Weekend Reading

A homemade life Weekend Reading

  • Planning a visit to New York this Spring? Then you cannot miss these cozy and chic brunch places. Café Cluny look so pretty! Definitely worth a visit on my next trip to the city!
  • …and since you’re in the city that never sleeps and if you’re a bit like me always in the mood for chocolate, Harper’s Bazaar shares the most elegant places to sip hot chocolate in the city. Enjoy!
  • Elle Decor shares nine simple ways to make your bathroom look pretty, sophisticated and expensive. The best tip? Dim the lights is always a good idea!
  • It’s Paris Fashion Week! Do you want to know how models prefer to start their day? Think homemade breakfasts and weekend brunches. Take a peek and get inspired!
  • If you’re in your twenties, career driven and on the path you’ve always dreamed of or are still finding your way, here are ten habits that will pay in dividends down the line.
  • I have to admit, I’m quite boring when it comes to doing my hair. I’m not a morning person before 8am and so I don’t spend a lot of time doing my hair in the mornings. That is why I’m so happy with these simple and yet chic hairstyles that take mere minutes to craft. I’m in love with the classic French twist and the double bun.
  • Here are 6 recipes for glowing and beautiful skin. I can’t wait to try the dessert mask!
  • I am an obessive list maker. Sometimes I feel like my life revolves around my little to-do lists that I write everyday. From getting presents for loved ones, organizing high teas and dinners, doing grocery shopping or planning a citytrip. I have a list for everything which can be a bit stressful at times to be honest. That is why I’m so happy Career Girl Daily shares her best tips to how to get things done with your to-do list.

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  • The first time I went to George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker was at the Muziektheater in Amsterdam along with my classmates. I remember the magnificent decor, the talented and elegant ballerina’s and the beautiful songs. Thanks to Elle.com you have to chance to take a peek backstage, with little secrets from the dancers, crew member and all the enchantment they caught along the way.
  • As the year comes to an end, Vogue lists the 9 best red carpet moments during 2014. I’m in love with the dress of Victoria Beckham. 
  • When the weather outside is freezing and frightful, nothing is more perfect than curling up with a Christmas film. It’s time to bundle up in your coziest winter garb, grab a hot beverage and ring in the season with one of these holiday films. The Holiday and Love Actually are on top of my Christmas list!
  • Are you looking to remodel your home? Harper’s Bazaar shares the five interior pieces to splurge and save on.
  • Wow your loved ones this holiday season with a incredibly-arranged table. Elle Decor shares a few stunning floral arrangements for your holiday table. I’m in love with the winter white theme that gives a table a sophisticated, chic look.
  • There is nothing more comforting than a hot cup of cocoa (or a glass of mulled wine) during the festive season. December is never as cold and snowy as I wish it was. Christmas day covered in snow is something that is always on top of my wish list but somehow it never happens. However, there’s plenty to enjoy this time of year, like a hot dulce de leche (with some tasty chocolate!). Call Me Cupcake shares some of her favourite hot drinks that you cannot miss during the holidays.
  • Especially during the holidays, things can get a bit stressful. Think shopping for the perfect dress for New Year’s Eve, finding the best presents for your loved ones, doing grocery shopping for a cozy Christmas dinner and lots more. A little stress, especially when it’s mixed with excitement before a dinner or challenge, is fine and even healthy. But if you find yourself being stressed all the time, it might be time to do something about it. The inspiring blog Into Mind shares the best stress-busting tips for everyday. It’s time to unwind and enjoy the most magical month of the year!
  • As you may have noticed, I am a bit holiday obsessed. I always love this time of year and feel so blissfully happy to see the first Christmas lights on the streets and the Christmas markets in almost every city. If you’re a bit obsessed with the festive season as well, you might recognize these 14 things only the holiday-obsessed understand. I have to admit, it is all very recognizable!

Weekend Reading

A homemade life

  • I visited the incredible city of Copenhagen in June this year for my birthday and to visit a friend who lives in this city. I loved it from the very first moment and I’m secretly planning a second visit. Apparently I am not the only one who loves Denmark. Faye, the talented lady behind the blog Farfelue, shares some of her amazing photos of her trip to Copenhagen.
  • According to Vogue’s list of places in France every woman has to visit, I need to up my travel game. It makes me feel like I have to pack my suitcase and move to France. I’d love to visit Musée Christian Dior in Granville and the amazing garden Vaux le Vicomte in Maincy.
  • Put the champagne on ice, turn on the Mariah Carey album and enjoy the pretty Christmas lights, it’s holiday party season! It’s finally time to prepare your wardrobe for the holidays! Harper’s Bazaar shares twenty looks that take festive style to another level.
  • From the editors of Elle Decor: the ten most common home decorating mistakes everybody makes and how to avoid these design mistakes.
  • In case you haven’t noticed the amazing blog of Garance Dore, here’s a short introduction: Garance Dore is an incredibly talented writer, storyteller and photographer. Reading her blog posts has become part of my everyday routine since I discovered her a few months ago. What makes her blog so special, is that despite becoming one of the world’s most renowned bloggers, she has managed to maintain the kindness and down to earthness that made her blog so successful in the first place. I wanted to share this inspiring blog post that she wrote about saying goodbye to Facebook and how it changed the way she and her loved ones get in touch with each other.

Weekend Reading

A homemade life

Weekend Reading

  • These magnificent photos of the Louvre and Jardin du Luxembourg photographed by Rue Rodier are not to be missed! Lots of pretty corners and the light is simply perfect. A few more weeks and I’ll finally visit the City of Lights again. I. can’t. wait.
  • This might be one of the prettiest homes in the Hamptons I have ever seen. I’m in love with the stylish and cozy living room. I certainly wouldn’t mind to spend a few days at this paradise..
  • These are the ten best vacations to spend together with your lovely friends this summer. Hm, tip 4 and 10 seem almost too perfect! How nice it’d be to spend a holiday with my girls..
  • Vogue shares the perfect playlist for long summer picnics of when you’re on your way to your holiday destination.
  • Invited for a wedding this summer? Elle shares some of the best tips to find the perfect dress!
  • After seeing these inspiring photos of Carin Olsson, the face behind Paris In Four Months, of idyllic Terracina in Italy, I want to pack my bikini and pretty dresses and hop on the plane to the nearest Italian beach. With a tasty water melon and cocktail, that is.

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Last Sunday, I organized a birthday high tea for the loveliest girls I know. It was a day spent with lots of talking, pastels (that was the dresscode after all) and tasty macarons and other pastries. I loved the scones with clotted cream, cupcakes, muffins and lots of chocolate. I couldn’t think of a better and lovelier way to celebrate my birthday!

  • Did you always wanted to dress like a Parisienne? Thanks to Vogue you’ll embrace the typical Parisian flair in no time.
  • Last week, it was time for the Haute Couture Week in Paris where the biggest and most inspiring designers show their latest collections. I wasn’t there but I did get the chance to see some of the most magnificent photos of this stylish event. Dior’s show is engraved in my memory forever with its fairytale decor and ladylike clothes.
  • These are the prettiest and loveliest bakeries in New York according to Harper’s Bazaar. I couldn’t think of a better way to end the afternoon than at one of these cute bakeries. Oh, I’m so blissfully happy I booked a trip to this splendid city after seeing these cozy places.
  • annot miss this: behind the scenes at Paris Couture Week!