Heaven’s Gonna Burn Your Eyes

When white clouds run against the plush spring sky, there is nothing more spectacular than landscapes in full bloom at the beginning of May. The pale pink buds of the blossom trees have such an enchanting, yet frail appearance that an afternoon walking through the Japanese cherry blossom park in the forest of Amsterdam feels like floating through a sea of cotton candy, if that could make any sense at all. Show Me More…

l’Anamour

Spring always casts such a polished glow over the streets of Paris, especially the ones lined with signature Haussmanian buildings made from pale limestone. Strolling around our neighborhood Le Marais, walking on thin air has gotten us as far as the sloping streets around Montmartre in no time at all. Show Me More…

Square People

Easing into the last winter month like an ever-thirsty pansy yearning for spring, it’s almost making February feel like the longest month of the year rather than the shortest. The cold shivers might accustom one to stick to heavy knits and muted colors, but now that we are two quarters into the season it’s time to start changing things up. Show Me More…

Stranger / Lover

Admittedly never really looking forward to the cold winters in Amsterdam, one could still never disregard the cozy charm of the streets around the Central Canal district with the early morning mist lingering over the waters. It’s here where the three major canals divide the burrow into nine little picturesque shopping streets known as “De Negen Straatjes”, full of unique boutiques, vintage shops and cute food hotspots. Show Me More…

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

The start of the new year prompts many an optimist to eagerly jot down a lengthy list of new year’s resolutions. However good those intentions are, research has shown that already 80% of all these resolutions fall through by February. Will you stick to yours? Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps… Show Me More…

Winter Song

In January, doesn’t the icy cold seem even more brisk once the December holidays are over and the NYE festivities have been left behind? It might all be in our heads, but not necessarily the reason why we gravitate towards dark colors while styling our outfits. The assumption that wearing an all-black outfit should be left to goths exclusively has been debunked long ago, and by 2019 we have even more reasoning in defense of wearing black-on-black-on-black. Show Me More…

Be-Bop-A-Lula

Living in the Marais district of Paris means you are surrounded by charming bistro’s, cozy epicerie’s and chique establishments. Yet sometimes you just feel like having a good old burger at an American retro diner. The nostalgic and accessible atmosphere of these typical 50’s style diners can make you feel like you are trapped inside an episode of “Happy Days” or the movie “Greece”. Show Me More…

Sympathique

More often than not, wearing soothing pastel tints is considered to make you look soft, sweet and well… sympathique. While the desaturated palette of pale hues is thought of as very girly, the way you wear them can really make a difference. Show Me More…

Soda Pop Confusion

A walk around the downtown area of Paris always feels like a vacation that never ends, even if you have been living there for months. Especially in and near the seventh arrondissement where the city’s most famous landmark towers above all of the picturesque streets, “la Ville Lumière” has the capability of holding your mood captive with its rich history and unmistakable architecture. Art, poetry and fashion revel here Show Me More…

Heartbeats

In stark contrast to the boisterous effect of countless neon signs proclaiming their message in the streets, the magical way neon lights bounce off white in a round room with fluid edges can be quite tranquilizing. Accompanied by a soft whirring sound, this sinuously shaped neon light installation casts an interchanging spell of vivid colors over this space of quasi-science fiction, designed by the famous architect Zaha Hadid. Show Me More…