Two weeks ago an incredibly beautiful tribute to Vincent van Gogh was inaugurated In Eindhoven, The Netherlands (Van Gogh’s birth country): an illuminated bike path that glows in the dark. Just look at the images first, to start imagine the magic of this project.
Bands that re-invent themselves once in a while, have my full support. It’s good sometimes to reflect on what you are and how the band magic works. GOOSE, a Belgian band in the electronic dance/rock scene, had an interesting question about performing on stage and what does it do with you as a band.
“There’s life and vitality and messiness and ugliness—but real-ness.” MATTHEW ABRAMS When I heard that my friend Annemarie was hosting together with Suzy Castermans the sixth Kinfolk Magazine Gathering in Belgium, I absolutely wanted to be at this wonderful event. The Kinfolk Magazine Gatherings take place in more than 25 locations all over the world on exactly the same day. The idea is to bring together a community of like minded people who do not know each other, and to bring them together around a meal to embrace life’s unique qualities through innovative dishes, a warm community feel and a respect for nature’s whims. It is very important to feel on these events the Kinfolk principles of hospitality, simplicity and generosity.
When traveling and staying in Rotterdam, for me there was just one option, to be honest. I know, I lost my heart on Hotel New York, and if you’re looking for a cosy, warm and historical family hotel, it is still a great option. But, hey, we need to check out new things, and when I got an invitation to stay at the brand new Nhow hotel in Rotterdam (after our inspirational bike tour with Eastpak), I took this chance to explore new beds in Rotterdam.