Sunday, April 28, 2013

wish you where here

I leave you with some photos from the garden.
We're off to the seaside.That's the plan anyway.
Enjoy the good weather and I'll see you in a couple of weeks.

Take care,

PS: Seaside holidays

Friday, April 26, 2013

Hotel Andaz

For me Hotel Andaz in Amsterdam is so beautiful and really hip.

Totally love the big bells. They make me feel like Alice in the Wonderland. The building which holds the Hotel is that of the former public Library and the interior design is by Marcel Wanders.

Really friendly staff and nice atmosphere. Also a nice place to have coffee or go for dinner.

Enjoy your weekend,

PS: Our holidays started today, we all need a nice little break.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

House of Dots

You all know that I love the fifties. Not just furniture and home decor but also vintage clothing from that era makes my heart beat faster. So I was delighted to finally meet Hester and Marielle  from House of Dots.

They create the perfect vintage look with their amazing dresses and some of them you could easily wear in daily life. I can't decide which dress is my favorite. My idea is to go to visit the girls in Haarlem in their studio.

How is your week going??

see you,

PS: the 1950s fashion

Monday, April 22, 2013


Ingrid from Ingthings was hosting a book party for her new book Kringloopgeluk yesterday in Amsterdam. The afternoon could not have been better, I met some wonderful people, they are really lovely.

Lots of chatting was going on and  I really enjoyed the homemade cakes, the carrot cake was amazing (not sure who made it, but it tasted like more).Now I'm the proud owner of a signed copy of Kringloopgeluk

see you,

PS: cool to see the new and larger shop of All the luck in the world.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Arnold Cornelis

I have to show you the wonderful cakes from
They make the best cakes in Amsterdam
(Yoga cakes are my fav ones)
and they also have an amazing window display.
I will definitely get one of their cakes for next week.
Which one should I get ??
enjoy your weekend
PS: Off to a party on sunday afternoon, will tell you about it soon.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


This morning I had a look a the new Rijksmuseum. It looks amazing and  I just realised I missed that museum very much.
We also had a look at the new Marks and Spencer shop which opened yesterday... yeah after 10 years they are finally back in Amsterdam.
When I got home there was a nasty surprise waiting for me, the strong wind destroyed some parts of my garden. Let's hope Mister Kay has some ideas and can help me.
see you,
P.S: real beauty sketches by Dove.wonderful idea

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

midweek moments

New Craspedia, I love that you can keep them for such a long time.

 cat bag from H & M
 Queen Beatrix arrived today, just in time.
Busy week again and still so much to come.
Two weeks to go and we are heading to the UK,
always nice to see friends and family.
enjoy your week
PS: love the work from Laura Mathews

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

wall plates

I was lucky to find this beautiful
Kroon wall plate last weekend at the flea market.
I already got a small collection of wall plates in my kitchen
but this one is my first from the Kroon pottery.
see you,
PS:  for Mister Kay I got the book  

Sunday, April 14, 2013

hey sun

Spent nearly all weekend in the garden. Only on Saturday morning we had a trip to a small flea market.
What a weekend full of sun, that gives you so much positive energy. We had our first evenning meal in the garden. Hope there will be lots more this summer.
Now we are just tired.
see you
PS: our weekend music  Claire Diterzi

Friday, April 12, 2013

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village in Haarlem (NL) showcases furniture, lightning and homeware. Mariu the owner likes to keep the shop dynamic and her taste is amazing. Look at the amazing blue sofa, that would look wonderful in our living room.

I always find great little gifts there. So next time when you're in town have a look.

See you,

PS:  I love Labour and Wait

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Love... love

Hi, how is your week going?

Hope to find a nice flea market for the weekend. I hear there will be some sun on Sunday.

I'm a bit behind with my plans for our living room, hope to do better next week.

- Totally love the work from Robert Burle Marx
- I want a print from Maria Kanevskaya
- Have been buying coffee table books (will take some photos next week)
- Did watch Penoza2  (great dutch TV series)

see you soon,

PS: don't we love Linda Rodin

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

orange fever

Only three weeks to go and Crown Prince Alexander will be the new king of the Netherlands on the 30th of April. Last weekend the first orange souvenirs turned up in the shops. I was looking for an orange T-shirt for Nila but ended up buying one from the Hema for myself, lol. Also I got a cookies tin for my mum but then we started to eat the orange cookies... ups.
If you are planing to come to Amsterdam at the
30th of April, here is some info
Now you know what I will be wearing... look out for me.
see you,

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

TV Night

Taking a break from painting the house and declaring Tuesday night to be my TV night. Really enjoying "Great  British Sewing  Bee on BBC2".

Tell me are you watching lots of TV? And what are you watching?


PS: my friend Mette is really good in sewing.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

yellow sunday


yellow Sunday
got lots of yellow flowers for the house
drinking too much coffee
there is sun today
wishing you a fine little Sunday
PS: wonderful blog Ralfefarfars papradis
PPS: Elvis is well again.
 Nila will go back to school on Monday.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Through the keyhole

After  a chaotic week.
Had to bring Elvis to the emergency vet.
Pick up Nila from school early because she was sick again.
I just needed a day to potter around the house.
Some cleaning, moving some furniture
and a little bit of painting.
Tell you I feel much better !!
enjoy your weekend,
PS:  still looking for some groovy hanging planters,
I like the ones from Tracy Wilkenson