Home decor inspiration at the VT Wonen Design Exhibition 2017

It's that time of the year again! When the weather turns crisp and the trees transform their colour, I get that itch to redecorate. And there's no better way to soak up inspiration and spot trends than by going to the annual VT Wonen Design Exhibition showcasing everything new in home decor and lifestyle. The VT Wonen Design Beurs takes place October 3-8 in the RAI in Amsterdam. The highlight of my visit each year are the showcase houses by the different home decor magazines that function as … [Read more...]

Must-see: Hubert de Givenchy: To Audrey with Love exhibition

Givency to Audrey with Love

Being a major Audrey Hepburn fan, I couldn't be more excited about an exhibition than about Hubert de Givenchy: To Audrey with Love. From 26 November 2016 till 26 March 2017, the Gemeente museum The Hague is home to this awe-inspiring showcase. Legendary French couture designer de Givenchy pays tribute to his muze and style icon Audrey Hepburn. The exhibition is a retrospect of his work and was curated in close collaboration with the man himself. He even selected some of his most beloved … [Read more...]

3 Exhibitions in Amsterdam to go see now

What better way to spend a rainy day or bank holiday than by going to a museum? In Amsterdam there are plenty of museums, and there happen to be three exclusive exhibitions that you must go see now, as 2 of them are only here for one more week. I visited all three last month, and enjoyed them so much. (all photos were taken with my iPhone so might be of less quality than usual) Catwalk in the Rijksmuseum The exhibition Catwalk in the Rijksmuseum is near the end as it runs from from … [Read more...]

Iris Apfel exhibition in Bon Marché, Paris

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGt-0QIOfmQ How lucky I was to be in Paris during the last days of the Iris Apfel exhibition in department store Bon Marché. The exhibition ended on April 16, so I was just in time to see it. Iris Apfel is known for being a wonderfully eccentric 94 year-old from New York, who has the most wonderful quotes on fashion and style. An interesting lady! The exhibition “Iris in Paris” included window displays, a pop-up store with display cabinets showcasing 10 … [Read more...]

Marilyn Monroe photography exposition

marilyn monroe as ballerina by Milton Greene 1954

Fashion icon, old Hollywood glamour model, sex symbol, and legendary actress. Marilyn Monroe is one if not the most iconic woman in history who made her mark in culture and arts. Coming months London and Amsterdam are both hosting a photography exhibition of Marilyn Monroe. LONDON - In London, The Little Black Gallery presents the exposition 'Gentlemen prefer Blondes' from 19 January till 27 February, with photos by Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland. AMSTERDAM - In Amsterdam, Eduard … [Read more...]

Mark your Calendar for the VT Wonen & Design Exhibition

From September 28 till October 4th the RAI in Amsterdam is once again home to the annual and biggest Dutch home decor fair. Although the name changed from Woonbeurs to VT Wonen & Design Beurs, the objectives are still the same. During the fair you can get inspiration and advise for your home decor and remodeling projects. New designers are introduced, while established brands launch their latest designs. There is also plenty opportunity to shop home accessories, follow workshops, or to sit … [Read more...]

Weekend tip: Dining with the Tsars exhibition

Yesterday I visited the exhibition Dining with the Tsars in the Hermitage in Amsterdam. The exhibitions is only open for a few more days, until March 1, 2015. I'm glad I went because it was stunning! You are welcomed as being a guest in the Winter Palace and to experience the grandeur of the Russian Court as it once was. Extravagantly bedecked tables, wine fountains and sulptures of exotic fruit were distinctive of a dinner at the Russian Court. You also learn more about the different Tsars and … [Read more...]