Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kabana Resort Wear, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A pink Pucci-esque kaftan, a turquoise bejeweled clutch, nude fringe sandals, handpainted coral earrings, a gold and turquoise cuff bracelet... I'm going crazy! I'm in heaven! This must be the coolest store ever...

The minute I walked in, Kabana Resort Wear became my new favourite store..... wow! Located inside the Conservatorium Hotel in Amsterdam, Kabana Resort Wear is decorated with bamboo furniture, colonial style shutters, a real palm tree and seashell decorations. It got me right in the mood for vacation.

Owner Kara Beck handpicked the most beautiful swim & resort wear collections on the market. Brands include Vix, Kiini swimwear, Bikinibiza, Melissa Odabash, Visconti & du Réau, Alice & Trixie and much much more. Whether you pick a classic coverup or the hottest bikini of the season (Kiini), you can't go wrong.

The majority of the garments is for women, but Kabana Resort Wear also offers some menswear (shorts, polo shirts, etc.). And if you're not going anywhere exotic -let's face it, Amsterdam is not the Caribbean- then the vast jewelry collection will satisfy your senses.

The only things missing.... are a pool and a cocktail bar!

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Monday, June 22, 2015

Gitschberg Jochtal - Rio Pusteria has it all!

Italy or Austria? Summer or Winter holidays? Italian Dolce Vita or Austrian Gemütlichkeit? Spaghetti or Knödel? Apérol Spritz or Hugo? City or Mountains? That’s the question. But you don’t have to choose… you can find it all in South Tyrol! In Gitschberg Jochtal to be precise.

Last week I went to Gitschberg Jochtal-Rio Pusteria, Italy with a group of travel bloggers. Our local guide made sure we saw all the hotspots! We visited Brixen-Bressanone, Bruneck-Brunico, a cheese factory & museum, an organic wine farm, we went biking, hiking, swimming and (you know me) shopping.

But most of all… we tasted all the local delicacies: Kaiserschmarrn (Emperor’s Trifle), schlutzkrapfen pasta, apfelstrudel, schüttelbrot, tiroler speck, goat cheese and all the different types of knödel (bread dumplings) you can imagine! Thank God for the hiking activities, because otherwise I really don’t know how we would have burned all those calories…

Kaiserschmarrn by Hotel Nussbaumerhof
Knödel & Grand dessert by Hotel Rosenheim
Cheese platter by Bistro’ al Forte

Please stay tuned for many more photos, articles and travel inspiration. For now: a big thank you to Tamara of Gitschberg Jochtal-Rio Pusteria and Ilse of USP Marketing PR!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Six and Sons, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

With Father's Day coming up, I went out looking for some nice “masculine” gifts. Six and Sons in Amsterdam turned out to be the perfect spot! They have everything for the modern and oldfashioned dad. From mirrored sunglasses to good old shaving supplies, from backpacks to "sailor tattoo" chinaware… it will be impossibile to walk out of this amazing store without any gift for your dad!

By the way, I'm sure your boyfriend / husband / brother / colleague won’t mind either getting one of these hand-picked goodies. In fact, Six and Sons is a concept store that can satisfy every taste. Oh and Ladies, you can spoil yourself with some lovely lingerie by Love Stories or borrow from the boys... and buy an anchor print t-shirt by La Paz, palmtree socks by Royalties or a beautiful watch by Rosefield!

I fell in love with the antique furniture, the "sailor tattoo" dinnerware from By Mutti and the vintage accessories displayed throughout the store. It's like strolling through an antiques market... but here the work has already been done for you... all you have to do is choose!

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