Hotspot Haarlem; OU Boutique by Val + Rose

Haarlem is one of my favourite cities for shopping. The city is packed with small independent stores and cozy lunch rooms and coffee places. Lately a new wave of shops and restaurants has upped the like-ability of Haarlem even more. On my latest shopping spree in Haarlem I fell in love with OU Boutique by Val + Rose, on Kruisstraat 40. This uber hip concept store is the perfect stop for browsing unique gifts, trying on original designs, or getting a vitamin boost at their juice bar. The … [Read more...]

Shopping at Gnomo Lifestyle store in Valencia

Gnomo Valencia

If you're looking for a gift store to shop for the home front during your city trip to Valencia, lifestyle store, Gnomo is the place to be. Gnomo is located in Calle Cuba 32 in neighbourhood Ruzafa. Besides being a great shopping address, it is also worth a visit because of its extraordinary interior design that can be credited to the interior design creative consultancy Masquespacio. Gnomo has an eighties vibe to its interior design. Clean white walls and a smooth granite floor are … [Read more...]

Enter the Loft of Miss Bare in Amsterdam

The Loft Amsterdam

Enter The Loft of Miss Bare in Amsterdam, an annual source of inspiration for interior design lovers. Each year an unique location is transformed into a pop-up loft, completely decorated with the best and novel furniture, home decor accessories, curiosities and art pieces. Every single item in the loft, including the wall paint and flooring is for sale, on location as well as online. This year, the loft's fictional owner is Miss Bare, who loves serenity and simplicity. Her lifestyle, that … [Read more...]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Miuse conceptstore

Miuse Amsterdam

One of my favourite shopping streets in Amsterdam is the Gerard Doustraat. It is packed with small boutiques. In my blog posts 'Shoppping Guide de Pijp part 1 and part 2, you can read all about the great shops. One shop that wasn't there a few years ago when I wrote those posts about the Pijp, is the boutique MIUSE conceptstore, on Gerard Doustraat no. 80HS. MIUSE is a conceptstore boasting with fashion, interior & beauty brands. But not the mass market brands. Here you'll find edgy, … [Read more...]

Hotspot Leiden: WOW duurzaam design conceptstore

WOW duurzaam design Leiden

The Breestraat in Leiden is getting more fun by the week. On April 1st three new stores opened, one of them being WOW duurzaam design. It is a conceptstore selling only sustainable Dutch design. The products at WOW duurzaam design are created by young designers and small labels mainly from the Netherlands and Belgium and with an eye for fairness and nature. WOW duurzaam design curates unique items, unusual things, used things, and recycled products made with love and craftsmanship. You'll … [Read more...]

Rotterdam hot spot: Maak Rotterdam

Looking for a cozy spot to hang out during a cold winter day? Maak Rotterdam is a tiny store with the sweetest pastel colored interior. Comfy chesterfield couches and a coffee corner with fresh flowers invite you to sit down right away. The smell of a freshly baked cake wafts your way, but your attention quickly shifts to the middle of the store where all kinds of colorful goodies are laid out on a table.  This store sells about anything that makes owners Femke and … [Read more...]

Hot spot Rotterdam: KEET

Conceptstore KEET Rotterdam

After hearing so many positive stories about conceptstore KEET Rotterdam, I felt it was time to go and see for myself. And I have to agree with all the other bloggers who already tipped it, this is not a conceptstore you would want to miss when you go shopping in Rotterdam. What I love about KEET is that it has different styles of products but still has a clear concept. I noticed that in Rotterdam the conceptstores differentiate from those in Den Haag or Amsterdam. In general they are more raw, … [Read more...]