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In Gardens, I like, My friends on 26/07/2012 at 09:29


When I travell to see my friends in the south of Holland it is always a pleasure to stay in their very colourful house. A BOHO chic interior with a mix of 18th century and modern furniture, different collections, the largest collection of rose bowls I’ve ever seen, pillows in all kinds of fabrics, Oriental objects, kelim rugs, flowers arranged in a natural way by the mistress of the house, antique glass jars filled with seasonal coloured candies and everywhere and always loads of candles.

In this post I want to show you some pictures of the garden whom is at its peak. Pictures were made begin of July.

Before attending a garden party at a common friends new house, I went in the garden to meditate and having the benefits of its quietness. I took some random pictures with my iPhone, only for my own pleasure, not with the idea to publish. But as they are not too bad I changed my mind and with the permission of my wonderful friends I can show them to you, my followers.


The garden looks as if it is set in a wood, but in fact behind the trees are fields and the small town.


One of the terraces laid out in “klinkers” whom are old hand formed bricks.



I love the wilderness of this garden.





A Tulip tree who produces flowers called tulips but they are thicker then the ones, one buys at the florist.


The garden was designed in the early 70’s by the famed garden designer and book writer Elisabeth de Lestrieux for whom it was her first project.

Thanks so much for reading this post and I hope that this little space on earth can bring you some joy, dreams and loads of happiness.



I like: Miriam and her style

In I like, My friends, The looks of on 10/04/2011 at 02:01

Miriam is my best, best friend and we get along very well, of course….. hehe would she be my best friend otherwise !!!!!! Together with Ree she has always been a constant in my life.

I like, and she does tooooo, go for shopping, my best mate for shopping trips,yippie…. Either in London or in Dusseldorf , Maastricht, Antwerp or the Hague or even in outlet villages in Holland and Belgium we always find energy and time to stroll around and discover shops and just things…. to buy….

I love Miriam’s style and the way she mixes up different styles and moods.She understands as no other the mix of the cheap and the chic, the fun of putting together the chic stuff with the high street . The chic to wear a hat ”and my oooo so fantastic, I want to sleep with my’ UGGs.”  Do all of this uncontrolled, the natural way.

(2 winters ago Me, myself and I succumbed to a pair of UGG boots and I have to admit in all sincere honesty, even if I hate to. It was my best buy ever……..,).

bon, back to the subject…..

I show here some pictures of Miriam ,but taken before I even thought about blogging and put these pictures on the net, so excuse me for the poor quality of the images, but style is there anyway…pictures taken for autumn winter 2010.

Style has no date.

Donna Karan wellies, Hunter faux leopard socks,vintage Mugler jacket, Natan skirt and the buy from the year necklace from Lanvin for H&M. Already a collectors item

 A closer look

Donna Karan coat, Tory Burch scarf,I want my UGGs and hidden the big Sofia by Ferragamo,on Oxford Street.

I will sleep with my UGG boots, with Dolce Gabbana skirt and jacket on warm cashmere.

Always with a smile.Riding pants, black cashmere, Zara jacket and a collection of colourful jewelry from charity shops.

Ralph Lauren boots,riding pants, Zara jacket and my little turquoise camera.

Little black dress by Zara... why not....we need 2 lbd from Zara for all the parties coming up

Zara cashmere coat... we like!!!!! we dont often disagree.

Stefanel, perfect fit, we love.

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