Travel Diaries : Bergen Mini Guide

November 20, 2016


Bergen is always a great destination for short trips, unless you already live there, with some great places to visit, eat and stay. I spend most of my time outside, shopping, walking around the city, watching movies, visiting some places I had on my wishlist for a long time, while any time I could spare (or when the rain was too heavy) I was to be found at a cafe working away on my Macbook. I shared quite a lot of videos on my instagram stories but some highlights (and my favorite restaurants) I am also sharing below, for anyone that wishes to visit Bergen.

I stayed at Scandic Ørnen, a relatively new hotel in Bergen right next to the central bus station. The positioning is great since the bus station has also a quite reasonably priced car parking, so it is easy to leave the car there for the entirety of the trip, while it is a short walk to the hotel and the very center of Bergen. All rooms in Ørnen are comfy and spacious with big windows overlooking Bergen. I especially love the minimal office corners as seen above.

Favorite places to eat while in Bergen :


::For a great lunch or dining experience I highly recommend visiting Lysverket restaurant. The space is designed and furnished by Københavens Møbelsnedkeri, while the menu is superb always prepared with freshly foraged seasonal ingredients. 
::Another of my favorite spots to eat is Zupperia, and as the name suggests you can find some of the most amazing soups to eat on a rainy day. Tom Ka Gai and Eksotisk Drøm are my top choices when I visit, do try them!

::I also always stop by Sumo for sushi or Asiatic warm dishes. Pad Thai Noodles are great for those that do not love raw food as much while any sushi combo will satisfy sushi lovers.

::Last but not least for a quick bite or a normal menu, the best burger in town in my opinion is Royal Gourmet Burger and Gin. Try the Gourmet Burger (Brie, bacon ,mustard and honey, truffle oil) with one of their famous Gin combos.

Walking in Bergen is an experience on its own,however having a purpose is always better for me. For beauty/fashion shopping I always visit Pepper ( Acne, Aesop, Byredo are a few of my favorite brands Pepper carries), for interior shopping it is almost a crime not to visit Illums Bolighus, while around Bergens Blue stone (one of the main squares) you can find many malls and shopping streets with just about everything you might need. Bergen combines the charm of a small town with its cobblestone streets and small passages and wooden houses, with the flexibility of a big city with its shopping centers and the many activities to enjoy. 


And if you are as lucky as me to go by Voss area on your way towards Bergen and back ,you will also experience one of the most idyllic Norwegian tours. During winter you are guaranteed to go by the most beautiful snowy sceneries . Just pop old ballads on your speakers and enjoy the ride.


//Photography by Katerina Dima



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Oslo Bathroom Love

September 17, 2016





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While in Oslo during August I stayed at Comfort Karl Johan Hotel (see the blogpost here), and while my room and the hotel themselves were quite beautiful, what stole my heart was the absolutely amazing bathroom. The light was amazing, shining through the milky window glasses, it created an ambient calming atmosphere throughout the day.The high ceilings reinforced a lofty feeling, while the black and white design of the tiles defining the shower area gave depth but also accentuated the tall windows even more. I immediately took a shower and a long bath right after I layered out all my Aesop favorite travel sized products for an even more homey feeling. I loved the hotel but I was even more sad to leave this bathroom behind, definitely visiting again next time I am in Oslo for a few days.



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Santorini Retreat

September 9, 2016


I am in Santorini for a few days, flew right after the Paris Maison et Objet fair with a small stop in Athens to see my parents. I am officially on vacation, taking photos and enjoying myself while replying on the occasional urgent email. For now, I relish the relaxation, some coffee and endless hours under the sun in the pool, light reading and a lot of sleeping. If you follow me on instagram and snapchat I am sharing on my stories live videos of everywhere I am, so if you love sneak peeks you won’t want to miss those so just click on my profile photo on instagram and enjoy the Santorini tours. After I return I will be sharing details of the hotel I am staying with photos, I know a lot of you are asking me where it is, so stay tuned! I am off to enjoy my weekend 😉

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Paris Diaries : Hotel Henriette

September 6, 2016


If you follow me on Instagram and my instagram stories, you might have already seen sneak peeks from the Paris trip for Maison et Objet and some snaps from around Paris and our hotel. I have so many beautiful photos to share so it is taking me more time, especially since I am now on vacation in Greece (flying to Santorini tomorrow early morning), but I couldn’t wait anymore with sharing them.

Walking in Hotel Henriette, a boutique design hotel in the middle of Paris latin quarter, is a delight. All furniture are antique finds, while every other detail is either brand new or beautifully restored, for example the stunning herringbone floors or the old wooden stairs that take you to the upper floors.



Breakfast is served right next to the charming yard, and you can eat inside as well as take your plates and coffee outside. We were lucky with the warm weather so we spend so much time in the quaint yard, it was absolutely beautiful.

The room we stayed was wonderful as well, albeit a little bit on the small side. The stunning great french windows more than made up for it however, I loved the room and I could have stayed so many more days if I could. If you are visiting Paris, it is one of the hotels I will heartily recommend.

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