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Friday, May 26, 2017

I Looove... the LBD


















The Little Black Dress (LBD) is a classic in a woman's wardrobe... including mine! You can dress it up, dress it down, wear it to the office or a cocktail party... and it always works. In fact I always put one in my suitcase whenever I'm traveling. You never know where you'll end up, right? You might just need it to meet John Legend...!

Shown here some of my favourites, from top to bottom:
Zara (photo 1, 4, 6)
Antik Batik (photo 2,3)
Pitti Vintage (photo 5)
Diane von Furstenberg (photo 7)
Antik Batik (photo 8, 9)

The other Little Black Dresses (at the exhibition) are all by Givenchy. They were part of the exhibition "To Audrey with love", celebrating the friendship and collaboration between Audrey Hepburn and Hubert de Givenchy. It was such an amazing exhibit... simply unforgettable!
For more information please visit:
https://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/en/exhibitions/hubert-de-givenchy-to-audrey-with-love

The photo of John Legend and me was taken by italian photographer Giancarlo Belfiore.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Keukenhof... the 8th Wonder of the World!


























Have you ever seen 800 varieties of tulips together? Or 7 million bulbs in bloom... all in one place? I know, it sounds incredible... but the place to witness this miracle, is the Keukenhof in the Netherlands. Keukenhof is the biggest spring garden in the world, covering 32 hectares of flowers! From tulips to daffodils, from lilies to hyacinths... they can all be found at Keukenhof.

For many people it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, probably just like visiting Machu Picchu in Peru or the Pyramids in Egypt. I have already been there several times... but it's still mindblowing! And in my opinion, Keukenhof is the eighth (new) Wonder of the World.

Since the gardens are so big, you should definitely put on your walking shoes. Oh... and even though it's spring, the weather in the Netherlands is pretty unpredictable, so a warm sweater and a raincoat are a must as well. Last but not least... bring your photo camera or cell phone to take millions of pictures. You will have amazing instagram material for years to come!

Keukenhof is located close to Amsterdam and can easily be reached by public transport. You simply take the Arriva Keukenhof Express from for example, the centre of Amsterdam, or from Schiphol airport. This brings you directly to the main entrance of the parc within half an hour (https://keukenhof.nl/en/plan-your-visit/how-to-get-there-copy/).

You can also take a taxi of course, but make sure you only get a licensed one (for more information about taxis in Amsterdam: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/plan-your-trip/getting-around/taxis).

In 2017 Keukenhof is open from 23 March untill 21 May 2017.

For more information, please visit: https://keukenhof.nl/en/

Thursday, April 27, 2017

King's Day 2017














The 27th of April the Dutch celebrate their king's birthday. This year King Willem Alexander turned 50 and it was one hell of a party! Despite the (bitter) cold people dressed up in orange as usual and went out to celebrate in big numbers. It's one of my favourite Dutch traditions! By the way, Orange is the new black... 

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I'm wearing a Borsalino hat, Zara sweater, Gas Bijoux bracelets.
Macarons by Delicious Sweetness.