AWAY FROM KEYBOARD #45

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Happy New Year everyone!! I took some time off on the last days of the year. I spent quality time with friends and family, which felt like a mini vacation. Now the new year is here, I am fully charged to reach for the stars again! Here are some snaps from December. I’ll see you again soon!

X Lily


NewFysic

I was just getting into my new lifestyle with Newfysic until the holidays came. I lost almost 3 kgs already, but I don’t dare to get on that scale now. BUT, no excuses anymore, I am going for it together with more work outs from now on. I am going to dedicate a full article about my Newfysic diet real soon!

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— Asian News —

My fixed column/photo diary in the Asian News newspaper, 50.000 copies spread in the Benelux! You grab one for free at all Asian hotspots!

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— FCpowerbreakfast —

Christmas breakfast with Fashionchick was really fun. The breakfast was located at Snckbr, but served by Superfoodies. We went home with a nice Xmas present goodie bag with this cute Xmas sweater from Modemusthaves.com.

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— OOTD —

Somewhere in the South of Amsterdam  I bumped into this wall, in ‘de Pijp’.

sweater: H&M / jeans: Topshop / shoes: Puma / bag: Valentino by Mario Valentino

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— Ice Amsterdam —

Selfie with my wifey @Linseysijmons. She was the photographer of the shoot for Avanca, see here.

earmuffs: Avanca / scarf: Granny’s finest

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— Corner Bakery —

After the shoot with Linsey we went for foodporn: pancakes, milkshakes etc at the Instagrammable Corner Bakery.

address: 1071 ds, Johannes Vermeerstraat 40

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— L’occitane —

First time getting to know L’Occitane at the Eyes for the World presentation in store. Love the idea to support a great cause while doing the holiday shoppings. BTW, the advent calendar of L’Occitane is amazing, opening a mini size product every day!

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— Squadgals Xmas dinner —

Vegan Xmas dinner with my Squadgals (@linseysijmons, @formulafarah, @nathaliekemna, @gabrielle_koster)! You don’t see them here, but the Instagram husbands were lined up to take this picture lol.
The ladies (me not included :D) cooked a terrific 3 course dinner with recipes from the ‘Green Happiness’ book. They really proved that vegan can be delicious too! :)

top: Mango / skirt: Asos / belt: Mango / book: Green Happiness

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— Kiehl’s —

I was invited to do a skin consultation at their flagship store in Amsterdam. I can recommend this free service to everyone. I even went back and brought a friend of mine to do this too.

They determine your skin type and ask for your current skin care routine. Based on the results and your needs they give you advice on their products that fits you.

I have a dry to normal skin type during the winter months. I wanted to bring everything home, but I start with these 5 products that should improve my skin within a few weeks. I am using it for 2 weeks now and I am really really happy with it!

address:Kalverstraat 94, 1012 PH , Amsterdam

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— Estée Lauder Youtube workshop —

One of my plans for 2017 is making more videos. It’s a scary process when you are used to blogging. I find it really challenging to film myself without being too boring.

The Youtube workshop organized by Estée Lauder was the perfect opportunity to absorb the video knowledge with tips and tricks from the youtube guru Mascha Feoktistova (Beautygloss & Vloggloss) and Gigi Bowmer (make up artist).
I was really inspired to take videos to the next level. I recorded some footage that I might use for my Intro on my Youtube channel. Follow along here, to see the results soon!

PH by Flyershots – Geert Broertjes

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— OOTD —

skirt: Zara / jacket: Boohoo / boots: River Island / bag: Gucci

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— Xmas —

In our busy lives these days, it is nice to have traditions where family and friends come together, like during Christmas time. I had the best time off-line this Xmas with presents, yummy food, board games and reminiscings.

My sis “in-law” is the best cook I know and you know you are in for a treat when she preps something. The best thing is that it’s super yummy guilty free food :)

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— Metropolitan cafe —

Brunch with lifestyle bloggers makes up for the best Instagrammable pictures :)

address: Rokin 83, 1012 KL Amsterdam

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— Quality time —

A week off to recharge and spent time with family and friends.

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— Happy New Year —

Last day of the year! So ready for 2017! Bring it on!

coat: Asos / sweater: Liv the Label / necklace: Louis Vuitton / ear rings: Marni x H&M / bag: Chanel

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  • Rachel

    So cool!

  • Happy New Year Gorgeous!! Looks like you had the best December month!! Wish you all the best for 2017!! Too bad I missed you in Amsterdam, but I’m sure we will see each other soon somewhere on the globe;)! Big Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Happy New Year sweetie! Too bad I missed you in Amsterdam. Hope to see you soon somewhere else on the globe ;) X Lily