Oriental Spice and Some Chocolate | Vintage meets Present Lifestyle

Marilyn 90 exhibition: there is more than meets the eye


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No Netflix binge-watching sessions last Sunday, because there was another interesting event on the calendar: the Marilyn 90  exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam. This year marks the 90th birthday of Marilyn Monroe and it’s celebrated with an exhibition that showcases personal items of Marilyn. Was it worth visiting?


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Retro looks with a little help from not-so-retro shops

November 29, 2016 | Retro Fashion | 1 comment

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When you’re into retro fashion, your well-trained retro sight will spot interesting items anywhere. I already shared a few of my favorite retro webshops with you. Every now and then, I do go on an offline shopping spree in the popular shops, although I do skip the fitting part. I am always surprised how much modern vintage items and accessories you can find in the mainstream shops.

On weekdays and workdays, I tone my outfits a little bit down. That’s why I like to combine accessories and clothes from mainstream shops for a work-proof look and of course, I also have my casual days. Not on Friday though. I fall in the casual Monday category.


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10 witty conversation starters for a good 1950s housewife


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Last week, I was doing my obligated cleaning round at home. As I was imagining how wonderful it would be if dust magically disappeared, dishes would clean themselves and how wonderful it would be to have my own personal cook during weekdays, another thought hit me. My cleaning dislike level is pretty high, but imagine how life was for a good 1950s housewife. A lifestyle without technological innovations like dishwashers, smart washing machines and induction cooking. More importantly, a time where a woman’s place was in fact often in the kitchen.

Let’s face it. All that Hollywood glamour, rock & roll and of course vintage style is lovely and nice, but truly living the everyday life in the 1950s as a woman… that’s a different story. Especially if you were married and had kids (since living together in those days was a no-no).


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A lot of Iceland and a little bit of retro

October 16, 2016 | Lifestyle, Personal | 1 comment

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I am back from my second and last trip this year: A trip to Iceland! I traveled with my brother and didn’t really know what to expect, so I expected nothing. We flew with Icelandair and I was pleasantly surprised that we had indoor entertainment for the short flight (approximately 3 hours). We went to Iceland for six days and combined a city trip with some excursions that we booked beforehand. We had a great time there and I can already say that we will we back… I made a list of a few highlights of our trip:


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Everyday long hairstyles with a touch of retro


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If you look around on instagram, you’ll see beautiful vintage inspired hairstyles everywhere. Search on #vintagehair for example. In my opinion, a lot of those hairstyles are more appropriate for medium hairstyles, so in my case my hair is actually too long. Besides that, vintage hairstyles are not really an option for me during workdays.


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