I’m back for a few days at Peter’s place. I’ve had some treats already and look forward what’s install for me till Sunday. Peter asked what my keepers are up too and all they said was shopping and dining in Cologne. So Peter gave them his list of wishes to bring back, 1 pair of chino’s in a camel or khaki color, that’s all. And if they’re on sale they can bring back two.
Another favorite of mine, and this time again not food related.
Bloomings on Elandsgracht is a shop specialized in orchids plants and flowers, oriental lilies and special tropical flowers. The owner, Henry den Neijsel, is wild about Vanda orchids which ‘grow’ on air and the surrounding moisture. But indoors you have to ‘help’ the plant getting its water. Next to the flowers they have a large range of vases in glass and earthenware.
For exclusive china, cutlery and linens I go to Vivian Hann on Haarlemmerdijk. Next to big brands like china from Dibbern and and steel cutlery from Pott, she sells china from small manufacturers, one-offs, mother-of-pearl or bone spoons and linens made of real linen. It’s not one of the largest shops [30 square meter] but that makes it so cute.