New spot

New and exciting. These places want you to pack your bags immediately in search for something new during your travels. The NEW SPOTS are my wish list of places I want to visit. And then I make a TRIED & TESTED out of it.

I hope to inspire you to travel the world!

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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FONDA MEXICAN FLINDERS LANE MELBOURNE

July 18th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you already like the other two Fonda Mexican’s in Melbourne (like this one). They’ve now opened a new one on Flinders Lane. Right in the middle of the city.
  2. If you love Mexican food and drinks.
  3. If you like the colorful interior.

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HOLIDAY HOMES PIET HEIN EEK DORDOGNE

July 17th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re looking for a restored holiday home in the Dordogne in France.
  2. If you like the fact that Dutch designer Piet Hein Eek designed the two houses.
  3. If you’re looking for nature, stillness and a bit of design for your next holiday.

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STORY RESTAURANT HELSINKI

July 10th, 2014

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3 reasons to go to Story in Helsinki:

  1. Not only the place looks stunning, the food is also good. Four of the best restaurateurs of Helsinki are behind it. One of them, Teemu Aura got a Michelinstar for his last restaurant (Grotesk).
  2. The interior is done by Joanna Laajisto, who also did the design for Bar & Co.
  3. Story is located in the Old Market Hall and offers wide views over the waterfront.

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NEW SPOT: KOYASAN GUESTHOUSE KOKUU

May 31st, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re a backpacker in search for an affordable place to stay with a beautiful design.
  2. If you’re exploring the Koyasan region: Koyasan is one of the most sacred mountains in Japan (around 2 hours from Osaka).
  3. If you simply like the stunning design of the guesthouse.

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NEW SPOT: ESSENCE GENT

May 30th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like raw food: Essence uses raw ingredients to make haute cuisine dishes.
  2. If you’re in Gent this month: Essence is a pop up restaurant and only open until June 30th.
  3. If you’re already a fan of clothing shop Rewind B.L.C.K. The staff is dressed in their creations.

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NEW SPOT: PNY OBERKAMPF PARIS

May 21st, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. Yes, yes, yes PNY opened a new burger restaurant in the up and coming Oberkampf district. And because the design at their bar at rue de Faubourg St Denis was already stunning, we have to visit PNY Oberkampf too ofcourse.
  2. If you love burgers with names like The Return of the Cowboy.
  3. If you like to discover the new Oberkampf district.

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NEW SPOT: MARIE STELLA MARIS ARCHIVES AMSTERDAM

May 20th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you already like their water-line. Last Friday Marie Stella Maris opened their first store in the center of Amsterdam.
  2. If you like to see their new care-line: 100 products for beauty and home. With a good cause: from every product you buy a percentage goes to clean water projects.
  3. If you’re thirsty: in the basement they have a small cafe where you can drink water, coffee or tea.

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NEW SPOT: CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI MALDIVES

April 29th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you want to follow in Kate & William’s footsteps. The Royal couple recently hired the Cheval Blanc Randheli for their holiday.
  2. If you are into a romantic getaway – this is definitely honeymoon material.
  3. If you like to eat: they have eight restaurants. And ofcourse a fantastic spa.

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NEW SPOT: THE DEAN PROVIDENCE

April 28th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re doing a roadtrip through Rhode Island and stop in Providence or you’re paying a visit to the Rhode Island School of Design: the Dean opened its doors april 4th and is a lovely place to stay.
  2. They have several kind of rooms: from suites to classy bunk rooms.
  3. Even if you don’t stay here you can visit their coffee bar, private karaoke bar, bar, biergarten or restaurant.

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