The Travel Files http://travel-files.com Mon, 23 Sep 2013 10:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 KOOK RESTAURANT IN ROME, ITALY http://travel-files.com/kook-restaurant-in-rome-italy/ http://travel-files.com/kook-restaurant-in-rome-italy/#comments Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:28:50 +0000 Danielle > Around Europe]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1233

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Restaurant Kook , an Osteria & Pizzeria in Rome, Italy , is designed by Mohamed Keilani and Luca Gasparini of Noses Architects. This contemporary restaurant serves traditional Italian food in an original setting.  For the interior industrial materials such as concrete and steel are combined with traditional tiles and furniture pieces that look as they are vintage finds.

 

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Address: Via Cassia 2040, Olgiata , Lazio. Phone:  +39 06 3088 0456. Found via Stylejuicer.

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BOUTIQUE HOTEL CAN XUXU ON IBIZA http://travel-files.com/boutique-hotel-can-xuxu-on-ibiza/ http://travel-files.com/boutique-hotel-can-xuxu-on-ibiza/#comments Fri, 20 Sep 2013 11:46:57 +0000 Danielle > Around Europe]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1213

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Boutique hotel Can Xuxu  which means ‘House of Darlings’ in Spanish) is hidden on a hillside in Cala Tarida, near San Jose on Ibiza. This utterly chic and comfortable guesthouse is known for its impeccable aesthetic, laid back ambience and stunning sea and sunset views.

 

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French owner Alexandre Narakas turned the 100-year old home, which has been in his family for over twenty years, into a luxurious retreat. In his former career as a fashion designer Alexandre had developed an eye for detail and great taste. This is reflected in the decor of the rooms; each room is beautifully decorated with handmade furniture from Indonesia, hand-stitched Egyptian cotton and with ethnic Asian touches.

 

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The rooms are all different: from  modern suites with private terraces, to the stunning Javanese pavilions with large beds and private outdoor showers.

 

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The 14-metre long swimming pool, with elegantly furnished with dark wood day beds designed by the owner, is the perfect place to unwind with a cocktail.

 

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Contact details: email info@canxuxu.com / telephone +34971801584.

 

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Images: via Can XuXu and Milk Magazine.

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A COUNTRY CHIC RETREAT IN VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA http://travel-files.com/a-country-chic-home-and-cottage-in-victoria-australia/ http://travel-files.com/a-country-chic-home-and-cottage-in-victoria-australia/#comments Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:42:37 +0000 Danielle > Around Oceania]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1179

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Under the shade of a giant Sequoia tree, nestled in a beautiful established garden surrounded by neighboring vineyards and orchards you will find a beautiful rustic chic home. Orchard Keepers was originally 3 separate cottages dating back to the 1890′s & 1950′s, but is has now been lovingly restored and transformed into a beautiful four bedroom home and a separate workers cottage providing country chic accommodation for 10 people on 10 acres  in the heart of Red Hill in Victoria, Australia.

 

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Inside there are wood burning fireplaces, lovely linen sofas and beautiful vintage & antique furniture.

 

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Chalk white walls, waxed floorboards, wood burning heater, queen size bed, Bedouin Societe linen, feather pillows, fully equipped kitchenette & bathroom. Beautifully decorated with linen sofa & provincial antiques. French doors opening to the surrounding garden and sea views.

 

 

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There are two large kitchen gardens, filled with fragrant herbs, vegetables, berries, citrus and stone fruit trees from which you can help yourself.

 

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Orchard Keepers is the ultimate country getaway for a group of family or friends.  More information about rates and bookings can be found on their website.

 

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Images by Sharyn Cairns, via Est Magazine.

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JUICEBAR IN AUSTRALIA http://travel-files.com/juicebar-in-australia/ http://travel-files.com/juicebar-in-australia/#comments Wed, 04 Sep 2013 06:00:49 +0000 Danielle > Around Oceania]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1090

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This is the new South Yarra store of Pressed Juices, a small chain of cold-pressed juice bars in Australia. I love the design of the interior as well as the packaging and the entire branding. The simple white, black and pine timber crates emphasizes their organic approach. Simply gorgeous!

 

 

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Image credits: Photo Credits Brooke Holm, via Share Design.

 

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CONCEPT STORE LA MAISON PERNOISE IN THE PROVENCE http://travel-files.com/concept-store-la-maison-pernoise-in-the-provence/ http://travel-files.com/concept-store-la-maison-pernoise-in-the-provence/#comments Mon, 02 Sep 2013 06:00:31 +0000 Danielle > Around Europe]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1104

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La Maison Pernoise is a wonderful new concept store in Pernes les Fontaines in the Provence, France.  The store is located in a beautiful industrial style building which is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area of Avignon.  The collection offered is a combination of fashion, home decoration accessories, books and kids fashion, toys and accessories. All items are selected by owner Lau, who has great taste.

 

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Address:  167 avenue de la Gare​, 84 210 Pernes les Fontaines in France​. Website: http://laudejente.wix.com/lamaisonpernoise.

 

 

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SALAD & JUICE BAR SLA IN AMSTERDAM http://travel-files.com/salad-juice-bar-sla-in-amsterdam/ http://travel-files.com/salad-juice-bar-sla-in-amsterdam/#comments Fri, 30 Aug 2013 06:00:49 +0000 Danielle > Around Europe]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1043

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A lovely new salad and juice bar recently opened it’s doors in Amsterdam. SLA (which means salad in Dutch) serves healthy food such as salads, healthy snacks, juices and soups. They even have a chocolate cakes that contains no sugar!  SLA’s aim is to bring you an abundance of healthy guilty pleasures that give you all-day energy, rather than a short sugar rush. They spot the purest ingredients packed with flavor, and turns them into delish dishes.

 

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The beautiful interior, which is based on the idea of a glasshouse, is designed by Dutch studio Nicemakers.

 

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Address: Ceintuurbaan 149, Amsterdam. More information can be found on SLA’s website

 

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Image credits: Teska Overbeeke for SLA.

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STACH FOOD IN AMSTERDAM http://travel-files.com/stach-food-in-amsterdam/ http://travel-files.com/stach-food-in-amsterdam/#comments Tue, 27 Aug 2013 06:00:42 +0000 Danielle > Around Europe]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1064

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Stach is a great (delicatessen) shop / restaurant / take-away with two stores in Amsterdam. The one in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat (featured in the images) is a bit smaller than the store in the Van Woustraat. In the latter one you can also sit down and enjoy a meal. In both stores you can buy fresh take-away meals, coffees, sandwiches and delicous delicatessen products. Last weekend we enjoyed a delicious meatball sandwich at Stach in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat  - you can see my son and husband featured in the last image!

 

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Address: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 52 (shop and take away) and Van Woustraat 154 (shop, take away and restaurant) in Amsterdam / website: www.stach-food.nl.

 

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Image credits: Danielle de Lange, The Travel Files.

 

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YAYA STORE IN AMSTERDAM http://travel-files.com/yaya-store-in-amsterdam/ http://travel-files.com/yaya-store-in-amsterdam/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:20:14 +0000 Danielle > Around Europe]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1022

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Dutch fashion label Yaya recently opened it’s first flagship store in Amstelveen (near Amsterdam), The Netherlands. This beautiful store, selling a combination of a fashion and home-wares, is designed by AnoukB, who is also responsible for the branding and the entire concept. Yaya’s collection can be described as relaxed with a luxury bite. Their home accessories collection reflects a mix of modern, never boring classics.

 

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You can find more information about Yaya on their website.

 

Credits: photography by Marjon Hoogervorst / styling & branding by AnoukB.

 

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BOOKSTORE IN AIX EN PROVENCE http://travel-files.com/bookstore-in-aix-en-provence/ http://travel-files.com/bookstore-in-aix-en-provence/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:54:41 +0000 Danielle > Around Europe]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=1012

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Isn’t this bookstore in Aix en Provence, France, the most beautiful and unique you have ever seen?!

 

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GRAINE & FICELLE IN SOUTHERN FRANCE http://travel-files.com/graine-ficelle-in-southern-france/ http://travel-files.com/graine-ficelle-in-southern-france/#comments Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:54:20 +0000 Danielle > Around Europe]]> http://travel-files.com/?p=986

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Situated near Vence at the foot of the Baou of St Jeannet in France, Graine & Ficelle invites you to come taste the pleasures of the farm. This gorgeous French farmhouse that has been turned into a bed & breakfast by owner Isabella Sallusti. It’s great location in the French country site (between Nice and Cannes) but still near the Côte d’Azur makes it a perfect holiday destination for children and adults. The property is still an active farm which offer lots of activities for children. Graine & Ficelle went straight on my list of places to visit!

 

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Off to the side, away from the activities of the farm and vegetable garden, the guest rooms and cottages have spectacular view over the valley, where a generous breakfast is served.

 

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For more information, rates and bookings you can visit Graine & Ficelle’s website.

 

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Update –   I like to add a personal experience: I recently contacted Graine & Ficelle to ask for their availability as we wanted to stay here during our holiday in France. However, I never received a responsive to my email and call. For a business in the hospitality industry this is not a good signal, no matter how busy you are.

 

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