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.

BREAKFAST AT SONNY

BREAKFAST AT SONNY

Where I would love to be right now!! 

Sonny is a cozy and welcoming café right in the center of Copenhagen. I’ve seen a lot of people posting about going there, so I was pretty curios to try it out… went there on a snowy morning and sat down in one of their comfy bench with check huge cushions. Ordered what can be considered as a typical danish breakfast, that consist in soft-boiled egg, rye bread, butter and cheese.. delish! Also went for a matcha Granola with yoghurt, apple compote and Aronia! All of this with a cappuccino that is always present during my breakfasts.

In the pics you can also see an espresso cake and sweet roiboos tea; all recommended.

Flowers and candles are everywhere in the place, so there’s a constant and relaxing hygge athmosphere there. It made me sit there enjoying my time. I get it why it is so well considered and popular, it is surely a place I will definitely spend more time once I’ll be back!

LUSIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

LUSIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Located 40 kms north of Copenhagen (just about 45 minutes by train) in the city of Humlebaek, the Luisiana Museum of Modern Art is set in an amazing location that looks directly at the Øresund, the stretch of water that separates Denmark from Sweden. It’s a very peaceful place where everything’s connected: the buildings to the landscape and to the hundreds of art pieces.

Founded by Knud Jensen in 1958 owes it’s name, Louisiana, to the original owner Alexander Brun’s three wives. They were all called Louise. Don’t you think that’s a funny coincidence?

As I was making researches for what to visit while being in the danish capital, one of the things that everyone kept recommending was this place. I spent a whole afternoon there and I can say that it’s definitely one of those places that should be top of your list when you visit Copenhagen.

Louisiana has an extensive permanent collections that include the Giacometti Gallery, Asger Jorn’s work, Warhol pieces and the amazing installation Gleaming Lights of the Souls by Yayoi Kusama. This last installation is really an amazing experience that makes you get into an amazing world made of lights and shadows.

Until the 27th of May you can also admire an extensive collection made of160 pieces from Picasso’s original ceramics that represents a late, fortunate and highly imaginative part of his work. I was also lucky to see the The way I think collection by Georg Condo. An amazing mix of input from artists such as Velazquez, Manet and Picasso, together with elements of American Pop Art.

A must-see that you cannot miss!

A place I will gladly come back to, maybe in the summer time, to enjoy its amazing gardens even more.

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