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

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 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

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

It’s time to account for my diet in the last few days. It seems to be paying off as the scale pointed to 59 kgs this morning. Not that I am terribly obsessed with a number but all the data points I can gather which shows progress, keeps me motivated. Tuesday March 14 Workout: 20 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