Must-see: Hubert de Givenchy: To Audrey with Love exhibition

Givency to Audrey with Love

Being a major Audrey Hepburn fan, I couldn't be more excited about an exhibition than about Hubert de Givenchy: To Audrey with Love. From 26 November 2016 till 26 March 2017, the Gemeente museum The Hague is home to this awe-inspiring showcase. Legendary French couture designer de Givenchy pays tribute to his muze and style icon Audrey Hepburn. The exhibition is a retrospect of his work and was curated in close collaboration with the man himself. He even selected some of his most beloved … [Read more...]

A Christmas Home Decor inspired by the Middle East

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It is always a challenge to decorate my home differently for the holidays. Each year I try to think of a theme that is new yet easily attainable with the decorations and accessories I already have. No one wants to buy a whole new collection of ornaments and baubles each year, I mean, where would I put all of it, right? But just a few purchases of 6 baubles, can already make a huge difference. Last year I had a floral themed Christmas decor. And you may also remember my Audrey Hepburn Christmas … [Read more...]

Must-see: 90 years Marilyn exhibition in Amsterdam

Marilyn Monroe exhibition

  A must-see exhibition this winter is 90 Years Marilyn, Reflecting on a Female Icon. The exhibition celebrates the birthday of Marilyn Monroe who would have turned 90 this year. Until February 5, 2017 the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam showcases the life and the legacy of this remarkable lady with heirlooms and personal artifacts from her last home in Brentwood California. For decades, most of her belongings have been safeguarded by her heirs until they were auctioned by … [Read more...]

Christmas decor in the kitchen

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Decorating the house for Christmas doesn't stop at the living and dining area. In a few simple steps you can transform your kitchen to exude the holiday spirit. Put your Christmas cookie cutter on display in large mason jars. Or, inject your kitchen with the scent of fresh Christmas with a miniature pine tree or a bowl of greenery and pine cones. Use a wooden stick as a rod to hang small Christmas ornaments between your branches, or just use your utensils rod and combine the functionals with the … [Read more...]

Dinner at Brooks Brasserie in Amsterdam

Brasserie Brooks Amsterdam

I have a new favourite restaurant in Amsterdam Oud Zuid: Brooks. With its super cozy atmosphere, a deer head and fire place, Brooks is the perfect go to restaurant after a day of Christmas shopping. The menu that changes regularly celebrates the season with yummie seasonal comfort food and desserts that make you crave for seconds. For starters my friend and I had a go at the crab cakes with fennel, Granny Smith apple and lemon mayonnaise. Nice but it didn't blow our minds. What did fire … [Read more...]

7 Christmas Styling Tips with the Poinsettia

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It's almost December, and therefore time to start decorating the house for Christmas. A simple way to instantly add some holiday cheer to your decor is by buying the iconic Christmas plant: the Poinsettia (kerst-ster in Dutch). Now I have to say that I'm not a huge fan of the red ones, but the peachy pink and white ones can definitely get my approval. I feel that the red ones exude a classic holiday vibe, while the white and peach variations add a soft and winter ambiance to your … [Read more...]

Christmas Trends 2016

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The holidays are coming! My favourite time of the year. And like each year I did some research into the leading trends. So here they are: Futuristic style The futuristic Christmas style is one of bling, brilliance, iridescence and transparency. Think futuristic shapes, 3D forms, and a hyper modern look. Materials: foil, acrylic glass, latex looks, high-gloss and frothy finishes, perforations and embossed surfaces, beading, sequins, crystal, porcelain and glass. Bohemian retro style The … [Read more...]