Thursday, May 30, 2013

Philippona, The Hague


Philippona is a well-known name in The Hague; in fact for many years it has been the best store to shop for exclusive gifts, glassware, tableware, linen, art and more! Whether you're looking for a small present to give to the hostess of a dinner party, or you're going all out on a wedding gift, I'm sure you'll find something suitable for every occasion.

That's because Philippona sells something for any budget and taste. From classic dinner plates by Villeroy and Boch, to more modern dessert plates by Royal Limoges, from colonial style pillows to Parisian teapots by Gien, from cheese knifes sets, to the cutest espresso cups you've ever seen... there's no escape!

Philippona is located on the fancy Noordeinde, close to the Hilton Hotel, Parkhotel, Hotel Des Indes and all the stylish clothing stores in town. Next time you're in The Hague, drop by.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Catch of the Day... Body Scrub

Sometimes you have to pamper yourself... especially after a long day of work... or a long night of dancing! Sabon has the perfect products to do just that: body scrub, body lotion and butter cream. Perfect for a DIY mani & pedi. Vanilla coconut is my favourite flavour, but Sabon has a whole range of delicious scented body products.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Florence by night


Florence is a beautiful city, but by night it's magical! Especially when you take a walk on the Ponte Vecchio, sit down and admire the view from Piazzale Michelangelo or from San Miniato al Monte.
And while some of you might think Florence is all about Italian food... they have some pretty good Japanese restaurants as well. Oh and the nightlife....

Photos -from top to bottom- taken at San Miniato al Monte, Ponte Vecchio, il Nuovo Teatro dell'Opera, Cantinetta dei Verrazzano (appetizers), The Fusion Bar (sushi and cheesecake), Piazza Santo Spirito, San Miniato al Monte, Piazza della Passera, Piazza Santa Trinità, The Fusion Bar (cocktails).

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

La Dolce Vita is... a new logo

Some of you might have already seen it on my business or Christmas cards... but I wanted to share it with everyone: this is my (new) logo, designed by my cousin Paul. What do you think? I absolutely love it!!! Thanks Paul, you're the best!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Vitamins... May

1. Antique liquor glasses, Antiques market The Hague
2. Vogue Paris, cover by Mario Testino
3. Friendship bracelets, various brands
4. Friendship bracelets, ByDanie
5. Clothes by Rinascimento
6. Bracelets by Barong Barong
7. Mosaic in Havana, Cuba
8. Ceramics from Deruta, Italy
9. My new business cards
10. Clothes at ByDanie Vintage, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
11. Bracelets by Barong Barong
12. Peacock in Havana, Cuba

Most pictures taken at these wonderful spots:
Antiques Market The Hague, The Netherlands:
Beachclub Doen; The unofficial start of Summer:
Barong Barong store, Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
Cuban Mosaics, Havana, Cuba:
ByDanie Vintage store, Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
A trip to Paradise, Cuba:

Would you like to see more "vitamins" or inspirational images?
Please visit one of my previous articles: