Decorate for a Party

What I love most about the holiday season is that I get to organize and host so many parties. Besides Christmas and New Years Eve, December is also my birth month. Entertaining is definitely one of my  favourite things to do. Whether it is a Christmas party, a Chinese New Year party, or a Valentine's Day high tea, I always find a reason to host a festive gathering. So when I heard that Holly Becker and Leslie Shewring published a book about decorating for a party, I was beyond excitement, and … [Read more...]

The Day after MUST

MUST Kurhaus sep 2016

Yesterday, the Kurhaus in Scheveningen transformed into a magical, almost fairy-tale setting with the party MUST. 30s Magazine events contributor César was there to capture it visually. Glistening chandeliers, champagne, and go-go girls dressed in vintage beach wear reminded us of the Kurhaus' history and legacy as the elite beach hotel. The crowd was dressed to impress and partied into the late hours with mojitos, cocktails and fingerfood. DJs Leon Benesty, Frank Rizardo and Erick E turned up … [Read more...]

Weekendtip: Haute Partying at MUST in the Kurhaus

Summer is nearly over and that can't end quietly. Therefore MUST organizes an extravagant party on September 24th to party like it's summer one more time. The location is unique: the Kurhaus in Scheveningen. This building has an illustrious past of sizzling parties and concerts like e.g. the Rolling Stones, and another chapter is bound to be added on the 24th September. In the legendary and glamourous  hall a feast will unfold that only MUST is capable of: full extravaganza, a dreamy line up and … [Read more...]

The largest Swan Lake of the world by the Shanghai Ballet

I'm still in awe after last night's premiere of the Swan Lake by the Shanghai ballet. It was a night to remember. The impressive ballet production was brought to the Netherlands and produced by Stardust Theatre, and English choreographer/artistic director Derek Deane. Until January 17, 2016, the Shanghai ballet company will entertain us in 8 different cities: Amsterdam, Groningen, Enschede, Rotterdam, Heerlen, Apeldoorn, and Den Haag. So this Christmas season the Netherlands can be proud to have … [Read more...]

Book Review: Coco Chanel, The Illustrated World of a Fashion Icon by Megan Hess

If you're looking for an exclusive gift, this might be it. I've had this book for a while now and it really feels like I have something very special I shouldn't share with just anyone. The book Coco Chanel: The illustrated world of a fashion icon, by Megan Hess and published by Hardie Grant in Oct 2015 is a book you can browse over and over again. Megan Hess is my favourite fashion illustrator, and I collect all her books. (see here and here) One day I would also love to have one of her art … [Read more...]

A Soulful Christmas with Jose James & the Jazz Orchestra in concert

Last night I went to the first of 5 concerts of Jose James & the Jazz Orchestra of the concertgebouw. An evening well spent and a must-see if you love soul, funk and jazz. It was amazing! Jose James and the Jazz Orchestra are touring the Netherlands with their Merry Jazzmas concert series in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Nijmegen, Den Haag and Eindhoven from 7-11 December. Jose James is usually mentioned in the same category as D'Angelo as his music is a crossover between hip-hop, jazz and … [Read more...]

7x Events not to be missed this December to enhance the holiday cheer

It's getting to be that time of year where it's impossible to stay inside. With all the Christmas shopping, dinners, and end of year cocktail parties, my social calendar is packed for December. Not that I'm complaining because I like all of it. December is one of my favourite months of the year. I'm also going to a lot of spectacular events this months that are bound to enhance that holiday spirit!  I would like to give you a heads up so you can also mark your calendar and score a ticket before … [Read more...]