About me


You made it, and I for one am happy to have you here and I hope you will be too. Somewhere along the way, in May 2014, I started A homemade life. On this blog, I’d like to share my love for beauty, photography and travels. A homemade life presents curated editorial content to help bring a dose of sophisticated style, inspiration and the simple delights of everyday life into your daily life.

I think that life is what you make of it and I want mine to be nothing short of pure bliss. For me, that’s travelling to new and exciting places, pursuing the career of my dreams and spending time with my loved ones.

The things I love most? Making travel plans, macarons from Laduree, Le Marais in Paris, Sunday mornings, freshly baked croissants, breakfast with open windows, champagne, photography, peonies and Pinterest.


In June 2014, I graduated from the University of Amsterdam. After 4 inspiring internships – L’Oréal and Sanoma Media among others – and a career as online marketer at a renowned wine company I landed an online marketing job at Rituals Cosmetics where I still work at the moment.

I thrive off creating engaging content and meeting like-minded people who are passionate about e-commerce, social media, branding and online marketing. Developing creative and qualitative content to support the brand’s ambition and creating online brand awareness and traffic to the website is what I love most.

xx Monika











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