Stylish Sneakers

The time that sneakers were just appropriate at the gym are long gone. Sneakers are on trend from day to night. Whether you wear them under jeans or a long skirt, they have become real statement wardrobe pieces. I'm smitten with the Dutch brand Mercer Amsterdam who embellishes their sneakers with bold metallic pieces, animal print accents or girly ribbons as laces. Their slogan is 'New York chic meets Amsterdam street'. The designs look chic with high-end luxurious materials and high quality … [Read more...]

Trend: Floral wallpaper

Are you longing for spring as much as I do? It can't come soon enough for me. The damp and cold weather makes many of us flock to home to hibernate and keep warm. So it's no wonder that winter is also the time when many start redecorating as we are spending much of our spare time inside and start to notice the imperfections in the home. The easiest way to spruce up your decor is by changing an accent wall with a new covering. This season's trend plays right into that longing for spring with … [Read more...]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Wyers Bar & Restaurant

Last month I was invited to try out the (not so) new (anymore) bar & restaurant Wyers in Amsterdam. A splendid opportunity to indulge in American comfort food in the heart of Amsterdam. Wyers Bar and Restaurant is located on the corner of the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal and Nieuwendijk, not far from Amsterdam Central Station and adjacent to the Kimpton de Witt Hotel . The concept is clean and simple: classic American comfort food with a modern presentation. New York chef SammyD gives those all … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day gift tip: Les Georgettes bracelets

With Valentine's Day on the horizon it's time to drop some hints to your better half about what would make your heart beat a little bit faster. One of the things on my wishlist is a bracelet from Les Georgettes. The cuffs can be customized by choosing and swapping the leather bands. The bands are interchangeable and reversible, so you have at least two colours when you buy one. First you choose your finish and design, then your colour band. There are over 20,000 combinations possible, so for … [Read more...]

Trend: Furniture with Fringes

Exotic and happy influences are taking over home decor in 2018. And one of those influences are fringes. It's a bit retro yet reintroduced in a manner that it doesn't look granny-like. Combined with brass, velvet and silk, fringes add a touch of chic to your interior. Combine it with bold vibrant colours and tropical prints for a more fun and ecclectic look. The old charm of lamp shades with fringes is reinterpreted in lamps with a contemporary shape and form. What do you think? Will this trend … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Sofitel Le Grand Ducal in Luxembourg

Imagine waking up in a super soft bed, in a timeless elegant room and with a magnificent panoramic view on the enchanting Alzette and Petrusse valley of Luxembourg. That's what happened when I spent the weekend in the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal in Luxembourg. The five-star designhotel, designed by Philippe Capronis, is sleek chic with a contemporary interior design and vividly colored pop culture art objects. The glass structure is in sheer contrast to the Unesco heritage Old town with its cultural … [Read more...]

Travel essentials when travelling for business

There's travelling for fun and then there's travelling for business. Whenever I have to travel for business purposes, it usually involves smart packing. You have to look sharp and classy in wrinkle-free business attire, bring a lot of digital appliances and pack lightly to dodge checking your baggage. Also, you have to look on fleek from the moment you land at your destination to head straight to the office or an appointment. Hence, no travelling in sweats and sneakers involved but instead chic … [Read more...]