Carolien is celebrating her first Sinterklaas in her new home and is also crazy busy with Christmas shopping. She shares a few handy addresses with us.

This makes me extremely happy: freshly painted nails and wonderfully soft feet from Sense! I’m not a big foot fan, so to make them bearable, I had them decorated with a tattoo and I ALWAYS have nail polish on: even when they are hardly seen during the winter…


STOP looking: I have found the ultimate cream against the cold: ‘Make a difference night cream plus’ from Origins. My skin starts pulling and showing dry patches whenever the thermometer drops below 10 degrees. Let’s hope this pot will get me through the coming months…

This is what we were working towards for months: cooking together for friends in our new kitchen, in this case on the eve of Sinterklaas.
Jon made his irresistible lemon chicken in the oven: and here’s to many more chickens being cooked in this kitchen!


Tip for Christmas shopping: the new store every.day.counts in the Kalverstraat. This Dutch brand creates clean, Scandinavian looks and that just happens to be my taste! On my wish list: the burgundy leather pants.

A present was waiting for me at Iconic Studios, much to my great surprise and joy: these wonderful chaps from Santa Chè. They give any outfit an immediate injection of cool and you can combine them with heels. They even look cute with my Zoe Karssen tracksuit.