maandag 13 april 2015

New Kid on The Block; Meet Morgan & Mees

In the west part of down-town Amsterdam a girl's orphanage, dating back to 1880, turned into a little piece of Boutique heaven.

Morgan and Mees opened its doors this winter and proved to be an instant hotspot for locals, travellers and foodies.

The design complements the building and neighborhood perfectly; sleek fishbone floors, cheeky art by Dutch artist Jasper Krabbé, vintage feel furniture with a modern twist and industrial touches.
In short a Parisian feel with an down to earth Amsterdam approach.

Morgan and Mees features 9 individually designed suites complete with Coco Mat bedding and amenities by the addictive Amsterdam brand Marie Stella Maris.

Morgan and Mees is is also the place for breakfast lunch, dinner or drinks and bites.
The menu includes a perfect combination of French brasserie style classics like Moules Frites and Steak Tartare but also contemporary dishes like sea bass ceviche and a Bouillabaisse to kill for.
The ingredients are pure and authentic and are complemented by an extensive wine list.

Design, good food dito wine and a fine looking crowd...

Not convinced yet? Morgan and Mees also feature a stylish courtyard. Wine in the sunshine, what else can you ask for?

Morgan & Mees
Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat 2-6
1052 LC Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Images in courtesy of Morgan and Mees

donderdag 9 april 2015

A changing wind

I was close to giving up on Hippy in High Heels. Why have a blog and never post anything...

Until I recently read a quote:

Your 20's are your selfish years.
Old enough to make the right decisions and
young enough to make the wrong ones.

Be selfish with your time-travel,
Explore, fall in love, be ridiculous and silly,
stupid and wild...
Be twenty-something

Being twenty something is not always as fun as I anticipated when I was 16. Job offers come and go, constantly doubting if the decisions you make are the right ones and  decisions defining the course of your life more and more. And then there is the constant what if...coulda-shoulda-woulda.

But the twenties are also the time for finding out who your true friends are and most importantly what your true passion is. If you loved something when you were 16 and are still loving at at 26, you are sure as hell that this passion will stick with you for the rest of your life.
I found my passion, but never realized it until a few years ago; Travel.

And that is were Hippy in High Heels takes a turn. From an all over the place, outdated blog, to a new travel blog (oh no not another one!). Including a passionate scrapbook on my travels, places I went, endless lists and tips.

Let's go....