Unique dining experience on Vuurtoren Eiland (Lighthouse island)

Last week I had the most unique dining experience ever. I had a sunset dinner on Vuurtoren Eiland, which translates Lighthouse island. The deserted island is a one-hour boat ride from the Amsterdam shore, and exclusively for guests who booked this experience. There are limited spots available so it does take endurance and patience to score […]

discovered. Connecting global artisans to savvy shoppers

I love worldly finds from independent craftsmen like one-off bags, artisan jewelry and handmade home accessories. Whenever I go on holiday I bring back jewelry and home decorations because, for one it is unique, and secondly, I like to have souvenirs of my travels that are timeless, and wearable or functional. In addition, buying from […]

Weekendtip: Visit the Pure market in Amsterdam

Every second Sunday of the month the Pure market flocks to the Amstelpark in Amsterdam. It is a well spent afternoon to go and have a look and rummage the many food stands and food trucks that line up along the park’s paths. The pure market is a traveling Sunday market with a number of […]

Selvedge Pop-up Store

I’m back from London with loads of new tips and addresses in my little black book. One of the shops I would like to share with you today might be of interest to you if you are traveling to London within the next few weeks, or if you live in London.  It’s a pop-up store […]

Paris cheat sheet: Cécile Jeanne jewelry

A shop not to miss when in Paris is the jewelry shop Cécile Jeanne. I stumbled upon this cute little boutique in Le Marais on 14 Rue des Rosiers. The brand was created about 20 years ago by designer, Jeanne, and her brother, Elie. They chose the name as a tribute to their mother, Cecile, […]