Wednesday, December 31, 2014


we're celebrating the last day of this year in a small village near alba in piemonte, the gastronomic heart of northern italy
dates stuffed with goat's cheese, wrapped in prosciutto & baked in the oven for a few minutes and a festive salad of bitter leaves with a balsamic dressing, images: mikkel vang, let there be light, image ginny branch

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


we already wanted this book because of it's beautiful colorful cover, without even looking inside….
but mexico, the cookbook by margarita carrillo arrronte, is the first truly comprehensive bible of authentic mexican home cooking, written by a living culinary legend, features 700 recipes from across the entire country, showcasing the rich diversity and flavors of mexican cuisine, so we want it because of the mouthwatering recipes and beautiful photography as well. 

Monday, December 29, 2014


festive matches, a colorful hat & the ultimate party dress for new year's eve

gold foil printend matchbox via leifcolourblock knitted hat with pompon via joe fresh, cotton linnen shift dress satellite of love, with exclusive sequin embellishments, via gorman

Friday, December 26, 2014


although we're italy at the moment, like everybody in the netherlands we celebrate a second christmas day.

Thursday, December 25, 2014


have a wonderful day
enjoy a simple but beautiful table setting with antique silverware, brass candlelabra's, crispy white napkins and porcelain plates with gold edges. images: anouk de kleermaeker, last image: mikkel vang

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


christmas tree at het waterfront & home made chocolate, hmmmm
christmas tree chocolate with roasted nuts, chili flakes and orange peel & chocolates with roasted nuts, rosé pepper and sea salt flakes. dead easy to make, recipes after the break. image: oivind haug, recipe: anne maelum, via taverne agency 

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


white christmas & red baubles
so beautiful all these red christmas baubles in the park, found on flickr

Monday, December 22, 2014


we're planning on dreaming away in front of the fireplace in italy with this book during christmas
take a look at more than 220 stunning rooms selected by the editors of elle decor, via amazon

Sunday, December 21, 2014


merry christmas from nathalie & leonoor, we'll be in italy…..!
ice waffle cottage by dietlind wolf, bambi by oivind haug, via taverne agency

Friday, December 19, 2014


a very classic & very easy but very tasty christmas dinner
roast turkey with baked root vegetables and dried fruit compote, and vanille & almond ice cream for desert. images: robbert koene and liezel norval kruger via taverne agency, recipes after the break

Thursday, December 18, 2014


home baked cookies 
images: robbert koene and liezel norval kruger via taverne agency, raspberry cookies, using a recipe of paul lowe after the break, this is a basic simple cookie recipe that never fails to please.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


home baked is always the best

home baked by dutch freelance food stylist, recipe writer, chef and columnist yvette van boven, definitely the ultimate cookbook for home baking. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


christmas baubles & blueberry muffins
christmas baubles, image: mikkel vang and home baked blueberry muffins, image: oivind hang both via taverne agency. recipe after the break, by leonoor ottink

Monday, December 15, 2014


fun fur & gloves with swiss cross

fun fur clutch in coral, via topshop, fingerless gloves with swiss cross by leif

Friday, December 12, 2014


oysters, the best ones are those that you harvest yourselves.
serve them cold, on a bed of ice with a few drops of lemon juice,  image: oivind haug

Thursday, December 11, 2014


super inspiring victorian townhouse in london
love the flowers and cushions in warm red with the rough walls and tribal mask, images: mikkel vang

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


a cookbook with almost 300 traditional recipes for family meals & gatherings, what other cookbook do we need this time of the year?
french feasts by stephane reynaud, photography by marie-pierre morel, via amazon

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


advent calender
this gorgeous advent calendar is made by my friend lisanne helling, who also works as a knitwear  designer for brands like mc gregor fashion group, tommy hilfiger and gaastra international sportswear. image: ton zonneveld. via taverne agency. posted by leonoor

Monday, December 8, 2014


knitted dress & kitchenshelves
knitted dress via gap gift guide. kitchen shelves, i've immediately decided to reorganize my kitchen, image via beth kirby, posted by leonoor

Saturday, December 6, 2014


hueso restaurant, a curiosity cabinet of 10,000 bones in mexico
an enormous curiosity cabinet painted entirely whiten hueso in mexico's guadalajara city is a restaurant that's more of a work of art than anything else. created by celebrity chef alfonso cadena and designed by his brother ignacio cadena of cadena+asociados concept design studio, the unconventional albeit somewhat chilling interiors of this restaurant are second to to none. more images after the break, reblogged from yatzer

Friday, December 5, 2014


donna's chicken skewers with peanut sauce from the latest cook book of donna hay, the new classics.
recipe after the break

Thursday, December 4, 2014


'the white house' in melbourne, australia
a talent for unearthing unexpected treasure in junkyards and second hand markets (on sunday morning market in melbourne it's hard to miss lynda!) led melbourne designer and collector, lynda gardener, to rescue a ramshackle old miner's cottage and transform it into a warm and inviting country retreat. images: mikkel vang