Autumn’s glory on the Clingendael estate

There’s no doubt about it, autumn is here in all its glory. Unlike other years we are enjoying a sunny October which means even more colourful leaves. In Park Clingendael in The Hague it is especially a colourful spectacle as the Japanese Garden is open again to the public. The Japanese garden has limited access: […]

Brussels sprouts & Butternut squash soup

Seasonal cooking is one of the best things. With the cold evenings there is nothing better than to come home and cook comfort food. The other day I didn’t feel like cooking at all, nor going outside again to get groceries. The only things I had in the fridge were some leftover brussels sprouts, lamb […]

Autumn Leaves

One of life’s little luxuries to me is the beauty of nature. I can really get excited about blossom, flowers, gorgeous landscapes, and autumn leaves. This year it seems, but I might be mistaken, that the leaves are much more vibrant and colorful. But then again, we are blessed with a lot of sunny days this […]

Halloween Gathering with Friends

Last night I had a small Halloween gathering with friends. Although we didn’t dress the part, I did put effort in the tablesetting and entrance. So I lit my carved pumpkin at the entrance to welcome them in a spooky way. For the tablesetting I used a black lace tablerunner, and each place setting was […]

3x Wicked Halloween Tablescapes

Are you ready for the Halloween weekend? Although it’s not a largely celebrated fest in the Netherlands, there are a lot of grown-ups who cease this typical American day to throw a party or host a halloween dinner. Because how fun is it to decorate your home as spooky as possible and prepare themed faux […]

Savoury Pumpkin Crêpes

Crisp autumn evenings are best spent at home with family and friends. I love to entertain and prepare different foods, snacks and cheese platters for my guests. Collecting and mixing autumn flavours and seasonal products is for me a way to celebrate the season. That’s how I came up with a recipe for savoury pumpkin […]

Thanksgiving Tablescape

Countdown to Thanksgiving has started! Are you still in doubt how to dress your table next week? Then just keep following my blog because this week I’m sharing more Thanksgiving inspiration, starting with another Thanksgiving tablescape. Whoever said autumn is about dark and moody colours, might want to think that over again, because with today’s […]