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front MAASTRICHT FOOD MOOD MAASTRICHT - THE NETHERLANDS / 12TH OCTOBER 2017

A very early goodmorning from a train to Schiphol!

On my way to the trip of our lives: our very first lustrumreis with the 'jaarclub'!

I'm so excited!!

But quickly wanted to share the Sunday lunch in Maastricht in beginning Autumn settings before taking off to paradise.

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NEWS ART & ONLINE NOW!!! SEPTEMBER 2017 - Royal Polo at the Palace, Paleis het Loo, Apeldoorn ART & ONLINE SOON JULY 2017 - Annick Goutal Flagship Store in Paris, as part of our assignment for the HEC Pars Luxury Brand Management course TRAVEL & ONLINE SOON 23TH-24TH SEPTEMBER - Autumn weekend in Maastricht with Mum ART 29TH SEPTEMBER - Young at Heart Collectors Night, part of Salon Residence, at Singer Laren. For tickets see www.salonresidence.nl TRAVEL 12TH-27TH OCTOBER - Mystery trip with my girls! ART 19TH-26TH NOVEMBER - PAN Amsterdam 2017, RAI Amsterdam TRAVEL 09TH-17TH DECEMBER - Parent's 30th Anniversary Cruise Italy & Greece MAASTRICHT WITH MAMA MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS / 08TH OCTOBER 2017 front

Maastricht with my mama was such a treat!

This weekend was actually a gift by the congress centre MECC in which TEFAF Maastricht is helt every year.

They treated the entire management team to a weekend in Maastricht when the fair is NOT happening for once...

...so we actually got the chance to be outside, enjoy some sunshine and explore the city in all its glory.

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Hello there!

Let me start with telling you, the best thing about the fact that I've studied Art History is that friends of mine end up in Palaces!

Well, no, not as a home, 'just' for work but that is pretty enough for me!

You've seen her before, my dear friend Emma invited me for this lovely event: Royal Polo at the Palace.

Two days of Polo play during the final weekend of August at Paleis het Loo in Apeldoorn that is.

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You heard right.. Summer is over and Fall is officially starting this Friday.

The best time to share the last little summer adventure we had in the South of France: Wine chateaux!

My parents wanted to taste & buy before returning home, I mainly wanted to explore the chateaux and surroundings and Anne wanted to experience it all for the first time!

We visited 4 'Maisons' that afternoon and I will show you a bit of all of them.

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PORT GRIMAUD PORT GRIMAUD, FRANCE / 14TH SEPTEMBER 2017 front

Goodmorning from France (sort of) two more times!

Autumn storms are setting in heavily in Holland, can't wait for my Fall weekend in Maastricht with mum next week, so let's get those throwbacks to Saint-Tropez done.

Today another small post about our quick visit to adorable Port Grimaud.

Soon followed by the final one: Chateau hopping, vineyard wandering & wine tasting!

But this harbour town for today, of course pretty crowded and with no cute breakfast place to be found but we managed to photograph the nice bits.

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HôTEL L'ORANGERAIE SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE / 07TH SEPTEMBER 2017 front

Goodmorning!

Summer is almost over but luckily I have a few more warm Saint-Tropez posts to go.

Today a small post about our beautiful night at Hôtel l'Orangeraie, close to our home in La Croix Valmer.

As you might have read our home is even called after this hotel!

You should dream big you know ;)

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L'ART DU PORT SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE / 02ND SEPTEMBER 2017 front

Hello there!

Happy to share with you another, small, but super art filled blogpost from Saint-Tropez today!

I love the harbour part of town in Saint-Tropez, especially when all the little art-stores are getting started in the morning :)

The second Tuesday of our stay this summer I had to take Anne, Max & Lien to the market but lucky me, Anne wanted to go see the early-morning harbour with me and shoot some photos.

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GRASEFUL GRASSE GRASSE, FRANCE / 31ST AUGUST 2017 front

Bonjour! Ready for another day at the Cote d'Azur?

I sure am now that summer if already completely gone in The Netherlands.

What else can I do than look back at the sunlit adventures we had along the French Riviera?!

So here we go. A day in Graceful Grasse.

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HOME AWAY FROM HOME GIGARO, FRANCE / 25TH AUGUST 2017 front

Bonjour! Happy Friday from the Netherlands again!

Nevertheless still blogging about all the past travels & trips, continuing France!

For the first time I am now showing you a glimpse into the beautifully decorated, Provencale home my parents created together with Catherine Martin Blanchet and her store Au Lion de Sable in Saint-Tropez.

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VERSAILLES - LES JARDINS VERSAILLES, FRANCE / 28TH JULY 2017 front

Rain is this summer's theme so it seems... it rains all day here in the Netherlands, so sad.

We got surprised by it during our Versailles garden visit too!

But not until the very end, so let me show you a few photos from garden fun & strolls pre-rain!

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VERSAILLES - LE CHATEAU VERSAILLES, FRANCE / 24TH JULY 2017 front

At last time to share a few gorgeous and arty trips in and around Paris with you!

From 26th June until 7th July I've had the pleasure of following a summer course at the HEC Paris.

The weekends before, in between and after classes I of course spent in Paris.

Taking you with me on the first part of our visit to Versailles, the castle! (Next up the gardens biensur)

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PICASSO AT ANTIBES ANTIBES, FRANCE / 30TH JUNE 2017 front

Bonjour! Happy Friday from the Paris area!

Showing you my final blogpost from the South of France today.

A quick lunch, Picasso museum visit and long stroll through beautiful Antibes.

On our way to drop off my brother at the airport my mom and I stopped in Antibes, a first visit for me and I adore the city.

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This is going to be by far my most beautiful blogpost yet!

On my way from Nice airport to Saint-Tropez this May I met Tisa Sencur, a photographer who was on her way to Sainte-Maxime.

We had a great trip and fun lay-over in Saint-Raphael together, kept in touch and decided to do a blogpost together!

With this blog I am trying to include art a little into my age group's lives next to the online fashion/lifestyle focus, but...

A trip to the gorgeous CHANEL summer pop-up store is the ultimate art-exception I think!

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Summertime!

Hot summer weather, even in the Netherlands now, calls for lunches by the sea.

I have just the most interesting place on the Pampelonne beaches for you!

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GALLERY VISIT IN GASSIN GASSIN, FRANCE / 17TH JUNE 2017 front

Goodmorning!

Another day in the South of France means another pittoresque village to explore.

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PETIT DEJEUNER AU MARCHÉ SAINT-TROPEZ, FRANCE / 11TH JUNE 2017 front

Petit dejeuner, au marché... à Saint-Tropez!

What a lovely rhyme for a Sunday post about breakfast at the Saint-Tropez market.

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Happy weekend guys!

Let me show you around the very special TIER, ARMANDO, DARWIN, SINKE & VAN TONGEREN exhibition that is on show in the Museum Oud Amelisweerd until September!

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MEATPACKING & MODERN ART NEW YORK CITY, USA / 21ST APRIL 2017 front

Hi there!! Follow me from Brooklyn, via the Bridge, into Manhattan!

One more time, in honour of the opening day of our brand new TEFAF New York Spring 2017 fair, another New York City post :)

A bit smaller than normal I think and without too big of an art focus, eventhough pieces of architectural design like these definitely do count!

So, let me take you into Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where I had brunch and was shown around by a very inspiring old friend from Uni...

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In honour of our TEFAF New York Spring for Modern & Contemporary art another sunlit NYC post about my very first visit to the Whitney museum of American Art!

New York weather was treating us so, so well back in October. That weekend completely felt like summer with 28 degrees.

I enjoyed it to the fullest with lunches, city strolls and exciting Museum (rooftop) visits!

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NEW YORK FROM FALL TO SPRING NEW YORK CITY, USA / 04TH APRIL 2017 front

So these images are from six months ago when I was in New York for a month of great, great fun, lots to learn and our TEFAF Fall fair.

Now is the perfect time to share! The weather here is starting to get just as sunny as it was back there during the Indian Summer so thats a first match.

Also, our next New York fair, the Spring edition, is coming up! In exactly one month we will have our very first Modern Art focussed TEFAF fair in the Armory (4-8th May 2017).

I wanted to go post blogs again anyway so starting with this beautifully sunny New York adventure seemed only right!

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THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA / 19TH OCTOBER 2016 front

Two weeks ago my parents and I visited my brother in Australia!

Eventhough we mainly travelled along the coast and saw lots of nature, animals, ocean and surfwaves, I had to write a blogpost about the most iconic piece of art in Australia, the Sydney Opera House.

Via a sunny harbour lunch cruise and a rushed guided tour in German I will show & tell you all about it.

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TRUE BLUE TO PALACE VISITS APELDOORN, THE NETHERLANDS / 14TH SEPTEMBER 2016 front

Last weekend I posted about my Palace Noordeinde tour in The Hague in July.

But July is already months away and since summer finally comes around in September this year, I planned another sunny palace visit with my favourite Arthistorian Emma!

'Paleis het Loo' as the Dutch name goes, is showcasing blue Delftware vases in their dreamy garden.

The perfect occasion for us to dress up and pop over to Apeldoorn.

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PRINCESSES FOR A DAY THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS / 11TH SEPTEMBER 2016 front

A few months ago one of my best friends called.

The working palace of our king Willem-Alexander in The Hague, Palace Noordeinde, would be opened to the public for only four Saturdays in July and August.

Of course we had to see all that beauty and splendour!

My friend stalked their website all day long and finally got us 3 tickets.

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GALLERY OF HONOUR & THE FINAL HOUR AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS / 27TH AUGUST 2016 front

Last weekend I visited Amsterdam for a stroll through the Rijksmuseum, a bit more strolling (not so much buying) along the PC Hooftstraat and dinner with a good friend.

I still had to go meet Rembrandt's Marten and Oopjen in the Gallery of Honour for the first time!

What to do when you want to go meet the new, ultimate highlights of the museum and you want to have them to yourself as much as possible?

Go in at the final visiting hour (16-17h) and especially save your Gallery of Honour visit for the last 30 minutes or so.

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This was our final and maybe most special Chateau visit in the South of France.

Althought most Chateaux proved to be family businesses for generations, Minuty has a little something extra.

It is a tragic story really, but it left us with this magnificent treasure!

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Summers are best spent in Saint-Tropez, everyone knows that!

It is the most charming little town along the French Riviera without any flats or high buildings.

At the same time it is just as jet-set and glamourous as Cannes, Nice and Monaco.

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It's in-search-for-more-rosé-o-clock again!

This afternoon we toured around two more estates, Chateau des Marres and Minuty.

Chateau des Marres deserves a blog post on its own since they are particularly interesting in relation to local art and artists and I just could not stop shooting the idyllic estate.

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CHATEAUX HOPPING RAMATUELLE, FRANCE / 20TH JULY 2016 front

The South of France is known and loved for many things, one of them being their superb pleasant climate!

The devine weather makes the area the perfect summer getaway but also provides the perfect circumstances for lovely, lovely wines.

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NEXT STOP: MUSÉE D'ORSAY PARIS, FRANCE / 07TH JULY 2016 front

Part two of our day in le Marais.

A visit to this gorgeous Picasso museum is actually a must when in the neighbourhood, since it is located right in the middle!

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PICASSO IN PARIS PARIS, FRANCE / 28TH JUNE 2016 front

Part two of our day in le Marais.

A visit to this gorgeous Picasso museum is actually a must when in the neighbourhood, since it is located right in the middle!

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KINGSDAY & A CITY PALACE VISIT PARIS, FRANCE / 09 MAY 2016 front

April 27th is the day of birth of our Dutch king! My friend and I decided to celebrate a little Dutch party in Paris by wearing some orange, it's tradition in the Netherlands, and visiting this palace like beauty of a museum, Musee Carnavalet.

Sort of hidden and slightly less known than the Louvre or d'Orsay you can find Carnavalet in one of my favourite neighbourhoods, le Marais.

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THE MODERN & ORIGINAL GARDEN LONDON & GIVERNY, UNITED KINGDOM & FRANCE / 01ST MAY 2016 front

Now that spring has finally, truly arrived in most parts of Europe it is time to show you this ultimate spring treat.

In early April I visited the gorgeous Painting the Modern Garden exhibition at the Royal Academy in London.

Since it's title was accompanied by the line Monet to Matisse a lot of Claude Monet's (Paris 1840-1926 Chiverny) famous garden paintings were around.

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FLORAL LONDON LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM/ 20TH APRIL 2016 front

Final, floral day in London.

The morning was dedicated to a quick visit at the British Museum. After that we decided to have lunch at a place where I had seen such amazing Pinterest photo's of I had to go: Pachamama.

Find it on 18 Thayer Street, London.

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EXOTIC LONDON LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM / 17th APRIL 2016 front

The past week I made a quick trip to my favourite capital, London town!

I had a few meetings, museum visits and catching up with friends planned there.

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BREAD, ROSES & BLOSSOM PARIS, FRANCE / 13th APRIL 2016 front Here's to the first, most glorious Paris post, if I may say so.

I have been incredibly lucky with the weather during my first week in Paris. It made for the ultimate Spring feeling with a little breeze and clear blue skies.

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MONET, MATISSE & MUNCH AT THE ALBERTINA VIENNA, AUSTRIA / 08th APRIL 2016 front Off to even more art. After our delicious chocolate-fix at Hotel Sacher we squeezed out the final bit of energy that day to pay a visit to the Albertina Museum because it is next to this hotel. READ ALL Facebook BELVEDERE VIENNA, AUSTRIA / 04th APRIL 2016 front New day, new palace, Vienna style. This morning it was time to visit the mystic Belvedere palace in a snowy and misty weather. READ ALL Facebook SCHÖNBRUNN & SNOW VIENNA, AUSTRIA / 04th APRIL 2016 front Day two in snowy Vienna! While the day started off pretty nice it promissed to be misty and very cold all day. READ ALL Facebook FIRST TIME, FIRST DAY VIENNA, AUSTRIA / 27th JANUARY 2016 front After our 7 am flight we landed in Vienna early and found our way to the hotel quite quickly due to the perfect public transport system the city knows. The picture of this beautiful Christmas bow was the very first picture of the trip! READ ALL Facebook BEAUTIFUL MORNINGS AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM LONDON, ENGLAND / DECEMBER 2015 front In September a very special exhibition opened at the British Museum. I had the honor and pleasure to interview the Belgian curator of the Dutch and Flemish prints and drawings An Van Camp about her and the team’s accomplishments. This article is published a little late as the exhibition had now ended and was on display up until December 6th but may still give you a nice impression as it might never return. READ ALL Facebook KICK OFF IN LONDON LONDON, ENGLAND / SEPTEMBER 2015 front Good morning from a gloomy London! A small update about my first official blog activity seemed needed now. I will share a bit about my blog plans, my time spent in London and what I hope to do the rest of this year. READ ALL Facebook TULPOMANIA KEUKENHOF / MEI 2015 front Lente!!! Elk jaar verbaas ik me weer over de vele, prachtige bloesem overal, de extreem groene, jonge frisse blaadjes en de heerlijke combinatie met de af en toe zo blauwe luchten. Ik lijk me helemaal niet te kunnen herinneren dat het vorig jaar ook zo mooi was, maar dat zal aan mij liggen. Hoewel ik het al veel eerder had willen doen, was het afgelopen weekend tijd voor een much needed lente primeur: mijn eerste keer Keukenhof. En nee, dat is niet alleen maar druk bezocht door toeristen en grote groepen buitenlanders, het is voor iedereen een echte aanrader! READ ALL Facebook BETTER LATE THAN SORRY AMSTERDAM / APRIL 2015 front De tentoonstelling Late Rembrandt in het Rijksmuseum te Amsterdam heb ik tot mijn grote vreugde twee keer kunnen bezoeken. Een unieke tentoonstelling als deze, die slechts eenmaal per ongeveer 50 jaar terugkeert, bezoek ik graag een aantal keer. READ ALL Facebook ZEVENTIENDE-EEUWSE PASSIE TERUG IN UTRECHT UTRECHT / APRIL 2015 front Van 21 februari j.l. nog tot en met 25 mei dit jaar is in het Centraal Museum te Utrecht de tentoonstelling Liefde & Lust te zien. Een tentoonstelling die voor het eerst helemaal en alleen gewijd is aan de zeventiende-eeuwse, Utrechtse, maniërisme schilder Joachim Wtewael (1566-1638). READ ALL Facebook