Hotspot Leiden: Naturals

In one of the most picturesque shopping streets of Leiden Lifestyle shop Naturals has taken residence. Here’s what to expect

Handmade Luxury at El Negrito Boutique Isla Mujeres

In my Isla Mujeres Travel Guide I already mentioned my favourite shop on the island: El Negrito Boutique. Today I would like to tell you a bit more about it, since they also have an online store and ship internationally. El Negrito Boutique is an independent concept store located in a small inner square between […]

Bookstore Dominicanen in Maastricht

Some say it’s the most beautiful bookstore in the world. That I can’t say, but it is definitely in the world’s top 5 and the most beautiful bookstore of the Netherlands. The Dominicanen Bookstore that is housed in an old church is something not to miss when visiting the southern Dutch city Maastricht. For me, a […]

Valentine’s Day gift tip: Les Georgettes bracelets

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon it’s time to drop some hints to your better half about what would make your heart beat a little bit faster. One of the things on my wishlist is a bracelet from Les Georgettes. The cuffs can be customized by choosing and swapping the leather bands. The bands are interchangeable […]

Travel essentials when travelling for business

There’s travelling for fun and then there’s travelling for business. Whenever I have to travel for business purposes, it usually involves smart packing. You have to look sharp and classy in wrinkle-free business attire, bring a lot of digital appliances and pack lightly to dodge checking your baggage. Also, you have to look on fleek […]

The Extended Guide to Christmas shopping in London

Christmas shopping in London is something else. Ever since I was little we would annually go to London for gift shopping. The family tradition brings back so many heart-warming memories that I attempt to uphold it as much as possible. Since I know London like the back of my hand, I can easily stuff all […]

What to splurge on at Victoria’s Secret this holiday season

To Americans, Victoria’s Secret is nothing special. The stores are everywhere. But to a Dutch woman, it is pure delight to step into a Victoria’s Secret store. I’ve been a loyal customer since the late 1990s when I was living in the States. Once back in the Netherlands, I continued to order my lingerie and […]