INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE WE LOVE: NATASJA SADI

DSC_0104Designer Natasja Sadi represents old-school glamour and style, in the same vein as taste-maker extraordinaire Carolyne Roehm. She always looks perfectly put together, as does her home, and turns even the most mundane of events into something special. Off-days do not appear to exist in her vocabulary, yet she carries it all off with such aplomb that I often wonder why I can’t do the same (the easy answer: I think I’m too lazy!). I like to think of Natasja as Holland’s answer to Martha Stewart. Continue reading

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HAPPY IN AMSTERDAM

Well, the weekend is finally upon us and that’s reason enough for celebration. You have to check out this video I came across, which put a great, big grin on my tired face! Did you know that women in Holland are supposed to be the happiest in the world? I certainly didn’t, especially not after the week I’ve been having!! Love the kids, but sometimes they are just too much! But all is well with the world after I saw this video to the perfect beat of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy”.

Get your groove on while you watch this!

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INSPIRATIONAL PEOPLE WE LOVE: MICHELLE BUISE

DSC_0043Chances are that if you live or shop in Amsterdam, particularly in the Oud-Zuid neighborhood, you shop at fashion boutique Buise on the Cornelis Schuytstraat. With a great selection of brands, including Paul & Joe/Sister, Isabel Marant Etoile, Joseph, Malene Birger and Schumacher, it’s the go-to store for some of the country’s best dressed women. Buise’s founder and owner, Michelle Buise, is the perfect ambassador for her store. With the build of a fashion model, this willowy blond wears her clothes like no other. Continue reading

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