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K25 STOCKHOLM

June 14th, 2014

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Foodcourts. Often uninviting places with fluorescent light where you don’t go for some inspiration. Then there’s K25 in Stockholm. Foodcourt new style. With a fantastic design: you don’t have a large open space with uninviting chairs and tables, but several corners to sit down. For example, immediately to the left of the entrance you will find magazines hanging on the wall for you to read when you order a cup of coffee from Kura Cafe from New Zealand. There are long communal tables where you can get a burger of Vigarda. There is Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: DESIGN KWARTIER DEN HAAG

May 16th, 2014

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Today I went to The Hague for Design kwartier, a new festival with a focus on slow design, food and lifestyle. In the Zeeheldenkwartier, an up and coming area in The Hague, you will find a lot of pop up shops, food events and you can see what the designers who live here are working on right now. I love to share my favorite discoveries with you:

Let’s start with the one thing you can’t miss and that’s an inside look at how the editor-in-chief of Eigen Huis & Interieur (a Dutch interior magazine) lives. She opened the doors of her home and well: you immediately get why she’s working in the design business. It’s a Read more…


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NEW SPOT: CHEVAL BLANC RANDHELI MALDIVES

April 29th, 2014

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you want to follow in Kate & William’s footsteps. The Royal couple recently hired the Cheval Blanc Randheli for their holiday.
  2. If you are into a romantic getaway – this is definitely honeymoon material.
  3. If you like to eat: they have eight restaurants. And ofcourse a fantastic spa.

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TRIED & TESTED: NOMAD SYDNEY

April 26th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Nomad is located in Surry Hills and when I enter the restaurant the whole bar is full of wine glasses and wine bottles. This afternoon, there’s a wine tasting going on, so they are already preparing the event. The restaurant is not only a good place to try the Australian cuisine, but also the wines coming from Australia. And if you know that chef Nathan Sasi previously worked for Heston Blumenthal’s Dinner, I don’t need to explain something about the quality of the food. That’s outstanding. What they want Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: GAZI MELBOURNE

April 25th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

The pots on the ceiling. No less than 4000 (!) of them. You almost get dizzy when you look at it. From the manager of Gazi I learned that the entire installation was made in a large hangar and from there they moved it with a truck to the restaurant where they had to attach it to the ceiling. It has to be made this way because how else would you get the wave motion in the installation? It’s very impressive! But what I also find very impressive is Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: EXTRA VIRGIN PIZZA SINGAPORE

April 9th, 2014

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Most striking feature:

Just like Wheeler’s Yard this spot isn’t really located in the center of Singapore (at United Square), but as I described earlier, the homemade Strawberry Basil Soda was to die for. So delicious. And since your day evolves around food in Singapore I had to try something of their menu, although I already had lunch at another address. So I’ve tried the panna cotta with chocolate and that was really good too. Extra Virgin Pizza is a new style pizzeria: no red/white checkered tablecloths, but a sleek interior with nifty details. You can go

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TRIED & TESTED: BALLS & GLORY ANTWERP

December 30th, 2013

Balls & Glory Antwerp

Most striking feature:

Their meatballs ofcourse. Balls & Glory began their mission of introducing the finest meatballs to the Belgium public in Ghent a few years ago (and after that in Brugge). When I was there last year there was a line of people waiting to get in. That shows how popular they are. Wim Ballieu (what’s in a name?) is the owner and recently won a Golden Palm for most innovative restaurant concept with Balls & Glory. There wasn’t a lot of time to celebrate because he had to work on the opening in Antwerp. The newest Balls & Glory is Read more…


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TRIED & TESTED: HOLYBELLY PARIS

November 25th, 2013

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Most striking feature:

The interior, the service, the graphic design, the perfect breakfast? Holybelly Paris opened a few weeks ago in the area around Canal Saint Martin. I spoke with one of the owners called Nico and he told me that he and his girlfriend went to Melbourne for quite some time. He worked as a (food) photographer for magazines such as Kinfolk, but the Melbourne coffee culture got him badly. He learned everything there is to know about coffee and how to make it. So when the couple travelled back to Paris, they decided to open Holybelly: to bring a bit of Melbourne into Paris. It’s not all about good coffee, because the Read more…


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NEW SPOT: FLIPBOARD CAFE MELBOURNE

November 6th, 2013

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3 reasons to go there:

  1. For excellent coffee and scrumptious healthy food.
  2. If you like to see their beautiful Read more…

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TRIED & TESTED: STAMPPIET EINDHOVEN

October 21st, 2013

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Most striking feature:

Hundreds of blue shirts. StampPiet Eindhoven is a temporary restaurant during the Dutch Design Week. A project by Piet Bergman and his girlfriend, and fashion designer, Mascha van Wely. She’s responsible for the design of the place and was in big need of blue shirts. So she could use the mail-system of Philips and in a short time she collected 600 (!) shirts. Most of them hang above the tables, but you also see them hanging on a rack, on a big pile of folded around a chair. Piet loves creative food concepts (they also hosted a restaurant at the design fair in Milan and next to StampPiet, he also does Read more…


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