Tuesday, April 30, 2013

little shops @ utrecht

glad that i chose to wander around the little streets 
rather than the main street...

little shops along the little streets...
each with different personality 
and to my surprise,
there are quite a few zakka and vintage shops...
shops that couldn't possibly survive the soaring rental here in hong kong.








a zakka shop....  if i could, i would bring back all the items!




another zakka shop.... with lots of really pretty latte bowls,
cake stands, bird cages, glass containers....





a shop with the biggest collection of cooking and eating utensils....
together with a stationary section





vintage shops





a shop selling vintage postcards, pictures, paper n' things....
i love that wooden drawer!





very pretty chandeliers....






Monday, April 29, 2013

little things for me and him





























little gifts from the private dinner party...









..... he insisted that the box for the perfume should be placed next to the bottle of perfume...











wandering around the streets of utrecht
























Sunday, April 28, 2013

a short trip

back home!


it was a relatively short business trip...
spent 3 days in utrecht

but it was long enough for me to miss home terribly...

i kept looking at photos of little bb and brownie and sugar in my phone all the time.

in between my home-sick-ness and work,

i did quite enjoy my time at the city (shall i feel guilty?)...

it's a serene, relaxing and preppy place....

fresh air,
lots of trees and flowers,
very very few tall buildings,
extremely nice and friendly people (they smile at strangers),
side walk cafes,
the best coffee place (more about this later),
more bicycles than cars,
little streets filled with surprises here and there....

and it made me felt like i am back in my college days again....














the hotel....








the dome tower...










little streets near the canal called Oudegracht....