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slingbacks.

Chanel Slingback Shoes - Paris in Rome Pre-Fall 2016 | Bikinis & Passports

New Chanel slingback shoes are one way to do Mondays – and all of a sudden Mondays become pretty awesome. After finally deciding to return the floral Gucci bag, I stopped by Chanel on my way to the grocery store after a doctor’s appointment today. Little did I know that the last pair of tweed and velvet slingbacks in my size were waiting for me … of course I couldn’t go home without them!…

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OUTFIT: on the court.

OUTFIT: on the court | Bikinis & Passports

While I would love to pretend that my incredible basketball skills are the reason I ended up on a basketball court to shoot today’s sporty look, I have to admit that I was usually amongst the first to strike out when we played h.o.r.s.e. (= every time you miss the hoop you collect a letter, the first one to spell out the word is the loser) back in the days when we lived in California and my brother had a basketball hoop that kept the whole cul-de-sac entertained….

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about blondies & brownies.

John Frieda #blondemeetsbrunette | Bikinis & Passports

John Frieda and I go way back – back to my mom’s shower circa 15 years ago. Back then, we lived in California and I went to Junior Lifeguards camp during the Summer. I have never minded my brown hair, but all of a sudden I was surrounded by lots of blonde surfer girls with perfect beach waves that made me crave sun-bleached hair. So I did a bit of research and quickly ended up with my mom’s “Sheer Blonde” shampoo and conditioner….

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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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