Saturday, April 19, 2014

Villa des Beaux Arts in Heeze, Noord Brabant

JCrew Collection Cape Trench

We decided to take a drive today to visit an art gallery in a beautiful old villa right across from the church in Heeze. I panicked a bit since I had packed rather haphazardly on Thursday (my house had been full of children all afternoon, playing dress up, singing Let it Go into fake microphones) and when I did my customary last check in front of the mirror just before the stairs I couldn't quite decide whether my coat was chic or Sherlock Holmes.

Funny when you get ready in the morning in your old bedroom and bathroom, checking your face and outfit in those same old mirrors... I wish I had had the benefit of selfie technology when I was a teenager - might have saved myself a whole lot of anxiety.

the church in Heeze

Inside the gallery the curator was preparing for a new exhibition opening on April 21: The Great Exotic Bird Show featuring Dutch artist O.C. Hooymeyer. Really worth a look if you are a reader from around  the area.

Sculptor Tom Seerden's works were on display as well. His Italian towns perched on slabs of marble are fascinating.

 Also right across from the church and next door to Villa des Beaux Arts is a little restaurant, so we stopped in for a glass of wine and some bitterballen, which is pretty much breaded and deep fried beef gravy, but so much more delicious than that sounds. I am lazying around my parents' house now while they have taken my children to the Circus. I could get used to this.

Friday, April 18, 2014

18 April 2014 in Holland






For this post I was inspired by simple pleasures, a glass of white bordeaux wine from Graves, a plate of white asparagus fresh from our local farm shop, tulips from the garden, the beautiful composition of a crowd of hosta plants, and the moss still thriving on my father's fire wood. Click on pictures to enlarge.

Easter in Holland

I'm leaving on a jet plane - loving my new blue presents while waiting for my midnight flight

It's very cold but the sun is out and the garden is abundant with spring.  Happy Easter everyone!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Bow Toe Shoes


nothing like a pair of pointy shoes with pink bows to make you smile - mine are Prada and all the above are Prada and Miu Miu, from a search at www.shopstyle.com

Friday, April 11, 2014

View from Barker Road

On an early morning hike around the Peak I looked down at this private rooftop pool on Barker Road. 
In my next life for sure.
(Click on photo to enlarge)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fave advertising campaign this season: L.K.Bennett

British model Sam Rollinson is pretty perfect in L.K.Bennett's spring campaign. It's my favorite campaign of the season - I love that the ingredients are all classics but styled and combined in a way to feel very fresh. I want to buy the shirt, the skirt, the shoes. Find it all on www.lkbennett.com.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mint Green Zara Chanel-ish Coat

Sometimes I worry with Zara things that are bright (or mint green for instance) that everyone will know exactly where I got it and that I'll run into loads of other girls wearing it. But with this one, who really cares if that is the case - it is soooo cute, and very light, without lining or shoulder pads.