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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

4 / DISCOVER art

The Netherlands has a wealth of art heritage and amazing museums of classic and contemporary art. and seeing that Amsterdam is one of the world's art capitals -- do yourself a favour and go to a major art exhibition. The five and half years I lived in Amsterdam (Dec 2004 - June 2010) two major museums were under renovation. Namely the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum.

Monday, August 10, 2015

3 / DANCE the night away

There are so many shows, concerts and clubs to go to in Amsterdam. We went dancing at the Melkweg on one of their hip-hop nights.

Friday, August 07, 2015

Putting loss and love in words

Someone very dear to me passed away recently. Her selfless devotion to her family and community serves as an example to many of us who were raised by her. She is beloved and cherished by many and although her funeral took place a continent away those of us here at home have had to hold on to each other for strength and support. I have almost no words to express the paradox of what I am feeling... the deep sense of loss and yet a calm knowing that she is in a better brighter place.

I just read this beautiful post on How To Write a Condolence Note from one of my go-to-blogs and it couldn't have appeared at a better time. There is a condolence book at the family home and messages from friends and family near and far have been pouring in via email and telephone. I'm gathering my words...

Wishing you a tranquil and loving weekend.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

She's here... my New Boho Book

How gorgeous is this book?

 Blakeney shows us 20 "Bohemian" homes and divides them into 5 categories:
1. Modern: clean and functional
2. Folksy: art and objects with history/ancestral
3. Romantic: sweet
4. Nomadic: tons of colors and fabrics
5. Maximal: all of the above

The verdict is out -- I am a Nomadic Bohemian.