‘Just another’ blog from a visual designer of luxury brands
My daily life stories as a Dutch visual designer of luxury brands and posts about what inspires me.
post // WordCamp Nederland 2022
Together with Luc, Rosanne, Remkus, Marcel, Taco and Luís, I was part of the organising team of WordCamp Nederland 2022 that was held in Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem.
post // Voedselbos Brievengat | Visiting an inspirational project in Curaçao
I support this project wholeheartedly. It not only provides food and fun for the neighbourhood of Brievengat, but it also offers an opportunity to connect.
post // Spending Christmas 2021 in Breda?
Since 2000 Stichting Kerststal Princenhage has built a life sized Nativity Scene every Christmas in the centre of Princenhage – a village in the city of Breda.
post // It is going to be a good day
After arriving in Curaçao, the fun part of being out of sync with my daylight and nighttime schedule is to wake up at 5 in the morning. An hour before the sun rises.
travelling // Capturing flowers in The Miracle Garden, Amsterdam
I prefer to avoid Amsterdam. It is way too crowded and too touristy. However after seeing the Instagram posts of The Miracle Garden I changed my mind.
travelling // High tea at ‘t Buiten Huys near Breda
Hidden in the woods of Rijsbergen – a five minute drive from Breda – you find ‘t Buiten Huys, an ideal place for a leisurely high tea or a luxurious lunch.
post // How Elodie Heloise expresses her dismay at plastic pollution
Besides sharing her amazing stories, writer Elodie Heloise creates colourful assemblage artworks of collected plastic waste washed up on the beaches of Curaçao.
post // The artwork of Studio Noors shares a story of family ties and homeliness
Studio Noors is founded by Dutch designer and illustrator Noortje Nieuwkoop. Besides pretty postcards Studio Noors designs extraordinary crockery and T-shirts.
post // Postcards created by local artists in Curaçao
I love browsing in souvenir shops, looking for postcards and small artworks created by local artists. I found these postcards in the souvenir shop of Bloemhof.
travelling // Getting inspired at Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao
Plantation house Landhuis Bloemhof offers a unique blend of art, nature and history of Curaçao. It is a vibrant meeting place for visual artists and art lovers.
travelling // Coffee & cakes at Number Ten in Curaçao
Next to Landhuis Bloemhof you find Number Ten (Santa Rosaweg 10). A great place for freshly brewed drinks and delicious home-made buns, cakes and pastries.
travelling // Hofi Cas Cora Veggie lunch on Curaçao
The aim of Hofi Cas Cora to raise awareness on local produce consumption, really speaks to me. It is a perfect location to get a delicious and healthy lunch.
travelling // Relaxing on CasAbou Beach, Curaçao
If you are looking for a beach in Curaçao with crystal clear waters, palm trees with coconuts and palapas for shade, CasAbou Beach is where you should go.
travelling // Hiking through the salt pans of Jan Kok, Curaçao
The area of the former plantations Jan Kok and Rif St. Marie features various hiking trails around the Saliña (saltpan) that are great for all skill levels.
post // Sunrise in Curaçao, observing the skies in their full glory
One of the positive things about being jet lagged is that it offers a perfect opportunity to watch sunrise. A reward of awaking up early at Curaçao.
post // Portrait drawing challenge
I have made it my goal to create a portrait drawing every day. Therefore, I have chosen a small, early 20th century portrait of my great-grandmother.
post // Hiking in the hamlets The Rith and Lies near Breda
Thanks to the dark weather the views were amazing. The overwhelming skies reminded me of paintings of 17th century Dutch landscape painter Jacob van Ruisdael.
post // Daydreaming and drawing
From time to time I enjoy zoning out and let my mind wander freely. It is a perfect way to visualize dreams, goals, and ambitions I would like to achieve.
post // I just did my first 10k running event!
In 2016 I downloaded the app Start2Run with Evy Gruyaert. After 1,5 year running 2-3 times a week, I managed to complete the first lesson of the app :(
post // Postcards from Zeeland
Whenever I am travelling and visiting a new location or area, I love to look for postcards created by local artists. I enjoy buying these unique postcards.
travelling // Zierikzee, a small harbour town in Zeeland
With its many impressive historic buildings, Zierikzee is in the top 10 of monumental towns of the Netherlands. A perfect town for a stroll through history.
travelling // Feel the ferocious waves of the North Sea
How I love to watch and listen to the waves of the North Sea when visiting the extensive beach at Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland during a spell of bad weather.
travelling // Ticho Chocolaterie in Yerseke, Zeeland
Are you planning to visit Zeeland? Be sure to include Ticho Chocolaterie. A must-stop boutique for chocolate treats and the best place for coffee and cakes.
post // Paris and living in an imaginary glamorous world
When I was a little girl, I had this stunning image of Paris. Like a glamorous perfume advertisement. A lively city where every one was perfect, pretty and happy.