Monday, November 18, 2019

ginkgo love

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This time of year the ginkgo tree is at its most beautiful!

Every year in november I'm stunned by the beauty and the golden glow and brightness.

I enjoy the ginkgo leaves carpet in the frontyard each time when I look outside through the kitchen window.

We planted the ginkgo tree in our frontyard when we moved in 15 years ago.

The Ginkgo Biloba or Japanese walnut tree is my favorite tree. In Japan they honor the tree as a god; it symbolizes hope, love, magic, timelessness and longevity and is nicknamed temple tree.

Even on a rainy Monday the frontyard looks wonderful. The beech hedge turns brown and the hellebore is ready to flower again. Change of seasons remains a spectacular!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

the slaak

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Rotterdam, Saturday 16th of November.

The Slaak. A brandnew hotel in Rotterdam, which is housed in the former pressroom of newspaper ‘Het Vrije Volk’.

Today we had a coffee in the lobby and visited the Pantone Pantry by Tribute Portfolio to celebrate the opening of The Slaak Rotterdam, the newest addition to Tribute Portfolio's family of indie-spirited and characterful hotels.

We got a free tote bag in the pop-up printshop (freshly screen-printed while we had coffee), to honor The Slaak Rotterdam heritage as a former newspaper pressroom.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

i'm size cute

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A new collection of xs woodwoolstools, in size cute!

The moroccan stools are handmade of eucalyptus wood and I made 5 unique crochet stool covers. Traditonal ones, like the very first woodwoolstools. I also made a golden, ecru with gold and a multicolored one in linen stitch.

The xs stools are perfect for toddlers, the nursery, as a footstool and you can even use it as a small (bedside) table.

Toddlers love it, they can drag this xs stool anywhere themselves and it will be their favorite piece of furniture in no time.

Have a look at the new size-cute collection in my E T S Y shop.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

residence dordrecht

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Dordrecht, Sunday 10th of November.

A sunny Sunday afternoon walk through the beautiful old town of Dordrecht. For the second time this week we are lucky to enjoy the sun on the terrace!

Autumn is my preferred season when it comes to clothing. Bring on that winter wardrobe anew. Cardigans, coats, sweaters and I borrowed a beanie from my Etsy shop.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

flip flop fish, seagulls & dromedaries

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La mouette et les dromadaires.

Our favourite spot for lunch and lazy afternoon in the dune forest at the ocean, outside Essaouira near Sidi Kaouki.

Flipflopfish on the wall, fresh fish on the menu and amazing views on the ocean and along the coastline.

After lunch we landed at the quiet beach, with only an old man and his donkey. The ocean was pretty wild that day, so we didn't swim and merely ventured up to our waist in the water.

No doubt, next time we will stay a night in one of the new rooms overlooking the ocean...

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

den bosch

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Den Bosch - Museum quarter - Wednesday 6th of November

An unexpected mild sunny day this Wednesday.

We planned a visit to Den Bosch and started the morning with a visit to the Design Museum and the adjacent Noord Brabant Museum.

We walked and did some shopping in the area. Our best-loved store in Den Bosch is Westside; three floors with fashion, art, accessories, vintage furniture, books, inspiration and a mellow plant corner.

I found a very special plant (never seen before) and came to collect my green baby at the end of the afternoon for practical reasons.

We had lunch at CÔTE Bar Bistro, and yes on the terrace in the sun on Parisian bistro chairs. (in November!)

and I swapped my funky gold leather boots for chunky sneakers at the end of the afternoon.