High Tea at The Duchess in Amsterdam

Looking for a sophisticated high tea experience in Amsterdam? Look no further. Last month I had a lovely afternoon tea with my friends at The Duchess. It was my birthday and I wanted to celebrate my new age in an extravagant way. Restaurant The Duchess is by the way in itself a beautiful place where […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Restaurant Persijn

I love a restaurant where the interior design is just as interesting as the menu. Last month I finally made it to Restaurant Persijn in the upcoming Amstelkwartier in Amsterdam East. It is located on the ground level of the QO design hotel. The interior design is the work of designbureau TANK and is totally […]

Hotspot Leiden: Lavendi Coffee

Lavendi Leiden interior

When the days get shorter and colder I like to flee inside cosy coffee places and indulge in homemade cakes and hot coco. A place that checks all those boxes is Lavendi Coffee in Leiden. The small corner coffee shop/eatery is so adorable with pink velvet chairs, a hexagon tiled wall behind a concrete counter […]

Luxe tartines

Christmas parties and receptions are a lot of fun but also a major drain on the host who has to prepare all the food and drinks. So for all those who don’t want to slave over the stove I have the perfect solution. The luxe tartines from Lukowitz are your answer to wow your guests […]

Hotspot Leiden: Paco Ciao pop-up restaurant

Paco Ciao in Leiden

There’s a new pop-up restaurant in my town and I couldn’t be more exited! After a finger-licking dinner on their opening night and a yummie breakfast this morning I’m completely sold. But what really drew me in is the highly instagrammable interior design. Paco Ciao has all ingredients to become a popular hotspot in Leiden. […]

Beachclub Tulum Noordwijk

Beachclub Tulum Noordwijk

Today is another beautiful Indian summer day here in the Netherlands. On days like these I love to go to the beach for a walk and a drink on the terrace of one of the beach clubs. My new favourite in Noordwijk is Beachclub Tulum. I just love the interior and atmosphere, not to mention […]

Late summer wine tip: Organic Cochon Volant Rosé

Late summer days beckon for a fresh and fruity rosé. Yesterday was one of those sunny Sundays when I sat outside until late, enjoying a cheese platter and a newly discovered rosé; Organic Cochon Volant. The delicate, clear, pale pink wine, originates from right beneath the Chateau de Carraguilhes in the famous Languedoc Roussillon region […]