Trend: Mixed wild flower bouquets 

wild flower bouquet

It's been a while since my last blog post about interior design trends. But that doesn't mean that my love for it has faded. I'm already looking forward to the launch of new furniture and home decor collections in September and October. One thing that will never change is the use of plants and flowers in home decor. Something I have noticed, is that the type of floral arrangements has evolved. Mixed wild flower bouquets are a major trend.   Bloomon Especially in the … [Read more...]

Hotspot Den Haag: Hofhouse

Hofhouse Den Haag

After Amsterdam now also The Hague has its own food court with the opening of Hofhouse. In a breezy and light space of 1.000 m2 meters and with a chic and sleek design by Rem Koolhaas, The Hague took the concept food hall to the next level. There are 8 different food experiences in an open kitchen style setting, including 2 pop-ups that will change throughout the year. With 350 seats and an outside terrace there's always room for a quick bite. Not enough time to sit down? No problem! All … [Read more...]

Hotspot Rotterdam: Hangar 85

Hangar 85 Rotterdam

Rotterdam has a new kid on the block in its hip 'Wijnhaven" district. The new wine bar/restaurant Hangar 85 is the new place to be for delicious wines and gourmet food.  The restaurant concept not only offers an excellent dinner menu with culinary delights and delicious wines, but guests can also drop by for lunch or drinks. Classic dishes with a cosmopolitan touch Hanger 85 is a 'gastrobar' with the accessibility of a wine bar. The dishes on the menu are best described as classic … [Read more...]

5 Tips for visiting the ancient city Ephesus in Turkey

Ephesus

Visiting Ehpesus should be on everybody's bucket-list. For one because it's Europe's best preserved ancient city. But also because it enriches your view on history, on culture, on life, on humanity and on what is possible. I'm still in awe after seeing the remnants of this immense and spectacular built city. Ephesus was once the commercial center with a population of 33-56,000 people. Built in the 10th century BC in the Greek era, it really started flourishing under the Roman empire in 129 BC. … [Read more...]

Day trip from Kusadasi: Sirince

Sirince

Yesterday I shared my top 10 of things to do in Kusadasi. Today I would like to zoom in on one of the tips: a visit to Sirince village. Sirince, which means 'pretty' is a charming little village in the mountains. On a height of 600 meters, in the back-land of Izmir and Kusadasi it is a popular destination for tourists to get a taste of a traditional Turkish town. Its signature architecture of white Greek houses remind us that it was once an Ottoman Greek settlement. However after WWI there … [Read more...]

10 Things to do in Kusadasi

Dilek National Park

Kusadasi might be renowned for being a seaside resort town, but there is so much more to see and do in the area. Whether you opt for an organized, guided tour or explore the region individually, you will be amazed by the cultural heritage sites, quaint small villages and beautiful nature. 1. Visit the ancient city Ephesus A visit to Kusadasi would not be complete without visiting the ancient city Ephesus. Ephesus was in ancient times an ionic port city and trade center. Due to its … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: Hôtel Le Delos on île de Bendor

Hotel Delos Ile de Bendor

During my latest trip to the Côte d'Azur I stayed in one of the most charming hotels I have ever stayed in. Hôtel Le Delos is located on the tiny island Bendor, 5 minutes ferry trip off the coast of Bandol's harbour. Bendor island, or île de Bendor, is owned by Paul Ricard, who is famous for his signature French liquor Pastis; an anise flavoured spirit. The small island has five restaurants, a beach, an artist village with shops, an art gallery and two museums. It's a traffic free island, … [Read more...]