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Hotspot: Museum the Lakenhal presents, De Stijl – Theo van Doesburg, Leiden

Hotspot: Museum the Lakenhal presents, De Stijl – Theo van Doesburg, Leiden

At the Pieters-church (Pieterskerk) in Leiden the Lakenhal museum has an outside exposition of ‘De Stijl’ by Theo van Doesburg. If you like abstract images with geometric lines, shapes and planes you should visit this exposition. With De Stijl buildings, furniture, clothes, film and advertising […]

Hotspot: Droog, Amsterdam

Hotspot: Droog, Amsterdam

Droog in Amsterdam is maybe one of my favorite design stores. They sell beautiful stuff of one of my favorite fashion designers: Iris van Herpen. But also of many other famous Dutch interior designers. Their shop sells everything, from wallpaper to clothes. They also have […]

Hotspot: Pllek, Amsterdam

Hotspot: Pllek, Amsterdam

If you are searching for a nice place to chill outside the centre of Amsterdam (Amsterdam Noord) and enjoy a nice view over the water, Pllek is the place to go. This hidden secret has a good and ‘chill’ environment. Its nice to come here […]

Breakfast is a must!

Breakfast is a must!

Breakfast is for me the most important meal of the day. I like to take two small ones or take a big one. My day will suck if I do not start the day with a breakfast and I will get cranky big time. I […]

Hotspot: Foodhallen, Amsterdam

Hotspot: Foodhallen, Amsterdam

If you don’t know where to have dinner in Amsterdam go to Foodhallen: always a good pick. You find different stalls with different ‘cuisines’ from all over the world. When you walk around you will see all delicious dishes and smell all the different aromas. […]

Lunch break: avocado hummus sandwich

Lunch break: avocado hummus sandwich

If I have time I like to spend a little more time on preparing my lunch. Here one of my favorites: Ingredients: – half a avocado – nice bread – hummus – chive – salad – roma tomatoes – pinenuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds […]

Plants: the ZZ plant (Zamioculcas Zamifolia)

Plants: the ZZ plant (Zamioculcas Zamifolia)

The ZZ plant (WHAT!?), yes the ZZ plant (or Zamioculcas Zamifolia to be in correct Latin) is one of my favorite houseplants. It’s an ever green, easy (it will survive forgotten watering) plant. The Dutch started to grow it in mass, since then it’s becoming […]

Hotspot: De Waag, Leiden

Hotspot: De Waag, Leiden

Since 2015 you can find me at the Waag in Leiden when I get the chance. With the interior of this restaurant they wanted to give you the feel of a living room, both cozy and intimate. They serve lunch (see the grilled vegetable sandwich […]

Dinner time: Mini wraps with pulled pork

Dinner time: Mini wraps with pulled pork

Mini wraps with coleslaw, lettuce, fresh parsley, carrot (julienne), pulled pork and barbecue sauce are maybe one of the most simple dinners I have ever made. The mexican twist makes it an ideal starter for when you are having friends over. Nowadays you can buy […]

Trend: Velvet everything

Trend: Velvet everything

It’s very clear that velvet is on trend right now, you see it everywhere, from shoes to furniture. It gives a chique vibe to your interior instantly. I know not everybody has the budget to buy a velvet couch because you simply fall in love […]