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NEW SPOT: ABCYOU VALENCIA

January 29th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re looking for a beautiful b&b in the center of Valencia. Close to Dulce de Leche.
  2. If you like the fact that it’s owned by a young Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: FEDERAL CAFE MADRID

January 25th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The location and the healthy breakfast. The owners of Federal Cafe are from Australia and they decided to open a cafe named after a village in Australia in the Sant Antoni district in Barcelona. That was an area where hardly anything happened (hotspot-wise) during that time, but by bringing the Australian atmosphere, good coffee and a fine rooftop to the area Federal Cafe became an instant hit. And nowadays it’s an area where other great spots just like Taranna, Cometa and Ido do Balear also opened their doors. When they were looking for a place to touch down in Madrid they also wanted to chose an upcoming area. And they found a place Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: DRAY MARTINA MADRID

January 24th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The beautiful interior. Maybe you’ve remembered my visit to the Madrid in Love pop up store in 2012 (if not, see the review here)? Well the same creative team who organized that event is behind the interior and design of Dray Martina. A lovely cafe in the area called Las Salesas (close to other cool spots like Do Design, Pez en Malababa). When you enter Dray Martina you’ll first find a bar on your left where you can sit down later during the day for a dry martini or another drink. What caught my eye Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: MR FRANK MADRID

January 23rd, 2014

Mr Frank

Most striking feature:

They sure know what to do with pallets and it looks pretty good too. Mr Frank is a fairly new restaurant which is located in a quiet street South of the Gran Via. You will find the restaurant on the first floor and downstairs they have a bar. They are open for lunch (a menu del dia for 9,50! Not bad at all. A menu del dia is a three-course-menu with a drink for lunch), drinks and dinner. I’ve tried their Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: MALABABA MADRID

January 22nd, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The green interior. Malababa isn’t exactly a new address, but when I got there I still was pleasantly surprised by the modern interieur. It looks like a theme in Madrid to bring the garden inside (see also my posts of restaurant Ana la Santa and Blanca 6). That, in combination with the raw walls, een old door that now serves as a table and some small vintage tables makes this shop special. But what Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: BLANCA 6 MADRID

January 21st, 2014

Blanca 6

Most striking feature:

The wooden table with plants above it. Blanca 6 is located on the street Blanca de Navarra and on number 6, so the name is easy to explain. It’s close to Bar Tomate. Blanca 6 is open for lunch and dinner and then remains open for anyone who wants to go there for a drink. On the menu I see salads, burgers, hummus and Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: ANA LA SANTA MADRID

January 20th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The lush green interior. They really brought the outside inside the ME Madrid. You may remember that famous hotel on the plaza Santa Ana with a stunning rooftop? When I first went to Madrid in 2008 I went there with my sister to drink cocktails and watch the beautiful view from The Roof. But now, six years later, we don’t have to go up, because Ana la Santa Madrid has opened the doors on the ground floor. A beautiful restaurant designed by Sandra Tarruella Interioristas, just like Luzi BombonThe doors opened Read more…


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MADRID WEEK ON PETITE PASSPORT

January 20th, 2014

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This week it’s all about the newest spots in the capital of Spain: Madrid! Just like last time (in 2012) I stayed at Praktik Metropol because it is not only a beautiful hotel, but the location couldn’t get better. On the Gran Via. Close to all the coolest spots in Madrid. If you’re planning a trip to Madrid make sure to go to the area called Malasana (where you will also find concept store Do Design): definitely the place where the cool things are happening. Federal Cafe opened its doors in Madrid after Read more…


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I’M GOING TO MADRID, ANY TIPS?

January 15th, 2014

I'm going to Madrid

I’ve started the new year with Tried & Tested’s in Amsterdam (Hotel Dwars and Misc Store), Overveen (Pizza Revolution) Rotterdam (Nhow Hotel) and Nijmegen (de Meesterproef) and the next couple of days I will explore Madrid. The last time I was there was in 2012 and there are so many cool new addresses that I hope to inspire you with a new trip to the capital of Spain! 

Join me on Instagram and travel with me in my digital suitcase: www.instagram.com/petitepassport 

If you have any recommendations Read more…


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NEW SPOT: PRAKTIK HOTEL BAKERY BARCELONA

January 6th, 2014

Praktik Hotel Bakery

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you love the Praktik Hotels just as much as I do (read my reviews of Praktik Garden, Praktik Rambla and Praktik Metropol here): they are gonna open a new one in April called Praktik Hotel Bakery.
  2. If you want to stay at a superb location. This Praktik is Read more…

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