Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Galeries Lafayette & Kaiser Karl

Galeries Lafayette always have amazing shop windows for the holiday season. This year they dedicated several shop windows to Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel. I absolutely loved it!!! They're funny, attractive and really something else. You see Karl playing music, singing, working the scene as a photographer, etc.
Go and see for yourself if you can!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Holiday Wishlist 2011 - First Day of Christmas


1. Golden tango shoes by Comme il Faut for Lisadore
2. Lalibela eau de parfum by Memo Paris
3. St Moritz Fizz scented candle by Memo Paris
4. Bogner ski helmet at De Skihut
5. Sunglasses by Tom Ford Eyewear (AW11)
6. Bracelet by Barong Barong
7. Bag by Ipa-Nima
8. Ring from the Nile Nymph Collection by Isharya
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9. Earrings from the Nile Nymph Collection by Isharya
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Photos courtesy of Lisadore, Memo Paris, De Skihut, SO PR for Tom Ford Eyewear, Barong Barong, Ipa-Nima and Isharya.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thank you, merci, grazie, gracias!

On this Thanksgiving Day I would like to thank you, my readers for following me! And I would like to thank my family and friends for supporting me!

Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving Day & a good start of the Holiday Season!!!

People... Parisienne # 2

Ahh les Parisiennes! They always dress well... I love this girl's black and brown combination. With the fringed bag, the glasses, the braid in her hair and the fingerless gloves she looks like an elegant hippie!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Affordable Holiday Gifts

Are you looking for memorable yet affordable gifts for the Holidays?
Here are some gift ideas under €15 / $20, whether you're shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah or Sinterklaas!

1. Owl key ring by Fior di Pelle, Florence, Italy;
2. Mystery of Desire tea by Hari Tea;
3. Turquoise ring by H&M
4. Espresso shot glasses by Starbucks;
5. Cigar by Romeo y Julietta; matches by Cohiba;
6. Organic orange honey by Officina Santa Maria Novella;
7. Mostarda by Lazzaris;
8. Pomino Bianco wine by Frescobaldi

Sunday, November 20, 2011

YSL Duo Terriblement Noir

The black nailpolish "Duo Terriblement Noir" pays homage to one of Yves Saint Laurent's masterpieces, Le Smoking! In 1966 a tuxedo for women was a controversial fashion statement... the same goes for black nail polish in 2011. But I'm sure that's about to change! How cool is this?!

Duo Terriblement Noir nail polish is part of the terribly hip Christmas 2011 make-up collection which was created by LLoyd Simmonds. It should be applied matte on the entire nail surface, glossy on the tips (think a French manicure, only black). I think it looks best with a simple LBD or of course... a tuxedo.

Manicure by Frederique at Mooi Visagerie:

YSL Manicure Couture Duo n°6 is a limited edition, so get your hands on it while you can! (Either for yourself, or as gift... gentlemen, are you paying attention?) For more information, please visit:

In the background:
Vogue Paris Décembre 2010 / Janvier 2011, N. 913, cover photography by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Model: Daphne Groeneveld.

Vogue España Diciembre 2008, cover photography by Alix Malka. Model: Monica Bellucci.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

George Deli U.S.A., Amsterdam

George Deli U.S.A. is a bar slash restaurant in the old centre of Amsterdam. It's located in the very cosy Utrechtsestraat, hence the Deli's name: Utrechtse Straat Amsterdam (U.S.A.).

George Deli U.S.A. serves international classics like French baguettes, a Caprese sandwich, Eggs Benedict, Lasagna, but also typical American dishes like Caesar Salad, Club Sandwich and Mac & Cheese.

It's the perfect place for either breakfast, lunch, dinner or coffee (to go). I had the soup of the day: saffron and peppers.... yummy! The cakes & shakes are also very good.

The crowd is international and trendy, reflecting the neighbourhood's atmosphere. After lunch, walk downstairs to organic supermarket Marqt, to take home some fresh delicacies.

George Deli U.S.A.
Utrechtsestraat 17
1017 VL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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Friday, November 18, 2011

People... Parisienne # 1

This girl is and looks like a true Parisienne! Wearing black and grey; simple, elegant basics with a pair of boots to toughen up her outfit. The big bag, the red nails and her smile are in my opinion the finishing touches to a perfect look.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Paris mon amour...

Paris... what a wonderful, romantic, creative and inspiring city! Visiting the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, the Opera house, walking along the Seine, shopping in Rue Saint Honoré, strolling around Saint Germain des Près... I really enjoyed it. But who wouldn't?!

Salad by La Cigale Récamier.
Crème brulée by Le China.

Ps. I got the best travel advice from Mr & Mrs Wassen: merci beaucoup! It made our stay unforgettable.