Hotspot Leiden: Lavendi Coffee

Lavendi Leiden interior

When the days get shorter and colder I like to flee inside cosy coffee places and indulge in homemade cakes and hot coco. A place that checks all those boxes is Lavendi Coffee in Leiden. The small corner coffee shop/eatery is so adorable with pink velvet chairs, a hexagon tiled wall behind a concrete counter […]

Rotterdam hot spot: Maak Rotterdam

Cozy coffee and tea spot. Children’s gifts and interior design.

Coffee moment in Turkish porcelain

Coffee, can’t live without it. I really need to start the day with a cup (or 2, or 3) of black and sweet coffee. The rest of the day I’m good with tea with an exceptional latte when I have meetings at good coffee places. During my trip to Turkey last week, I got to […]

Top 5 Places to have Breakfast in Leiden

Weekends are enjoyed best by starting your day off with a lavish breakfast. I made it a tradition to have big and wholesome breakfasts on Saturday and Sunday, whether it is at home in my pajamas flipping pancakes and omelettes, or by going out for breakfast in the city. I live a 20 minute bike ride […]

Hot spot Leiden: Lot & de Walvis

Residents of Leiden and its surroundings are flocking to a new hip restaurant in the city: Lot & de walvis, which means Lot and the whale. The restaurant is located a stone throw away from the Leidse Poort, with a waterfront outside terrace overlooking the harbour with its many leisure boats. The best thing is that […]

Noordwijk hot spot: Jackie Cafe & conceptstore

A fairly new hot spot in Noordwijk, only steps from the boulevard and beach, is Jackie Cafe & conceptstore. With its striking interior boasting design lamps, furniture and stools, the cafe draws in young and old. The space is divided in two parts, the cafe and the concept store where the fashion forward customer can […]

Athens hot spot: Tailor Made micro Roastery & Cocktail bar

When travelling it is always a challenge to find a good coffee place. When I was on my city trip to Athens, I soon found out that for the Greek, coffee is a big deal. The city is therefore chock full of kafeneios, (traditional coffee houses) and kafeterias, the modern cafe. But for the best brew […]