5 THINGS TO DO #WHENINLONDON

As a lot of you know, I LOVE to go citytrippin’. It’s just a perfect way to unwind… So you can imagine I was super excited when Eurostar offered me a weekend in London! It’s my favorite city of all places. (aside of New York City) So I decided to bring my friend Ilse along, since  I had to cancel our lil’ weekend trip last year.

These are the 5 things I did #wheninlondon:

1. FRESH COCONUT WATER

WHERE? Oxford street & Woodstock W11
During our first day in London, we decided to go shopping in Oxford & Regent Street. We would’ve loved to have gone to Carnaby Street, but unfortunately we didn’t, because we consumed a lot of time at Victoria Secret. After shopping like two mad women, we were looking for the perfect snack, and boy… did we find a good one:  ’fresh coconut water’. My travel buddy bought herself one immediately – healthy and refreshing!

2. CUPCAKE BAKERY:

WHERE? The Piazza, Covent Garden
I’m not a big cupcake fan, but I couldn’t resist this time. While looking for a photography pop-up shop (which we didn’t find) at Covent Garden Market, we stumbled accross the ’Cupcake Bakehouse’. We couldn’t help ourselves and decided to try some. I went for my all time favorite (not that I’ve tried that many) – the ‘red velvet’ cupcake. A bit too sweet for my taste, but that surely won’t be a problem for a real sweet tooth!

3. MAKE UP DOLLS

WHERE? Spitalfields Market: 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields
Last time I went to London, I discovered the ‘Spitalfields Market’ – where you can find lovely gadgets, original gifts and handmade goodies. One thing I do each time I go, is filling up on my make-up stock, because there’s just so much more to find here! That’s exactly what I wanted to do once again, so we made a stop at the Benefit Cosmetics shop. As a girly graphic designer, you just got to love their retro packages!
On our way back home, we both left with beautiful red pouts… dreaming away. Just lovely!

4. NAIL ART:

WHERE? 216 Oxford Street
There hasn’t been one time I didn’t go to TopShop while being on London. I especially love their ‘beauty corner’, where you can get yourself pampered from head to toe. Getting a new haircut, braids or new hairextensions, a piercing, tattoo or a spray tan,… they have it all for a total make over!
I decided to get some nail art instead, because I’m pretty bad at polishing my nails myself. I went for a red/black pattern and my travel buddy got a somewhat more complicated aztec design. The result was just stunning! Perfect for that extra little touch to complete your outfit and dive into the London nightlife!


5. THE BLUES KITCHEN:

WHERE? 111-113 CAMDEN HIGH ST

On sunday we decided to go to the Camden market and have lunch at ‘The Blues Kitchen’, which a friend recommended. I really enjoyed the interior and loved the leather seats. They had a bar filled with plenty of (whiskey) bottles, a stage in the back where you can get your groove on later in the evening and a menu with different kinds of delicious grills. I went for the ‘Blues Kitchen Chili Dish’ and the oh-so-yummy ‘Oreo milkshake’ as dessert. (NOTE: drink the milkshake with two… you just can’t handle one by yourself!) I’d surely love to go back and see how this bar/restaurant transforms at night!

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FIRST TIME IN BERLIN!

This summer I decided to take it easy, save up some money and do a low budget city trip. My friends kept on pushing me to go to Berlin and since I’ve heard so many good things about this energetic city, I decided it was finally time to go for it. (something else for a change than travelling to one of my favorite cities – London & NYC) So I was glad to take my friend Christel with me and explore the city together for the first time.
We stayed at the Industrie Palast, a nice hostel close by the East Side Gallery, which is perfectly located in the center with many fun bars, restaurants, clubs,… in the neighbourhood.
I was truly amazed by the energy of the city. I can tell you, 4 days were just not enough, but it was a good introduction and we’ll surely come back to find some more yet to be discovered treasures in Berlin!
If you’re into fun handmade/vintage shops, flea markets, plenty of amazing street art, meeting artistic people, vegan food & alternative nightlife, you’ll love Berlin!

A few things to surely check out:

1. Your Local Dealer - handmade shop
2. The Wunderkammer - crazy art & weird stuff
3. Klipper - time to chill
4. World of Masquerade - crazy ouftits & costumes
5. Michelberger - Hotel & awesome bar
6. Mauerpark Flea market
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WEDDING ALBUM | CATHERINE & HENDRIK

Now that the wedding season’s over, it’s time to work on the albums so my couples can enjoy their wedding day over and over again! Catherine & Hendrik ordered this beautiful gold album.

  • Album: Art Cotton Paper
  • Size: 12 x 12 (30 x 30 cm)
  • Spreads: 26 (52 sides)
  • Cover: Silk – Gold
  • Extra: Name imprinting
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Välkommen Svea!

Going through my archive and can’t believe I didn’t blog these… Last summer, as a surprise gift from her friends for her birthday, Lotta got her beautiful belly photographed. Now this swedish sweetheart is the loving mother of Svea.  Doesn’t she look stunning in these photo’s?

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STICKYGRAM GIVEAWAY! | AND THE WINNER IS…


… Jessica Bramlett! Congratulations! Have a peek into your mailbox on tuesday, because you’ll find everything you need there to order your Stickygrams. HOORAY!

Also… you should REALLY see this video! Enjoy!


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