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It’s here! Whoohoo!! The CRAVE Amsterdam guide book is in print and available to buy! Shoot me an email if you want a copy ;-)
The CRAVE guides are available in more than 20 cities in the US, two in Canada, and Amsterdam is the first city in Europe! How exciting!!
This past Monday, 13 September, was the official launch party at Hotel Casa 400 in Amsterdam, and what a party it was! A room full of interesting and inspiring female entrepreneurs, including the fabulous founder of CRAVE herself, Melody Biringer! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the book and flick through the pages, the photography is gorgeous – and it’s quite something to look through a book and know so many of the women featured in it! Many thanks to the CRAVE Amsterdam team: Cristina Stoian, Isrid van Geuns and Athalie Stegeman; as well as the team of photographers (I suppose that includes me – ha! ;-)) for such a fabulous book and thank you ‘CRAVE Amsterdam‘ for bringing us all together! Truly, this is a must have guide of all the women and businesses you need to know, and not just from Amsterdam, there are many from further afield including several from The Hague!
And look… I’m also featured in the book! :-)
And… that’s not all! Melody is coming to The Hague and will be the guest speaker at the Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII) Networking Event on the 23 September. She will be sharing experiences from her 20 start up adventures and it will also be a great opportunity to ask questions about how she has built CRAVE into a global brand (the event is free for WBII members / €30 for non-members). It promises to be fabulous! :-)
If the answer is yes, definitely keep reading! :-)
Erika is a good friend of mine, who I first met just over 2 years ago when I joined the WBII Business Breakthrough Team. I was delighted to hear that she would be featured in the CRAVE Amsterdam guidebook and that she had selected me as her photographer!
Erika has a creative spirit so when she approached me to set up the photo session she already had a great idea in mind for her photo in the book.
So, here it is…
I hope I met her expectations! I, for one, love the result! :-)
Blog readers… if your home office (or work office) is piled high with papers, a helping hand from Erika might be just what you need to whip your paperwork and administration into shape! As your personal ‘Virtual Assistant’, Erika can organise your office AND save you time. Stop by her website at www.bothassistanceandsupport.com for more information on her services.
Erika, I had so much fun that afternoon – thank you! I can’t wait to see your feature in the book! :-)
“What is Moise?” I hear you ask… it’s a fabulously stylish clothing store in Haarlem, and yes, you will definitely want to go and visit!
When I walked in the door, the ambience was so welcoming, so inviting… Just a couple of metres in front of the doorway was a gorgeous little sofa adorned with beautifully decorated cushions. And then as I glanced around to my right, there were rails of beautiful clothing and accessories; and the decor was just fabulous – you’ll see what I mean a little later!
First of all, let me introduce Monique, the owner of Moise..
Isn’t she beautiful? :-) truly a delight to have her in front of my camera!
Monique’s enthusiasm and zest for life was infectious! :-) It was wonderful to hear her story behind Moise, which is a fairly new store.
They stock beautifully stylish clothing, shoes and bags…
BUT LOOK!! Can you imagine my excitement when I saw this beautiful wardrobe? and the bird cage? I just LOVED all the details!
There’s natural window light by the changing area too because they have a cute little garden area at the back of the store!
And this gorgeous silver tea set.. details details details – LOVE!
Moise is mainly a clothing store with brands such as HOPE, HUMANOID and Isabel Marant. However, they also sell jewelry – the Betsy & Iya range of jewelry is BEAUTIFUL! They have a nice selection of beauty products from Malin & Goetz too.
I’m trying hard not to give too much away in these images, you really need to take a trip to Haarlem and visit Moise for yourself! And what better excuse is a SALE! Yes… I noticed on Twitter that their sale has started. What better excuse do you need? :-)
I’ll quickly wrap up this post (so that I don’t delay your trip to Haarlem by too long! ;)) with a photo of two little birds, sitting in a cabinet of beautiful jewels..
Ladies, it was absolutely wonderful to meet you all, and fun too! Monique, I wish you all the very best and can’t wait to see your feature in the CRAVE Amsterdam Guidebook!
See you soon!
Have you ever visited a website, and then unexpectedly lost yourself online for.. well, a long time?! That’s exactly what happened to me when I visited www.flavourites.nl
Flavourites (de leukste webshops!) will be featured in the upcoming CRAVEguide (a unique and stylish guidebook for Amsterdam living) and as a member of the CRAVE Amsterdam photography team I received the request to photograph Flavourites for the book. But when the request arrived in my mailbox, I completely lost track of time browsing their website and discovering all kinds of treats!
Not only is Flavourites.nl a beautifully designed website, but it’s also a portal to a fabulous collection of webshops. You’ll find a webshop for almost anything you can think of, and there are more webshops being added all the time.
Introducing Marije and Natascha, the owners of this fabulous initiative.. :-)
Their office was full of inspiration, as well as Flavourites candy ;-) mmm!
I really loved these brightly coloured decorative birds, sitting in a white wooden tree. Do you see the Flavourites candy on the red one?
If it’s time to refresh your wardrobe, there’s a fantastic collection of fashion shops for men, women and children. Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect gift for him, or her, or your friend’s newborn baby, or something special to decorate your home or garden. You are sure to find something perfect, go take a look for yourself: www.flavourites.nl
Many thanks to Marije and Natascha for their wonderful hospitality – it was great meeting them and exciting to hear all about their future plans. Can’t wait for Flavourites LIVE! – blog readers, mark your calendar for 19-21 November 2010 – the virtual world of shopping is coming LIVE to Amsterdam!