Meeting Karen in a red and white outfit

Greetje and KarenThis is a special post, one by request. About meeting Karen (above) in The Hague. Karen and I would never have met if it wasn’t for Elizabeth and her Instagram account: the Antique Goddess. Elizabeth also has a blog called: The Vintage Contessa. I first “found” her on Instagram and started following her, reading her blogpost off and on. We commented on each other’s blog and Instagram photos. And Karen, born in California and living in The Hague (The Netherlands), did the same. Karen’s Instagram account is Karen Persson.

Elizabeth “knowing” the both of us, insisted we’d meet and that we would send her a photo of the two of us as proof. For her birthday, which is today. We thought it was a charming idea. So one Friday morning when I had the day off, I drove to The Hague which is only 45 minutes by car, door to door. Everything is close by in The Netherlands. View Post

Jewellery Art Fair 2017

Xenia Walschikow jewelleryOh boy, that was a difficult day. I mean the day Sabine and I visited the Jewellery Art Fair 2017 (Sieraad Art Fair). We both had already spent all of our money. The last place we should be was at this jewellery fair. We were tempted so many times and we would have succumbed if it wasn’t for lack of time. I didn’t look at the information before going and wrongly assumed that two and a half hours would be enough. Enough for 120 jewellery stands/artists… NOT. All of a sudden it was time to leave and see Anke with her newborn daughter. At the end of this post you will see some photos of that visit, but first the jewellery temptations. View Post

Trying to style new outfits…. not an easy job

Xenia Walschikow broochThis post is going to show you how difficult styling is. I am often told off for saying this, but really, I am not a good stylist. I know because I have been shopping with a real one. The difference is significant and that difference will be clear when you have read this post.

Trying to style new outfits means taking pictures of every attempt with your smartphone in bad light. Which is what you are about to see: crappy pictures of me. But at the top of a blogpost should always be an attractive photo, so this is the one. The only one.  View Post