Wow Wallpaper: Aquazzura meets De Gournay

Aquazzura for de Gournay Wallpaper

Great things happen when fashion designers team up with home decor brands. The latest buzz on the internet is the collaboration between fashion brand Aquazurra with wallpaper brand De Gournay. I almost fainted when I saw the handpainted wallpaper collection. Wow! Just wow. De Gournay is a renowned wallpaper business that has beautiful chinoiseries as its signature. Aquazzura is an Italian shoe brand. The result of their collaboration is a collection of shoes and wallpaper … [Read more...]

Weekendtip: Designkwartier in The Hague

Yesterday I went to the annual, and 4th design festival 'Designkwartier' (translation: design quarter) in The Hague's lively quarter the 'zeeheldenbuurt'. This annual event lasts 3 days, from 19-21 May, so there's still one more day to go. The quarter 'zeeheldenbuurt' is transformed into a design quarter with over hundred inspiring expositions, pop-up shops, galleries, open houses, workshops and other activities. Novel talent and renowned designers showcase new and popular home decor designs. … [Read more...]

7 Spring/Summer Fashion Trends 2017

Make way thick knits and warm boots, because spring is here and summer is coming soon. Time to clean out those closets and replace your winter apparel with new spring and summer fashion. What are this year's hottest trends? I uncovered 7 trends that I think are timeless and elegant, and therefore a good buy to expand your wardrobe collection. 1. The large brimmed straw hat The large brimmed straw hat is a perfect accessory for hot summer days as protection against the sun. Besides … [Read more...]

Best lunch spot in Coconut Grove Miami

My favourite lunch spot in Coconut Grove Miami is hands down the Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar & Latin Grill. After a 4 hour drive up from Key West, it was the first restaurant I spotted and walked up to from my hotel in Coconut Grove. The outside terrace was packed, and after a glance at the dishes served, and a peek inside their tropical decor, I was convinced this would be good. It was more than good, it was fantastic!  First, the ambiance is great! The Jaguar Ceviche Spoon Bar is just … [Read more...]

Inside the Tides South Beach Hotel

The Tides South Beach Hotel

By now you all know I have a soft spot and fascination for design hotels. So when you say South Beach Miami, the number one hotel that comes to mind has to be the Tides Hotel. This hotel is legendary, and has been around for decades as one of the most elegant and sophisticated beachfront hotels in the USA. It was constructed in the art deco era, to be exact in 1936, by legendary architect L. Murray Dixon. The art deco movement was characterized by simple clean lines and forms, pastels, black and … [Read more...]

Must-see in Miami: The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables

Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables

Old world glamour at its finest...that is the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Miami. Reason enough for me to pay it a visit and immerse myself in what was once the jetsetter's favourite go-to for flaunting and strutting in their bathing suits. The drive towards the Biltmore Hotel is also a treat. Coral Gables is a beautiful, upper-class suburban city with broad tree-lined streets, impressive mansions, and high-end shops. It is the Beverly Hills of Miami you could say. As I drove past the … [Read more...]

Hotspot Miami: LuLu in Coconut Grove

Lulu Coconut Grove

While in Miami my favourite neighbourhood restaurant in Coconut Grove was Lulu. For one, I love the name since it is my own nickname. But mostly I loved it because of the fantastic food and cocktails, and the excellent location and friendly vibes. The outside terrace is always packed and that's no surprise because it's a perfect spot for people watching on the corner of Commodore Plaza. Whether you go there for weekend brunch, lunch or dinner, the vibe is always fun and friendly. At night the … [Read more...]