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October 16, 2017

Hi loves!

Yay, part 1 of my Bali Diaries is here! In this post I’m showing you my photos of Ubud and the places we visited in that area. After this I also have a part 2 with Lombok, Gili and Canggu. We stayed the longest in Ubud, so that’s why I have the most photos from there. While we were there we did the Ridge Walk (seen in the first pic), we saw stunning waterfalls, a ton of rice fields, beautiful temples, and lovely monkeys! Below every picture I stayed the location. So if you’re visiting Bali and you want to see that temple or rice field too, you will know where to go! I hope you like it! :-) Have you ever been to Bali?

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The Ridge Walk

October 11, 2017

Hello dears!

About two weeks ago I went to an event I was invited to. I didn’t really have any expectations. On the invite it said it was the launch of a new brand, and it also said to ‘Bring your boots’. Other than that I didn’t have much information. And it turned out to be such an amazing event! The location was amazing, and they had delicious bites. They even took care of vegetarian and vegan bites. And there was a real photoshoot with a photographer and a make-up artist. So much fun!

The new brand turned out to be Bootiez. Bootiez are sleeve-like accessories you can use to give your boots (or basically any other pair of shoes) an upgrade. You put them on your legs, then add your regular shoes, and there you have a new pair of shoes! A fun way to expand your shoe-wardrobe, without taking too much space in your closet. Yay!

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Bootiez event shoot RVR photography Reidunn Glam by Yasmine

October 9, 2017

Hi sweeties!

I have a new recipe for you! And this time it’s a dinner recipe! My boyfriend and I are vegetarians, but we also eat vegan very often. So today’s recipe is a simple vegan one! Every once and a while I buy these ‘Chicken Tandoori’ boxes from a Dutch brand. It’s actually a quilty pleasure, because it’s one of those quick-to-make things from the grocery store, which are not too healthy because of all the preservatives. We actually don’t use those normally, but we make an exception for this one. We eat it with veggie chicken from the ‘Vegetarian Butcher’. Yummm! But they always put waaaay too much rice in the package. So that’s why we now have a collection of yellow rice bags, haha! Time to use it up in different recipes! I came up with a combo with spinach, sundried tomatoes, mushrooms and cashewnuts. Actually also very simple and quickly made, but also very good! Of course you can also make this recipe with white rice, or couscous or bulgur. Whatever you like! Does this sound good to you? Then read on for the recipe!

Recipe Vegan Yellow Rice with Spinach, sundried tomatoes, cashewnuts and mushrooms

October 4, 2017

Hello loves!

The transitioning period from summer to fall is always pretty complicated when it comes to clothing. Do you need to wear a thick sweater, or is it still possible to wear over knee boots without tights underneath? It’s different every day! This fall I’ve found myself feeling like it would have been great if I had brought a scarf. And on the other hand I also remember thinking to myself that I absolutely did not have to wear such a warm sweater. In case of this outfit I was wearing quite a warm sweater, and had small peaces of bare legs popping out of my over knee boots. I remember being in doubt about those bare legs. In the end I decided I could go for it, because it was only a tiny little part. As it turned out it was perfectly do-able, I took off my coat while on my bike, and at the end of my route I was wishing I was wearing a t-shirt. Nothing as versatile as the weather they say! And certainly when we’re in a season-transition. Do you have this same struggle around this time of year?

Retro Sonja Fashion Blogger Outfit Amsterdam Pink Sweater denim button down skirt grey over knee boots

October 2, 2017

Hi dears!

Yay, finally a new video! And not just any other; a video of our trip to Bali! In August me and my boyfriend went to Bali for a month. Or actually, we went to Bali, Lombok & the Gili Islands! It’s a short 3 and a half minute video to show you the vibe of those places and of our trip. You see what we all did in the (rainy) surroundings of Ubud, how we did absolutely nothing on the gorgeous beach on Lombok (I literally only filmed our (stunning!) hotel there), how we continue those chillings on Gili, and after that discover the surroundings of Canggu and the boyfriend surfing there. I love having these kind of video’s as a souvenir of our holiday, and to watch every once and a while. And I hope you also love watching it! Have you ever been to Bali?