TENERIFE – PART ONE

So we decided to start writing/blogging about traveling too. Enjoy!

Julia: I went to Tenerife last year in October and I loved it and I am going to let you know my journey now! So I am just going to tell you the things I did while I stayed on that beautiful island and if you want to know more details or information on some of these adventures/destinations comment down below and I will write another post!

Tenerife is famously a destination for a great holiday in the sun but if you’re looking for your next adventure Tenerife can cater for that too. Although the island might seem like a place of mass tourism and ‘standard’ holidays there are actually many different ways to enjoy a holiday in this balmy Spanish paradise. While people flock to the island every year to enjoy the sunshine why not try a different angle and go to the island to see the stars…

The flight to Tenerife was totally okay and the airport is kind of really big which I didn’t expect. We landed at the afternoon and the ride to our hotel located in Playa de las Americas took us ca. 30 min. In the evening we went to the beach and it was already dark but it was so relaxing and beautiful with all the lights and restaurants along the beach.

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Day 1:

On our first day we just explored Playa de las Americas and the beach to get some sun. Cliched tourist tat and tired streets have been replaced with designer labels and Bougainvillea-lined walkways. The beach full of tanned people laying there to get even more sun but you have to enjoy the view of that clear blue water and the black sand.

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Day 2:

We rent a car and drove around the whole island. The road is beautiful and really adventurous.

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We just followed the highway along the coast to the north and watched the amazing rare countryside. On the right side was the ocean and on the left side we could see the unexpected high mountains and dormant volcanoes. We arrived at Santa Cruz de Tenerife but just drove through the capital city of Tenerife and reached the number one beach of the best beaches on the island. To take better pictures we stopped at a panorama view ‘platform’.

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This was the view on the other side of the ‘platform’.

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It was really artsy there with a lot of graffiti also worth seeing.

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After all the views to the ocean and the beach my dad drove up into the hills, the national park and the little villages which were along the street till we reached the mercedes forest. There are plenty small and cute villages. So veer away from the beach where time stands still, palm trees sway and whitewashed cottages remain well white. Being backed by mountains and surrounded by pine and fir trees till the mercedes forest and the jungle vibes reach your mind. The lush landscape is truly the stuff of fairytale with ancient twisted trees stretching their fingers towards the sky and gnarled roots that criss-cross above the ground. It has such a wild vibe and you actually think you are in a jungle. It was kind of really cold up there and foggy too as you can see at my pictures.

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Enough impressions for that day so we went back to our hotel. Our hotel was located at the beach so we had to walk like 2 min to the beach which was really cool. Our hotel room, the hotel area and the pool were really cool but I never went into the pool because we were always on the go to explore the island which was definitely better than laying on the pool all day like the other hotel guests did it which I could not understand. I travel to see new cultures, meet other people, go on adventures and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

Day 3:

Our goal for this day was to stroll around Pico de Teide. We first went up the hills into the Teide National Park. The view to the vulcano was just breathtaking! You felt like in the desert. The sky was blue and the sun was out. A unique landscape of craters, volcanoes and rivers of petrified lava surrounding the impressive silhouette of Teide Volcano that stands at 3.718 m. above sea level. You will be surprised by the diversity of Las Cañadas del Teide taken aback by its huge rivers of petrified lava and impressed by the eroded rocks and colossal dimensions of this mineral chaos. The contrast of the blue sky and the black rocks is amazing and so intensive. That was my favourite day!

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My biggest question was: Are you in America or really in Tenerife? The landscape reminds me so much of the USA! The national park helps you get away from the idea that Tenerife is just beach and sun. You definitely won’t regret visiting!

Part two is coming soon!

~Julia & Melli

REVIEW TENERIFE

We decided to start writing/blogging about traveling. Here is a little review of what is coming up.

Julia: I went to Tenerife last year in October and here are some of my million pictures I took while I was there.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Nationalpark El Teide (on a cloudy day)

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Playa de las Americas

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Whale

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Our Hotel

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Playa de las Teresitas

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A view to the mountains

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On the way to Pico del Teide

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The black sand

On the road

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~Julia & Melli

L’AMOUR FOU

L’amour fou is french and means something like crazy love! Why crazy love? Because we love this outfit. What is better on a wonderful snow day than to grab your favourite jacket and to proudly walk through the winter wonderland?! May some of you don’t like snow or the cold but just let your grouchy mood in your wardrobe and bring out your favourite outfit and your beloved jacket. Snow is great above all you can work with a lot of contrasts!

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If you’re looking to break out of your black or camel coat and jacket rut we highly recommend giving green a try like we did. This is such a girly and cute outfit you can wear everywhere! We really adore it!

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The coat is really conspicuous so we chose more natural and dark colors to focus on that super pretty jacket.

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As our green coat so warm, cozy and with a unique lightness. Suitable for the city and perfect for frequent trips. An elegant and stylish piece that will turn heads.
What do you think?

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Coat – Next

Scarf – Necklush (not the same)

Skirt – House of Fraser (not the same)

High Knee Socks – Asos

Shoes – BLOG POST “CHIC IN BLACK & WHITE”

~ Julia & Melli

GUEST POST: A LOOK IN A BLOGGERS BAG

Is there anything different in what a blogger carries around vs what everyone else carries around? I’m not sure, but I’ll be showing you what I carry around on the daily and let you be the judge of that.

Enjoy!

  1. My notebook; I always have a notebook with me, wether it’s to sketch or to write, I leave the home without something to write in.
  2. Earphones; I’m pretty sure everyone carries around earphones, am I right? I usually have one pair in my pocket and one pair in my bag. I am currently in love with SudioSweden’s earphones, they look gorgeous and they have amazing sound as well!
  3. Polaroid camera; to be honest I don’t even take that many pictures with my polaroid camera, simply because it can get quite expensive. But still, I always have it on me, because I do not want to run into something beautiful and miss the opportunity to have an amazing shot.
  4. A book; in total I spend about 15 to 20 hours weekly travelling by train, tram or underground so having something to read is a total must for me.
    ( I am currently reading ‘I was here’, totally recommend it! )
  5. A watch; now this might be a weird one, and I don’t think this is necessarily something that bloggers carry around, it’s probably just me. There’s a 99% chance that you will find a watch in my bag for various reasons; 1. you’re not allowed to wear a watch during exams so I will drop it in my bag and most likely forget about it & 2. by leaving my watch in my bag when I take it off I can not forget it at home the next day.
  6. My iPhone; I don’t think there’a lot of explaining needed for this one… I mostly use it to talk to friends and family, take pictures, and to see wether my train/underground is on time or not (more often not..)
  7. Random stuff; a water bottle (stay hydrated kids!), painkillers, deodorant, hair ties, etc.

Shop shop shop:
– Notebook here
– Earphones here
( you can use my code ‘perfecttsoull’ for a discount!)
– Polaroid camera here
– Book here
– Watch here
– Phone case ; unfortunately not being sold anymore, sorry!

What do you carry around on the daily? Let me us know below! x

I just want to give a big thanks to Julia and Melli for writing a guest post for me and letting me write one for them, it’s been a great experience and I look forward to working with the two of you again! 

Thank you so much for writing a guest post for our blog! You guys should definitely check her out. Lotte has an amazing blog called perfecttsoull.com! We are looking forward to work with you again too.

SNOWY DAY

Happy New Year! May every day of the new year glow with good cheer and happiness for you and your family.

The first post in the new year!

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A snow day is a snow day. And if you’re anything like us that means it’s a day that magically transports you back to your childhood to a time when you got to spend your day throwing snowballs, creating snow angels and building snow igloos.

We pieced together a stylish winter-proof outfit that can withstand the snow, the cold and frankly any cold-weather activity.

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Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can’t have as much fun getting dressed as you did during the warmer months and look just as stylish!

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In fact as much as we love sundresses the endless layering possibilities that come with the chill of winter kick the sartorial part of our brain into high gear.

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But hey! With winter comes cheery things like hot cocoa and crackling fires. But nothing defines the season of snow, sleet and rain quite like chilly weather – and the bundled up, hyper-layered outfits that follows!

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Coat – H&M

Bag – Debenhams (not the same)

Pants – H&M

Shoes – Timberland (not the same)

 

~ Julia & Melli