Recipe: Christmas Cranberry-Vanilla Cocktail

Last year's Christmas I created a cocktail that blew my guests away. I served the cocktail as a welcome aperitif as the guests dripped in for dinner. Because of the success I couldn't not share it with my readers this year. It's actually quite easy to make and you don't need professional cocktail utensils to make it. All you need is a shaker, prosecco, vanilla syrup, fresh limes, cranberry juice and vodka and crushed ice. It's a real winter cocktail yet not spicy or strong like most of the other … [Read more...]

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 have cleverly created boxes that look so good that you just NEED to get one. My favourite is by Dyptique. By the time you finish the last door your home and you will smell so nice with … [Read more...]

Frans Hoogendoorn fashion exhibition

Last week I visited the fashion exhibition 'Frans Hoogendoorn' in the Gemeentemuseum The Hague. Although it's a small exhibition, I do think it's a must-see for anyone who appreciates fashion and couture in particular. You can easily combine your visit with the another interesting exhibition in the Gemeentemuseum like e.g. the Art Deco expo. Frans Hoogendoorn is a Dutch couturier and a household name in the Netherlands for over 40 years. Throughout his career he has consciously avoided the … [Read more...]

Book review: Paris through a fashion eye by Megan Hess

Megan Hess Paris book

If there's one book to give or get this holiday season, it is the new coffee table book by Megan Hess. After her other successful books Coco Chanel, Fashion House, The Dress and New York, she once again created a coffee table book that guarantees luxe and sophistication on every single page. Paris through a fashion eye is an illustrated guide to the fashionista's Paris. Megan Hess takes you on an elegant adventure through Paris by highlighting all the stylish shops, hotels, restaurants and … [Read more...]

Top 4 things to do in Colmar, France

Last week I blogged about the fairytale town Colmar in the Alsace region in France. It is the most charming place I have ever been to. The storybook place is especially magical in December when the Christmas market and Christmas lights cast a special spell over the old center. But no matter what season you go to Colmar, you will be amazed by its beauty and charm. In autumn fall foliage golden and red colors luster the streets. And in spring and summer blooming bushes and vibrant colored flowers … [Read more...]

Art Deco exhibition in Gemeentemuseum The Hague

On Friday I visited the exhibition 'Art Deco' in the Gemeente museum in The Hague. It's a must see for anyone who loves fashion and/or interior design. The building of the Gemeente museum is in itself very fitting for this exhibition as it is also Art Deco architecture by H.P. Berlage. The exhibition lasts until March 4, 2018. The emergence of Art Deco, which begun in 1920 and lasted till 1939 influenced fashion, arts, architecture, interior design and industrial design. Couturier Paul Poiret … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving table decor in pink

Not a fan of the traditional Thanksgiving colour palette? Well, neither am I! That's why I always try to change up the Thanksgiving table setting. This year I'm embracing the blush pink trend, since it also works with my current home decor colour scheme. It didn't take much improvisation or crafting though. I already had all the pink table ware. To add a little sophistication I used brass coloured cutlery. The blush pink fall leaves were store bought at my local florist, but what I can tell they … [Read more...]