12.2013collected: 12.2013



"Happiness is the secret to all beauty. There is no beauty without happiness."
- Christian Dior

Makes me happy: freshly painted nails, staying in bed for the day - reading, a trip to Paris or a weekend brunch with friends and a table full of good food.

Happy 2014! I wish you a lot of happy moments in the new year.



Lately on Instagram: new sweaterdress and leather leggings, a pile of Christmas presents, tartan trousers, a healthy breakfast in Amsterdam, sunshine in the city, gingertea, Christmas spirit, manicure Monday, window shopping, more sunshine and a cool lunch spot. More bits - this way.

'Tis the time


all photos via moon&trees
I wish all of you a Merry Happy Christmas! This week I have some time off to spent in the countryside with my friends and family - see you in the new year.

Blog love: afterdrk


One of my daily reads in the blogosphere is Dutch fashion blog afterdrk. I love Sabrina's clothing style - a lot of her photos appear on my Pinterest-boards. Her unique mix of boyish clothes, muted colours and trendy shoes is really inspiring. She just moved from Amsterdam to LA and it's great to read about her favourite places there. Makes you want to move to California...

His and hers


nail polish by &otherstories, Larsson and Jennings watch,  COS cardigan, Diptyque scented candles,
the new Donna Tartt novel, Aesop goodies, marble tray designed by Hay
The Bridge series 2, Ray Ban sunglasses, Korres shaving cream, Bicycle Travel Journal,
Monkey 47 Dry Gin, Chemex coffee maker, sweater by COS

For all of you who are frantically looking for the perfect present to put under the Christmas tree...

Style crush: Gaia Repossi


photos via elle, vogue uk, harpers bazaar, marie claire & vanessa jackman
Jewellery designer Gaia Repossi is the heir of the Italian brand Repossi. The rings from their Berbère Collection are a hit among the fashion crowd - and I wouldn't mind owning one myself... But with prices reaching into the thousands, they're not for my budget hélas. The design of her contemporary jewellery reflects her personal style. Minimal, effortless and with a masculine vibe. She's one to watch...

What I loved... in November


                                                                        Work was busy in November, so I spent some quiet time at home to balance it out. Stayed indoors - cup of tea and a good book within reach. Painted my bathroom walls a beautiful greyish blue. Went to the FoMu for an exhibition. Drank some café latte at my local coffee bar - and then some. Travelled to Amsterdam for work. Had a couple of dinners with friends and family. Put some wallpaper up in my hallway  - love the result!

Sweet home


photos via weekday carnival, folk and fern & blackbirdstyle
Soft neutrals are my favourite colours these days. I just bought a soft pink sweater, painted my bathroom walls a greyish blue and want to buy an off-white Berber rug with diamant pattern as pictured above. For more inspiration for your home, take a look at my Pinterest account

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