Blog sabbatical

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Dear readers, As already announced in December, I'm taking a blog break, and I'm unplugging from all social media outlets. I will be back in 2 months (April). Hope to welcome you back then. … [Read more...]

Marilyn Monroe photography exposition

marilyn monroe as ballerina by Milton Greene 1954

Fashion icon, old Hollywood glamour model, sex symbol, and legendary actress. Marilyn Monroe is one if not the most iconic woman in history who made her mark in culture and arts. Coming months London and Amsterdam are both hosting a photography exhibition of Marilyn Monroe. LONDON - In London, The Little Black Gallery presents the exposition 'Gentlemen prefer Blondes' from 19 January till 27 February, with photos by Milton H. Greene and Douglas Kirkland. AMSTERDAM - In Amsterdam, Eduard … [Read more...]

Hot spot Leiden: Van de Leur

van de leur leiden

One of the hot spots in Leiden where I frequently hang out, is Grand Cafe/Restaurant Van de Leur at Breestraat 117. It is a great spot to work, refuel after running some errands, or meet up with friends for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Fairly new to Van de Leur is the Meat Cave in the former basement. There they serve up delicious grilled meat from the Green Egg grill. In the entry hallway there are changing art exhibitions. The gorgeous historical elements of the building that date back to … [Read more...]

The Hague Favourite: Restaurant BIT

restaurant BIT Den Haag

Juicy Irish steak, stacked gourmet burgers and fingerlicking rib roasts are only a few examples on the menu of restaurant BIT Cafe & Grill in the heart of The Hague's city center. BIT, which is an abbreviation for Best In Town, is a place to have a breakfast meeting, a leisurely lunch, or cocktails and dinner before a night on the town. The quality of the different meats is so distinctive because of the use of a Josper grill which really brings out the flavours and makes it extra tender and … [Read more...]

Miscellaneous, refined goods for the home and desk


Are you also a notebooks hoarder and do you have more pens and pencils than you could use in a lifetime? I'm guilty of both, not to mention the collection of stationery that I will never use because honestly, when do I send a handwritten letter anyway? Nevertheless, I continue shopping at stores like Miscellaneous in Amsterdam West. This shop is not the ordinary stationery shop, its collection assures to take your work space or desk to a sophisticated and refined space in a blink. Who wants … [Read more...]

Trend: Ceremonial Necklaces in interior design


Tribal accessories and accents in home decor are experiencing a revival. I personally love this trend, as I prefer interior design that has global influences. Especially if you are a traveller it's a great way to incorporate memorabilia and art and antiques from your travel destinations in your home, to give it that personal touch. While it's best to steer away from the tacky and cliche souvenirs, folklore items, and cultural artifacts are objects you should splurge on. But even if you haven't … [Read more...]

Hotel to Heart: The Peninsula Paris

Peninsula Paris hotel

One of the most beautiful hotels in Paris, is The Peninsula Paris. The high-end luxury hotel is part of the Peninsula 5-star luxury hotel group that dates back to 1866 with its origin in China. In fact, the Peninsula in Hong Kong is the oldest luxury hotel. Following an extensive four-year restoration of the former legendary belle epoque Hotel Majestic, and marking the debut of The Peninsula Hotels into Europe, the newest hotel in The Peninsula Hotels’ portfolio, The Peninsula Paris, opened in … [Read more...]


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