Monday, June 18, 2018

Cafe Binnenvisser | Amsterdam

Within the first weeks of moving to Amsterdam, I already found of my favorite spots in the city. My go-to place for a nice, relaxed, delicious and wine-infused dinner with a couple of friends. Café Binnenvisser is kind of like your local café, except instead of cheese cubes and chips it has some fine snacks and instead of beers on tap, they serve natural wines. A little bit of New York in Amsterdam I'd say. But with an authentic cool Amsterdam vibe, which is mainly thanks to the crowd that frequents this place. 
Cafe Binnenvisser | Amsterdam
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Gem | New York

I will start by saying that this review will not be 100% unbiased as my other reviews are. Gem is a restaurant in New York that opened a couple of months ago. This is nothing special, as there are possibly hundreds of new restaurants opening in New York every month. I don't have the privilege of knowing the chef personally at any of those, but I do at Gem. I got to know Flynn by coincidence last year so I kind of got to follow the journey of Gem, from the initial ideas to the final result. So of course when the restaurant finally opened I couldn't wait to try it. Last Saturday it was my turn!
Gem | New York | Flynn McGarry
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Texas | Marfa Guide (part I)

After Houston and Austin, it was time to head to the desert, get out of the city. We stopped in San Antonio to see the Missions, did some mandatory shopping at a massive outlet shopping center, and continued our trip towards the desert. This post is all about the third leg of our trip: Marfa, the crazy art town in the middle of the desert. A place I'd been looking forward to visiting the most! 
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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Texas | Austin City Guide (part II)

On our first day in Austin, we took it quite easy. We strolled around the city, ate some good food and chilled by the pool. Day two was a little more culture-focused: museums, sculpture parks, we did it all. I'd say that Austin is very do-able in two days. The only slight inconvenience was that day two was Easter Sunday, so the museums didn't open until noon. But that didn't stop us from making the most of our time. And the museums were actually really worth the wait. 
Texas | Austin City Guide
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Texas | Austin City Guide (part I)

After one day in Houston (read: the Houston guide), we continued our Texas road trip. We made one stop to check out the San Antonio missions, but due to some time limitations, we decided to continue to Austin and keep San Antonio for next time. We stayed two nights in Austin which meant we had one and a half days to explore the capital of Texas. Plenty enough time to do and see a thing or two. So here's my mini guide to Austin! It's not the ULTIMATE guide (like this one), but I'll tell about some places I really liked in Austin.
Texas | Austin City Guide
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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Texas | Houston City Guide

When I told my friends that I'd be going to Texas for a holiday, I got surprised looks, followed by "But why Texas?" To be honest, I wasn't really able to answer that question myself. All I knew was that in the small desert town of Marfa I'd find some cool museums and art, including the famous Prada Marfa store which you're probably all familiar with as well. But I had no idea what to expect from the main cities like Houston, Austin, and Dallas. We spent a total of 10 days in Texas, road tripping. I absolutely loved it and Texas surprised me in so many different (good) ways. So here's my Texas series, starting with Houston. Next up will be Austin, Marfa, Dallas and everything in between. But let's not get ahead of ourselves...
Texas | Houston City Guide
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Bar Centraal | Amsterdam

This place is not that new. It opened about a year ago, so it's still new-ish to me though. Several trusted food sources promised me I'd love this little natural wine bar/restaurant. And I did. I love the simple concept of some good natural wine paired with interesting, delicate yet comforting food, shared with a friend. One of my favorite restaurants in New York (Wildair) did this concept so well, so I needed a new replacement in the Dam. 
Enter: Bar Centraal. 
Bar Centraal | Amsterdam
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