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Looking Back on 2014

December 20th, 2014

It’s quite funny but when you have a blog it is much easier to look back on what happened this year than without one. So writing a post about this topic starts with going back about 22 pages and reading my first blog post of the year. This year started with Essentials and after moving from Madrid to the Netherlands in the middle of the year, I had to size down on a lot of stuff to make it there sane. It went much easier after I found a good and cheap shipping service but many things didn’t make it here. Essentials have become my favourite words when it comes to have a functional wardrobe and home. Even now I hardly buy something without asking if it is really needed and where it is going to be stored.

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My Working Space – Japanese Style

October 6th, 2014

Huelsta Low Desk Japanese

Once you found the perfect furniture, you can’t get enough of it. This coffee table/working space/design wonder is my favorite piece of furniture in our apartment (our huge wardrobe hasn’t arrived, yet so you understand why it didn’t get first place). This table is quite pretty but it is also smart and spacious. It has a 3D effect with the moveable glass piece in the middle. It creates another space under the top piece for books and magazines, makes them visible and creates another space for drinks and plates. When we ordered our living room wall system we actually had a different color in mind but it wouldn’t have matched with the table which is only available in this kind of brown. So to have the table we changed the color of our wall system, which turned out to be the better choice in the end.

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How to get up and get dressed #12: Autumn Coolness

September 29th, 2014

monday dressing inspiration

The last week of late summer started with clouds and a grey sky nobody will envy us for. It’s not very cold nor does it rain but neither do we see a glimpse a sunshine. So there is no better way of starting this autumn weather than dressing accordingly. I had a lot of training wearing my wool stockings, high boots and winter felt jacket this summer already. This combination of cashmere, felt and leather is my favorite so far. If possible I wouldn’t take of this pullover anymore for some time in the future but life is not fair. Your best things won’t last forever and the worst always hide in the back of your closet, right? Well I will be buying cashmere again, definitely this winter. What’s your favorite winter piece this year? (more…)

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How to get up and get dressed #11

September 23rd, 2014

monday dressing inspiration

Summer seems to fade away turning into a distant memory while winter is approaching. Today I present you one of my favorite summer combinations, that well is quite classic. A white shirt, golden linen shorts, roman sandals, a color statement clutch and a not so small pearl necklace. If worn over-sized, it looks cool and relaxed all I need in summer.

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Welcome back, summer!

September 18th, 2014

Terrace Gardening

I admit I was wearing winter clothes in August, the whole package: boots, hat, wool pants, cashmere sweater and coat…depressing right? Well it were two weeks of freezing 15 and less degrees in the Netherlands (I wasn’t surprised that much) but now I am. Summer is back in September and I really regret not having any fruit trees in my hot garden, it gets up to 30˚C in the sun…and we have brick walls…so extra warm weather here. I am getting back to blogging after a month of holiday and I also will go back to the normal routine, non-gardening stuff and into the depths of life basically. For the moment the last pics of my garden which turned out pretty well I think. Another cleaning and it should be done for this year.

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Gardening Holidays

August 29th, 2014

Garden August

I ended up neglecting any updates while I was out on the terrace…but I’ve got some photographic evidence of my gardening progress.

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