Ice ice baby

To be honest I only eat ice cream during my vacations, since most of them were in ice cream land Italy, but at home not so much. I mean, Holland’s cold enough already!
Still there’s something about these sweet treats. They remind me of favourite country, long summer days, eating Maxibons after longboarding with Lennart in Spain, running down the street when I was a child to catch the ice cream truck, Kelly stuffing TWO magnums down her face when she was only five years old… they bring joy! So from the pastel sorbet to the bright colored popsicle, let these gelati inspire you! What memory does it bring back to you?
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Happy father’s day

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Here’s to the man that had to drag me out of bed every morning and made grilled cheese pitabread by the time I got downstairs.
Here’s to the man that made my (boy)friends feel really awkward just for the fun of it while they were waiting for me in the living room.
Here’s to the man who braided our hair and woke us up in the middle of the night to eat fries, make a walk through the snow or watch a comet rain in the park.
Here’s to the man that taught me that it has no use to be upset about something that is out of your hands.
Here’s to crazy singing in the car, but also to long conversations in the car, to ridiculous overdecorated Christmases, to making nothing into something, to watermelon contests, to insane laughs and making fun of anyone we can.
Here’s to putting up with three girls.
Here’s to the hard AND the good times…

Here’s to our father.

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Green (my favourite colour)

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Green has always been my favourite colour. I don’t think there’s a shade of green I don’t like. Not so strange, if you look op the meaning of ‘Chloé’ it says “green shoot” and “fresh blooming”. It reminds me of nature and it’s the most relaxing color on earth. It brings a positive vibe whether you use it in home decoration or wearing it. Especially love to combine it with plain white, gold, yellow or blue.

What is your favourite colour?

Shopping diary

Lately I have been feeling a little uninspired when it comes to blogging, even though I have lots of things to show.
Lennart and I have done some serious shopping for the house, but also for ourselves. Since Summer is now making its entrance we put our priorities into finding some furniture for our backyard. We thought long and hard about what we wanted in our backyard and we have considered lounge sofa’s a lot, but in the end we figured that we probably want to have dinner outside on summer days, so we went with a dinner table.

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We found this table and chairs at IKEA. We tried to find something in smaller, private stores at first, but in the end this style suited our backyard most. And with the good weather arriving this weekend we had dinner outside yesterday night!

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Also we bought this outdoor rug by Rough Rugs at L4 Interieur to add a little more color to it. The rugs are made from recycled plastic, but feels and looks like cotton. The idea is to place two sun beds on the wooden part along with the pug- I mean rug!

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When it comes to my wardrobe, I finally found brought some variation in there. Lately I was getting bored by all the dresses that were just hanging there. I mean, I still like them, but not to wear every day. This is what I bought:

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White shorts and shirt from H&M
Triangle bra and brief from Stella McCartney (viola dozing)
Pureboost running shoes from Adidas by Stella McCartney

Also I got this super heavy Zara statement piece from Lennart.

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So for the rest of the month I should avoid coming near to any kind of shop – ah, that’s going to be one difficult test.

Promise that from now on I’ll start posting more frequently again!

Love,
Chloé