Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Cake in Canyamel

Hello you guys, did you all have a great start of the week? I spent Monday working all day on a presentation I'll be holding at a hotel in Mallorca's capital Palma this upcoming Thursday. I'll be talking about my personal story and my blog along with other female entrepreneurs at a networking event so I'm really excited and also a bit nervous this week. Even though I'm surely not the biggest and most professional blogger and have never monetarized my blog I feel so happy and lucky for all the opportunities and people my little blog has brought to my life.

Afternoon in Canyamel

Enough of me for now, today I'm bringing back summer a bit with these photos of a trip to Canyamel I took a few months ago. My friend Mariella and I had a photo shooting in the area that day and decided to combine it with a visit to the small resort town of Canyamel that's located in the east of Mallorca. There's not too much to do and see there except for a nice half sandy, half rocky beach, a few great hotels, a golf course and... a very lovely café called Café Saüc. Thanks to its colorful interior pieces and large inviting terrace the café has a very special charme. We loved simply hanging out there sipping some refreshing drinks (we had a vitamin smoothie and cranberry lemonade) and indulging in a yummy piece of cheesecake. The staff was super friendly and the menu extensive. They have great salad, bagel, cake, snack and drink options. So if you're ever in that area you should definitely swing by!

Monday, January 21, 2019

What to do on Menorca

Hello there and happy Monday, everyone! I hope you all had a great start of the week. Today I'm taking you to Menorca, Mallorca's neighbor island that I love dearly. Menorca is such a paradise, much quieter and more unspoilt. Last spring (can't believe it took me almost a year to post this) I took a trip there with my girls to disconnect and explore the island so here are some tips you might find helpful when you visit the island.

What to do on Menorca

We spent only a weekend on Menorca but had enough time to explore different towns and beaches. I've been to the island a couple of times already (you can check all my Menorca posts here) and always love coming back and discovering new places. My sister, my friends and I got to the island on a Saturday morning by ferry and first went for some breakfast in Ciutadella to charge our batteries for the day. After some food shopping we drove to our little apartment located next to the beautiful Cala Santandria that we rented for the weekend. My sister found a great deal on Booking, we had a modern and cozy little home located just a few meters from the beach you can see in the first photo of this post.

From there we headed to Cala Turqueta which is supposed to be a great beach with gorgeous turquoise water. It was indeed very nice but also windy that day so the water wasn't too clear. That's why we didn't stay too long but headed to Cala Pregonda on the other side of the island instead. I had been to this magical place before so I just had to show it to my friends. The water there is amazing and the beach is never too crowded. You have to walk there for about half an hour, it's a very enjoyable walk though, until you can relax in the golden sand. After chilling there for a bit we went home because it got quite late and cold and we had planned cooking dinner at home. So we just spent a cozy night in planning our next day.

Coffee Time in Mahón

On our second day we were again very lucky, the sun was shining most of the time. Thus we decided to drive to Menorca's capital Mahón for a coffee and some exploring. Most shops and restaurants were closed on that Sunday but the Pipet & Co Café Lab was fortunately open so we could escape the cold winds and enjoy some hot drinks and coziness for a bit. In the afternoon we headed to the lovely little town of Binibequer. I had been there before and fell in love with the whitewashed houses and narrow alleys back then. Binibequer is just such a charming place with its very own character. We walked through the small village for a bit and eventually drove back to Ciutadella where we ended our day with a yummy sandwich and a visit to the beautiful Cala en Brut. This cove is for sure a special one with its crystal clear water and sundecks between the rocks. If you're spending the day in Ciutadella and have some time left you should definitely stop by this stunning cove, it's only a five-minute drive away. I hope you enjoyed this post, more Mallorca and also New York tips are coming soon!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Sister Trip to London

Hello there, everyone! Today I have a new post for you about another exciting weekend trip I went on this past year. Two months ago, in November, my sisters and I went to London, one of my favorite cities in Europe and the whole world. I'm a huge London fan, it's so diverse and laid-back and at the same time elegant and sophisticated. I always enjoy coming to this city to explore new things and have visited it at least three times in the last few years (check out my other London posts here).

In November my older sister and I took our little sister with us for the first time. And she loved London as much as we do. While my sisters stayed from Thursday to Sunday I only had one entire day in the city because of work. But we surely made the best of it!

Sister Trip to London

We started our day in Notting Hill and on Portobello Road, which were crazily crowded that day. Later we headed back to our home in Shoreditch for lunch and spent the rest of the afternoon strolling our neighborhood. On my previous trips to London I never had enough time to explore Shoreditch so I was happy that we stayed there. I adore this neighborhood, there are so many cool shops, bars and restaurants (and also the greatest Bagel shop). The area reminds me a lot of Williamsburg in Brooklyn with all these hipsters, vintage stores and street art. London always makes me miss New York City somehow. Afterwards we had a coffee, well a yummy golden milk for me, at Exmouth Coffee Company, a super cozy café that makes great matcha and kurkuma lattes. My older sister booked us tickets for Sky Garden to see the sun set over London so we headed there around 4pm. I absolutely loved this place. Again, this rooftop reminded me a lot of the New Yorker rooftops with their stunning city views. From Sky Garden you can admire all parts and sights of London including the Tower Bridge, the Shard and St. Paul's Cathedral. After sunset we took the tube to Oxford and Carnaby Street where we just went for a walk admiring all the beautiful Christmas decoration and exploring some cool shops. For dinner we had some simple Mexican food at Chipotle. What can I say, we just miss Chipotle on Mallorca! It was a perfect end to our fun and exciting sister trip (the second one this year after Valencia).

I love traveling with my sisters and weekend trips are a perfect option to get away and disconnect for a while with friends or family. Have you been on any weekend trips this past year? Let me know, xo

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