The Latest Hoxton Hotel

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This month, London’s “lo-frills hip hotel brand”, the Hoxton opened their first foreign outpost in Amsterdam, in five 17th century canal houses on the Unesco-listed Herengracht. (The brand plans to open two other outputs next year, one in Paris and an other in New York.) The five townhouses – that used to be home to the Mayor centuries ago – were entirely renovated and redesigned by a local interior designer team, the Nicemakers (mentioned in the previous post). As a result, today they house chic 111 rooms spread across five floors with plenty of quirks including some monumental ceilings and lots of canal views, as the hotel has two canals, on each side of the houses (the Herengracht and Singel canals). Downstairs there’s the restaurant Lotti’s run in partnership with Soho House & Co, plus they also have ‘The Apartment’ a meeting and events space and a mezzanine bar called ‘Up Top’. Thanks to the thoughtful planning and design, the Hoxton Amsterdam offers way more than just a bed&breakfast concept.
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Hotspots: SLA

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As I mentioned in the previous post I like the Jordaan in Amsterdam very much. It is probably the most known neighbourhood of Amsterdam, famous for its narrow streets and small courtyards, the canals, and cool hotspots: shops, authentic cafés, all types of restaurants, lunch & brunch places and bars. I spent a lot of my free time in that area when I lived there. I loved to just simply get lost in the little streets, explore fantastic shops, galleries, beautiful houses and finish the day in a nice café or restaurant. Today I will show you my beloved and often-visited healthy brunch & lunch place in the Jordaan, called SLA.
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A Converted Factory in Amsterdam

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When I was writing the previous post about intimate terraces I again bumped into a photo of a lovely terrace that is part of a splendid loft in Amsterdam. Not only because I absolutely worship lofts but also because the Jordaan is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Amsterdam, I decided to show you over this fantastic home in the following post. So here we go…
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Intimate Terraces

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I’ve been sitting in hot spell for a few days now, so after writing the previous post about that fantastic house in California with that stunning terrace, I started daydreaming of fabulous covered terraces like theirs. Today, I brought a careful selection of wonderful, peaceful and literally cool terraces that will surely carry you away – no matter where you are reading this blog post right now.

Here you will find various styles of terraces, with different furnitures, plants, and flowers, their sizes also vary, but some things are true for all of them: they are intimate, relaxing and resourcing + their owners are very very lucky people!
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Reupholstered

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I have always found it fascinating how chairs, small seats, armchairs, ottomans, sofas can totally reborn when they get reupholstered. (It caught my eye in Hanne Berzant’s home as well that she gave a new dress to her favorite armchair recently – see the image below) The style of furnitures can be completely reinvented by choosing a cool new fabric, and of course not only that certain piece of furniture itself but also the whole room where it is placed can get a very different ambiance.

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The ever-changing Stylish Home(s) of Hanne Berzant

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Hanne and Søren Berzant’s home near Copenhagen has always been a perfect example of Nordic aesthetics. Their 280 m2 turn-of-the-century apartment was refined, simple yet luxorious, bright and airy, the dominant colours, textures and materials were all natural. All the rooms were tastefully decorated with a Scandinavian touch of course. She and her family has recently moved to a villa in the north of Copenhagen and even though you can feel it is not 100% ready yet, the designer’s excellent taste has already appeared in every corner. Hanne is a designer and owner of a gorgeous Danish brand By Nord so no surprise we can always find quite some strategically placed By Nord products around their house.

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