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The time we were asked to leave …

This past weekend, I visited London with the family and I was super excited to try Nopi, an Ottolenghi restaurant, because I had gotten the recommendation from a true foodie. After not getting a table at Sketch or Momo’s (where we wanted to go for afternoon tea), we decided to head to Nopi for cocktails in Soho instead. You guys know how much I love sharing amazing restaurants, hotels and other places with you, but unfortunately today’s reason for this post is a negative experience … Don’t get me wrong, the cocktails were absolutely delicious and the food looked amazing, plus I liked the interior a lot. However, the way we were treated is absolutely not o.k. in my opinion. Here’s what happened:

Nopi Ottolenghi Soho - Bikinis & Passports

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5 days of Detox Delight – a full review

After last night’s huge Christmas feast, I realized that I still owe you guys the second part of my 5-day Detox Delight review. Perfect timing, huh? For those just tuning in now, you can read about my motives to detox and the first 2 days HERE. For everyone else, let me sum it up in one short sentence: I’d do it again in a heart beat!
There has been a lot of controversy about “detoxing” and trust me, I’ve read articles both pro and con. I’ve done my research and decided for myself, that I personally wanted to try it and make up my own opinion. I am no scientist and by all means, I can not explain what exactly went on in my body during those 5 days. I do not know if toxins actually left my body, or if the liver and kidneys already do a good enough job. All I know is that I loved the results and felt amazing. Some people go on yoga retreats, others head to Las Vegas to wind down. Some like to treat themselves with a delicious burger or pizza, others detox. It is easy as that. Everyone gets to make their own decision on how they want to spend their time (or money) and treat their body. I decided to drink juices for 5 days together with my best friend, and guess what: I liked it.

Detox Delight Review - Bikinis & Passports

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HEALTHY LIVING: time to detox

Some of you may have already spotted a little detox-preview on my Instagram account (@vickyheiler), and so I thought it was time to give you a more detailed update after completing my first 2 days of nothing but liquids with Detox Delight. First things first: I know detoxing is experiencing a certain hype right now, and I know some of you are already sick of hearing about it. However, I am the kind of person that always needs to experience things in order to form an opinion. I don’t listen to judgements about other people, I try to get to know them. I don’t believe others when they say somethings doesn’t taste good, I like to try it myself. Naturally the same goes for detoxing!

Detox Delight Review Day 1 & 2 | Bikinis & Passports

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RECIPE: sweet potato & pumpkin soup with curry

Now that Fall is in full force, soups are on the menu a lot more at our home. It is one of my favorite go-to meals on chilly days and there are so many different options. Mike and I love a tomato creme soup with bruschetta for dinner or a hearty chicken soup when the nose is runny. A personal favorite of mine is pumpkin soup. To me, pumpkin is the essence of autumn (PSL, just sayin’) and it instantly makes you feel better on a cold and rainy day! Last week, I had a few leftovers in the fridge, including a bit of pumpkin, 1 sweet potato and 3 carrots. I tossed everything together with a side of paneer naan from take-out Indian the night before and the outcome was pretty amazing! Reason enough to share the recipe for my curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup with you guys, right? Enjoy!

recipe: curried sweet potato & pumpkin soup - Bikinis & Passports

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