31 July 2010


I wish you all a fabulous weekend? What are your plans? I will be busy planning my upcoming trips and tomorrow I will visit my family. Anyway, whatever you do, enjoy it!

PS. Love the image above! Can anyone help me out where I can buy such a lovely wallpaper of the world? It would be a perfect solution for my home office.

image via: Table Tonic


Today we travel to Portugal. This is the lovely design hotel Favorita. A combination of vintage and design makes this hotel a new hotspot in the centre of Porto.

Q. What do you think about this Portugese retreat?

29 July 2010


My friends, are you ready for a trip to South Africa? This week I will take you to some of the dream locations in South Africa. This dream home is located 85 km from Capetown in the fisher village of Yzerfortein. This home is a real treat if you love white sand and blue oceans, like I do. This home comes very close to my perfect retreat. 

White ceilings and many windows give this home a fresh and spacious athmosphere.
A large wooden table, what else do you need?
awesome roomdividers
A lighthouse bedroom with a stunning view

images via: At Casa

28 July 2010


Today I would like to take you on a trip to the Spanish island of Formentera. This hidden beauty is a treat for the eye. This is the home of fashion designer Consuela Castiglione.

Unfortunately the images are not as sharp as I would love to have them. Click here for the original images from the photographer.

27 July 2010


This weeks' give-away is from my new sponsor Kenneth Turner. They offer lovely body treats, home fragrances and cute candles. 

The give-away contains:
1 x Ocean Shower Gel
1 x Ocean Body lotion
1 x Ocean set of 12 tealights
(Value: £41.00)
How to apply:

1. Leave a comment below 
2. Join Urban Style Vibes* as a follower

The winner will be anounced August 14! This give-away GLOBAL SO ANYONE CAN JOIN!

26 July 2010


Today I'm inspired by the awesome HQ of Etsy in the US, housing 75 employees. This online retailer of handmade goods shows a lot of their own products internally. Isn't this a divine office? I would love to work in such an inspiring place. What do you think of such a workspace?

images via Apartment Therapy


Welcome to the new week my dear friends all over the world! How was your weekend? Mine was pretty relaxed. Me and Mr M. enjoyed the summer here in Holland and fortunately we had some time to relax this weekend. We even had a gorgeous fish BBQ. I must admit we enjoy life:-) But now it's time for a fresh start of the week. Today I have my regular day off but this morning I have to do some work for my job in the corporate word. What are your plans this week? I hope you enjoy your new week as much as I do!! Have fun!
PS. This week Urban Style Vibes* will treat you with a trip to the island of Formentera and Copenhagen. And don't forget about the give-away on Tuesday. My new sponsor will off you an awesome give-away so please come back tomorrow!

image via Skona Hem

25 July 2010


My dear friends, today I would like to draw your atention on the lovely initiative of blog friend Caroline, over at Lille Lykke. She is the owner of this lovely blog and webshop. With this summer style contest you can win a set of beautiful Rie Elise Larsen  papers! Send her an e-mail with your design photo or description of what you would make with the sheets of paper. The image above showes you some examples like a passepartout for a photo frame, covering tin cans or pimping an IKEA stool.

image: Lille Lykke

24 July 2010


These words are so true! Thanks for visiting Urban Style Vibes* I feel so honoured to have you as lovely readers. By the way I love the styling of the image made by Jen Ramos of Made by Girl. You can order your prints here. Have a happy weekend!!!

23 July 2010


40 years ago they said 'Yes I do' to eachother and this weekend we celebrated my parents' 40th wedding anniversary with family at the beach here in Holland. The weather was just beautiful that night. It was just meant to be! Congratulations mum and dad! Love You!!!

PS. Thanks for all your sweet comments after my blogpost about my mum. As you can see on this image she is pretty strong and vital. Only a few weeks to go  for herwith the after treatment.

22 July 2010


My friends, do you remember the Tine K. give away? The winner of this give-away is the lovely lady from The Owl's Closet. Please take a look at here lovely blog here where she shows us the give-away that she received earlier this week.

Next week on Tuesday there will be a new give away from my new sponsor Kenneth Turner here on Urban Style Vibes* Don't miss out on it!!

21 July 2010


How are you my friends? Do you want to go on a trip to South Africa with me today? Today we are traveling to Yzerfontein. This small fishing village, an hour drive from Cape Town is a popular location for photo shoots and commercials due to the magnificent environment and beautiful houses. 
This house is built by the architect agency of Bobby Welman & Associates. This home offers an awesome seaview and gives you true holiday vibes. Don't you think so? The pure white combined with the blue sea is such a treat for the eye. Enjoy!

Via: At Casa

20 July 2010


I don't know what it is but I'm into colors these days, maybe it's because of the lovely summer we have here in Holland. I posted earlier on the new collection of the Danish homewear brand Rice here but I just can't get enough of it. I just love the new blue and purple tones in the collection. So fresh and vibrant!
Q. What do you think of their new collection?

19 July 2010


Today I'm inspired by this two-storey, converted mid-20th century warehouse in Melbourne, Australia from textile designer Diane Bergeron and her husband Peter Throsby. The ground floor has a kitchen, 3 bedroons and 2 bathrooms. On the first floor, there's a living room, bedroon and office/showroom.
The inspiration wall gives this room a human touch

Look at this awesome warehouse kitchen door

Lovely textiles all over the place

images via Living Etc.


I’m excited to begin a new week and hope that you are too my friends! I don’t believe that only Fridays are meant to be happy days, but a Monday can be a great one too simply because a new week is a fresh start. I'm always an early bird, especially in summer so this morning I woke up around 6AM and now it's 8AM and I have a full day ahead of me. What a lovely morning. What do you have planned this week? And how was your weekend? 

My weekend was just so relaxed. My brother celebrated his birthday party this weekend and me and Mr M. were laying down in his lovely Fatboy hammock for a while. I hope you enjoy your new week as I do!

PS. This week I will take you on a trip to South Africa, Puerto Rico and Brasil so please fasten your seatbelt for a take off:-)


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