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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!

 

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Visit AzoresVisit Portugal, TAPLouvre Michaelense, Street art with Walk & Talk AzoresCasa das Palmeiras – Charming House, Azor Hotel

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

The White 1921 Courchevel

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Design And Glam

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A Warm Welcome

The White 1921 is the new design hotel with the all white facade that makes the difference in the small village of Courchevel 1850, and sets the tone: a mix of design, glam and cool (yes). When I arrive, Agnes Bouanani, the friendly General Manager of the hotel, offers me a tea in the “small lounge” (on the photo montage below) while my room is prepared.

The 26-room hotel was completely redone by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, the famous French architect and designer. I really like the fairly intimate, simple and graphic (without excess) interior design, creating a pleasant and comfortable bubble difficult to leave so it feels good. 

Agnes is a great traveler graduated from the CFA Mederic, the hotel school in Paris (black and white portrait below). Concerned about the smallest detail, she also chose the restautant where I dine this evening, as the hotel has none. There is only a breakfast room. 

Looking out the window, I ask Agnes how Courchevel is in summertime : “I love summer in Courchevel, I make amazing rides. It’s quiet… Like being in an eagle’s nest“. I’m already late, I go take a swimsuit while Nathalie waits for me to go to the Aquamotion for lunch (lol) … Thank you Agnes! 

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The Breakfast Room

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The Spa

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White 1921 Courchevel, Office du tourisme de Courchevel,  www.les3vallees.com

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Many thanks to the White 1921 Courchevel, Mrs Agnès Bouanani and her great team, Tourist Office of Courchevel and 3 Vallées for this beautiful invitation. As always these opinions are my own.

A Suite in The White 1921 Courchevel

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The View

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My balcony

Beautiful view of the center of Courchevel 1850 village! I arrived at the White 1921 Courchevel from La Tania in the morning. Time to meet the bubbly general manager of this new hotel of 26 rooms and take a swimsuit (for my day spa in Aquamotion) and I went for lunch with Nathalie at Nikki Beach (next post).

In the early evening, I returned at the hotel like a whirlwind, to get dressed for the dinner (and I was late!). Late at night, I finally discovered my suite and fell in love with the balcony, view, carpet (with my red stiletto), decor and bed … and the slightly sloping ceiling and couch and … well everything!

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The Design

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A Graphic Cocoon

I didn’t want to leave! So the second night I forget the restaurant to lazily stay in the so comfy bed. The pillows and duvet are fantastic too!

The sleek style of the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte creates a universe where it feels both very relaxed and a little star (sorry not sorry, lol!). On the photo montage: Schuss, the chic magazine about mountain a journalist friend offered me.

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The Bathroom

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White And Rectilinear

The bathroom has no fancy. Everything is in the details: soft bathrobes and towels (photo above). The inside of the two sewing and cotton boxes have the same design as on the walls of the room and the hotel’s website (1).

The Acqua di Parma bath products: soaps make soft skin and remind me of the Sungai Gold in Bali (2). The minimalist equipment (l4). And especially the smart flush (3). 

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Good Night Courchevel!

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Informations  

White 1921 Courchevel, Office du tourisme de Courchevel,  www.les3vallees.com  

Related posts : HOTEL REVIEWS & DESTINATIONS

Many thanks to the White 1921 Courchevel (and its great team), Tourist Office of Courchevel and 3 Vallées for this beautiful invitation. As always these opinions are my own.