Christmas decor in the kitchen

Decorating the house for Christmas doesn’t stop at the living and dining area. In a few simple steps you can transform your kitchen to exude the holiday spirit. Put your Christmas cookie cutter on display in large mason jars. Or, inject your kitchen with the scent of fresh Christmas with a miniature pine tree or a […]

7 Christmas Styling Tips with the Poinsettia

Poinsettia

It’s almost December, and therefore time to start decorating the house for Christmas. A simple way to instantly add some holiday cheer to your decor is by buying the iconic Christmas plant: the Poinsettia (kerst-ster in Dutch). Now I have to say that I’m not a huge fan of the red ones, but the peachy […]

Christmas Trends 2016

The holidays are coming! My favourite time of the year. And like each year I did some research into the leading trends. So here they are: Futuristic style The futuristic Christmas style is one of bling, brilliance, iridescence and transparency. Think futuristic shapes, 3D forms, and a hyper modern look. Materials: foil, acrylic glass, latex looks, […]

Beautiful Bottles for the Holiday Bar Cart

Have you stocked up on alcohol yet for your bar cart? On new years eve, or even during your Christmas parties, it is the best time to showcase your most beautiful and best bottles. Also, an eye catching bottle makes such a nice gift. Each year there are a few brands that partner up with high fashion […]

Gift Guide for Her: Little Luxuries

Have you started gift shopping yet? In today’s gift guide I thought it would be nice to share my own wish list for my upcoming birthday (Dec 17th), and for Christmas. These gifts are in my opinion little luxuries that define my blog and my lifestyle. Things that make me happy and are beautiful. Things that […]

How to Style and care for the Amaryllis

styling the amarylis

The amaryllis is one of the most chic and stylish flowers. It comes in different colours: white, red, yellow, pink, salmon, purple, orange and bi-coloured. There are usually four to six imposing flowers on the stem and no foliage. That’s why they sometimes call the Amaryllis the ‘Naked Lady’ in the United States. What makes it so special […]

Chocolate Cake with Figs jam and Pears Poached in Spiced Red Wine

chocolate cake with poached pears in red wine

Dark and gloomy days are always an incentive to start baking cakes. And with Christmas coming soon, I thought it would be nice to share a dessert recipe. I combined three flavours that are quintessentially winter essentials: chocolate, figs, and poached pears. There are so many good recipes for poached pears, e.g orange-spiced poached pears, […]