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Little Moments #12

Week 12: this week I did some major shopping. I always buy a new pair of sneakers when Spring starts and this year my eye fell on this beautiful olive green Nike Internationalists. They walk heavenly! It’s like I’m running on my running shoes all day long, except these look a little more urban. I bought them at & Other Stories in Amsterdam and couldn’t resist to buy yet another striped shirt. At Søstrene Grene Rene and I fell in love with this shelving system which is perfect to highlight some pretty items (like the handmade ceramic pot on little legs from HearHear. Still have to look for a cute little plant that fits in it). Last but not least I bought two new speckled cups and a Murakami book, which I hope will be just as good as ‘The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle’ and ‘Norwegian Wood’ that I read earlier from him.

Little Moments #11

Week 11: the beautiful Spring weather continued, with a peak temperature of 15 degrees Celcius on Thursday! My new Calathea doesn’t enjoy the Sun at all though so I had to move it to a new place as the leaves burn very easily when they got hit by sunlight. I love how everything started to bloom with the higher temperatures, like all these pretty daffodils in the park. On Wednesday it was Election Day in the Netherlands and it made me extremely happy to see how many young people went voting. The results could’ve been a little better but overall it went pretty ok. Now we have to wait and see what good will come of the new government. It was pouring rain the whole weekend so we stayed mostly inside and took it slow. I finished reading ‘the Goldfinch’ and I absolutely loved it! Definitely recommend it if you haven’t read it yet.

Little Moments #10

Week #10: Spring arrived with lots of sunshine and higher temperatures. I’ve had a lot of work to finish during the week so I really wanted to spend most of my time outside in the weekend. On Saturday morning Rene and I took the train to Amsterdam to have coffee and cake. We ended up going to Bar Botanique, which feels like you’re entering a tropical paradise with a lot of green and pink mixed together. The space is filled with vintage furniture and plants which also gives you the feeling like you’ve just stepped into a very big and cozy living room. Their coffee was good (served in these pretty pink cups) and the banana bread and carrot cake (3 layers!) quite yummy. After coffee and cake we walked through the East of Amsterdam all the way to West. I always love to look at the details of old houses and spotted these pretty peacock tiles in ‘De Pijp’. We visited Wildernis that done a restyle of their shop recently. They painted one of their walls with yellow ochre among some other things. We ended up buying two new plants, a calathea and a little elephant’s ear (alocasia amazonica). On Sunday we started cleaning our rooftop terrace to make it ready for Spring and drank our tea outside in the sun. Saturday was as you can see the most fun day of the week and it’s funny how just one day can recharge you in such a big way.

Friday Inspiration

For the last couple of months I’ve become more and more interested in home interiors. I love browsing the internet for inspiration and to have a look into other people’s houses. There’s a certain magic in the way that every space has it’s own identity, decorated with the things that we love. This week I’ve been eyeing the pretty living room make over from Our Food Stories in their countryside flat. Especially love that small workspace corner!

Little Moments #9

Week #9: it was such a fun week (in which I finally managed to bring the camera with me outside again) that I ended up with several nice photos. A small summary of the best things: I went to a paper plants workshop in the Snorfabriek in Utrecht (which was super fun!) with sweet Marlou, went for 4 longer walks (above 10 km each), bought my first tulips of the year, went thrift shopping, practised my piano playing with the help of this video and started watching Sherlock on Netflix with Rene, who hadn’t seen it before and then on a sunny Sunday morning we had a nice breakfast in bed. Such a great week! Hoping for more of these kind of weeks especially with the arrival of Spring in mind.