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I’M GOING TO STOCKHOLM, ANY TIPS?

June 3rd, 2014

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This afternoon I’m going to Stockholm. I fell in love with this city when I was there for the last time in 2011. I visited Stockholm late November and I’ve experienced the ultimate Christmas spirit. Apart from the atmosphere, the shops were selling great Christmas presents. Papercut for magazines, Stockholm Design House for interior design and Hope for fashion. Now it’s almost Summer, so I expect to see a totally different Stockholm. More sun and more things happening outside. Ofcourse the cool design shops, restaurants and hotels remain super cool, but because there were so many new spots opening the last couple of months, I thought it was time for an update. So the next few days I will be walking through the Capital of Scandinavia and spotting great new restaurants and shops and I’m staying in three new and very cool hotels.

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I’M GOING TO MYKONOS, ANY TIPS?

May 5th, 2014

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Right now I’m flying with Transavia to Mykonos to stay a week at the beautiful San Giorgio Hotel. Two years ago I went to Skiathos, Skopelos and Alonnisos and I loved it. The beautiful clear blue water, the food, the people: I had to go back to Greece someday to explore more islands. Then designhotels.com introduced their newest pop-up hotel called the San Giorgio Hotel and Read more…


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I’M GOING TO SINGAPORE, ANY TIPS?

March 26th, 2014

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This time I’m gonna follow the advice of the Dalai Lama - Go at least once a year to a place you have never been before – and travel to Singapore. I’ve never been to this amazing city which is called the gateway to Asia. But I’ve got a lot of fantastic places I want to visit and share it with you for your next trip. From restaurants to shops and from cool coffee places to hotels. Tomorrow I’m boarding the airplane of Singapore Airlines and fly to Singapore to see the Marina Bay Sands, go to the World Gourmet Summit and visit places like the Wanderlust Hotel, Mex Out and Kith Cafe.

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I’M GOING TO MELBOURNE, ANY TIPS?

March 9th, 2014

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After a week of spotting in Sydney I’m travelling to Melbourne today to discover the latest restaurants, hotels and shops. I will stay at the Ovolo Hotel right in the middle of the city so I can just wake up and start spotting immediately! Ofcourse I’m bringing my phone to immediately share the things I come across. Like Tomboy, Gazi and Fonda Mexican (pictured above). Follow me on Instagram for all the details.  Read more…


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I’M GOING TO SYDNEY, ANY TIPS?

February 28th, 2014

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For me Australia is where it all started. At the age of 20 (12 years ago) I travelled to Australia as a backpacker. It was my first long journey and I arrived at a wet T-shirt contest on the first night. I thought: oh no, that’s not going to happen. I might not have a millionaires budget, but I’m gonna find the more special places down under. And that’s how I travelled for seven months through Australia, in search for cool spots. It may sound as a far-away destination but it definitely is an influencer in the world of hotspots. We’re now all doing the hanging plant thing, but have you seen The Commons in Sydney already? Open for years now (I wrote about it in 2010) and I’m sure they are already thinking about doing something else. Look at the coffee culture: Toby’s Estate opened their doors in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Parisian owner of Holybelly was a photographer when he arrived in Melbourne and got influenced by the coffee virus Down Under and he opened a cafe in Paris to bring a bit of Melbourne to France. And why is Federal Cafe in Barcelona such a success? Because the owners come from Australia and they decided to bring the open windows, coffee culture and delicious pies to Sant Antoni. That’s the reason I have to see Sydney (and after that Melbourne) and visit all those new spots that opened after my last visit and share my experiences with you! I hope you’re just as excited as I am.

12 years ago Cathay Pacific was the airline to bring me to Australia and now they are gonna bring me there again! Travelling in their brand new Premium Economy Class (follow me tomorrow on Twitter to read all about my experience) to Hong Kong first. That’s the perfect stop-over destination so I can visit Yardbird again and stay at the fantastic Hotel ICON and after that I’m off to Sydney to stay at the superb QT Sydney.

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I’M GOING TO MEXICO, ANY TIPS?

February 7th, 2014

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And after the winter in New York, I’m going to the white sandy beaches of Tulum. And in particular to Papaya Playa Project! A hotel I want to visit for ages already – since they opened as a pop up hotel by designhotels.com.  And ofcourse I’m bringing my telephone – no we’re not going on a digital detox holiday – so be prepared for an overload of beach, sea and sun pictures. Just to boost your Vitamin D levels and to inspire you to go there yourself one day!

Join me on Instagram to travel with me to Tulum.

And ofcourse I love to hear about your recommendations. What can’t I miss in that area? Let me know!

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I’M GOING TO NEW YORK, ANY TIPS?

February 1st, 2014

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Today is the day! I’m going to New York. And I can’t wait. Since my last visit there are so many new spots I want to visit so I can’t wait to see places like the Musket Room, the Butcher’s Daughter and Atrium in real life. When I was in NY in 2012 the Wythe Hotel just opened its doors and although I made a report, I didn’t sleep there. And that’s something I’m gonna do this time!

Wanna travel with me to New York? Join me on Instagram and I will take you with me through Nolita, Tribeca and Williamsburg. See you there tomorrow! 

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I’M GOING TO MADRID, ANY TIPS?

January 15th, 2014

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I’ve started the new year with Tried & Tested’s in Amsterdam (Hotel Dwars and Misc Store), Overveen (Pizza Revolution) Rotterdam (Nhow Hotel) and Nijmegen (de Meesterproef) and the next couple of days I will explore Madrid. The last time I was there was in 2012 and there are so many cool new addresses that I hope to inspire you with a new trip to the capital of Spain! 

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I’M GOING TO PARIS, ANY TIPS?

November 19th, 2013

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While I’m actually still dreaming of my night at concept store Merci in June, I will enter the Thalys tomorrow again in search for new addresses. So yes, the classic Pinterest quote ‘Paris is always a good idea’ works for this trip as well. There are already a number of things I’m looking forward to. To start with my stay at Hotel Paradis. A lovely hotel in Read more…


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I’M GOING TO LONDON, ANY TIPS?

September 23rd, 2013

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London, London, London. If you haven’t been there for a month, you already run hopelessly behind regarding the coolest spots in the city. My last visit dates back to December, so you can imagine how much I want to go! I’m looking forward to visit the first (yes, blame it on me but I assume that they are gonna open more of them in the future) Ace Hotel in Europe. I wonder if Hally’s is just as beautiful as these pictures show. And I’m already wondering how the bed in One Leicester Street feels like after a day of spotting. Next week you can expect the London Week on Petite Passport, but everyone who wants to come with me to London now, jump in my digital suitcase and travel with me via Instagram. Let’s Read more…


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