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 & […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Miuse conceptstore

Miuse Amsterdam

One of my favourite shopping streets in Amsterdam is the Gerard Doustraat. It is packed with small boutiques. In my blog posts ‘Shoppping Guide de Pijp part 1 and part 2, you can read all about the great shops. One shop that wasn’t there a few years ago when I wrote those posts about the […]

Hotspot Leiden: WOW duurzaam design conceptstore

WOW duurzaam design Leiden

The Breestraat in Leiden is getting more fun by the week. On April 1st three new stores opened, one of them being WOW duurzaam design. It is a conceptstore selling only sustainable Dutch design. The products at WOW duurzaam design are created by young designers and small labels mainly from the Netherlands and Belgium and with an eye for fairness […]