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Music I love

Next to fashion and cooking music is my great big love. I really love to listen to music and discover new songs and artists. I can browse Youtube, Last.fm and sites like Stereomood for days discovering all great music.

Here are some of my favourite songs at this moment:
– Agnes Obel – Riverside
– Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
– Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Blackie’s dead
– Oh Land – Wolf & I
– Santogold – L.E.S. Artistes
– Eva de Roovere – Op een hoopje
– Architecture in Helsinki – Desert Island
– The Like – He’s not a boy
– K3 – Ster
– Femke – Een kusje meer

What’s your favourite song at this moment?
Agnes Obel – Riverside
Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Blackie’s dead
Oh Land – Wolf & I
Santogol – L.E.S. Artistes
Eva de Roovere – Op een hoopje
Architecture in Helsinki – Desert island

The Like – He’s not a boy

K3 – Ster
I know, I know, a bit embarrassing to admit, but I can’t help it. For 2 years I worked during their show, so I had to see the show 3 times a day listening to their music over and over again… And if you want it or not, you get some sort of addicted at a certain point.  I love the energy and the happiness, so whenever I feel a bit down, I just listen to their music and immediately a smile is created on my face.

Femke – Een kusje meer

One more confession… I like the Eurovision Song Contest, but what I like even more: Junior Eurovison Song Contest! Last year Femke from Belgium participated to this contest with this cute song.

 

Nice cookbooks


delicious. het kookboek!  |  Wannée  |  Seasons |  Modernist Cuisine  |  Jamie’s 30 minute meals
Burgermeester |  Het grote kookboek  |  Homemade

A selection of my favourite cookbooks. Because I LOVE cooking. I can spent all day long in a bookshop looking through cookbooks, can’t decide which one is my most favourite and which one to buy… I already own the Wannée cookbook and Jamie’s 30 minute meals. My next buy: Delicious, het kookboek! If I had the money, I would definitely buy Modernist Culinair, probably the most beautiful cookbook I have ever seen.

What’s your favourite cookbook? 


Delicious. het kookboek! – Valli Little  //  
Delicious. het kookboek! is the cookbook of culinary magazine Delicious. With 120 recipes for each season. As the name says, the recipes are absolutely delicious!

Wannée – C.J. Wannée  //  Is the perfect cookbook when you need to learn the basics of cooking.

Seasons (seizoenskookboek) – Donna Hay  //  Cookbook of Donna Hay with recipes for meals with seasonal ingredients, which means you will always be eating fresh food. With gorgeous photography and delicious recipes.

Modernist Cuisine, the art and science of cooking – Nathan Myhrvold  //  I discovered this book last summer at culinair event Taste of Amsterdam (you really need to go here if you love food), and immediately felt in love. I have never seen a cookbook like this before, with absolutely stunning pictures, but most important: the science of cooking. How do you make an omelet light and ten­der on the out­side but rich and creamy inside? Or French fries with a light and fluffy inte­rior and a del­i­cate, crisp crust that doesn’t go soggy? Imagine being able to cre­ate a silky-smooth pis­ta­chio cream made from noth­ing more than the nuts them­selves. Modernist Cuisine offers step-by-step, illus­trated instruc­tions as well as clear expla­na­tions of how these tech­niques work.

Jamie’s 30 minute meals (Jamie in 30 minuten) – Jamie Oliver  //  This is by far my most favourite cookbook of Jamie Oliver, not only because the recipes are quick & easy (all meals, including desert! are made within 30 minutes), but also because the recipes are so delicious. Oh yum, I want to try them all!

Burgermeester kookboek  //  First cookbook of burger restaurant Burgermeester in Amsterdam. You can eat all kinds of burgers at Burgermeester, from classic beef burger to salmon burger, from spanish lamb burger to feta burger… When you’re ever in Amsterdam, don’t forget to try their burgers! I always take 3 mini burgers, so I can choose 3 different kinds of burgers.  In this cookbook you can find the recipes for their burgers, so you can make your own perfect burgers at home.

Het grote kookboek – Grimes  //  Just like Wannée this is also a cookbook with the basics of cooking. How do you make bouillon, bread or pasta and how can you see if the eggs are still fresh? In this cookbook you get the answer to all these questions and more.

Homemade – Yvette van Boven  //  Cookbook with over 200 from scratch recipes. How do you make your own cheese, jam or bread? I love to make food from scratch when I have the time. It tastes so much better than when you buy it in the supermarket.

 

Scented sugar

I love the idea of scented sugar. It’s easy to create and looks (& smells!) wonderful. Scented sugar adds a subtle perfume and flavour to coffee, fruit desserts, baked goods and cocktails. You can also use it to garnish the glass rim for a homemade lemonade or another delicious drink.

How to?
To make your own scented sugars you’ll need some clean, dry jars with good seals, granulated sugar, and a nice variety of herbs, spices, and flowers (always choose fresh herbs and flowers that have NOT been sprayed with chemicals).

Layer the granulated sugar with aromatic edibles like scented geranium leaves, rose petals, orange and lemon peel (first set out for a day to dry), or vanilla beans. Mix small batches, and let them sit for a few days in tightly sealed jars while the scents infuse the sugar. It also makes an unusual present for whomever you think could use a little sweetness.

Some ideas:
– vanilla sugar
– citrus (lemon, lime or oranges) sugar
– lavender sugar
– ginger sugar
– mint sugar
– coffee beans sugar

 

Blogger outfits of the week

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Every monday I make a selection of the best blogger outfits of last week. This week again some amazing outfits of really lovely bloggers. I think all the outfits are gorgeous, but if I have to choose I guess my favourites are the ones from Style Scrapbook (love the cardigan & jeans!) and Fashionvibes all white outfit. Which one is your favourite?

Missed previous parts of ‘Blogger outfits of the week’? Click here.

Fashionvibe, blogger outfitCats and Rocking Chairs, blogger outfit
Hanna Stefansson, blogger outfit5 inch and up, blogger outfit
Lisaplace, blogger outfitHarper & Harley, blogger outfit
Collage VintageFashionvibe, blogger outfit
Cats and Rocking ChairsSincerely, Jules, blogger outfit
sabo skirt, blogger outfitSushi Pedro, blogger outfit

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Blogger outfits of the week

adenorah, blogger outfit

This week’s favourites. I think they’re all amazing, but I definitely fell in love with the ultra feminine & chic outfit of Harper & Harley, my newest blog discovery. What do you think, are there any outfits you would wanna wear?

(picture on homepage is from K is for Kani)

Tuula, blogger outfitHarper & Harley, blogger outfit
Collage Vintage, blogger outfit
Cheyenne meets Chanelle blog de mok, blogger outfit
Collage Vintage, blogger outfit
Just like Sushi, blogger outfitle blog de betty, blogger outfit
buytheway, blogger outfit
Fashionata, blogger outfitFashion Squad, blogger outfit

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Festival outfits

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Summer is coming, and so are the festivals! Don’t know what to wear? Don’t worry, I’ve selected some amazing outfits you can wear at festivals. The most important thing is that the outfit must look careless and be comfortable. I think the perfect items for a festival are: denim shorts, girly short dresses, allstars, fringes, maxi skirts, floral, boots and leggings. Wear your hair down, add some accessories (long necklaces, sunglasses, headbands) and you’re done! Oh, and girls: no heels! 😉

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Shopping // Queen’s Day on eBay

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Het duurt nog even, maar Koninginnedag komt er weer aan! Genoeg tijd om nog na te denken over wat je gaat doen op deze dag, maar vooral ook: wat ga je dragen? Vind het zelf wel altijd leuk om je dan ook in het oranje te kleden, ook al is het maar een klein detail. Vind het persoonlijk alleen wel zonde om daar veel geld aan uit te geven omdat ik de rest van het jaar geen oranje draag, dus dan is eBay de ideale oplossing. Hier vind je zeer goedkope kleding, waaronder soms ook érg leuke dingen, maar verwacht alleen geen uitmuntende kwaliteit. Ik heb even rondgestruind op eBay, op zoek naar goedkope oranje kleding onder de 10 dollar, en hierboven zie je mijn favorieten. Nog veel meer oranje kleding onder de 10 dollar (met free shipping!) vind je hier.

Mocht je willen bestellen voor Koninginnedag raad ik je wel aan om dat zo snel mogelijk te doen (liefst vandaag nog), omdat het zeker een paar weken kan duren voordat je je bestelling ontvangt. Let bij het bestellen op de verzendkosten naar Nederland (het beste kies je voor ‘free worldwide shipping’ en kijk ook even naar de feedback die anderen bij deze verkoper hebben achtergelaten. Oh, en let goed op de maten, Aziatische kleding valt over het algemeen erg klein, en ‘one size’ kleding is vaak alleen geschikt voor mensen met een kleine maat.

English: In the Netherlands we celebrate Queen’s Day on 30 April, and on this day we all wear orange. I searched around on eBay for some nice orange clothes under 10 dollar, and above you can find my favourites. All with free wordwide shipping! For even more cheap orange clothing, click here.

 
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Shopping // mirrored glasses

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1. Super Sunglasses  //  2. Calvin Klein  //  3. Westward Leaning  //  4. Le Specs  //  5. Le Specs  //  6. ASOS

 

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Shopping // Oysho in Holland!

I’m really excited, because last night, just in time before the sale started, I discovered that Oysho -one of my favourite shops- finally launched an online shop for the Netherlands! And how to start better than with a sale?  I can’t tell how happy I am! 🙂

And of course I immediately placed an order:


Fleck scarf with stripes € 16,99  |  Retro suitcase with cute bird lining € 39,95  |  Snug bootie-style socks € 19,95

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Travel // Turkey

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Izmir

Afgelopen september is mijn zusje in Turkije geweest om daar 3 weken lang rond te reizen. De ‘souvenirs’ die ze voor mij had meegenomen heb je al in een eerdere post kunnen zien, maar ik wilde ook graag een aantal foto’s van deze reis met jullie delen. Ze heeft de volgende route afgelegd, waarbij ze ook een bezoekje aan het Griekse eiland Chios bracht:

Izmir – Çeşme – Chios – Şirince – Efes – Akçay – Istanbul – Antalya – Beyşehir – Çamlık

De meest bijzondere plekken tijdens deze reis waren het dorpje Pyrgi op het Griekse eiland Chios en Şirince, een schattig klein dorpje in de provincie Izmir. Juist de kleinere, wat meer onbekende plekken zijn vaak het leukst om te ontdekken. Het zijn behoorlijk wat foto’s, dus veel plezier!

English: last September my little sister went to Turkey to travel around for 3 weeks. You can find some of the pictures from this trip in this post. Enjoy! 

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Çeşme – Ilıca strand

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Çeşme – Alaçatı (dorp)

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Çeşme – Alaçatı haven

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Lunch tijdens een boottocht in Çeşme

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Kydonia restaurant in Alaçatı, Çeşme (ondertussen is dit heerlijke restaurant verhuisd naar Istanbul)

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Kydonia schelpen & artisjokharten bij restaurant Kydonia in Alaçatı, Çeşme

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Dorpje Pyrgi op het Griekse eiland Chios

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Winkeltje in het kleine dorpje Şirince, in de provincie Izmir

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Efes – Celsus library

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links // ingemaakte groente op de dinsdagmarkt,de grootste markt van Istanbul in de wijk Kadikoy
rechts // bloedzuigers te koop op de markt in Eminönü (Istanbul), schijnt goed te zijn voor van alles en nog wat… Ik moet er persoonlijk niet aan denken.

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Dolmabahçe Sarayı – Istanbul

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Meloenen te koop langs de weg, in de buurt van Beyşehir ( provincie Konya)

All images by my sister.

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