Carry on

Carry on...no not as in "keep calm and carry on" but as in carry-on luggage. Tomorrow I am going to Portugal for a, if I must say so, well-deserved get-away with four of my best girl friends. But we decided to travel with only carry-on luggage. This means one little suitcase for a 5-day holiday. … Continue reading Carry on

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Rwandaful

I visited Rwanda twice. And if you are looking for your next destination this country should be it! Land of a 1000 hills and a million smiles. Check out this amazing video to get a peek of what this beautiful country has to offer. But more important book your ticket and go find out yourself. … Continue reading Rwandaful

List of The lists

With the holidays approaching rapidly and 2014 in sight we are being overloaded by lists to conclude this years successes and failures. Fact is you only need a few of those lists to be prepared for the new year. So here is my selection to survive:  1.BBC Sound of 2014. 15 promising artists long listed … Continue reading List of The lists

Living in the dark.

Amsterdam, the 2nd of the December 05h55 Amsterdam Airport. My plane lands after a 9 hour flight from sunny Kigali. It is still pitch dark! The purser on my flight happily tells us that the local temperature is 3 degrees. If that doesn’t wake you up after 6 weeks of tropical weather I don’t know what … Continue reading Living in the dark.

Turning fabric into dresses

I am in love with African fabrics, always have been. The colors and the prints are just insane!  Vlisco is one of my favorite African Fabric producing brands. Even though they are Dutch based they have been making African women look fabulous for over 167 years. So my trip to Rwanda was thus the excellent … Continue reading Turning fabric into dresses