RELAXING IN EZE

RELAXING IN EZE

Polaroid in: dress from COS, sunglasses from Zara, artisan straw bag 

Got to spend a day in this hilltop village that gives you the best view on the Azure, that’s the coastline of course. As you can see I embraced the straw bag trend which did not affect me until a few months ago… now I own two of them, couldn’t resist. They are nice both during holidays and in the city, as it can give a twist to the basic jeans and shirt look ( what I go for the most when I am in the office, boring. )

 

 

WHEN IN ANTIBES

WHEN IN ANTIBES

Antibes-Juan les Pins is one of the most well known locality on the Cote d’Azur. Located between Nice and Cannes, the city manages to be a historic town but it’s also very innovating, having multiple facets to see and explore.

As I really enjoy spending my summer holidays in the south of France I though this not-so-little city, I’ve never been to before,  would be an amazing reality to explore. It was indeed. All the instagram posts about it and its beauty were right.

Cap d’Antibes can be really defined as a small piece of paradise. I suggest you take Le Sentier du Littoral, a path which follows the coastline and takes you into this immense park, scrupulously maintained. There also quite a few millionaires chateau and dream residences there. After the walk, I highly suggest you to relax and have a drink in one of the beach resorts that welcomes you after the walk.

You surely don’t have to miss a walk within the old town of Antibes, which looks like it hasn’t changed much for centuries.There’s a maze of narrow streets, overlooked by pastel-coloured buildings with colourful shutters. There are nice pavement cafés and restaurants mixed in with shops selling lots of artisan products.

Also don’t miss the Marché Provençal which can be found daily, where traders from around Provence bring fresh produce to sell – fruit and vegetables, cheeses, olives, spices and also natural soaps.

While searching for a studio, Pablo Picasso came across the Château Grimaldi. In 1946 he started to work there. Now it offer a selection of works he himself offered to the museum. There you can also see different art pieces by Nicolas de Staël, Hans Hartung and Anna-Eva Bergman.

Having dinner with feet deep in the sand is definitely always a nice experience. That’s what you can do in all the Juan Les Pins resorts. Juan Les Pins is one considered the most cheerful part of the city, with an exciting always-present nightlife where night owls can totally find plenty of pubs, restaurants and casinos.

FRENCH RIVIERA

FRENCH RIVIERA

Packing for the French Riviera. Going to spend some days there, from Antibes to Cannes and Nizza.

Please hit me with suggestions on your favorite places to go, eat, relax and do some shopping!

POSTCARD FROM SOUTHERN ITALY

POSTCARD FROM SOUTHERN ITALY

It’s already mid July, and in less than a months there will finally be summer holidays. Two free weeks in which I do see myself doing some of my favorite things: sun-bathing, enjoying the seaside, reading books ( preferably thrillers ) and surely eating well. 

The plan is still not fully down but I will surely spend some time in Otranto, that’s in the south of Italy. A magic place in which I always go back to. It has an amazingly green-blu colored sea, amazing food and the people are so nice as well. 

Tell me your plans! 

BERLINO – where to eat

BERLINO – where to eat

Berlin, one of my favorite cities. One I would come back to every single month or even week if possible. A place that’s surely underestimated regarding to its beauty and enjoyability, that it’s totally there and can be found in every little corner. You just have to explore it to fully understand. You can’t help but feel like you’ve been there for quite a time even though you have just got off of a plane and just started to wander through the streets.

During my weekend there I took the change to try some of the restaurants and cafés that since quite I while arose my curiosity. Luckily I loved all of them.

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DUDU

Dudu –  Torstrasse 134

Dudu is quite a famous place in Berlin if you want to eat some sushi or asian food. You can find a very cool and varied crowd from all over Berlin ( with some tourists too ) coming there. It is not super upscale but it’s cool and, if you decide to sit and enjoy your food on the outside patio you are surrounded by plants and flowers.. that’s always a plus. The internal room is equally nice but much more minimal.

Went for some rolls and salmon sashimi. Fresh and delicious, you won’t be disappointed.

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CECCONI’S

Cecconi’s Berlin – Torstrasse 1

Red leather couches and armchairs, an amazing black and white marble floor with shiny chandeliers and dark wooden tables with minimal setting. Cecconi’s is probably one of my favorite spot in town regarding the design and vibes given.  It is located inside the Berlin Soho House that you probably all already know, a members-only club for people in the creative industries, that need a membership to be fully frequented but the restaurant, together with the SPA in this house in Berlin, does not need it.

Cecconi’s originated in Venice so it serves hand-made pasta, seafood, and a variety of dishes from Northern Italy. Also the cooks were all Italian, so next time I will surely try to eat directly on the counter that faces the open plan chicken.. just to have a little chat.

 

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WHAT DO YOU FANCY LOVE?

What Do You Fancy Love? – Linienstraße 41

Went there during a rainy Sunday morning. Me and my friend were literally the first clients they had for the morning so we were able to enjoy the colorful place peacefully while watching the Berliners dealing with their walks in the not so good weather. So, at the end, the fact that we were unable to have our cappucinos on their sidewalks tables may have been not a so negative note.

 

VARENNA

VARENNA

Hot Sundays always leads to short but necessary getaways. Like the one I had today, when I drove to Lake Como ( you surely know it), that’s less than an hour away from Milano. Varenna was the final destination, a little city full of colorful-faced houses, cafés that directly looks in the lake and lots of green corners.