Craving Amsterdam


meet ups
10/09/09, 12:24 am
Filed under: out and about

so happy the sun came out today!  been out and about the last few days schmoozing with the locals. discovered my favorite street so far..Utrechtsestraat, and it is only a 5 minute walk from our apartment!  a non-tourist street with the perfect mix of boutique shopping, cafes, book and specialty shops, cheese, fish and meat markets…i could live there and not have to leave.

met @kittynel at the Albert Cuyp Markt and went to her favorite cafe Mambo.  dished about photography and entrepreneurship.  trying to inspire her to go for it.  real talented girl that i look forward to spending more time with.

met kathy h.  the fabulous expat artist who we met 8 years ago while visiting a’dam.  turns out she lives one canal over from us and we can see her flat from ours.  she walked us around our hood and gave us the real scoop on where to go.  (like the best acupuncturist in the city is on our block)

met @wilg at the Nieuwmarkt and enjoyed several hours of sun.  i think i met the twitter queen of a’dam, or at least one of them!  check out her website http://wilgengebroed.nl/ she gave me one of her famous business cards, but would only let me have one (picture below) i really wanted 5! so hard to pick one.  ended up getting the one where she is on the sofa with her laptop, phone and tv (since i could relate so much)  i am fascinated by her sketches and her innovation.

and last pic is the White Monkey bar in Rotterdam where we met with annelies again.  we had a drink and hung at “the world’s best bar” says Lonely Planet.

plus threw in a few party pics for fun.

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..looking forward to see more of you guys too :) thanks for the lovely words!

Comment by kittynel

Mel!

So glad to see you are up to some exciting stuff. We miss you here, but I am envious of this amazing experience you are having. Soak it all up, enjoy it, meet lots of people, eat food that is not good foryou – and capture it all with these amazing photos. See you when you get back. xoxo

Comment by Maria Ross

Was great meeting you guys :) nice sunny inspirational afternoon. Love the pictures.

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