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...]

Hotspot Haarlem: Atelier 8

As the holidays are approaching we go out shopping again. But fear not, because I know all the good places to go gift shopping! One of my favourite addresses in Haarlem is the lifestyle shop Atelier 8. The shop is in a cute little street but locals know their way towards the shop. Atelier 8 has so much to choose from: large and small home decor items like vases, throws, lamps, and chairs. But also bathroom essentials like hamam towels and kitchenware like mugs and tea towels. And ofcourse there … [Read more...]

City guide Leiden: Pluum

Day two of my Leiden city guide. Today the most fun and adorable lifestyle shop of Leiden: Pluum. The owner of Pluum is Nathalie whose signature is very palpable in her shop. She loves pink, white and grey, and she ha a soft spot for hearts. She has been collecting hearts for over 20 years. Her shop evolved out of home party sales that were so successful that she decided to open her own shop Pluum, first in Bussum and then a second store in Leiden. If you're looking for a gift, or throwing a … [Read more...]

Shopping Guide Berlin: Friedrichschain

Today is the last shopping guide for Berlin. I saved the best for last. My favourite shopping day in Berlin was in Friedrichschain. It's in former east Berlin and has its own distinct character.  It is known for its many bars, clubs, pubs, and cafes, concentrated in the Simon-Dach-Straße and small boutiques around the Gärtnerstrasse. You can easily combine a day of shopping here with sightseeing of the East Side Gallery (the longest remaining part of the Berlin Wall), the Molecule Man (a big art … [Read more...]

Paris cheat sheet: Terre d’Oc

Be warned ladies, if you enter this shop, you might have to break the bank afterwards. Terre d'Oc is one of the most addictive shops in Paris to me. Why? Because they sell organic beauty products and teas in the most fabulous packaging. So you're not only won over by the prettiness, but also by the fact that it's all so healthy and good for you. During my last visit I stocked up on tea, a tea tin, body oil and butter, and facial cream. (Read here, and here.) It really is the perfect place for … [Read more...]