Hotel to Heart: The Corner Townhouse in Rome

Spring and autumn are in my opinion the best seasons to visit Rome. When I was there in spring I managed to find a perfectly located design hotel. The Corner Townhouse is a small, intimate boutique hotel that is only steps away from the Colloseum. It is, as the name already suggests, located on a corner in a Roman townhouse. It is an early 1900s palazzo, with high ceilings, gorgeous stuccos and marble details. The rooms are all unique, not one is decorated the same. I stayed in a room on the … [Read more...]

Home decor inspiration at the VT Wonen Design Exhibition 2017

It's that time of the year again! When the weather turns crisp and the trees transform their colour, I get that itch to redecorate. And there's no better way to soak up inspiration and spot trends than by going to the annual VT Wonen Design Exhibition showcasing everything new in home decor and lifestyle. The VT Wonen Design Beurs takes place October 3-8 in the RAI in Amsterdam. The highlight of my visit each year are the showcase houses by the different home decor magazines that function as … [Read more...]

Weekendtip: Salon Residence

This weekend (Sep 28-Oct 1) interior design magazine Residence organizes its second Salon Residence event. After the successful edition in 2015 - see my blog here - they once again transform the Singer Museum in Laren into an inspirational interior design showcase. This year the theme is 'Boutique Hotel'. Eighteen renowned interior designers decorated their own bespoke space. Why the theme 'boutique hotel'? Hotels have become the designer's preferred form of presenting him/herself. … [Read more...]

Boho chic accessories 

While most of you are back to work, I'm having an amazing vacation in Sicily. When travelling I always dress the part, so today I would like to share a few of my favourite accessories I wear to complete my summer apparel. I'm strutting around in super comfortable, handmade leather sandals. They are Greek design and therefore very colorful and happy with pompoms and beads. They are from Ammos Accessories. To add some bling I'm stacking different bracelets from Ashiana London and Sonja Bonk. … [Read more...]

Citytrip to Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Strasbourg has never been on my bucketlist, but after a visit to this beautiful city, I think it should be on everybody's. Early June I visited the city on a Saturday and I fell in love with the place. It is not too big, everything is within walking distance, so you can cover all the must-sees in one day. The ambiance is very friendly and almost provincial with a mix of the French and German influences. It also feels like stepping into a time capsule because the historic city center is well … [Read more...]

Great Escape to île de Bendor in the Côte d’Azur

ile de Bendor

I'm a real island girl so whenever I get a chance to escape to one, I do. This summer I discovered the most adorable little island just 5 minutes off the coast of Bandol in France. Ile de Bendor, or Bendor island, is also called ' the island of arts'. It was bought by Paul Ricard in the 1950s when it was nothing more than rocks, barren and wild greenery. Paul Ricard transformed the island into a Mediterranean garden with peaceful seaside walking routes, lush gardens and colourful … [Read more...]

Amsterdam hotspot: Restaurant Hoed & Krelis

Hoed en Krelis Amsterdam

Amsterdam has another gem in the bustling De Pijp area. Restaurant Hoed & Krelis opened June 29th just around the corner of the Albert Cuyp market. The menu is packed with delicious French inspired dishes. From breakfast to lunch and dinner, Hoed & Krelis is open from 0900 a.m till 03.00 a.m. But what really drew me in was their super glam interior with Parisian flair. A brass and pink marble bar, green velvet chairs, pink leather bar stools and pink marble tables, what more can a girl … [Read more...]