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KOKO Coffee & Design

la nonette

Nothing is better than drinking a great cup of coffee while looking at amazing things. KOKO Coffee & Design is one of those places where you can fall in love with almost everything you see, a place where you feel at home right away. The design products and fashion are carefully selected by the two owners Karlijn and Caroline. They sell clothes, jewelry, bags, sunglasses, wallets, home products, shoes, art and coffee. They have new stuff in almost every week which makes every visit unique.

Karlijn and Caroline have selected a great collection of clothes in which they combine Scandinavian basics with Dutch design. Every two months they have a new expo in the store showing the work of a young and aspiring artist. At the moment they exhibit the lovely illustrations painted by La Nonette Illustration.

And then there is the coffee! The coffee at KOKO is roasted by the roasters of the Antwerp Caffènation and is being served in dark red cups.

koko bike corner

They always have a lovely bicycle from a designer for sale. This one is a real beauty!
la nonette paintingla nonette illustration

The work of La Nonette Illustration is amazing and is made by the talented Dutch Manon Nanette Bijkerk. You can check out more of her work here.
koko cornercappucinokoko bordYou can visit KOKO at Oudezijds Achterburgwal 145 in Amsterdam where this cute bearded dude is waiting for you.


Happy Easter


I am a profound lover of having breakfast in the morning, that’s also one of the reasons I love Easter so much. My parents came over this year for a big Easter brunch at our place. We enjoyed some croissants, bagels, fluffy pancakes with maple syrup, fresh strawberries, eggs, a suger loaf and of course some chocolate. We were absolutely stuffed after all the food but we burned it all down with a lovely walk in the woods afterwards.  DSC00002DSC00004DSC00014DSC00012DSC00010DSC00008DSC00013

Goodbye March, Hello April


This March was one of the best months ever. We got so many early spring days which made me insanely happy.

Here are some of my favorite moments taken with Instagram in March

strand huisEarly in March we biked to the beach and I wondered how awesome it must be to wake up everyday in this house we passed in the dunes.

portraitVisited a new place just around the corner, called Portrait, a concept store and a very nice place to spend some time.

icecreamEnjoyed my first icecream of 2014, strawberry and raspberry for the win!
coffee brucoffee

Had the most delicious cappuccino’s at Vinnies Deli and Coffee Bru, both in Amsterdam.

scrabble Played scrabble on a sunday afternoon and actually won!

amsterdamSoaked up a lot of sunshine while wandering the streets of Amsterdam

tram Took the ferry and visited the NDSM werf in Amsterdam where I stumbled upon this beautiful old streetcar. There is actually someone living in this!
outside Sat in the garden, a lot.

It was a great month and I’m looking forward to april!