My Tropical Balcony

In summer I love having breakfast and dinner on my small balcony. To hold on to the tropical weather of my travels to the Côte d’Azur, I chose to decorate my balcony differently this year. I chose only tropical plants, like a banana plant, an Anthurium, and Calla flowers. The lush greenery pairs perfectly with […]

2016 Trends for decorating with plants and flowers

2016 Plant trends

As we are already in the second quarter of 2016, and spring entices us to splurge more on plants and flowers, I thought this would be a good time to share the 2016 trends for decorating with plants and flowers. Plants and flowers are the least expensive and easiest way to inject colour in your […]

8 Tips how to take care of Orchids

Orchids, you either love them or hate them. I personally love them because they evoke sophistication and glamour, but also a tropical feeling. Did you know that there are over 25,000 different orchids species? Each have their own color, pattern and shape. Originally they grow in tropical rainforests, on cliffs, and in the highest tops of […]

Hot spot Amsterdam West: De Balkonie

No matter the season you can always spruce up your balcony. I like to make my balcony a small extension of my living and I like to dress it according to the changing seasons. Because, even in autumn it can be a nice retreat, even though you have to put your coat on. On crisp […]

A Stroll in Jardin des Plantes in Paris

Paris is always a good idea, especially during Indian summer, early autumn. It’s less crowded with tourists, temperatures are nice, and the turning of the leafs makes the city extra magical. Paris is also extra special on Sunday mornings, when the streets are almost desolated except for an occasional dog-walker or early bird. A wonderful […]

Hot spot Amsterdam West: Wildernis

One can never have too many plants. That’s what the owner of Wildernis must have thought. The ‘City Garden Shop new-style’ is chock full with houseplants. It is very unlikely you’ll leave this shop without a plant or at least inspiration to style your plants in your interior. Besides palnts and everything you need to care […]

Hot spot Amsterdam West: Things I Like, Things I Love

Conceptstore Things I like, Things I love must be avoided if you promissed yourself not to spend money. There are so many wanna-haves in this store that it’ll kill you not to buy anything. The concept store intertwines beautiful, carefully picked vintage and second-hand items with cool new ones. Beautiful art prints, ceramics, vintage funiture […]