Gift Guide for the Colourful friend

holiday gift guide

We all have that one friend who is totally into vibrant colours, rainbows and clashing hues and patterns. The one who thinks beige is boring, and black is only for funerals. Who thinks the packaging is just as important as what’s inside. For that kind of woman I collected my favourite colourful products that are […]

Gift guide for Her

While the weather outside is frightful (it’s snowing!) and you still have some Christmas shopping to do, I’ve got your back! Because today I’m sharing my favourite things of the season. Actually 4 of the below gifts I already gifted myself and I’m so happy with them. The other 3 gifts I would love to […]

Hotspot Utrecht: Atelier Ohlala

I love to go Christmas shopping in other cities and discover small boutiques or concept stores. Finding that exclusive gift or just browsing Christmas decorations brings me so much joy. A small, adorable gift shop that is perfect for Christmas shopping is Atelier Ohlala in Utrecht. In December the shop is transformed into a winter […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Natural Treasures

Natural treasures from the earth make harmonious accessories for the home. At my favourite store in London – Anthropologie – I was swooning over the lustre of mineral home accessories and bar essentials to step up your Christmas entertaining. I literally wanted everything! Geodes, marble and capiz shell are used in the design of precious […]

10 Best Luxury Advent Calendars 2017

2017 is definitely the year of the Advent calendar. Not the traditional one that we had when we were kids, the one with a chocolate inside. This year the Advent days are celebrated like it’s Christmas every day. We are pulling out all the stops to enhance our countdown till Christmas. Especially the beauty brands […]

Hotspot Haarlem; OU Boutique by Val + Rose

Haarlem is one of my favourite cities for shopping. The city is packed with small independent stores and cozy lunch rooms and coffee places. Lately a new wave of shops and restaurants has upped the like-ability of Haarlem even more. On my latest shopping spree in Haarlem I fell in love with OU Boutique by […]

Hot spot Leiden: The Wonderful Nature Store

Wonderful Nature store Leiden

Last week I already blogged about one of the three new shops in the Breestraat in Leiden (read here). Today I would like to highlight the second one: the Wonderful Nature Store. It’s a shop packed with natural home decor accessories. Besides the taxidermy – lions, birds, turtles and crocodiles, you can buy shells & […]