Sunday, August 23, 2015

Movie Review: Amy (2015)

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice often described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic boundaries. But while her music made her a star, her chaotic personal life stole headlines.

Since her first album I've been a fan of Amy Winehouse's music. I went to two of her concerts in Amsterdam with Laura and when she died I framed my concert tickets. When I heard this movie was coming out, I knew I wanted to go there, so I asked Laura to join me, since we've also been to her concerts together. We didn't really know what to expect, we already saw every possible bit of info about her and her death on the internet. Well, that's what we thought.

We were wrong. Apparently Amy and her friends used to 'Vlog' a lot. Using a handy cam to film each other. The documentary had lots of new footage, stories from friends and families and lot's of Amy singing. It's a raw, sad, tragic, funny, but most of all beautiful documentary about the life of one of my all time favorite singers.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Boxhop: CrossFit Den Bosch

You all remember Shannon, a.k.a. Sniffy. A couple of months ago she moved to the other side of the country, last time I visited her we did some photo shoots for this blog. This time she invited me over for a boxhop! She started doing CrossFit at CrossFit Den Bosch not so long ago and she asked me to join her for a workout. I immediately said yes, so I took a loooong train ride to Den Bosch where Shannon was waiting for me.
We arrived just in time to see the group before us doing Frann. My legs were just feeling a bit okay that day, but not for long! We did a fun workout in a big space with plenty of room and supplies.

Sniffy doing her thing!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hotspot: Mumu Vitamin Chocolates, Amsterdam

Yes, you've read it right. VITAMIN chocolates. During our Vegan Food Tour in Amsterdam, hosted by the lovely Lisa from Lisa Goes Vegan, we payed a visit to Mumu Vitamin Chocolates. They sell creamy, dairy free chocolate treats, enriched with a vitamin B complex, D3, Chromium and coenzyme Q10. Sounds like heaven right? Well let me tell you, it was!
We got to taste different kinds of bonbons, each one unique and delicious. One of my favorites was the one with macadamia filling, but I all loved them really.  Well, let's just get on with the photos, they speak more than words:

A lovely clean and crisp little shop.
These pretty ladies couldn't wait to taste some chocolate! Neither could I ^__^.
You can tell how much time and care goes into each little treat.
Murat working his magic.
Chunky Mumu Coco-Goji bar, we were the first to try! Nommmm.
Little pieces of heaven.
Happy girls!
If you don't know these girls yet, let me introduce them all. From top to bottom, from left to right: Tessa from The Green Happiness, Lotta from Lotta Denkt Breed, Chantal from Feel Good by Food, me, Marit from Fit With Marit, Charlie from Charlie's Kitchen, Michelle from Studentenvoer, Merel from The Green Happiness and Lisa from Lisa Goes Vegan.

Mumu Vitamin Chocolates
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 33
Wednesday - Sunday 11-18
 Closed on Monday and Tuesday

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Hotspot: Roomies, Paris

On our first day in Paris I really wanted to eat at Roomies, I already read about it online and burgers are always a good idea, especially when they promise to have the best ones. The menu is lots of fun. You pick the type of burger you want, pick out which cheese and sauce you want and add unlimited veggies. I got a regular hamburger with goat cheese, Roomies sauce, tomato, caramelized onions, pepper and some lettuce. We also got some fries with our burger.
The burger was ah-mah-zing. I expected a thin slice of goat cheese, but I got a real chunk of it on there and it was so good. Wouter was very pleased with his burger too. Definitely a recommendation if you ever find yourself looking for a good burger in Paris!

They understand and talk English pretty good, win!