Meeting 90-year-old Ms. Monroe!

De Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam: The venue dates centuries back, 1409. De Nieuwe Kerk is a place of worship turned into the cultural meeting point in the heart of Amsterdam. Underneath its historical memories lies plenty of pride and prejudice. Every part of its structure is an attention-grabber: the pipe organs, the stained glass windows, the mixture of the flooring. No…

"I am between these walls because I chose to, but victims of the disgraceful World War II, didn't!" – Summary of my trip to Berlin

 My visit to Berlin was a learning experience. I heard tragic facts. I saw monumental sites tracing back those miserable war days for the Jewish people. I also saw the remarkable heritage which tells its own story. Some disgraceful,others with glance.   The weather was perfect to go for a guided cycling sightseeing. You can easily rent a bike…

Beyond arte with love

Camilla Groen in her secret world, where she celebrates colours, love and art. I first encountered Camilla’s work  in a moment of celebrating love, at the Valentine’s fair. It was the most inspiring corner with string artwork and paper crafts. Camilla went to university in the capital of Rio de Janeiro to get her degree in International…

Enamelling with Mana Ottmer – the Georgian jewellery designer talked me through the ancient technique of Enamel.

Houten, The Netherlands. Apart from her divine culinary, Mana Ottmer is also known for jewellery designing. She uses the ancient technique of Cloisonné Enamel.   According to the Association of Dutch Enamelers (Vereniging van Nederlandse Emailleurs): “The cloisonné technique was already applied in the 5th century BC. It is a form of enamelling with a crushed wire in…

Enamelling with Mana Ottmer – the Georgian jewellery designer talked me through the ancient technique of Enamel.

Houten, The Netherlands. Apart from her divine culinary, Mana Ottmer is also known for jewellery designing. She uses the ancient technique of Cloisonné Enamel.   According to the Association of Dutch Enamelers (Vereniging van Nederlandse Emailleurs): “The cloisonné technique was already applied in the 5th century BC. It is a form of enamelling with a crushed wire in…

Houten ladies get the "Lecolook"

Houten, 10 February 2016 – Leco van Zadelhoff well-known between the celebrities for his beauty expertise  was at Douglas perfumery  giving some golden tips to the ladies. Leco is a Dutch make-up artist and stylist . Everyone loves his special touch which is known as the “Lecolook”. He has a make-up line sold exclusively at Douglas branches. I didn’t get…