September 28, 2015


It's been a month since our trip to Amsterdam with J's parents and sister. I must admit I wasn't particularly enthusiastic about this trip, but it turned out to be much better than my expectations. I had been to Amsterdam once before and thought it was an amazingly pretty city, but without much to do. This time though, maybe because the hubby planned the whole thing so well, the four days we spent there went by faster than expected, and we all had a wonderful time.

We stayed in a lovely appartment overlooking one of the canals, so we bought yummy organic food for breakfast at Noordermarkt on Saturday, our first day in the city. Everything was so fresh and yummy, yet not expensive at all! We had delicious breakfasts every day. 

l was once again surprised by the beauty of the city. With its architecture and the canals, it's like a hybrid between London and Venice.

We went on an amazing canal cruise and may I say, it was my favorite thing! Liam enjoyed it a lot as well, he was all excited with half his body outside the window!

We also went to Zaanse Schans to visit the windmills, another of Amsterdam's landmarks. They were breathtaking indeed! 

When it comes to shopping, I absolutely adored two shops. One is Stach Food, an amazing deli concept for take-away but also for dine-in at the few tables they have. All I had the chance to try, though, were their chocolates, as you may have seen on my Instagram. Terrific! The other shop is Klevering, a nordic style decoration shop that had all of my favorite brands! Design letters, Ferm Living, Herschel, and many others. I highly recommend you visit both! Stach has actually several locations, so bumping into one shouldn't be a hassle!

Thanks hubby, for your great preparation for this trip, it made us all enjoy it oh-so much! 

September 7, 2015

Liam turns one

For my whole life I dreamt of becoming a mama. Some women just don't have the maternal instinct, but I always have. I always knew I wanted a big family, and this the most important dream of my life, started with my marriage to J in 2013, and exploded to the highest level with the birth of our son a year ago.

Liam is everything I could have ever wished for. He's healthy, smart, loving and handsome, and I couldn't be more in love. Never had I ever loved anyone as much as I love him. He is my whole world and I miss him so dearly when we're not together. Because I've been able to take him to work with me for this whole year, we've seldom been apart. He started school a couple days ago {just three hours a day!} and I think it will be good for him to socialize with other kids :)

More celebrations on August 29th at the restaurant!

On August 28th, Liam's actual birthday, we celebrated with family only. My in-laws were here too, so it was all of us accompanying Liam on his big day! 

On Sunday the 30th we celebrated Liam's birthday with friends. It was a picnic party at Parc de la Ciutadella, with a yummy red velvet cake from Cup&Cake. I couldn't be thankful enough to all those who made it and showed their love to Liam <3

And that's about it! More to come next year :p