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The unofficial Queen of handbags is not a celebrity, nor is she a fashion designer or a stylist to the stars. She is a wonderfully warm, understatedly stylish and well, “normal” Dutch woman, who just happens to be in charge of the world’s largest collection of handbags and purses. Her name is Sigrid Ivo and she is the Curator of the Tassenmuseum Hendrijke Museum of Bags and Purses in Amsterdam.

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[ Written by Frankie | 17 Aug 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

For the last three months the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam has been my home. During this time I’ve mastered the cycling lanes, navigated my way around the canals and developed quite a taste for Bitterballen. The best part about living here has enabled me to explore and experience one of my favourite European cities like a local. I’d now like to share my top tips with you so that …

[ Written by Frankie | 31 Jul 2012 | 6 Comments | ]

There are a number of British stereotypes that this British Travelette lives up to; a deep appreciation for an orderly queue, an innate desire to talk (i.e. moan) about the weather at any given opportunity and a never fading love for a “nice cup of tea”.
No matter where I go in the world I can’t seem to shake off my love for tea. In fact, travelling has had quite the …

[ Written by Frankie | 20 Jul 2012 | One Comment | ]

Only one more month to go and the Dutch population will dress up in orange to celebrate ‘Koninginnedag’ (Queen’s day), the national holiday to dedicate the birthday of the Queen of the Netherlands. But instead of a classical ceremony, the whole nation is having a huge party and more than million people will come to Amsterdam to become part of this unique event. Get prepared for the biggest street party …

[ Written by guest | 2 Apr 2011 | One Comment | ]
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