Maria Keil and the Portuguese modernism

Modern & contemporary art of Maria Keil Exposição “Maria Keil, itinerários artísticos”, was the text on the poster in front of Igreja da Misericórdia de Silves during our trip through the south of Portugal two years ago. I can’t speak…

Amsterdam Light Festival is coming to town!

Dazzling Amsterdam light festival during the dark winter days For centuries, light is one of the main sources of inspiration for artists. Besides the creation of the ‘divine light’ through the stained glass windows of medieval cathedrals, the dramatic chiaroscuro…

Skyscrapers New York

Dear Big Apple, how is it possible that once you enter your territory… You’re HOOKED! I mean, New York, come on! That architecture, the arts, the positive vibe e-ve-ry-where.. And WHOLE FOODS (where are you in Amsterdam!? I.MISS.YOUUU.)! Yep, it…

Rijksmuseum: New for Now, the origins of fashion magazines

When my friend Alexandra Nederlof called me two days before the opening of New for Now telling me she got me two tickets for the opening, I was (to put it mildly) in a hysterical state of mind because: A. It’s an…

Parisian gastronomy

Top 5 Parisian gastronomy: bars and restaurants Parisian gastronomy is world famous. Actually, some historians say that Paris is the birthplace of the Haute Cuisine. The process that made France a culinary world of its own began in 1651 with the publication of…

Paris, c'est la vie! La vie, c'est Paris!

In my former life I must have been a Parisienne and my name was Marjolaine. Paris and I have a mutual love affair that dates back to another time. Probably la Belle Époque or the Roaring Twenties because I’m sure…

Burgundian route through Rotterdam

Rotterdam Highlights part 3 If you know me well enough, I don’t need to explain that I’m an addict for pavement cafes and traditional alehouses. You can blame it on my roots… If you’re born in the South of the…