Thursday, 15 October 2015

Pourquoi pas?

Excitement at somebody's toilet - the art of interior decorating as far as toilets are concerned just got a whole new dimension to it.

Note from the author: ceci n'est pas un pistolet. ;)

Friday, 2 October 2015

Djoeke - full of light

Last weekend we returned from a nice and relaxing holiday in France/Italy. A little summary for those who are interested:

Part 1 / a week in a mobile home on a cute little camping site close to Lake of Aiguebelette, near the French Alps. Perfectly sky blue lake, crispy fresh mountain air and - most important - not far away from Grenoble, where my friend Djoeke currently lives (falling in love with a Frenchman can be serious business!). Of course I wanted to know more about her new life.

Part 2 / northern Italy: a couple of days visiting friends (thanks again Damiano, Fabio & Stefano for the very nice time) + some days at Lake Garda (pretty but a bit too touristy to my taste (not a big surprise; I think half of the Dutch population can be found here in summer ;)).

Part 3 / always good to end your holiday in luxury and beautiful Villa Fiore in Le Marche (owned by Floortje & Dennis from Utrecht) did the job well. Great view, great care that has been put in restoring and decorating this old place (sorry, no photos this time, but you can check out their website!) and - last but not least - again great company: our friends Fleur & Fabian + good old pal Ceder.


So about my friend Djoeke: she lives in this nice, quiet & green area just outside of Grenoble, surrounded by mountains, called La Tronche. It was so nice to finally get to see where she lives now and that things seem to be working out for her there (although leaving your home country is no sinecure of course). Her house is great. Of course there was the 'Djoeke touch' (she has great style and has the ability to create a warm and cosy home no matter what the means are), but there was also this light entering the house everywhere, creating such a nice atmosphere. Of course this had to be captured - see below. My sweet Djoeke, I wish you all the luck in the world and hopefully we'll see each other again soon! xxxxxxx

Thursday, 1 October 2015

My love affair with Adriana

Why change a winning team?

Yep, when I love something, I go all the way. I like to think of myself as the adventurous type, but unfortunately the opposite is true: I'm the boring type. I wear the same (crazy cool) (at least that's what I like to think) outfit* over and over again, cook that same dish that I love** over and over again until Daan forbids me to ever enter the kitchen again, etc. etc. etc. And talking about Daan: we met in highschool and 20 years later we are still dating *** (I know! 20! Years! I'm not kidding!). I can't help myself; if I like something, I glue myself to it. I stay around and love and take care.

Anyhow, every now and then I start a new love affair, like last year with Adriana. I'm not sure if this one will last for 20 years (of course this is my goal), but she has been quite a consistent factor in my life since the very beginning. I love her and she goes with  me almost everywhere I go. That's why we wanted to show you this snapshot of us (or parts of us), taking a rest in a park in France during our holiday last month. Just so that you can get an idea of the chemistry between us.

Cherish what you have and enjoy your day! :)
Eva & Adriana

* Last year's favorite (or probably it was 2013, since last year I was covered in giants' clothes because of little Oscar growing inside of me) that I basically lived in: my burgundy woolen sweater by Maglificio G.R.P. from the men's department, my orange woolen trousers from Monique van Heist and my happy Nike Air Max sneakers. Good times!
** You should taste my freshly made pumpkin soup with cinnamon, chilly and pinenuts.
*** Does getting married and having babies still count as dating?