The Semla is definitely one of my favourite Swedish pastries. Made out of a wheat flour bun, seasoned with cardamom and filled with almond paste and whipped cream then dusted with powdered sugar. They’re not easy to get a hold of in Amsterdam so I bake my own. This year for my homemade Semlor I got the recipe from Linda Lomelino and they turned out delicious, the best ones I've made so far. Although you can buy ready made almond paste, like she mentions it’s definitely worth making your own, it’s not that difficult and so much better than store bought. You can find her scrumptious Semlor recipe on her blog callmecupcake. And don't forget to have look at her breathtaking Instagram, she takes the most beautiful photographs.
5 February 2017
29 January 2017
I'm now six months pregnant and the due date (beginning of May) is getting closer by the minute! I'm beyond exited and my baby wish list is getting very long. In this post I mention just a few items that I'm hoping to get my hands on. I can't help but love the little chair from Nofred even though it might not be sat on for another year or so. Everyone needs a pram and the one we like is called the The Dubatti One, it's definitely a winner in my eyes. Although my mother in law pointed out that it’s supposed to be bad luck to have it in your home before the baby arrives, I guess we’ll have to wait a little with this one. The bedding and the canopy are from Numero74, they deserve a blog post of their own, I can't get enough of this brand and I just want everything! A diaper bag is also a must-have but I'm struggling to find one that I like and if you have any suggestions they are more than welcome! At the moment I'm thinking of going for a nice "normal" bag. I would love the Major bag by Hope, it would be suitable for both me and my man to carry and it has some handy pockets for those small items. The beautiful handmade polar bear mobile I found on Etsy is by Patricija, which would look great in any nursery. Last but not least is the sweet little creature in the corner from the brand Pigmee, you can find him in an Amsterdam based store called Archive Store, they sell so many other great things too so definitely worth a visit if you’re in town.
22 January 2017
Hello, starting this blog was very exiting but not long after my last post I found out that I was pregnant which is amazing news and the blog had to take a little unexpected break. Now I’m ready to jump back in and be more active and post more in the future, starting with this beautiful place in Amsterdam, The Loft. It's a pop-up apartment in the center of Amsterdam filled with gorgeous design from floor to ceiling. Unfortunately today is the last day to visit but you can buy all the interior on their website. I absolutely fell in love with the beautiful brown marble countertop in the kitchen and all the details throughout the apartment.
12 September 2016
A while back I visited this really nice place in Amsterdam north, which is set in an industrial style area located on the river IJ. I really like the interior with its mix of materials, the fabric lamps, marble tables, wooden floors and the lovely shades of green on the walls and in the ceiling. I arrived at Hangar Amsterdam in the morning before it got busy, next time I will definitely go in the evening and try out their dinner menu, it looks really good!
4 September 2016
Hello September! Although it looks like summer is staying a little longer here in Amsterdam, I’m really looking forward to the fall and these beautiful autumn colours. I can’t wait to dress for colder weather, wearing big coats, knits and scarves. I love those shorter darker days when I can enjoy cosy evenings light my candles and sit for hours searching and scrolling on Pinterest for inspiring photographs.