Birthday Ponderings: 3 Keys to increase your happiness as you get older

It’s the most stressful wonderful time of the year. December isn’t just Christmas time for me because December 17th is also my birthday. Today I turned 42. Time flies! So amidst all the Christmas hectic and pressure I also had to think about a yes or no birthday party. This year I decided not to […]

Restore your body and soul at the Akasha Spa in Amsterdam

There is nothing more divine than a rejuvenating spa treatment! The aromas of herbs and oils, the freshly made teas before and after the treatment, and the grace of the therapist touch make me surrender and soften and let my mind flow freely. A few weeks ago I was in dire need of a massage […]

JOMO, the Joy of Missing out

Last two weeks I’ve been flying a bit below the radar due to some personal stuff I had to take care of, sickness, and because I intentionally chose the joy of missing out. Being connected continuously is all fun and dandy, and a necessity for a blogger, but there is also a flipside to the coin. […]

Hammam Towels

I can’t wait for my upcoming holiday to the south of France. I hope the temperatures will rise a bit coming week, so it’ll be nice beach weather too. Beside a new bikini I also splurged on hammam towels. They are so much more convenient than a thick and heavy towel in your suitcase. You […]

Me-time and lowering the bar

I hardly ever write about my private life, because although I love to share my travel experiences, recipes and products I have and use, I do feel there are boundaries to what I share and what is private. As you might have noticed, if you’re a regular reader, is that I’m blogging less than you’re […]

De-stress and detox at Het Massagehuys in Amsterdam

A few weeks ago I got to try out the newly opened Oriental massage salon ‘Het Massagehuys‘ in Amsterdam. I was in dire need of a massage to detoxify my aching body and relax my tense muscles. The new massage salon is situated in Amsterdam west, an upcoming neighbourhood where a multicultural street scene and […]

Bliss in a Box: The Velves Sensebox

With that relaxing summer holiday still fresh on your mind, and a fair amount of back to work/school days  already ticked, we start to long for me-time again. Time to relax and pamper ourselves. Time to rejuvenate and soothe our senses. Time to get off that treadmill. Another holiday would be nice right now, but […]

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