I love working in different environments and places. I feel like it keeps my creativity and good energy flowing. So when I find myself in different locations I love searching for the perfect spots to work from! However, this is a spot where I keep coming back to when I am in Lugano. I fell in love with its atmosphere the moment I first set step on the dock.
As you sit down your cappuccino will be waiting for you. You open your laptop and take a sip of your delicious coffee while replying to your emails. You can feel your seat moving slightly up and down as waves crash against the dock. When you decide that you are getting too hot and need some refreshment just get undressed and take a dive into the cold lake. As you climb back on the dock you look back and look over the beautiful lake with the mountains in the background. It’s mind blowing, honestly the best place to spend your day working or just to enjoy a relaxed day in the sun!
So there we go, in our Fiat 500 cruising down the mountains following the lake. The hot air flows through the car, blowing our hair into the air. Its a beautiful morning for exploring and spending the day in the sun. If you ever drive through Switzerland or Italy you will notice that you are determent to stop every 5 minutes to take a picture of the breathtaking view, that seems to become more and more beautiful as you continue driving.
You will also notice that after taking a picture of the amazing view you will want to dive right into the lake. Now there are many, but many beautiful spots to go to and enjoy a cooling dive while looking out onto the mountains. However, there is a spot where you can lay down your towel onto the sand underneath your parasol and dive into the lake. But you can also dive from a 10m diving board into a beautiful swimming pool. Or if you just want to leave the kids to get rid of their energy and you just want some peace and quiet then go to the cafe and enjoy a coffee while dangling your feet in the water. Its the perfect place to come if you want to get in some exercise (swimming in an olympic size pool) or just want to enjoy a day in the sun with your family. The beach is called Lido Di Lugano and it is definitely worth a visit when in Lugano.
In this exact moment I am dangling my feet in the water next to a beautiful white swan. We both seem to be enjoying the most stunning view. I am in love with this place and tomorrow I will tell you all about it! – Trust me, you will fall in love with it to.
After a hectic weekend going from France to Holland, then Holland to London, I have now finally arrived in Lugano. I took a late night flight and woke up in the country of coffee, spaghetti and love! Now, I consider myself being very lucky as my boyfriend is Italian. Yep, he is the typical Italian, he is passionate about food and cooks the best meals, he talks with his hands, and not to forget, he’s dark and handsome. He now lives in Lugano which is beautiful and is surrounded by stunning landscapes and cute villages. Together we go and explore and discover the most amazing places.
Today we woke up and had our morning coffee while sitting in the morning sun. Its hot, the perfect morning to dive into the lake to wake us up. We got on the bike and followed the lake, until we discovered the cutest place to lay down our towels. It is very hidden, so you have to look carefully. Its located on the lake Lugano in a town named Morcote. It is very small too but not many people know about it so you are never cramped. Its green, very green. You dive into the water while looking at the most stunning view. You lay on your towel and hear the sound of the waves crashing against the rock. You look over the water and watch the boats drive past. Its so relaxing, the perfect place to meditate.
Even though the location is surrounded by villages it is still very private. It is next to the road and in order to get to the platform you have to go down a few steps. It’s then completely surrounded by rocks and green. Its a lovely place to spend your day in the hot sun, while looking at the most stunning view.
We will never stop exploring so you can expect many more tips and secret locations to come! Keep updated everyone! X
I sat down, and looked at the beautiful view right in front of me. The house located only meters away from the water. The palm trees swinging making a rustling sound in the wind. But then I realised, why enjoy this beautiful view just from one aspect. Thats when we decided to get the bike and have a drive around and see where our curiosity would take us. With the beautiful hills on our right and the lake on our left we followed the road until we had to stop and take in the beauty of the view that was in front of us.
We sat down and allowed ourselves to get enchanted by natures beauty. Lugano is an amazing place. You can go from spending your day at the water to having hikes in the woods high up the mountain. – You can hike for hours and you will never get bored of the views, trust me. I definitely recommend you to go and visit this beautiful place, it is unique and has its secret spots that you definitely need to see. There are so many activities too. Go visit the centre and do some shopping, spend your day at one of the cutest beaches, hire a boat and explore the water, hike in the extremely beautiful woods or spoil yourself at one of the amazing restaurants. – After a few of their delicious coffees you might fit everything in one day! It is the perfect place. I’m sure you will love it too.
My next post will be about my next destination, which you would know about already if you follow me on Instagram! – However, for you that don’t know… surprise surprise!! Lets just say, I’ll be in breakfast heaven!
Early mornings need many early coffee’s and yesterday was definitely one of those early mornings! With the suitcases in our hand we stroll around Fulham Road towards a little cafe named Muni. I will be forever in love with their coffee! If you have read my article about this amazing little cafe you will definitely understand why!
While taking the last sip of my coffee we stood up and got ourselves together to make our way to the airport. My next coffee was going to be in the country where espresso’s are a way of life, a holy grail that everyone gets a taste of every single day. Soon I would be drinking my coffee while overlooking the lake of Como and Lugano!
As the doors of the plane open you could feel the warmth on your skin. The air is tight and hot, how I have missed those summer nights. I’m glad to be spending my next few days breathing in the warm air, diving into the cold lake. Feeling the hot sun burn on your skin while eating the best home-made ice-cream in a small street next to the lake overlooking the boats as they go past.
Como is definitely a place to visit when you are in love with Italy as much as I am. It has the prettiest roads to get lost in. The best ice-cream places scattered all over the place. The most beautiful views as you eat your fresh pasta and finish with a delicious coffee. You can feel the vibe, the atmosphere is relaxed and flowing. The heat keeps everyone mellow. The coffee keeps everyone busy. The food keeps everyone happy. And the views keeps everyone smiling. Especially compared to London, I feel that people here live a much happier life. – But lets be honest, how could you not be happy here! London is beautiful don’t get me wrong, but people end up living a much more stressful life. (Even I got caught up in the lifestyle) When was the last time you didn’t had to risk your life by crossing the street? When was the last time you sat down with a pasta and a glass of wine and really, but really tasted every single bite and took your time to enjoy the flavours? In Italy you almost get pressured by the waiter to talk about how good your food really was, and if you didn’t finish your plate they ask “why?”, “did you not like it?”, “ARE YOU OK?” People really live in the moment. And I believe that this is extremely important in life. That is when you are at our happiest.
So for the next few days I will be exploring the different roads, the lakes, the cafes, everything that makes a true Italian happy. – And what will probably make me so happy that I will end up staying here. ( I could fit right in right? Blue eyes, caramel skin, dark hair, not too tall of length.. let me just put on my lace navy Dolce & Gabbana dress while I sip on my espresso and ill just secretly blend in..) Allora.. ciao tutti, a domani! Tanti Bacci!
Misty mornings. Seemed like the perfect opportunity to go fly the drone and get some amazing shots of the clouds resting in between the mountains. And yet again, we were stunned about Lugano’s beauty. I don’t think I can ever get used to natures beauty, it’s full of surprises.
After our morning coffee, while the dog kept our feet warm, we decided to get the bike and go explore. As my boyfriend is Italian and lives here I have been to Lugano many times. But I will never be able to stop exploring. Every single time we discover something new, a new bar, a new road, a new view.
We stopped at a bar in a small road close to the Lake. Torta della nonna – the most light, creamy, crispy, and powdery sweetness you will ever taste. With the coffee short, strong and sweet it was perfect. I now understand why guys are such momma’s boys in Italy, why would you ever leave home if you can have this everyday?