Yesterday I turned 24! Which you can obviously see, hello big balloons! :) In the morning I slept a bit in, had breakfast together with Sam and then we visited a party store nearby. We bought these big helium balloons, which looked super weird on the scooter hehe.. Can you imagine a scooter + 2 people + 6 big balloons?! Haha! In the afternoon my family came for a visit. My cousins played around, we drank coffee and had a good time. We ate this delicious cake which Sam surprised me with. He arranged it with Zina’s Bakery, so sweet! The bottom layer was filled with red velvet & oreo frosting and the top was made of chocolate & nutella frosting. So delicious! In the evening my friends come over, we had dinner together and we went partying in the city afterwards. We had a little sleepover at our place so my birthday actually ended this afternoon, when we woke up and had lunch outside in the sun. Now I’m done with cleaning the house and will go to bed soon. Good night sweets X
Hey guys! Tomorrow is my birthday!! So I thought there is no better timing than now to write a recep of the past year. Here we go:
13 May 2016, I turned 23! We still lived in Arnhem and this photo was taken on the roof terrace of Sams parents. Sam gave me this balloon as a surprise, so cute.
In the end of May we went to Ibiza! We stayed at Ibiza Gran hotel, which was so nice! Wad great weather and ate lots of Spanish food. It was a total chill-holiday. The only thing is.. the waters were filled with jelly fish. Literally every beach we went to. So I didn’t swim at all & Sam only once, for like 5 minutes. Anyway! I looove Ibiza and we will actually go there this Tuesday again!
In June I graduated as a fashion stylist! Funny thing is, this was actually my 3rd school. I tried 2 other universities before I studied at Vogue Academy. I’m really happy I got my degree but I’m not pursuing a career in the styling world. After graduation, I wanted to focus on my blog and social media instead. Best decision ever :-) This month we also moved from Arnhem back to Amsterdam!
This was in July. A photo of my roof terrace back then, overlooking the city. This was also the first time I went to my current hairdresser. My hair was so light, I was so happy with it! Maybe I’ll go lighter again soon. Perfect for summer.
Pictures of August. Amsterdam during summer time is really the best. The canals are filled with boats. Parks are filled with people, enjoying the sun, kids are playing, BBQing, etc. People are happy. It’s light until 10 PM. Lots of music festivals. The terraces of cafes are filled with people as well. So cozy and enjoyable.
In September Sam and I moved to another apartment. So weird to see that picture hehe, it was so empty back then! We still live here and I plan to live here for a couple of more years. Until it’s time to buy a house, this is perfect for us! I also went a music festival, called Volt. My friends and I go there every year! It became a tradition. And we also went to France together with Sams family to visit Sams grandfather. He turned 90.
In October we went to Cannes! This was a surprise city trip, organized by Steve Madden. I had no idea Cannes is so much fun! Lots of cool shops, cozy streets, big harbor, nice weather. Fun fact: the photo with my knee high boots is my most liked photo on Instagram. Poor quality though?
In November we went to Dubai and Bali <3 Both places are so beautiful, so different by the way, but both beautiful. Sams brother moved to Dubai last year so we had to visit him and see Dubai! Of course, in Bali, we had to explore the island like typical Dutchies – on a bicycle.
Back home in December. I remember coming back from Bali and the first day we were here again, it was so freaking cold. Haha, I still don’t know if it was because we were used to 35 degrees or if it was really super cold that day. Anyway, in December we celebrated Christmas, my sisters birthday and NYE.
January. Paris with my love <3. Seriously, Paris is the city of love and the city of amazing places to take photos! :-)
February in Amsterdam. Sam and I had our first campaign, together! This was for Stradivarius. My best friend Lise took the pictures. Other than that, it was a quite but good month.
A weekend in Marrakesh in March. I went together with Lise. My first blogger trip and I met many amazing girlies. I’m planning my next trip with Simone, so excited to see her again (and learn German curse words hehe).
April. Sam and I were invited to visit Mallorca. No, let me rephrase, not to visit Mallorca but to visit Astoria Playa, a hotel in Mallorca. Mallorca has really beautiful nature, but personally I think that everything is quite far away. We ended up 3 hours a day in the car. Maybe that’s because we wanted to visit 2-3 locations a day, but still.. Really liked the island though!
May. This Month. I was in Jerusalem last week, visiting my dad & my family. My dad lives there but he usually comes to Amsterdam to see us. This time we flew to him! I was born in Jerusalem and lived there until I was 4. Then my mom, sister, brother and I moved back to The Netherlands. (My mom is Dutch). The last time I was in Jerusalem for a holiday, was about 15 years ago. I was so excited to see all of my family again this time! By the way, Jerusalem is so beautiful! I mean, these mountains?! So. pretty. Hope you liked this kind of post, I’ll be sure to write a blog post Sunday again. See you then my loves! X
Happy Sunday! Here’s the first part of some mobile pictures from our trip to Mallorca! On the first night, we had some drinks on our balcony and enjoyed the view. And the fact that we could sit outside at 8 PM. So cozy!
Super comfortable bed in our room! We stayed at Astoria Playa, located in Alcudia, the north of Mallorca.
I love palm trees, they were everywhere! Here’s a snap of the pool from our hotel.
On the second day we visited Coll Baix. A deserted beach, which you can only reach by hiking 30 min through the forest. A real adventure!
While we were here, it was a Spanish holiday, so it was quite ‘busy’. Lots of local people, who hiked there while wearing work out gear & sneakers. We were wearing flip flops and I even was wearing a skirt. Talking about bad preparation haha!
Next stop: Cala Santanyi! We actually didn’t plan on going here (we didn’t even know it existed) but we came across this beach on our way to Es Pontas. We had a quick stop to have some lunch and to soak up the sun.
The 365 Calvari Steps in Pollenca. You’re supposed to do a wish on every step, how cute does that sound? (and impossible hehe)
Once you’ve had all of the 365 steps.. this is the view from the top! Amaaazing! See you next time with more photos! X
Ola senoritas! How are you? I’m still a bit in the Spanish vibe since I was in Mallorca last week. Good weather, nice hotel, amazing beaches.. Sam and I really had so much fun. These pictures were taken at our hotel Astoria Playa. Enjoying the afternoon sun at the pool. In the upcoming days I will share a photo diary with lots of pictures. I’m about to go to good to bed, so good night for now! XX
Ola senoritas! Hoe gaat het? Ik zit nog steeds in een Spaanse vibe aangezien ik in Mallorca was vorige week. Goed weer, chill hotel, mooie stranden.. Sam en ik hebben ons goed vermaakt! Deze foto’s zijn gemaakt in het hotel waar we verbleven, Astoria Playa. Lekker aan het genieten van de middagzon bij het zwembad. Een dezer dagen zal ik een blog post uploaden met veel foto’s. Nu is het tijd om naar bed te gaan, slaap lekker alvast! XX
Hey my loves! It’s Friday evening and I’m writing this post while I’m chilling on the couch. I’m really excited for the weekend! Tomorrow I’ll have an Easter brunch together with my family, look for eggs & play with my nephews and niece. After that I’ll quickly go back to Amsterdam because I need to pack my bags. On Sunday morning we’re off to.. Mallorca! The weather hasn’t been great here lately, so I’m really in for a sunny getaway! Talk to you when I’m in Spain. XXX
Hey babes! Het is vrijdag avond en ik schrijf deze post terwijl ik lekker op de bank zit. Ik heb echt zin in het weekend! Morgen heb ik een vervroegde paar brunch met m’n familie, ga ik eieren zoeken en veel spelen met m’n neefjes en nichtje. Daarna ga ik snel terug naar Amsterdam want ik moet m’n spullen pakken. Zondag ga ik namelijk naar.. Mallorca! Het weer zit de afgelopen tijd hier niet echt mee, dus ik kijk echt uit naar zomerse getaway! Spreek je in Spanje. XXX
Received these photos of our Marrakesh trip a few days ago. Jasper Suyk took these pics, I love ’em!
Talking about trips, just one week left before Sam and I are in Mallorca! We will go there from next Sunday till Friday. We got invited by a hotel, which I will tell more about once we are there. The weather forecast looks great! 23 degrees and some days even more, let’s hope it stays that way :-) The weather in Amsterdam today is great as well! I’m about to get ready and then I’m off to the park. Enjoy your Sunday! ♥
Over een week zitten Sam en ik in Mallorca! We gaan van zondag t/m vrijdag. We zijn uitgenodigd door een hotel, daar zal ik meer over vertellen als we daar zijn. De weersvoorspellingen zien er in ieder geval erg goed uit. 23 graden en soms zelfs warmer. Hopelijk blijft het zo :-) Het weer vandaag is trouwens ook heerlijk! Ik ga me klaar maken en dan naar het park. Fijne zondag! ♥