July 7th, 2014


Last November I went to Paris and stayed at the beautiful Hôtel Paradis. A hotel in an upcoming neighborhood where I slept in a room that really felt like home. From the cozy lobby with the beautiful sofa to the great big bed in my room. The interior, done by Dorothée Meilichzon is stunning! I got a lot of response from people who have been there and they all enjoyed it just as much as I did. With the biggest compliment that it is the ideal base to discover the city – because you are so close to le Marais, Canal Saint Martin, as well as spots like Paris New York hamburgers and Cafe Le Pinson II. In short: a must if you go to Paris!

And the good news is that we’ve (Hôtel Paradis and Petite Passport) teamed up so that you can win a weekend in this wonderful hotel! A weekend in August so you can soak up the beautiful summer days in Paris and after that you can enjoy one of the unique rooms in the hotel – or that beautiful sofa in the lobby with one of the books the owner buys at Ofr. But nobody is stopping you if you want to stay in the room for the weekend. Can you already imagine being there? (Want to read more about Hôtel Paradis, see my Tried & Tested review here)

To win this weekend at Hôtel Paradis for 2 persons it’s very easy: Read more…



June 2nd, 2014


Congratulations Georgie Hyatt and her friend Kerryn Griffin who just won a weekend in Praktik Bakery in Barcelona!

Thanks for all your inspiring comments on Instagram and Facebook in order to win this fantastic weekend in the Praktik Bakery Hotel.

Thank you Praktik Hotels for this great contest! x Pauline  Read more…

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May 26th, 2014


Since my first post in January about the opening of the new Praktik Hotel, Praktik Bakery was directly one of the most popular posts on Petite Passport and after publishing the Tried & Tested report, with a review and pictures of the hotel, when it opened in April I got a lot of enthusiastic reactions of people who booked a room at Praktik Bakery for their next trip to Barcelona. I can honestly say that it’s already the most popular hotel of 2014, the new it-hotel.

What’s the sex-appeal of Praktik Bakery? Well first of all: a lot of travellers had a real good experience at other Praktik Hotels like Praktik Rambla, Praktik Garden (both in Barcelona) or Praktik Metropol in Madrid. You will stay in a beautiful, yet affordable, designed hotel in a super central location in the city. There’s free wifi, a good shower, door hangers with a unique design and every hotel has a spacious rooftop terrace – except for Praktik Bakery which has an even better in-house bakery selling home-made breads and cakes (it always smells good) which you can eat in their in-house cafe.

Together with Praktik Bakery we’ve made a fantastic, fabulous and very exiting contest. One of the readers on Petite Passport is gonna win a weekend at Praktik Bakery in Barcelona! Imagine Praktik Bakery is your home-away-from-home – you will have a good night of sleep, enjoy your morning coffee with a freshly baked croissant in the cafe and be the first to visit the famous La Pedrera (almost next to the hotel) or the shops on the Paseo de Gracia.

To win this weekend at Praktik Bakery Barcelona for 2 persons it’s very easy: Read more…

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December 9th, 2013


Thanks for all your inspiring comments on Instagram in order to win an Incase Roller suitcase worth 249 euro. And oh boy, I wish I was this suitcase so I could travel with all of you to all those lovely destinations like Paris, New Zealand and Uruguay.

There’s one lucky reader who’s gonna take this beautiful Incase suitcase with her on her next trip to Sydney. Because Read more…

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December 3rd, 2013


As you may know I’m a big fan of Incase products. I use their iPhone case, protect my laptop with the Eley Kishimoto sleeve and since a few weeks I’m travelling with the Incase Hardshell Roller. It’s not only beautiful from the outside with the brightly colored wheels, but it has a very clever interior too. Made for people who like to travel with their mobile devices. There’s room for your Macbook Pro, iPad and all the plugs connected to those devices. The big advantage is that if you’re going through airport security you don’t have to open the whole suitcase to get your laptop out of it, because you can open the front zipper and you can easily slide your electronic devices out of it. Have you seen the pictures I took in the Ace Hotel London and on my way to Paris? See here and here. I can’t wait to go on my next trip with my roller.

Together with Incase Benelux we’ve made a contest for every design savvy traveller. One of the readers here on Petite Passport is soon gonna travel in style with this Incase Roller (worth 249 euro). No more packing problems because it holds all your clothes for a citytrip (and you can make the suitcase even bigger when you decide to empty a lovely concept store) and all your devices. Incase started with making the coolest iPhone cases and is now making digital life better through good design via cool bags, sleeves and cases. Like this Roller. Wanna see more of it? Check out this video.

To win this beautiful Incase Roller you’ll have to:  Read more…



November 11th, 2013


Thank you for all your touching, enthusiastic and original comments last week in order to win a stay at The One and Only Bedroom at Hôtel Droog in Amsterdam.

One lucky reader is gonna enjoy the One and Only Bedroom to its fullest. Waking up in between the most beautiful design items of Droog Design, gazing out over Amsterdam while drinking a cup of coffee on Read more…

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November 5th, 2013

Win a stay at Hôtel Droog Amsterdam

This contest is now closed. You can see the winner here.

At the historical centre of Amsterdam, you will find a hospitality experience like no other. Hôtel Droog is a place where you can come for a drink, a bite to eat, exclusive shopping, exhibitions, beauty advice, a stroll in the garden, a lecture series, or even a bed for the night. Featuring the Droog Store, Gallery, Dining Room, Fairy Tale Garden, Beauty at Cosmania, Fashion at Kabinet, Products at Weltevree, collaborations with concept store Merci, and the one and only Bedroom, Hôtel Droog is definitely a place you can’t miss when you’re in Amsterdam.

If you’ve been to Hôtel Droog you have seen all those amazing spaces, except one. I’m talking about the One and Only Bedroom. Only accessible for guests and a heaven for design freaks like myself. The whole penthouse (with bedroom, bathroom with bath, kitchen and living room) is decorated with items of Droog Design. From the Lounge of Layers by Katrin Greiling to the Christien Meindertsma pouf. You will have a view over the rooftops of Amsterdam and you can log in to their free wifi system to upload a picture to share your amazing experience.

Together with Droog Design we’ve made a fantastic, fabulous and very exciting contest. One of the readers of Petite Passport is gonna stay one night at the One and Only Bedroom in Amsterdam! Imagine walking up the stairs and opening the doors to your Droog Design Home for one night. Sitting on that beautiful couch, sleeping underneath the cotton sheets and waking up with a coffee on that big table.

To win this amazing stay at the One and Only Bedroom of Hôtel Droog in Amsterdam for 2 persons including breakfast, you’ll have to:  Read more…



June 23rd, 2013


Thanks for all your touching comments. It’s so hard to choose a winner when all the reactions are so kind. Ofcourse you all want to stay at the beautiful Shelter 7 but what I also like to read were all those positive things about Gent. I’m also a big fan of that city in Belgium. 

But you are reading this post because you want to know who the winner is. Well there’s only one of them. And this lucky reader is gonna stay one night at Shelter 7 and check out Gent ofcourse. The winner is… Read more…

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June 17th, 2013


Shelter 7 is a beautiful place to stay in the center of Gent. It’s not an ordinary hotel, because you’re the only one sleeping there. Call it your own design home with three stories and a beautiful terrace. I had the chance to stay there in December and was really impressed. In every corner of the house you will find inspiration. From the books in the living room to the Aesop soap in the small kitchen. And from the Llotllov lamp above the bed to the concrete bathroom. And the location is perfect: right in the middle of the city. Close to the most amazing shops and restaurants.

And the good thing is: you can win a night in Shelter 7!  Read more…



June 10th, 2013


Thanks for all of your enthusiastic comments. It’s clear you love the new Hotel V Nesplein and want to stay there as soon as possible to enjoy the suite and Amsterdam ofcourse. 

There’s only one winner. One lucky reader who is gonna stay at one of their suites – and maybe crash on this couch in the lobby after a full day of discovering the city. The winner is… Read more…

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