zondag 21 juni 2015

Lovely Links June

1. Shop the Iconic Amsterdam 9 streets online on 9straatjesonline
2. Italian street food... YES PLEASE,  Conde Nast Traveler selected some fine examples
3. The absolutely gorgeous kitchen crew of the beautiful Ett Hemm Hotel in Stockholm maintain a
     perfect, mouthwatering Instagram Account
4. The best way to prepare for an American Road Trip... American Food per State
5. Bring California home with these awesome vintage inspired images from this Etsy Account

zondag 14 juni 2015

Recent Discovery: The Thief - Oslo

On a recent business trip to beautiful Scandinvia I was lucky enough to stay in The Thief, a great Design Hotel.

As the name implies, The Thief steals you away from everyday life... and how.

The hotel is located at the waterfront in the recently renovated Tjuvholmen district. The Tjuvholmen district is one of Oslo's most exciting urban renewal projects as a centre for art, business and night life. Overlooking the Oslofjord, a breathtaking view is guaranteed.

A 5-minute taxi ride from Oslo Central Station or a 30-minute ride from Oslo Gardemoen Airport will take you to the island of Tjuvholmen.
What once was a prison islet in the 18th century is now home to an art lovers paradise.

The check in at the hotel is amazing, the super friendly staff is more than happy to create your own little itinerary to keep you busy while waiting for your room to be ready.
The check in time is the regular 3 O'Clock, due to an early flight I arrived at 9Am. But so much to do and see to keep me busy and happy for the time being.

The Astrup Fearnly Museum of Modern art is just outside the hotel and gives guests of The Thief free access. Also within walking distance of the hotel is the Nobel Peace Price House and the small harbor from where you can take a boat trip to the breathtaking fjords.

Getting back to the hotel... staying in at this place is no punishment at all, like staying in a 5 star property is ever a punishment. The room is one of the most comfy hotel rooms I have ever stayed in, huge soft beds covered in tons of pillows, order some room service, snuggle in and watch a movie. Or find a little surprise above your mini bar- the in room shopping drawer including OPI nail polish, comfy socks, toothpaste, face masques, and many more.

Or fix yourself a drink from your minibar with your own Mini Bar Tender Guide, how awesome is that for a late night fix?

Once you get tired of your room, which I doubt by the way, take the elevator up to the Thief's rooftop bar for cocktails and a view, perfect for long summer evenings.

Don't worry about a hangover the next morning, The Thief's Spa will guarantee a relaxing and fresh start of your day. The Thief's Spa is inspired by the Norwegian nature. The Thief Signature is a gift collection for those who want to try a bit of everything. Select your fav's from the spa menu and put them together in a combination of your choice.

Comfy beds, great surroundings, good food, happy staff, a seriously cool cocktail bar and a Spa where you can create your own treatment? We will be back.

The Thief
Landgangen 1
0252 Oslo Norway

Images in Courtersy of Hippy in High Heels 
Rooftop Image and Exterior Image in courtesy of The Thief Hotel Oslo