Living the dream in Praslin, Seychelles

12 avril 2018

When you think that it can’t get better than your stay at Constance Le Prince and it’s amazing mangrove but then you fly to Seychelles to experience Constance Lemuria… This little piece of paradise left us speechless…

One of my fav thing about the hotel was that the property allows you to be immersed in mother nature ♥

We got to experience one of Constance Lemuria‘s incredible private villa, set in a private garden with direct access to a very pretty wild beach ( you’ll see it on the photos below, the one with the incredible driftwood pieces ! ). Since each villa comes with a private service ( I knoooow that’s insane right? it was absolutely unreal for us! ), Jestiel was there to take great care of us. He was the sweetest person ever and made this trip even more special!

We absolutely felt in love with Anse Georgette, which happens to be on the Constance Lemuria property and which is, to me, one of the most beautiful beach I ever seen. We felt extremely lucky when the amazing Constance team surprised us with a breakfast there. No one was around yet, we had the beach for ourself. What a dream…

A huge thanx to Constance Hotels and Resorts fo this incredible experience we’re not ready to forget ♥♥♥ 

Sending you lots of love ♥

Lily

 

 

 

A wonderful escape between the mangrove and the Indian Ocean in Mauritius.

30 octobre 2017

At the end of September Jib and I got to discover the BREATHTAKING Constance Prince Maurice. Its amazing location, right between the Mauritian Mangrove ( I had no idea such a beautiful thing exists before going ) and the Indian Ocean makes this hotel very unique. We were lucky to spend three nights in a beautiful villa right in the mangrove ( you can see it here ) and what a beautiful experience it was! 

Constance’s philosophy of food embraces nature’s diversity and serves beautiful crafted food through fresh produce, innovative techniques and an harmony of flavors. In other words, it’s food heaven and just like last time at Constance Belle Mare, food and wine ( largest wine cellar of the Indian Ocean! ) were pretty incredible. Make sure to have lunch at the Asian restaurant ( sushis and dumplings were literally mindblowing ) and diner at the Barachois ( go for the yellow curry, trust me you won’t regret it ) as it’s a whole experience by itself ( it’s a floating restaurant in the middle of the mangrove! I know! Crazy right?! ).

Here’s some of the photos I took during our stay at Constance Prince Maurice (  you’ll notice while going through the pictures that the hotel’s very unique location made it drone heaven for me hehe ).

I hope you enjoyed the photos. I can’t wait to share with you the second part of our trip with Constance Hotels on a very special Island that we got to discover for the first time!

Sending you lots of love.

Sincerely yours ♥

Lily

 

A cooking class with locals at Uni Emi’s home! A must do when in West Sumatra!

10 octobre 2017

 

Padang’s regional food is the most globally famous of Indonesian culinary offerings. My favorite experience during my amazing culinary trip with the Indonesian tourism board was a cooking class with locals at Uni Emi’s home in Padang, West Sumatra. What an overwhelming experience!

We first stopped at the traditional market in Padang ( Pasar Ibuh Barat Payakumbuh ) to buy all the ingredients needed for cooking the famous Rendang. The market was a great experience itself! When in a foreign country I always try my best to explore local markets. I love love love local markets! It’s always full of colors, textures and most of the time friendly locals to interact with. We were definitely friendly welcomed at this one in Padang!

Uni Emi welcomed us into her home and taught us how to make Rendang. We were all super excited to learn from the Rendang Queen ahah! As soon as I got there, I was just like a kid and couldn’t stop smiling ( you’ll see it down there while I was in the kitchen learning how to make coconut milk with Emi’s friends, the lovely Madame Chong and Madame Ida  ). I was extreeeemely happy to be there! Everyone was so friendly and it was an incredibly overwhelming moment for me.  I feel really lucky and grateful to have been able to experience it ♥

 

 

We ended up having a FEAST! Emi cooked a full Nasi Padand! We had anchovies with patai rendang, mixed vegetables with herbs rendang, egg rendang, and meatball rendang. I was so excited as she also cooked grilled fish ( I don’t eat meat so I wouldn’t try the famous beef rendang ), green jackfruit curry, casava leaf curry, acar (pickled vegetables), and much more! Food was incredible!!! Like INCREDIBLE! ( Oh and I also learned how to properly eat with hands ahah! And I nailed it! )

When you’ll be in Padang, West Sumatra, make sure to book a cooking class with Uni Emi! Trust me you won’t regret it!

Also did I mention that Emi is the coolest person ever! I caught her gramming during lunch ahaha! You can find her on Instragram  ( she also has a Facebook page )! I mean it doesn’t get cooler than that right?!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart dear Emi for your warm welcome and for such a memorable experience. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, kindness and happiness with us ♥ You rock!

Also thank you to the my whole Wonderful Indonesia team for those crazy 10 days I will never ever ever forget! Love you guys!

 

 

Have a rainbow day ya’ll ♥

Sincerely yours,

Lily

 

( photo n°1: Jeliton De Leon/ photo n°4: Katevan Giordaze / photo n°14: Shasya Pashatama /photo n°24: Arie Parikesit )

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