My top 5 picks for shopping in London

London is my favorite shopping hot spot. No matter how big and fancy the shopping malls in the USA are, nothing can beat the quirky stores in the streets of London.

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Selfridges, Harrods, Liberty’s, … the big renowned shopping paradises everyone knows. My top 5 shopping picks is a little bit more out there I’m afraid. But then, that’s what you’d expect of me, no?

Let’s spend some money!


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Veggie recipe: vegetable gratin with a cheesy crust

I simply love autumn! It’s not only the prettiest season thanks to the fall foliage, but it’s just the tastiest season of them all! Yes, yes, there’s the summery barbecues and the cocktail drinking by the pool, but nothing beats a lovely stew or a nice little gratin.

I found this recipe on the Lidl recipe webpage. It’s vegetarian! There’s Brussels sprouts! (yeah, I totally dig them!) It’s just so good – the taste of the mustard and the sprouts and combined with the sweetness of the parsnip is just heavenly.

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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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