Today a simple outfit for a woman still wearing flat shoes/boots (me). The pink, black and white scarf is new to you. The bag you have seen before here. In reality the pink colour of the bag is much more like the pink in the scarf. I was having lunch that day with Misja, a female photographer who you have seen on my blog before. Misja asked me to take pictures of her while at work for her blog, and … could she take some pictures of me? Hah could she? Of course!! Free photos by a pro… what a fluke. And at the same time doing blogging work with a friend. Always so nice.
Let me first re-acquaint you with Misja. (This photo is taken by her fellow Street Style photographer Gaston Wals. Credits where credits are due.) Below: this is her.She is a striking woman who has a blog called MisjaB. Her blog is about Street Style, women ánd men over 40. Such fun to see how many stylish people there are in The Netherlands. Never knew that.
Anyway…. we had lunch at Stempels in Haarlem, a beautiful old building (built in 1703), now a small hotel with several lunch and dinner areas (open to everybody), a bar and a large terrace outside.
Below: one of the lunch rooms with a view on the big church. Below: the entrance. You will see more pictures of Stempels and the church in a minute. But first let’s go back to what we were there for: taking pictures!!!
Below: Misja at work. Below: coming down the steps.Below: having fun with Misja. “Here… why not take a picture of my “tooshie?”Below: this is my favourite. With the church of Haarlem in the background (bokeh).Below: details, it is all in the details… You can now even see my new wedding ring, with little black pearls. I got that from Ron last year on our 20th anniversary (I had said the original was a bit small haha). Below: the boots. I call them my Hairy Harry’s.Below: this is really me. Misja captured me beautifully. You can see how much I have laughed in my life. Life is a ball for me.Below: Misja uploaded the pictures to her iPad to get a better look at the quality.Below: yep… good picture.Below: we walked a 100 meters to the canal called Spaarne. Wearing my blue peacock coat (brand Gant).The rest of the pictures are perhaps only of interest to people who want to see more of Haarlem.
Below: the little shops attached to the big church in the centre, St. Bavo church.Below: a lady who likes to take risks: wearing very high heels in Haarlem.. not easy.Below: part of the church and one of the squares surrounding it. In summer this is a very good place with all the trees being green.Below: further down is a building called the Vleeshallen (Meat Hall). Below: Stempels, the main restaurant (a small part of it).Below: I was rather proud of myself taking that picture of the stairs in the mirror. Bottom right is the bar of Stempels. Top right you see Greet, a very nice women who works there and who is the best hostess anyone can desire for his business.Below: the terrace outside Stempels.As you can see, I live in a very old, well preserved little town. Hope you liked it.