A few months ago I started contributing for online magazine Best Wishes, a collection of city chapters where we share stories of creative people and their favourite places in town. I am in charge of the Amsterdam chapter and even though sometimes I am really struggling to combine my two jobs and finding time to arrange meetings with the people we feature, it is definitely worth the hard work.
It is really amazing to meet such lovely and interesting people. Most of them are entrepreneurs, artists, designers, photographers or illustrators and listening to their stories about how they made it to where they are now is so inspiring that after those meetings I always come home full of energy and ideas also about my own future.
One of the best parts of this job is also having the chance to discover new places in town, something that as you may have notice, is one of my biggest hobbies. Some of these people share this passion with me so I always end up knowing about this new coffee place that opened some days ago or this other hidden place.
If you are curious and want to know Amsterdam a bit more, you can always check my Instagram, where I share all my discoveries. And also head to Best Wishes and get inspired by these amazing people! There will be many more coming.
I love wintertime. For some people, it sucks getting out of home covered by layers of clothes and stand the cold, the rain and even the snow. Me, on the other hand, I love it.
I found out about Simply Slow totally randomly. They are a community that creates small gatherings once a month and -lucky me- they were doing a Winter Barbeque that same weekend! Ok, I had roasted potatoes in a fireplace before and grilled marshmallows at a bbq one summer... but a winter barbecue? I had to try that.
The venue was a barn in the outskirts of Amsterdam where we learnt how to make bread (or at least, some of us 'tried') and had some wonderful food surrounded by cows and hay bales. We warmed up with some glühwein and soup and continued the feast with delicious grilled sausages. To end up, nothing better than hot chocolate, cookies and butter cake, which gave us strength to bike all the way back to Amsterdam in the middle of the dark.
What a perfect Sunday afternoon! You can see some more -and probably better- photos here.