Travel Guide Koh Samui Thailand

If there has ever been one place that has been on my wish list of places to visit it has to be Thailand. While my favorite place in this world will always be the Cote d’Azur – who can resist the French baguettes, the sea views and incredibly cute places like Grasse and Saint Tropez after all? – the islands that sit off the coast of Thailand make a close second. I absolutely love this place. Also, the fact that I went here together with my boyfriend may have helped a little too 😉

I don’t travel as often as I wish and the moment we flew over Koh Samui and looked out the airplane window this little island instantly took my breath away with its white sand beaches and brilliant blue sea.

Coming from stressful work and hectic meetings, this was the perfect moment to go away for a sun-filled holiday. We spent these two weeks with our feet in the sand, taking a swim in the ocean that welcomed us every day with its stunning shades of blue, visiting islands such as Koh Nang Yuan that felt more like tiny slices of a beach paradise and eating delicious Thai food. We discovered so many incredible places that I’d love to share with you here.

Melati Resort & Spa 
We went here for lunch at The View restaurant (they have the best fresh fruit juices) but I can highly recommend to spend a few days at this incredible resort with beachfront views and quiet beaches.

Mimosa Resort & Spa
We spent here the first week of our holiday and loved every minute of it. A tranquil and quiet beach, stunning sea views and simply the best sunset of the island.

Santiburi Golf Resort
If you’re a fan of golf like my boyfriend is I can highly recommend this place. Even though I never play golf I loved it here, if only for the stunning view of the coast. I can’t imagine a more beautiful setting to play golf than the Santiburi Resort.

Renaissance Resort & Spa 
This resort, located on the islands more quiet eastern coast, is simply postcard-perfect. Fresh seafood and vegetables, a stunning pool right next to the beach. Though we did spend quite some time camped out on a daybed with a fresh juice in hand, we also wanted to visit some of the other islands close to Koh Samui.

Long Talay Restaurant 
One of the things I loved most about this place (besides the delicious Belgian waffles with whipped cream as a dessert) was the interior with its minimalistic and oceanic colored decor. I can highly recommend this place for brunch before going off to the beach when it gets too warm.

Tree Tops, Anantara Resort
This was by far the highlight of our trip to Thailand. I absolutely loved this evening amongst the tree tops overlooking the stunning coast with a 5 course dinner that included Scottish salmon, butter fish and Belgian Chocolate Landscape. Koh Samui is quite a casual island when it comes to style but if you can wear heels or lipstick anywhere, it’s definitely here.

Koh Nang Yuan island
If you’re going on holiday to Koh Samui don’t forget to plan a day trip to Koh Nang Yuan – by far the most gorgeous island I have ever seen in my life, and only a short boat trip from Koh Tao.

Mini Bar
It’s easy to walk past this cute little bar and not even notice it, but I think it’s the simplicity that makes it such a charming place. We stayed here all day ordering fresh mango juices and taking a swim in the crystal clear water.

6 Most Pinterest Worthy Food Places In Paris

People always say that Paris is a small city but to be honest, coming from Amsterdam, this couldn’t be further away from the truth. Even though I have visited the City of Light many times, there are still a lot of places I’m dying to visit and whenever I’ve ticked off the places on the top of my list, new ones have come to take their place.

That’s one of the things I love most about visiting Paris. It always feels like I have so many things to do and see. So when I hopped on a plane to visit my favorite city again for a girls weekend getaway, I thought it’d be nice to make a list of all the lovely and cozy food places I went to this time.

  1. Fondation Cafe
    This has to be one of my favorites. Tucked away in Le Marais, this place is simple yet elegant with an impeccable design, and offers the most tasty pantries and tea. I noticed Parisians flocking around this little shop while sipping their espresso.
    Address: 16 Rue Dupetit-Thouars
  2. Gigi
    This charming little crêperie is the perfect place if you want to unwind and escape from the crowded Parisian streets for a little while. They serve the best pancakes with fresh fruits and it looks so cozy inside. Another lovely cafe on this street is Cafe Philippe which I can also highly recommend.
    Address: 4 Rue de la Corderie
  3. Ob-La-Di
    We went here on Sunday morning for the most tasty and healthy breakfast to start the day (followed by macarons from Ladurée, French fries and a few glasses of wine..). This lovely place has a minimalistic and Californian look and feel with lots of marble and blue shades (which I am a big fan of). I especially loved the tiles in the floor.
    Address: 54 rue de Saintonge
  4. Café Kitsuné
    Even though we discovered many cute Parisian bistros last weekend, I absolutely loved this one. We stumbled upon this cozy little cafe, nestled in the Galerie de Montpensier, while taking a stroll through the garden of Palais du Royal – my favorite place in Paris. Think minimalistic interior, tasty coffee and picturesque surroundings.
    Address: 51, Galerie Montpensier
  5. Boot Cafe
    I stumbled upon this tiny cafe a while ago on Instagram and I knew I had to visit this place when we finally landed in Paris. This place filled me with an instant and effortless sense of coolness the moment I walked in the door. Oh, how I wish I could spend months and months in this city, if only to be able to explore all these amazing restaurants popping up every single moment.
    Address: 19 Rue du Pont aux Choux
    If you are looking for a cosy place to start your day the healthy way, this is the perfect place for you. Nestled in Le Marais – as you can probably tell by now this is my favorite Parisian neighborhood – this Pinterest worthy cafe offers the best breakfast possible.
    Address: 1 Rue Charles-François Dupuis

If you’d like to see more photos of my Parisian getaway follow along on Instagram!

Weekend Reading

  • Perhaps it’s just me but I love the feeling of my home being a cosy and warm place for me to be. Scented candles (this one is my favorite), fresh flowers, warm blankets, a little stack of my favorite magazines and the bed made up with my own sheets are all things that give me that homey feeling. One of the most important things to me is making my place a place where I actually want to be, where I feel safe and at home. That’s why I could really relate to this blog article on My Domaine.
  • I’ve had my eye on these pretty and comfy sneakers from Ugg since the moment I saw them. I think they’re perfect for Spring, don’t you?
  • I loved this article on Garance Dore’s blog about women who moved to a new city for love, work and/or spontaneity. If you’re considering to make a change in your life and need a little push, their stories might be it. I think it’s quite admirable that they open up not only about the best parts of entering a new phase in life but also about the hardest parts of moving to a new place so I can highly recommend this post.
  • Having lived as a single girl in the city for most of my life, I love this article on the difference between being single and being alone.

6 best interior shops

Lately I am trying to swap clothes for interior accessories. It’s probably the worst luck in the world to shop for home decoration before you even have your own home, right? Yes, I thought so.. Still, I love my little place in the city centre of Amsterdam which I share with two other girls and even though I am not exactly a decoration expert, that doesn’t stop my excitement. So, that’s why I’d love to share some of my favorite interior shops on my blog.

DR Wonen
This is one of the best, especially since it’s located in the Nine Streets in Amsterdam which is where you will find me most of the time during the weekends. This place always feels like home to me and I can highly recommend it. From cosy pillows and marble lamps to pretty canal house tea holders and ceramic vases, they have everything you’d wish to have in your home.

Last weekend was actually the first time I visited this interior shop but it made a lasting impression on me. I even bought a white knitted pouf for my bedroom for a cosy look and feel. Anyone who knows me knows I have a soft spot for calm and serene rooms with lots of light colors so this is the perfect interior shop for me.

Ok so this may not be an interior shop – I mostly come here for the tasty smoothies and banana bread – but they do have some very pretty home decorations. From marble plates (here we go again with the marble obsession) to fruit bowls, I simply love everything they have.

The Loft
When I visited the incredible Loft a few weeks ago I was blown away by the lofty space and atmosphere. I felt right at home with its combination of natural materials with soft colors and inspiring accessories. Here, you will find decorations from the most talented artists and craftsmen of the world.

This is the most stylish place to buy gifts for your loved ones. To me, it feels a bit like a Parisian pied-à-terre, not too big and not too small – and the home decorations are so inspiring and calming. It has literally everything: design interior items, soft toys for the little ones as well as candles and cook books.

I’ve been to this place many times and always left with a little something to spoil myself. Whether it’s a ring or little flags made from lokta paper with a cotton string, I never come home empty-handed after a little trip to this interior shop.

Weekend Reading

  • On Sundays I prefer to start my day in bed reading blog articles from my favorite bloggers. One of them is Garance Doré, a French blogger, photographer, illustrator and author who lives in New York City. I absolutely love her writing, her sense of style and her illustrations.  In 2016, she together with her team celebrated the 10 year anniversary of her inspiring and stylish blog. Read here how she’s looks back on the past ten years and shares some of the best moments with her readers.
  • Garance also wrote a New Year’s letter on her blog in which she shares her moments of pure joy and her moments of struggle, a letter that I can really relate to as 2016 has been a challenging year for me as well.
  • An interesting chat between Garance Doré (Yes, I am a big fan of her ;)) and Elle Macpherson about health, beauty and how to personally brand yourself.
  • Oh my gosh, this is so me, especially during these cold winter days: “Nesting is the new going out“, according to Well + Good 2017 wellness trend report. Apparently I am not the only one who prefers to spend time at home snuggled up in warm blankets with a cup of tea instead of going out.

Travel guide Ibiza


A little while ago I hopped on a plane to the idyllic island of Ibiza together with one of my closest friends to spend a week with my feet in the sand, a clean face from make-up and covered in nothing more than sunscreen, sipping smoothies and eating way too much delicious Spanish food. I tried to unwind for a little bit as things at home are pretty hectic at the moment.

We had the most blissful time on this little island and spend the days sunbathing and swimming in the Mediterranean sea. My favorite beach was definitely Amante Beach, a small beach with the most gorgeous beach club I ever visited – Amante Beach Club, perched on a cliff overlooking the Sol Den Serra bay. We booked an early morning yoga session here followed by an healthy breakfast on the terrace with fresh squeezed juices, fresh fruit, eggs, natural yogurt and freshly baked wholegrain patisserie with ocean views. The perfect way to start the day!


The stunning interior of Amante Beach Club

If you visit Ibiza then you cannot miss the Las Dalias Hippy Market, the perfect place for a healthy smoothie, hammam towels, tasty food, elegant beach clothing and lots more. I can highly recommend this market situated in San Carlos. Another lovely place you have to visit is La Brasa restaurant in the Old Town of Ibiza close to the idyllic harbor. This place has the cutest little garden with the most tasty food.


Beso Beach Club on the island of Formentera is a place I highly recommend


When you spend a week in Ibiza make sure you hop on a boat and spend a day on the little island of Formentera, Ibiza’s ‘little sister’ and less decadent. The best thing about Formentera are the white beaches as the sea is incredibly clear. My favorite place here is definitely Beso Beach Club.


The beaches of Formentera