Happy Holidays

As the year draws to a close I’m writing this last blog post of 2018. It’s been a tough year for me but I am still counting my blessings. I’m also looking forward to 2019 to begin a new blank slate with many travel plans, redecorating my house, and uncovering new little luxuries. I’m taking […]

My Christmas home decorations revealed

In today’s blog post, days before Christmas, I would like to reveal this year’s Christmas tree and my festive tablescape. If you’ve been following my blog from the beginning you know I always do this just before Christmas because it takes me several weeks to get it all done. Setting up the tree usually takes […]

A star struck Christmas decor with the Poinsettia

For a guaranteed wow-effect in your Christmas decor, the Poinsettia never disappoints. The opulent star-shaped plant is the undisputed cult plant of Advent and Christmas. In many countries the Poinsettia is a popular gift as a gesture of love or friendship during the Advent period or at Christmas. The plant comes in a variety of […]

The Best of Amsterdam at Christmas Time

Ice skating rink Museumplein

Last weekend I had a mini staycation in Amsterdam in celebration of my 43rd birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer HotelĀ , did some Christmas shopping and got pampered in the Akasha spa. Amsterdam is so sparkling and cozy during the most wonderful time of the year. Window shops and streets are beautifully lit, the […]

6 Reasons to visit Leiden in December

Leiden is beautiful year round, but in December it is extra special. The city turns into a twinkling and magical place with lots of Christmas and winter festivities across the old city center. The ‘Winter Wonder Weeks’ and the many pop-up restaurants will make you experience Leiden in a totally different way. What to do […]

24 Days of Stationery Advent Calendar

stationery advent calendar

With only nine more weeks till Christmas, it is time to start thinking (and writing) about Christmas decor, gifts and food. The countdown to Christmas is really half of the holiday fun. So I might be a bit early with this, but I already got my advent calendar! The last few years more and more […]

As the year draws to a close…

As the year draws to a close, it’s time for me to take a short break from blogging. The year 2017 was mainly focused on traveling and has brought me a lot of new adventures. At the start of the year I set the personal goal to make one trip every month. It didn’t have […]