iPhoneography - Earlybird Mania

Oh you think you can fly?
Grab a seat and hold that pack of milk please. 
What do you mean, you are sitting front row for a floating catastrophe? 
Just stay out of the wind and you'll be fine!
While other early birds catch a worm, me and miPhone will grab a coffee to go! Up in the air! 
For those who don't believe their eyes: I take your candy and will throw it upward. 
And while changing costume, I will snap it, click it and capture the new form it takes while floating. 
Same goes for my sneakers.


Amsterdam Shop Hopping

The unfulfilled of a city trip's to do and to see list can be countered by making excellent choices.
Amsterdam has many roads but one should always start with Utrechtsestraat. Or no, maybe the nine little streets first. 
Okay, just start in your hotel and work your way up! 

Here's a list of definitely YES:
Friday next
Next door to the Overtoom Marqt, you can have it all!
Maison NL
Even the labrador fits the profile!
De Brakke Grond
I raise my glass to the wonderful artist/photographer Julie Scheurweghs
for planting the city trip seed in my head!
The Frozen Fountain
What seems to be a typical Amsterdam house with a narrow facade, unfolds inside into more and more and more, it seems to never end. Art and design to the third. 
Move over GStar, detailing and the art of the craft, all in one brand.
Men's next door to the studio in Prinsengracht, women's one block to the left in Runstraat. 

And a big bummer was SPRMRKT
I guess expectations were too high, the interior chaos and post nuclear feel too low. Oh well.

My happy thoughts go out to maison NL for their prime picks of this and thats.
Two tops of Rabens Salomer made my day and are still at it!



Today the first part of my washi tape orders arrived and OMG am I happy :) I tried to not get obsessed. I really did. But the matte colours are fantastic and the texture is what really got me: soft and silky paper. I need at least two of each so i can leave one untouched just to look at it :) What I plan on doing with them is still unsure... The first idea was to 'washi' a complete car but that would mean trying to get a factory to sponsor my obsession hahaha! I'd like to though...


Crumpled Paris

The instructions on the packaging are brutal: 'crumple map'! It does save you from folding over and over and twisting and turning and swearing and swagging it upside down. The first crumple produces a big relief : lightweight, waterproof and fool proof, my Crumpled Paris Citymap. And of course now I want more ironed cities to mess about. :)


Green is the new Black

Newness has many colours. What merely looks like a bundle of earthy vitamins to you will be a fresh (re)start for me. My experiment with fresh fruit and vegetables is on. With the aim to stop before all that is mixed gets brown, I will stir cabages up and shake bananas down. And add a slice of avocado to get the cream in my smoothie, that too. Lots to learn and more to enjoy. Energy will follow, I believe so. I heard about such great results among my friends, and will give it a shot. Green smoothies, here I come!


Out Of The Blue

I looove this moment, the colours of the sunset playing gold and glitter on the tides of the sea.


Restaurant DE KAS Amsterdam

You'll find a bit of country side in the city guide.

Amsterdam has many stories, De Kas probably tells hers on a bed of zucchini flowers. All that is presented is made with love. Home grown vegetables, only from the right season. Fish or meat from local farmers, hunters and fishermen.

The beauty is not just in the painting you'll receive on your plate, it is in the bigger picture. The care for good bio products and the step away from the grey woolen socks that used to come with them. That's the past now. Family Stork on their chimney, they agree.



What's in a name? Q & A
Q: How much would I love to have a Marqt in my own city? 
A: Lots! Uptown, downtown and nextdoor neighbourtown!
Q: Which Marqt did I like the most, Overtoom or Rembrandtplein?
A: Let me tell you about Overtoom. 
Located in the former Huize Vondel. Smart move! 
Next door to Friday Next. Excellent!
Now over to Rembrandtplein. What an entrance! 
Lots of giga graphic attention and well balanced empty space... 

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