Spring and Sweets Daydreaming

Today is Valentine’s Day and Amsterdam is extra full of flowers.  The local bloemenkiosks (flower shops) peppered around the city have more buckets of bouquets on display—surely to supply gifts to those who are inclined (or compelled/forced/extorted) to be romantic this day. But this sudden burst of flowers in the city for Valentine’s Day is …

Brunch at Andaz Amsterdam

We’re grounded for the months of January and February.  At first, I dreaded the thought that we won’t be able to do our usual winter weekend getaways during the darkest and dreariest months of the year.  In 2012, we broke the long winter stretch with weekend trips to Barcelona and Tromso.  In 2013, we saw snow-covered Budapest …

Fall foliage in Amsterdam

What’s your favourite season?  Some people say that you tend to favour the season you’re born in and this actually holds true for me.  Born in November, I’m a real sucker for fall.  I love walking to work on crisp fall mornings—preferably with a hot beverage in hand.  I love fall fashion especially the layering …