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!

 

 

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.

 

 

Kiehl’s my beauty must-have

I have been a loyal Kiehl’s customer for many years! My first visit was in 1989 in New York, 400 W14 street. There was only one Kiehl’s store and this and was the only place to get your Kiehl’s products. Every time I came back with my favorite products, since we didn’t have this in A’dam. Enough products for my next visit to NY city. Nowadays we have Kiehl’s in A’dam, Paris, London and Antwerp..You name it! Kiehl’s is already available in our country since april 2007. I’m so happy about this!