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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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34 | Categories: Restaurants, Travels

TRAVELS: Blue Marlin Ibiza

My favorite part of our vacation in Ibiza were the lazy days spent at beach clubs. The atmosphere is very special. It’s a weird mix between total relaxation and party. The two usually don’t really go together, but at the beach clubs on Ibiza they do. You lounge on huge day beds while sipping on sangria, occasionally dipping into the ocean and napping in between. Everyone is super laidback and you quickly get to know the people around you.
Originally we had reservations for Blue Marlin Ibiza on Sunday, which supposedly is the best day to go there. Unfortunately it rained all day, so we rescheduled for Tuesday – which ended up being perfect! Even though it was already a little less crowded since the season was coming to an end, we had such a fun and relaxing afternoon. The water is crystal clear and perfect for a little swim in the sun, the food was delicious, the music good and the sangria yummy. Can’t wait to go back next year!

Blue Marlin Ibiza

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13 | Categories: Food & Drinks, Party, Restaurants, Summer, Travels

TRAVELS: Formentera & 10Punto7 Beach Club

During our getaway to Ibiza, one of the things that was at the very top of my to-do list was a visit to Formentera, a beautiful little Island, located just a quick 1 hour ferry ride from Evissa town. Originally, we actually wanted to book a hotel there, but our choice of hotel was completely booked due to a yoga retreat, so we decided on a day-trip instead. Unfortunately the weather was kind of mixed all week, and we kept waiting for the perfect day. When we knew it wouldn’t come, we went ahead and took the trip anyway. Since our hotel on Ibiza was fairly up north, we took the ferry from Cala Pada, with a quick stop an San Eulalia, which takes about 1.5 hours (slightly longer than from Evissa). The price is 32€ per person round trip, which we thought was totally ok.

Formentera & 10Punto7 Beach Club - Bikinis & Passports

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3 | Categories: Food & Drinks, Restaurants, Summer, Travels

TRAVELS: Cotton Beach Club, Ibiza

One of the places that was at the very top of my to-do list for Ibiza was the Cotton Beach Club located above the beautiful Cala Tarida. I had seen the restaurant on various Instagram accounts after the Blogger Bazaar trip to Ibiza, and Anne of Les Attitudes also wrote about it earlier this Summer. With an interior kept all in white and an extensive Sushi menu, it was a personal must-try for me. Even though it was a cloudy and rainy day when we stopped by for lunch, it was beautiful none-the-less! The water of Cala Tarida is stunning and the food was delicious. Not to mention the Sangria de Cava, which Mike and I both decided was the best we had all week. But also the strongest …
If you are ever in Ibiza, I can definitely recommend lunch or cocktails at the beautiful Cotton Beach Club!

Cotton Beach Club - Cala Tarida, Ibiza | Bikinis & Passports

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12 | Categories: Food & Drinks, Restaurants, Travels