What to pack for a tropical getaway…

Suit Suit luggage / striped maxi dress / rose block sandals / basket bag / beach bag / sunscreen / Ray Ban sunglasses / Puma sunglasses / maxi beach dress / turquoise kaftan / striped shopper bag / buffalo studded sandals / off shoulder frill bathing suit / neon pink bathing suit

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Escaping the cold and dark months of winter would be so nice. But after a long break over Christmas only working for a few weeks and then going back on vacation seems quite impossible. So I am dreaming away the days by thinking about white and sandy beaches, warm air on my skin and the smell of the ocean in my nose (although I have to admit I am really picky with tropcial getaways as I don´t like it super hot and humid).

Some days of winter are so dark I don´t even want to go outside (I have to because of Chloe but our walks are pretty short in the winter) and stay in bed under my blanket all day. I am sad that there are so many things you can´t do and also that it is dark all day, every day. This really hits hard on me but even if I went away it probably would be the same after we are back. So I am sitting here watching epidsodes where it is currently summer and hoping it will be over soon.

But let´s just think about the possibility and imagine what to pack. I went to Florida in Feburary for many times before I even had my blog and always packed too much although I really know what I needed and what not (overpacking hasn´t gotten better since then).

Colorful suitcase // Love the Suit Suit cases. They have the colorful turtle shell inspired line and also a retro line including lots of pastells. I have loved them ever since I got my first and got many more and also gifted some to family and friends. The qualitiy is great and therefore the prices very reasonable.

Flowy dresses // An absolute summer statement piece whether going out in the evening or wearing it throughout the day.They even look great as a beach cover-up. 

Bathing suits // No words needed. 

Sandals // Best to pack one pair of every heels. Flat, block heel and high heels.

Basket bags // Perfect addition to spring and summer looks. Basket bags asdd such an ease to summer looks.

Beach bag // A necessity for beach days. 

Sunglasses // I always like to bring two or three sunglasses to a trip to match my looks but also sometimes I get uncomfortable wearing the same pair for days and I am glad if I have a back-up with me to change.

Suncream // Super important for beach vacations or tropical getaways. The sun is intense and even more after we have been hiding our pale body´s in lots of clothes the last months.

Are you also dreaming or are you heading somewhere nice and warm? I would love to know. Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Wedding Wednesday – Our honeymoon in Spain – Santa Ponsa, Mallorca….


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Hi guys,
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I am finally coming around to share the details of our honeymoon. As you may know we spent our honeymoon in Spain to be exactly on an island called Mallorca. The place where our hotel was is called Santa Ponsa. It is about 35 km west from the capital city Palma. 
Our flight was around 1 pm so it wasn´t hard at all to get up and get ready – although I had some stomach problems causing real pain, maybe that is why I forgot so many things – and totally managed to get to the airport in time. Another thing was the line at the check-in desk. Took us so so long and of course the security line and walking to our gate. I just grabbed one last minute coffee and didn´t have time to have a look at the duty free shops. Really sad. Same thing happened as we flew to London last year. Next time I am gonig to be there 3 hours early. 
 
We didn´t do that much on our first day. After arrriving we took a taxi (took about 30 minutes) to the hotel (we stayed at the H10 Casa del Mar) and checked in. We got a quick refresh in our room. Then we went of to explore our surroundings until it was time for dinner.
 
We booked dinner at the hotel restaurant with the reservation of our hotel but you could also just go with breakfast and eat out at another restaurant. Maybe that would have been better – not that the food wasn´t delicious – cause we always eat to much at a buffet restaurant.

The second day

The second day we couldn´t really decide on what to do and since it was so gloomy we went to the bus station and headed into Palma the capital city of the island (bus ticket was about 4 Euro per person but the bus was really really full). We went to the cathedral of Palma. There were about thousands of people. After exploring the surroundings of the cathedral we went into the city for a little shopping (they had a Sephora) and some tapas (we had the most delicious sweet potato fries with aioli – a garlic flavored sour cream) and sangria (the national drink).
 We got back late afternoon so we just showered, had a drink at the hotel bar and went to dinner. After our dinner we mostly went to the rooftop bar of the hotel and had a glass of Cava (the champagne of Spain). 

The third day

On our third day we headed to the beach which was right across our hotel (only 50 m. away). The had plenty of beach chairs but they weren´t from the hotel so for a daily fee of 13 Euro for two they where yours. 
I really loved wandering up and down the little street along the beachl There where many little restaurants, cafés and shops to look at. We love to sit and watch people for hours and I also don´t mind about a cup of coffee and a glass of bubbly. But at this point I have to be honest: I have never seen more worse dressed people in one place than there. I don´t know if it is the ease of a vacation combined with the beach but let´s just say. I wouldn´t want to have/copy 99 % of it.

The fourth day

The next day we went to a park called Marineland nearby. It was like a tiny Seaworld with sea lions, dolphins, penguins and stingrays. They had shows and access to the beach and a luch area. I really love all the sea animals and I also got a picture with a sea lion lady. 
After we got back we got dressed for dinner and headed into the city centre for a refreshing bottle of San Miguel (the local beer brand). Normally I don´t like beer a lot but this one tasted really good. Also the bar prices for drinks are pretty low. I would have thought of way higher prices but 5 Euro for two bottles of beer is totally okay.

The fifth day

The next day we got up early to go to a local market and this was one of the most disappointing things I have seen in my life. It was one sad line of market stalls and mostly selling some kind of crap/souvenirs or fruit/plants. Nothing to compare to the huge markets at Lake Garda.  So I really was devastated but on our way back I have found a beautiful fashion store where they had so many cute and affordable clothes and I got a ton of stuff also for a discounted price. I was in heaven there and it mildered my disappointment, also the glass of bubbly after didn´t hurt.

The sixth day

Our last day was spent inbetween the beach and the hotel enjoying the local cuisine and refreshing drinks. Also packing was a real challenge since I brought/bought way to much and I only had a small piece of luggage but I mastered to get everything inside without overweight.

Overall it was a really nice and relaxing trip after all the wedding stress and the city of Palma is a real must-see but if you are up for adventure and exploring this might not be the right place for you.

We have seen pretty much everything we wanted to in one week and probably won´t visit a second time.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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Valentine´s Day Goodies to spoil yourself or to gift…

Codello scarf / heart sunglasses / Hypnotic Poison by Dior / YSL limited edition lipstick / Zoeva brush set / Sephora matte lipstick / Kate Spade heart satchel / nailpolish Essie / manguun collection heart pullover / Beauty sweater River Island / monogram mug amazon / Ella Heart crossbody bag

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Hello my holiday loving friends,

since Valentine´s Day is one of my favorite holidays I am sharing a little gift guide including sweet gifts for yourself or your begifted. We usually are going out but I think this Valentine´s we are going to stay in and enjoy ourselves while eating a huge pizza and watching Netflix (since it became so cold and snowy I barely want to go outside).

Codello heart print scarf // A scarf is a well needed accessorry in the winter so why not step up your outerwear game and wear this super cute and soft scarf with little colorful hearts all over. Combine it with your favorite color and spread some love.

Heart shapped sunglasses // We don´t have much sun over here these days but if you have or even got warm weather on Valentine´s day be sure to grab one of these. The shape is not only super trendy right now but it also fits perfectly for the holiday.

Dior perfume // I ordered this fragrance back in December and I loved it right away. Since I am more on the flowery side in terms of fragrances I wanted to have a little heavier one for the winter days. I always feel like these are the more appropriate ones in the winter. The Hypnotic Poison smells so good. It includes musk which can get too much for me quickly but it is mixed with some other lighter scents and really smells heavenly. The perfect perfume to gift.

Limited edition lipsticks // These are the cutest I have seen in a while so if you are a lipsticks lover/addict/collector be sure to get this quick cause they will sell out fast. I have gotten the Sephora one already and I love it. The color is super pigmented and also super matte and the red is so pretty.

Essie nailpolish // Red nails are a must for the day lovers.

Sweaters // No matter if you are staying at home or not be sure to grab one of these super cute sweaters. I got the purple one (going to share it in a separate outfit post very soon). I absolutely love to dress for the ocassion. Would be office appropriate with a blazer jacket and pencil skirt but you can also wear it casual with denim and booties.

Handbags // Aren´t these handbags the most prettiest you have ever seen for Valentine´s Day?? I know they are quite the investment to only use for one day. But to be honest you are not limited on days in wearing heart print. Go for the Kate Spade if you own a lot of red or/and blush pieces as this one is a real allrounder and also works for daily use.

Monogramm mug // Awesome little present for a co-worker, your mum or even a friend. These are super affordable and every letter looks different.

Zoeva pink brush set // Would be a great gift for yourself if you are a make-up lover or even to gift to a make-up loving friend. You could also get this for a Galentine´s party and divide it in two packages, one for you and one for your bestie.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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