Crete Travel Diary: Roadtrip to Elafonisi Lagoon and Beach


On my first day in Chania Crete, I went on a road trip to the South-west of the island, to explore the lagoon and beach Elafonisi. The drive from my hotel took about 1.5-2 hours despite it being only 50 km. Reason is that you have to drive through the mountains and small idyllic Greek villages. It's a wonderful road trip that I wouldn't have wanted to miss. I decided to drive straight to Elafonisi lagoon and beach, and stop at the different villages on the way back. So my first stop was … [Read more...]

Mark your Calendar for the VT Wonen & Design Exhibition

From September 28 till October 4th the RAI in Amsterdam is once again home to the annual and biggest Dutch home decor fair. Although the name changed from Woonbeurs to VT Wonen & Design Beurs, the objectives are still the same. During the fair you can get inspiration and advise for your home decor and remodeling projects. New designers are introduced, while established brands launch their latest designs. There is also plenty opportunity to shop home accessories, follow workshops, or to sit … [Read more...]

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy 4th Advent

As I'm writing this post I hear the church bells reaching further than usual on the wind. It's such a magical time. Only a few more nights till Christmas, time has really flown by this year. Happy 4th Advent, enjoy these special days! … [Read more...]

You’re invited to celebrate my 1000th post!

Pop the cork! Today is my 1000th blog post! Since I started in September 2011 I have written 1000 posts, reviewed many products, tried and tested hotels and restaurants, and created recipes and table settings. So I'm very proud of this accomplishment! To celebrate this I would like to invite YOU to a festive lunch somewhere in January at MOMO Amsterdam, a fabulous and very trendy restaurant serving pan-Asian food. The exact date will be decided with the 2 winners. How to make a chance? Leave … [Read more...]

Flowers for Inga

Two years ago I spent a weekend with 16 other bloggers in Hanover. We were a versatile group, not just in our blog style, but also in personalities, backgrounds and origin. We were from Germany, the UK, Israel, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Our blogs are about food, lifestyle, kids, interiors, or weddings. But we had one thing in common: our love for blogging and wanting to perfect it. That is why we enrolled in an exclusive blogging workshop taught by Holly Becker and Stefanie Luxat in Holly's … [Read more...]

30s Magazine turns 3

Today is exactly 3 years ago I wrote my first blog post. I vividly remember it was about Rosebud salve. (I still use that by the way) Back then I was still blogging in Dutch. After a year I switched to English and that is the best decision I ever made. Because it is my blog's anniversary, I bought myself a small charming bouquet. Flowers are life's little luxuries, don't you think? I'm on a no-carb diet so I can't have any cake or champagne unfortunately. Instead, I'm taking the day off and I'm … [Read more...]