I am planning the next family trip. It’s with excitement that I am making plans for Storlien. Storlien is in the Swedish Mountains of Jämtland, or as we all say ”fjällen”.
The expression ”fjällen” though, is quite a generic label and refers to all ski resorts in Sweden, which are quite a few as you can imagine. We have been going to Storlien, the very same resort where the Royal Family have their Ski Lodge. But it’s not posh at all which is quite nice. It’s the most chilled out lottle village I have ever been too.
Do you think I am a label addict on the slopes? Well, yes but not these kind of labels. When I ski I prefer to wear Swedish gear, to support my the Swedish Outdoor Indutry!
It would be to cool though, to wear this kind of stuff whilst skiing. Perhaps I need at least goggles from Gucci!?
I can see myself, a leisurely walk along the beach. Pixie is running in the sand playing with a ball, Mark is chasing after her, she’s laughing her little heart out. I am walking slowly behind them watching the sunset.
But where am I?
I think I may be in Mallorca… but where Palma, Cala D’Or, Cala Mesquida or Alcudia? I know I would love to be at a fancy boutique hotel in Palma with a roof top pool. Mark would love to be in Deia on the west coast or in Port Andratx.
But what’s best for Pixie? Sunwing Resort with Ving, Lollo & Bernie, mini disco, close to the beach, kids club and lots of activities all day. Yes, that’s the one.
Last year was all about the blue and denim, this year I will bring pastels, pink, yellow, green and blue. Probably some denim too but I intend to brighten things up. Fashionable Mama does summer in pastel this year! It’s decided, Mallorca and pastels it is!
It’s funny how I always get so stressed out when I am looking to book a holiday. I have been online every night since last Sunday scouring the internet for different deals, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey? Mark is going crazy with me forever asking him to come over to my sofa to view a hotel, resort or destination. But I can’t help it, I am indecisive and I can’t make up my mind without him.
This year I have decided that we need a treat, a better hotel than last year, closer to the beach, bigger apartment and less time cooking & more time to relax. Yes, it seems I am considering an All Inclusive, not really my style but perhaps this is the year to try it.
This evening Pixie and I had a look at the Ving site and the videos where you can see different resorts, beaches, pools and children activities. Every time Pixie saw a beach she said ”Can we go there, mummy?!” I know she’ll have a great time when we go away this summer but it seems so far away. If we go away in July I have to wait for six months for my trip. It just seems crazy to plan so far ahead. But… (in my mind I have already started planning what to bring)
We’re off to Crete for a well deserved holiday and as usual I have started the preparations already. In fact, I started writing my packing list a long time ago, several weeks.
This year I have aspirations to be completely chilled out, and comfortable in my outfits and as I have so much beach wear, I’ve also decided to buy as little as possible and instead use the stuff I already have at home.
For part of my wardrobe I am taking inspiration from the nautical, all american, causal Hamptons style and I hope to perfect the look.
Some of my key items will be my…
Happy Sunday to you all!
I’m already getting ready for my summer trip, this will be perfect on the beach in Mallorca, we’re we’ll be staying at a Ving Resort in Alcudia, super deluxe family room.
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