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I have wanted to visit the Duchess at the W hotel in Amsterdam for some time now, but opportunity was never there. So when I met up with V the other day, it was the perfect occasion to try it out. The Duchess certainly didn’t disappoint. With the exception of some stringent time slots, and Continue Reading

With the heatwave sweeping the low counties (and Europe for that matter), my mind can’t help drifting towards the upcoming summer holidays in July. Anything else than Malta would be scandalous, so this time we are once more heading for this Mediterranean pearl. A pic taken from a sailing trip last year, brings back fond Continue Reading

Work is already kicking in after a few days off. Still a pleasant surprise to accidentally finding a few pics to prolong the holiday feeling 🙂   soaking up the last bit of sun and beach no lack of energy

Sebastian surprised me yesterday morning with a gorgeous golden cuff. A stunning piece with an inside leather band in dark green. Thank you little man! It’s been a lovely break. happy campers a golden cuff which fitted a dress I received last Christmas perfectly plateau de fruits de mer at le Grill de Perard bear Continue Reading

It’s the last day on this long weekend trip, so we’re going to make the most of it. Like yesterday, with dinner at fish restaurant Perard. As the sun was setting, painting the beach in red and purple, we decided to stay for a last hour of beach fun before strolling back. On that note, Continue Reading

I write this post on a stop between Antwerp and Touquet. Although the weather has been fantastic (especially for Dutch standards), it was a cloudy Haarlem we left behind. Luckily weather prognosis looks splendid for where we are heading. It is a much needed break. Although I forgot my book, I did bring my note Continue Reading

I don’t drop by my Facebook too often (I lay the blame – as everyone else – on being too preoccupied) but this morning a memory popped up that I can’t resist sharing. It’s taken 2 years ago to the day, when Cecile was still part of the family. It was a time of great Continue Reading

I managed to catch an earlier train (which doesn’t happen often) and with that a short stop at the Starbucks. Tuesday everyday luxury 🙂 misspelled name or not, the coffee sure did the trick

Just back from a weekend in the French countryside. A lot of good food, walking and some shopping. Parfait! petit déjeuner at Le château des Ormes a little bit of Paris … …and other sights… …at Le Touquet-Paris-Plage spring was in the air weekend ended with a wonderful dinner at Monsieur Jean

In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move. – Henry Rollins Suddenly it’s there again – Spring. There are of course gentle signs, like the light extending into the evening, waking up to the twitter of birds (or in my case cackling hens from my neighbor). And then, like today, you find a Continue Reading