I'm off! See you in about a week.

maandag 17 juni 2013

Window shopping: Waistcoats (a la Daphne Zuniga)

donderdag 13 juni 2013

Remember Daphne Zuniga? Better known as Jo from Melrose place? I was fifteen when the show first aired and I thought Jo was so cool. A successful photographer, living alone, dating Jake, riding on the back of his Harley. For some reason she always wore a waistcoat of some sort. Paired with jeans and a t-shirt or, for a more feminine look, with flowery dresses. Either way, I wanted to look just like her. Luckily, in those days, I could still steal waistcoats from my dad's closet.

To this day, I still like the classic borrowed-from-my-dad waistcoat. And I also still wear the same sleeveless denim jacket I bought about 20 years ago. I just like the nonchalant effect this extra layer gives an outfit. This season I had my eye on a sparkly, gypsy looking one. I found it at Zara (No. 5), but I also found some other great ones for you on the internet:
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What's cooking: feta & watermelon salad

woensdag 12 juni 2013

My apologies if I'm forcing too much of my anticipatory pleasure about my upcoming holiday on you. But, since the weather in Holland is pretty nice too, I'm hoping I'll be forgiven. Since it's Wednesday (recipe day), I thought I would post a nice Greek recipe. Problem is: I don't really cook Greek food. The only thing I ever make is a Greek salad and everybody knows how to make that. So, here's a variation for you on the traditional version:

Feta-Watermelon-Black Olive Salad  

I know this salad may sound weird, but I've tried it and it's really nice and refreshing. It's a recipe by Nigella Lawson, one of my favorite chefs. Here's how you make it.

Summer reads

maandag 10 juni 2013

I'm leaving for Greece in a week, so yesterday I spend my afternoon roaming the bookstore for some good holiday reads. After careful consideration I've picked these four to come and spend their summer on the beach with me.

I can't tell you if they're any good yet, but this is what they're about:

Lisa Jewell is my go to author when I feel like reading some chick lit. Some of her books are traditional 'boy meets girl' stories, but others (like this one, I suspect) just have a main character that is a girl and are easy to read. This is what Amazon says about the book.

Wonder, by P.J. Palacio, was written as a children's book, but according to the reviews it will appeal to all ages. The only children's book I've read as an adult is 'Stargirl' by Jerry Spinelly and I really liked that, so I'm hoping for something along those lines. This is what Amazon says about the book.
The unlikely pilgrimage of Harold Fry, by Rachel Joyce, caught my eye because of the title. And then the back flap read: "When Harold Fry leaves home one morning to post a letter, with his wife hoovering upstairs, he has no idea that he is about to walk from one end of the country to the other." Now that made me curious. This is what Amazon says about the book.

I always like a book that has music as a theme. They're usually about guys that have an intense passion for music and struggle with the fact that their own (love)lives are not living up to the lyrics of their favorite songs. It seems to be a recipe for nostalgia and unlikely heroes. (Thanks to 'High Fidelity', in my head, the main characters always look like John Cusack). Telegraph Avenue, by Michael Charbon, is about two guys that run an all vinyl record shop which existence is threatened by the arrival of a music megastore. This is what Amazon says about the book.

30 songs for a sun-filled weekend

vrijdag 7 juni 2013

"In the summertime, when the weather is hot.." Nothing sets the mood like some summer music, so I've made you a playlist for the weekend. And now, off..

Inspired: Beach house vs Surf shack

donderdag 6 juni 2013

We cannot all live in beachfront property, but there's no harm in pretending like we do by giving our interior a little "beach house vibe". As always when it comes to interior decorating I will look at all white, stylish houses admiringly, thinking: "This is the kind of house I want to live in when I grow up". 
Sources: Left // Right
Meanwhile knowing that I will not be able to control myself and end up with something a little more like this..


What's cooking: Ginger/Lemon Spritzer

woensdag 5 juni 2013

Summer is finally here. Bring out the refreshments!

My favorite (non-alcoholic) summer drink has got to be the ginger/lemon spritzer.

Just fill a tall glass with some ice, sparkling water and the juice of one lemon. Then add a good splash of ginger syrup (how much really is a matter of taste).

Add some fresh mint if you have it.



maandag 3 juni 2013

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