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06:12 | May 20, 2019

CRETE RECOMMENDATIONS

Hi angels! I am back home from a great trip in Greece together with my mom. The trip was well needed I must say, especially with her company and now I simply wanted to share it more deeply with you. I hope you like it and let me know if you have any further questions!

Crete – Chania was our destination, a destination neither me or my mum had visited before. We flew with AEGEAN and it was also the very first time for us flying with that company. Both me and mum was very satisfied and everything went smooth. When we arrived in Chania, we had arranged a rent a car from Autoclub Rentals and this went greatas well, both picking up the car and then leaving it. Before the trip I got a lot of recommendation about renting a car so we thought that this would be the best idea and now afterwards I must say that it was a great idea! After a day of travelling, we checked in to the newly opened hotel Aloe Boutique & Suites. This hotel became one of the best parts of our trip. Why? Simply because the hotel is so so beautiful, the staff was very kind and helpful and they simply have everything to offer such as SPA, gym and even live music during some nights. The hotel is located in Almyrida which is 30min by car to Chania old town.

The Lobby The way to our room – we got the room to the left and even had an extra pool as you can see! The restaurant where we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner.And this is the view from the Restaurant. Not bad right? 

The first day we arrived late on the afternoon so we chose to just relax. The second day it was time to explore and the activity for the day was visiting the White Mountains together with Uncharted Escapes. So this was a Jeep safari tour along with other people (we were 8 people in one jeep) and the tour took about 8h. The tour included a coffee stop on the way, lunch with traditional Cretan food and last but not least, a couple of great panoramic views from the White Mountains.

The traditional Cretan food of course included greek salad and I looooooooove greek salad so this made me very happy!Went for a black look and it turned out very good (*matching our car*)One of many amazing views from above. 

Later on it was time for dinner and we decided to head to the old town in Chania. We chose a place called Salis, on the Harbour.  We went for a greek salad to share and for the main course we chose chicken and vegetables. The place was good, had a great view and the food was tasty.

Restaurant Salis 

Time flew, like always when you are on vacation and day 3 was time for another activity. As it was the first time in Crete, both me and my mom were interested in the culture and wanted to know more about their traditions so this day we visited the Melissakis Olive Mill. We got a tour combined with olive and olive oil tasting and got to know more about the olive, as Crete is known for it’s olive oil. I couldn’t leave this place without buying some olive oil, olive hand cream and honey. Now when I am back home and have been cooking with the olive oil I can tell that this is with no doubt the best olive oil I have ever tried. So sad I didn’t bought more. However,  If you visit Crete this is a MUST.

Arrived at the Olive oil mill – The three you see on the picture is over 3000 years old, how cool? Best olive oil I have tried!!!!!!

After a visit here, it was time to head to The Olive Farm. At the Olive farm we got a tour around the farm and had the opportinity to see where everything grows such as olives, vegetables and many different herbs with local flavors. Then it was time to cook the food together and later on experience a farm-to-table dining combined with wine tasting and some great company. This was a beautiful activity and I literally felt like an Crete for a couple of hours. To be out there in the nature was very peaceful.

Did I manage to look like a farm girl? Not really haha.. Their outdoor kitchenEnjoyed an amazing dinner!I am wearing: Top (here), skirt (here), shoes (here) & hat (here)

After the Olive oil mill and the Olive farm it was time to explore on our own so we decided to go back to the hotel and stay in the area for the rest of the night. We had dinner at a place called Elia & Thyme and the food was delicious. The restaurant is right next to the hotel.

The next day, was our final day. We stayed at the hotel a couple of hours, walked around in Almyrida and enjoyed both breakfast and lunch.

Then I changed and we headed to the old town in Chania. We didn’t do anything special besides of strolling around and enjoying many orange juices 🙂

Dress: Boohoo (here), shoes: Hermes (here), Sunglasses: Junkyard (here)obsessed with flowers, as you know <3 

And it’s a wrap! Two activities we had in mind was visiting Balos, Elafonissi beach and Seitan Limania but unfortunately, the time was a bit tight and it takes around 2 hours so we skipped this part. But if you are going, you have to! I got it recommended by everything so if I am going back to Crete, those things are the first ones in mind. I hope you enjoyed this! Lat but not least, a big thank to Discover Greece for helping me organizing this trip. Love, S

 

 

 

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08:22 | April 11, 2019

ZORBA BEACH HOUSE TULUM

The last days in Tulum, me and my brother stayed at this beautiful beautiful villa called Zorba beach homes. The villa was huuuge and we had a lot of rooms, a big kitchen, a own pool and just everything you could ask for. If I ever come back to Tulum, this is the place I want to stay at, with a lot of friends! Just imagine only gathering all your favorite people and being in this villa together, on vacation in a warm country, cooking food together, playing games, enjoying late nights at the terass and much more! We had the best time here but unfortunately too short. Until next time <3

We had our own pool and it was not a small one!Fell in love with the interior right away! This is the kitchen area.View from our kitchen. Not bad right?The terass on the second floow. This area was really big! We watched the sunset from this place <3   One of the bedrooms and my favorite oneLooking out from the pool. We also had a beach were we could hang out as you can see.

Thank you for this time Zorba, it’s been a pleasure staying with you!

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10:38 | March 19, 2019

HOLA TULUM!

Heeeey guys! As you probably already know, I’m back home from Mexico and it’s time to tell you more about our experiences over there. Tulum is and has been a very popular destination for many years now and I’m glad that I got the chance to experience it, together with my brother. 

Where did we live?

The very first days in Tulum we stayed at a private retreat called “Playääkun Lyxury Villa” located inside the Sian Ka’an Biosphere in Tulum (south end of Tulum). One of the reasons I liked this area was because we had days when we were all alone at the beach, imagine that!
The Villa we lived in was huuuuge and we shared it with other people but had our own room. We also had a chef and a staff (the best) who constantly was around if we needed something. This was one of the benefits living with other people, actually getting to know them. Don’t this place look like paradise?

What did we do?

Tata Tulum: This place was nice and like many of the places that are located right on the beach, we had to pay an amount of money (we also got to eat for the money and got our own sun beds) if we wanted to get in there. But if you want to go there for a drink, check if you can because I’m pretty sure that you are supposed to be able to do this. Other alternatives with nice “beach vibes” are Coco tulum, Nest tulum, Nomad etc. You have so so many since they are all located next to each other on the beach and the beach is like 7-8km long.

Grand cenote: This was a MUST so one morning we woke up a bit earlier, rented a car and went here. I think we was there at around 8-9 but unfortunately even though we thought that we were early and it wouldn’t be so many people there, it was. So, if you want to capture some nice shots with less people, wake up EARLY. However this place was so cool and beautiful at the same time. If you come here, have in mind that you have to pay an entrance fee and stay here for at least a couple of hours.

Biking: Another MUST that I think you should experience if you visit Tulum. It’s fun and it’s easier to get to places in case you don’t have a car. Al though I must admit that we regret that we didn’t rent a car from the Cancun airport right away instead of renting it two days and then going with taxi the rest of the days as it turned out to be more expensive.

Pablo Escobar’s Tulum mansion – Casa MalcaThis place was cool! We stopped here to capture some photos and it looks incredible! But if you’re planing to visit, I would rather recommend you to come here and stay at the beach for a couple of hours.

Kin Toh: You have probably not missed this spectacular place! It’s a restaurant at the Azulik resort, which you must have seen on instagram. Just like many other hotels here in Tulum, they have a sustainable thinking (+++). We didn’t have the time to explore the hotel, which I think you should if you visit, but we went for drinks at the restaurant. If you ask me, this is not only a restaurant, this is whole experience.

NomadeAfter many recommendations we decided to visit Nomade. We went there for lunch and I must say that the whole hotel- and area was so beautiful. For lunch me and Alen chose shrimp tacos since I got it recommended but to be honest this was less good, especially since the princes here are a high. Besides of this I liked the atmosphere and the vibe at this place.

Suytun cenote: After seeing pictures of this magical place, we just had to visit it. So, one morning we rented a car and went there. I took us around 1,5h to get there from Tulum beach and we arrived at around 9.30am. It opens at 9 so once again, try to be here before 9 and I’m sure that they would let you in anyway. Me and Alen had like 1 minute to capture a picture without any people hehe. However, this place was  interesting, mysterious and impressive. One tip that I must give you is, when you’re planing to visit Chichen Itza (a must), visit this place first, as it’s on the way!

 

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09:55 | January 14, 2019

DINNER TABLE

Small plate: Here
Bubbles plate: Here

Hi lovies, I hope you’re doing great <3 I have totally forgot to show you what I got from Mateus, I even photographed it in December. This was my preparation for my birthday dinner that I had for some friends here at home, cozy right? I think Mateus  have so amazing products but my favorites are without a the plates with bubbles!

Otherwise I’m sitting here at home and will soon prepare some oatmeal with oatmeal milk, something I have head a lot about lately but haven’t tried. I have never liked oatmeal made with water and I avoid dairy products (milk) so hopefully this will taste good! Love, S<3

Hej hjärtan, hoppas ni mår toppen <3 Jag fick ju hem massa fint från Mateus som jag till och med fotat de men helt glömt att dela med mig av. Detta var i December månad inför min födelsemiddag som jag hade för några vänner här hemma, mysigt va? Jag tycker att de har så himla fina produkter men mina favoriter är utan tvekan deras “bubbles” produkter!

Annars sitter jag här hemma och ska alldeles strax ordna havregrynsgröt med havremjölk, något jag hör mycket om den senaste tiden men ännu inte testat. Jag har aldrig tyckt om havregrynsgröt gjord på vatten och undviker mejeriprodukter så jag håller tummarna att detta smakar gott. Kramis <3

 

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15:38 | December 27, 2018

HELSINGBORG

The rooms at Vault are really pretty and gives you a “home” feeling which I think it’s nice! Venti Trattoria serves smaller dishes, which makes it a bit more fun and exiting! One dish you have to try is “The roll”. The hotel has the perfect location, right in the middle of everything!

Sunday evening was spent at this nice, newly opened hotel in Helsingborg. Me and a girl friend decided to be meet & since she lives in Halmstad & i in Malmö it was optimal to meet in Helsingborg. There was also a Balkan concert that evening, which resulted in Helsingborg being a the perfect place to meet! We took the opportunity to check in at Vault, which the hotel is called and booked table at their Italian restaurant Venti Trattoria. The food at the restaurant was really really good and I loved that there were smaller dishes so we ordered a lot of food and tried what they had to offer. Both satisfied, we went to the room where we just took it easy before it was time to go to the concert. This was a very successful day and evening and I hope you had it at least as good as us! Love, S

Söndags kväll spenderades på detta fina, nyöppnade hotell i Helsingborg. Jag och en tjejkompis bestämde oss för att ses & då hon bor i Halmstad & jag i Malmö blev det optimalt att bo i Helsingborg. Det var även Balkan konsert samma kväll vilket resulterade i att Helsingborg blev ett givet val för vår träff! Vi passade på att checka in på Vault, som hotellet heter och bokade bord på deras italienska restaurang Venti Trattoria. Maten på restaurangen var riktigt riktigt god och jag älskade att det var mindre rätter så vi beställde in en massa mat och provade på vad dem hade att erbjuda. Mätta och belåtna begav vi oss till rummet där vi bara tog det lugnt innan det var dags att åka till konserten. Väldigt lyckad dag och kväll och jag hoppas ni hade det minst lika bra! Love, S 

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