Hotspot Rotterdam: Cornelis Bar & Kitchen

Cornelis Rotterdam

Rotterdam has gained another top notch restaurant. Its name is Cornelis Bar & Kitchen. The 2-storey restaurant with large outside terrace and view on the cityhall, is a pleasant spot to spend summer days and nights. The menu by chief cooks IJsbrant Wilbrenninck and Karim Aggoun is boasting with high quality recipes like Dry aged Côte de Boeuf or Procureur of Berkshire pork grilled on coal for a rich and authentic flavour.  A big Robata Flame Barbecue Grill guarantees a food sensation to … [Read more...]

Côte d’Azur travel tip: Ramatuelle


When visiting the Côte d'Azur there are so many cute villages on my list that I never get to finish my list. During my last visit to France, I really enjoyed Port Grimaud and Bormes les Mimosas. I also went to the village Ramatuelle, which was only a 10 min drive from my hotel in  Saint Tropez. Compared to the other villages, I found Ramatuelle to have a bohemian vibe to it. I went during the day, but I can imagine it's even more fun in the evening when all terraces are packed and romantically … [Read more...]

4 Easy Barbecue Recipes

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Summer is in full swing here in the Netherlands, so it's time to bring out the grill and barbecue until the wee hours. Yesterday I had a small gathering with friends and cooked up some simple and quick dishes. I would love to share them with you, so here goes. Appetizer: Small skewers of watermelon, feta cheese and mint As an appetizer I made these tiny skewers of watermelon, feta cheese and mint. I love the combination of the three flavours: sweet, fresh and salty. The perfect … [Read more...]

Hotspot Leiden: Brasserie Buitenhuis

Brasserie Buitenhuis Leiden

I have a new favourite hang-out: Brasserie Buitenhuis. This lakeside restaurant opened the beginning of July and is bound to become very popular, mark my words. Officially, the brasserie is located just across the border of the municipal Leiden, in adjacent village Valkenburg, but that's just a minor detail. Due to its location at the Valkenburger Lake, it attracts people from Leiden, Voorschoten, Valkenburg and Wassenaar. No matter where you're from, Brasserie Buitenhuis is a lake house for … [Read more...]

Weekend tip: Lekker Laren Culinary Festival

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This weekend, August 25-28, the city Laren is for a third consecutive year transformed into a foodie heaven with the culinary festival Lekker Laren. Nineteen restaurants are showcasing their gastronomic talents, enabling visitors to sample signature dishes that will tickle your tastebuds. Renowned restaurants, from 't Gooi to Amsterdam, are bound to amaze you e.g. George L.A., ‘t Amsterdammertje, and Zuiver. Michelin star restaurant De Hoefslag takes you on a culinary journey that … [Read more...]

A Smooth, Safe Shave to stay Bikini proof (even in winter)

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This entire summer I have been using a new method of shaving that I just have to share with you. It is my ultimate summer essential to stay bikini proof. Occasionally I have these strong feelings of adversity against waxing. Somehow, with me it never gets easier or less painful. So when I just can't bear the pain of waxing yet again, and want to take it down a notch, I fall back on the old-fashioned shaving. I discovered a bio, 100% natural shaving oil that is also safe to use on your intimate … [Read more...]

Trend: Day beds

day bed

On hot summer days and sultry evenings, the best thing to do is lounge and relax with a good glass of wine. The newest trend, day beds, are just the thing for that. Day beds are a crossover between a bed, a chaise longue, and sofa. They are ideally used to take a nap in a common room other than the bed room. Day beds can make a great addition to any space. There are many contemporary designs out there, in all price ranges. Even IKEA has some nice day beds available. If you have a design day bed, … [Read more...]


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