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Carmel is known for its beaches, food and art galleries. But Carmel (and the adjacent town Monterey) is also home to many vine yards, wineries and tasting rooms. That is why we went wine tasting in Carmel when we enjoyed a lovely getaway last weekend! Ag Venture Tours & Consulting is the best and oldest guided tour company in the area and is Central California's leader in educational tours since...

Lovers, adventure seekers, wine addicts and shopaholics! I found you the perfect place to visit in California. As well as the perfect hotel, which is always playing a big part of turning your weekend-getaway into a success! So if you love tasting wine, beautiful beaches, art, restaurants and shopping, you have to visit Carmel. Carmel is a wonderfully romantic town on the west coast of California. It is only 2 hours...

One of the first places that caught my eye when I did my Instagram research for places to visit in Seattle, was Saint Helens Cafe (click here to visit their website). With its lovely interior and delicious food that is so well presented, it was very hard to miss. Saint Helens is an American style brasserie located along the Burke Gilman trail in the upcoming Laurelhurst neighbourhood of Seattle. When...

So when my husband asked me whether I wanted to go to Seattle, the answer was simple. This city had been on top of my bucket list for a long time, so I was very excited to finally go there. And when I asked my best friend 'Google' to find me a 'romantic boutique hotel', Hotel Ändra in Seattle popped up. This hotel has the best location, had the best reviews...

I secretly have a great weakness for cocktails. And the west-coast is facilitating this love very well! Now with the holidays coming up, I wanted to make sure that I can make an impression on my guests. I was therefore super excited to go to popular Hot Stove Society (click here) last Friday, which is located in the beautiful Hotel Andra in Downtown Seattle. It is a year-round cooking...

For authentic cocktails, mouthwatering food and a great portion of romance, you should visit The Carlile Room in Seattle. As my husband and I are real foodies, we got the recommendation from several people to visit a Tom Douglas Restaurant, who is an icon in Seattle. He has 30 restaurants in total and a cooking school. As we love vibrant places with good food and a warm atmosphere, we picked this restaurant,...

It is not often that you find a little gem that is just too cute to put down in words! Last weekend we visited the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek in Mendocino, an amazing hotel located on the coastline of Northern California. On Sunday we went for a walk over the cliffs of the little town itself. However, all of the sudden it started pouring rain. At first I thought that I...

Last weekend we experienced the most romantic getaway along the Californian Coast line! We escaped the everyday life by staying at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek & Spa, just 5 minutes away from the historic town Mendocino. After we drove all the way up on Highway One and stopped for oysters along the coast, we arrived at this amazing scenic Oceanside hotel in the afternoon. The innkeeper most kindly...

This Los Angeles travel diary shows you all about what I wore, what I ate, & where I stayed during the best birthday weekend ever! Two weeks ago I turned 29 years old and my husband decided that we had to celebrate big! He therefore surprised me with a birthday weekend in Los Angeles which city is only a 6 hours drive from San Francisco. Los Angeles Travel Diary The party started on Friday night, when...

Ohhhh, how I love roses, champagne and birthdays!! They all came together last Saturday at The Ivy restaurant in West Hollywood. It is the most colourful restaurant I have ever been. There were bright coloured roses everywhere and we were welcomed with a glass of champagne. And after we sat down at our romantic table on the beautiful flowery terrace, the scones arrived with fresh marmalade and butter. For a second I...

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