Rotterdam hot spot: Maak Rotterdam

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

Book review: Fräulein Klein lädt ein

During every festive day, whether it is Easter, Christmas or a birthday, I always turn to the books by Fräulein Klein. Her latest book Fräulein Klein lädt ein, published by Callwey, is yet another great resource to create special and pretty decorations and recipes. Like her two preceding books (see here and here) she shares with us […]

A Rustic-chic Christmas Table Setting

After decorating the house it’s time to start wrapping gifts and thinking about the Christmas menu and table setting. This year I think  I’m going for a shiny and glamourous look with metallics. Last year I created two opposing looks: an Audrey Hepburn inspired table, but also a rustic-chic one for brunch. The rustic-chic table […]

DIY Advent Calendar

It’s hard to believe that in only 5 weeks it’s Christmas. The countdown to the holidays is such a festive period. Right after Thanksgiving I hurry to buy a tree and start decorating. An Advent calendar is also part of the anticipation. This year I started to craft mine early. I was inspired by the […]

Thanksgiving table setting

Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away and somehow I’m less pre-occupied with it than other years. It might have something to do with the nice weather, and prolonged summer, creating a feeling of early autumn instead of mid November. What I love most about Thanksgiving is developing and experimenting with new recipes, and creating […]

Posh Pumpkins

Only a few more days till Halloween! Today I drove past a house that was covered in creepy Halloween decorations. And although I love Halloween, I prefer to decorate with style and moderation. That’s why I love these posh pumpkins ideas I found on pinterest. Studded, bedazzled, with ikat print or inspired by Missoni’s chevron. Make […]

Glam DIY Pumpkins for Halloween

Halloween is only two weeks away, and although it’s not a big holiday in the Netherlands, I have fond memories of my Halloween parties when I was still living in the USA. Usually I decorate my home with a handful of pumpkins too, but this year I’m just enjoying the ones on the internet, instagram […]