zaterdag 12 maart 2011


Blue was THE new colour of last year... in all it's hues that is. For this summer brights are conquering a very important place in our colourcards. Nevertheless blue is still there! Also try blue in different jeans washings combined! This light blue set really does it for me.
But hey......... i love also these pastels and brights!


After a good day's work it is time for a drink! ..and time to check out the new cafe restaurant Stork in Amsterdam! It's a huge place in the former Stork factory, in fact, the interior speaks for itself. They just opened the doors in januari of this year and it's a promising place. Fun detail are the tables in the lounge area... the authentic pub table cloth in plastic!!! I can imagine a good terras for coming summer! The bar is of a good size and so is the restaurant. When it get's dark it's a real treat to watch the ships go by! 

dinsdag 8 maart 2011

EAUX DE VIE made in Holland

A few weeks ago i was invited by my friends to a very idillic place in the Betuwe region in Holland where Bas Lubberhuizen en Henk Raaff brew their own exclusive eaux de vie. 
The brewery is situated in characteristic restaured fire station building right next to a 14th century church tower two steps away from the river Waal. 
I found it more than inspiring to see how they make a pure product using the various fruit from the region. We spent some time labeling the bottles listening to Chopin and Beethoven.
Ofcourse i was seriously tempted when i saw a kind that i had never seen or tasted before: HOLLYBERRY! do go and try it yourself! it is delicious!


In the museum S.M.A.K in Gent i came across the works of Yang Jiechang.. a perfect match with my love for Delft & China blue! But also see Ah Xian's work!
Yang Jiechang
Ah Xian