4 Reasons to visit the Natural History Museum of London

Natural History Museum in London

A city trip to London is usually packed with must-see landmarks and shopping. Consequently, a visit to a museum often is forgotten or striped of the list for the sake of time. However I would urge everyone to at least step into one of the three iconic museums. South Kensington's Exhibition Road is the heart of cultural London with the three iconic buildings The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), The Science Museum and the Natural History Museum. So let me explain the reasons for visiting … [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...]

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...]

Must-see exhibition: Romantic Fashion

Last week I visited the exhibition Romantic Fashion, Mr Darcy meets Eline Vere, at the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague. This major 19th-century fashion exhibition features costumes from the time of Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, Eline Vere and Downton Abbey. You are swept away to foregone times by the rustling silk, breathtaking embroidery, and frills and flounces, sharply tailored suits for dandies and elegant ball gowns for ladies. In addition to entire costumes in all their glory, the exhibition … [Read more...]

Weekend tip: Geisha exhibition

A few weeks ago I visited the exhibition Geisha in the Rijksmuseum Volkenkunde in Leiden. Geisha is a world-renowned style icon. The Japanese woman with the stark white face, red lips and precious kimono is an image that fascinates the world and stimulates the imagination. She is however also a stereotype of Japanese aesthetics, surrounded by mysticism and misunderstandings. The image of the geisha as a woman without virtue is false. The exhibition shows us the real story behind the phenomenon. … [Read more...]

Grace Kelly, Princess & Style Icon Exhibition

Last week I visited the 'Grace Kelly, Princess & Style Icon' exhibition in the royal Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn. I'm still in awe by the beauty of Grace Kelly and the design dresses that are on display. Moreover, Palace Het Loo is the perfect location for this exquisite exhibition and shouldn't be missed either. I will dedicate a separate blog post to the palace and its gardens and grounds later this week. The exhibition is produced by Grimaldi Forum Monaco and Palace Het Loo, based on a … [Read more...]