Sunday, November 22, 2015

EUROPE 2015.....Lanzarote Canary Islands: Pool, Beach and Food: Blog Photo Recap!






Lanzarote Holiday: Photos from my "holiday" in Lanzarote, the Canary Islands





After my QVC UK debut in London and a few days of sightseeing and shopping there, and then subsequently a quick stop in Madrid Spain, David and I then had a goal: TO GET AWAY! And have a mini-holiday. It's been a long time since we did that so we thought "Where in Europe...IN NOVEMBER...could we go where it was SUNNY and we could do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING??"  Before we left to Europe, back in our home in L.A., we researched and researched--online--"Europe...November...Sunny...Where?" And every site kept coming up with "Canary Islands". Done and done...






Almost there--The island of Lanzarote in the distance



In case you may not be geographically challenged, the Canary Islands are an island group--an archipelago--that is part of Spain. They are located only 62 miles from the coast of Morocco and the continent of Africa. While most of Europe was cold and somewhat rainy (Madrid was!), the Canary Islands because of their location, have a constant subtropical climate: It's like Mykonos in June...but for most of the year!







Bienvenido a Lanzarote: Tourist signs at the Lanzarote International Airport. We decided on the easternmost island of Lanzarote (within the Canary Islands) because everyone (well, travel sites on the web) said that this was the island to just get away and do nothing on.  It seemed like the Canary Islands equivalent to Kauai (love!) and Santorini (Love!!). We also liked one particular resort located there that a lot of travelers kept raving about.






Our Home for the Next Four Days: Lani's Beachfront Suites de Luxe Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote





We stayed at the fabulous--and UBER relaxing--Lani's Beachfront Suites de Luxe Resort in Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. The hotel--in the website pics--looked like a chic, modern, boutique-like resort. Once we arrived, it was all that! Oh, and yeah, then there's that view and the perfect weather! (the web didn't lie!): It was 85 degrees and sunny, and up to almost-90 the entire time we were there. In November. So, if you ever want to know where to have a sunny getaway in Europe in November....head to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.




Here are photos of our very relaxing, wonderful time in Lanzarote. We didn't explore the island so much but that wasn't the point for us. Maybe next time...This time I wanted to do NOTHING and just relax.






Ready for the pool: Nick Verreos, "Lani's Beachfront Suites de Luxe Resort", Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote Canary Island s Spain







Breakfast View: David Paul at Breakfast, "Lani's Beachfront Suites de Luxe Resort"  Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote, Canary Islands






Ocean Blue: The perfect ocean view--from our suite at the "Lani's Beachfront Suites de Luxe Resort", Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote Canary Islands








Welcome Champagne--"Lani's Beachfront Suites de Luxe Resort" Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote 








Beach View: Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote Canary Islands






Lava Rocks: Beach at Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote Canary Islands










Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote Canary Islands





Foodie Lanzarote:






Desayuno Delicioso: Breakfast of fresh fruit, strawberry yogurt, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and bacon--"Lani's Beachfront Suites de Luxe Resort" Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote










Streak and Frites: Steak in mushroom cream sauce, fries and rice--Trattoria da Raffaelo Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote








Paella; Spanish Rice and Steak Stew plus Wine, Crackers, Cheese and Salami---Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote Canary Islands









Beach Sketching: I never miss a good opportunity to do one--or two--of my fashion illustrations, including the beach sand at Puerto del Carmen Lanzarote










Not Drowning: Yes, that's me, in the Puerto del Carmen beach waters, waving "Adios" to a wonderful time in Lanzarote Canary Islands



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