Autumnal Weekend Escape to Limburg

Sometimes you don't have to travel far to have a rejuvenating weekend full of new discoveries. It had been over 20 years since my last visit to the most southern spot of the Netherlands; Vaals. Although it is only a three hour drive from my home, somehow I just never felt compelled to travel to one of the most beautiful provinces of my own country, Limburg. My loss, because it really is gorgeous! But after last week's autumnal weekend escape I have made a vow to do it more often. A weekend in … [Read more...]

Autumn Leaves

One of life's little luxuries to me is the beauty of nature. I can really get excited about blossom, flowers, gorgeous landscapes, and autumn leaves. This year it seems, but I might be mistaken, that the leaves are much more vibrant and colorful. But then again, we are blessed with a lot of sunny days this October, which naturally enhances the colours. On my instagram feed I have been sharing a lot of photos of autumn's foliage in my hometown and in nearby Leiden, and I'll continue to do so in … [Read more...]

Savoury Pumpkin Crêpes

Crisp autumn evenings are best spent at home with family and friends. I love to entertain and prepare different foods, snacks and cheese platters for my guests. Collecting and mixing autumn flavours and seasonal products is for me a way to celebrate the season. That's how I came up with a recipe for savoury pumpkin crêpes. I think they make a perfect side dish for an autumnal dinner, but they are also perfect for lunch, a picnic, or as a snack during a board game night. Paired with other … [Read more...]

Perk up your balcony for fall

I have a feeling that last week was the last of summer and that autumn is bound to set in the coming weeks. I tried to procrastinate clearing out my summer decorations in and around my home, but as we are approaching October, it feels a bit off to still have turquoise and sea shells in and in front of the house. This year I decided not to go with orange and brown hues, but to opt for a black and white autumn balcony. I bought white heather plants, chrysanthemums, and a grey-green pumpkin. The … [Read more...]

Autumn Bounty

For photographers like myself, autumn is a feast for the lens. Autumn's bounty might be the most photogenic subject with its bright colours and beautiful landscapes. In a few weeks the trees go bare so enjoy it while you can! I am lucky enough to live across a park and only a bike ride away from a botanical garden. So today I would like to share with you a few of my photos of autumn's galore. You might also like Autumnal Splendour Fall Pleasures … [Read more...]

Blend in autumn decorations in your interior

By now I guess most of us have the autumn decorations up and in the US people are prepping for upcoming Halloween. But for those who are still looking for inspiration to add the final touches, I would like to share my own autumnal accents in my home. This year I kept it low-key with here and there a small detail. Focal point is a self-crafted decoration hanging over the table: pressed autumn leaves, honeycombs and other small accessories dangling above my head, hanging down by white … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Pancakes

In autumn I want to cook as much as possible with pumpkin. The funny thing is, however, that I don't necessarily relate pumpkin to cold autumn days. I go to the Caribbean island Curacao almost annually, and over there we eat pumpkin year round. Moreover pumpkins have much more flavour there, but that is besides the point. I usually hang out at my friend's place and we have this funny deal that I make her my couscous salad which she loves dearly, and she bakes me pumpkin pancakes that I can't get … [Read more...]