An afternoon at Strand Zuid in Amsterdam

Strand Zuid Amsterdam

Last Wednesday, my friend and I and the kids spent the afternoon at the newly opened Strand Zuid in Amsterdam (translates: Beach South). Since I only work part-time I try to enjoy my days off as much as possible, especially in summer. I like to go outside and explore new restaurants, stroll through Amsterdam, or go to the beach. I was therefore super curious about the new city beach in Amsterdam that is all of the aforementioned combined. My friend and I met for lunch and spent the whole … [Read more...]

Roadtrip Miami to Key West: where to stop, go, and eat

Robbie's Islamorada

The perfect roadtrip is one with great vistas, exciting pitstops, and not having to worry about time. It is that ultimate feeling of freedom and being carefree and relaxed. My roadtrip from Miami to Key West encompassed all of the mentioned and was therefore the best roadtrip ever. The drive down from Miami to Key West takes 4 hours straight. My itinerary - with plenty of stops, photo opportunities and even a two-hour beach visit - took 10 hours. There's nothing I would've wanted to miss so … [Read more...]

Touring Miami’s Art Deco District

Art Deco District Miami

When you think about Miami, you automatically think about South Beach's Historical Art Deco District. Miami's Art Deco District is boasting with colorful facades, intricate architectural details and interesting decor elements. A visit to Miami Beach therefore calls for at least half a day of exploring and taking in the typical retro architecture that transports you back to a bygone era. The district concentrates between 5th Street and 23rd Street, along Ocean Drive, Collins Avenue and Washington … [Read more...]

Summer drink: Lolea sparkling wine

There's a new drink I'm very enthusiastic about which is perfect for summer. It's the Lolea sparkling wine. I was already a fan of the Lolea sangria, but this one is even better! The bottle alone is so pretty and elegant. The Lolea rosé has a distinctive floral taste with a tone of ginger and hibiscus flower. It is made from the Spanish Grenache and Tempranillo grapes. It's fresh like a white wine, but also has character and depth like a red wine has. It's a harmonious and delicate blend of … [Read more...]

Summer Party Food Ideas

I love to throw summer parties. However, lately I have been so swamped with work that I haven't had the time to plan one for my friends. Nonetheless I do collect ideas for delicious bites and snacks at other events and parties which I can use or alter for my own parties at a later time. This week I had two business related occasions where they served the most delicious, - and not so difficult to make myself - summer bites. Moreover, I think they were worth sharing with you. After all, the summer … [Read more...]

Wow Wallpaper: Aquazzura meets De Gournay

Aquazzura for de Gournay Wallpaper

Great things happen when fashion designers team up with home decor brands. The latest buzz on the internet is the collaboration between fashion brand Aquazurra with wallpaper brand De Gournay. I almost fainted when I saw the handpainted wallpaper collection. Wow! Just wow. De Gournay is a renowned wallpaper business that has beautiful chinoiseries as its signature. Aquazzura is an Italian shoe brand. The result of their collaboration is a collection of shoes and wallpaper … [Read more...]

Weekendtip: Designkwartier in The Hague

Yesterday I went to the annual, and 4th design festival 'Designkwartier' (translation: design quarter) in The Hague's lively quarter the 'zeeheldenbuurt'. This annual event lasts 3 days, from 19-21 May, so there's still one more day to go. The quarter 'zeeheldenbuurt' is transformed into a design quarter with over hundred inspiring expositions, pop-up shops, galleries, open houses, workshops and other activities. Novel talent and renowned designers showcase new and popular home decor designs. … [Read more...]