Friday, April 4, 2014

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday, and I wanted to surprise her by writing this post,
which shows all the cities we're traveling to this Summer!

Gefeliciteerd mama!

First up, Venice in Italy!

Venice, Italy


After Venice, an old familar town in Greece: Katakolon.
My own picture.

ms Nieuw Amsterdam


One of my favorite harbours in Greece: Nafplio!
My own pictures.

Nafplio, Greece

Palamidi Castle, Nafplio, Greece


Then, Greece's capital city, Athens!

Athens, Greece


After that, the beautiful Mykonos in Greece!

Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos, Greece


Your first time in Turkey: Kusadasi!

Kusadasi, Turkey

Kusadasi, Turkey


Then, the charming town of Rodos in Greece!

Rodos, Greece

Rodos, Greece


THEN, my FAVORITE... Santorini!

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece


The beautiful Naples in Italy I'm excited about!

Naples, Italy

Naples, Italy


And lastly a short visit in Rome!
My own picture.

Trevi Fountain, Rome


Can't wait!
What are your Summer plans?

Love, Daniëlle
Image Courtesy

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Laduree at Rue Bonaparte

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte


Oh Ladurée... Where would your international clientele be if it weren't for blogs?

For the few of you who don't know (though I doubt that are very few) Ladurée is a French luxury bakery
and sweets maker house created in 1862.


It is one of the top premier sellers of the double-decker macaron, fifteen thousand of which are sold every day.
They are still one of the best known makers of macarons in the world.


Unaware that is was a French holiday, I found myself walking to 2 closed pâtisseries that day.
So I was very grateful, Ladurée had his doors open and I hadn't gone to this
iconic location of theirs on Rue Bonaparte.


Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte


The ice cream cups and macaron towers gleamed at me from the window.
How can one resist?!


Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte

Ladurée - Rue Bonaparte


And what did I got?.........

Ladurée Macarons

Salted caramel - melon - rose - minty strawberry - cherry!


A sweet week & weekend to you all!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Paris Photo of the Day: Notre Dame on Ile de la Cite

Notre Dame Cathedral

The iconic Notre Dame church is on the little island of Île de la Cité, right in the middle of Paris.
It is one of the loveliest places to walk to in Paris
(which, come to think of it, I think I say at every PPOTD-post but ALL of Paris is beautiful to walk!)

The Île de la Cité is the centre of Paris and the location where the medieval city was refounded.

Île de la Cité

Place Dauphine

Notre Dame

Notre Dame Cathedral


Au Revoir,

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Paris Photo of the Day: Ile Saint-Louis

The island of Saint-Louis, or the île Saint-Louis,
right in the middle of Paris in the Seine, is one of the two natural islands
(the other, île de la cité which has the Notre Dame).

It is one of my favorite places to walk, just as thousands of tourists and
Parisians must agree with me.

The views you see overlooking the Seine river are magnificent!

Île Saint-Louis

Île Saint-Louis

Île Saint-Louis

Île Saint-Louis

Île Saint-Louis

Île Saint-Louis


Takes me back to Paris and beyond!
Au Revoir,

Friday, March 7, 2014

My Marie Antoinette Costume for Carnaval!

Marie Antoinette Costume

As you may remember, I showed you a peek at my Marie Antoinette costume a few weeks ago.
This is the costume I bought which was very beautiful, yet not too expensive.
I couldn't find any good tips on the internet on how to dress like her, so I'm telling you my experience:

Marie Antoinette Costume


The costume came in looking just like this with matching stockins and a pink bow hairclip.
Only it was waaay too small! I'm usually a size XS/34/4, and I couldn't even get in a size Small.
The fabric has no stretch at all, so I ordered a Medium.
Which was difficult to get in to as well, but at least once I was in, it was comfortable.
I ordered the costume from a Dutch website, but Amazon.com sells it as well.


Marie Antoinette Costume


Then the hair... I couldn't find a good baroque wig so I used my blonde wig from last year.
I pinned the hair upwards with a hairclip and added a lot of accessories, which I bought on RoseWholeSale.com.
In my hair I have 3 pink bows (one came with the costume, the others were from H&M), a pearl
headband and a white feather piece (RoseWholeSale).
The pink bow earrings are also from RoseWholeSale.


Marie Antoinette Costume


Since Carnaval in February in the Netherlands is very cold, I wore
thick hot pink tights under the dress and a white top.
The costume is very low-cut so you might want to cover up your girls anyway with a top.
The dress was also incredibly short, so I bought a large children's size pink bottom
from H&M, which worked out perfectly!


Marie Antoinette


And for make-up I used a very light foundation, and a very bright
pink blusher. I used my Chanel liquid eyeliner to make the little black heart.


Alaaf!