Instagram Photo Diary May

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!

Instagram Photo Diary May

 

 

 

✒ 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!

Instagram Photo Diary May

✒ 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?

 

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Parisienne Diary|The Nine Streets in Amsterdam

Parisienne Diary|The Nine Streets in Amsterdam

The Parisienne Diary is a fictional person. You can read here more information about the Parisienne Diary stories.

Parisienne Diary | The Nine Streets in Amsterdam

Dear readers,

Last weekend I spend two days in Amsterdam with my friend Margot.  A weekend in Amsterdam! It was really really nice. We had seen each other for a long time so it was wonderful to see each other again and to stroll through the city.

I know Margot for years now and she is a good friend to me. Sometimes it is hard that we live 500 km of each other, but we texted almost every day about everything.

I arrived Friday evening with the Thalys. She waited for me outside the station and I felt at home immediately. The sound of the trams, the church bells, the hectic, it was too long ago that I was here I realized.

Margot has a little apartment at the Brouwersgracht, not far from the Nine Streets, which is our favorite shopping streets. But I will tell about it later. I admired her new furniture and then we opened the windows and sit on the windowsill with the amazing view on the canals and we chatted for hours with wine and cheese (a little bit of France in Amsterdam). We were so tired that we slept till 9 o’clock in the morning. We enjoyed breakfast at Pluk, it was delicious. And I loved the place, very inspiring to read a book or magazine or to work. I took the banana pancakes with fruit and Margot only a croissant and coffee.

We strolled through the Nine Streets. These streets remind me of Paris. The little boutiques, no mass brands. The cafe’s, the bookstores, I really loved the atmosphere here!

Here you can read more about the Nine Streets in Amsterdam.

Sunday morning, after breakfast at Coffee Company (the coffee there is awesome!), we walked to the vintage shop of L’Etoile de Saint Honore and I discovered beautiful vintage bags! I wished I could take them all! And another great shop was “Roerende Zaken”, with vintage furniture from 1900-2000. And so many fashion shops, like Rika, Episode (vintage), Laura Dols (vintage) and so many art shops, I really  loved it. But then it was time to took the Thalys to Paris back, because I had to prepare my work for the new week. I am thinking to write an article about the Nine Streets for Elodie, for the Parisian who will spend a weekend in Amsterdam, this is a wonderful area to stay I think! I will propose it to my chief this week!

So, it was really fun to be in Amsterdam again! It was a short trip but I was very happy to see my friend. I really miss her!

TIP: When you are planning a trip to Paris with the Thalys, remember to book your ticket at least 3 months before you go. Then you can buy one way tickets for 35 euro per person!

For in your little black book

Pluk – Reestraat 19

Coffee Company – Berenstraat 6

L’Etoile de Saint Honore – Reestraat 24

Roerende Zaken – Oude Spiegelstraat 5

Episode – Berenstraat 1

Laura Dols – Wolvenstraat 7

Rika – Oude Spiegelstraat 12

For more shops and addresses: 9straatjesonline.com

 

A bientôt, bisous, Claudia

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My Blog and Writing Goals for 2016: how are things now?

 

My Blog and Writing Goals for 2016: how are things now?

 

In the beginning of this year, I published my blog and writing goals for 2016. We are now five months later and it’s time to give you an update.

My blog and Writing Goals for 2016: how are things now?

Generate more visitors on my blog

I will be honest. No, I didn’t achieved this in the first six months of this year. But I am glad with every visitor and comment I get! I really appreciate it because I hope to enjoy my readers with my articles! That’s the most important thing!

In March, I started my blog with WordPress, because I wanted learn more about that and WordPress has more opportunities then Blogger. The time between this move, I planned a blog break and I can highly recommend this to everyone who are struggling with their blog or other writings. I get more inspired, I thought about a change in my blog and implemented a new section: the Diary of a Parisienne. I decided to not plan every post on a same day, except of the Weekend Notes and the Diary of a Parisienne. This feels really better!

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Book: Een dame in Parijs (The Velvet Hours) – Alyson Richman

Book: Een dame in Parijs (The Velvet Hours) - Alyson Richman

Book: Een dame in Parijs (The Velvet Hours) – Alyson Richman

This time I will write about a book which will be published tomorrow in the Netherlands “Een dame in Parijs (The Velvet Hours) – Alyson Richman.

The English version,”The Velvet Hours”, will be published September 2016.

I couldn’t wait for this book, because of the subject. Earlier, I wrote about the apartment which was discovered after 70 years. This books is based on the owner of this apartment, Marthe de Florian and her granddaughter Solange Beaugiron (who is the writer of Gloria 1971). There is no more information available about her, a little mysterie.

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Parisienne Diary | How To Clean Out Your Wardrobe

 

Parisienne Diary | How To Clean Out Your Wardrobe
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Parisienne Diary |How To Clean Out Your Wardrobe

Dear readers,

OMG! I have spend too much money last time I wrote you. I cleaned up my wardrobe and I made a list of what I need in my wardrobe! I will tell you about it later because I will tell you how to clean out your wardrobe!

How to clean out your wardrobe

When we start, first we make room on the bed or table and then start to go through every single item in your closet and ask yourself the following questions:

Does it fit? Does it represent my style? Is it currently in style? Would I buy it again? Is it damaged? Do I feel confident when I wear this?

Remember one thing: if you have not worn the garment over a year, you’ll never wear it in the future.

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