Since I’ve opened my shop on Etsy, I’ve become obsessed with browsing through all the awesome products people make by hand. I want to fill my house up with etsy art, drink out of etsy mugs, wear vintage etsy boots, I’ve gone into insane-o etsy land. Here’s an Amsterdam inspired treasury list I made to highlight works that reflect this pretty city. Enjoy!
Was it real? Did my Korean chef idol Maangchi really come to Amsterdam and cook amazing Korean food with me? IT WAS GREAT! She’s even more awesome in real life, hilarious and full of energy. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to meet her and host the meet-up. Here’s Maangchi’s take on her trip to Amsterdam. And here are a few of my snapshots from the event. The actual cooking video will come out later after she’s back from her Gapshida travels.
Breaking into dinner two hours before the party started. Oops.
Maangchi taught me all kinds of cooking tricks. Want to chop up garlic fast? Stomp on them with platforms!
Don’t have a knife sharpener? Use a the bottom of a coffee mug!
My second attempt at travel photography is now published in the latest issue of Schiphol Magazine. This time I was lucky enough to join a press trip to Malaga, Spain during the Feria festival. The sun, the food, the people, it was all pretty great. Where else can you take naps everyday and eat ham on the beach? To read a proper article about Malaga, check out the report by Arun Sood here (p.30).
Traditional dancing during the Feria Festival.
Parties everywhere on the streets. Look at the dresses! Beaches in the middle of the city.
A wine pourer at El Pimpi, a famous Tapas restaurant. My first and last viewing of a bull fight. A big spectacle that occurs every night during the festival.
A holiday to North Uist lead to my first professional travel photography gig for Schiphol Magazine. North Uist is one of the islands off the West coast of Scotland. We started from Aberdeen in the east and drove through the highlands to the Isle of Skye, and finally a ferry to this beautiful little island. No traffic lights, no internet, just serene nature for a week. To read more about North Uist, check out the travel report by Arun Sood here (p.60).
Beautiful horses in Lochmaddy.
A view of Vallay dusk, an uninhabited Island that can be reached by walking across the water when the tides are down.
The famous Vallay House, now abandoned on the tidal island.
Fiona piping away. Arun and Maggie walking towards Vallay Island.
Doesn’t it look like a tropical island? It’s Scotland!
Highland cows roaming around a village like they own the place.
Check out this house I had to photograph for work last month. This lady is obsessed with the 1930s era and transformed her house completely into a vintage home. She has an old thirties oven, a rotary phone, and even the newspaper next to her lazy chair is from the last century. It felt more like walking into a Dutch oldies film set than a real life home. You can read the full story by Marieke Verhoeven here.