Cape Town, one of my favorite beaches

Camps Bay is the premier tourist destination in Cape Town, South Africa, and is magnificently located on the Atlantic Ocean, at the foot of the Twelve Apostles moutain range and adjacent to Table Mountain. Camps Bay is a suburb of Cape Town, with a village feel, offering a convenient location only 15 minutes drive to the city center, 20 minutes from the V&A Waterfront, 30 minutes from the airport, 40 minutes from the Cape Winelands and 60 minutes from Cape Point. You can safely walk to the Camps Bay beachfront during the day.

Llandudno Beach is one of the Cape’s most beautiful beaches, surrounded by large granite boulders and overlooked by moutains. It is a popular surfing spot, but the swimming can be treacherous, with rough seas and extremely cold water. Llandudno has lifeguards on duty during the summer season, operated by the Surf Lifesaving club. It is also the access point for the walk to Sandy Bay, an isolated beach still popular with nudists.

Bakoven Beach is small and protected by locals, but its natural beauty and the combination of big boulders and white sands make it a superb haven for sundowners, and its little coves protect it from the wind. You are only 10 minutes away from the V&A Waterfront and the city centre here, and yet if you are staying on the beach side of Victoria Road with its attractive seaside bungalows, you could be mistaken for assumming that you are miles from the city.

Clifton Beach has a set of 4 beaches which are frequently used destinations for both locals and tourists. The beaches, which are named from 1st to 4th, are separated by falls of granite boulders and have almost pure white granitic sand. The four beaches of Clifton are one of the few areas well protected from the notorious south-easterly wind, which has a great deal to do with its popularity with bathers. Fourth beach is the most populated and glamorous venue, attracting families. Third beach is the smallest beach. Second beach is populated by students playing beach volleyball and beach bats. First beach, draws a mixed crowd of locals and surfers. Clifton Beach was noted as one of Discovery.com’s best beaches by region.

 

 

 

Anvers, my favorites

Kolonel koffie is the first stop for my breakfast with the best coffee,

Le Labo for the beauty products,

Graanmarkt 13 for the perfect lunch and shopping,

St. Vincents for delicious cake and small lunch and shopping,

Fiskebar best dinner place for sea food…… enjoy!!!

 

Höst Copenhagen

Höst Copenhagen is a super trendy restaurant in the Nansengade neighbourhood. Höst Copenhagen gives you the ultimate Scandinavian design feeling! Think of blond wood, white and brick walls, plants and design items.The food at Höst Copenhagen is very good! The kitchen is modern Nordic with a lot vegetables.  The kitchen is seasonal, when we were there rhubarb ice was on the menu.

Höst Copenhagen is a restaurant for design lovers! Enjoy

 

unrecorded

Looking for the perfect basics, this is the right place for you. Unrecorded…..just opened the doors. You can find them just around the corner from the nine streets in the heart of Amsterdam. Besides to their organic basics, they also have a great collection of magazines and accessories.

This brand was created out of love for great design and apprecation for well-made things and for people who value quality for a reasonable price.

They use 100% organic cotton for all their products. Curious about this brand, just pass by in their clean and simple white well organized shop. It’s there only till the end of December 2017!

  

 

 

The Musée Picasso

The Musée Picasso housed in Hotel Salé is located in Le Marais in the third district of Paris. The museum closed its doors to rebuild, restore and modernize it.

The renewed museum opened on October 25, 2014 for the public. The museum gives an overview of Pablo Picasso’s total work.

On the third floor, since 2014, the artist’s art collection has come to an end. The collection in the Musée Picasso Paris includes more than 5000 works and tens of thousands of archive pieces, including sketches, studies, drawings, sketchbooks, engravings, photographs, illustrated books and documents.

The Hotel Salé has been a historic monument since 1968 and is definitely worth a visit. Certainly as a  museum of course, but also as an architectural work of art.

Both the outside and the inside with the breathtaking beautiful staircase is worth your attention.

There is no better place to host Pablo Picasso’s work and no better way to say goodbye for now to Paris by seeing this beautiful place!

 

 

 

Le Labo

Entering Le Labo, you can smell the scent of flowers. What I like about a perfume is that the smell of a perfume brings back memories. It’s the perfect gift and raised in New York. The team hand mix the fragrance to order so that you always get the freshest ingredients. They blend it all using a precise formula so you always get the same amazing fragrance. Finally, each bottle has a personalised label so it is extra special. I am obsessed with sense. I have always loved perfume and a chic brand Le Labo is a current favorite. You have to experience it for yourself. My favorite in the collection is Fleur D’oranger 27. You can make your own bottle. The age in process right in front of you rather than ages before. You have to experience it yourself!

 

 

Parc Broekhuizen

If you want a romantic weekend with your lover in the nature, this is definitely the right place to be! Parc Broekhuizen is a restaurant and a hotel in a beautiful castle inside a National Parc close to Utrecht. This place is hidden in the nature of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug. The decor is modern, with respect for the history and has surprising elements.

Everything comes together in this place…nature meets food and design. You get really inspired especially if you going for a walk in the nature and after this you can relax at the fireplace or if you want to spend more time in your room, you can take a relaxing moment in the bathroom and refresh yourself with aesop amenities.

Totally relaxed you go to the groundfloor, there’s the restaurant Voltaire of Marco Westmaas and enjoy your dinner with good food and a lovely atmosphere. All together this is what makes Parc Broekhuizen a great culinary and visual discovery.

 

 

Pulitzer Hotel Amsterdam

The Pulitzer is more than a hotel, it houses a fabulous cocktail bar and a private boat for canal tours! A typical amsterdam elegance in a surprising maze of 25 pooled canal houses dating from Golden Age. The little secret green garden inbetween the canalhouses makes this place even more charming. Discover this very unique hotel in the heart of Amsterdam.

 

Hoxton Hotel Amsterdam

A prime location for a romantic weekend away at this hotel….The Hoxton Amsterdam in the heart of Amsterdam. Right on the Herengracht canal. A cozy place where you can sleep or catching up with a friend, while having a coffee or tea. For those who love a delicious lunch or breakfast, they also serve great truffle fries in the Lotti’s restaurant. If I’m here, I really feel like I’m at HOME. Enjoy your visit or stay!

 

 

Bocca coffee

There are so many good coffee places in Amsterdam, but if you want a real good cappuccino you need to go to this place. Offering its own coffee beans. The baristas are very friendly and laid back and know exactly what to do for a nice cup of coffee. It’s a cozy place with a big wooden table that gives you the opportunity to work or study.