Travel essentials when travelling for business

There's travelling for fun and then there's travelling for business. Whenever I have to travel for business purposes, it usually involves smart packing. You have to look sharp and classy in wrinkle-free business attire, bring a lot of digital appliances and pack lightly to dodge checking your baggage. Also, you have to look on fleek from the moment you land at your destination to head straight to the office or an appointment. Hence, no travelling in sweats and sneakers involved but instead chic … [Read more...]

Greek Chic: Vice Versa Leather Goods

One of the things I love about Greece is their taste for fashion. I love to shop Greek labels as they are unique and hardly found outside of Greece. In Athens my favourite neighbourhood is Kolonaki, where you'll find a lot of small designer boutiques and high end Greek fashion labels. In Mykonos town I also succeeded in finding a beautiful kaftan, and handmade jewelry. Greek artisans, and small designers set up shop during the summer months to lure in tourists with gorgeous Greek … [Read more...]

Saturday shopping with a statement

Saturday is shopping day. I go to the farmers market to buy fresh flowers, fish, olives and nuts, vegetables and fruit. Especially in summer and on sunny autumn days I can spend hours at the market, enjoying the ambiance and comparing goods. I always bring my own bag because I hate the plastic bags they give you that cut into your hand when it gets heavy. And on top of that, I like to contribute to a better future by producing less waste. One of the bags I use is the sturdy and super cool denim … [Read more...]

Trend: Book clutches

I'm totally digging this new trend and can't wait to get my hands on my own: book clutches. Show your smart as well as sexy and stylish with a purse that doubles as a book, or is it the other way round? This trend is so me that I wish someone thought of it earlier. The red carpets are boasting with this latest fashion fling. What I also love is that there are classic novels as well as more contemporary literature replicas so you can use it as a personal style statement that not only reflects … [Read more...]

Bag it

Sometimes you see something so simple, yet so lovely. At flowershop Marcel en Ruud bloembinders in Delft, I found these cute flower bags. The owners had them specially made by a fabric store Het Stoffige Pakhuis. They are made from vinyl tablecloth. Ideal to hang on a tree in the garden or on your terrace. There are small holes in the bottom to secure drainage. Great idea for a DIY if you are good with a sewing machine. The bags are €4,95/6,95 excl/incl plant. You might also … [Read more...]

Enjoy the beach in style with Made by Nanna

Are you packing your beach bag already? This weekend we are all bound to head to the beach or the lake or even better, some of us are going on holiday.  And surely we also want to look our best near the shore. So let's talk beach bags. I found these stylish ones by Dutch designer Miranda who lives in Arnhem and has an Etsy shop, Made by Nanna,  where she sells her handmade bags. Handmade means unique, and with love. So that's already a big plus. But just look at them, they are fashionable, yet … [Read more...]

5 Travel Trolleys to lust over

I can't wait for my next trip. Travelling is so much fun, that is, getting to your destination. The whole flying thing is just a means to an end. But even on a short trip, I try to look the best I can, and accessorize accordingly. There are a few new trolley designs out there that I'm drooling over. And since the summer holidays are only a few weeks away, I thought I might share my current top 5 of travel trolleys with you: 1. Kate Spade The 'New Yorker' carry on suitcase by Kate Spade is … [Read more...]