6 Reasons to visit Leiden in December

Leiden is beautiful year round, but in December it is extra special. The city turns into a twinkling and magical place with lots of Christmas and winter festivities across the old city center. The ‘Winter Wonder Weeks’ and the many pop-up restaurants will make you experience Leiden in a totally different way. What to do […]

10x Gift shopping in Leiden

Where to find that perfect gift for a friend or family member? Leiden has all the right addresses to find something unique outside the usual chain stores like Dille & Kamille, Zara Home, Sissy Boy Homeland and Hudson’s Bay. Because honestly, the smaller shops and conceptstores have so much more unique, one-off designs, usually with […]

Hotspot Leiden: Lavendi Coffee

Lavendi Leiden interior

When the days get shorter and colder I like to flee inside cosy coffee places and indulge in homemade cakes and hot coco. A place that checks all those boxes is Lavendi Coffee in Leiden. The small corner coffee shop/eatery is so adorable with pink velvet chairs, a hexagon tiled wall behind a concrete counter […]

Gift idea: Kokeshi Dolls by Lucie Kaas

We are officially in the advent season and the gift ideas aren’t lacking. This week I discovered such a cute gift that I would love to receive myself. The kokeshi dolls designed by Lucie Kaas are so funny and I would love to collect a few of them. Kokeshi dolls are Japanese wooden dolls traditionally made for children. However these […]

Luxe tartines

Christmas parties and receptions are a lot of fun but also a major drain on the host who has to prepare all the food and drinks. So for all those who don’t want to slave over the stove I have the perfect solution. The luxe tartines from Lukowitz are your answer to wow your guests […]

Book review: Iconic by Megan Hess

It’s almost like a tradition, as each year just before the holidays, Megan Hess drops a new coffee table book. And being a fan and collector of Megan Hess’ work, I naturally got my hands on it. Iconic, The Masters of Italian Fashion is the title of her new swoonworthy illustrations book that is a […]

Hotspot Leiden: Tabú Restaurant & Cocktailbar

Tabu Leiden

Leiden has yet again gained a foodie hotspot. Yesterday, Latin American inspired restaurant and cocktail bar Tabú opened its doors in the building that was formerly housing ‘De Grote Beer’. The student bar made way for a colourful trendy and sleek interior with Latin American influences. The interior Tabú injects some sexiness into Leiden with […]