The Best of Amsterdam at Christmas Time

Ice skating rink Museumplein

Last weekend I had a mini staycation in Amsterdam in celebration of my 43rd birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Hotel , did some Christmas shopping and got pampered in the Akasha spa. Amsterdam is so sparkling and cozy during the most wonderful time of the year. Window shops and streets are beautifully lit, the […]

Hotspot Haarlem: Atelier 8

As the holidays are approaching we go out shopping again. But fear not, because I know all the good places to go gift shopping! One of my favourite addresses in Haarlem is the lifestyle shop Atelier 8. The shop is in a cute little street but locals know their way towards the shop. Atelier 8 […]

London shopping guide: Islington

Sometimes I totally forget to blog about experiences I had that might spark your interest. Like my short city trip to London earlier this year. Each time I go to London, I try to explore a different part of the city and go a bit of the beaten track. I’ve been to London so many […]

City Guide Leiden: 149 Bites & Drinks

THIS RESTAURANT IS NO LONGER IN BUSINESS It’s been a while since my last hot spot tip in Leiden, my home town. New restaurants and shops have been popping up all over the city. Last year, a new restaurant opened in the Breestraat on number 149. The restaurant is called 149 Bites & Drinks. I’ve […]

The Hague Favourite: Eat Company

Fresh homemade tomato or pumpkin soup, a crispy grilled cheese sandwich, warm panini, freshly squeezed orange juice, or a cup of cappuccino just the way you like it. A new favourite lunch spot  is the Eat Company in the Hague. The interior underlines the concept: pure and simple, with wooden stools, wire baskets and an […]

City guide Leiden: De Klare Lijn

For the best and latest in interior design shopping in Leiden you go to De Klare Lijn. They have all the renowned brands like Moroso, Ahrend, Hay and Moooi, perfectly styled in their shop. The owner, a former math teacher, selects the items on quality and timeless appeal. From large furniture pieces to small accesories, […]

City guide Leiden: Bar Bistro City hall

This week is Leiden week on the blog. I’m sharing all my favourite addresses in this renowned university town with its quaint streets, bridges and canals. A local favourite and hot spot for youngsters, hipsters, and urban professionals alike, is the always bustling Italian Bar Bistro City Hall. It is situated in the heart of […]