24 juni 2016

Hello Friday... the after glow

This week I joined on a little adventure with The Holy Kauw Company that was so much fun I'll be glowing for a few days. When Dutch interior magazine VT Wonen wanted to do a special summer lunch production they thought hey why not with actual food and fun people. 

I joined to help blogger friends Mireille and Arno with an extra set of hands and trust me it didn't feel like working for one second. It is a delight to be around these driven creative and food loving people. Two days of soaking in vitamin Inspiration. 

These are snap shots I have taken during the job. More amazing pictures of this production can be seen in the September issue of VT Wonen. Make sure to get a copy. 


During our expat life in Singapore I have not been working and now I want to surround myself with fun projects and inspirational people to grow and develop as a freelancer next to my blog. So if you are looking for a writer, allround creative or brainstorm partner be sure to let me know. I am looking forward to many more collaborations.

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17 juni 2016

Hello Friday.... Feed me!

Just cannot believe I haven't shared my all time favorites with you yet in the food department. I absolutely love food. Not necessarily the preparation of it but definitely the eating part. When we lived in Singapore we enjoyed so many different style kitchens. And here are some of my all-time favorites. The Donna Hay Miso Chicken is so jummie you'll want to eat your fingers with it. The toasted sesame ginger salmon is so velvety smooth and sweet with a ginger edge. To me it is a piece of heaven but I do have to say not everyone is a fan of salmon or sweetness in their food. I love it. And finally the barbecued white fish with a Thai dressing and coconut rice. Oh do try this as well.

I've added links to the recipes on the websites so be sure to click on the images.

There is a large gathering of food inspirations on my Pinterest Food board. But the ones I've tried, tested and loved get a separate category. Those are the true recommendations from my taste buds.

Another recent discovery is the website Isaks Table. I am working for a Dutch agent for a few brands helping out with social media and the newsletters. And we are so excited that this summer we will also launch new products from this great Scandinavian designer living in the United Kingdom. Can't show the products here yet but very soon...

Exciting times for her and my first suggestion seeing her food on this website was we need to invite her for an event for bloggers to promote the products. Hopefully the agent agrees to the plan and the designer says yes. We'll be in for a great treat than.

10 juni 2016

Hello Friday... A shout out to friends

Let me kick off this Friday with a huge congratulations to Irene Hoofs and her team from Koel Magazine. They have just gathered their last bit of funding through a succesfull Kickstarter campaign. Let the hard work begin and the group of enthousaists grow. Follow their adventures of the magazine coming to life on Instagram. 

But she is not the only one with something to celebrate. Another blogger friend has just launched antoher cook book. Soon she'll have more books on the shelf than Jamie Oliver. Congratulations Yvonne from Yvestown. I remember the words in your first book on how you had always wanted to publish a book. So many recipes and hours with your good friend Roel later you have already created a book shelf. Can't wait to see your new pretty in pink collection of recipes. 

I am very proud of these two ladies building their empire and expanding their online succes to offline print. Paper rules! 

For the Koel Magazine you still need to wait another few months but the Yvestown kookt can already be ordered by preorder here

I am looking forward to next week. Have a photoshoot planned with amazing product from Orla Kiely for NCAgencies. I've started to take over their social media and news letters. So much fun to do and just great to be working again. Hopefully the sun will continue to shine and we can get creative and productive.

Have a great weekend, keep the celebrations going and let's catch up next Friday. 

X Caroline

3 juni 2016

Hello Friday... Walk to the weekend in style

Unlike many other women I don't have a thing for shoes. That is... not the quantity of them. I think it is because not many shoes can make my heart skip a beat. Last week I landed on the website of Free People. Their fashion is too much hippy style for me but their shoes are right up my alley. I loved these Mystic blue peep toe sandals. Definitely selected to go on the Favorite Friday list. To see them in action I always view the catwalk from ASOS. Best way to see how they look on the feet.

But these were not the only ones I loved. This collection makes me want to be a shoes woman...

And there is more to discover in the Free People collection than just shoes and fashion. Their home collection also has some gems. They have this mini quilted couch online that has beautiful textured fabric. For someone else it may look like a train wreck from a house full of cats but I think it is something special.

As I am talking about shoes I would also like to share another brand that I've first spotted a few years ago. I think my love for this one comes from the craftmanship you can see in the shoes. The Bryr clogs look so soft and comfortable I could walk on them all day. Very nice colours and a good instagram account with many inspiring photos. Make sure to visit their website and Instagram account.

I love how more and more brands use Instagram to create a community for their brand. After all it is the perfect platform to create an image and show the atmosphere that your products belong in. At Bryr Clogs they also emphasize the craftsmanship and handmade aspect of their amazing collection. A account to follow if you are looking to do the same for your own brand.