Stunning Rome on old school film

Hi everyone, long time no speak! I’m currently in a “just keep working” mode where I know I only have a couple of weeks left before I leave for Indonesia. Amidst all the planning, booking, packing and long hours at work I haven’t prioritised the blog one bit. I know Ellie is swamped with uni assignments at the moment so CC hasn’t really been on her radar either. Whoops! Anyway, I intend to drown you all in a flood of amazing pictures from Indo once I get down there. I apologise in advance for the jealousy I may cause. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a few shots I got developed from my trip to Rome back in September.

I’ll be honest and say that I didn’t love Rome, at least not nearly as much as Florence. It was just a bit too touristy for my liking and my expectations might have been a bit too high. Me for example, I was over excited for the food, which ended up just being ok most of the time. This might have just been us not hitting up the right spots though. Nonetheless we had a good time and did find a few good places in the end. And despite the tourist overload I can’t deny that Rome is a stunning city, with some incredible architecture.

Speak soon, with travel content overload!

Emilie x

Favourite Milan Spots and shots

We’re back with another Milan post! Don’t hate us haha, it will probably be the last one. Besides we felt we had to share some of our favourite spots (and shots) with you guys.

For all our fashionistas, 10 Corso Como  is a must. The place was created as a living magazine and stocks a wide selection of the worlds best designers all in one place. Carefully selected items makes this a popular spot for fashion editors and high end shopaholics. Or like us, people who love a good browse for inspiration. It is surrounded by a highly instagrammable garden full of green plants and black metal details, so even if fashion isn’t your thing, you should stop by to take in the serenity.

Despite being the main tourist traps  of Milan you have to check out the Duomo and Galleria Vittorio de Emanuele II. They’re right next to each other so you can kill two birds with one stone and do them in one afternoon. In the same “square” there is also Museo de Novecento which gives a great view of the duomo as well as a good dose of culture.  After being cultured for the day head to Dry  for a seriously good pizza.

Like we said before, we stayed in an AirBnB in the area Isola which is located in the northern part of Milan. Isola ended up being one of our favourite areas with cafes like Type, MoMo and DeusCafe. The incredible gelato and waffle place Le Botteghe di Leonardo, was our go-to for a late night treat.

That’s it for now. Ciao Bellas, hope you’ve enjoyed these Milan posts!
Let us know if there is anything in particular you would like to see on there in the coming posts.

Ellie & Emilie x

Milano Eats: Deus Cafe

When we were in Milan we stayed in the area called Isola and quickly discovered it was a gem of a place. Hidden away in the streets are adorable cafes and quirky bars and restaurants. One of them being Deus Cafe. We stumbled upon it on our first day and I was of course drawn to it because of the connection to the Deus cafe I used to go to in Bali. This one was a bit different but with the same cool vibe and atmosphere. They serve a variety of lunch and dinner dishes as well as brunch on the weekend, yummy smoothies and drinks.

Highly recommend a visit if you’re in the area, even if it is just for a glass of red wine and a peek at the venue.

Emilie x

Danish Veggie Boost

I’ve just returned home from a weekend in Aarhus, Denmark visiting my oldest sister and her two adorable little girls and whilst I was there I had to make a quick visit to Cafe Ganefryd  (not really translatable but if I had to try I’d say it’s something like “mouth rejoice”). It’s a 100% eco/organic cafe serving healthy vegetarian and vegan food, including amazing burgers and incredible sweet treats. I went back purely to get their veggie burger and it did not disappoint. I went once last year when I visited, that’s where the pictures are from – hence why there are fries in the background. Those fries are an entirely different story – definitely not healthy but oh-so-good. Get them from Haute Friture.

Needless to say, if you ever find yourself in Aarhus, you should definitely stop buy and grab a burger (and fries, cus life is all about that balance). As for the city, I actually prefer Aarhus to Copenhagen as it’s a bit less crowded and touristy, and has a bit more charm to it yet has just as good shopping, sightseeing and food 🙂 So now you know where to go for your next Danish visit.

Emilie x

Manchester Eats: Federal Cafe & Bar

If you love brunch like we do, Manchester is a city to visit.

There is a multitude of cafes and restaurants to satisfy your brunch needs, (sweet and savoury!) – especially in the Northern Quarter where you can find Federal Cafe & Bar. We discovered Federal a couple years ago and have treated ourselves to brunch there many times since. Whether you’re in the mood for smashed avocado and eggs, or you’ve got a sweet tooth for french toast, you will be more than satisfied with their menu. (And the coffee is great too which is a huge plus!) In the week the atmosphere is very chilled, however, be prepared to wait for a table at the weekends – trust us though, it’s worth it!

The Breakfast Bowl Bonanza

It might be a little overdone by now, especially in the online world, but I couldn’t not add my personal breakfast smoothie bowl recipe to the mix. It is super easy, cheap and doesn’t involve excessive amounts of bananas or superfood ingredients that you know you should eat, but don’t know why.

You will need

– 1 banana

– A handful or two of frozen berries/fruit of your choice

( I highly recommend the following combinations: raspberries and mango, blueberries and raspberries, pineapple and strawberries)

– A splash of almond or coconut milk

(or water works, but might make it a bit more “bland”)

And that’s it.

If you want to add some more fancy to your bowl, throw in some chia seeds, shredded coconut, coconut oil or even a spoon of nut butter. And if you do have any superfood powders – go crazy and add that! Top with whatever you want. I usually do granola, chia seeds, coconut and whatever fruits or berries I have on hand.

Really though, the blend works just as well as a smoothie through a straw (add some more liquid for it to be easily drinkable) as it does in a bowl with toppings.

Enjoy, fellow brekkie bowlers!