haarlem

We celebrated Victoria’s birthday in style at Southern Cross in Heemstede, a highly recommended Australian restaurant. Thank you family for making it a memorable evening!   All smiles perfume, makeup, spotify and PT lesson  ♥ ♥ ♥ fusion style crocodile guineafowl Happy Birthday darling!

Thanks BFF for a great evening yesterday. Good food, conversations over G&T was much needed. And brilliant new place in Haarlem was discovered – The Gin Sum Club. We’ll be back 🙂 a couple of Gin & Tonics later enjoyed at the Gin Sum Club We’ll be back :). good food, wine and conversations earlier Continue Reading

ML, this Michelin star gem in Haarlem, is rapidly becoming a favourite of mine. Absolutely beautiful compositions, offering both full and half-glass wine arrangements to accompany the dishes, not to mention an elegantly understated venue. For the second weekend I had the fortune to experience their hospitality, this time given my rather restricted diet regime Continue Reading

We have a long standing tradition to go out for dinner after Sebastian’s swimming lessons. So far we’ve opted for a Mexican in the neighbourhood, but as the quality of food and service has unfortunately declined we found another alternative in Koren-Beurs situated on Spaarne no 36. With a relaxed atmosphere, Italian/French cuisine and excellent Continue Reading

It is getting closer to school start, and I am giving it my best effort to gear up. As is usual here, it always feels like I am two steps behind. I was supposed to already have had my workout (didn’t get the chance yesterday, nor does it seem likely to happen today) and be Continue Reading

Several years ago when I needed new material for my morning cross-trainer sessions (I am always wired up with my laptop so that I can nurture both body and soul), I came across the now legendary TED talks. In fact I got in contact with one speaker due to my interest in philosophy, after having Continue Reading

…Blender has been, up until now, our fixed hang-out. Chances are if you drop by during lunch or late afternoon, you’ll find someone in our team hammering away on their keyboard with a Ginger-Orange tea within close reach. But as my lunch date P suggested another restaurant more in line with FracasNoir, how could I Continue Reading

Today we had a lunch meeting with one of our new neighbours who shoots really cool films and documentaries (something I totally dig). We selected a new place I’ve passed a couple of times before, but never had the chance to check out – until today that is – Blender. Everything I thought it would Continue Reading

The whole family woke up to a white landscape….I am personally thrilled as the Swedish kid in me comes out to play. Yes I do want to play….snow fortresses, snow ball war and snow angels are some things I can see myself engaging in. However office is waiting, a few meetings then trying to clear Continue Reading

We had a doctors appointment with Sebastian this morning. All was well, strong as an ox, and an hour later we stood outside waiting for the cab to take us to school. The weather still being awful we soon made our way back to wait in the foyer. In came a bunch of firefighters and Continue Reading