O lord the first month of 2017 has about to come to an end! How frinkly fast! Here a quick peek of my recent life, enjoy scrolling down! It's still quite an after holiday blogpost one NYE, food and small hauls!
Jeetjemina! De eerste maand van 2017 komt alweer bijna ten einde! Hoe snel gaan we wel niet joh. Daarom hieronder een samenvatting in vogelvlucht van mijn recente leven. De onderwerpen die de boventoon heeft is het Nieuwjaar, feestmaaltijden en kleine aankoopjes!
Sweet holiday gifts
Just a little shout out mentioning
Carmen from Craftyqueens.nl has send me such a generous parcel! Thank you so much! My favorite is of course this picture of us that Carmen took of our Antwerp trip. I still need to find and buy a nice frame for it.
Here I have recorded myself and created a video message where I thanked Audrey for the sweet post I have received!
The Cat You and Us also has spoiled me with little yummy treats and a lovely card! Thank you guys!
Stephanie really surprised me with this parcel that was filled with goodies! Thank you so much! One of the things I want to better myself in 2017 was to organize and this planner was like a gift from the heart!
First meal after NYE
I`ve spent my NYE with my best friend and the very next day we decided to start 2017 fresh and new with a good meal. And we went straight with a 3 course menu!
We dined at Van Der Valk which is a Dutch hotel chain which me and my bestie know for sure it`s open at New Years day since it was a hotel. For starters my friend picked the carpaccio salad while I picked the smoked salmon with wasabi mayo which is incredible nice and generous in portion!
For our main we chose a seafood platter that me and my bestie shared. I was disappointed to hear that the described scallops were out of stock and it got replaced with cockles. The next disappointment was how cold the platter and food was. I love love seafood but this main was just a méh.
With good starter dishes and a disappointing main we luckily ended our after-NYE meal with a good dessert! It was a tasting dessert plate with: chocolate mousse, crème brûlée, coffee, cream, biscuits, cakes and a glass of coffee liquor. It was almost a mini high tea and a good one too!
Don`t forget CNY!
Chinese New Year is still happening in Asia right now and as having a feast and good food is a tradition, giving and receiving new things is also a tradition with CNY. And so I have selfgifted myself with Lush products (yay for 50% off) such as this creamy handbar and a nice liptint.
My favorite shop
My favorite shop is HAY which I have discovered along with G. in Rotterdam! Of course I have selfgifted myself here at HAY too!
HAY is basically a modern shop that sells stationery, home decor and
For papa dearest I have gifted him his first smart phone ever! Papa is learning how to Whatsapp and to take selfies which is ridiculously funny.
At my friends and her cats // the only time I go to McDonald`s are for their ice cream & veggie burger // me and A. trying out massage chairs which was diviiiine!
Home is where the...
Where me-time is productive time. Where food is prepared, creativity is being challenged and things are made.
Vintage shop = candy shop
A tiny cozy vintage shop called `Galerie de Cleene Houttuyn` which I also shortly visited after NY and it was still in Christmas ambiance!
No #peekintomylife blog post without a bit of my work update. Here I want to share you guys with the New Years reception at my work!
My happy C`s in the world: cafés, coffee, and cats!
Wooncafé - Middelburg - The Netherlands
My friend A. got the `tonka bean latte` and I got the `cinnamon sunset` which is basically a latte with cinnamon. Very delicious!