Monday, 30 November 2009

The BIG Question

I went to school today (surprise!) and had to hear what I've missed, so that I can catch up with the others.. My friend told me that I should make an essay for this Friday.

The subject: What is life for?

First I just thought; "Yeah, okay then -coming up", but when i really got to think about it wasn't that easy. Because, what is this hole thing about? Maybe there isn't any meaning at all, or maybe I just don't wanna know it?
If we really go down to the bottom, is our big mission then just reproduction? Or happiness - and what is that? 'Cuz you simply can't be happy all the time. It sometimes comes in a glimpse, and then disappear again.
But maybe life is about dying? Without death you wouldn't want to live, I think. We do what we do because we have a "deadline". If we haven't done what we want to do before death, it's just too bad.! That deadline make me feel that I have to do something.

Song of the day: Santogold - "You'll Find A Way"

Sunday, 29 November 2009

The Buys

You have to see the stuff i bought in The Land of the Tulip!

The puffy circus-skirt is from a vintage store called Episode on Berenstraat in Jordaan (can also be found in Paris, London, Brussel, Rotterdam and Antwerpen). I also visited other vintage stores, and Laura Dols was adoring! It's really annoying that I didn't thought about taking some pictures in there, 'cuz it was extraordinary!

The ballerina is from the Christmas-market in Bijenkorf (department store). It was a really odd selection of stilettos, mobile phones, mushrooms, Dutch Santa (Sinterklaas), and much more - all for the Christmas tree!


  1. My Grandma and I at our hotel.
  2. Fantastic window close to Zuiderkerk.
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  4. The big house on Nieuwmarkt - looks like a castle!
  5. At FOAM (photo museum).
  6. At FOAM.
  7. Red Light District.
  8. Red Light District.
  9. Red Light District.
  10. Might be Kritjberg (church).
  11. Leidseplein.
  12. Magna Plaza (department store).
  13. Westerkerk (church).
  14. Jordaan (area).
  15. Amstel at Rokin.
  16. Oudezijds Voorburgwal (canal) with St. Nicolaaskerk (church) in the background.
  17. Oudezijds Voorburgwal with Oude Kerk (church) in the background.

The Goodbye Amsterdam

It was kind of sad actually. First i realized that I went from home with the wrong camera-laptop-plug, then my laptop passed out because of a low battery (Danish plugs don't fit into Dutch sockets). So none of the promised blogging fro there..
But I will - of course - try to compensate for the missing history! Therefore you'll get a lot of pictures of the beautiful canals (there's more than Venice!), architecture, and lights.

People (those from LonelyPlanet for example) says that there isn't any Christmas-decorations there's worth mentioning in Amstel-land, but i simple MUST disagree! It's maybe not as big (and tacky?) as it is in London, or as romantic as Paris - but it's just cozy. See for yourself!

Song of the day: Kanye West -"Homecoming"

Thursday, 26 November 2009

The World of Coffeeshops

This is a chaos. It simply has to be said. But it's nice walking down the canals, while the sun make the water sparkle, though.. Here's kind of beautiful i a sick way - like a blue tulip.

When we found the hotel (it was like 13.00 or something) I had already seen the five first hash-smokers. When we leaved the hotel after a short time we saw all the prostitutes in the windows. It's kind of funny (or maybe just bizarre) that they sit there in their underwear, reading a magazine, talking on the phone, and then - woops! - she got a costumer.

I've been to the Historic Museum which was - big. It's holding a lot disgusting paintings actually. The kids looks mean, and the men smile in a knowing way, while the women just not is especially presence.

The best of today's experiences must be the impressing bookshops and Café Hoppe on Spui [Square], and the restaurant Brasserie Harkema (Nes 67) where I got the best vegetarian lasagna ever!

Worst? Hm, might be the time when I walked down a street in the Redlight District 2pm and two guys yelled: "Hey lady - looking good! Want some smoke?!". It was maybe only bad because I hold my mothers hand that moment. Awkward.

Song of the day: The Velvet Underground - "I'm Waiting For The Man"

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

The Packing-Thing

I love, love, love when it's time for packing! It's kind of the unofficial start on the trip.
You find out what you want to wear, mix the clothes, so that you can use it together in different ways, and pack a lot of accessories so that you can spice it up a little bit. The best thing is when you organizes it and put it in the suitcase (I myself "think in squares")!

Here's my suitcase. I just need to put down my laptop and toiletries - then I'm ready!

Song of the day: Dan Sartain - "Hangers On"

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

My Soundtrack for a Rainy Day

  1. John Mayer - "Who says"
  2. Adele - "Daydreamer"
  3. Broken Social Scene - "Anthems for a Seventeen-Year-Old Girl"
  4. LCD Soundsystem - "New York I Love You, But You're Bringing Me Down"
  5. The Shepherd's Dog - "Resurrection Fern"
  6. Vanessa Paradis - "L'Incendie"
  7. Panic At The Disco - "Behind The Sea"
  8. Nirvana - "Come As You Are"
  9. Rob Pattinson - "Never Think"
  10. Lily Allen - "Who'd Have Known"
Hunt the songs down on or so and enjoy!

Rain and the Lists

I don't like the rain. It's cold, wet and it mess up my hair.. The drops hangs on my window as tears. This negative perspective came up when I checked the weather of Amsterdam. It's all rainy! I just hope they can keep the water in the canals..
But a little splash of water simply can't ruin my expectations for the trip.! Maybe in Amsterdam rain drops don't look like tears, but like diamonds?

I hope rain is okay for museums, shopping and cafés, 'cuz then I think I can handle it.
Here you got my lists:

Museums I'm going to visit:
*Amsterdam Historic Museum
*Anne Franks House
*Van Gogh Museum
*FOAM (photo museum)

Places to do some serious shopping:
*The vintage boutiques in "The Nine Streets"
*Magna Plaza (it should be a lot like Harrod's!)
*Dam Square (maybe just window shopping around here?)

I really hope that i I'll find:
*Some nice midi-high brouges (shoes)
*Classic, black clutch
*Dress with lace details

Cross your fingers for the rain to stop! I'll be really grateful :-)

Monday, 23 November 2009

Hello Miss Styleikon

Sometimes when I see celebrities on the red carpet, I just want to scream! They are getting all the clothes in the wold for free, and then they choose the ugliest dress ever! See for example Shakira's very yellow, very short and very boring thing at the AMA's (,,20321877,00.html#20708036) - nice shoes though..

The thing is, that I really think, people should have better inspiration opportunities than that. My fav stars in that matter is french actress Audrey Tautou, rocky Alice Dellal with the undercut, and of course Leighton Meester!

Here Leighton wears Louis Vuitton at one of the label's shows. Watch and learn people! ;-)

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Planning, planning!

I am REALLY going to Amsterdam this Thursday! I'm so excited, and I must say that it have been difficult to wait. I'm like a little child three days before Christmas - I want to get to it, and I want it to last forever!

I have done everything to make the time go faster and funnier. I have planned the whole trip (and with that I mean scheduled), found the best shopping and eating and besides been talking a lot about it! I even had to go watch "New Moon"!

So, now's only the packing left! It's really maybe one of the best parts, and I like writing the packing list. It's all about being smart and sneaky about what to wear - it have to fit the climate and still look fab!

Something fab is for example this necklace that I bought i H&M yesterday. I fell in love when I saw it in a magazine, and have only been confirmed! :D