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My favorite place in France has to be the Pays Basque. I had a quick surf holiday together with the boyfriend a few weeks ago. We try to go there at least once a year. I love the lifestyle and the diversity in beaches from the uber chique Biarritz with it’s amazing views and great longboard spots to the laid back beaches in Hossegor. What is not to love. Speaking of food… I am in love with the brebis cheese combined with cherry jam. Sounds like heaven doesn’t it? So let me share some tips about this perfect vacation area.

Biarritz

Miremont-Biarritz, 1Bis Place Georges Clemenceau 64200 Biarritz, +33 5 59 24 01 38
For the most amazing pastry but most of all the view is out of this world. It litteraly is a moving painting.

Market, Rue des Halles 64200 Biarritz
Visit the daily market for fresh local products and oysters and wine for lunch. You got to love the french for this.

Harbour
Eat freshly caught fish in-between the fishing boats and enjoy the relaxed Biarritz vibe. Maybe go in for a refreshing dip in the ocean after lunch.

Bidart

Wallako surf shop, 111 Avenue de Biarritz 64210 Bidart, +33 5 59 24 36 41
Very special surfshop with the best selection handcrafted single fin boards run by a very passionate shop owner who really takes the time to explain all you need to know.

Guethary

Harotzen Costa, Jetée des Alcyons 64210 Guéthary, +33 5 59 47 19 74
Very tasty pintxos (basque tapas) but above all the best place to take in the serenity of the atlantic ocean. Go and see and taste it yourself.

Hossegor

Shopping in Hossegor, Avenue Paul Lahary 40150 Soorts-Hossegor
It is almost impossible to miss, the main shopping street of Hossegor. All major surf brands have flagship store here but you can also find brands like Sandro and Isabel Marant in the numerous boutiques.

Glace Romane, 31, avenue Paul Lahary 40150 Hossegor
Best ice cream ever! Period! Try caramel beurre sale it is to die for.

Bridge Hossegor, Avenue Paul Lahary 40150 Soorts-Hossegor
On your way from the Hossegor town centre to the beach you cross a bridge over the Hossegor lake. To make your stay more exciting, with high tide you can actually jump of it. Make sure it is high tide, you don’t want to break something ;)

Seignosse

Chez Monette, 5 avenue Jean Moulin, 40510 Seignosse
If you are fed up with french food you can get really nice asian food here.

Le surfing, 6 Place des Estagnots, Seignosse, +33 5 58 47 99 76
The perfect hang out after a surf sesh. Good vibes only!

Capbreton

Capbreton square, Place de L’hotel de Ville 40130 Capbreton, +33 5 58 72 11 76
The heart of Capbreton. This cosy square represents France at it’s best and is our favorite place to hang out and enjoy the Basque summer nights with a cold sirop du peche.

Capbreton market, Allée Marines, 40130 Capbreton
A very nice market to go for groceries. I try to avoid the big super markets, everything you need you can find here.

I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know if you have other great tips about this place you want to share.

X. N.

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Stuck in Barcelona

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The last half a year I have been traveling a lot but I haven’t been posting a lot on the blog unfortunately. I decided that I will post more about traveling because that is what I really like.
So what you see in the pictures is a day in Barcelona where I was stuck because I was not allowed to take my dog on the train and my boyfriend had to come pick me up and drive all the way from France. In the mean time I did some sightseeing and trying to figure out the self-timer on my camera.

X. Nina

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Girls weekend

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So last weekend we had girls weekend on the island of Terschelling. My sister, Brenna and I where going to have a whole weekend by ourselves doing girls stuff. Hell yes for that! Singing girls songs, watching chick flicks etc etc.

The boyfriend and I have a cute little chalet on this island which is perfect for these kind of weekend get aways. The weekend starts off with 2 hour boat ride towards the most beautiful northern islands of Holland. The expected weather was not so great but thus more space and quietness for us! As you can see we enjoyed the beautiful sunset and views of the ‘wadden’.

So the next day we went for a 3 hour hike in the pouring rain. Personally I think these kind of hikes are the best. There are no people around, seals come and great you on the beach and most of all it really feels like adventure. If you ask Brenna of my sister Esther they might say the opposite. :) Thank you babes for the awesome weekend and great laughs!

X. N.

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Balmain Salt Spray

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 Let me tell you about my latest beauty purchase. When cutting my hair short I also needed a new hair product. Balmain Salt Spray it was. This product gives your hair a stringy scruffy structure. Perfect beach hair a la ‘Salt hair, don’t care. It has a great smell and great for beach babes who don’t have the opportunity to dip their hair in the sea everyday. Sold here and here

 

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Beautiful Marocco

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It has been some time ago already but I still want to share this with you guys. In januari I went to Marocco to do a photoshoot for the brand I am currently working for. We wanted to capture the true travelers spirit and there is no better place then Marrakech to do so. When arriving by plane I was amazed by the mesmerizing snowy mountain ranges of the Atlas against the backdrop of Marrakech. This ancient city beholds many secrets and beautiful places hidden behind the cities red walls. It is one big maze if you ask me. But if you are looking for the the 1001 and 1 nights experience Marrackech is the place to be. Thank you awesome crew for making it happen!

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View

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Enjoy this nice view of my home town Scheveningen. Love this place, running on the beach earlier this and now enjoying this great view. Today started of soft but it became really cold after all. What I’m wearing sort of has been my winter uniform. The boots and the knit are so comfortable and warm. Happy weekend!

COS // knit
Cheap Monday // jeans
UGG Australia // boots

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commit2fit

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Januari is almost over and some of you may already seen it but this januari I am joining the #commit2fit movement. There is no better start of 2014 than working on yourself. This means I will be doing 15 workouts this month and you can follow my progress on Instagram @ninamoerdijk. To make it more fun I switch up my workouts with running, dancing, swimming and fitness since I find it to cold to be in the water surfing. I still hope to sqeeze some SUP action inbetween since it is not that cold standing on top of the water most of the time. So how many workouts have you done so far?

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walk in the woods

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What are you up to this weekend? Going for a walk in the woods maybe? I kind of fell in love with hiking boots. I know they are hidious right? But still I started to like those chuncky big boots especially combined with huge woolen socks. What are you thoughts about that?

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