Posts Tagged‘The Netherlands’

Monet’s postcards

Travel is inspirational in so many ways. But, when you’re an artist it could be transferred into a beautiful pieces of art, too. So many great poems and stories were written about travel. So many beautiful paintings were inspired by it, as well. I’ve chosen here a few paintings a famous Impressionist Claude Monet made during some of his travels. Some of them really made a beautiful postcards. Monet’s postcards French painter Claude Monet travelled a lot around the Europe. He was one of the first painters that started painting outside of his studio. So, of course, he made many paintings…

My year in 12 photos

Another year is behind us! Well, I am quite satisfied with this one, so I hope that 2017 will be even better. I started my own business, bought an apartment and met some nice people who become a dear friends. I started to blog more, went on my first blogging conference in London, had first collaboration on it and finished a blogging course which helped me a lot in starting to think of my blog more seriously. And I traveled a lot! I went on some great trips in 2016! I can’t even decide which one I liked the most. So,…

Christmas Markets in the Netherlands (with 2016 Agenda)

There is a common opinion that the Netherlands doesn’t have much to offer in terms of the Christmas markets. But, it’s so not true! There are many events organized during the December, with vintage Christmas markets that will transfer you back to the beginning of the 20th century or the ones located in castles or even underground caves. There are an ice skating fields in almost every city, with many Christmas concerts, Santa’s visits and a shopping opportunities for the nice Christmas presents. Since I am a bit crazy about Christmas markets myself, I did my research here and compiled a list…

Jewelry inspired by different sceneries

A few days ago I went to the launch of new Analogie Jewelry collection ‘A Piece of Earth’. Event was held at cozy MICA coffee bar in Haarlem which was very suitable venue for it. Its designer Nahla already had collections inspired by traveling and different cultures (you can see more about her story here). But, this one really stands out with its simplicity and amazing reflection of motifs in jewelry. Nahla found inspiration in five different locations; Ethiopia, China, Australia, Turkey and the North pole. She then looked for gems that are trully representing colors and shapes of its sceneries. It is…

Experience Amsterdam like a local with this six ideas

The down side of visiting big popular cities is that they are very often full of tourist traps. And it can easily happened that you are paying too much for the services, waiting for hours in a queues in front of the museums and ending up with completely wrong impression of the city. That’s why I made a list of six ideas that will help you to enjoy in Amsterdam like a local. #1 – Admire the canals on a private small boat One of the best ways to explore Amsterdam is by taking the canal cruise. And why not make…