Hotspot Amsterdam: The Gaia

historical details at Gaia Amsterdam

The newly opened restaurant/lounge and late night bar The Gaia Amsterdam is heralded to become a new hotspot in the Dutch capital. Reason enough for me to go and try their menu and see the restaurant decor for myself. Both the menu and the interior design did not disappoint. The Gaia is located in a […]

Trend: Bathroom faucet knobs with sophistication

In my hunt for a toilet faucet I noticed that a lot of brands are perking up the faucet knobs. And when you see something more than 3 times in a short period of time, it is bound to become a trend. (or at least that is what I use as a thermometer to forecast […]

Hotel to Heart: Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

library Kruisherenhotel Maastricht

Staying in unique design and boutique hotels with character and charm is one of my favourite things to do. But this hotel – the Kruisherenhotel in Maastricht- was really, really unique! It is one of the most memorable hotels I’ve stayed in so far and I’ve stayed in many design hotels all over the world. […]

Picking out bathroom tiles – and what are the 5 top trends?

Last week I went to pick out wall tiles at Kol tegels in Haarlem for the remodeling of my toilet. As you might remember from my previous post, my interior designer presented me with two design options. I chose the black and white option with artsy floor tiles.  The Italian floor tiles are from the […]

Weekendtip: The Erwin Blumenfeld in Color photo exhibition

From February 15 till April 14 2019, the Foam photography Museum in Amsterdam is hosting Erwin Blumenfeld in Color – His New York Years, a fantastic exhibition that you must go see if you have the chance. The exhibition will interest fashion-lovers and photographers in particular. The German fashion photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969) is one […]

Hotspot Haarlem: Café Martinus

green striped wall at Cafe Martinus Haarlem

Having breakfast or brunch with friends is my new favourite thing to do. There are so many all-day breakfast places opening that I can’t keep up with it anymore. Last week I tried the breakfast at Café Martinus in Haarlem. I was drawn to the place not just for the pretty presented food but more […]

Hotspot Leiden: Skyler Store

Browsing home decor shops in the city center of Leiden is one of my weekend pleasures. One shop that is a real design destination is the Skyler Store on the Botermarkt 22. The store is packed with interior design inspiration with mostly Hollywood Regency and Boho Glam style furniture and accessories. I love the wallpapers […]