Monday, August 25, 2014

Holidays: Cote d'Azur









This has been a gorgeous summer, and we continued enjoying fantastic weather, sans heat wave, while taking holidays on the French Riviera mid August. The French are incredible hosts, and we had a beautiful time everywhere we went to: from our hub in Villefranche-Sur-Mer with the best beaches on the coast, to Eze Village with its medieval narrow streets, a castle and Fragonard museum, to Antibes with spectacular emerald sea and a great Picasso museum, and of course Monaco: a perfect, fairy-tale kingdom. Even touristy Nice and glitzy Cannes, although much more crowded and commercial, were still fun to visit for a couple of hours. In Villefranche-Sur-Mer we stayed in a charming, cozy family run hotel La Fiancee du Pirate, with amazing, long leisurely breakfasts, nice pool and breathtaking views. If you happen to visit Villefranche, do book a table at La Belle Etoile (superb food at decent price) and enjoy a cocktail or two at Welcome Hotel. Have a great last week of summer !

Friday, August 08, 2014

Heat Wave, This Time In Kyiv

If we thought +27C in Copenhagen was warm, we certainly felt the difference having travelled to Kyiv last week: the temperature jumped to +36-37C, and it felt like sauna 24/7. Seeing family, godchildren and reuniting with best friends - all that gave tons of positive energy, regardless of the heat wave. And of course, we had lots of good food and visited a few pretty cool new places: italian Vero Vero with a beautiful outdoor terrace on Podil, Smakotella with a strong air-con and the best ginger alcohol-free mojitos, Shoti with authentic Georgian cuisine (mouth-watering) and excellent service, and of course the old favourite, Lvivska Majsternia Shokoladu (Lviv Handmade Chocolate) with mind-blowing ice-cheesecake and chocolate ice-lattes. Thank you Kyiv. Slava Ukraini!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

20 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Can Do

Photo from www.lifebuzz.com
Quick and easy tips to make your life easier and better with the help of your iPhone (and iPad, we're told): these 20 things you didn't know your iPhone could do, from lifebuzz.com, are truly a time-saviour. All iPhone users, rejoice!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Copenhagen Heat Wave

Unthinkable happened this week: the temperature in Copenhagen has been steadily rising to +30C, for 10 days in a row. The place feels like the French Riviera, everyone around is relaxed, glowing and happy. To bear this unusual heat wave, we've been spending lots of time on the beach (great water-jumping facilities in Amager/Kastrup beach and excellent swimming pools at Sluseholmen), have taken a trip to Moens Klint (gorgeous white cliffs!), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (beautiful park and the beach), and of course ate tons of ice-cream, drank litres of Danish kakao-maelk (chocolate milk, which tastes amazing ice-cold) and enjoyed long nights on the terrace with chilled rosé. For dessert, we baked the ultimate summer treat: this Lemon Cake with Raspberries and Pistachios is perfect, served warm with a huge scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Have a fantastic weekend!