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Weekend Getaway at Les Manoirs de Tourgeville

Les Manoirs de Tourgeville

Last weekend I visited Normandy for the very first time. I really wanted to explore the famous beach of Deauville with it’s beautiful colourful umbrellas and Les Planches (changing cabins, each of them with Hollywood actors’s name on it who participated in the Deauville American Cinema Festival). In the center of the city there are many interesting boutiques, so it’s very easy to spend time and money on shopping there. In general, I liked Deauville, it’s a perfect place if you like horses races and casinos. Maybe a little too much for me :).
In the evening,we decided not to stay in Deauville but rather in a small town a few minutes away from Deauville and the main reason for this, is that we found a beautiful and calm hotel in Tourgeville – Les Manoirs de Tourgeville. It is very beautiful, everything around is very green and you can really feel the spirit of Normandy.
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Milan Design Week 2017 / Part 1

Milan Design Week 2017: Duomo

A few weeks ago I went to Milano to attend my first ever Milan Design Week. For those who don’t not know the concept, it’s like fashion week, but instead of clothes, brands present furniture and objects in their respective showrooms. Some of these objects easily could be  considered pieces of art. Milan Design Week is an annual event, and it’s world’s largest one of it’s kind. It’s an amazing opportunity to discover young artists and getting inspired by all the latest creations in furniture and design. Continue reading…

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Hotel Boutique La Serena in Altea, Spain

La Serena Hotel - Altea,Spain
Hello babies, 
 
As you already know, last August I made a five days road trip in the south of Valencia. Today I want to show you the hotel where I stayed the last night, and it’s probably one of the best hotels I’ve ever visited. 
I discovered La Serena hotel, thanks to my friend Nuel, who is from Altea. I was planing a day trip there so I asked him if he could advise me any special place to stay, and his answer was: “stay in La Serena, pleaseee, it’s so “cuqui” (means cute in not official Spanish). So I checked the hotel and I saw it was more than just cute: it was a high designed hotel in the historical center of Altea, with a michelin star restaurant and the POOL! Which is almost impossible to imagine being in the historical center of the town. So, obviously, I immediately booked the last room they had left for that night. 

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Lunch and coffee hotspots in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Food Hotspots
Before I start writing about my favorite lunch and coffee places in Amsterdam, I have to say that this is gonna be a bit long post since I have spent 3 days in Amsterdam visiting really yummy hotspots and I want to share all of them with you. 
 
First of all, I want to highlight that Amsterdam in July is absolutely amazing (in general it is always beautiful, but the sunny weather shows the best of the city). I went to walk around the canals and enjoy the views during the 3 days and it was a great experience! So, if you have a chance to visit Amsterdam during summer, don’t think two times, just do it! 

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Healthy lunch spots in Antwerp: WASBAR

Wasbar Antwerp
Since I’m on vacation, and I have a lot of free time, I try to visit some hot spots and I want to share them wish you. 
For now, I’m in Belgium and I’m moving between Knokke, Antwerp and Brussels. In today’s post I’m gonna show you a very interesting place I discovered in the center of Antwerp. Wasbar is a bar-restaurant and a place to do the laundry: you can have a lunch, or just a drink meanwhile waiting for your laundry. You can also go just for a drink, without necessarily bringing the dirty clothes ;)) The place is full of washing machines, soaps and detergents. The design is very original and beautiful! I really loved the concept.

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My experience in Amsterdam

Amsterdam
It is definitely the city of freedom and one of my favourite places I have visited so far. 
Many people consider Amsterdam as the city of canals, tulips, coffeeshops and Red Light district, but the truth is that this city is much more than this: It offers a wide variety of museums, being the most important ones Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, and also countless art galleries. The architecture of the city is absolutely fascinating, mixing the beautiful small houses with 165 canals and 1.500 bridges. 

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Weekend at Sweet Hotel Els Arenals, Valencia

Els Arenals Hotel
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably know that one of my favorite beaches of Valencia is la Playa de Almardá, located in the north, 30 minutes away from the capital (by car). I usually go there to enjoy the dunes and the protected beaches of this area. 
Last October, meanwhile my trip in Spain, decided to stay during the weekend at Almardá, in one of the most beautiful hotels of the area, Els Arenals. It’s a boutique hotel on the coast, located just in front of the beach. The weather was a little bit strange, changing in every half an hour, but I still had fun in the amazing outdoor pool with the chill out bar. When it was raining, I stayed in my very beautiful and huge suite, with an amazing view on the beach. 

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Beautiful landscapes

I remember speaking with a web designer I had collaborated with on a few projects about a sabbatical that he took a while back. He had felt himself burning out and decided that he wanted to take six months totally away from his job. Now, few of us can just walk away from our work for half a year, but he planned it out and made preparations so that he could make it happen. He looked hard at his budget and made some changes so he could save some money and give himself a cushion that would allow him to go without any income during his time off. He admitted to me that it was difficult, but workable, and he did take that time off after about a year of working and saving. Continue reading…

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Food+Landscape Photography Workshop

I love being a web designer and I’m incredibly thankful that I decided to join this industry many years ago. Still, despite my love of this profession, there have been a number of times during my career when my passion has waned and I’ve found myself simply going through the motions instead of fully applying myself to my work. This scenario is likely familiar to many of my fellow web designers. It is called burnout. Continue reading…

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