Friday, February 27, 2015


homemade sausages with fennel
the ultimate combination for sausages, fennel & porc. image: armelle habib via taverne agency, recipe: leonoor ottink, after the break.

Thursday, February 26, 2015


an old office building in milan
it's not in rome, where leonoor is now, but this very nice home and workspace of stefanie barth and andrea tognon is downtown milan. a couple of years ago they found this two storeys office building, a former company for metal working. a great place where these 2 artists can live and work. more pics  after the break. images: nathalie krag and tami christiansen via taverne agency.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


the crumbled city map, who doesn't hate folding a map? well i do, a lot, what makes me a big fan of this crumble city map. they are the lightest maps in the world: they are indestructable, soft and waterproof, they can be crumbled, squashed and crushed into a ball. although not very detailed they are good for the big picture. a contemporary reinvention of the most basic travel tool, via amazon. posted by leonoor

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


guess what, i'm in rome with my family

on the piazza di spagna, window of il dolci di checco er carettiere in the via benedetta near our apartment in the area trastevere, in the pantheon and all kinds of pasta variaties on the piazza campo de' fiori. posted by leonoor 

Friday, February 20, 2015


potato puree, the ultimate comfort food
potato puree with celeriac & garlic, this is a great side dish for these last days of february. image: marjon hoogervorst and mikkel vang via taverne agency, recipe: leonoor ottink, after the break

Thursday, February 19, 2015


great escape on mallorca
this is absolutely one of my favorite spots, a lovely house in soller on the spanish island mallorca. the owners are anja koops and alain parry. anja is a well-known fashion stylist in holland and together with her husband alain they run a restaurant, balthazar's kitchen, downtown amsterdam. on mallorca they can escape from their busy life in amsterdam and get inspired by the spanish style and atmosphere. images: hotze eisma via taverne agency.  more pics after the break

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


oooh yes, invest in a classic trench, a very good idea for coming season
the ultimate classic trench coat, by apc. i think dressing up a dog is usually not a very good idea, but i couldn't resist this….via uncovet

Friday, February 13, 2015


beautiful savoy cabbage 
this is such a great dish, a soup with savoy cabbage, chickpeas & celeriac. image: colin cooke via taverne agency, recipe: leonoor ottink, after the break

Thursday, February 12, 2015


more green in your house

a small apartment in the popular neighbourhood frederiksberg in copenhagen, denmark. thilde santin bought this apartment 6 years ago. she fell in love with the amazing light and the fact that it is a penthouse made the place even more fantastic. she creates some green in her house because of the absence of a garden while she loves plants and flowers. it adds good energy and fresh air to the home and it brings a nice and calm atmosphere. images: pia winther via taverne agency

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


a book about fresh produce from the winter garden

for all of us in need of cooking inspiration during these last months of the winter, the winter harvest cookbook, including more than 200 mouthwatering recipes for the coldest months of the year. think roasted brussels sprouts with sweet potatoes and garlic, penne with kale, arugula and goat's cheese and roasted beets with feta and hazelnut oil.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


lovely ceramics, strappy sandals & a fedora hat  
in love with these japanese ceramic bowls. still cold but i've had enough of beanies; fedora hat with feathers, must have for summer, strappy sandals, both via topshop 

Friday, February 6, 2015


some times we just crave for an honest piece of meat 
sirloin steak, from a good butcher off coarse, sprinkled with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper,  grilled to perfection, served with good bread to soak up the juices  and a green salad, what more can you wish for? image: colin cooke via taverne agency

Thursday, February 5, 2015


lovely apartment downtown amsterdam

Wednesday, February 4, 2015


marco pierre white, 25th anniversary edition of white heat
once in a blue moon a book is published that changes irrevocably the face of things. white heat is one such book. since it was originally produced in 1990, it has gone on to become one of the most enduring classic cookbooks of our time. with its unique blend of outspoken opinion, recipes and dramatic photographs by the late legendary photographer bob carlos clarke, white heat captures the magic and spirit of british chef marco pierre white in the heat of his kitchen.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


summer must haves, dots, sneakers & leather sandals 

black & white sneakers, these are by pharrel williams for adidas, leather sandals, these are by chloe