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August 21, 2013

Dining & Design at Droog in Amsterdam

A recent trip to Amsterdam found me recharging for a few hours at Droog, a light and lovely studio, cafe and hotel in the historical centre of this city known as “Venice of the North”. Crossing everyday objects with pleasing and functional art, Studio Droog is a beautiful space that offers well-designed and quirky pieces […]

June 26, 2013

Start the Day at the Stayokay Rotterdam: Hostel Review

Nevermind my sweeping¬†generalization,¬†if there is one thing I’ve learned from having lived in the Netherlands for a year as well as coming from an oversized Dutch family, is that the Dutch are clean. Impeccable, shiny, spotless. Generally. This same generalization can be applied to the Stayokay Hostel Rotterdam. Bright and polished, the Stayokay Rotterdam was […]

November 21, 2010

International Art in the Redlight

I recently had the chance to visit “De Oude Kerk” in Amsterdam where Emptiness? an international art exhibition put on by Stichting Art in the Redlight was being held. Installation art made up a good part of the exhibition complimented by various forms of art on canvas including one of my favourites: ballpoint pen on […]