October 21, 2013
There’s nothing like travelling somewhere else to gain a fresh perspective. It energizes the mind and refreshes one’s soul. We often return with new ideas we might not have had if it weren’t for getting out of our comfort zone and stretching our legs a little.
A recent trip to Amsterdam did just that; a population of over 780,000 people of 175 different nationalities, a whopping 550,000 bikes and 165 canals soothed us, inspired us and reminded us to slow down and enjoy the naturally picturesque surroundings and breathtaking art at practically every turn.
We weren’t kidding about the bikes. If you thought Torontonians really loved their bikes, go to Amsterdam.
Here is a photo of us canal-hopping; thanks for my edgy fashion cape GOTSTYLE!
We were further inspired and amazed at the incredible cosnova conference where we got the inside track on all kinds of new beauty secrets and brand innovations. We never leave home without packing our fave essence cosmetics make up and were lucky enough to experience the brand up close and personal in a whole new way.
We visited and had dinner at the luxurious and beautiful Andaz Amsterdam replete with art and design by Marcel Wanders, including the Princely statue below which allegedly whispers dreams…there are 16 hidden throughout the hotel grounds.
Here’s what it looks like inside…
Overall, Amsterdam truly wowed and inspired us; it blew some of our preconceived notions out of the water while confirming others (Wietsaus anyone?) We’ll leave you with this incredible Sky Lounge view of the city…if you ever have a chance to go, go! You won’t regret it.