HOW TO: Pack your suitcase for a city trip



Are you going away on a short weekend trip? Learn how to pack your bag the right way for your next trip!

1. Make a list
Start things off by making a list of all the items you’ll need to pack for your trip. Take into consideration the local weather for the area to which you are traveling, as well as the different events, functions and activities you will be attending over the weekend. Before you bring all  non-essentials into your bag. 

2. Minimize Clothing
Don't pack everything you own–just enough clothing to get you through the weekend! As it is a weekendtrip (to Prague) I have brought a stunning dress for dinner parties or drinks in the evening. I also always bring one cardigan or a jacket for when the weather gets chilly. Mine is from KirobyKim 

3. Shoes
Comfort is something on the top of the list. Wear sneaker on the go and pack some sandals and a pair of heels in the suitcase! 

4. Toiletries
Keep it tiny! Do not bring the whole beauty case with you as it is just a weekend. I alway bring my concealer, eyeliner, blush and some lipstick with me. You might also want to invest in travel-size grooming products such as a body wash, floss, comb and brush. Certainly do not forget your toothbrush and toothpaste;) 

5. Electronics
We all bring our smartphones, ipad, cameras and other devices. The thing most people forget is the charger! It is also handy to bring an universal adapter which is compatible to all countries. 

Once you know what you will actually need, you can start thinking about things you want to bring. Bottom line: Pack efficiently! 


Foodporn sweet potato in the oven

How to bake a Sweet Potato in the oven

How sweet it is for your health to eat sweet potatoes! Not only do they taste like dessert, but they provide some surprising health benefits. If you purchase organically grown sweet potatoes, you can eat the entire tuber, flesh and skin. Baked sweet potatoes are delicious even when served cold and therefore make a great food to pack in to-go lunches.

 Sweet potatoes
 Olive oil
    Sea salt
    Sweet and sour cream
    Salt and pepper

1. Preheat oven and wash the sweet potatoes: Preheat oven to 200°C. Scrub the sweet potatoes well and pat them dry with a dish towel
2. Cut the potato in chunky fries and place each potato on a plate and drizzle with a small amount of olive oil. Using your hands, rub the oil in a thin, even layer all over the potatoes.
3. Put them into the oven to roast. It will take 30 minutes for them to be done.
4. In the mean while you can prepare the dipping sauce. Chop the herbs and garlic together and add them to the sweet and sour cream. Season it with some salt and pepper and you are ready to serve!
5. Enjoy your sweet potatoes!


Daily wear


Pair a good fitted skinny jeans with the right pair of heels. Wear them with a simple shirt, an everyday bag and a cute piece of jewelry and your are ready to go.

H&M denim shirt
Asos Jeans & sunglasses
Zara Heels
Denise roobol bag


A weekend in Rotterdam

A Weekend out and about in Rotterdam via Weekendjeweg.nl. Exploring Rotterdam from my spa room.


How to get a Luminous skin


How to get that luminous skin as if you were on a movie set. Many of us are willing to go to great lengths to find that perfect product that will not only cover flaws but also make skin look healthy and silky. Sometimes it is a struggle with liquid- and cream-base foundations but Chanel is now offering something that might just change your makeup routine.

First apply Le blanc de Chanel before the powder for radiance and correction. A unique blend of powders reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines for smooth, even, flawless finish.
Chanel Makeup Creation Studio has developed a skin-perfecting loose-powder foundation that comes with a mini Kabuki brush for easy application. Trust me the Kabuki brush is already magical as it picks up the perfect amount of powder, allowing it to settle down into the bristles, which means you don’t have to keep picking up more product. Always start at the center of your face, buff the powder into the skin in circular motions moving outwards. The perfect base is not set! Finish it off with an eyeliner, a light eyeshadow and luminous lipgloss and you're good to go.


BBQ for two

Briefcase barbecue, Ninja bbq tool set, Earth bowl via kikkerlandeu.com


Get down to barbecue business with this portable grill that fits within the confines of a sleek stainless steel briefcase. This versitile portable charcoal grill is a great way to grill your food wherever you are. Just unfold the case and follow the simple instructions and you'll be cooking in no time! A Grill for two. I'm sold!


Yellow fever

Wearing: Halter neck dress find it HERE