Vintage books: Menthol

January 15, 2017 | Vintage, Vintage lifestyle | 0 comments

A few months ago, I was at the bookshop when my eyes fell on a book with a vintage cover: Menthol. And vintage covers always capture my attention. The summary of the story immediately made me want to read this book, so I bought it. A few weeks ago, I finally had made the time to read again.
I love looking back to the past for various reasons. Inspiration is an important one. How did people live in certain eras? Literally how, because there are a lot of dark pages in every era. Also, how did they cope with certain day-to-day problems? When you look at your social media timeline nowadays, it shows more than ever how the interesting opposites of judging and asking for respect can be found in one sentence. In this digital era, groups can easily be formed to share knowledge with each other, support each other or to …

A trip to Neverland

There is something about Disney movies. You love the movies as a kid and they have a special place in your nostalgic heart when you’re all grown up. Remember when Mufasa died (Lion King)? Or when Dombo was being teased with his big ears? Then all of the sudden he had super powers and he could fly. Instant karma. You probably also remember Peter Pan and his Neverland. The (Disney) film version of this story was first published in 1923 and became a huge success. The rest is history. Until this day, Peter Pan is used as a name for a person who (always) has a youthful appearance. The term Neverland is used to refer to a fantasy land. A nice, fun place to forget about your worries. Another world. The one thing that can spoil your relaxed state of mind is Captain Hook. But he never wins, Peter Pan conquers every time.

Vintage meets Present in real life

April 21, 2015 | Lifestyle, Retro life | 2 comments

If you’ve read my “About Me” page, you know that I like to blog about the best and positive aspects of the past without forgetting that I am living in the present and ofcourse I have my frequent trips to Homemade Inspiration town. Sounds like a mouth full right? So how does that look like in real life? Have a peek:
Every now and then I take the Oriental Spice part of my blog literally.

Een foto die is geplaatst door Oriental Spice and Chocolate (@orientalspiceandsomechocolate) op 19 Apr 2015 om 5:52 PDT

Spice up your day: homemade food for thought

October 19, 2014 | Inspirational column | 0 comments

Homemade spices are always the best right? Same goes for homemade spicy food for thought. If you’ve read some articles from this category, you know that between the “chocolate” fashion, lifestyle and vintage humor items I regularly like a “deeper thoughts” meal.
Every now and then I get an inspirational brain flash that I like to share with you. You may have seen some of my own inspiration quotes on my facebook page. Here is a compilation of my brain flashes from the last few months. Feel free to apply them in your own life.


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