AWAY FROM KEYBOARD #44

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Ciao from Italy! We last minutely decided to celebrate my boyfriends birthday in Rome! I have been busy since I am back from the USA. Below you can see what I have been up to. Lot’s of new hotspots, fun events and I am spoiled big time with many gifts!


— Jo Malone —

In the 3rd week of November I had my first Xmas dinner already! Jo Malone knows how to celebrate Xmas. The gift packages are in store already. If you have read the other AFK (here), you have seen my first Jo Malone London experience. It has been my favorite fragrance ever since!

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— The Duchess —

The day after I got back from the USA, I met up with Larissa and Elke for lovely high tea at The Duchess. It is the best high tea experience I had in Amsterdam so far with a wonderful ‘Alice in wonderland’ theme.

address: Spuistraat 172, 1012 VT Amsterdam
website: www.the-duchess.com

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— Fashionchick —

Last call day of the season with all these gorgeous blogger babes. I had the best time shooting the video’s for Fashionchick “Elke dag een look” on Net5. Can’t wait for next season ;)

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— Maison DeMani’s —

Love to find new hotspots in Amsterdam. Maison DeMani’s is run by two lovely sisters. I enjoyed the yummy red velvet pancakes, Egg benidict and some more sweets.
tip: If you want to have a high tea, you have to book it in advance.

website: www.demanis.com
address: Jan van Galenstraat 155HS, 1056 BP Amsterdam

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— Ninour —

Months of catching up with @polabur. She always shows me the hidden gems of my own city, like this adorable place Ninour shop deli, where we had lunch.

website: www.ninour.nl
address: Eerste Jan Steenstraat 109, 1072 Amsterdam

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— Smashbox —

Playing with Smashbox make up during their make up workshop. Love their primer!!

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— The Butcher opening —

As a burger lover, I had to go the big openingen of The Butcher in the Adam toren. A beautiful location across from the Central station of Amsterdam.

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— Marktplaats Goudmijn show —

First time on a catwalk last week at the Marktplaats Goudmijn show with 50 other bloggers.
Like the outfit?  You can place a bid on the looks here.

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 — Friends of the Brands —

Yay, I was invited to another Friends of the Brands event. I can never get used to be spoiled like this. I seriously had to order an Uber back home, because the goodie bag was way too heavy! I love it that they always support a good cause. This time it was “het vergeten kind”. We had to bring a gift for a kid and wrap it at the event.

After that it was time to explore the brands in the beautiful suits of The Grand Hotel. Here are a few of my favorites:

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— OOTD —

Brrr… this coat perfect for the coldest days in Amsterdam!

shirt: Clarence et Jude / coat: Lipsy / bag: Valentino

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— Chocomel —

Chocomel surprised me with 15 liters of Chocomel, delivered by this cute guy. I wasn’t home unfortunately, but my boyfriend opened the door :D How cool to have all the letters to spell “Hashtag by Lily” in Chocomel!

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— Flatlay —

New make up in from Victoria Beckham x Esteé Lauder <3

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— Vestiaire Collective —

Beautiful items spotted at the Vestiaire Collective event.

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— Asian NL —

My photo diaries in the Asian News newspaper, 50.000 copies spread in the Benelux!

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— Primark Opening —

Last week I went to the Primark opening event in Amsterdam. This Primark has 7(!) floors, full with fashion & lifestyle goodies.

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— Waffles —

Waffles with Polina from the Albert Cuyp market in Amsterdam.

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— Maison PR —

Finally visited the new Maison PR HQ. Apparently I was a good girl this year, as Sinterklaas left a present and a new pair of Sacha shoes for me there <3

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— Airport OOTD —

Off to Rome with the birthday boy! Speedy packing! We booked our flight 3,5 hours before departure lol.

knits: Primark / coat: Primark / bag: Rebecca Minkoff / jeans: Topshop / shoes: Sacha / trolley: American Tourister

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