For the past 4 years or so, I have been working as a writer for my best friend: lingerie designer Marlies Dekkers. It’s been sheer bliss. For the latest issue of our international glossy Feminine Feminist, she surprised me with these blush-worthy words. Wow. I love you too, Marlies! To many more crazy adventures together!  Read more


As soon as Tigerlily discovered, at 2 years old, how great my favorite lipstick looked smeared all over her lips, cheeks and knees, it was ON. (Scroll down for photographic proof). From then on, my precious beauty stuff wasn’t safe anymore. Truth be told, I had been helping myself to a lot of HER stash as well; all that those organic baby-products from brands like Weleda and Burt’s Bees just smell and feel too good! So here we are now, a few years on: two beauty product addicts living under one roof, still stealing each other’s stuff. After all, sharing is (skin-)caring, right? Here are some of our favorite beauty ‘steals’:  Read more

About my cheap-ass wedding dress (you’ll never guess how much), how Justin proposed, and why I said ‘YES!’. In this month’s Beau Monde. Read more

Heb je je ooit afgevraagd hoe een bejaarde Pipi Langkous eruit zou zien? Dan wil ik je graag voorstellen aan mijn taaie Thaise omaatje. Ze heeft misschien geen rode staarten of paard met stippen, maar op haar 83ste, een leeftijd waarop ze met een blauwgrijs spoelinkje chagrijnig achter de verwelkte geraniums zou moeten zitten, rijdt ze toeterend door Bangkok in een ordinaire Dukes of Hazard-bak, en verft ze haar gepermanente haar elk jaar een diepere tint zwart. Read more

To me, one of the best parts of raising Tigerlily (8) is sharing my passions with her. Reading her Roald Dahl, showing her my favorite paintings in my favorite musea, teaching her the words to Rapper’s Delight. (“Everybody go: ‘Ho-tel, mo-tel, Holiday Inn’!”) But recently I discovered something even better: finding a new passion together. Read more