L’industrie, café restaurant in Paris

Café de L’industrie is located in Bastille. It is one of the better steakhouses in Paris and has fair prices and a lively ambiance, very Parisian. A simple and effective menu with classics, all for a reasonable price. It is nice to eat in a large space, which is still rare in Paris. This place feels like dining in a museum, the décor is made up of old pictures and paintings on the wall and old wood panelling in its original place.

 

 

 

Cape Standard, Guest House Cape Town

Cape Standard Guest House is stylish and chic, but with a laidback feel.

The Cape Standard is a comfortable four star boutique guesthouse close to the heart of Cape Town, located in Greenpoint.

The hotel has the looks of a beach hotel, with light colors, lots of white and wooden elements.

The staff is very friendly and helpful.

I love having breakfast in the morning on the back patio.

It’s absolutely a wonderful place to stay

 

 

 

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

 

Huis Marseille

Huis Marseille was founded in 1999, making it Amsterdam’s first photo museum. With quarterly changing exhibitions, every season, a new look at the photography and versatility of this medium is being thrown. In the era of captivating image culture and ubiquitous cameras, Huis Marseille focuses on the image. Not only see, but really looking.

The original 17th-century layout of the house is still largely intact three hundred years later: with a front house, courtyard, backhouse and garden.

From September 9 until December 3 there will be an exhibition (Landscape with Tree) in Huis Marseille of Jamie Hawkesworth (1987), a British photographer who has risen to great height in the fashion world, with campaigns for, among others, Vogue, MiuMiu and Loewe.

 

 

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!

 

 

 

Paleo bread

Paleo bread is definitely my morning favorite. A bread which is made entirely from nuts, grains, seeds, eggs and water. What’s great about it? Well to start it’s really delicious, very easy to make and to store, wrapped in the fridge for up to 1 week and contains no carbs. Everybody likes it….and it’s healthy!

 

Ingredients

Provides 1 loaf of 2.2 lbs, 20 slices of 1.8 oz. (Provides 1 loaf of 1 kg, 20 slices of 50 grams.)

dry ingredients

  • 3.5 oz (100 g) pumpkin seeds
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) sunflower seeds
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) almonds
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) walnuts
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) linseed
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) sesame seeds
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) poppy seeds (optional)
  • 3.5 oz (100 g) water (optional)
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 banana (optional)
  • 1 cup cranberries (optional)

wet ingredients

  • 5 eggs
  • 0.4 cup (1 dl) oil
  • Directions

    Mix all the ingredients together, put the mass into a bread form. Lubricate if it is not “anti-stick”

    1 quart (1 liter) bread form – bake for 1 hour at 320°F (160°C).

    2 quarts (2 litres) bread form – bake for 1 hour at 320°F (160°C).

    Notes

    You will need approx. 1-2 eggs per 100 grams of nuts / grains / seeds, so it’s easy to add extra nuts if you would like a larger bread. If you add 100 g of nuts extra then add one more egg. If you then add an additional 100 grams more of nuts/seeds, then add 2 eggs as well. Contract.

    If you do put in some extra nuts, be sure to add extra salt and oil too:

    • 0.4 cup  (1 dl) oil per 21 oz – 25 oz (600-700 g) extra nuts
    • 1 teaspoon salt per 10 0z – 12 oz (300-350 g) extra nuts.

    It is not very important as to what kind of nuts you use. If you are allergic or only have some nuts available, then just take 100 g extra of one of the kind you do have or can tolerate.

    The only thing that is bothersome in this recipe, is to buy all the right so that you have them in the pantry at the same time. Well that and then to mix them. So I usually mix the dry ingredients for 4 loaves in freezer bags, that I can keep until I need to bake them.

    The bread lasts for 3-4 days in a drawer. A lot longer in the fridge.

    You can use pine nuts instead of poppy seeds. Feel free to try that if you win the lottery:-s

    The bread tend to be a bit on the dry side, so I often put in the optional water.

 

Hotel de Goudfazant

Hotel de Goudfazant is not a hotel, but a nice restaurant with a rough and raw interior. This place has been around for 10 years and is still going strong! It is located in Amsterdam North and used to be a paint factory. There is plenty of parking space. Another good alternative is the ferry from Central Station or Java eiland. The menu depends on the season. You will eat a delicious menu for about €35,- Hotel de Goudfazant is definitely worth a visit!