Anna Julia

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A Room (or a Ryokan, Yurt or R.V.) With a View

Vacation lodging used to mean a room with four walls in a hotel or motel. Today travelers are increasingly seeking — and easily finding — accommodations that allow them to be more in tune with their surroundings, be it a forest, a beach or a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.<p>Airbnb’s booking …

28 Perfect Scandi Street Style Outfits to Steal From Copenhagen

The trifecta of impossibly cool Scandinavian fashion weeks has finally come to a close: Stockholm, Oslo, and last but certainly not least, …

Street Style

The 23 most colorful cities in the world

Rainbow-colored architecture for your bucket list<p>If the gray of winter has you feeling a little gloomy, we’ve got a solution: Let your imagination stray to the vibrant locales of far-off places. Nothing stokes wanderlust quite like a colorful photo, and some of the world’s most beautiful cities are …

Cape Town

Wishing I was @bluelagoonis again. Winter in Iceland is the best.

This Country Just Made It Illegal to Pay Women Less Than Men

It's a ground-breaking legal change.<p>Iceland just broke new ground in fighting gender pay discrimination.<p>The country will now penalize companies that …

How to Hygge

The Scandinavian philosophy known as hygge (pronounced hue-guh) is about not just enduring but also embracing winter by cultivating coziness. A …

Hygge

How this super-popular hygge habit might actually save the planet

In the summer, I have a natural-light–induced version of FOMO: If the sun’s out, I feel like I need to be too. So in the winter, I relax, and there …

Hygge

When Animals Are at Risk, Special Netherlands Police Force Defends Them

THE HAGUE — Hours before a rare snowstorm hit this city last month, Sgt. Erik Smit got a call from dispatch: A Jack Russell was locked out on a third-story balcony.<p>Neighbors heard it barking and knew that the owner, who had left for work at 7:30 a.m., would not be back until the end of day, when …

Law Enforcement

How to Hygge Your Home: 13 Must-Haves for Your Coziest Life (Ever!)

It’s the Danish noun for “cozy” and these products will make your living space the coziest place ever.<p>You know that experience when you hear a word …

Hygge Is Where the Heart Is

Baby, it’s cold out there. And I don’t mean the weather. This, the most divisive political season in memory, has truly been the winter (and spring and fall and summer) of our discontent. Many of us are struggling. It’s not even a question of loving our neighbor at this point; it’s more a question …

All New Styles for Designer Homes in 2017

Sharing Is Good<p>Do you know how you can change your style and adapt it to the new trends every year? Sure, you would not dream of wearing anything …

Forget Hygge—There's a New Finnish Word That Perfectly Describes Your Weekend Plans

If you've ever spent the day drinking in your underwear from the coziness of home, you've been participating in <i>kalsarikannit</i> without even knowing it. …

6 ways to make your life more "Hygge" - the Danish secret to happiness

Unless you are from Denmark or Norway, the concept of “hygge” (pronounced hoo-gah) was likely foreign to you until the past few years when this idea …

Paris: Coffee On The Left Bank At Bleu Olive

The long, curving Rue de Grenelle is lined with sweet-smelling bakeries, high-end stationery shops, and tasteful clothing boutiques, all in the …

France

3 Luxury Hotels in Paris to Stay in During Maison et Objet 2017

As you know BRABBU is going to be at Maison et Objet 2017 on Hall 5B Stand L29-M30. The famous furniture show is getting closer, which means that you …

Mandarin Oriental

Famous film locations in France

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 15:07 22 December 2016 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 15:37 11 January 2018<p>Amelie Poulain's Cafe des 2 Moulins in Montmartre © Martin Robson<p>Archant<p>From little …

France

The virtues of a tourist-free arrondissement

<b>By Mary Winston Nicklin,</b><i> Special To The Washington Post</i> It’s a chilly October night, so cold that my breath is a cloud of steam, and I’m going …

France

10 Wonderful Places To Visit In Paris That Will Inspire You

This is the city of love, lights, food, fashion and art and millions of tourists every year are drawn by its appeal, culture, romance, and style. …

Is Paris losing residents because of Airbnb?

At least one city official seems to think so<p>Apparently, Paris is losing residents.<p>Between 2009 and 2014, about 13,000 people left the City of Lights and some Paris officials are putting the blame on a perhaps unexpected catalyst: Airbnb.<p>The French capital is Airbnb’s largest market; There are …

Hospitality

In search of the best hot chocolate in Paris

Once you've had a cup of rich French hot chocolate in the cold winter, you'll soon understand why the best hot chocolate in Paris makes everything …

Layover in Paris: things to do, Paris Airport hotels and other tips

<i>Paris Travel Blog 2018. Last update: March 2018</i><p>Planning a long flight with a layover in Paris? The City of Light has so much to offer that Paris is …

7 Ridiculously French Things You Have To Do At Least Once

Let’s be honest, we’ve all wished we were French at least once in our lives. From their carefree living to their effortless style, the French way of …

Hotel Bel Ami - Luxury Hotel Paris

There are 108 en suite rooms (including seven suites) decked out along almost Nordic design lines with minimal fuss and the odd blocks of greens and …

Hygge: the Danish secret to surviving winter

Slick roads, sunless skies and soul-crushing snowbanks — Edmonton's winters can make even the hardiest of people despair for spring.<p>But there may be …

Aspen, CO

Photo by me, Anna Julia. May 2015

Forget Hygge: 2017 Will Be All About Lagom

Has the concept of <i>hygge</i> recently entered your consciousness? You’re not alone. Hygge, or the Danish idea of “coziness,” can be found in anything from a roaring fire to a perfect pair of lumpy socks, and it has long been a vital aspect of the Scandinavian culture. And 2016 was the year in which it …

What Is Hygge? Everything You Need to Know About the Danish Lifestyle Trend

It'll help make winter more bearable.<p>I'm sure you've come across the word in the past few months, but what in the world is hygge?<p>Let's start with how you say it. Pronounced "hoo-ga," this Danish concept cannot be translated to one single word but encompasses a feeling of cozy contentment and …