Saturday, November 30, 2013

Catch of the Day... Advent Calendar

My Catch of the Day is one of the coolest advent calendars ever! Sorry kids... this one is not for you, but for mom (or your big sister). In fact it's an advent calendar with miniature bottles of nail polish, one for each day... a wonderful idea by Ciate!

The nail polish advent calendar is available through De Bijenkorf:

Photo courtesy of De Bijenkorf for Ciate.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving Day! Hopefully you will be able to spend it with your family, friends and loved ones & you'll have plenty to be grateful for.

And I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for reading my blog over the past year!!! Having readers from all over the world is a true blessing.

Ps. The vintage card is lovely, isn't it? It was sent from Philadelphia in 1912!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Christmas inspiration at De Bosrand

Every year when I see the first Holiday decorations and the first Christmas trees of the season, my heart starts to beat a little faster. The expectations, the excitement, the new trends... what colours will they have this year? Will there be even crazier Christmas decorations than last year?

I can easily say... yes! At Garden Centre De Bosrand in Wassenaar they managed to outdo themselves once again. From traditional decorations in white, red and green, to tropical flowers and ornaments... from Indian furniture and pillows to an actual ski lift... they have it all!

Even if you were not planning to buy any more Christmas decorations (as if...!), de Bosrand is really worth visiting. Especially with children. They have various Christmas still lifes, with the cutest stuffed animals ever! Think tigers, deer, camels and more...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Wishlist 2013

A wishlist that has become a gift guide... I hope I can inspire you with my Holiday wishlist! There's a little bit for everyone. Happy Shopping!

Elystan blue lagoon ring by Robinson Pelham:
Sac du jour in ice blue by Saint Laurent at Paul Warmer:
Sky Blue Candy Mirror Drop Resin Ring by Isharya:
Magic Carpet friendship bracelet by Barong Barong:
Polaroid sunglasses:
YSL clutch in ice blue at Paul Warmer:
Blue Serpent Druzy Wire Cuff bracelet by Isharya:
Men's multi-stripe beanie by Paul Smith at De Bijenkorf:
Transparent plastic plate by Baci Milano at De Bijenkorf:
Candy Sunset handbag by Furla at De Bijenkorf:
Le Creuset stoneware mini cocotte at De Bijenkorf:
Husky plush fabric toy by World Wildlife Fund at De Bijenkorf:
Plaid Montgomery in wool blend by Missoni at De Bijenkorf:
One luck heart bracelet by Barong Barong:

Photos courtesy of Rain Communications for Robinson Pelham; Paul Warmer for Saint Laurent; Isharya; Barong Barong; SO PR for Diesel eyewear; De Bijenkorf for Paul Smith, Baci Milano, Furla, Le Creuset, World Wildlife Fund and Missoni.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Trend: Filled Christmas ornaments

The latest trend in Christmas decorations is transparent (glass) ornaments filled with sequins, little balls, glitter, candy and even tiny flamingoes....! How cute are these ornaments?

1. Fluffy balls filled Christmas bauble by De Bosrand
2. Sequin filled Christmas decorations by De Bijenkorf
3. All decorations by Rivièra Maison
4. All decorations by Rivièra Maison
5. Flamingo Christmas bauble by De Bosrand

Photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy S phone.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Catch of the Day... Matryoshka doll bag

My catch of the day is a Russian or Matryoshka doll bag. I love the colour combination, gold and black, making the bag chic, yet tongue-in-cheek! The bag combines perfectly with a total black outfit, a pair of jeans, but also looks great with a leopard print coat.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

People... at Vogue Fashion's Night Out Amsterdam

The crowd during Vogue Fashion's Night Out in Amsterdam...

Everybody dressed up that's for sure! My favourites are definitely the "pilot" & the "flight attendant"! Pictured here among others: fashion designer Claes Iversen, actress Victoria Koblenko and one of the designers from Belgian jewelry brand Wouters & Hendrix.