Autumn’s glory on the Clingendael estate

There’s no doubt about it, autumn is here in all its glory. Unlike other years we are enjoying a sunny October which means even more colourful leaves. In Park Clingendael in The Hague it is especially a colourful spectacle as the Japanese Garden is open again to the public. The Japanese garden has limited access: […]

A visit to the pumpkin patch

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It’s October already! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by. Because of the prolonged summer weather it doesn’t feel like autumn at all. Nonetheless, I decided to go to a pumpkin farm this weekend to pick the perfect pumpkins for decorations. In Lisserbroek, a small town between Haarlem and Leiden, I found […]

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 […]

Make your balcony autumn-ready

We are blessed to have had such nice weather in September. This is definitely the proverbial Indian Summer that they usually only really experience in the States. Coming week they forecast 20 degrees Celsius…in October! In the meantime, everyone is stocking up on gourds and pumpkins to decorate their homes and entryways. So am I. […]

3 Hearty comfort foods for fall

Temperatures are dropping and the majority of the day it’s raining cats and dogs. Outdoor activities leave you feeling chilled and hungry. Hearty comfort food is abundantly available at the farmers markets and supermarkets: pumpkins, squash, corn, potatoes. I decided to get it all and take advantage of the seasonal produce while I can. It […]

Fall pleasures

Cool, crisp wind. Beautiful leaves. An oversized sweater and boots. And a cup of hot chocolate. I love this time of year, at least, when it’s sunny like this weekend. I try to soak it all in, because before you know it, we’ll have those rainy days again. I went to the royal estate De […]

Fall decorating ideas without orange

I’m a busy bee these days, transforming my coastal style interior into a fall inspired nest to cocoon in. Every year I bring in the orange pumpkins, gourds and leaves. This year, I decided to do it differently. I’ve banned orange and instead I’m going for a white and shabby chic style. Just use white […]