Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Easter Photo Diary


I can't believe how time flies... Easter was over in a flash! Maybe that's because I had a lot of fun? And because it took me a long time to prepare for it... picking out flowers, choosing food and drinks, decorating the house, doing grocery shopping... Anyway, Easter brunch was a big succes! Everybody loved the food (and so did I).

We had "colomba" (traditional Italian Easter cake), sandwiches with smoked salmon, Parma ham and truffled egg salad, deviled eggs, a big fruit salad with pineapple, figues and passion fruit, Chardonnay wine from Alois Lageder and I made chilcanos... (a Peruvian cocktail)!

The weather was sunny but very cold and windy... hopefully that will change soon. So how was your Easter weekend? Tell me all about it on facebook, twitter or instagram.

Colomba by Loison
Easter eggs by Leonidas
Wine by Alois Lageder

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter! Feliz Páscoa!

Happy Easter! Feliz Páscoa! Buona Pasqua! Feliz Pascua! Vrolijk Pasen! Frohe Ostern! Joyeuses Pâques! I hope you will all have a lovely day in the company of family, friends and loved ones.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Flowers

Getting the house ready for Easter to me means buying flowers (oh and chocolate of course). Last week I went to a big garden centre to find inspiration and to buy plants, flowers and Easter decorations. I especially loved the wreaths they made... wow! Finally spring is here and tomorrow the Easter bunny will be there too!

Photos taken at Garden Centre De Bosrand:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter Preparations

I'm preparing for Easter... decorating the house, writing cards, shopping for Easter brunch and gifts, trying to decide how to set the table... but I still haven't made up my mind! There are just too many cute decorations to choose from...

Macarons by Ladurée
Embroidered napkins by Zara home
Pink colomba by Loison
Greeting cards by Paperchase
Green Easter eggs by Leonidas

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Catch of the Day.... Midnight Sandals

My Catch of the Day are these amazing sandals by Poppy Delevigne for Aquazzura! Wouldn't you just love to wear the moon and the stars on your bronzed feet? They're perfect for dancing the night away on a tropical island! Now all I need is a ticket to the Caribbean...

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Photo by Aquazzura.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Florida has the best...

Today was officially the first day of spring, but it’s so terribly cold… To me it really feels like it’s still winter. In fact, I’m still wearing my winter coat and trying to eat as much fruit and vegetables as I can! Including grapefruit from Florida. Did you know that this particular type of grapefruit is sweeter than the others? And that characteristic makes it perfect for smoothies, cocktails and salads!

A little while ago I went to a workshop at the fabulous Markthal in Rotterdam (at De Wereld van Smaak), where a nutritionist, a chef and a mixologist taught me everything there is to know about grapefruit. Especially the Florida grapefuit. I didn’t know either, but it really has a totally different taste than other types & it contains vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium and dietary fiber… just what I need right now!

We made a mocktail (or virgin cocktail, if you like) with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, tonic water, elderflower syrup, 3 slices of cucumber, a few mint leaves, some ice cubes and dried rose buds.... it was so delicious! And I did not miss the alcohol in the cocktail at all! The cherry on the cake was the goodiebag I got to take home... filled with lots of Florida grapefruits and even a blender, to make smoothies at home!

For more information please visit:
Florida Grapefruit 
Markthal Rotterdam
De Wereld van Smaak

Photos without logo courtesy of Golin for Florida Department of Citrus.