Hotel review: LondonHouse Chicago

I just got back from a week in Chicago. My very first trip to the Windy City. Expectations were high, as I had gotten a lot of raving reviews from friends, colleagues and fellow travellers. You can expect a lot of reviews over the next few blogposts 😉

As a surprise, my husband treated us to a night’s stay in the LondonHouse hotel. It recently opened, about 4 months ago (we were there at the end of Sept ’16) and it’s part of the Hilton hotel chain.

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Lunch at La Paloma, Ibiza

I was actually surprised that I hadn’t written a blog post yet about my absolute favorite restaurant on the island (Ibiza): La Paloma. I’ve received this tip via the great Sergio Herman in a magazine and I thought, if the chef of the best restaurant (at the time) in the world loves this one, I’ve got to go!

And I’ve been going there ever since 😉 Take a seat, and enjoy the ambience:

La Paloma Ibiza restaurant

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The London Emirates Air Line at the O2

It’s no secret that I totally love London. For us, it’s just a couple of hours drive away thanks to the Eurotunnel. We love going over there for unscheduled day trips, especially now that the pound is pretty attractive towards the euro.

I’ve been telling a lot of people already how easy it is to just take your car, drive onto one of the Eurotunnel-trains and then drive over to the O2, just outside London. Yes, you have to drive on the other side of the road, but if you think about it, it’s all just really easy. All those tales about people getting off at the wrong lane on a roundabout? That’s pretty difficult to do honestly, so you’d have to try really hard to do that.

Anyways, back to what I want to give you as a travel tip: the Emirates Air Line at the O2 Arena.

emirates air line map

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My recipe for home made pizza

There’s nothing like home made fresh food … your house smells of all the spices and flavors that go into our casserole or come out of your oven. When my husband bought me a Kitchen Aid for my birthday last March, I didn’t really know what to do with it. Honestly, I didn’t, don’t laugh 🙂 But then he started making bread with it and a whole new world of possibilities opened up. And I made my first home made pizza.

Pizza is so easy to make, I had no idea. And you can top it off with anything you have laying around! You just need a few basics laying around – and then you can indulge in any cravings you have with freshly made pizza. It takes no more than 30 minutes. I promise!

the tasty traveller pizza

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Ibiza 2016: Amante Beach Club

May 2016. Incredible, but true, “the season” as the islanders call it, hadn’t even started yet, but Ibiza was starting to fill up nicely already. In other words: book ahead. Book your hotel, your flight, your rental car, but most importantly: book your restaurants in advance. Even for lunch.

I’ve already written a post about the beautiful Amante Beach Club. For me, it’s one of the best places to be on the island. Perched atop a cliff, overlooking a beautiful pebbled cove, Amante boasts of amazing views. It’s also where one goes for lovely cocktails (always try the cocktail of the day) and superb food.

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