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Top 10 Mallorca

18. Mai 2018


ENG: We decided to host our wedding in Mallorca last year. This was mostly influenced by the fact that it had been raining pretty much all summer last year in Hamburg and the weekends were just awful. The good thing about the island is that you can fly from pretty much any large airport in Germany, and there are comparably cheap flights during every season of the year, too. Since we were on the island three times within the last 11 months for wedding preparations, and your interest in sights and secret tips was especially ignored, I would like to share my top ten recommendations with you, that will hopefully catch you next time you’re on the island too. Of course I am only relying on what I experienced, but I think these are a couple of gems here:

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Es Princep // City Hotel  

This hotel is located right next to the city walls next to the cathedral and is a perfect location to explore Palma just by walking. It’s a modern hotel that offers room with a view over the shore of Palma, and holds a rooftop including a pool and a bar, which is a dream. The service at the hotel is incredible, and it has much to offer on the culinary side, too. Overall, it is an urban luxury hotel, which is recommendable i price and quality.  

♥ Cap Rocat // Luxury Hotel

The Cap Rocat is a true gem when it comes to luxury hotels on Mallorca. Located in a calm private bay in Palm this Finca hotel offers a dreamy view of the ocean and absolute relaxation in suites of three categories: All of them have a patio and a terrace with a view of the Mediterranean sea. Privacy is a top priority here, which guarantees relaxation and recovery.


D: Wir haben uns bereits im letzten Jahr dafür entschieden unsere Hochzeit auf Mallorca zu feiern. Dies war vor allem dadurch bedingt, dass es im vergangenen Sommer eigentlich durchgehend in Hamburg geregnet hat und die Wochenenden einfach nur zum Vergessen waren. Das Schöne an der Insel ist die gute Erreichbarkeit von beinahe jedem größeren Flughafen in Deutschland, es gibt viele und vergleichsweise günstige Flüge zu jeder Jahreszeit. Da wir aufgrund der Hochzeitsvorbereitungen in den letzten 11 Monaten bereits dreimal auf die Insel geflogen sind und euer Interesse an Sehenswürdigkeiten und Geheimtipps immer besonders groß ist, würde ich heute gerne meine Top 10 an Empfehlungen mit euch teilen, die hoffentlich auch euch bei eurem nächsten Besuch in den Bann ziehen werden. Natürlich kann ich mich nur auf das beziehen, was ich selbst erlebt habe aber hier sind wirklich einige Leckerbissen dabei:

Es Princep // City Hotel

Dieses neue Hotel, direkt an der Stadtmauer neben der Kathedrale gelegen, ist die ideale Adresse, um Palma fußläufig zu erkunden. Ein modernes Hotel, das nicht nur Zimmer mit Blick auf die Bucht von Palma bietet, sondern auch mit einer Dachterrasse inkl. Pool und Bar ausgestattet ist, wo keine Wünsche offen bleiben. Der Service im Hotel ist ebenfalls hervorragend, auch kulinarisch wird einiges geboten. Alles in allem ein kleines, urbanes Luxushotel, das preislich und qualitativ absolut empfehlenswert ist.

♥ Cap Rocat // Luxushotel

Das Cap Rocat ist ein wahres Schmuckstück unter den Luxushotels auf Mallorca. In einer ruhigen Privatbucht von Palma gelegen, bietet dieses Fincahotel einen traumhaften Meerblick und absolute Erholung in drei unterschiedlichen Kategorien an Suiten: Jede davon hat einen eigenen Innenhof und eine Terrasse mit Blick auf das Mittelmeer. Privatsphäre wird  hier groß geschrieben, sodass Erholung und Entspannung garantiert sind.


♥ Tast Club // Restaurant

The Tast Club is a spanish restaurant in the heart of Palma. Located in a tiny street, the restaurant strongly reminds of an english Club, the atmosphere is elegant and intimate. The most important fact is the food of course, the large choice of dishes and the quality are absolutely recommendable, which is why you should definitely stop by during your next visit.

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13% // Restaurant

The 13% is aso located in Palma and is a typical bistro on the island with creative Tapas and a large selection of vines. The interior is kept simple and rustic, which does not at all harm how comfortable and cute the place is. We were absolutely convinced after visiting, the atmosphere is a great mix of tourists and locals


♥ D: Tast Club // Restaurant

Der Tast Club ist ein spanisches Restaurant im Herzen von Palma. Das in einer schmalen Gasse gelegene Restaurant erinnert sehr stark an einen englischen Club, die Atmosphäre ist elegant und intim. Das Wichtigste ist natürlich das Essen, die Auswahl und Qualität an Speisen und Getränken ist absolut empfehlenswert, sodass ihr bei eurem nächsten Palma-Aufenthalt unbedingt mal vorbeischauen solltet.

♥ 13% // Tapas-Restaurant

Das 13% liegt ebenfalls mitten in Palma und ist ein typisches Bistro auf der Insel mit kreativen Tapas und einer großen Weinauswahl. Das Interieur ist ein bisschen einfacher und rustikaler gehalten, was dem Charme und Wohlfühlcharakter aber keinesfalls schadet. Uns hat der Besuch definitiv überzeugt, tolle Stimmung aus Einheimischen und Touristen in einer geselligen Atmosphäre.  
 
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Cathedral // Sightseeing

Even though you can‘t really call the cathedral in the earth of Palma a secret tip, it is definitely something you need to see – and the inside too! Without going into too much detail regarding the history and architectural details, I can only recommend this classic of the Mallorca-Highlights.  
 
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Sóller // City & Harbor love

Sóller, in the mountains in the Northwest of the island, is known to be one of the most beautiful cities on the island. Especially the little harbour has it’s own beach make Port de Sóller a true paradise. The location between the mountains and the bay and the traditional infrastructure create the perfect postcard panorama, but the highlight of the town definitely is the Tren de Sóller: The half open wooden trains offer a great view of the nature and create an exciting travel between the tight streets and steep climbs.


♥ DKathedrale // Sightseeing 

Auch wenn die Kathedrale im Herzen von Palma nicht wirklich als Geheimtipp zu bezeichnen ist, müsst ihr euch die Kathedrale unbedingt einmal von innen anschauen. Ohne zu sehr auf geschichtliche und architektonische Hintergründe einzugehen, kann ich euch den Klassiker unter den mallorquinischen Sehenswürdigkeiten wirklich sehr empfehlen.

♥ Sóller // Stadt- und Hafenliebe

Sóller, in den Bergen im Nordwesten der Insel gelegen, gilt als eine der schönsten Städte auf Mallorca. Vor allem die kleine Hafenbucht mit einem eigenen Strand, Port de Sóller, ist ein wahres Paradies. Die Lage der Bucht zwischen den Bergen und die traditionelle Infrastruktur sorgen für das perfekte Postkarten-Panorama, Schmuckstück der Gemeinde ist aber definitiv der Tren de Sóller: Die halbgeöffneten Holzzüge bieten einen tollen Ausblick auf die Landschaft und sorgen zugleich für eine entspannte Anreise zwischen den engen Kurven und steilen Anstiegen.




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Purobeach // Beachclub

The name probably gives away what it is about: A Beachclub, which is located both in Palma and in Iletas. Both clubs are located right by the ocean and offer a very special, mediterranean flair. Sun beds by the pool, relaxed house music, delicious canapés and a very attentive service make the visit worth a while. While the club in Illetas is a little more intimate and hidden by the beach, the Purobeach in Palma offers a great chance to relax especially because of it’s white interior. 

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Santa Catalina // trend place to be in Palma

Santa Catalina is the in-neighborhood in Palma. The small town charme and the many restaurants create the perfect combination of old and modern Mallorca.
The area is a must-do for all Foodies, the heart of it is the market with restaurants, cafes and bars, that make Santa Catalina a culinary hotspot on the island.


♥ DPurobeach // Beachclub

Der Name verrät wahrscheinlich schon, worum es sich handelt: Ein Beachclub, den es sowohl in Palma, als auch in Illetas gibt. Beide Clubs sind direkt am Meer gelegen und bieten ein besonderes, mediterranes Flair. Sonnenliegen am Pool, entspannte House-Musik, leckere Canapes und ein aufmerksamer Service machen den Besuch definitiv lohnenswert. Während der Club in Illetas noch ein bisschen intimer und versteckter am Strand liegt, bietet der Purobeach in Palma durch das weiße Interieur eine traumhafte Kulisse zum Entspannen.

♥ Santa Catalina // Trend-Viertel in Palma

Santa Catalina ist das Szeneviertel in Palma. Der dörfliche Charme und die zahlreichen Restaurants sorgen für die perfekte Kombination aus dem alten und modernen Mallorca. Das Viertel ist vor allem für Feinschmecker ein Pflichtbesuch, das Herz ist der überdachte Markt mit Restaurants, Cafés und Bars, die Santa Catalina zu einem kulinarischen Hotspot auf der Insel machen.


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Cala D’Or // beach

Cala D’Or, the golden bay of Mallorca, is a holiday spot in the Southeast of the island. Here are beaches with fine sand and crystal clear water, as well as a small harbour in the center of the town. Cala D’Or is about 60 km from Palma, and the special thing about it: a mini train rides between the two cities regularly for little money. The bay can definitely compete with the Maldives.

♥ Port d’Andratx // harbor

Port d’Andratx is about 5 km from Andratx city in the Southwest of the island and is called the most beautiful harbor town of the island. The harbour definitely is an eye catcher, the main attraction still is it’s beautiful location by the water, surrounded by mountains. Even here there are great shopping possibilities and restaurants for a relaxed day by the ocean.


♥ DCala D’Or // Strand/Bucht

Cala D’Or, die goldene Bucht Mallorcas, ist ein Ferienort an der Südostküste der Insel. Hier gibt es neben dem kleinen Yachthafen im Zentrum der Gemeinde einige traumhafte Strände mit kristallklarem Wasser und feinem Sand. Cala D’Or liegt etwa 60 km von Palma entfernt, das Besondere: Ein Minizug fährt regelmäßig die verschiedenen Strände für kleines Geld an. Die Buchten machen den Malediven auf jeden Fall Konkurrenz.

♥ Port d’Andratx // Hafen

Port d’Andratx ist etwa 5 km von Andratx Stadt im Südwesten der Insel gelegen und gilt als schönster Hafenort der Insel. Der Yachthafen ist optisch auf jeden Fall ein Hingucker und bietet einiges an hochwertigen Sehenswürdigkeiten, die Hauptattraktion ist dennoch die schöne Lage am Wasser umgeben von Bergen. Auch hier gibt es viele Shopping-Möglichkeiten und Restaurants für einen entspannten Tag am Meer.



♥ Rental cars 

Since Mallorca is relatively big compared to other European islands, renting a car is definitely a smart choice in my eyes. You can organise any car you like, from small to SUV right at the airport with many known companies and explore the island your own, relaxed way. It is definitely worth it and in our experience is a very smart choice.

Mietwagen

Da Mallorca im Vergleich zu anderen europäischen Inseln relativ groß ist, macht die Buchung eines Mietwagens meiner Meinung nach absolut Sinn. Ihr könnt euch direkt am Flughafen bei den bekannten Anbietern von Kleinwagen bis SUV das passende Fahrzeug organisieren und so die Insel auf eigene und entspannte Weise erkunden. Es lohnt sich und macht nach unseren Erfahrungen auf jeden Fall Sinn. Mallorca: Erfahrungen & Empfehlungen


Aylin ♥

Lifestyle, Weekly Focus

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17. April 2018

ENGWe have been back from vacation for a couple of days now and enjoy Hamburg incredibly, since spring has finally arrived and the vibe in the city immediately changes positively straight away. On Thursday, right after the H&M Take Care Event, we went back home to pick up our dog, who we miss so much on every trip. Yet, we know that she really enjoys her ‘vacation’ at my parents house – haha. Other than that last week was relatively quiet, except for some time spent with friends and family.

Favorites of the Week: 

To Do: The week started out with a visit of the Pop-Up Spa by M2 Beauté, which is still open until today at the AEZ in Hamburg. You can get a beauty treatment and find out more about the great brand there. I am a huge fan of the lash serum. Furthermore we have some interesting press days and meetings coming up this week, which I am really looking forward to. Apart from that we are planning another little trip to Mallorca, to make some final decisions for our wedding and will take a little trip to Ibiza in line with that.

Favorite post of the weekSummer looks Dubai & Abu Dhabi

New In: Since I love wearing adidas slippers during summer, I went for a white pair. On top of that a black Free People dress moved in with me, which I own in creme already and another boho style maxi dress. That’s it! :-)

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Fashion

Summer looks Dubai & Abu Dhabi

15. April 2018

ENGAfter yesterday’s travel report about our stay in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, I’d like to introduce you to my summer looks of that time, because the feedback on Instagram and after the last trend report was so positive. Unfortunately some of the packages didn’t arrive in time, which is why I wasn’t able to show the latest products all the time, but that’s why I looked for fitting alternatives. It was great fun to shoot the looks, whether on the beach, in the desert or the hotels  – both Emirates have wonderful scenery and interesting views.
We enjoyed the sun so much and were able to really charge our batteries for new content, due to this we can start the following weeks full of ideas and enthusiasm.
If you click here, you can read my report from Dubai and Abu Dhabi again, in case you are also interested in some tips regarding the planning of the trip.

Which one is your favorite look? I am looking forward to your feedback. 

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Travel

travel | Dubai & Abu Dhabi

14. April 2018

ENG: Some time has passed since my last detailed travel report, therefore I would like to share my impressions and experiences from Dubai and Abu Dhabi with you. Right at the start I would like to say that I can of course only include the things we have seen during our time in the Emirates and learned from conversations. Before the trip actually happened, we thought about where we wanted to go for a long time and which of the two Emirates would be the better choice for a relaxed holiday by the beach and also sightseeing trips. Since the opinions of friends and family were quite divided regarding the choice, we decided to split the trip and firstly spend some time in Dubai.
I can say one thing straight away: We liked Dubai better!

DENach längerer Zeit ohne ausführlichen Reisebericht möchte ich heute mit euch meine Eindrücke und Erlebnisse aus Dubai und Abu Dhabi teilen. Vorweg will ich gleich dazu sagen, dass ich mich natürlich nur auf das beziehen kann, was wir vor Ort erlebt und aus Gesprächen erfahren haben. Vor der eigentlichen Reise waren wir lange am überlegen, welches der beiden Emirate die bessere Wahl für einen entspannten Urlaub am Strand aber auch für Ausflüge darstellen würde. Die Meinungen hierzu gehen in unserem Freundes- und Bekanntenkreis weit auseinander, daher haben wir uns entschieden den Aufenthalt zu splitten und zunächst ein paar Tage in Dubai zu verbringen.
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Lifestyle, Weekly Focus

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9. April 2018

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ENGHello from Abu Dhabi, where we are arrived yesterday. After five days in Dubai it now took us to Abu Dhabi. We wanted to get our own impressions of the city, after friends and family had very varying opinions on it. While some prefer Dubai, many are convinced of Abu Dhabi being the more beautiful emirat, so we are very excited for the next couple of days and the direct comparison of the two.
I am getting many messages on Instagram asking if I will be writing a more detailed travel report on our stay in Dubai, and I can definitely say YES! We will definitely put together a blogpost on our stay in the emirates, with all my impressions and tips and recommendations for when you are planning a trip to the United Arab Emirates too. I don’t want to give away too much, but so far we’ve had an amazing time, so stay tuned. ;-)

Favorites of the Week: 

To Do: We are currently in the beautiful Shangri-La Hotel in Abu Dhabi with a direct view of the breathtaking Sheikh Zayed Mosque, which we want to visit today straight away. The hotel doesn’t only have a beautiful pool area and a great section of the beach, but also their own little wharf, to go on canal trip to the nearby ‘Souk’ (traditional market). Our first impression of the hotel is absolutely positive, but more on this will follow after we are back. :-)
Once we are back in Germany we are immediately off to an event on Thursday in Hamburg, which will be at the H&M Showroom, where the new ‘Conscious Collection’ will be presented. I will take you there via my Instagram Stories of course, and I have also fixated my stories from Dubai on my account. Please feel free to take a look.

Favorite post of the weektrend report | white summer dresses

New In: After I had been out off in Milan, Paris and a number of German cities while looking for the DIOR Tote Bag, I finally found it in Dubai. One last bag was available at ‘The Mall Dubai’ and I just couldn’t resist. The new Edited the Label collection is online too, and I immediately fell in love with this One-Shoulder dress, which is available in brown and orange. In addition to that an oversized blouse in white and a casual pair of jeans landed in my basket. Last but not least and as I have mentioned on Instagram, we have decided to get a Leica camera, since our Canon reflex camera was just too large and heavy for our travels. First impressions? We are so, so happy that we decided to go for the Leica Q, the quality of the pictures, the handling of the camera and the functionality are absolutely positive and has more than convinced us already.

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Lifestyle, Trend Report

trend report | white summer dresses

6. April 2018

ENGFinally it’s time: I can wear my beloved white dresses again. As you have probably seen on my Instagram account I am in Dubai since Monday, and I don’t only enjoy the surroundings, but also the climate. The cold and especially the rain back home have really been a bummer lately, especially because love the sun so much and love styling summery outfits. Since you all enjoyed my last photos so much, I wanted to go into a little more detail on my current favorite trend: white summer dresses. Especially with slightly tanned skin and handpicked accessories, great outfits are easy to create. For example I love wearing big sunglasses and sandals – and the outfit is almost ready. I also love using different scarves as headbands or hair ties, because they let my hair look perfectly styled after a long day in the water. I have put together a little selection of dresses that I personally really like – and I hope they will finally bring summer to Germany after all!

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Fashion, Fashion Weeks

Street Style Milan Fashion Week

2. März 2018

ENG: Bonjour from Paris, the last Fashion Week destination this season with various shows and events. I could already gain great insights and will share all my experiences and trends for the next autumn/winter season after my arrival in Germany here on the blog.
Nevertheless I would now like to introduce my outfits from Milan Fashion Week. Due to the bad weather it was impossible to shoot spring looks, most of the time I was forced to use a layering option but see yourself below. I really hope, that I can show more vernally outfits pretty soon, it is definitely time for warmer temperatures. :-)

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Fashion, Fashion Weeks

Copenhagen Fashion Week

4. Februar 2018

ENG: It was only a brief treat but also a very nice one, my very first stay in Copenhagen this week. From Turkey I took a direct flight to the Danish capital being very impressive concerning the architecture and fashion consciousness. I came across open-minded, courteous and stylish people, so I’m sure my next stay in Copenhagen will follow very soon.
My focus this week was obviously the shows and events in line with the Fashion Week, so below you can find an overview of my looks, that were shot by the great street style photographer Christian (‚The Styleograph‚). In this sense:

What is your favorite look?

DE: Es war ein kurzes aber auch sehr schönes Vergnügen diese Woche in Kopenhagen für die Fashion Week gewesen zu sein. Direkt aus der Türkei ging es am Mittwochmorgen in die dänische Hauptstadt, die nicht nur architektonisch, sondern auch modisch einiges zu bieten hat. Die Leute sind offen, zuvorkommend und sehr stylisch unterwegs, sodass ich definitiv noch einmal zurückkommen werde, um die Stadt richtig zu erkunden.
Da ich vor allem für Shows und Events im Rahmen der Fashion Week vor Ort war, möchte ich euch im Folgenden einige Looks zeigen, die von dem großartigen Christian (‚The Styleograph‚) fotografiert wurden. Viel Spaß beim Stöbern und hinterlasst mir gerne euer Feedback, in diesem Sinne:

Welcher Look gefällt euch am besten?

Aylin ♥

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Fashion, Fashion Weeks, Lifestyle, Travel

Travel moments 2017

31. Dezember 2017

ENGWhere do I even start, when thinking of 2017? I am just completely overwhelmed by everything that happened this year, what trips we were able to go on and what developments we were able to realize this year with the blog. I already knew that I would like to work independently and freely develop while I was still in university. And that we have really come to this point is just amazing, especially since my darling fiance is on board with me full time since March. Then in October, another enchanting member joined our team, called Sarah.
It is a huge privilege to me to be able to work independently and therefore manage my time myself and work in different parts of the world.
I have never seen as many wonderful places as I have this year, and in 2018 I would like to focus on traveling again as well and take you on all these adventures with me.

My personal thanks goes to every single one of you, since you are my daily motivation and always faithful by my side. I get so many private messages and comments and I am always so excited! I would like to take you all on a little time travel and show you this year’s travel destinations.


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Travel

Park Hyatt | The Maldives at it’s best

14. Juli 2017

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ENG: Almost several months ago, we were allowed to stay a few days on the Maldives, where my boyfriend and me celebrated our engagement. Today I would like to introduce a small hotel post with a corresponding video from this time because this resort is the true paradise.

When you are looking for a luxury resort between the more than 1,000 islands of the Maldives, then you have to visit the Park Hyatt resort on the small island Hadahaa at the Gaafu Alif atoll. The island is just 55 kilometers away from the equator and a true piece of jewelry, the Park Hyatt has 50 villas with a maximum of privacy and a luxury ambience. There are 36 villas with an own entrance to the beach as well as 14 overwater villas with an amazing view on the ocean and a phenomenal sunset. All of them offer the amenities for an incredible stay, especially the open air showers are kind of a real SPA indulgence.
The special feature of the resort is its jungle character being likewise the center and starting point of the Park Hyatt conception. The palms form the inner circle, whereas the beach villas characterize the outer area. Even the service and hospitality are remarkable, due to the small size of the island there results a very pleasant and almost familiar flair. To be honest the island’s activities are limited, it is much more about the experiences on and underwater and of course we had to get an own idea of it: During the guided house reef tour we could spot a swarm of small sharks, the whole underwater world of the Park Hyatt is breathtaking and very impressive. In addition to that we got a very pleasant massage in the beautiful SPA area being divided into several small sections and an own pool for the perfect recreation and relaxation in paradise. Even with regard to dishes and drinks, the hotel leaves nothing to be desired, not only the breakfast and à la carte restaurant open the heart to intense emotions but also the regular BBQ evenings at the beach with regional and international specialities guarantee unforgettable and fantastic moments.
We were allowed to stay four nights on the island and we had really a great time. In the following you can find some pictures as well as a short video for getting a better impression of our great time at the Park Hyatt.

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