ARTTE BARCELONA

August 27th, 2014

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At Artte in the l’Eixample district of Barcelona art comes together with great food and tea (that explains the two t’s in the name). In the restaurant there’s a stage where they organize poetry, theatre and music performances, they also have a website where you can support local artists and throughout the whole property you will see beautiful pieces of art. The tropical print in the cafe is definitely striking. It’s only temporarily, because every few months they paint it white again and another artist gets the chance to fill the wall. Nice! Then there’s Read more…


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ULTIMA PARADA CORCA

August 25th, 2014

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Near the village of Corçà in Bisbal (Spain), you will find Ultima Parada, a beautiful interior store. Once this was a ceramic factory, but since five years photography duo Bèla Adler and Salvador Fresneda turned it into a design heaven full of industrial furniture and a stunning collection of vintage design. The couple travelled all over the world, for more than twenty years, to shoot fashion campaigns for magazines like Vogue, Glamour and Marie Claire. They still do that on a regular base, but they also have two vintage design shops. One in Barcelona (on Calle Rosselló, close to Hotel Omm) and a more recent one on the beautiful Costa Brava. Salvador Fresneda says he mainly collects stuff which touches his heart. When he buys something it doesn’t necessarily have to be of a world famous designer, he just has to like it. So Read more…


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NEW SPOT: SOHO HOUSE CHICAGO

August 21st, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re already a fan and member of the Soho House Group. This is their first property in Chicago.
  2. If you go to Pizza East everytime you’re in London: they’ve got one here too.
  3. If you love hotels with a stunning rooftop.

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NINO VIEJO BARCELONA

August 18th, 2014

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Let’s start this week with a world premiere! An inside look of Nino Viejo: the newest restaurant of Albert Adrià and Paco Méndez in Barcelona. Only open for two days when I went there for dinner on Friday and I want to shout it from the rooftops: you must go here when you’re in Barcelona! Vale, let’s start with a short introduction before I tell you about my experience. Albert Adrià is the brother of Ferran Adrià, the man behind the legendary El Bulli restaurant, and he is rapidly changing the Sant Antoni and Poble Sec neighborhoods into a gastonomic heaven. First there was restaurant Tickets, then Pakta, Bodega 1900 and now there’s this new Mexican kid on the block called Nino Viejo. In this last restaurant Adrià works together with chef Paco Méndez. Born in Mexico, worked for El Bulli and now he has the ambition to be the best Mexican restaurant in the world – outside Mexico. Nino Viejo means old child which means that we should never lose our young spirit: therefore there’s no stiff atmosphere in this taqueria style restaurant, but it’s rather loose and casual but with extremely high service. If you, for example, take Read more…


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BLITZ BARCELONA

August 14th, 2014

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From the same owners as Oval Barcelona comes the brand new Blitz Barcelona. Oval is a burger bar in l’Eixample and at Blitz they don’t focus on burgers, but on the most delicious sandwiches. From ‘normal’ ones to Frankfurter’s and Bikini’s. I’ve ordered a Bikini (croque monsieur) with jamon and cheese and it was really good. Can’t wait to try out more of the menu. Like the chicken sandwich or the one with tuna. If you don’t eat fish or meat they also have Read more…


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NEW SPOT: MINISTER CAFE POZNAN

August 13th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re looking for a good coffee place in Poznan.
  2. But they are also open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  3. To check out the beautiful interior inside – although they also have a terrace.

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NEW SPOT: BROERS & BRILLEN BELSELE

August 6th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you love (sun) glasses.
  2. If you’re driving from Antwerp to Gent: Belsele is a very small village close to the E17 highway.
  3. If you like the fact that two brothers (broer means brother in English) started this business.

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NEW SPOT: RUGEN BEACH HOUSE

August 5th, 2014

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3 reasons to stay at Rugen Beach House:

  1. If you want to stay in a Scandinavian style beach house on the biggest island of Germany, Rügen.
  2. If you want to be close to stunning nature. You can walk, sail, hike or just lie on the white sandy beach.
  3. If you like to stay in a house which is completely build of wood.

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BEST OF JULY 2014

August 1st, 2014

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And then suddenly it’s August again. Vacation time. In the statistics of Petite Passport I can see clearly that you’re in a holiday kind of mood. Oh boy, you were all looking at the most sunny destinations on my website. Ibiza, Mykonos, Comporta, the coast of Spain. They almost beat the big cities like Paris and London. Last month I shared my favorite addresses in Ibiza (like Beachouse, Cotton Beach Club, Experimental Beach Club and Tanis) and for the rest of the month I stayed in Read more…


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PRAKTIK VINOTECA BARCELONA

July 29th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you already like the other Praktik Hotels such as Praktik Rambla, Praktik Garden and Praktik Bakery in Barcelona and Praktik Metropol in Madrid. They are gonna open a new Praktik Hotel on October 30th.
  2. If you like wine. Praktik Vinoteca has a wine-theme: in the interior, but they also have wine tastings and a large terrace where you can try wines from famous Spain wineries.
  3. If you like to explore the l’Eixample district. They are really close to Toto, Cornelia & Co and Oval.

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