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...]

Hotspot Luxembourg: Restaurant Mu

Late November I was invited to a weekend escape to the beautiful city Luxembourg. I was pleasantly surprised by the romantic ambiance and beauty of this city that until now has steered clear of mass tourism. I will blog more about the city trip in a later post. Today I'd like to focus on the lovely dinner we had at the most talked about hotspot: Restaurant Mu Luxembourg. Restaurant Mu Luxembourg is located at 40 Boulevard d'Avranches on the 8th and upper floor of the Sofitel Le Grand Ducal … [Read more...]

3 Festive Hot Chocolate Recipes

At Christmas time I love to turn everyday life into festive moments. One of my personal traditions is to make all kinds of hot enjoy while watching a Christmas movie. So today I would like to share three of my hot cocoa recipes with you, so that you can step up your hot cocoa game. They are fun, warming and be warned, very bad for your diet. Also note that I don't drink cows milk and only use vegan milk, but that doesn't mean you have to as well. If you don't like to use real chocolate … [Read more...]

5x Christmas tea blends

Christmas tea

Christmas time is above all for snuggling together around the TV to watch Christmas movies with a pot of tea, cookies and chocolates. That's why I love to stock up on different tea blends that are like Christmas in a cup. In fact, the tea blends with seasonal flavours to warm up with, are perfect winter warmers long past Christmas time. Nipping at a hot cup or mug of tea is for me one of those little luxuries in life I will continue to cherish. Me and my tea...inseparable! So what are the best … [Read more...]

Recipe: Christmas Cranberry-Vanilla Cocktail

Last year's Christmas I created a cocktail that blew my guests away. I served the cocktail as a welcome aperitif as the guests dripped in for dinner. Because of the success I couldn't not share it with my readers this year. It's actually quite easy to make and you don't need professional cocktail utensils to make it. All you need is a shaker, prosecco, vanilla syrup, fresh limes, cranberry juice and vodka and crushed ice. It's a real winter cocktail yet not spicy or strong like most of the other … [Read more...]

Hotspot: Mama Kelly Amsterdam

Mama Kelly Amsterdam

The buzz of Amsterdam last week was the highly anticipated opening of the restaurant Mama Kelly Amsterdam. It's the pink sister of the edgy and more robust urban bistro Mama Kelly the Hague.  Being a regular customer in The Hague, I knew upfront that they would hit the ball out of the park with the decor. Designed by design studio De Horecafabriek, it's interior is a girl's dream. Everything is pink, floor to ceiling, to the velvet seats and the pink bar. Brass lamps and palms make it super … [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...]