Arrived one day early to this fabulous paradise. A trip to the cabin at Nøtterø is mandatory come summer. Playing cards and drinking Sancerre in the sunset. Stay tuned for more glipses of this Norwgian heaven on earth.
Oh yes, the sun and the tropical heat we have had here in Norway lately is making us all cheerful. However, some times during the day I actually need a break. And what do I do to keep myself busy with during these breaks? Play with my frightfully chic Duchess of Cambridge paper doll of course. Totally normal for a thirty year old married woman who is also a mother.
This sassy kit kame with the June issue of Tatler, and I must say this is a new hobby I am taking very seriously.
See you later, I have important business to attend to.
I already layed out for you the poor luxury treats in Villa Joyosa. Please don’t get me wrong, it’s a super cute little town perfect for low key relaxation. But after a few days of eating at beach restaurants and hanging around the house I get restless and need some pampering.
The Asia Gardens is a huge hotel located up the hill, a ten minute drive from Villa Joyosa. My friends and I went to get some relaxing quality time. The massage was great, and the pool area is beautiful. If you need a moment of luxury you should book a treatment here. Finish your day with a lunch at the Bellagio, and you have had a nice portion of fabulosity to get you through your vacation.
Let’s be honest. Villa Joyosa is not quite like the French Riviera. You do not have the ravisihing night life, nor the fabulous boardwalk with luxurious shops and restaurants. So to get a taste of luxury you have to know where to go and be a little creative.
I discovered The Bellagio when I visited the place with my in-laws earlier this year. This is a fab sports club with tennis and a pool, and of course a nice restaurant. Located ten minutes drive from Villa Joyosa up in the mountains, you get a spectacular view. Great dining and good service. Order Champagne and have fun. They have a limo service if you want to be over the top.
At the courts in an incredible heat.. Desperate Norwegian in Spain
At the local chocolate shop
Daisy Duke’s always works
Tatler in the shade. My all time fave mag
Walking the colorful streets of Villa Joyosa
Quality time with my beautiful friend at the SPA
Drinking red wine and watching my hubby setting the table
By the pool after an incredible massage
Showing off my fave summer bracelet
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OMG I got back to Norway yesterday, and the temperature is almost the same as in Spain! This is the best summer we have had in Norway in years and I could not be more thrilled. It is almost too hot to stay chic. My make-up is running off my face every thirty minutes and it’s too hot to wear any of the cool summer outfits I have planned to wear.
So all I have to share for now is this Tatler magazine in the shade. I don’t want to scare you off with pictures of me trying hard to look like I run a perfect lifestyle blog, that would just be trying too hard.
Time to pack up the bikini and sunglasses, today we are going back to Norway after a wonderful vacation here in Villa Joyosa. What a cute little town! This small Spanish village is so charming and totally low key. No need to dress up when you are out and about, everyone is too busy looking at the beautiful colors on the houses anyways. Here are my favourite things to do in Villa Joyosa:
Restaurant in town: Hogar del Pescador
Restaurant on the beach: Hogar del Pescador Playa
Restaurant by the port: Camarta
SPA: Asia Gardens
Sight seeing: The small streets in the old part of town (pictures above)
Chocolate cravings: Valor
Thank you for having me Villa Joyosa, see you next year!
The first day I arrived here in Spain, I spent some time in the kitchen making a bunch of baby food for the two weeks we are here. A very important tips for this scenario: Yummy Pouch. They are so light, I brought ten empty pouches here. They are my best baby purchase.
This dish is one of my 10 months old son’s favourites. This is what you do:
1 parts chicken breast, no skin
1 part carrots
1/2 part sugar peas
A little bit of shallots for taste
Some vegetable oil
Cut all the ingredients in pieces. Fry chicken and shallots in the oil on medium heat until the chicken is almost cooked through. Add carrots and sugar peas. Fry a little more until and then cover half of it with water. Boli under lid until all ingredients are soft (depends on the size of the chunks). Use a wand mixer and make a smooth purée. You can leave some big pieces if you baby has started chewing.