Hotspot: Mama Kelly Amsterdam

Mama Kelly Amsterdam

The buzz of Amsterdam last week was the highly anticipated opening of the restaurant Mama Kelly Amsterdam. It's the pink sister of the edgy and more robust urban bistro Mama Kelly the Hague.  Being a regular customer in The Hague, I knew upfront that they would hit the ball out of the park with the decor. Designed by design studio De Horecafabriek, it's interior is a girl's dream. Everything is pink, floor to ceiling, to the velvet seats and the pink bar. Brass lamps and palms make it super … [Read more...]

Dinner at Brooks Brasserie in Amsterdam

Brasserie Brooks Amsterdam

I have a new favourite restaurant in Amsterdam Oud Zuid: Brooks. With its super cozy atmosphere, a deer head and fire place, Brooks is the perfect go to restaurant after a day of Christmas shopping. The menu that changes regularly celebrates the season with yummie seasonal comfort food and desserts that make you crave for seconds. For starters my friend and I had a go at the crab cakes with fennel, Granny Smith apple and lemon mayonnaise. Nice but it didn't blow our minds. What did fire … [Read more...]

Hip design in Brooks Brasserie Amsterdam

Brasserie Brooks Amsterdam

Discovering good breakfast places in Amsterdam has been one of my latest obsessions. However, finding a breakfast place that also has a compelling interior design is the cherry on top of my hunt. In my favourite shopping neighbourhood, Old South (oud zuid), there is Brooks Brasserie. The stylish restaurant is actually part of a small boutique hotel. Besides breakfast, you can also drop by for lunch, dinner, or just a cup of coffee. The interior design of Brooks Brasserie is of the hands of … [Read more...]

Shopping Guide Amsterdam: Old South – part 1

It has been a few weeks since my last Amsterdam shopping guide. In my first two shopping guides I highlighted neighbourhood De Pijp. Today, and the coming days I will share with you my favourite shops and eateries in the Old South of Amsterdam.  Although Old South is often referred to as posh and decadent, there are plenty of shops that are quite the opposite. And yes, I do like a bit of luxury as well. The Old South has been my personal shopping destination ever since 2008 when I had my office … [Read more...]