Coco wrote about going to bed beautiful. I get that because I always want to look my best when I’m with my man-person. Only this doesn’t mean hiding behind layers of foundation and mascara and other cover-ups. Read more.
On a Sunday you will either be looking forward to a bit of a fatty bite (I usually go to Warung Spang Makandra, the restaurant with the best roti in Amsterdam) or you’ll be seeking the healthier route. In either case, you probably had a lot to drink the night before. If you are going to choose the healthy meal option, I’ll give you three soups containing plenty of vegetables. I think your body could probably do with that after the night you had. Read more.
When I was last in New York one of the things I did was meet up with top model Cato van Ee. Cato and I grew up in the same city and share thousands of friends but funnily enough, before now, we never actually met. Read more.
Finally, after two weeks of shooting Holland’s Next Top Model in foreign lands, I arrived back home. During the flight (which lasted 12 hours) I din’t sleep a wink and after such a long period in a completely different place with a different time schedule I have all the right ingredients for a supreme jet lag. And for me there is nothing quite sweeter. Read more.
Of course we try to make it seem as though life is just one big laugh and a great party, but that is just not always true. Sometimes you just have a shit-day and Monday was that day for me. It started at home… Read more.
Aside from her upcoming Hunkemöller collection and some private chats during lunch, I asked Sylvie Meis how she stays in such incredibly good shape. And specifically what her workout regime looks like in anticipation of a sexy shoot such as with Hunkemöller. Read more.
who they are, what they do and where to find them
I’ve been paying attention here in New York. And the part that strikes me most are the people themselves. Step into a subway train a you’ll spot it right away. Very different types of people each with their own stories and dreams all around you. Read more.
One of the side effects from my detox (I’m eating again but my drinking hasn’t reached it’s old level yet) is that in the evenings I am still full of energy. On moments I was usually hanging on the couch with a glass of wine I am now active. Tonight I have my bedroom on my schedule. Read more.
When I was away for a week for the New York Fashion Week, I had a lovely nanny for my basil plant. That sitter also had a roommate, so between the two of them, surely they could have kept that plant alive. What do you think? You guessed it. Stone dead. Um, yeah, thanks. Read more.
Now that we have Vivian Hoorn to shoot the pictures for the Look of the Day, it is a battlefield between the editors to see who will stand in front of the lens. Because Viv, well, she takes the best pictures ever. Read more.
Nice is my favorite place. I have many favorite places but this one’s in my top 3. Every year, at the beginning of June, I fly out for a three-day beach trip. Easy, it’s a short flight and if you do it right you take off at seven thirty so you’ll be laying on the beach by ten. Read more.
The printed tee is here to stay: it’s comfi, tough and feminine all at the same time. It can also be combined endlessly and gives every outfit a hot rock n roll feel. Read more.
As you may know, I love to pick up a takeaway from the Marqt natural grocery store. They are yummy, kind of healthy and super easy. Perfect. In Marqt you can only pay with your debit or credit card, and it has always been like that. Yet, every time I’m at the checkout I say “can I use my card?” The cashier girl looks at me as if to say “DUH” and I mutter something about “ha-ha let’s call it force of habit ha -ha” and every time I feel like a dork. But I still do it. And there’s more. Read more.
After quite a few people have people have appeared on our shopping page, we thought we’d start looting our own editors. Yesterday I could finally poke around the palace of Liesbeth and it was a pure party. My goodness. Read more.
I may not be the most romantic person in the department but I am known for my Instagram addiction. And sometimes a minus times a minus equals a plus (not an algebra genius either) and I end up in the situation I’m in now. Read more.
Is it me or is everyone getting married? And why are all the magazines exploding with wedding dresses, wedding decorations and wedding etiquette? Not that I mind, my big sister is getting married this summer and as I’m the MC I welcome all inspiration. Read more.
The most embarrassing situations involving sex gadgets
No matter how hard producers try to rub the taboo off of sex gadgets, most people still get panicky when it comes to showing their appreciation for these items. And to be perfectly honest I totally understand. Read more.
There aren’t many brasseries in Paris that I don’t love. I could sit in one all day. In the cozy Café de Flore or lovely Café Charlot. Seriously, I can sit there for hours on end just watching Parisiennes. How they dress, how they eat, how they speak…sigh… everything really. These are the days I wished I lived in Paris. One day it will happen though and it won’t be forever, just for a while. Read more.