Visit Vietnam

1 Aug 2014 12:14:14

Vietnam Hoi An Lanterns

 

Hoi An: a tiny town hidden away in the depths of Vietnam with tottering Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples, and ancient tea houses. Everyone cycling everywhere, (mainly) smiling. At sunset: lanterns lit, twinkling candles bobbing on the Old Town river. Take us back there now.

 

Vietnam Hoi An Sunset

 

Vietnam Hoi An Shops

 

Images from here, here and here

 

0 Comments | Posted in Out and About By The MiH Team

WISH YOU WERE HERE

17 Jun 2014 15:24:13

Mykonos, Greece

 

With the holiday season in full swing we can’t help but dream of sandy beaches, sunshine filled days and the ability to do nothing (without guilt!).  One of the MiH team recently came back from Mykonos, Greece and has shared her time there on our blog. Warning: reading this blog post may cause severe jealousy.

 

Mykonos, Greece

 

This small Greek island lies between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos making it an ideal location to set up base and island hop or just stay and discover many of the beaches, two of which are completely unspoilt. Being able to travel off season makes this a perfect chill out location, hotel of choice for this visit was Vencia Boutique Hotel which has the most wonderful pool and views.

 

Mykonos, Greece

 

One of the best places to eat is right on a beach and is called Kikis. The food there is gorgeous with lots of fresh vegetables and fish, all with the backdrop of the clear blue sea (be warned the water can be very cold!)

 

Mykonos, Greece

 

Mykonos, Greece

 

The whole of the island is beautiful, with an Instagram-worthy view no matter which way you turn, and white buildings and blue doors galore. You won’t want to go home.

 

Mykonos, Greece

0 Comments | Posted in Out and About By MiH Team

CRUSHING ON COPENHAGEN

3 Mar 2014 17:22:15

If you’re thinking about visiting Copenhagen you must know that it has much more to offer than ‘probably the best lager in the world’ by Carlsberg. Copenhagen is a compact city boasting all the particulars you could hope for in a short haul break. Be warned – you need to arrive hungry.

 

Copenhagen

 

Start at Café Norden for their epic brunch platter – it contains every type of brunch option you could wish for all on one plate. Or opt for an open sandwich, which by local tradition allows for substantially more filling than your usual sandwich. The relaxed nature of the dining room sets the tone for the Copenhagen experience.

 

Just outside Cafe Norden is one of the longest pedestrian shopping streets in Europe. In the Strøget they’ve even made the inevitable window nosing easier by the eradicating the worry of getting hit by a car as you wonder how many shoes you can fit in your carry on.

 

Head to Mikkeller for pre-dinner drinks, here you will find over 20 various beers. The pumps are numbered on the wall, you just pick which description takes your fancy and start pulling. It’s worth remembering that some beers are up to 10%, so pace yourself. The thirst quenching selection is complimented with cured meats and olives to pick at. This place attracts a hipster crowd, which should be expected given the guys who run the place; welcoming, but cool; you’ll want to open your own Mikkeler by the time you stumble up the stairs to the exit.

 

 

Copenhagen

 

Once you are fully satisfied with your beer consumption, move onto the Oliver and the Black Circus for dinner. This very cool bar-come-restaurant has a menu of small, tapas style plates. It’s easy to over order but worth every bite. 

 

Amidst all of the cool bars and restaurants you have your typical tourist attractions. The famous Mermaid statue, the Carlsberg Factory, as well as hilly spacious parks you can walk off all that food and drink in.

 

They are a happy bunch in Denmark because everything is so simple. They have managed to organise their bars, restaurants and lives in a way that eradicates stress. It’s no wonder Denmark is the 7th happiest country in world.  

 

Image from here

0 Comments | Posted in Out and About By MiH Team

A POSTCARD FROM CHLOE

17 Feb 2014 17:09:34

We're pretty entranced by the idea of a holiday right now, and since our SS14 collection landed online, we've become pretty excited about what to wear on this phantom holiday too. With this in mind, we asked our Creative Director and Founder, Chloe Lonsdale, about Tarifa, her favourite holiday destination.

 

 

Tarifa

 

 

Place where you stayed

We stay in the Arte Vida  if we want the beach party vibe or otherwise rent a small house in the hills above it – our favourite is El Cancho, or the 'Wallpaper House'. It’s truly amazing to be perched high above the sea where you can watch dolphins and surfers co-exist, whilst being surrounded by cow bells and mountain flowers. It's basic living but that’s how we like it.

 

Places you dined (restaurants, cafes, coffee shops, juice bars, etc.) 

Every day we have a breakfast of tomato bread and fresh juice at Café Azul in the old town – it's buzzing with locals and always a treat. Lunch is normally either simple Spanish fare at Chiringito Tanagana or Club Mistral, where you can have easy beach food with your feet in the sand and your wetsuit hung out to dry alongside. Sundowner cocktails are a must on the beachfront of Arte Vida. They make lethal caiparinha's and have live DJs until the lights go out – but it's flip flops and t-shirts all the way. For an amazing dinner, Mandragora is out of the centre of town and hard to find but well worth it. It has a strong Moroccan influence combined with Mediterranean flavours. Lastly amazing tapas from Bar Morilla is a must before you leave.

 

Where you went (shops, galleries, museums, parks, beaches, etc.) 

The main draw is the beach where you can simply relax in the shade of the palms or more often than not take up kite surfing at one of the many easy going kite schools. Everyone here kites or is learning and there is nothing like seeing a clear blue sky bobbing with the site of a hundred colourful sails in the wind – it is both an exhilarating and peaceful sport. There are also amazing Andalusian horses you can ride at dawn (we love The Hurricane Hotel for this) and for the more adventurous, a boat to Morocco is only 20 minutes and you can see across the straits most days. An afternoon in Tangier is an exotic experience and quite a reminder of the Moorish influence that reins over this part of Spain. Lastly, spend an afternoon wandering the narrow streets in town where cool surf shops vie with small boutiques for space  - there are lots of local artisans and I always find some new treasures every time I'm there.

 

 

Image from here

This interview first appeared in C Social Front

0 Comments | Posted in Out and About By MiH Team

LA BODYCON EVENT

28 Oct 2013 16:30:40

Earlier this week we showed you the pictures from our London Bodycon event, now we can show you the LA one! Set in a rustic West Hollywood restaurant called AOC, we caught up with Alexis Brunswick from Style.com, Khanh Tran from WWD and many more amazing women. Can you tell that this was hosted at a wine bar? Total coincidence…promise! 

 

MiH Jeans Bodycon Launch LA

 

 

MiH Jeans Bodycon Launch LA

 

 

MiH Jeans Bodycon Launch LA

 

 

MiH Jeans Bodycon Launch LA

 

MiH Jeans Bodycon Launch LA

 

 

MiH Jeans Bodycon Launch LA

 

 

MiH Jeans Bodycon Launch LA

Tags:

0 Comments | Posted in Out and About By MiH Team