Remodeling the toilet and hallway

I’m super excited about the remodeling of my toilet and hallway. In the coming months I will be redecorating and remodeling my home, space by space. I’m starting with the two smallest spaces in the house; my toilet and the hallway. A lot of people choose to do everything themselves, or only outsource the tiling. […]

Bookstore Dominicanen in Maastricht

Some say it’s the most beautiful bookstore in the world. That I can’t say, but it is definitely in the world’s top 5 and the most beautiful bookstore of the Netherlands. The Dominicanen Bookstore that is housed in an old church is something not to miss when visiting the southern Dutch city Maastricht. For me, a […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Ron Gastrobar Indonesia Downtown

Foodies and interior design lovers are in for a new treat because Amsterdam gained another cool restaurant and bar that is a feast for the eyes and the palate. Following the popular and successful Ron Gastrobar in Ouderkerk, Ron Blaauw opened an urban version: Ron Gastrobar Indonesia Downtown. Executive chef Agus Hermawan and his protegé Chef […]

Wine tasting with the Taste Club box

I’m super excited about a subscription I started three months ago to a monthly wine box; The Taste Club. It is the perfect way to get introduced to new wines that are curated in accordance with your personal preferences, to learn about your taste and to develop your palette. The hand-picked wines get delivered in […]

Trend: Terrazzo

Move over chic le freak marble because 2019 is definitely the year of terrazzo in interiors. The revival started last year and is now without a doubt mainstream. Granite, or terrazzo was especially trendy in the 1920s and 1930s and reached its peak in the 80s.  It took me a while to get used to […]

Hotel to Heart: Pulitzer Amsterdam

You don’t have to travel far to enjoy some time off. That was my main lesson of 2018. One of the highlights of last year was my weekend escape to Amsterdam in celebration of my birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Hotel. The hotel had been on my wish list for quite some time […]

Breakfast at Pause Amsterdam

On Fridays and in the weekends I love to go out for breakfast or brunch. Lately I have been trying out the breakfasts and brunch menus at hotel restaurants that are also open to non-hotel guests. Bistro style Pause at the Pulitzer Hotel is such an example. The bistro is a hidden jewel in the […]