Hotspot: Mama Kelly Amsterdam

Mama Kelly Amsterdam

The buzz of Amsterdam last week was the highly anticipated opening of the restaurant Mama Kelly Amsterdam. It's the pink sister of the edgy and more robust urban bistro Mama Kelly the Hague.  Being a regular customer in The Hague, I knew upfront that they would hit the ball out of the park with the decor. Designed by design studio De Horecafabriek, it's interior is a girl's dream. Everything is pink, floor to ceiling, to the velvet seats and the pink bar. Brass lamps and palms make it super … [Read more...]

Decor delight at Café Waldeck in Amsterdam

cafe waldeck amsterdam

Parisian vibes ooze from the newly renovated hotspot in Amsterdam old south: Café Waldeck. The restaurant/bar is a true design delight for interior lovers. Mirrored walls, Parisian bistro high chairs, sleek design lighting, and velvet benches adorn this open and light space. The pink robust bar sits as an anchor in the center of the space. French bistro tables and chairs inside as well as on the outside terrace accommodate guests who would like to have lunch or dinner here. The blush pink, and … [Read more...]

Macaron by RJA in Amsterdam

Macarons. One of life's little luxuries. I'm always on the hunt for the best macarons. So I'm thrilled to share with you a new address where you can get the real deal. Because honestly, not all macarons are perfect like the ones in Paris. What is the real deal? Macarons should be crisp on the outside and crackle when you put your teeth in it. The inside should not be too chewy. Also they are not supposed to be too sweet. In summary, perfection is key, and the newly opened tearoom and pastry … [Read more...]

Shopping Guide Amsterdam: Old South – part 3

Amsterdam Old South is where a lot of Dutch TV celebrities, wealthy real estate people, private bankers, and nouveau riche live. No surprise because it is a beautiful residential area, green and peaceful, and only a stone throw away from the city's Vondelpark and the bustling city center. I love to stroll the streets of Old South, and relax on one of their many terraces in summer. Brasserie De Joffers I like to start my day with a big breakfast at De Joffers where you can get the best … [Read more...]