Posts Tagged ‘London’


July 5th, 2014


Bye bye June, hello July! We’re already half way in 2014. Time goes so fast! I’m really curious what your Summer plans are. Where are you spending your vacation? I hope you got some inspiration out of Petite Passport!

My month started in Stockholm where I’ve tried three new hotels (the HTL Hotels, the Miss Clara Hotel and the Story Hotel Signalfabriken) and discovered great interior shops like Dusty Deco II in Hornstull and Lotta Agaton (read more about Stockholm here). And the month ended with a long holiday in Ibiza where I also found some interesting spots. Like the new Beachouse on Playa d’en Bossa and Cotton Beach Club in the West of the island. Enjoy your Summer!

Most popular posts of June 2014:

1. Hotel de Hallen Amsterdam

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June 2nd, 2014


Bye bye May, hello June! I hope you had a wonderful month in terms of travelling. Where did you go? Did you discover a fantastic new spot? Love to hear about it!

My month started with a trip to the more than beautiful San Giorgio Hotel in Mykonos. Not only the communal spaces were so inspiring, but the room was also a place to reflect, sleep well and charge my batteries. After that I went to the Designkwartier in The Hague and discovered a lovely shop called the Fine Store. I went to Barcelona and had lunch in two of my favorites restaurants: Big Fish and Toto. In Amsterdam I made a pit stop for the new Hotel de Hallen and Felix & Foam at the beginning of the month. Tomorrow I’m off to Read more…



May 1st, 2014


Bye bye April, hello May! I hope you had a wonderful month in terms of travelling. Where did you go? Did you discover a fantastic new spot? Love to hear about it!

My month started in Singapore where I was invited by Singapore Airlines to discover the city who’s almost turning 50 (in 2015). One of the best discoveries was Wheeler’s Yard, a cafe and bike shop somewhat outside the city center. But I also love to visit Bloesem’s shop (design), Chye Seng Huat Hardware (coffee) and the wonderful Wanderlust Hotel. After that I had the time to visit Haarlem for Portrait, a beautiful concept store, and Amsterdam for the Brainy Days store. I went to Barcelona for some days in the sun and together with my boyfriend we Read more…

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December 17th, 2013


It’s the end of the year and that means: list-making. This week you will find here the best spots of 2013 on Petite Passport. Starting with the most popular hotels of 2013 (which means: most viewed by you, the readers of Petite Passport). Congratulations to all those risk-taken hotel-owners who opened a new hotel last year.  Read more…

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November 1st, 2013


Bye bye October, hello November! I hope you had a lovely month in terms of travelling. Where did you go? What did you see? I started the month in London and discovered many new addresses like the new Ace Hotel and Whyte & Brown. After London I went to Antwerp for a day and the week after that I was surprised by the talents spotted on the Dutch Design Week. Most special was the restaurant called StamPiet. A pop up restaurant decorated with hundreds of blue shirts. And I wasn’t the only one who thought the restaurant looked stunning because it was the most popular post of October as well. I have to thank my boyfriend for saying that we really had to stop there as well, because otherwise I wouldn’t have found it at all (it wasn’t located on the main hub of the Dutch Design Week). Eindhoven is one of my favorite cities in The Netherlands and couldn’t be complete without a dinner at Radio Royaal. Also highly recommendable! Off to November: I’ve planned two trips already, so can’t wait to take you to those European destinations soon. Have a lovely month!

Top 5 most popular posts of October:

  1. StamPiet Eindhoven Read more…

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October 11th, 2013

Hoi Polloi London

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you like to have dinner in the Ace Hotel: Hoi Polloi London is the newly opened restaurant attached to the Ace Hotel.
  2. If you like Bistrotheque in London already. Hoi Polloi Read more…

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October 5th, 2013


Most striking feature:

The Award-winning bartender? The two-storey building? The location? Or the restaurant upstairs? Whyte & Brown is open for a few weeks now and the manager loves to tell me that their menu revolves around chicken and free range eggs. Whether you come here for breakfast, lunch or dinner there is always a dish with those ingredients on the menu. For example, the Brick Chicken (12.95 pounds). This is Half a chicken with S & B signature seasoning which has a 24-hour slow-cooked confit thigh and a 12-hour slow-cooked wing. Yummy! Behind the bar is Ryan Chetiyawardana. He has been awarded UK Read more…

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October 4th, 2013


Most striking feature:

The location and their coffees ofcourse. Shoreditch Grind is located in Shoreditch on a busy roundabout where many bus- and subway-lines meet. So if you change here, you can stop at Shoreditch Grind for a good cup of coffee. To take-away or to drink in their bar or on the terrace. Don’t forget to Read more…

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October 4th, 2013


Most striking feature:

The steaks ofcourse. Flat Iron London is a steakhouse, so they know how to prepare a nice tender piece of meat. Whether it’s a steak or a juicy hamburger. Flat Iron opened its doors in December in Soho, around the corner from Carnaby Street. The narrow building has three floors and each evening it’s packed. You sit at long tables with meat cleavers on top of it. A great detail in my opinion (see photo 3). But there’s more. You get an old maritime mug with popcorn on the table for example. And the lamps above the tables come from the Smithfield Meat Market. And downstairs there’s a bar where the lights were once used in a James Bond movie. They do not Read more…

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October 3rd, 2013


Most striking feature:

The beautiful collection. Is it possible to like everything in a store? At Folklore London this is certainly the case. From the magazines to the cups and from the chairs to the pillows: you actually want to live here. Loyal followers of Petite Passport can already recognize Folklore, because in December last year I made a Tried & Tested already. The shop was completely decorated in Christmas spirit (and still an inspiration, please see to the post here), but when I got back last week, I wanted to share the shop on Petite Passport again through another Tried & Tested. Folklore is the shop of Danielle and her husband who want to share one thing in their store: that better living is possible through design. So they gathered a collection of Read more…

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