A few weeks ago, we came back from a wonderful holiday to the beautiful Ionian island Lefkas (Lefkada) in Greece. I had visited Lefkas 22 years ago when we did a sailing trip around the Ionian Islands. Among islands like Kefalonia and Ithaki, we also visited Lefkas for a brief stop. From that time, when we … More Lefkas, Greece
Bring Me The Horizon – Follow You “Bring Me The Horizon” are a British rock band from Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK, founded in 2003. Their members came from multiple musical backgrounds within metal and rock.Their name was from the final line of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in which Captain … More My New & Hot Top 5, 24 April 2016
Recently I took a several day photography course at an institute in the beautiful city centre of Amsterdam. The institute was located in a small street somewhere between the Herengracht and the Keizersgracht. There I rediscovered the beautiful city where I was born some while ago. I left Amsterdam at the age of 16 years old, … More Beautiful Amsterdam!
I have never been a huge Prince fan in the first place and now he has passed away and hearing his music on a high rotation on the radio stations, I realize that I might have not made enough effort to listen to his music and appreciate it. This might sound a bit hypocritical, but … More “His Royal Badness” – 1958 – 2016
When I hear beautiful music I like, it can really touch me and bring tears to my eyes. Through the years there have been many of those songs for me and I decided to make a list of favorite “Songs That Make Me Cry“. Some of the songs have been released as singles and have … More Songs That Make Me Cry!
On November 26, my eldest son and I went to the show of Lianne La Havas @Paard van Troje, The Hague, The Netherlands. When we arrived at the (sold out) venue, singer Roseau was still on stage and you had to look twice to see if not already Lianne had already started playing, as they really look … More Lianne La Havas – Gig review @ Paard van Troje, The Hague, 26 November 2015
Alessia Cara – Here – Last week, Canadian singer Alessia Cara was nominated on BBC Music Sound Of 2016 top 15 longlist of new talent. When I heard “Here” for the first time, I immediately recognized the sample that is used in this song from Portishead’s “Glory Box”, but the original song comes from Isaac … More My New & Hot Top 5, 7 December 2015
The visionary mind of Louis Cartier, grandson of the original Cartier founder Louis-François Cartier, created the famous Trinity ring in the Cartier family workshop in 1924. A timeless masterpiece that is worn for almost a century by women and men of many generations, captivating their hearts and imaginations. The legend has it that in 1918, Jean Cocteau (designer, filmmaker, poet, … More Famous Jewelry Designers and Iconic Pieces, Part 1 – The Trinity Ring, by Louis Cartier
The original Georg Jensen Fusion ring was designed by Nina Koppel. Nina Koppel (1942 – 1990) studied textile design at Kunsthåndværkerskolen – Denmark’s School of Arts and Crafts in Copenhagen. She graduated in 1966 and during that same year, she established her own workshop where she collaborated with other artists specialising in design, clothing and soft … More Famous Jewelry Designers and Iconic Pieces – Part 2 The Fusion ring -Georg Jensen- by Nina Koppel
When I visit a cosmetics store it is always hard for me to resist those beautiful colored eyeshadow palettes with shimmer, shine and printed patterns. They are wrapped in beautiful boxes, velvet covers and cute little brushes are often included. Pure luxury in my opinion! Especially the limited edition palettes have a great attraction to … More My crush for eyeshadow palettes!