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Chanel & Gisele

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We are barely over the Met Gala fuss and muss, that we wake up on the 4th of May and boom! The Instagram goes crazy with the launch of Chanel Cruise 2016 collection and Gisele is nonchalantly saying “‘morning!” from every fashion magazine’s account, casually wearing a red Chanel dress, a timeless Chanel bag and Chanel flat sandals and, obviamente (obviously in Portuguese, the native language of the Brazilian model), sexy smiling from, from, from… Drums… Cuba.

Oh, and that béret.

Yes, Cuba, whilst it seems like everywhere on the planet it just keeps on raining. And we love rain. And vacation. Just as much.

Now.

Close your eyes. I am closing mine. I can type with eyes closed. Ok, I’m closing them. So. As I was saying. I just woke up. You did, too. And you still lay in bed, watching the ocean over your super comfy bed and, no tv on, no phone in the proximity, you hear the waves. And then you
stretch. You slept so well and you are going to have a super day.

Oh, the vacation drill.

Slowly you stand up, not yawning (that’s not so sexy in the morning), but strolling to the bar and no, not having the Mojito (nor the Cuba Libre, nor the Daiquiri, nor the Pina Colada), but a
lemonade. The breeze enters the room. Behind the bar is the love of your life.

I know, the romance, the drama.

You smile, you hug, you kiss. You know. Ok, I’m on the beach. You still at the hotel. Roar. But come, they have watermelons here and the sun wants your skin.

I’ll be in the waves.

Time flies when having fun, hurry up! Chanel is throwing this massive show in the streets. They are dropping their Cruise 2016 collection.

What?

Yes! Here, in Havana. Gisele is invited, Oh, here she comes.

Olá!

Beijos!

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I, afterwards, liked the picture. Duh.

Surfboard, Surfboard

 

And my hair was at home, at last.

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This was supposed to be the holiday that wouldn’t have got on OZ. Just in OZ. You must know the drill up until now if you’ve become one of us, from our own OZ. Aw. You know what I mean and I am blushing now.

Moving on, I was very sure of our time being spent solely on the beach, no internet, no job (but when you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work, it’s fun, uh). With books and magazines (which were a third of the suitcase, you don’t want to know just how many of them got to actually be read, I don’t either) and sunscreen.

“And wind!!!”, he would say after becoming the straight face emoji. And I’d be like:

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Yet again, it is an island. And there’s something about the idea of an island. So imagine my surprise when we went on an island which is only an island during winter (when water level is high enough) and a tiny peninsula of an island (Rodos, our base now) in summer. So we went to this peninsula of Rodos called Prasonisi. And then, this came along. The pictures, the drill.

the Aegean on the right, the Mediterranean on the left

The Aegean on the right, the Mediterranean on the left

the Aegean on the right, the Mediterranean on the left

The Aegean on the right, the Mediterranean on the left

“And the home of wind!”, he would say. And I’d be like “Let’s staaay!”. And he’d be like “Okaaay…”. And I’d be like “Oh yaaay!”.

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Fun fact: as you arrive, you have the Aegean Sea on the right with big waves and professional surfers and the Mediterranean Sea on the left with flatter water and beginner surfers. We were none, but will be some (praying emoji). Well, my hair is a pro surfer.

Prasonisi is good for wind and kitesurfing. Still surfing. Surfboard, surfboard.

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You know the birdwatching watching? We did the surfwatching watching.

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No phones, no books, no music (!!!), nothing. Just the sun, the sea, the cool crowd and the trailers. Because yes, you can come and camp here. Aaaa!

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This feeling of freedom here...

This feeling of freedom here…

“That is if you absolutely love the wind!”. Truth is, when we left Prasonisi, I felt like something was missing. It wasn’t just about that freedom feeling. It was the wind.

“Finally!”.

“But there’s something in the wind, too…”.

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Don’t forget your eyes, your camera. Make pictures with them both. Let your mind flow. Oh, oh.

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Jon Snow was my date in Pompeii. Yay!

Jon Snow is alive. I saw him in Pompeii while sightseeing, a few days ago, with my family. We were all here (near Napoli, that is) for the wedding of my dear cousin, Iulia. Italian wedding. Uh, uh! Jon is coming, too. Told you he’s not dead.

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There is the movie and you bet I saw it. Jon stars in “Pompeii” and no matter my let’s say appreciation for him, the movie is crap did no justice to him. To Jon. And who cared about the story? It was about him all along and I thought the city disappeared anyway so Pompeii would have never come up as a destination to my mind anyway. It wouldn’t have been like “Aww Pompeii“. Nope. It’d have been like “Aww Jon Snow”.

Even when I was an hour apart from the city of Pompeii, I still wanted to go to Capri, not to Pompeii. You see? Life. Jon has not for a moment crossed my mind then, but he sure crossed mind later on. Aw!

Say pizza!

Say pizza!

The place turned out to be not like in the movie. It is actually a city. Duh.

It was just my family and I on a cruel, cruel summer day. And we were sightseeing. Quite a sight, I’m telling you. The shadow was our best guide for the day. To me, though? Nothing could have ruined the party in my soul: my parents and brother altogether sightseeing again? Just like old, gold times. You kidding me? It could have rained or even snowed, I didn’t care. The Vezuvio itself could have erupted. I didn’t care.

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Cosa nostra

Vezuvio is the volcano that destroyed the city of Pompeii nearly 2000 years ago. “Or so they say”, my mom would say. Still, it is one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world because of the population of 3 mill people living nearby and its tendency towards exploding. But you know, who caaared? #almostfirstwarworldproblems

We didn’t get to actually climb the volcano (because you can do this on a tour bus), but we did visit the remains of the city of Pompeii in the middle of nowadays Pompeii. It pretty much looked like the movie set.

Jon was there. So yes, movie. So yes, set.

Tip: don’t make a trip out of Pompeii solely. Make it into a road trip to the South of Italy. Or a wedding. Or to meet Jon Snow. That is as likely possible as it is snowing in Pompeii. Or Napoli, for that matter.

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Cathedral of Pompeii

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Street in Pompeii

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Police station in Pompeii

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Street view

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Smth

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Houses in Pompeii

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The ruins on the left

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Walking hand in hand

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Ruins of Pompeii

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At the entrance in the ruins

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Museum

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Inside the museum

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Movie set

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Small shadows

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Coffee?

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Hide & seek

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View in the ruins

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Hey

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There you are!

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This light on the streets of Pompeii

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These colours

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These trees all over the South of Italy are to fall in love with.

Super sipping in Berlin. As in getting dressed. Or undressed (3)

I know, this was long (1, 2 and 3). But Berlin is “long”. And this was, actually, short. Fyi.
A! And speaking of “fyi”. Do not ever, EVER, pack your stuff while it is summer in your city and expect to find summer everywhere, because you won’t! I ended up wearing my bf’s jeans when my feet froze wearing dresses and slippers.

Plenty of coffee shops. Super cool coffee shops, that is. “West Berlin”, “Five Elephant”, “The Barn”are just a few.

Shopping? Plenty! KaDeWe is the biggest department store in whole Europe. Mall of Berlin is just around the corner. And Lafayette, well, is Lafayette. Boutiques in Mitte are hip. And cool. Mitte is very cool.

Another excuse for us to go to Berlin? Photo booth pictures, go to museums, go waste ourselves (I am kidding, mom!) in super cool clubs.

PS: Should I change the titles into “Cool”. Just “Cool”? Yeah, that would be cool. But I won’t. Yet, Berlin is supa dupa cool!

ride my bicycle

ride my bicycle

walk walk

walk walk

oh uhm

oh uhm

love columns

love columns

pose!

pose!

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this light

this light

west berlin

west berlin

he likes my cheesecake

he likes my cheesecake

people and stairs

people and stairs

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lafayette

traffic jam pf

traffic jam pf

we walked alright

we walked alright

sony centre

sony centre

sony centre

sony centre

nice window

nice window

almost there

almost there

girls

girls

hm!

hm!

pose

pose

tourist pose

tourist pose

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berlin

I tried to show u my house

I tried to show u my house

green chill

green chill

sit and play

sit and play

oh hi!

oh hi!

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oh coluuuumns

oh coluuuumns

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Super sipping in Berlin. As in eating in Berlin (1)

This is the title I came up with while straining every piece of my body when sipping a cocktail in a super cool and secret (super secret) “speak easy” cocktail bar in Berlin.

You know what that means? I didn’t. I know. And I so love firsts, but that’s another story.

Since this is not your typical touristic guide (“It’s not?”, “Nope!”), you won’t find the historical meaning of it all. That you can read on the Internet, actually listen into the headphones while on the Sightseeing double-deck or learned at school while actually paying attention during your History classes. Yup!

In here, we’ll go raw right to the heart of Berlin.

Best stay? The Westin Grand Berlin right on the Friedrichstraße, one of my favourite streets in Berlin. Wide, nit, grandiose. Yet cool, relaxed, fun. You know The Grand Budapest Hotel, the movie? Well, watch it. And find pictures below.

Food. Now you’re talking! Now check this out. Anywhere we wanted a table outside (which is everywhere) we were told of the rule. Uuh rules. Yes. “Sure! You find a chair and it’s yours.” Oh, and they don’t make reservations outside. And you literally go and sit. And eat. Oh, and you eat!

First there’s “The Bird” where the burgers are very (very, very) good. And the bathroom is hip. And the menu is cool. And the people are nice. This is all over the place. Nice, nice! Pictures below.

Then there’s “Due Forni” where the Italian is Italian right from the entrance where the chaos is chaotic, but in that Italian, so “vero” and “bello” way. The mood is Mediterranean easy-breezy and the food is, well, Italian. Duh. But in that “dolce” way. But only it wasn’t sweet. Nor did they wanted to give me pizza sauce. As in not ketchup, hello! That oh-so-delicious tomatoes sauce… Pictures below. Pictures with no pizza sauce, that is!

And “Shiso Burger”. Yes, burger. Again. I am on a detox something now. No, I am not, but I should be. Will be! Haha. Anyway, these were worth it since they were Asian Fusion, Fo Shiso Ma Niso! Yu-uh-um! You must get the Wagyu burger. Pictures below.

The light in the morning in Berlin is so nice. When walking to breakfast is so nice. Walking in Berlin is so nice. Full stop. “The Chipps” did the trick along with the location, design, people, coolness. Yet, again, yes! All these. And a bit of  extra vinegar. Watch out if you’re into Benedicts. Pictures below.

Now that we’re done with the food, we can go to bed. Jees, kidding. So!

Follow your heart. Jk. Follow Part 2. Follow Part 3.

Welcome to The Westin Grand Berlin!

Welcome to The Westin Grand Berlin!

Oh, hey u again

Oh, hey u again

The birds at "The Chipps". Lotsa birds here.

The birds at “The Chipps”. Lotsa birds here.

The Benedicts I was talking about.

The Benedicts I was talking about.

A little to much vinegar in the Benedicts.

A little to much vinegar in the Benedicts.

Read above.

Read above.

Before breakfast at "The Chipps". Yu-huh-um!

Before breakfast at “The Chipps”. Yu-huh-um!

Cheers from "The Bird"! Just touched down in Berlin.

Cheers from “The Bird”! Just touched down in Berlin.

"The Bird" Cheddar Cheese Burger.

“The Bird” Cheddar Cheese Burger.

Word! At "The Bird".

Word! At “The Bird”.

The guy's eye in my beer. Sip them.

The guy’s eye in my beer. Sip them.

Loose yourself in Westin Grand Berlin.

Loose yourself in Westin Grand Berlin.

Walking to breakfast saw this beautiful apartments.

Walking to breakfast saw this beautiful apartments.

"Due Forni". Due, see? No pizza sauce!!!

“Due Forni”. Due, see? No pizza sauce!!!

"Due Forni". Due, see? No pizza sauce!!!

“Due Forni”. Due, see? No pizza sauce!!!

Connect, please.

Connect, please.

Shiso Burger.

Shiso Burger.

Randomly walking in Berlin.

Randomly walking in Berlin.

Yes, Dunkin Donuts!

Yes, Dunkin Donuts!

Should we go for a sip of smth before?

Should we go for a sip of smth before?

Going ouuuut!

Going ouuuut!