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 shop with lights, ornaments and creative decorations. Glitter donuts, classic nutcrackers and lots of wanna-haves will make you linger in the shop until you'll cave … [Read more...]

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 & gem stones, pottery, hides, framed feathers, and other small gifts and decor items. But naturally, the taxidermy are the focal points in the shop. Expect being eye to eye with a … [Read more...]

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 Pijp, is the boutique MIUSE conceptstore, on Gerard Doustraat no. 80HS. MIUSE is a conceptstore boasting with fashion, interior & beauty brands. But not the mass market brands. Here you'll find edgy, … [Read more...]

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 and exquisite Christmas decorations, floral and plant arrangements, and special gifts. The Wunderkammer usually has a pop-up shop every 6 months, lasting for only one week, … [Read more...]

Rotterdam hot spot: Maak Rotterdam

Looking for a cozy spot to hang out during a cold winter day? Maak Rotterdam is a tiny store with the sweetest pastel colored interior. Comfy chesterfield couches and a coffee corner with fresh flowers invite you to sit down right away. The smell of a freshly baked cake wafts your way, but your attention quickly shifts to the middle of the store where all kinds of colorful goodies are laid out on a table.  This store sells about anything that makes owners Femke and … [Read more...]

Hot spot Rotterdam: KEET

Conceptstore KEET Rotterdam

After hearing so many positive stories about conceptstore KEET Rotterdam, I felt it was time to go and see for myself. And I have to agree with all the other bloggers who already tipped it, this is not a conceptstore you would want to miss when you go shopping in Rotterdam. What I love about KEET is that it has different styles of products but still has a clear concept. I noticed that in Rotterdam the conceptstores differentiate from those in Den Haag or Amsterdam. In general they are more raw, … [Read more...]

Hotspot Haarlem: Atelier 8

As the holidays are approaching we go out shopping again. But fear not, because I know all the good places to go gift shopping! One of my favourite addresses in Haarlem is the lifestyle shop Atelier 8. The shop is in a cute little street but locals know their way towards the shop. Atelier 8 has so much to choose from: large and small home decor items like vases, throws, lamps, and chairs. But also bathroom essentials like hamam towels and kitchenware like mugs and tea towels. And ofcourse there … [Read more...]