The Best of Amsterdam at Christmas Time

Ice skating rink Museumplein

Last weekend I had a mini staycation in Amsterdam in celebration of my 43rd birthday. I stayed in the elegant Pulitzer Hotel (more about that in a later blog post), did some Christmas shopping and got pampered in the Akasha spa. Amsterdam is so sparkling and cozy during the most wonderful time of the year. […]

10x Gift shopping in Leiden

Where to find that perfect gift for a friend or family member? Leiden has all the right addresses to find something unique outside the usual chain stores like Dille & Kamille, Zara Home, Sissy Boy Homeland and Hudson’s Bay. Because honestly, the smaller shops and conceptstores have so much more unique, one-off designs, usually with […]

The Extended Guide to Christmas shopping in London

Christmas shopping in London is something else. Ever since I was little we would annually go to London for gift shopping. The family tradition brings back so many heart-warming memories that I attempt to uphold it as much as possible. Since I know London like the back of my hand, I can easily stuff all […]

Hotspot Utrecht: Atelier Ohlala

I love to go Christmas shopping in other cities and discover small boutiques or concept stores. Finding that exclusive gift or just browsing Christmas decorations brings me so much joy. A small, adorable gift shop that is perfect for Christmas shopping is Atelier Ohlala in Utrecht. In December the shop is transformed into a winter […]

Hot spot Leiden: The Wonderful Nature Store

Wonderful Nature store Leiden

Last week I already blogged about one of the three new shops in the Breestraat in Leiden (read here). Today I would like to highlight the second one: the Wonderful Nature Store. It’s a shop packed with natural home decor accessories. Besides the taxidermy – lions, birds, turtles and crocodiles, you can buy shells & […]

Hotspot Amsterdam: Miuse conceptstore

Miuse Amsterdam

One of my favourite shopping streets in Amsterdam is the Gerard Doustraat. It is packed with small boutiques. In my blog posts ‘Shoppping Guide de Pijp part 1 and part 2, you can read all about the great shops. One shop that wasn’t there a few years ago when I wrote those posts about the […]

The Wunderkammer pop-up shop Manufactured

The Wunderkammer shop for a week - 30s Magazine

  If you do anything this month, please go to the pop-up shop of The Wunderkammer, ideally located located in Amsterdam’s Hotel Droog in the city center. The pop-up shop/exposition is open from December 4-31, 2015 and is the perfect spot to get inspired for your holiday decor at home but also to find exclusive […]