Why you need to visit the Isle of Jersey

A relaxing trip to the Isle of Jersey

This summer, I took one of the most relaxing and beautiful trips of my life. I went to the Isle of Jersey. Where to exactly?, you might ask – at least, most of my friends asked. Well, the Isle of Jersey is a tiny (8 km x 14 km) British island just off the French coast. It’s near the gulf stream, so the weather is mostly fine and it’s perfect to just enjoy the quiet and relax. I truly loved it.

This is a very picture-heavy post, and there are still many more pictures I would have loved to share with you! Jersey is simply stunning. At the end of this post, you will probably want to travel there yourself, believe me ;)
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Where to buy fair fashion in London

The full London fair shopping guide

As a ‘fair shopper’, going on holiday naturally means that I won’t head into high street shops just because I’m abroad. Gladly, there’s more and more fair fashion boutiques and vintage stores popping up all over the world. On my last trip to London, I got lucky at a charity shop and actually only brought back secondhand souvenirs. If you’re planning a trip to London soon, here are my favourite London fair fashion shops you need to visit. There’s probably tons more, so tell me in the comments if you’ve got more tips for me!

London fair shopping boutiques

One of the (small) disadvantages of ethical shopping is that you mostly have to order online. There just aren’t a lot of fair fashion labels on the high street! Gladly, there are more and more ethical boutiques popping up – and of course there’s a few cute  London fair shopping boutiques as well.

The Keep 

The Keep is a beautiful little boutique in Brixton Village. It’s a really cute store and they stock all kinds of different fair fashion brands from People Tree to Armed Angels and Beaumont Organic. If you only want to get something small, they also stock beauty products and accessories. Little tip: After browsing The Keep you can go to the other lovely stores in Brixton village or go for a coffee just round the corner!
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10 London coffee shops you need to visit

10 London coffee shops you must visit

London and coffee, the perfect team. You probably know already: After living in London two years ago, it is one of my favourite cities in the world. The people, the streets, the restaurants, I love it all. And of course, the London coffee scene is amazing!

There are cool or cosy London coffee shops around every corner. On my last trip I had a lot of coffee, of course. I both tried some new places and visited my old favourites. If you’re planning on visiting soon, here’s my round-up of places you definitely need to go. By the way, if you’re looking for Paris or Berlin coffee, I’ve got you covered as well!

Ozone Coffee Roasters

The 10 London coffee shops you need to visit: Travel Guide

I have wanted to visit Ozone Coffee Roasters for absolute ages. This time, I finally made it. It’s a beautiful coffee shop near Old Street in East London.

The vibe there is beautiful, so you can easily sit there for hours on end, just drinking coffee, watching people and reading books. I went there for breakfast and had the most amazing banana bread with nut butter. Also, it’s open almost all the time. Highly recommended!

Address + Opening Times

11 Leonard Street, EC2A 4AQ
Mon – Fri: 7:00 – 22:00
Sat – Sun: 8:30 – 5:30

Monmouth Coffee Company

The 10 London coffee shops you need to visit: Travel Guide Monmouth is a long time favourite of mine, and it should be on the list of everyone visiting the best London coffee shops. There are two locations, one near Neals Yard, one right by Borough Market.

I prefer the Borough Market location, but you should probably go on a weekday when the market isn’t on. Otherwise you won’t have a chance to actually get inside ;) It’s worth the wait though, if there’s a queue!

Address + Opening Times

2 Park Street, London SE1 9AB
Mon – Sat: 7:30 – 18:00


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Travel Guide: How to spend a slow weekend in Leiden

How to spend a slow, sustainable weekend in Leiden

Summer time! This means holidays, free time, traveling! Over here in Germany, summer always starts with three bank holidays at the end of May. So, a few weekends ago, I travelled to Leiden in the Netherlands! It’s a beautiful little student town close to the coast. It felt a bit like walking through mini-Amsterdam – without the crowds and the red light district.

Apart from being really beautiful, Leiden is also the perfect spot if you want to spend a slow and sustainable holiday! You can get everywhere by bike or on foot, there’s a lot of vintage shops around and there’s healthy food options and small coffee shops too! I really fell in love with the town and its slow pace. That’s why I definitely recommend that you put it on your list of places to go!
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4 Berlin coffee shops you need to visit

4 Berlin coffee shops you need to visit

A few weeks ago, I went to Berlin to visit some friends. It’s such a cool city. We had the best time walking around, catching up and of course: Drinking coffee! Since I’ve been to Berlin a couple of times already (and my friends live there), we didn’t actually visit a lot of the sights. More time to visit the best Berlin coffee shops! We only had three days, so there are probably way more Berlin coffee shops that we didn’t get around to visit. After my Paris coffee round up, here’s my coffee guide for Berlin. If you have a favourite that’s missing from this list, let me know in the comments!

Roamers

4 Berlin coffee shops you need to visitRoamers in Neukölln is every plant lovers dream! It’s really pretty in there and both the food and the place are very Instagram-friendly ;) The coffee was really good too!

One thing to consider though: Roamers is definitely not a chill place. It’s a tiny coffee shop and we waited about half an hour for a table. We got to sit in the sun, so we didn’t care. Just remember: This isn’t a place to slowly enjoy your coffee and read a book on a Saturday afternoon.

Address + opening times

Pannierstrasse 64, 12043 Berlin
Tue – Fri: 9:30 – 19:00
Sat – Sun: 10:00 – 19:00

Betty’n Caty

Berlin coffee shops you need to visitBetty’n Caty is a wonderful lunchplace/coffee shop in Prenzlauer Berg. I bet you could have a wonderful brunch over here and the cheese cake was wonderful and fluffy.

We sat upstairs, so we were able to people watch while sipping our coffee. The staff was really nice and welcoming as well, always a plus in my book! The food is a little pricy, but looks really tasty if you want to treat yourself!

Address + opening times

Knaackstraße 26, 10405 Berlin
Mon – Fri: 08:00 – 22:00
Sat – Sun: 09:00 – 22:00

Brammibal’s Donuts

Berlin coffee shops you need to visitThis isn’t only a coffee shop, it’s a donut place. What’s more, it’s a vegan donut place with flavours like espresso, pumpkin cream cheese and raspberry almond (!). If this doesn’t make you curious, what’s wrong with you? ;)

Sadly, I was really full when we visited, but my friends claim that the donuts taste great. They definitely look great and you can go for a lovely walk along the Maybach Ufer if you’re visiting.

Address + opening times

Maybachufer 8, 12047 Berlin
Tue-Sun: 10:00 – 18:00

Zeit für Brot

Man, I love Zeit für Brot. They aren’t famous for their coffee (although it tastes great too!) but for their absolutely heavenly, massive cinnamon rolls. I wish I lived closer to eat one every single day, they are so good!

There’s a Zeit für Brot in Cologne (yes!), Frankfurt and Hamburg as well, so you should try to visit at least one of them. You won’t regret it.

Address + opening times

Alte Schönhauser Straße 4, 10119 Berlin
Mon-Fri: 7:30 – 20:00
Sat: 8:00 – 20:00
Sun: 8:00 – 18:00 Uhr

These are the Berlin coffee shops we visited. I can’t wait to go back and try even more!

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