La Colombe d’Or – Saint Paul de Vence



Colombe d’Or is a world famous  hotel and restaurant located in beautiful little village Saint Paul de Vence. This place is so historical and beautiful I don’t even think I can describe it but I will try.

We did not say at the hotel but we got the chance to have dinner one night at the beautiful restaurant. Since I love art this was a like a dream come true. It can be very difficult to get a table for dinner in summertime and since we only stayed for couple of days Frederik told me we couldn’t get a table it was all full booked. I was so disappointed. I honestly did not care about the food I just wanted to see the art since I have been reading about and I was so excited. But Frederik lied, he had booked a table for us and just wanted surprise me. We got a table outside in the beautiful garden and everything was just perfect it was so many beautiful details  and faraway from being rigid, just how I like it. The meny was handwritten in french with lots of colors and even if I don’t understand french and specially not when its handwritten I did not care. My thought was everything here must be good. And it was! Expensive but delicious and worth every penny.



On his way to the restaurant just acting cool






Veggie basked our favorite 


I can’t even describe this -Heaven


Picasso (!!!)



I had to take a break and get myself together this was way to exciting for me





“No, Im not leaving I want to stay here forever!”


I have been looking for this book so long and I knew they sold it at the restaurant but I wasn’t sure if they still had it. So when we got to our table this book was there. Frederik knew how much I wanted it and he wanted to surprise me AGAIN. Can you guess how happy I was? Believe it or not but I was crying and I still love this book and I take good care of it. Is not too expensive but good things don’t have to be expensive to be loved 🙂 

If you ever have the opportunity to come here please do. You don’t have to eat dinner you can have lunch just make sure to book. If you would like to know more about this lovely place visit: la-colombe-dor History or read this article from:  T-magazine NY times


Frederik & Andréa 

Saint-Paul-de-Vence weekend getaway


View from our hotel room 





If you are like me and like to have things planned in good time and love to have something to look forward to then the time has come for you start think about your summer vacation or perhaps you are just need a weekend to get away from your everyday life. We all know that the price is lower when you book your flight and hotel in time so don’t wait.

Last summer me and Frederik decided we wanted to visit South of France. We do that every year since Frederik has lived there and he loves it. But Frederik is not a planner he is very spontaneous and if he decides he wants to go somewhere he can be at the airport in 30 minutes and pay 5 times more for the ticket or the hotel. As you probably understand this does NOT work for me. I don’t want to pay 5 times more just because he can’t plan something in advance. And also want and need to know so that I have the time to wax my legs, clean my house, pack my outfits, wash my hair… you know everything that us girls need to do before a vacation.

Anyway, after checking the flights (last minute) we decided we could take our car and drive to South of France, since we were not in a hurry and did not know when we needed to return back home this sounded like a good plan. Although this probably cost us more we had such a good time and got to see so many beautiful places one of them was Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

Saint- Paul-de-Vence is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. This little village has it all; small shops, restaurants, galleries, beautiful nature and amazing views from every angle.




How I would like my lunch to look like every day 

img_9391-2Hard working man


Even the lemons were sweaty 


And me; very happy to be here

I highly recommend you to visit Saint-Paul-de-Vence. You wont get disappointed I can promise you that. Everyone we recommend this place to has been totally in love with it. If you go here I would not recommend you to stay longer then 4 days in summertime. It gets very hot, the village is very small and its very quiet. So for relaxation my opinion is that 3-4 days is enough.

I was thinking to write about the world famous restaurant La Colombe d`Or in this post as well, but I think I will save it for my next post since that place deserves to have attention on its own. I have so many pictures from the restaurants I would like to show you so stay tuned.


If you have any questions or you would like to know something else please let us know.



Frederik & Andréa



Birthday weekend in London


View from Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Since Frederik was in London and had some meetings that took longer then he expected he couldn’t come to Denmark/Sweden before my birthday. Im not a birthday kind of girl and don’t really care about my own birthday, but for Frederik it was a big deal so I flew to London early on Thursday. We both love London and spend a lot of time there. Its just so easy to get there, people are so kind, restaurants are so good and somehow it feels like coming home.

We stayed at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower that Frederik wrote about in previous post. He was so right, the view from the hotel was magical! Of course we were not the only one staying at the hotel, we met some celebrities, politician, movie producers.. you name it.



Lunch at Harvey Nichols rooftop


Just enjoying my fries 


The Lanesborough


Favorite place to have tea and pancakes. Yummy!



Frederik doing his catwalk after a swim


Late night snack at The Berkeley Hotel – Blue Bar. Best club sandwich we ever tried and the most expensive one as well :/


We had my birthday dinner at Novikov. By far the best Italian restaurant in London.




Green tea brûlée. MY GOD, this was delicious!


Sharing is caring! I had a great birthday with lovely people. I felt so blessed. 


Breakfast with a view 


No doubt, we enjoyed London once again.


Frederik & Andréa 


Good morning from London


GOOD MORNING – Just checking in to say Hi. Right now Im in beautiful London I have some meetings today and after that I will do some workout, spa and later some shopping. Sounds like a though day right? This time Im staying at Jumeirah Carlton Tower and my room has a really nice view. This hotel has a great location and the spa at the hotel is amazing. I will show you later.

Now I have to eat my breakfast before it gets cold. I’m not a breakfast person but eggs and salmons I like.



Istanbul part 2

As I mentioned in my previous “Istanbul part 1” post we wanted to do everything “Turkish way”, but lets be real it can be pretty tuff to do everything Turkish way when you don’t even know what Turkish people do. So, we did what we all do; we googled. And what we found out that Turkish people don’t considered you to be a real Turkish (turk?) if you never done hamam bath. This sounded perfect of course we wanted to try this out. We booked a hamam bath/spa kind of package at the AYASOFYA Hurrem Sultan Hamami.

So we packed our backpack (thank God backpacks are back in fashion) and took a cab to the hamam. It took us just seconds to realize that we were in a middle of a tourist area. On the left side we had the famous Sultan Ahmed Mosque and on our right side we had Hagia Sophia also a well known mosque.

As we walk in to the hamam (girls separated from boys) and I’m staring to fill in the formula if you are allergic, pregnant, on your period and so on, I noticed the price was much higher then what we were told over the phone. I called Frederik and I was like “I will never pay this much money to have a shower buy a random women (no disrespect but I know I can get this much cheeper somewhere else). Do you know how much shopping I can do in Istanbul with this much money?” And I could hear on Frederik voice he was sooo embarrassed on my behalf. But I finally got him to realize I wasn’t negotiable so it wasn’t much to do but thank the girls at the reception and get out of there asap. Ooops.

And there we were in our comfy clothes, backpack no makeup (me) with 1000 tourists around us and a Frederik who wasn’t so happy he didn’t got his hamam. Anyway, we decided we could at least see the Sultan Ahmed Mosque also well known as the Blue Mosque. Neither of us had ever been in a mosque before and I was so glad we got to see it. It was beautiful!!! So historical and peaceful it felt like stepping into a different world for a minute.


Frederik looks more happy then he was. I just think he should thank me since I just saved him quite a lot of money 😉


Sultan Ahmed Mosque (The Blue Mosque)


Im wering Frederiks scarf since women are not allowed to show their hair.


Inside. Beautiful, right?

After we decided we would try to find a local bar somewhere where we could have a drink. After walking for like 1.5 hour we finally found something we liked (read I liked, but Frederik liked it also. I just don’t think he really knew what to expect). It was a local reggae bar….




I obviously felt I was at the right spot 


Drugs are illegal!

The upcoming days we did some shopping, ate, had dinners, drinks, did some more shopping, and of course we made some bargain at famous Grand Bazaar, ate a little bit more because the food was sooo good! AND we got to try out hamam bath, Finally!


We found this amazing restaurant called GUNEY just by Galata tower. The food, the wine, the staff, everything was great. We can highly recommend this place. 


Tea time at Grand Bazaar



Turkish breakfast




We had this amazing dinner at the restaurant Chilai in Bebek. The restaurant has the most amazing view, great food, good music and everyone who worked there was so kind. But with all of that comes also a much higher price 😉



After dinner we took a private boat from the restaurant to our hotel and we got to explore the famous Bosphorus sea channel buy night. Lovely!


Frederik all relax after his hamam bath he’s been waiting for the hole trip. 

This hamam was really nice and cheep (around 100dkk). But, we did have a small accident, Frederik discovered five minutes later he had forgotten his Gucci scarf at the hamam. We went back but the staff had already burned the scarf as they do with all lost items. Weird but true. Question is if we really saved any money since we had to buy a new one 🙂

We had such a good time in Istanbul. What we were most surprised of was how kind, helpful and friendly people were. It wont be long until we visit Istanbul again.


Frederik & Andréa


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