restaurant Umami . If you like Sushi this is a must eat place, great interiors, excellent service and to die-for sushi. Eat up and then go to the Union cocktail bar and then get ready to party the night away in true Danish fun style and trust me there will be Damage!

Have you been to CPH then drop your tips in the comments

Ciao for now xx

P.S What I wore: Jacket Maje, T-shirt: Gap, Jeans: Acne, Clutch: HM Nederland

P.P.S What I Wore: Peplum top: HM Nederland, Jeans: Rag and Bone Jeans, Shoes Zara seen here and here

Stars and Graffiti

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Here is my last look from London, after trawling Columbia Road and Shoreditch you can read all about that here. I took some photos with some of the street art in the area wearing my new favourite jeans. I am having a bit of a love affair with nude and blush colours at the moment and when I saw these jeans in Harvey Nichols Dubai I had to have them. The star vest is a new purchase from J Crew on my recent trip to West Coast US. You can read all about my stay in LA and road trip north on the blog and catch up with my recent travels to London too.

What I Wore: Earrings: Ralph Lauren, Top: Black vest from HM Nederland and Star T-shirt J Crew, Jeans: Paige Denim, Bag: Zara, Sandals: Bazaar Istanbul, Sunglasses: Versace

Have you got your summer travel plans sorted yet?

Ciao for now xx

DIY

DSC_0174DSC_0174 2DSC_0168Hey All, hope your having a super good weekend the weather here in Amsterdam luckily got much brighter and hotter this week just in time for Gay Pride yesterday (a lot of fun). Anyway, while I was back in Dubai I went to the textile market and saw this material which, I thought would be perfect for making Kaftans. It looks a lot like the famous Missoni print and I loved the colours. I love to wear my kaftans on the beach or round the pool but, also on Sunday’s when I am just lazy and hanging around at home. I bought this material in bulk and have made a long and short Kaftan so far and hope to to make some more with longer sleeves for later in the year.

This look is from Portugal where the sky was blue and the sea just perfect, I will post more about that trip as soon as possible. In the mean time I hope you like this look?

Would you wear a Kaftan at home?

Ciao for Now

Kaftan: DIY, Flip Flops: Haviana’s

Travel Thursday #7 PCH

DSC_0487DSC_0353DSC_0423DSC_0329DSC_0523DSC_0559DSC_0451DSC_0448DSC_0585DSC_0457DSC_0284The roadtrip on California’s Highway 1 was a dream come true, I had seen a documentary on this trip and had wanted to do this for so long. As you know, I recently had a milestone birthday and to celebrate with my parents, we flew to the West Coast of USA and stayed a few days in LA and you can read all about that on the blog here and here. After LA we headed to Santa Barbara which I totally fell in love with.

However, I had so many photos from this trip that I wanted to show you, I have narrowed it down to the ones above and I hope this gives you a good impression of why PCH is so worth a road trip. We sadly run out of time and didn’t make it to San Francisco but, for sure I will do this trip again from North to South and go all the way to San Diego.

If you want any tips and tricks please leave your comments below and I will fill you in to the best of my knowledge!

Are you road tripping this summer?

Ciao for now xx

Summer essentials

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As you can all see from the blog I have been busy going back and forth between Dubai and Amsterdam but also traveling as and when required. I often don’t have long in one place and therefore try to pack as light as possible and you can see what is in my suitcase right now here on the blog.

My other essentials are my beauty products currently making the cut. I recently received Wolford hand cream which is super nourishing and great for post flight. Of course if your in the sun sunscreen is essential and I am a big fan of Hawaiian Tropic. I also always find my lips get cracked after flying so kiehls lip balm saves the day. As I like to see as much as possible when I m away I love the wallpaper guides because they have all the information in a lightweight little book which easily fits in a clutch bag for when your wondering the city.

What’s your essentials?

Ciao for now xx

Via Rodeo

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Here is my last style post from California on Via Rodeo. When I have been to LA before I have never made it here and I always think about Cher and Dion from Clueless and of course, Pretty Woman when Vivian and Edward spend an Obscene amount of money on Rodeo Drive. Well, enough movie talk, lets talk clothes. I bought these silk tie-dye trousers from Maje in De Bijenkorf in Amsterdam recently and abolutley love the light feeling of the silk but, also the way they hang and the denim look. In higher tempretures its often uncomfotable to wear jeans, so I loved these silk trousers for looking like denim.

Teamed with my favourite new white sandals this was a good outfit for a trip down Rodeo Drive …. a visit to my favourite …. Tiffany & Co.

What I Wore: Top: American Eagle Outfitters, Trousers: Maje, Shoes: Zara, Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs

Whats your favourite purchase this summer?

Ciao for now?