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The perfect staycation spent village hopping around Girona, Catalonia. The autumn atmosphere is definitely in the air and I am loving every single second of it. We visited Gala and Salvador Dali’s castle in Pubol (he gifted her the castle) and of course Peratallada – arguably the most beautiful Catalan town – my all time favorite especially during the fall months.

“Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron, and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies.” -Sharon Kay Penman

XO, J

Tossa del Mar.

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Beautiful day spent driving along the curves of dreamy Catalonia coastal highway to a quiet hidden beach (required some hike and an adventurous spirit). And I was instantly in love with absolutely everything. The stunning view and tranquility of the surroundings away from busy Barcelona center full of tourists. Needless to say I will be back very soon.

Check out this MAP that shows you all the good beaches to go (I recommend a nice day trip with car) and maybe you will find me there…in my salty hair and glowing flashing skin form that is 🙂

xo, J

 

Diary from Peñíscola.

I have to admit – I am guilty of committing to spontaneous decision for weekend getaways, regardless of going out of Spain to other countries or simply taking a train hour away to another pueblo. What can I say? The wanderlust is REAL. In this particular case, it only took a hour of googling, two hours of convincing, making a check list and some collective packing here and there, a day later I was on my way. I had the opportunity to travel to Peñíscola, a beautiful beach town/province located in the Valencia community. The breathtaking ocean view of Costa del Azahar was what made it feels instantly a Mediterranean holiday. 

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La Casa de las Conchas – House of Seashells

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The beautiful Peniscola beach

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Dios Esta Bien hostel.

The hostel we chose for the stay had the coziest terrace space, tastiest breakfast, and quite possibly one of the best coffee I’ve ever had in Spain thus far. Centrally located and walking distance from everything Peniscola has to provide. The international hosts are extremely friendly and helpful with anything we needed. I highly recommend this place if you are ever visiting this town!

 

For a quick fix of cocktail or fruity alcohol beverages, make sure to head down to MUVA Beach for an impeccable view and relax atompshere for a sit & sip.

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Hope this post inspired you to take a small weekend trip away from the tedious ordinary routine that is life, and find enjoyment within details and a brand new view.

 

xo, J

Van Loon.

 

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Spending an amazingly torpid afternoon visiting one of the many museums alongside Amsterdam canal with my travelling buddy. We didn’t go into it with any expectation at all and needless to say, it was worth every penny…incredibly beautiful and tranquil. Everything from the exquisite details of each room to the intricate decor of the comprehensive styles from the Far East during the Golden Age, everything just screamed #InteriorGOALS.

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We even got to play hide and seek with the house cat (quite a sassy one) in the garden.

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To make a visit to Museum Van Loon, be sure to check out their official website:

http://www.museumvanloon.nl/

If you enjoy getting some visual interior designs inspiration and not getting too overwhelmed with extensive artworks in a larger scale museum, make sure to check out Van Loon. Plus if you get lucky you might even be able to pay a visit to the fluffy spirit of the house.

XO, J