Welcome to a new edition of Instagram Photo Diary May! How does my life looked like besides working and blogging this month? On Instagram I share my favorite places, home inspiration, fashion inspiration, nature, everything what inspires me!
✒ At the beginning of May, the sun was shining, the temperatures were higher, so we made a beautiful bikeride ✒ How to Be Parisian is one of my favorite books at the moment! I love to read about the Parisian lessons! ✒ Parisian balconies, I can’t get enough of them! ✒ And that’s the same with balconies in Amsterdam, I just love them! ✒ Bougainvillea, one of my favorite flowers, it gives me a Summer feeling! (and I am longing for Summer!) ✒ Detail of the blossom trees ✒ I discovered the mango passion juice at Starbucks ✒ My new H&M sandals, do you like them? ✒ A detail of my work place. I love the Parisian wallpaper!
✒ Wonderful dress when I visited the Van Loon Museum with the exhibition of wonderful dresses of this fashionable family ✒ I also visited an Ibiza market, but it was a real disappointment ✒ Pizza! ✒ Red roses, I love to make pictures of flowers ✒ Interior inspiration at the garden center. I love to go there to get some new ideas for our new living room! ✒ Paris essentials with my new byLouLou clutch ✒ An awesome Dior bag, I am dreaming :)✒ Lupicia Tea, I bought this in Rue Bonaparte in Paris. It tastes very good. The next time I will buy more tea at this lovely shop ✒ Detail of the table in our living room. A book about Provence Interiors, Living in Amsterdam and Chanel, the Legend with a DIY Chanel vase and white roses.
How was your month?
The history of a fashionable family in Amsterdam
I love houses full of history and especially the canal houses in Amsterdam. It’s one of the things which attracts me to travel to Amsterdam and just stroll along these houses and hoping that I could enter one of them and photograph the details….but I am a little impatient to wait when I will get this chance, so a couple of weeks ago I read about a exhibition at Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam: “Fashion at Van Loon”. This canal house was designed in 1672 and his first owner was painter Ferdinand Bol. This house stills exudes the wealth of that time. The family van Loon was a very rich family and the last owners which had also founded this museum. Hendrik van Loon and Louise van Loon-Borski, married in 1854, lived a very wealthy life in Amsterdam and where members of the socialty life of that time. Therefore fashion played a important role in this family life and they were very internationally oriented. In the documents you learn that this family often visit the fashion houses in Paris and Amsterdam, such as Maison Paquin, Redfern, Maison Rouff and Maison Hirsch & Cie. See and to be seen was very important, to express yourself by means of the clothes. The ladies of the high society selected their outfit for each occasion carefully.
Welcome to a new edition of Instagram Photo Diary April! How does my life looked like besides working and blogging in April? On Instagram I share my favorite places, home inspiration, fashion inspiration, nature, everything what inspires me! It’s like a diary for me!
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✒️Pastry was delicious! ✒️ A detail of the stairs to the Sacre Coeur in Paris, Montmartre ✒️ Tulips on the market. I love tulips, it’s one of the signs that Spring is here! ✒️ Narrow street in San Remo. I have very good memories when we were there and spend the whole day in this town ✒️ The Riverdale collection, I love the green tones in this home decor ✒️ I love the Polyvore app, do you know this? You can create fashion or home decor moodboards ✒️ In The Hague we started with apple pie and coffee, delicious! ✒️ And after that, we took the tram to Scheveningen. It was a cold day, but we enjoyed a lunch at a beach club ✒️ Pretty flowers from my parents. I love the yellow and green tones.
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✒️The church in Utrecht with a blue sky!✒️ Spending an afternoon reading fashion magazines✒️ I love the new Starbucks cups✒️ A detail of a floor tile in Paris✒️ I love to wear my All Stars!✒️ A table at the beach club were we had a delicious lunch. Unfortunately, the weather was cold and grey but we have had fun!✒️ Photos of the Vintage&Brocante fair in Utrecht. It was a lovely day and I have seen such beautiful things!✒️ “Reypenaer” cheese, delicious Dutch cheese on a bike :)✒️ After a lovely day in Utrecht, we had a Greek dinner, delicious!
How was your month?