Hi all! Last week I had the best time in Rome. It was my first time visiting Rome, but it’s one of my favorite cities already! I love the beautiful buildings and streets, it’s so romantic and cute! We did a lot of sightseeing, drank red wine and ate pizza and pasta. I also did some shopping at a two vintage stores! I will show my purchases in a separate post later this week. Anyway, today my Rome diary part 1:
Tuesday morning we flew to Rome at 7:30 am, so we had to wake up very early because the airport is also an one hour drive. At around 10:00 am we arrived at our cute AirBnB. The apartment was spacious and clean. It also had a cute little garden, which I really loved! Our AirBnB was located in the neighborhood Monti. It was only a 8 minute walk to the Colosseum and a 15 minute walk to the Trevifountain. After we dropped or luggage at the apartment, we went on a walk to the Colosseum. Definitely a must see in Rome! Even though it’s very touristic, it’s still so impressing! The rest of the day we strolled around in the city. We walked past the Monument van Victor Emanuel II, a really beautiful monument. In the evening we ate pizza and went to bed early because we were so tired!

Wednesday we started our daywith yoghurt and a coffee. Seriously, the coffee in Rome is só good! We went for a walk to the Fontana di Trevi (Trevi fountain). Also very touristic, but definitely a must see! The water in the fountain is so blue and the construction is really beautiful! Near the Fontana di Trevi are the Spanish steps. We went upstairs and enjoyed the view from there. After that we visited the Pantheon. In the evening we ate pasta at a restaurant in Monti. I went for a tagliatelli funghi and it was hands down the best pasta I ever ate! You could taste the freshness, it was so good. For desert, my boyfriend and I shared a tiramisu. Also the best EVER.

Ah I miss Rome already! Traveling and exploring new cities makes me feel so happy and inspired. Will tell you all about the rest of our Rome trip later this week in my Rome citytrip diary part 2!

What is your favorite city?! 

I always loved reading books and magazines, it’s still one of my favorite things to do. I especially love reading about self development. I think it’s so interesting to learn about yourself, your thoughts and life in general.
When I heard one of my favorite YouTubers Stella Rae talking about the book ”The Happiness Equation” I had to get it. So that’s what I did! The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha illustrates how to want nothing and do anything in order to have everything.
The book is structured in 6 secrets to happiness, such as ”How to make more money than a harvard MBA” and ”The secret to never being too busy again”. Neil Parischa describes the wisdom of hundreds of positive psychologists and fortune 500 CEO’s, but he also describes a lot of personal conversations and experience he had in his life. One story about the amount of decisions we make on a daily base really I impressed me. On average we make about 285 (!) decisions per day. And the most shocking part about that? Half of the decisions are things that don’t really matter!
Years ago, Neil Parischa was working at a business and his colleague always looked really good. One day Neil decided to ask where he get his clothes. And this is what he answered: ”You won’t believe it. Once a year I buy thirty white boxers, thirty identical pairs of black socks, fifteen custom-fitted dress shirts, and five pairs of black pants. I do laundry once a month. I never match socks, I never shop on weekends, I never spend any time thinking about what I’m wearing. It’s always the next thing in my closet.”
And guess what? Because he don’t have to think about what to wear and when to do laundry he saves eight to ten hours a month!
I was shocked when I read this, haha. I’m not saying that I will ever do this, because I love shopping and making cute outfit combinations. But the point is that you can save so much time by eliminating unimportant decisions. Food prepping is also a good example of eliminating decisions.

What I liked about this book is that it’s easy to read. The Happiness Equation is funny, honest and practical. The book has great information that will improve how you think, feel and act! Recommend this book 10 out of 10!

You can buy The Happiness Equation on Amazon (international) and Bol (Netherlands).

I’m going to Rome on Tuesday, yay!! I have never been to Rome, so I’m really excited to explore the city and see all the beautiful streets and buildings. Besides that, Italian food is my favorite food ever. Going to eat a lot of pasta and risotto for sure.

I bought a ”Time to momo” Rome guide with a lot of sights and hotspots. There is so much to see and to do! We are in Rome for five days, so we have plenty of time. I definitely want to see the Trevi fountain, the Colosseum, Pantheon, Spanish steps and Vatican City. I also want to stroll around in the neighborhoods Monti and Transtevere. Besides that we don’t really have a planning yet, so to do tips are welcome!

Going to plan my outfits for Rome now! Happy Sunday! X


*ring ring* roomservice please! Thursday I went to Amsterdam with Josie. We had a shooting day at the INK Hotel and it was so much fun! The rooms at the INK hotel are so pretty! The INK hotel is located nearby the central station, right in the center of Amsterdam. This makes it the perfect stay for a citytrip to Amsterdam. We ended our stay with a nice cocktail. We told the bartender that we like sweet and sour cocktails and he made us two really tasty cocktails, yum!
Before we went on the train back home, we ate a yummy rice bowl at Wagamama. This was such a fun day <3!

Today I have to catch up on some work and I need to start packing for Rome. I love traveling, but I hate packing haha. I never know what to bring and what to wear. I don’t want to overpack because I want to shop at Brandy Melville and Pifebo in Rome, so I need some space in my suitcase haha. Struggles.. Happy weekend, talk to you soon! XX


I love trying out new healthy recipes. A couple weeks ago a tried this healthy energy balls recipe and I’m obsessed! I made it multiple times ever since and now it’s time to share the recipe with you. These energy balls are the perfect little snack between your meals and the best part of it: they are easy to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of oats
  • 7 medjool dates
  • a dash of coconut syrup (you can also use maple syrup)
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of almond butter
  • desiccated coconut (for rolling in)

Step 1 –  Throw all the ingredients (except the desiccated coconut) into a food processor or blender, and mix until it’s combined.
Step 2 –  Roll balls out of the mixture and roll the balls through the desiccated coconut.

And voila, you’re energy balls are ready to consume! The dates make it taste really sweet, which I like. The perfect snack to have with a cup of tea or coffee!

Have you ever made energy balls?