Rome for the weekend

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Rome is a city that thrives on happiness. The Italians take their time to unwind, enjoy tasty food more than most other things, stop to chat in the middle of the streets and drink wine before noon. Very different from the city where I live, Amsterdam.

My weekend in Rome in September together with my mum and little sister was one of the best weekends I’ve ever had. Loads of pasta, ice cream, pizza, wine and laughter filled our days. For four days we walked along cobblestone streets exploring Trastevere – where we stayed in the cutest apartment – Fontana di Trevi (one of my favorite places to visit when in Rome) and Piazza Navona.

If you want to see some photos I took while in Rome, follow along on Instagram!

Weekend Reading

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  • I am in my mid-twenties and taking proper care of my body and skin has never been so important as it is now. As I travel through my 20s I feel like this is the best time to take a moment and focus on being happy and healthy. I have always been interested in anti-ageing and how beauty products and staying fit helps women to feel empowered and good about themselves. Recently, I discovered this article about how 20-somethings actually feel about ageing and I find it quite refreshing so I wanted to share it with you. Take a peek and get inspired!
  • Did you ever wonder how the most pretty women stay so effortlessly – well – flawless? I do all the time. Apparently, it’s all about the nighttime beauty rituals and skincare. Want to know their secrets? These women share their nighttime beauty tips and I am thinking I might try a few new products this evening!
  • Healthy living has become a way of life for me recently (although I still love the occasional pizza prosciutto evenings with one too many glasses of wine or indulge in some tasty white chocolate). For me, living a healthy life isn’t about following a strict regimen but more about practicing a routine that is energizing and easy to maintain. That’s why I love this article where successful women share their methods for living a healthier and balanced life.
  • Having your hair, nails, face or other spa treatments done is always a great way to treat yourself. However, do you know the proper etiquette when it comes to all of these services? I don’t either I have to admit. That’s why I am so happy Lauren Conrad shares her guide to spa etiquette on her blog.
  • My little sister and I received the best birthday present ever from my parents: we’re going to spend a weekend in Rome in September and I couldn’t be more excited! I’ve only been to Rome once but the lively and charming city completely captivated me. One of my favorite photographers, Carin Olsson, went to Rome a few weeks ago and took these amazing photos of the Italian city. Her photographs make me want to hop on a plane right away!

If you’d like follow along on Instagram!

Weekend Reading

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  • A while ago I stumbled upon the blog of Camile Styles. It’s a lovely place where she writes about Italian themes for dinner parties, a little spa in your own home, her tasty recipes and she shares some advice on the best way to photograph children. A blog that is filled with love and inspiration.
  • When I was seventeen, I visited Rome for a few days and I remember I thoroughly enjoyed the Italian ambiance, the most tasty pasta’s and pizza’s and the cozy little streets you can literally find everywhere in the city. Italy has always been one of my favourite places to spend the summer. Even though I visited Rome, it’s still on top of my travel list of cities I am dying to visit someday. Especially after enjoying the incredible photos of Farfelue. She captured the charm of Rome so beautifully.
  • When I think of summer I think of the beach, the azure blue ocean and a lovely sun bed. If you feel the same way, you cannot miss the ten most incredible beaches in the world, selected by Elle Decor. It makes me want to hop on a plane to the Seychelles.
  • Hop on over to the blog of my lovely girl Marlies, called Mliees. She writes about her daily life at Flair magazine and the city she lives in, Haarlem. It’s a delicious mix of the good things in life.