The first day is typically a fight for me to stay awake. But not this time. I am traveling alone to Amsterdam to celebrate one of my dearest friend’s birthday. So no time to nap! I must enjoy every minute of my visit! I never get bored with Amsterdam. I fall deeper in love every visit. Sitting in cafes with friends and strolling the streets is my favorite way to spend my days. It is day one and I’m off with my girlfriends!!
Coffee and jet lag go great together. So Bocca, a new coffee spot for me was the first stop. The space is bright, inviting and they serve a great cup of coffee. I also popped into a favorite store of mine, Spiegel Amsterdam. It is Dutch design shop that sells only products made in Holland. The perfect place to shop for gifts for yourself and others.
My girlfriends and I continued strolling with no signs of jet lag (shocking for me and I felt amazing)! Perhaps keeping my caffeine consumption in the mix was key. I was introduced to another fab and hip coffee shop, Toki. Loved the vibe! I wasn’t sure if the coffee was going to match up to the coolness. After a few sips, I was wondering if we would be able to come back!
An amazing afternoon with my girlfriends. Fell in love with another new shop, Papabubble. A delightful candy shop that makes their own hard candies on sight. The name alone makes me smile. We were lucky enough to catch lollipops in the making (which also came with some sweet sampling). I had to buy a few treats for my son:). The final stop of the day, the Conservatorium Hotel. The Conservatorium Hotel is a stunning hotel located in the Museum District. It is an architectural gem. The hotel has a beautiful, bright, and inviting lounge to enjoy drinks and nibbles. We sat and laughed while sipping vino!! A perfect start to the week!
Fact: The jet lag is kicking in and I am seeing doubles as I type. Good night!