Wednesday, October 22, 2014

September/October in pictures

It's time to show you what I've been up to the past few weeks. Time literally flew by and I'm now in the second last week of my internship in Amsterdam. I was lucky to help out with lots of different events which was really nice! This weekend I'll hopefully try out some final new places to share with you on the blog:)

My favourite place on Saturday in Amsterdam: Noordermarkt // yummy smoothie bowl with pieces of chocolate, peanut butter and coconut flakes


Monday, October 20, 2014

Hello Sushi (De Pijp, Amsterdam)

If there's one thing I miss about London (okay I'm just kidding there's millions of things I miss about London.. but that's not my point), it's sushiii. There I had Ohisama for take-away near home, Nobu for the special occasions, Sticks 'n Sushi for a girls night out and Itsu as necessary food for survival while writing my dissertation. You can get pretty good sushi everywhere in London, but it's a bit more challenging in Amsterdam. I really miss sushi, so when I walked past Hello Sushi in De Pijp, I knew I had to give it a go. 


Sunday, October 19, 2014

I love fall

I'm actually not sad that summer is over. Because I worked all summer I feel like I won't really "miss" summer since I didn't get to see much of it anyway! I'm ready for colder weather and darker days, as crazy as that may sound. I love the change of seasons, so I made a list of things I love about fall...

  Pumpkin soup, roasted pumpkin, carving pumpkins, funky-looking pumpkins at the market.. pumpkins are pretty awesome and provide the ultimate fall feeling

 Sunny, cold and crisp days where the air is fresh and the sun on your skin reminds you of those hot summer days 

 Fall collections in stores; searching for the perfect boots or winter coat

 Taking a warm shower after being completely soaked in the rain (the only downside of having your bike as main transportation mode, Dutch people problems hehe). Rain is my least favourite thing about fall but it's quite cosy as long as you're inside. And rain is also a pretty good excuse for wearing a stylish hat (love this and this one)

♥ A warm cup tea or coffee while it's raining outside. Even better: drinking it by the fireplace! Way too hot during summer but super soothing during this season

♥ Starting to watch a new tv show, it gets dark earlier so a good excuse to watch some episodes, right? I'm not even sure which show to pick yet so suggestions are welcome

♥ Your gym is no longer overly steamy and sweaty now that temperatures are dropping, yay!

♥ Chunky knits, biker boots and lots of layering

♥ We can soon put our clocks on hour back. One more hour of sleep is all I can think of ;)

♥ Leaves turning orange, yellow, red and falling from the trees forming a colourful carpet on the roads, this is probably the most beautiful season nature-wise

  Roasted chestnuts, probably my all-time favourite food

Scented candles, my parents brought back my favourite candle from the States: Fresh Balsam from Bath & Body Works. It's the best!

  Secretly REALLY looking forward to Christmas & party season. I know I'm not the only one...

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Oktoberfest & Munich

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I attended one of the world's biggest fests: the (legendary) Oktoberfest. This had been high on my bucketlist for some time, and this year I finally had the chance to experience this German - or rather Bavarian - tradition. I left Amsterdam Thursday night and stayed in Munich until Monday night, so it was a nice and long weeked. As always I'm sharing a few snapshots with you... 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tip: half price Burberry make-up

This week there's a special sale going on at de Bijenkorf (the Selfridges of the Netherlands): Drie Dwaze Dagen (three foolish days). There's deals on so many things, clothes, electronics, beauty, sportswear... but one deal really caught my attention: 50% off on ALL Burberry make-up...


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Most loved XII

Haven't done one of these posts in a while. It's now October and summer is officially behind us (though it's still around 20 degrees some days!). I have one more month left in Amsterdam so I have to make the most of my time here. This post consists a few old and a few new favourites.. here's my most loved: 

Magazine: Harper's Bazaar Netherlands
Harper's just launched in the Netherlands which is awesome since my favourite magazines are usually Dutch editions (such as Glamour and Vogue, always great content). I like that a new magazine just launched in times where everything is turning digital. There's nothing like flicking through some beautiful photoshoots when having breakfast in bed!

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