• Bloesem Living Blog
  • Bloesem Living Blog
  • Bloesem Living Blog
  • Bloesem Living Blog
  • Bloesem Living Blog
  • Bloesem Living Blog

4 posts categorized "..The Netherlands"

Amsterdammertje

 

Irene When I was little I used to say to people I am an ‘Amsterdammertje’ by which I meant that I was proud my first crib was overlooking the famous Museum quarter. Although I grew up in the east of the Netherlands (which is beautiful too, but nothing like Amsterdam and a world of its own with a different language or dialect actually… we spoke ‘tukkers’…). Moving back to Amsterdam was always on my mind. When I turned nineteen, I finally went back where I belonged. I admit it took me probably another ten years before I actually visited all of the incredible museums and other historic places that you literally find at every corner in Amsterdam. But I guess that this might be typical for most Dutch people, they should appreciate their heritage more... No more excuses. I hope to make up for this lack of patriotism a little bit with this weekend read… The read is not about historic stuff though. It is about places that I feel define Amsterdam and its people today, hopefully uncovering some beautiful spots you may have overlooked on your previous visits to this wonderful city. Quite a challenge I realize, as many of you are Amsterdam experts already...

 

 

Sugar + water + glucose = PapaBubble

But there is more to PapaBubble than just these three basic ingredients. It is what they do with them in their candy laboratory that makes sweets worthy to carry the PapaBubble name. From now on you will put your favorite lollypops in a vase rather than tulips. Offering a sweet to someone has never been this fashionable. You are basically giving away little pieces of edible art.

Papabubble

Papabubble_amsterdam

PapaBubble is strategically located around the world, so you can’t miss them on your city trips when you need to satisfy that sweet tooth…. Mark your map as follows: Amsterdam, Barcelona and Tokyo… a sweet triangle… PapaBubble teamed up with Comme des Garçons to create the ‘taste of Comme des Garçons’. It is a powder candy that matches the perfume. Can you imagine giving your date an actual taste of your perfume… talking about seduction techniques…Your first order is for free when you purchase a bottle of perfume. A sweet collaboration indeed…

Click here for the full story

  • SHARE it

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... 1 Bloesem loves comments

A true taste of Amsterdam

 Proef

Proef_2_1

Truly amazing. Food is no longer just about eating. Sound, atmosphere, styling, an inspiring crowd and much more. Marije Vogelzang is food designer and invented Proef. Proef means 'taste' and gives new meaning to the word restaurant. A whole new eating sensation, stimulating all of your senses... Imagine eating your plate for desert, don’t worry it is made of sugar. Only eating stuff your body reacts favourably to. Seduced by colours, texture and design. A special breakfast that will ignite you with energy, pushing all the right buttons to get you started for your Amsterdam weekend escape. And it’s all healthy too. No more boring Dutch staple dishes (remember Van Gogh’s ‘potato eaters’…?). Proef gives a fresh impulse to both Dutch cuisine and design. Marije also did some marvellous projects for Droog Design and Hella Jongerius.

Proef_3

And it gets even better. Proef is located in the 'Westergasfabriek', a former industrial park which has transformed to Amsterdam’s newest signature piece. A creative and cultural melting pot. Merging artistic entrepreneurship with commercial enterprise. This is ‘New Amsterdam’, putting you right into our next ‘Golden Age’.

Click here for the full story

  • SHARE it

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... 0 Bloesem loves comments

Pia reporting from Amsterdam

Pia_amsterdam_1_2

I’m a wanderer.  I love to wander wherever I am and try to make the time to do so as often as I can. My new home is Amsterdam, and I am head over heels for it’s quaint bridges, canals, and wonky old buildings. I love putting on my strolling shoes and wandering in Amsterdam, and this is one of my favourite wanders in this gorgeous city:
 

Click here for the full story

  • SHARE it

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... 0 Bloesem loves comments

Bloesem in Amsterdam

Miauw_3


Our world tour starts in Amsterdam... view on Keizersgracht... from our room at Miauw suites... in the heart of the canal area.. Miauw is for sure the best place to stay if you want to spend a few days in Amsterdam... located in a beautifully restored old canal house, very bright, spacious suites, wooden beam ceilings... contemporary furniture... you will feel right at home in your own Miauw apartment .... you may not  want to leave again...  enjoying a latte in the ground floor reception area which is actually a huge library of fashion magazines and design books.... the reception area regularly features special projects... fashion boutiques or art... when we were staying there sprmrkt had just "opened" a small mobile boutique with the latest designs by known and new designers... no coincidence we were in Amsterdam...celebrating the birthday of the Queens mother.... 30 April.... if you have chance plan your trip during this period... the one day in the year all Dutch go crazy at the same time.... in a good way of course.... the whole country, and especially Amsterdam becomes  a huge outdoor flea market, concert hall and big chaotic get together of thousands of people... click here to see more images from the Miauw suites...
more >>>

Queensday_4_2


...looking for vintage tableware, jewelry, furniture or anything else vintage you can think of... this is your chance...take a few hours to browse through all stalls and turning over piles of old clothes and other stuff that was hidden in attics for years... you can really find some great bargains at the so called 'Vrije Markt' = 'Free Market' during Queensday in the Netherlands...click here to see more images from the Queens Birthday Party 2008 in Amsterdam...
more >>>

..Wishing you a wonderful weekend and hope to see you back on Monday together with Francesca  from Mrs.ElliotBooks reporting to us from London..

  • SHARE it

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger... 0 Bloesem loves comments