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Azores: My Addresses In Ponta Delgada

24 Hours in Ponta Delgada

A Walk in The Historical Center

First day of my trip to the Azores, where I will discover two islands of this beautiful Atlantic Ocean archipelago, São Miguel and Santa Maria. I am super excited, cause I’ve wanted visiting the Azores for a long time!

Départ aux aurores de Bruxelles vers Ponta  Delgada (capitale des Açores sur l’île de São Miguel), via Lisbonne avec la TAP. Nous arrivons en milieu de journée. Le temps est changeant, couvert avec des éclaircies. Mais ça fait partie du charme de l’archipel, les 4 saisons en un jour. 

In the old city, time seems to be stopped, with imposing monuments (Portas da Cidade de Ponta Delgada, 1783) and churches (Igreja Matriz de São Miguel) dating from the sixteenth century. Cobbled streets, green squares, some brightly colored facades (photos below) … 

  

Where To Sip A Tea From The Azores

Louvre Michaelense

Take time to get lost in the city! Take time to get lost. That’s how I found my address: where to sip a tea from the Azores!  

Louvre Michaelense is both a shop (photo 3 above), a tea room (2) and a delicatessen (1). It offers a selection of rare objects and sought local products, with regressive packaging in an ancient framework. The concept reminded me of A Vida Portuguese (in Lisbon). A friendly trendy spot.

Where To Sleep

  

La Casa das Palmeiras

I first saw from a distance the roof of the house that contrasted with the local architecture. Built in 1901, La Casa das Palmeiras is more like one of these Art Nouveau villas on the French Riviera. Recently renovated, this small hotel with 10 rooms is a gem. Perfect for an elegant weekend.

Awesome adress, less is more!   

    

What’s up?

Discovering Street art

What a fantastic surprise! I am a creative (photographer, former art director). So imagine my happiness walking and seeing these amazing Street art works in Ponta Delgada! Oups, I really apology, I lost my notes with the titles of the art works and names of the artists.

 

Where To Drink & Dinner

The Panoramic Terrace of The Azor Hotel

It is always a great pleasure for me to stay or dinner in a hotel decorated by Nini Andrade Silva! I love her work and personality. She has this ability to dramatize space and create unique universes in which we feel good.

After a long time on the relaxing terrace of the Azor Hotel, we dine at the restaurant A Terra Fornaria. The food (promoting local ingredients) and service are great. Definitely my chic address from Ponta Delgada!

 

Photos & vidéos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Many Thanks to Visit Azores, Visit Portugal and TAP for this beautiful invitation. As always these are my opinions.

Açores: mes adresses à Ponta Delagada

24h à Ponta Delgada

Promenade dans le centre historique

Premier jour de ce voyage aux Açores, où je découvrirai deux îles de ce superbe archipel de l’Océan Atlantique, São Miguel et Santa Maria. Je suis très excitée, ça faisait longtemps que je souhaitais visiter les Açores!

Departure at dawn from Brussels to Ponta Delgada (the capital of the Azores in São Miguel island), with a stopover in Lisbon with TAP airline. We arrive in midday with a changing weather, both cloudy rainy and from time to time sunny. It’s part of the charm of the archipelago, 4 seasons in one day. 

Dans la veille ville, le temps semble s’être arrêté, avec ses imposants monuments (Portas da Cidade de Ponta Delgada, 1783) et églises (Igreja Matriz de São Miguel) datant du XVIe siècle. Rues pavées, un square, des façades aux couleurs vives (photos ci-dessous)… 

  

Où siroter un thé des Açores

Louvre Michaelense

Prenez le temps de vous perdre. Ainsi je suis tombée sur l’adresse : où siroter un thé des Açores! 

Louvre Michaelense est à la fois, une boutique (photo 3 ci-dessus), un salon de thé (2) et une épicerie fine (1) qui propose une sélection d’objets et produits locaux recherchés, aux packaging régressifs dans un cadre désuet. Le concept m’a fait penser à A Vida Portuguese (à Lisbonne). Convivial et très actuel. 

Où dormir

  

La Casa das Palmeiras

J’ai d’abord vu de loin la toiture qui contrastait avec l’architecture locale. Construite en 1901, La Casa das Palmeiras ressemble plus à une de ces villas Art Nouveau de la Côte d’Azur. Récemment entièrement rénové, ce petit hôtel de 10 chambres est un petit bijoux. Idéal pour un élégant week-end.

Superbe adresse, less is more!   

    

Quoi de neuf?

Découvrir du Street art

Quelle surprise! Je suis une créative, alors vous imaginez mon bonheur en découvrant ces oeuvres de Street art disséminées de parts et d’autres dans Ponta Delgada. Toutes mes excuses, j’ai perdu mes notes avec les titres des oeuvres et noms des artistes. Oups!

 

Où boire un verre et dîner

La terrasse de l’Azor Hotel

C’est toujours un grand plaisir pour moi de séjourner ou dîner dans un hôtel décoré par Nini Andrade Silva! J’aime beaucoup son travail et sa personnalité. Elle a cette capacité à dramatiser l’espace et à créer des univers uniques dans lesquels on se sent bien.

Après un long moment sur la superbe terrasse de l’Azor Hotel, nous dînons au restaurant A Terra Fornaria. La cuisine et service sont top. Résolument mon adresse chic et relaxe de Ponta Delgada! 

 

Photos & vidéos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Un grand merci à Visit Azores, à Visit Portugal et à la TAP pour cette superbe invitation. Comme toujours, ce sont mes opinions.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles in Mahe

Relaxing at The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

My Favorite Resort

of this first stay in the Seychelles to totally feel cut off from the world! Everything is just magical in this hotel: the landscape, architecture of the villas that blends into the nature, welcome, service and view from wherever you are … the spa and yoga to feel more beautiful from the inside! I’d already presented you to the excellent Four Seasons Sayan – Ubud Bali spa

And I dream that the experience lasts forever too (lol)!

My Gorgeous Villa

  

The Infinite Pool

I am delighted to stay in a (2,002 sq. ft.) Serenity Villa overlooking the Indian Ocean, white sand beach and tropical forest. Blue, white and green colors as far as the eye can see! Wow …

I love the awesome “Hollywood” bathroom and infinity pool where I spend a lot of time (first photo of the article, picture on the right above and second photo below).

 

The Bathroom

    

I’m always impressed

by the attention to detail of the Four Seasons. Beyond an elegant interior design, there is a great mastery of comfort that anticipate all of the our needs as guests! Chic and practical

The Room

     

Yes, Getting Out Of Bed Is A Real Challenge!

But as soon as the curtains are wide open, the amazing sight attracts me on terrace (picture below). And I admire the sunrise … and remain hours to contemplate the infinite horizon! Meditation of a hyperactive!

The Breakfast

The ZEZ Restaurant

I go down to the ZEZ located near the beach, in a nice flowery golf cart for having the breakfast (photo 1 of the assembly above). I like how the buffet is presented with a bagel tree, croissants and breads with chocolate as good as in France! The choice is much more extensive! 

True to my versatile (lol) routine of the moment: today I choice a fried egg with a delicious fresh watermelon juice and green tea!

The Beach

During the hottest hours,

I prefer stay under the covered terracce and plunge in the pool of my villa. It’s also quieter without the children’s cries. I wait until the late afternoon to go swimming in the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean. No more children, no overwhelming sunshine, just a few couples or groups of friends and superb brightness. And I do a contemplative walk on the fine sand.

Then back to the villa, a shower and I go dinner with friends at the Kannel restaurant that serves delicious creole specialties from Seychelles and my chocolate – coconut ice cream (photos below).

The Spa

Oops, I Couldn’t Stop By The Spa Without Testing A Treatment!

In Bali, I experienced a fantastic massage inspired by Tibetan techniques. In the Seychelles, I discover the healing virtues of yoga, thanks to my excellent teacher, Ganga Sadhuka (photos below). 

In a dream setting, I gently practiced postures with legs in the air, to rest my organs! Impressive and deeply relaxing! Far away from the exaggerated acrobatic demonstrations of the trendy yogi gurus on Instagram!

To help me to continue practicing when I will be back home, Ganga elaborated a yoga program with the postures related to my needs. Tailor-made yoga! Namaste.

    

Photos & vidéo : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Many thanks for this fabulous stay to the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles and its great team, especially Amy and Ganga. Also many thanks to the Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles. As always, these are my opinions.