Last week we visited Breda, a cosy city in Brabant. Breda is such a lovely place to spend your days together with good company, nice food and gorgeous streets and shops. It’s all very charismatic. We began with a required cup of coffee and headed on to some shops (there was also a sweet little book shop with a wide range of English literature). Shops such as Dille & Kamille, Sissy Boy, art shops, book shops and concept stores. You may say I recommend Breda as a great place to be!
And there was Yirga. An urban food and coffee bar. We had late breakfast there and it invited me to write a review. Fair coffee, healthy but tasty food, nice vibe and space and everything is homemade. We ordered a shared dish with poached egg with salmon, American pancakes, sourdough bread and yoghurt with fruit and granola. We brought our two year old Luke with us and he enjoyed every bite and remained still in his chair the whole time (that’s amazing, believe me). A big succes for all three of us. We enjoyed the light shadows through the windows, the retro details combined with industrial influences and our togetherness.
Last Sunday I went to this wonderland wilderness: Wildeburg. A weekend festival with all kinds of dj booths, stages, food trucks and countless dreamy spots to sit with good company and drinks. There was even a small lake where you could take a swim or jump aboard one of the floating rafts. I felt like Alice in Wonderland herself. We danced for hours, tried all kinds of different food and met new people. I felt super in place with all these diverse humans. Nothing was too much or weird. It was such a relief. To realize who you are and what you want in life is so important. To connect with places and situations that suit you perfectly. To me it’s a place where I can completely be myself and let it all go. No one who judges, because they’re also too busy feeling free. It was wonderful. Hope to see you all next year!
In Blokzijl, a romantic little harbor town in the north of Overijssel in the Netherlands, you can find a gorgeous shop at Bierkade 9: Fint Store. This concept store is located in a charming old harbor office with ornamental ceilings and a basement filled with furniture from the 1960’s. Fint store is founded by Katy Sonke (www.woonmaterie.nl) and Suzanne Beurmanjer (Dat Zit Wel Snor). Fint store sells retro, one of a kind furniture and home accessories. You can also find lots of original, handmade, recycled and original pieces, like a candle within a teacup and festoons made from sheets of music.