February 28, 2014

Books / Boo's Blogging Book Club


I joined a book club, Boo's Book Club to be precise. I always wanted to join a book club, but never got around to exactly do it. So when I saw Boo's tweet asking if people were interested in joining a blogging book club, I was like: hell yeah! The first book we'll be reading is The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul by Deborah Rodriquez. It's about a little coffee shop in one of the most dangerous cities in the world, Kabul, where five very different women come together. That sounds really interesting if you ask me. I can't wait to start reading (first I have to finish The Mortal Instruments: The City of Glass by Cassandra Clare)!
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February 26, 2014

Home / Vintage knick knacks








I love everything home decor! I can spend hours on the internet just looking at beautiful homes and inspirational photos. So I liked the idea of shooting some home photos myself. So I did =) Over the next few weeks I plan on posting more blogposts like this one. Do you like that idea?

ps. just heard that our trip to Germany got cancelled, such a bummer.
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February 24, 2014

Photography / Double exposure


I've read some articles about double exposure and as my camera doesn't have that function, I headed over to Photoshop to do some experimenting. This is what happened. I really like the colours and how the branches at the top kind of look like the hair. I definitelly want to experiment with this some more in the near future.
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February 21, 2014

Fashion / Grey knitwear


Cardigan, dress, tights & shoes all H&M, belt from Zara
Old pictures from when I was still doing a bit of fashion blogging. I stopped doing it because I felt that it wasn't really my thing, but that doesn't mean that I stopped liking fashion. I love shopping, like adding accessories to my outfits and own enough shoes =) So I'm thinking about taking outfit pictures ones in a while or doing a lookbook or something.
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February 19, 2014

Travel / Germany

Photograph from www.sxc.hu by nickwinch
I'm leaving for Germany in about three weeks. We're going there for a few days to visit family. I'm really looking forward to it. I'm always excited to take pictures of new surroundings, so my camera will definitely come along with me. Maybe we even have some time for shopping. I'm kind of on a I'm-not-allowed-to-buy-anything-regime, but I will definitely have a look around ;-)
Does anyone have any recommendations?
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February 17, 2014

TAG / Travel the World

Paris 2013

Where are you from in the world?
The Netherlands, Europe

Do you like or dislike travelling?
I ♥ travelling!

 Name a few places you have visited
London, Manchester, Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, New York City, Orlando, Las Vegas, San Francisco

Name a few places you still want to visit
Japan, Hong Kong, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Los Angeles, Italy

Favourite season to travel?
Autumn

City trip or beach trip?
City trip

Name your (6) essential items for the beach
1. Sunscreen
2. Towel
3. Sunglasses
4. Book
5. Water
6. Music

Favourite method for travelling?
Airplane (or car)

Hotel or hostel
Hotel

Name a place in the world you would love to shop
New York City (again)

What accent in the world is your favourite to hear?
Definitely British

Are you currently saving up for a trip?
Not yet
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February 16, 2014

Diary / The sun, food & I





Breakfast after a morning run! | That same morning run | Beautiful sunset | Me with a top bun | Reading A Beautiful Mess PhotoIdea Book | Taking a walk in the park | Texas! | Making Mac 'n Cheese!

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February 14, 2014

Beauty / ELF blush & bronzer



In San Francisco I had the opportunity to go to Target, where they sell ELF. When I saw this blush / bronzer duo, I immediately put it in my basket. It's supposed to be a dupe for the Nars one, but I don't own that one so I can't compare them. I've tried the blush part a few times. It's ok and does it's job, but I have blushes that are way better (but they are also way more expensive). I have to admit that I still haven't used the bronzer part. I've never used a bronzer / contour thingy and I'm a little hesitant to use it. No time like the present though, so I'll promise that I'll use / try it this week =) All in all it's a great product for it's price.
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February 12, 2014

Home / Small home decor items


Harrods tea and biscuits tins


Lovely smelling candle and a picture my little brother drew for me


Victoria's Secret (from USA) and Laduree (from Paris) shopping bags
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February 10, 2014

Stationery / I want it all


The title says it all.
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February 9, 2014

Photography / Do you want it al

I always like reading the the information next to the paintings.


The Singel Bridge at the Paleisstraat in Amsterdam, George Hendrik Breitner, 1896

'Breitner often took photographs to prepare his paint-ings, and several such studies are known for this work. The way in which the woman walks straight towards us and the image is cropped strikes one as distinctly photographic. Breitner initially depicted the woman as a maid, but after a negative review, the gallery representing him felt it would be better if he made her into an elegant lady.'


Forest Scene, Barend Cornelis Koekkoek, 1848

'Of all Dutch landscape painters, Koekkoek is perhaps the most Romantic. He specialized in splendid panora-mas of the valley of the Rhine and forest scenes with majestic trees, which at the time were called ‘Wodan’s Oaks’ (Wodan being the Dutch name for Odin, the major god in Norse mythology). In 1834 Koekkoek settled in Cleves in Germany, over the border from Nijmegen. He found German scenery, with its hills and the Rhine, more romantic than the Dutch landscape.'
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February 7, 2014

Travel / Four times London

London 2008

1. Oxford Street

Must go to! It may be touristy but it's a great place for shopping if you're looking for all the regular shops like Topshop, Primark, Forever21, New Look, Nike Town and many more.

2. Carnaby Street

Ones of my favourite places in London, Carnaby Street. There are some awesome stores like Vans, David & Goliath, the Great Frog, Muji, Monki, Liberty, Jack Wills, Brandy Melville and American Apparel. Of course you can also find a lot of lovely places to eat.Worth checking out.

3. The Liberty Bounds

It's a long time ago that I was here, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. We went to this pub after we went to the Tower of London (it's really close by). Just to have something to eat and drink. I remember it to be quit big, lots of wood, dark colours and really cosy. I definitely plan on going here again when I'm in London.

4. Notting Hill

You can find some awesome things at the market, there are great stores to browse and cute little caf├ęs to get something to drink. I can't wait to go back to London and explore this area some more. 
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February 5, 2014

Photography / And if this is the life


I don't know what scares me more in this pictures, my own face or the fact that that car seems to have eyes.
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February 3, 2014

DIY / Bottles up


Really quick, easy and simple diy. Keep your eyes open for pretty wine bottles (like these ^^)! Don't throw them away but get the label of (by putting them in the sink full of hot water) and use them as decoration in your room / home. Mine are empty right now, but you can also put flowers in them. Don't they look pretty?! =)
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February 2, 2014

Running Diaries / Halfway there



A little later then usual, but here none the less. Normally the first thing I do on a Sunday morning is running. Sunday morning is the moment I started running for the first time and that's probably why it's my favourite moment to run. Contrary to weekdays (when everybody needs to get up early for work) on Sunday morning it's really quit. The only people that are out as early as you, are people that walk their dog. The rest of the world is still sleeping and you're out there running. That's an awesome feeling (at least for me). What's even more awesome is coming back home after your run, taking a shower and then... breakfast (or should I say breakFEAST)!

This morning running wasn't the first thing I did. I felt that my body needed a little bit of rest, as I've been working out a bit much this week (I've been running two times this week, had soccer training two times and two soccer games yesterday). But after I had some breakfast, I went out anyway #nevernotrunning =) I started week six of the Start to Run programme and it went really well. So you can understand that I was really glad that I went running anyway.
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