Best of 2012

BEST OF 2012 IN DESIGN, HOTSPOTS & TRAVEL

December 21st, 2012

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The last couple of days I’ve showed you the most popular posts on Petite Passport. Posts with the most views. The addresses YOU liked most. And now it’s my time to make a list of MY favorite discoveries of 2012. Places who were on my wish list for months and I finally had the chance to see. Places that made me fall in love with every single detail. The chairs in the restaurant. The clothes on the racks. The perfect mattras. Even the toilet (thank you Mister Starck for the toilets at Ma Cocotte). I feel privileged to travel the world, showing you the most beautiful places and by seeing the amount of visitors raising I love to dream away by the thought that I someday, maybe, can make a living out of it. So thank you for being there, supporting me and travelling to all those fantastic places the world has to offer (and aren’t in a guidebook yet).

BEST FOR ROMANCE
Let’s start in January. The first day of the year my boyfriend surprised me Read more…


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MOST POPULAR INSTAGRAM IMAGES OF 2012

December 20th, 2012

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I don’t know if we will use Instagram in 2013 because of the privacy settings, but 2012 was a spectacular year for that online photo app. I’ve shared a lot of behind-the-scenes pictures on it and I love to share the 10 most liked.

1. Figaro Barcelona

See the photo on top of this post. Perfect place for burgers and Read more…


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READERS ON THE ROAD! THE WINNER IS…

December 20th, 2012

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Last week I’ve asked you to send in pictures of spots you’ve visited because of Petite Passport. Thank you for such a massive response. It’s so good for me to see that it actually works what I’m doing. That it’s not only inspiration, but you add the places to your wishlist and go there as soon as it’s possible. Love you all for that! Anyway: there was a contest attached to it as well. I’ve promised to let the openings photo win. So congratulations, Jasmijn, your first Christmas present is in. You’re the winner of the Elephant Organiser from i/Object by sending in this photo you took at Merci in Paris

I love to invite you to read the rest of this post, because it will take you from Eindhoven to Porto and from Read more…


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MOST POPULAR SHOPS OF 2012

December 19th, 2012

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It’s the end of the year and that means: list-making. This week you will find all kind of lists here on Petite Passport. Today I love to share the most popular (which means: most viewed by the reader of Petite Passport) shops. Congratulations to all those risk-taken owners who opened a new and beautiful shop last year!

1. Cotton Cake Amsterdam

Concept store in the Pijp where you can buy beautiful clothes, eat cake or Read more…


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MOST POPULAR RESTAURANTS OF 2012

December 18th, 2012

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It’s the end of the year and that means: list-making. This week you will find all kind of lists here on Petite Passport. Today I love to share the most popular (which means: most viewed by the reader of Petite Passport) restaurants. Congratulations to all those risk-taken owners who opened a new restaurant last year!

1. Cafe Modern Amsterdam

Simplistic cafe in Amsterdam-Noord where

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MOST POPULAR HOTELS OF 2012

December 17th, 2012

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It’s the end of the year and that means: list-making. This week you will find all kind of lists here on Petite Passport. Starting with the most popular (which means: most viewed by the reader of Petite Passport) hotels. Congratulations to all those risk-taken hotel-owners who opened a new hotel last year. And two ‘older’ hotels who are still popular.

1. Maison Rika Amsterdam 

Only two, beautiful designed by Ulrika Lundgren of fashion label Rika, rooms in the center of Amsterdam. Read more…


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BEST OF NOVEMBER 2012

December 3rd, 2012

Hello (cold) December: love to see what you will bring in terms of the coolest spots on earth. But first a recap of November. I did some spotting in Barcelona, Amsterdam. Delft and London. And was awarded as blogger for Red’s Hot Women Awards and Viva400 (didn’t win though, but the recognition for my blog is worth way more). In December I will blog about London, Gent and will bring you the best of the best lists at the end of the year.

But first: the most popular posts on Petite Passport itself:

1. Bar Spek Amsterdam Read more…


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BEST OF OCTOBER 2012

November 1st, 2012

Bye bye October, hello November. For me October was the month of recognition by the nominations as a blogger for Red’s Hot Women Awards and VIVA400. I did some spotting in Paris, Amsterdam, Eindhoven and Rotterdam. The post I was most proud of was Ma Cocotte in Paris. There weren’t any pictures online yet when I published it, because the restaurant was only open for a few days. That’s the feeling journalists get when they have a political scoop I guess. If I find a gem like this my heart starts pounding faster, I soak up the interior as if it’s a chocolate fondant and I’m like: ‘Yes, I’m gonna make my readers so happy’!

So what did you liked best this month? Most popular posts on Petite Passport:

1. Koko Coffee & Design Amsterdam
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BEST OF: SEPTEMBER 2012

October 1st, 2012

Don’t you think time flies? We are talking about October again, and for my idea it’s still feels like August. October is a good month to do a citytrip to a perfect autumn destination isn’t? Like New York, Paris or fly to a place with a nice temperature like Lisbon. For me, my travel plans are open. Have to fly back to Barcelona, drive my car back to Rotterdam (maybe with a stop in Paris?) and I really want to go to Eindhoven during the Dutch Design Week at the end of the month. Maybe October is a good time to update all those new spots in the Netherlands I couldn’t visit when I was abroad. Or plan another trip to London. What are your plans?

Last month also marked the beginning of the new feature called FAVORITES. A list of spots you really have to go when you’re in Barcelona, Paris, New York or Amsterdam. All Tried & Tested by me. Those city guides were immediately the most popular posts of September. So the spots mentioned below are the spots who got a lot of attention from you my readers, thanks!

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BEST OF AUGUST 2012

August 31st, 2012

Hello September! September feels like a new begin. Schools begin, you can buy a new Moleskine and fill it with your new travel plans and stores fill up with the new collections. For me this month begins with a week of being unplugged (more about that later today), a trip to Amsterdam (still enjoying the weather in Barcelona the rest of the month) and a trip to London (yes!!!). Before I ask about your plans, the most popular posts and destinations of August:

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