maandag 15 september 2014

Opening First or Second

This Saturday I drove to Alkmaar to visit the opening of the First or Second conceptstore. The faces behind this great project are Jantine & Vivian (April and May) who worked very hard to restyle, furnish and decorate this beautiful store. The 1OR2 Villa is decorated like an amazing luxurious home where anyone would love to actually live in! Everywhere I looked I saw beautiful design, illustrations, art, accessories, vintage furniture, food and fashion! In the Villa, there's a Kids area & an Art area as well. At the 1OR2 Cafe you can sit back and relax, enjoy a cup of White Label Coffee and buy yourself some delicious chocolate. 

I'm very proud that a selection of the Costes collection is showed in the villa. For those of you who didn't know this about me; this is the fashion brand I work for! It's great that our collection is featured at this inspiring place...

It was great to be a part of this grand opening. I had to restrain myself from buying all kinds of things! But I'll be back soon...














Pictures by Marij Hessel

dinsdag 2 september 2014

Today's Crush: The Home of Marthe

Thanks to the Blog Favorites of Desire to Inspire I came across this cute blog called Marsipan og Smilefjes. The Norwegian Marthe blogs about her lovely home full of cute corners and beautiful pastel details. Unfortunately I can not read her Norwegian blogposts but I can look at the pictures! I really like the mixture of vintage with modern design... I'm in love! 










woensdag 27 augustus 2014

VTWonen Blogazine

A while ago I was contacted by Meet the Blogger & VTWonen if I was interested to be featured in their upcoming Blogazine together with a selected group of national & international bloggers. Of course I was honored to be a part of this inspiring magazine! This weekend I received the Blogazine together with the latest VTWonen magazine, I was so thrilled! It's also really nice to get to know more about my fellow bloggers by reading about their way of working and the things that they stand for. I'm very proud to be in this magazine together with such talented bloggers! Let me show you the result...

Get your own Blogazine here!










Pictures by Marij Hessel

woensdag 20 augustus 2014

A Happy Home

This weekend I made some pictures of our home again. I bought our new dining table on my birthday. I think it fits much better with the rest of our interior & I've been wanting a round dining table for a while now. First I was thinking about painting it white but now I'm not so sure anymore... What do you think?

The mint in our garden is growing fast so I can drink as much mint tea as I like. This week I also ate the first pickle out of our garden and I'm still waiting for the tomatoes to be ready.... It's pretty cool to grow your own vegetables and I'm already thinking about trying to grow some new things next year!




I got the beautiful cookbook by the talented blogger Yvonne from Yvestown for my birthday and I love it. The recipes, the pictures, the design.... Can't wait to start cooking but only browsing through this book is a treat! 

As you can see my cacti & succulent addiction is getting out of hand ;) A couple of weeks ago me and my friend Martine did a DIY with these planters. We dipped them into a bucket of  white latex, let them dry and drew some patterns on them with a black water-resistant marker.





I love being at home, being surrounded by my favorite colors and patterns, trying out recipes, being lazy together with my man, watch movies, read magazines... Enjoying the little things in life!

Pictures by Marij Hessel

dinsdag 12 augustus 2014

Etsy Love

Today I found some new Etsy favorites. A good way to find nice products on Etsy is to look at the favorites of shop owners you like. I really love the "fancy pants" postcard (1), such a fun thing to send to a friend! The personalized cake stencil (3) is a great gift for those who love to bake. And what about those leggy planters (5), how cute are they?! Again so much to see on Etsy. Whenever you're out of inspiration for cool gifts, this is where you need to be...









woensdag 30 juli 2014

A Happy Home: Our Improved Garden

This Spring we decided to give our garden a complete make-over. It was a lot of work, but the result gives us a lot of satisfaction. Now we can enjoy our garden the whole Summer long! We were lucky to get some help from friends and family to speed up the process. 

When the basis was there, I could do some styling which was the part I loved the most obviously! My trip to Marrakech was so inspiring that I wanted to bring back a little Moroccan style into our garden. The blue cushion and the pouf are from Marrakech. A couple of the other cushions and the little white side-table I bought at Household Hardware.The green cabinet we brought back from our holiday in France. This "Garde Manger" is originally meant to store appetizers like cheeses but we thought it was perfect for our garden.

We were also very fortunate with the weather so far and already had some nice dinners outside. Life is good!









Pictures by Marij Hessel
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