Sunday, March 17, 2013

Petit Trianon

This adorable vintage and second hand boutique is a gem for every fashionista living in or just visiting Holland. Like every unique shop this one is also hidden behind the mainstream shopping streets.
Mainly women's clothing are for sale here. Also various accessories are available. And of course many high end brands.
The clothing collection is quite special. Just check out the photo's and you'll understand what I mean.

Once in a while, the owner organizes a meeting with wine tasting, snacks and collection overview. Those events together with photo's of the items are shown on the Facebook page.
People can order the items via Internet aswell. If you are interested, just leave a message on Facebook. Or get in contact with the owner, who is visible at the information section on the page.

Colorful Vintage Leather Jackets

Designer Blazers


See Through Tops

Suede and Leather


Heels And Flats

Vintage Shades

Address: Herenstraat 75, 1211 CA Hilversum, the Netherlands

Let me know what you think about this shop or just vintage clothing in general.  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Post-Asia Blues

I'm always a little sad when I return home from abroad. But when the journey have been far and long, it is even more difficult to handle its end. Looking back at photo's helps to soften the grief. Carried items like souvenirs and gifts ensure that good memories remain longer. Preparing local specialties at home brings me even closer to the excotic atmosphere.
Last time in Bali, I went to a beauty salon for mani and padi. I usually do it myself, but abroad it is a pleasant treatment and a temporary reminder of holiday. In Singapore's Little India, I found an Indian Vogue which I took home for inspiration. And immediately after arrival, I bought all the exotic fruits for tasty healthy juices.
Traveling is great! It makes you wise, mentally rich, inspired, tolerant an totally addictive to it.

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Last stop of the trip was Singapore. I was so excited and curious. I felt really happy to spend a few hours there. Sure those few hours were not enough, yet it was a great an special experience.
You know, when you are abroad, you need some time to find out how everything works. Everything is new and not entirely clear. Well, not in Singapore. These people have everything to the detail.
The metro station is near the airport. Once you get through passport control you can directly go into the city. Purchasing tickets is very simple and figuring out which train or lines to take also. Everything is explained in English. People watching on the train was immediately interesting. Singapore residents are a mix of several nations. There are many Indians and even Westerners with children who look like all those peoples together.
Besides it's efficiency, Singapore stands out with it's clean streets, modernity, multiculture and cool architecture. The skyscrapers are unique, the Marina Bay Sands for example, how awesome is that building!? Every corner and street lives, the whole city is just amazingly vibrant. Food corners are everywhere, all of them look so good it's hard to choose were to eat. The same goes for shopping. There is a wide range of clothes and electronics.
Next to the contemporary, there are neighborhoods with traditions and culture, such as Little India. It is almost India, but with fewer people and cleaner environment, yet very charming and authentic. I'm a big fan of Indian cuisine and for the first time it was difficult to find where to eat. There was selection of cuisine from South India, Punjab, Jain and much, much more.
Oh, I just wished I could spend more time in Singapore. 

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