Because I Cannes!


I’m so excited! In only a few more hours I’m jetting off to Cannes to experience the Film Festival’s glamour and glitz up close and personal. If you like, you can follow me on my instagram where I’ll be sharing what fashion and beauty  essentials I’m packing for this trip, my adventures on location, shopping tips in Nice, and hot spots and stylish finds on the go. Naturellement I will also explore the rest of the Côte d’Azur like Monaco and Saint Tropez. I’ll be staying in the fabulous Hotel Sezz in St Tropez, cruising the French Riviera, and strutting the beach and boulevard in some gorgeous designs by Laura Blagogee.

While looking for vintage Film Festival photos I stumbled upon these awesome illustrations by Richard Zielenkiewicz. They are so me! I really need to start packing now. A bienôt mon cheries! I’ll be back in a week.cannes3 copieNicesttropezSaint-tropez02illustration by Richard Zielenkiewicz

 

Mykonos seafront restaurant tip: Tasos Taverna at Paraga Beach


Two of the best lunches I had on Mykonos were at the beach at seafront restaurant Tasos Taverna on Paraga beach. The quiet Paraga Beach is only a short walk from the hotel I stayed the San Giorgio Hotel. The super cute tavern with its pretty flowers and charming decor is said to be the oldest tavern on the island. I didn’t have dinner at the tavern but I can imagine its romantic ambiance at sunset with the sound of the sea in the background. You can either sit in the sand, or at a table upstairs in the open restaurant.IMG_1143 IMG_1145 IMG_1146 IMG_1148 IMG_1154 IMG_1155 IMG_1156

Since I ate there twice, and once with a large group of friends, I could try almost everything on the menu. They serve the best grilled fish, sardines, an awesome Greek salad with grilled halumi cheese, and finger-licking houmous. I also tried the octopus and ceasar salad, and the typical Greek dish that looks like rice but is a pasta with prawns. The service is great, the ambiance friendly and laid-back, and don’t forget to order dessert! You must try the Greek cake and the flan!IMG_1160 IMG_1165IMG_1144tasos food tasos food 3 tasos food 2

 

Hip Hang-out on Mykonos: Scorpios


I’ve got some hot of the press news for you today! If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you might recall my blog posts about my holiday at the San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel (read here and here). The good news is that on May 22, 2015 they are opening another cool concept: a bohemian hip hang-out called Scorpios. I predict this is something not to miss on your next vacation on Mykonos. The beach club is like no other, characterized by the simplicity of a beach shack and the charm of faraway retreats. A restaurant, bar and beach experience, with the tunes of popular local DJs, what else could you wish for?

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Drawing from nature’s color palette and inspired by the cultural heritage of the Aegean, the unobtrusively sensual décor is accented throughout by organic materials, weather-beaten wood and handmade textiles. Evoking the Kasbahs of Morocco and the traditional houses of Greece, handcrafted elements from different corners of the world live harmoniously alongside the contemporary resulting in an aesthetic that is at once modern and minimal, yet warm and inviting. The restaurant serves organic, local and oriental inspired food.

The place is huge, with a parking lot for 400 cars. You can reserve a sunbed or table to secure a spot at this bound to be cool hot spot. There is also a dock for guests who like to arrive by boat.

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Where to eat in Mykonos town


When visiting Mykonos you will not have a hard time finding a restaurant in the quaint old town. The cobbled streets are boasting little taverns and seaside terraces overlooking the harbour. However, for those who have a hard time to decide, I’ve made a top 5 list of must-try, serving authentic cuisine, eateries in Mykonos city.

1. Mamalouka

This restaurant is hidden in an inner courtyard, romantically lit at night, where you can indulge in typical Greek mezzes, fresh fish, meat and authentic Greek dishes. The charming patio is open for lunch and dinner. Do try their risotto and stuffed chicken with feta!mamalouka mykonos

2. Nikos

A busy old skool taverna which spills out into the square behind the town hall and serves authentic Greek food like Mousaka, seafood and meat. Simple yet a good place to taste the authentic flavours. Try the grilled meat and the mousakka, you’ll enjoy it!Nikos mykonos

 

3. Opa Kostas

For scrumptious grilled fish and meat, and fresh Greek salads head over to this quintessential Greek tavern. It’s like taking a seat at a Greek family’s table.opa taverna mykonos

4. Pasta Fresca Barkia

It’s imaginable that you might get bored from eating Greek food for a week. Luckily, Mykonos town also has other cuisines, like Pasta Fresca where they serve fresh homemade pastas, pizzas and Italian dishes. They certainly know how to lure in the guests with beautiful displays of their pastas outside.pasta frescaIMG_1395ed IMG_1397ed

 

5. Olla

Tucked away in an alley in Little Venice, you’ll find Olla. The restaurant has an authentic tavern interior while the bar is super trendy with industrial elements. In the back you sit near the water with a stunning view on the harbour and sunset. They serve Mediterranean cuisine, and their desserts are hands down the best!IMG_1376edolla

5 Mother’s Day gifts you would want to keep for yourself


I usually don’t blog about mother’s day gifts or brunches because my mom passed away almost 20 years ago. But this year I would like to make an exception, because I spotted a few gifts that are just too good to keep to myself. The gifts are so covetable, that you might want to keep them for yourself, or put them on your own mother’s day wish list.

1. A mint coffee grinder designed by Nicolas Vahe via Accessorize your Home (Dutch webshop)mothers day gift 2

2. A Stak Ceramics mint kitchen dock via The shop in East Libertymothers day gift 1

3. A personalized Longchamp Pliage baglongchamp

4. a chalkboard bottle of Lambrusco rosso Emilia, via de Bijenkorf

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5. A Velves pamper box to create your home spa with global products via Velves.nl (read my review here)Velves World explorer box

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