Costa del Sol, Spain

Scarf – Weston

Friendship bracelets – mix of DIY & Lucy Folk (with gold taco). Watch – Sekonda. Lipstain – YSL. Bodice top – Motel Rocks. Gold bangle – Saught

First pic/outfit: Pink dress as top – mummy’s old. Skirt – YesStyle. Satchel – ASOS White. Belt – LV via Vestiaire Collective.

A day before our flight to Spain, my husband tore off a chunk of the post-it note that had our what-to-pack list and slapped it on my arm, saying ‘don’t pack  your laptop, this will be your 7-day quitting patch’. I too tore off a slice for him and stuck it on his forehead, because hey, I wasn’t going to let the evil man eat chocolate if I was to be on a diet, so to speak. So we left for the airport, pounds lighter without our usual gear and a few other things (that chunk I tore off…), but heart heavy with the fact that I couldn’t even set some kind of a scheduled post here. It started with asking for three drinks in the plane instead of one, and then three toasts with nutella + banana slices for breakfast instead of the usual one cup of coffee, and an entire day of emptying out our friend‘s fridge (flan, leftover paella, grilled chicken, something that might’ve been dog food…etc) then going for the routine sunset stroll to the supermercado to replenish stocks for the next day. At one point I swear I could see my fingers tremble in the pattern of my email password, so instead I pet Murphy the ridgeback until we saw bald patches. At night, we played board games in Dutch and whenever either of us started losing blamed the only Dutch-speaker (aka host) for making up rules we couldn’t check online.

I won’t lie, and I’m sure you’ve all tried going off the computer/internet for a few days and will know exactly, it was pretty liberating. Personally I did come back 2kg heavier so with my brand of logic I will conclude that quitting computer is fattening, and therefore EVIL, but I won’t deny that I did feel very deeply rested after our little holiday in Fuengirola.

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  1. beautiful. now i wanna go there as well:)
    xoxo
    ewa

  2. Awesome!

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  3. Getting away from our modern devices is always such a refresher course. Such magical captures of your time in Spain!

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  4. So glad you had a relaxing break, but I for one (of many) missed you and also consider you taking blog breaks evil. NEVER LEAVE US AGAIN.

  5. These photos are so inspiring, miss the summer holidays now!

  6. sometimes it’s good to just BE!

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    kcomekarolina.com

  7. Oh, Mijas is so beautiful! Amazing photos!

    I spent a week in the jungle this summer, without my computer and without my mobile phone. I didn’t miss them a bit.

  8. gorgeous!

    Bises,
    monkeyshines
    http://monkeyshines-monkeyshines.blogspot.com/

  9. These are truly the most incredible photos! The beach has me literally swooning – it looks incredible!

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

  10. What beautiful photos! Looks like it was amazing :)

    B x

  11. Looks like a dream vacation, plus who couldn’t use some quality time away from technology? At least you brought along your camera to capture the beauty of it all!

    ~F

  12. Your hair are already so long :)

  13. Beautiful, beautiful pictures!

  14. Beautiful photos!
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    ( . .)
    c(”)(”)
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  15. amazing pictures!!!

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  16. This is too wonderful. I am yearning to go somewhere right at this moment, but I guess being on a student budget doesn’t really help. Your pictures look warm and nice, and it must’ve been really lovely not to have your computer around!!

  17. Amazing photos!

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  18. Holy cow Shini. Your photos are so so stunning. To be honest, with gorgeous views like that, you definitely don’t need a laptop. I could just LIVE in your photos…sorta Mary Poppin’s style, I wanna hop right into them!

  19. That first photo is so beautiful and swishy!

    So jealous of your mini getaway – I say this sitting infront of a roaring fire in Devon so I guess I can’t judge, but I’m jealous of your sun intake none the less!

    Planning viet dinner on Tuesday night so clear your diary?

  20. wow, these pictures are stunning, glad you were able to enjoy your vacation!
    xoxo

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  21. Wahhhh the getaway pictures are awesome, I imagine myself living permanently in your pictures.

    P.s welcome back!!!!!!

  22. what should I write…just: fantastic great images!!!!
    Yuna

  23. Everything looks perfect here. Each shot is gorgeous. Love your floral print top!

  24. why do we need “internet things” if we are in a beautiful place like that?
    it pays everything. :)

    love the bracelet. it’s colorful.
    i’ve tried to make it, but never have finished. :(

  25. Super great shots, Shini! I love them!!

  26. Cristine Arroyo

    beautiful photos!
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  27. Swooooooon, sometimes it’s nice to just relax and appreciate life! :)

  28. These photos are incredibly lovely.

    I spent a week without Internet access in August and it was nice not being able to go online. I love the Internet too much to ever quit it completely, though.

  29. You have renewed my excitement for my trip to Spain (not that it ever faded)! Wonderful photos, as always

  30. Sharon

    I love getting updates from you with these beautiful collection of pictures, and of course your fashion style. Oh, and I love those friendship bracelets you worn there :)

  31. such beautiful pictures! i also love the little glimpses of your outfits! maybe show us more? (:

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  32. nDing

    Beautiful photos ♥
    Hoping to go somewhere just as awesome during my winter break :)

  33. very pretty ~~~
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  34. very pretty ~~~
    Looks like it was amazing

  35. What a beautiful place, take me there now!

  36. These are absolutely awesome and gorgeous holiday pictures! You really seem to enjoy yourself. And the beach looks fantastic, I adore you :-)

  37. You are making me regret scratching Spain off the list. You have captured every picture beautifully. I hope you had a wonderful time! It’s amazing how much time we spent on the Internet or on our computers, that we become completely lost when we are to go somewhere like a holiday for several days.

  38. this is so beautiful

    love your blog

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  39. Beautiful, beautiful pictures!

  40. Inspring photoshoot.

  41. Beautiful photos. The photo holding the YSL lipstain looks like if taken from a fashion magazine editorial, so cool.

  42. aaa! beautiful pics!

  43. The photos are pure perfection!
    And knowing you didn’t have access to the Internet, I guess it was a pure relaxation as well!

  44. LOL! Love the hilarious post. I’ve banned myself from internet a few times but goodness, I get heart palpitations when I thought of the ever burgeoning inbox.

  45. Whoa Shini. It looks so beautiful. Your photos are stunning. So glad to hear that you got away somewhere warm and relaxing. Well done for leaving your laptop behind! xx

  46. Helen

    This isn’t a very original comment but…BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!
    hahah i’ve also been eating a lot of nutella/bananas/toast for breakfast recently..such a good combo! (::

  47. Amazing photos! I can say nothing but WOW.

  48. Very nice photos. Everybody is welcome here in Spain.

  49. Lovely lovely photos!

  50. Tessa

    Murphy misses you and Kowski already!! It’s nice to see my “home” from someone elses point of view :D. But, ehm, you do know you weren’t staying in Fuengirola but Calahonda, right? :p You’re still welcome to come back any time ;).

    Oh, and I didn’t make up any rules! Promise!!

  51. stunning photos! loved that you were able to live in the moment and really enjoy your trip without distractions!

  52. Those pictures are amazing!

    xx.

  53. wow, lovely pictures!!

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  54. amazing pictures! i love this post :)

  55. Giovanna

    Beautiful photos! Stunning!

    xx
    Giovanna
    http://www.oliveandanarrow.com

  56. The bluest water I have ever seen!

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  57. wow, these images are amazing. I love the bracelets and the watch :)

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  58. you need stunna shades to look at these pics. absolutely beautiful. so glad you took some time off to completely disconnect. it’s quite necessary once in a while.

  59. Cara Reindl

    Super amazing! So jealous :)

  60. That last picture is gorgeous, its always good to take a break from technology. If I could get away for a while I would, haha. Looks like you had such a lovely time there

  61. beautiful!

  62. someone please make me there – this place is close to heaven on earth.
    would you like to follow each other?
    A
    xx
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  63. Great photographs!

    Théa Unknown
    http://theaisunknown.blogspot.fr/

  64. Beautiful photography, as usual!

    So what’s the verdict: do you plan on ever going cold turkey again?

  65. Beautiful pictures!
    I moved from Norway to Spain earlier this summer :) I love it!
    And Buen Retiro Park in Madrid is worth the whole trip.

  66. Goreous pictures of Spain!

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