I’m in love with the new collection of Dutch illustrator Milou Neelen for Hotel Magique. A collection full of summer vibes. I’ve met Milou, who works also as an illustrator for brands like LoveStories and Glamour, during the launch of the new collection a few weeks ago. I love all the prints but my two favorites are the Beach art print and the Cafe art print.


And the good news is: I’m giving away one print of each to two lucky readers! 


How do you win? Simple. Just leave a comment telling me if you’re a beach or a citytrip kind of traveller, what your favorite beach or city is and why you like to win! I will announce the winners here on Monday July 25th. 


Good luck!


If you can’t wait till Monday, check out the beautiful collection of Hotel Magique here.  

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  • Béatrice Cadet

    18.07.2016 at 15:34 Reply

    I am a Beach traveller ! Picking my favorite is really difficult… but I would say Cala de sa forcanera, a hidden beach in Spain.

    I would love to win because I think Life is made of little pleasures and beautiful things. You would make my day ! 😀

  • LIndsay Pronk

    18.07.2016 at 16:03 Reply

    I’m a city traveller….my favourite city at the moment is New Orleans. A great place to listen to excellent live music, drink nice drinks and meet interesting people.
    I’ve been following Hotel Magique on instagram and love the style. It would really suit my bedroom.

  • anais nora j

    18.07.2016 at 16:24 Reply

    No doubt, I love the city! You could always make me happy with a trip to Madrid; Tel Aviv, New York or Shangai. A newspaper, an ice coffee wandering and get lost, the business attracts me. A late night snack, the excitement of meeting new people, trying new food and being surprised by the city! That’s what I absolutely love about traveling. My favourite thing is to go to a market and trying to imagine what It would feel like to live there.

    Hotel Magique gives me a everyday holiday vibe, when I look at it, it’s a little bit holiday in home! I can almost feel and taste the vacation. A little bit like Wes Anderson, settings to dream away with. .
    x A

  • Elena

    18.07.2016 at 16:34 Reply

    I am both a city and a beach traveller so I guess that’s why my favorite destination is Lisbon where I can combine them.
    The print will look great in my bedrom reflecting my passion for travel.

  • Irma Huiskes

    18.07.2016 at 17:02 Reply

    Hey. I’m a beach- and a cittytripper.
    My favourite beache(s) are in Puglia Italia. You just got to check them out. I’m also a citygirl, loves to travel Italy. My favourite citty there is (this is a difficult one, cause Italy is sooo beautiful) Lecce in Puglia.
    But on the other hand this Italygirl loves Copenhagen too.
    Why I would love to win, … Because I’m so fond of beach & city I think the beautiful prints represent Me They would look great in my house.

  • Rab

    18.07.2016 at 18:53 Reply

    – I’m definitely a citytripper: I come from a tropical island, so I have the odd privilege of taking sand and crystal waters for granted!
    – My favorite city in the world is São Paulo: it’s akin to New York in terms of architectural/entertainment/gastronomic diversity, but full of Brazilians. And isn’t that a perfect combination?
    – I’m moving soon to a new rental place with white walls in the Netherlands, and this particular shade of pink –along with the wonderful black flourishes– is in my planned color palette to liven it up.

  • Martine Reurings

    18.07.2016 at 19:48 Reply

    Love both! But beaches are the best place to relax and escape from our busy lifes in the Netherlands. Best beach must be the Kona beach at Big Island Hawaii, beautiful views, turtles swimming in the beautiful clear sea and hammocks in between palmtrees to relax in…. Holiday at its best

  • Anouk Océanne

    18.07.2016 at 08:41 Reply

    It’s a tough choice but I guess I’ll go for beach traveller!

    The best beach was on kapas island in malaysia, where we met turtles and black tip sharks under water. It’s the best way to relax and ensure yourself of nice weather when booking a beach getaway.

    I’d love to win this print, I love Milou’s work and am currently redecorating my living room and still looking for nice artwork to put on my newly painted wall 😀

  • Jenny Xia

    18.07.2016 at 21:50 Reply

    City traveler / favorite city is Portland, OR in the US – a good mix of art, music, nature, authenticity and gentrification / I want to win because I love indie, cool and well-designed hotels in the city

  • Laura van der Linde

    18.07.2016 at 22:14 Reply

    City traveller! Love how we can get away from our own daily hustle and bustle for a few days and immerse ourselves into the lives of the locals, let’s say in LA, Oslo or Paris. It gives me room for inspiration and a birds eye view on our life here in Amsterdam! Love love looove Milou’s new line

  • Mex

    18.07.2016 at 22:55 Reply

    BEACH, BEACH, BEACH!!! I just got back from a three month trip in French Polynesia and having a hard time settling in now we’re back (the Netherlands). Here is to more than a beach tip: an Island tip. Motu Tapu, a small islet just off the coast of Taha’a and Raiatea. Milou’s work is amazing and I suppose I just really need that print. LIEFDE.

  • Jessica Creighton

    18.07.2016 at 16:36 Reply

    You can’t beat a true British beach (Summer… winter, come rain or shine) some of the most breathtaking can be found on the coast of Cornwall, including my favourite bay at St Ives. I’d love to win one of Milou’s prints as she’s inspired me to get my own pencils and paints back out of their boxes this week, and her beautiful use of colour has whisked me away to thoughts of warmer climates with a cocktail in hand.


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