Picking your own bouquet of flowers

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It’s the simple things in life that make me happy. I love going to the market and getting flowers every week. My flower lady knows to give me some time, no rush while I browse through all the different kinds she has to offer. Two weeks ago we grabbed our bikes, hopped into a train and went to Hillegom. It is a town not far from Amsterdam, known for its tulip fields. We love going there in spring when the flower fields are in full bloom and the scent surrounding the area is deliciously intoxicating.

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But what I recently found out is that there are also fields where you can go and pick your own bouquet yourself. We arrived at Annemieke’s Pluktuin, we were given a bucket and scissors, and we were off to the fields. Such a simple yet fun experience. I felt like Charlie at the chocolate factory.

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When we got to the dahlia garden, I was going nuts at the different varieties and the size of some of them. They were the size of a small watermelon. The weather could have also not been better. Sunny and warm, it was perfect to spend some time outside. When you are done, you just go to the register and pay depending on how big your bouquet is. We definitely want to return again!

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Sense Beauty & Lifestyle Store

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My hubby and I went to Barcelona for a long weekend. The day before, I started prepping for the trip and that meant also getting a mani & pedi. Especially since it was going to be very hot there (sandals) and I was going to use my hands for food pictures. I was looking online for some nail salons and Sense Beauty & Lifestyle caught my eye. Located right in the center of Amsterdam, very close to the Dam, it is one of those hidden in plain sight kind of gems. The store is beautiful and clean, and the staff is very friendly. The perfect place for some me-time. I went there for the royal manicure & pedicure. If you are in a rush, you can have them done simultaneously.

I had a paraffin wax bath which increases the circulation of the skin and opens the pores. This leaves your skin feeling very soft. I left very satisfied with the service. They also offer other treatments like facials, massages and waxing.

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Sense Beauty & Lifestyle Store

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For more foodie inspiration, you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook. For behind the scenes, more of Amsterdam and a peek of press events, you can follow my Instagram stories and my Snapchat: cravingsinams.

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