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TRAVEL: a day at the (malibu) farm.

Malibu Farm, Breakfast at the Malibu Pier | Bikinis & Passports

The weather in L.A. is not always as sunny as you’d expect it to be. Especially in May and June, the famous “June Gloom” makes an appearance. While the inland areas are nothing but blue skies, the coastal area can get pretty foggy and gloomy in the mornings due to the marine layer clouds moving in from the Pacific.

However, that didn’t stop us from having an amazing time down by the water….

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TRAVEL: breakfast & lunch in Paris

healthy breakfast & lunch in Paris: Marcelle | Bikinis & Passports

If you visit Paris, the typical croissant and café au lait is more or less obligatory at some point during your trip, but for most days, I personally prefer a bowl of granola with almond milk, eggs and avocado toast or porridge. Luckily, there are plenty of amazing options for a healthy breakfast & lunch in Paris! By now, SEASON Paris has become a real favorite (especially on Instagram during Fashion Week) and Ob-La-Di is great for a quick coffee or breakfast….

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the city escape.

Heuriger Schwein und Wein Purbach Kloster am Spitz | Bikinis & Passports

Even though I love the perks of living in a city like Vienna, I also love leaving the city behind every once in a while. During summer, Mike and I like to explore the countryside around Vienna. Wachau, Kremstal, Burgenland, … all of those areas that are within an hour’s drive are beyond beautiful and known wine regions with have great food to be discovered. Last night we met up with friends by the Neusiedler See for dinner at the Heuriger Schwein und Wein in Purbach (translates to “pig and wine”)….

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best brunch spots in Barcelona.

TRAVEL: best brunch spots in Barcelona | Bikinis & Passports

In terms of food, Barcelona definitely has a lot to offer. Aside from the obligatory tapas and paella, there are also plenty of stylish supper clubs and some amazing places to brunch. Since we wanted to enjoy the pool at our hotel in the afternoons, we usually ventured out in the morning for some breakfast and explored the city afterwards for a few hours. The perfect agenda, if you ask me….

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