Craving Amsterdam

we made it
11/09/09, 12:01 am
Filed under: out and about, Photos

our last day in a’dam was bright and sunny.  woke up to no clouds in the sky!  spent most of the time biking around and taking in the feeling.  how appropriate that we found this sign today.  the best part was at dusk when the fog was rolling in, biking through the little cobblestone streets lit up for the holidays.  so surreal.

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museumnacht…check out the fashion show
11/08/09, 1:10 pm
Filed under: amsterdam street fashion, out and about

got the gang and hit the streets for museumnacht. first stop the hermitage to check out ballet and the fashion show from young designers united. show.

had to sit on the floor, but that was all part of the fun.  the crowds were insane, standing in lines all night going from one place to another.  loved the energy of the evening with everyone biking, walking and tramming around to check out the next cool thing.

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had an inpirational afternoon with the glove queen
11/08/09, 12:36 pm
Filed under: amsterdam street fashion, business, out and about

ines the glove queen was the first person to follow me on @craveamsterdam and i was hooked from the first click to her website

i call her the glove queen cause…..did you check out her website yet?  you will know immediately why i had to meet her. on my mission to meet cool women in amsterdam this tops the list.  i invited barbara from @fashiontweet to join me to come check out the gloves.

we were so delighted to be invited into her gorgeous amsterdam home and sipped on tea while being enlighted by this women’s fabulous life and story.  the one thing she said that resonated right away…”this is a complicated world and i don’t want to live a complicated life”  she makes all her business decisions based on whatever will not complicate her life.  I LOVED THAT!

she just sells online because wholesale is complicated.  her business model is genius and i can’t wait to spend more time with her.  more to come, since we will be featuring her very soon on our website worldwide!  i have to tell the CRAVE world about INES!

how ’bout those new silver gloves i am sportin!

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goodbye for now party at the dylan
11/07/09, 8:22 pm
Filed under: out and about

if you haven’t spent any time at the dylan i strongly suggest you do.  we had a relaxing evening in front of the fireplace and the attention to detail from the staff at the dylan was excellent.

it was fun to hook up with my new twitter buddies and old friends.  we had 15 people bike in and bike out,  to wish us bon voyage.

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missing the amsterdam lifestyle already
11/07/09, 2:00 am
Filed under: out and about

i think paul has seen every square inch of amsterdam, here are a few photos from him out and about.

cristina captured a few pics of paul at foam

i got my leaving amsterdam cut at Toni & Guy (cause Dot said i had to)

stopped by to visit baby robin (she is sooooo cute)  see blogpost when we first got here and Fa was just about to have her.

went to the Albert cup market and indulged in some fries for the last time.

really going to miss the Amsterdam lifestyle….

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big announcement…CRAVE comes to Amsterdam!
11/04/09, 8:38 pm
Filed under: business

a dream come true: i want to introduce you to our CRAVE Amsterdam team.  Yes the CRAVE book is coming to Amsterdam and we are on a mission to find the women in this city doing cool things.

On your left is Barbara Barnes @fashiontweet, Melody Biringer (crave creator), Cristina Stoian @kittynel, Isrid van Geuns @ISlinks, next pic down on left Annelies Osinga @styliesh,Athalie Stegeman @athaliestegeman

i am so pumped to work on this project with these awesome women.

check out our new website at:

follow us on facebook at:

or twitter:

stay tuned!!

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i have died and gone to COS
11/04/09, 3:02 pm
Filed under: business, out and about

all i can say is anytime i land in europe again i will find the nearest COS. (H&M’s sister company) it was suggested i check it out by my very fashionable friend Isrid.  the only COS in the netherlands is in the Hague.  i was going to the Hague anyway to hang out with my other uber business guru  friend Suzie from so i told her COS was my mission.  i kinda spent most of my time in COS and had to do a quick drive by to see the beach in the dark.  REALLY got to get back to the Hague and spend much more time there.  it was great to see the Women’s business initiative HQ, if i lived there i would be hanging out there daily.  ended my evening at the meeting even more fabulous peeps.  the famous Jo Parfitt is the leader and it was fun to see her in action.

p.s.  the orange juice in the netherlands is the best i have tasted.  everywhere we go we order one!

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