Portugal

Uva do Monte Melides

Uva do Monte – special hideaway South of Lisbon

Some spots are that special that you would rather keep them to yourself. You know what I mean right? Uva do Monte is one of those little gems, hidden away in Alentejo, the countryside of south central Portugal. The good thing is that it is also in walking distance of the ocean, so if you […]

London

restaurant londen

Restaurant Sketch London

Hotspot, restaurant, hipster hangout, multidisciplinary complex for art, food and drinks. The Gallery of Sketch in London has been fully renovated by India Mahdavi. And the result is stunning! So, go to London and reserve that spot for your afternoon tea… Enjoy! More info: Sketch

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french streetstyle

Parisian street style

Thinking of true Parisian style, immediately the term ‘effortless’ comes to mind. As well as ‘nonchalant’ and ‘timeless’. Here 5 simple style elements to get that Parisian look going..     A first must is the striped breton top, preferably combined with a beige trenchcoat and some red accessory (shoes, lipstick or bag). Tweed; a […]

Greece

san giorgo hotel

hotspot: San Giorgio Hotel Mykonos

Don’t say we didn’t warn you! The first thing you will do after seeing the next pictures is to book flights to Mykonos. The interior of the San Giorgo Hotel is elegant, sophisticated and has  bohemian touch to it. It’s just perfect! Photography credits: Romain Ricard

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fairytale photography

Dreamy and surreal photography by Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova.  She manages to create fairytale settings in which woman and animal become almost one, in the backdrop of overpowering nature. And it’s all real. The animals and the people. On her facebook she shares some behind-the-scene pics of how her photo’s are made.

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strawberry galette

Aardbeien Galette

Aardbeien zijn volop in het seizoen nu. Deze Galettes zijn echt heerlijk!! Ik heb ze gemaakt in Portugal op mijn food fotografie workshop. Het recept komt van Sanda van Little Upside Down Cake en ben heel blij dat ik het met jullie kan delen. Je kunt natuurlijk ook ander fruit gebruiken…Ingrediënten:70 gr ongezouten boter, op […]

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japanse techniek

Kintsugi, broken is beautiful

Kintsugi is a Japanese technique for repairing broken porcelain with varnish and fine gold dust. This technique dates from the 15th century. By carefully varnishing the cracks in between the porcelain, and thus accentuating it, a piece of ceramics became it’s own unique artwork, becoming even more beautiful because of the gold cracks in it. […]

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dar beida essaouira

Essaouira

I don’t know what is the new black anymore, but Essaouira is definitely the new Marrakech. Once seen as an alternative hideaway for artists, hippies and musicians, now it is a place where jetsetters and the bon vivant gather for their extraordinary holidays. I visited Essaouira with my children and we took surfing classes (of […]

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dream house

Quitting your job and pursuing your dream, we’ve all heard about it. Only some of us actually DO it. The following film is so inspiring and beautiful.. just dream away for a while with me, sigh.