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October 4, 2015


1. Snowboots Pepper - Tamaris, 89,95 | 2. Jas - H&M 89,99 | 3. Sjaal - WE 24,99 | 4. Hillary Clinton speld - Etsy: The Found Retail 8,90

Foto: Anouk Steketee. Helaas kan ik geen verkoopadres vinden; maar wat een mooie plaat.

October round-up. Follow the links to the retail adresses. Photo by Anouk Steketee; sadly enough it doesn't come with a retail adress, can't find it.. 

August 30, 2015


Ik ga even over op Nederlands. Dat typt toch een stuk makkelijker weg en zoals zovelen typ ik er dan gewoon een korte Engelse versie onder. Fijne bijkomstigheid: ik heb dan het idee dat ik ongegeneerd meer leuke Nederlandse dingen op de site kan zetten.

Zoals deze: boekhandel Het Colofon in Arnhem. Per toeval binnengelopen vanwege de ramsj, bleek het een nieuwe favoriet. Een enorm aanbod van oude, maar vooral ook nieuwe boeken, aangevuld met vintage meubels, een café, hebbedingen en kunst. Een beetje een rommelige inrichting, waardoor je vanzelf gaat zoeken naar mooie boeken. Maar vooral dat grote aanbod van boeken: nieuwe, oude en bestsellers, kom je tegenwoordig niet meer in elke boekhandel tegen. Alsof deze boekhandel het in deze tijd helemaal niet moeilijk heeft.

En voor kindjes: niet de signeersessie van Charlotte Dematons missen op 10 oktober! Ze signeert niet alleen, maar doet ook een mini-theatervoorstelling en leest voor. En daarna (of daarvoor), naar de Arnhemse Kinderboekwinkel aan de Weverstraat 26 (even door het Hemelrijk en je bent er), ook een walhalla.

Boekhandel Het Colofon vindt je aan de Bakkerstraat, nummer 56, Arnhem.

I'm moving over to Dutch: easier to write in, and by typing these bits in English, I hope this blog will still be an easy read.
Lately I visited Het Colofon, a new to me bookshop (Bakkerstraat 56, Arnhem). It's a wonderful cosy big bookstore, also filled with art, vintage furniture and a cafe. It has a huge assortiment of books, not very common these days. On the 10th of October Charlotte Dematons pays a visit; make sure to be there. And then take a peek at the Arnhemse Kinderboekwinkel as well.

[Foto's via hetcolofon.nl]

August 16, 2015


These tiles with Japanese patterns are my favourites. Big tiles, small details, matured color. The designs are nineteenth century, made of lavastone and hand painted. I don't really know if all three pictures are the same style/tile, but they sure look very much alike. The tiles are for sale at Made a Mano.
Find more great patterns and products at their website. I think this shop totally rules as they've also got Escher tiles in their collection! 

[Pictures via Made a Mano and Danielle de Lange

August 9, 2015


I made this rhubarb cake a few months ago. As rhubarb is still for sale at the grocery store, worth to mention here. Again a delicious recipe by Yvette van Boven. And it looks good too, on a plate. Buy the article/recipe here (dutch only).

This one was delicious too. It took like three hours to make, but when you've got the time, it's really delicious. Makes a good desert.

[Image by what rose likes]

July 28, 2015


Two weeks ago, I went on a short trip to London with two of my friends. We've known each other since high school and came to visit the fourth of our group, who currently lives in London. Best thing: we took the bus instead of the metro. It was so much fun to see the streets, boroughs and people, which you don't get to do from under the ground. Bonus: we didn't have time too see a lot of things, but this made it all worth it as we saw so much more. Other: we've seen The MouseTrap, running for it's 63th year, which my mother went to see when she was the same age as I am now. Notting Hill, Portobello road. Taking our time of to eat a piece of cake, a hamburger, or drink a gin tonic. (No rushing means having twice as much fun, I finally discovered :). And last: Tate Brittain.
All musea are free, and as we got a spare sunday morning before our plane left, this was the perfect way to spend our time.

I also wanted to visit the Westminster Abbey (because I've always remembered the funeral of Princess Diana), but at saturday morning, it was crowded with tourists, and we we're glad to find an escape at the Victoria Embankment Gardens. A beautiful little park, a highlight which we just bumped in to.

Top photo: Bonnington Square, near Vauxhall Station. Second: St. Martin's Theatre, located at West Street. Third and further: Buckingham Palace; a window in Notting Hill; Tate Brittain, located at Millbank (tip: look to the other side of the Thames and you'll see the building of the MI6, as seen on Skyfall - James Bond).

And.. best of all tips: bring a selfie stick! You'll feel like a total idiot, but believe me, you'll come home with the best and funniest group pictures you've ever seen!

[holiday pictures, What Rose Likes]