A PAGE OUT OF OUR BOOK: Oeuf's Geza Weisz

You might have heard the good news: we're having a baby! Well, a book baby, that is. After years of bringing you the best of the best of travel tips on the web, we decided to take pen (or printing press) to page & bring you an amazing, practical, beautiful guidebook to the city that is nearest & dearest to our heart. Which city is that, you ask? Why, Amsterdam of course! So now it's time for the countdown to begin.

As our publishing date grows ever closer, we want to give you some sneak peeks into what's to come to get you as excited as we are. Our book is nothing without the incredible shops, restaurants, bars & businesses we love, so it's important to us that you get to know them a bit as well. That's why, until the launch of our book, we are going to be bringing you interviews with the inspiring founders of some of our very favourite spots. 

Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Geza Weisz, the talented restaurateur behind our one of the absolute best places to tuck into breakfast in the city, Oeuf. We must admit we're pretty jealous; we'd love to eat breakfast all day every day, too. Keep reading to find out what makes this incredible egg-lover tick.


GLOOBLES ON THE ROAD: Stephanie's Amalfi Coast

When it comes to romance, you can’t do much better than the Amalfi Coast. The famous, idyllic coastline runs from Sorrento to Salerno & is best discovered by driving the famous 'road of 1,000 bends' that sweeps along the coastline for 40 kilometres. We love that its both super stylish & sophisticated, with its incredible roster of stellar restaurants & luxurious hotels, yet so simple with its local farmers & fisherman.

gloobles' founder Stephanie van Rappard took a weekend off mothering & jetted of to the Amalfi Coast for a romantic weekend with her husband. Keep reading to get all the juicy details.


GLOOBLES ON THE ROAD: A Long Weekend in Ibiza with Athena

Ah, Ibiza. If you haven't been there, then you've certainly heard about it from at least 9 of your friends. This gorgeous, intriguing Balearic Island is truly something special. Whether you're on the hunt for the very best party or seeking solace in an introspective weekend, there's something for everyone. One of our most well travelled gloobles friends, Athena de Belder, decided it was time she finally saw what all the fuss was about. Are you wondering what it's all about too? Well, get ready for some armchair travel, as Athena takes us along for the ride for a long weekend in Ibiza.

I might have been the very last person on earth to visit Ibiza, but nonetheless I wanted to share some of the spots I visited on my long weekend trip to the island! There are two kind of “parts” to Ibiza: the party-part (South) & the chill-part (North). We stayed at a beautiful hotel in the North, so most of the trip was spent relaxing! I’ll be sharing 6 spots worth visiting on the island.



You may already know gloobles friend Judith Goudsmit, but we recommend you also get to know her sister Leah. Did we mention she is also married to our illustrator? Talk about a gloobles clan! This talented video editor is an obsessive foodie who really knows how to do her research, a skill that came in handy studying film at Brandeis. Because she's been living in New York with Judith since she was 19, she can certainly shed some light on the best spots from Brooklyn to Manhattan & everywhere in between.

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SkyMall, miss it every day. JK, gloobles!

prepare for a trip
Mainly research good food spots & then plan activities around that.



Our dear developer Wessel is a bit of a jack of all trades. Though he studied Media Technology in Leiden, you'll find him signing & playing guitar or going to concerts nearly as often as you'll find him in the library. His keen interest in Eastern Europe is inspiring his next dream destination - Russia - & the idea of becoming a home brewer has been percolating in his mind for quite a while now. We can't wait to see what he comes up with!

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I don't read travel magazines very often. When I go on a trip, I usually search online for restaurants & hotels.



Ah, love. It's such a beautiful thing. & one of the most fantastic times to celebrate a beautiful love story is your honeymoon. So many people focus on the wedding. It's the big day, after all. All of your friends & family are there to watch you vow to love another person for the rest of your life.

But, while we love a good wedding as much as the next person, at gloobles, we're all about the honeymoon. It's the best excuse for an incredible vacation, don't you think? & there's nothing we love more than a good trip. Because it can feel wildly overwhelming to settle on the right destination for the right time of year, we thought we'd create a little calendar, a little cheat sheet for honeymoons. That way, you know when to go where & the best places to stay once you get there. We only wish we could come with you!


Where to go: Trancoso in Brazil. It’s possible that Trancoso is one of the strangest & most singularly stunning places in Brazil. Just two hours north of Rio by plane, this place will get under your skin. Something in the warm, fragrant air will make your shoulders drop & your heart rate slow.

Where to stay: Uxua Casa Hotel & Spa. This sustainable boutique retreat is located on the town's square (they say the most beautiful square in Brazil). It has an amazing hidden tropical garden with a swimming pool covered in mineral stone. Each of the casas is uniquely decorated, & their stunning beach club & bar Uxua Praia Bar is the perfect place to settle in with a cocktail to watch the sunset. 



With both undergrad & law school at Harvard under his belt, this fit foodie is no Elle Woods. Now working as the vice president at AMC Networks, Juano knows the very best places to eat & work out in LA, New York & many other far-flung places. He's totally in-the-know, no matter the subject. He's a true modern Renaissance man

type of traveller
My favourite ways to travel reflect the different sides of my personality. Most of the time when I travel, I want to be adventurous & go to new places & try things that are completely foreign to me. During most of my holidays, I like to fill every minute of every day & night visiting new places & meeting new people. At other times, I just want to relax when I travel. Sometimes I just want to go to a beach or a cabin in the mountains & just read, rest & find calmness.

last trip
My last significant trip was to Milan, Lake Como & Piran, Slovenia during the summer of 2018.


THE GLOOBLES DIET: Alix van der Goes

Have you ever wanted to see how somebody else lives? When they wake up in the morning & the people they see during the week? And, most importantly, what they eat? Us, too. And that's why we're bringing you THE GLOOBLES DIET, a deep dive into all of the munching & imbibing of our dearest gloobles friends.

If you've been around these parts for a while then you've probably noticed our babe of an intern, Alix van der Goes, the Dutchie who knows Amsterdam like the back of her hand & is our go-to when we want a dreamy spot to soak up the sun. We know that Alix certainly has her finger on the pulse of the best & brightest in what the city has to offer, so we were particularly curious how this gal fills her days & her belly. This week on THE GLOOBLES DIET, Alix tells all, from her insatiable pizza cravings to a little green curry to start the night & everything in between.

Thursday, April 25th

After a two week-long lazy break from uni spent eating at the weirdest times &



No matter if we're bathing in hummus in Tel Aviv or hitting the slopes in Gstaad, we always do our best to bring you the very best of the best. After all, we're here to make your trips (& your lives) as amazing as possible.

While we certainly love all the tips we have on gloobles (otherwise we wouldn't be sharing them with you), we decided to pick our absolute, undeniable favourites. So, drum-roll please, we'd like to introduce you to the first annual gloobles awards. We are breaking down the ultimate in everything, from stunning B&Bs to the absolute grooviest place to boogie. Ready to be totally in the know? We thought so. Thus, without further ado, we give you the crème de la crème.

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city trip: Amsterdam. Call us biased, but we like to think that Amsterdam is one of the best destinations for a city trip around. We love its gorgeous canals & incredible museums, & we really think there's nothing better than exploring a city by boat or bicycle.


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Carlijn Remmelzwaal

This itsy bitsy Dutchie is as vibrant & energetic as they come, which is easy to pick up on when you see her zipping past on another run as she gets the lay of the land in a new city. When she isn't exploring her new city of Houston, you can catch her starting the day with her very favourite meal of the day: a big healthy breakfast.

travel magazine
I don't read travel magazines. I read travel blogs: Bag to RealityBag at You. and gloobles of course:)!

prepare for a trip
Weeks in advance, I start making a detailed list in my iPhone notes of what to bring with me, preferably using subcategories: what to buy, what to put in my checked bag or hand luggage, etc.


THE GLOOBLES DIET: Athena de Belder

Have you ever wanted to see how somebody else lives? When they wake up in the morning & the people they see during the week? And, most importantly, what they eat? Us, too. And that's why we're bringing you THE GLOOBLES DIET, a deep dive into all of the munching & imbibing of our dearest gloobles friends.

If you've been following along with us lately, then you probably remember one of our newest friends Athena de Belder, the Belgian babe who always knows what's up, whether it's the newest fitness craze in town or the most stylish spot to pick up your morning matcha. Because we know she's always feasting at the tastiest & most beautiful places in town, we were particularly curious how this blonde beauty fills her days & her belly. This week on THE GLOOBLES DIET, Athena tells all, from her poison of choice to the "perks" of a work-catered lunch & everything in between.


GLOOBLES FRIENDS: Charlotte Lagendijk

This enviable Dutchie is as memorable for her platinum blonde locks as for her quick wit & intelligent mind. After three years living it up in New York & tackling the marketing for Suit Supply, she's finally back with the gloobles family in Amsterdam, honing her creative beauty platform Cou Cou Club. Her style is unparalleled (just wait until you see her outfits for Coachella), so you know you can trust her to have the down low on the chicest places around.

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Condé Nast Traveler.

prepare for a trip
I like to know where I'm going AND what's best while I'm there, so I make Excel sheets. No joke. I categorise them by area, type of spot and which day is the best to visit. I mostly do my research online and if applicable, I check the app Infatuation for restaurants. At least I come prepared!


GLOOBLES FRIENDS: Athena de Belder

This Belgian beauty is already a travel guru in her own right, cataloguing her stunning, adventurous travels on her carefully curated Instagram. though she now works in Amsterdam, she's lived all over, from London to New York & many, many places in between. When we're looking for the best workout in town or the most beautiful spot for coffee & cake, we know we can always ask Athena!


travel magazine
I don't really read specific travel magazines, but I love travel guides like Monocle and Louis Vuitton (I've heard this one is always curated by locals, which is why it's so good!)

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I usually just research restaurants & hotels I want to go to by asking friends, searching on Instagram or consulting my giant list of "Places to go" that I have saved in my notes on my phone (categorised by country/city). Whenever I see, hear or read about a cool place, I immediately add it to my notes. I also research museums and exhibitions I would like to see. Packing always happens at the very last minute!



When we think about places we've always dreamed of going, one that always comes to mind is Peru. The stunning, mystical Machu Picchu rising high out of the Andes, the wild & wonderful Amazon, the mysterious Nazca Lines & the gorgeous Rainbow Mountains. It's always felt like a magical land that might only exist in dreams. & though we haven't managed to get there just yet, one of our nearest & dearest gloobles friends Tessa Duste just went on the trip of a lifetime, winding her way along the Inca Trail & exploring the captivating, meandering streets of Lima. So let's all follow along as travel wiz Tessa takes us along for a ride.


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Sander Schimmelpenninck

a true Renaissance man, Sander worked as a lawyer and owned a pizza restaurant before trying his hand at writing. now the editor-in-chief of lifestyle magazine Quote., he is known for his sharp tongue & strong vision. sander splits his time between Sweden, Croatia & the Netherlands.

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Quote! Dutchies & Dutch entrepreneurs have a tendency to be adventurous and it always inspires with new destinations.

prepare for a trip
I read about the place I’m going and study the local map. I hate tourists that have no idea where they are and don’t know a thing about local history. It’s stupid & decadent to see the world as one big fun park.


THE GLOOBLES DIET: Nathalie Streng

Have you ever wanted to see how somebody else lives? When they wake up in the morning & the people they see during the week? And, most importantly, what they eat? Us, too. And that's why we're bringing you THE GLOOBLES DIET, a deep dive into all of the munching & imbibing of our dearest gloobles friends.

If you live in Amsterdam, you probably know our healthiest friend, Nathalie Streng. If you don't know her personally, you've certainly popped into The Cold Pressed Juicery, her healthy hotspot,  or gobbled up her unrivalled tips in her interview a while back. We don't know about you, but we were curious how one of Amsterdam's finest fills her days & her belly. This week on THE GLOOBLES DIET, Nathalie tells all, from innumerable bright & healthy juices to Dutch favourite Tony's Chocolonely & everything in between.



If we were gamblers, we'd bet you're probably spending Christmas at home with your family. Or, at the very least, already have your plans set in stone for where to spend these festive days. But considering we're not willing to bet your happiness, we wanted to come up with an incredible list of places where you can spend Christmas & New Year's Eve. This way, we ensure you're not left in the lurch.

It can be impossible to pick just one place for this special time, but luckily, we were able to chat with or gloobles friends to find out where they'll be unwrapping presents & toasting 2019. We've rounded up the best of the best places to celebrate & get cosy from the slopes of Gstaad to the beaches of Spain & everywhere in between . So pull out that suitcase & don't forget to pack those presents! Oh, & a very happy Christmas & New Year to you & yours.



Woah! It's December already. Now how did that happen?! We could swear that just yesterday we were sipping sunset cocktails at the Belmond Hotel Splendido & slurping down oysters in the sun at Leon's Oyster Shop, but suddenly, the holidays have sneaked up on us. 

Don't get us wrong. We adore this time of year. Everything sparkles, & we love cosying up in the most gezellig bars in town. But there's one thing that can put just the tiniest bit of stress in the season: presents.

While, of course, we certainly like getting gifts, it can be a bit tougher to pick out thoughtful, beautiful gifts for those we love. We go back and forth on whether or not our mother or our boyfriend or our best friend will like what we've picked out, and boy is it nerve-wracking. So, that's why this year, we wanted to take a bit of the guess work out of the equation for you. We've curated a list of the most covetable things around, the things we're really craving. That way, you can draw a little inspiration for what to give (or what to ask for!) this year.


THE GLOOBLES DIET: Victoire Eouzan

Have you ever wanted to see how somebody else lives? When they wake up in the morning & the people they see during the week? And, most importantly, what they eat? Us, too. And that's why we're bringing you THE GLOOBLES DIET, a deep dive into all of the munching and & imbibing of our dearest gloobles friends.

Remember our gloobles family member Victoire Eouzan? You probably remember following along on her fabulous tour of Oman, where she detailed the best shawarma in Misfat & the glories of freshly caught Omani fish. We don't know about you, but we were curious how one of Amsterdam's finest fills her days & her belly. This week on THE GLOOBLES DIET, Vic tells all, from whipping up her mother's winter vegetable soup to waking up with hot water & lemon & everything in between.



Have you ever wanted to see how somebody else lives? When they wake up in the morning & the people they see during the week? And, most importantly, what they eat? Us, too. And that's why we're bringing you THE GLOOBLES DIET, a deep dive into all of the munching and & imbibing of our dearest gloobles friends.

Remember our new friend Tessa Duste? You've probably seen her all over our Instagram Stories the past few days, where she let us in on all her daily dining secrets. We don't know about you, but we were curious how one of Amsterdam's finest fills her days & her belly. This week on THE GLOOBLES DIET, Tessa tells all, from her monthly soup club to goat milk yoghurt & everything in between.



When you usually think of holiday destinations, we can bet Oman probably isn't the first place that comes to mind. But that's something that should change. Trust us. An incredibly diverse & beautiful country, Oman is not to be missed. Just a quick jaunt across the country reveals so many wonderful things, from peaceful, untouched deserts to verdant, tropical beaches.

Last week, one of our very own, Victoire Eouzan jetted off to the Middle Eastern paradise. Keep reading to find out everything about her magical journey, sunbeds, sea turtles & shawarma included.



Have you ever wanted to see how somebody else lives? When they wake up in the morning & the people they see during the week? And, most importantly, what they eat? Us, too. & that's why we're bringing you THE GLOOBLES DIET, a deep dive into all of the munching & imbibing of our dearest gloobles friends.

Remember our content creator Hayley Daen? You might recall her interview not too long ago, where she spilled the beans on weekend brunching in her own kitchen, her favourite culinary child NOPI & the irresistibly juicy beats thumping from Tel Aviv clubs. We don't know about you, but we were curious how one of Amsterdam's finest fills her days & her belly. This week on THE GLOOBLES DIET, Hayley tells all, from drinking her mushrooms to the unsung allure of broccoli slop & everything in between.


GLOOBLES ON THE ROAD: Stephanie's Route 1 Road Trip

Driving along Route 1 is the iconic California experience. With the wind rustling up your perfect blowout and those new sunglasses you bought gently shading your eyes from the sparkling California sun, you feel as free as the Statue of Liberty. There's a lot to consider when planning this ultimate road trip, and we want you to be sure to drive from North to South in order to ensure your jaw-dropping views are unencumbered whilst you cruise. Stephanie, gloobles's founder, decided to tackle the trip in a luxurious 16 days, choosing to start in San Francisco and end in Los Angeles, but of course you can easily extend your trip farther North or South.

So fasten your seatbelt & get out your notepad. We're about to take a trip.


GLOOBLES ON THE ROAD: Hayley's Charleston

Even just a handful of years ago, Charleston was still pretty under the radar. Sure, those in the know on the East Coast might have headed down for a wedding or a weekend at the beach, but it's only recently that Charleston has become such a destination. The food-obsessed flock there to indulge in everything from fresh oysters to traditional Carolina barbecue, & budding historians can happily steep in the storied local culture. The streets are lined with vibrant stucco houses, & oak trees dressed in tangles of Spanish moss delicately shade the cobbled alleyways that weave their way through the city.

Have we convinced you yet? We thought so. If you want to live like a Beanyeah (that's someone born and raised in Charleston, as opposed to a Cumyeah who is a more recent transplant), we've got the tips of one of our favourite G.R.I.T.S. (no not the food; that's Girls Raised In The South), Hayley Daen, for where to stay, what to do &, most importantly, what to eat.


GLOOBLES FRIENDS: Jet van Beuningen & Alexander van der Wyck

when you hear the words power couple, if you know them, Jet & Alexander most definitely come to mind. Jet founded Anecdote in 2009, as she felt a gap in the market for a timeless brand that would offer women cherished, high quality pieces that you'd keep for life. while Alexander used to be a financial powerhouse, he now works in tandem with his lovely wife to make Anecdote as successful as it is. though London used to be their home, this bubbly couple has laid down roots in Amsterdam again with their two sons, whom they tote to the South of France in summer and Gstaad in winter. can we join their family?!

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Condé Naste Traveller (UK Edition), Monocle (although not strictly a travel magazine) or Lodestars Anthology to really get into the mood of a place.



It's hard to miss that Oktoberfest has taken over Munich. The streets are flooded with girls in dirndls and boys in lederhosen, & the beer is flowing even more freely than usual. & though it's coming to a close, we couldn't resist sharing a few of our favourite spots in Munich to line our stomachs before we head to the tents & the best places to nurse our hangovers the next day.

It may be the last weekend, but we like to think it's the best. So grab your trachten & write down these tips. It will be the best Oktoberfest yet.


THE GLOOBLES DIET: Stephanie van Rappard

Have you ever wanted to see how somebody else lives? When they wake up in the morning & the people they see during the week? And, most importantly, what they eat? Us, too. And that's why we're bringing you THE GLOOBLES DIET, a deep dive into all of the munching and & imbibing of our dearest gloobles friends.

Remember our founder Stephanie van Rappard? You might recall her interview not too long ago, where she dished on her favourite wine bars, particularly Publik Wine in Cape Town, and the best place to work in Amsterdam, Soho House AmsterdamZoku. We don't know about you, but we were curious how one of Amsterdam's finest fills her days and her belly. This week on THE GLOOBLES DIET, Stephanie tells all, from Mango Green Protein Smoothies to letting her boyfriend Maurits take the reigns in the kitchen as she tries to catch an extra wink of sleep before newborn Beer is ready for the day ahead.


GLOOBLES FAMILY: Alix van der Goes

our absolutely fantastic intern Alix is a true sun-seeker. having studied in LA, Sydney & Utrecht (though that last one isn't exactly a tropical destination), Alix is in love with Mexican food and beers & embodies that laid-back, surfer girl cool vibe. when she's not working on her degree in communication & marketing, she indulges in a good book or a great movie before honing her surf & skate skills.

travel magazine
I don't necessarily read travel magazines but have a few Instagram accounts or 'influencers' that travel a lot and when I like a destination/restaurant/café/ beach they've visited, I archive it in my "bucketlist" album.


GLOOBLES ON THE ROAD: Keziah & Dámaso's Frieze

With Frieze just around the corner, kicking off the autumn art season, gloobles friends & family are packing our bags & heading to London. We strongly suggest you do too, as there is little better than London in the fall. The air is crisp, & the gentle winds carry the vegetal scent of leaves across your nose. The shops have lined their shelves with chic winter gear, & you might even be ready to sip a mulled wine in the evenings. & of course there's Frieze.

It is a fantastic fair, chock full of exciting contemporary art & wonderful Old Master Works. With so much to see, however, it can feel a little overwhelming. So we sat down with two of our dear gloobles friends who truly have their finger on the pulse of all the art world happenings. Keziah & Dámaso are dishing on their favourite booths, where to grab a bite to eat before you hit the fair & where they like to hit they hay at the end of a long, art-filled day.


GLOOBLES CALENDAR: a year in art fairs

Our world is becoming a more beautiful, educated & cultured place each and every day. The art world was once an industry that felt impenetrable, closed off to anyone who was not in the in-crowd. Now, however, the art world is expanding rapidly, looking to include young collectors & those just hoping to expand their minds as well as the fabled art historians & gallerinas. 

That being said, there are so many galleries, auctions & art fairs happening throughout the year, that we can feel a bit oversaturated & overstimulated. But, as usual, gloobles is here to help. We've distilled our list of top art events into a streamlined timeline so you know where to be & when.


Frieze Masters & Frieze London (London): October 4-7. 
If you live in London, chances are you've seen this huge structure erected every autumn in Regent's Park. Meander between Frieze Masters & Frieze London to check out the best of both contemporary & Old Master Works. Don't miss the Frieze sculpture garden! Take a room at Chiltern Firehouse to make walking to the fair easy peasy.


GLOOBLES ON THE ROAD: Heleen's Montalcino

One of our dearest gloobles friends, Heleen van Poecke, also just so happens to have the low-down on the unsung Italian gem of Montalcino, hidden away in the Tuscan hills. Her family owns a beautiful winery that stretches across the countryside, just a few minutes' drive outside of the quaint Mediaeval town. If you're lucky (or you plan ahead) you just might get the pleasure of touring their fantastic vineyards. & if you're even luckier, you might sneak a little tasting session of their terrific Brunello, the wine that has made this region famous.

Today, Heleen dishes on all the best places to go in her adoptive hometown & tells us just why this place is so special.



at the age of 29, Emilie is already an impressive businesswoman. 4 years ago, she co-founded the very first influencer marketing agency: IMA, which is already a multi-million dollar company today. her work brings her across the globe, but she travels just as frequently to explore new destinations and cultures in her spare time. this stunner is always in the know and will be sure to tell you the hottest places in town.

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LA! I love all the different breakfast places & the Mexican influences. There are so many great Mexican restaurants where you can have dinner in Santa Monica. Oscar's is one of my favourites!! Try the shrimp & fish tacos.


GLOOBLES FAMILY: Victoire Eouzan

this lovely South of France transplant is as in love with Amsterdam as she is with shooting landscapes. she skilfully combines her photography & graphic design skills to create & play with images, tell stories & reinvent the world around her. if you catch her on a trip, you'll never find her without her best friends - her cameras. she hasn't been everywhere, but it's on her list.

travel magazine
It's called Les Others. It's a French magazine about travel, as well as photography.


GLOOBLES RECIPE: cookie dough bites

We don't know about you, but we've finally hit a bit of a cold snap here in Amsterdam. It has been such a blistering summer that we've been avoiding our kitchens more fervently than last week's Tinder date. Finally, however, it seems that nesting season is upon us. & whether you'll be hunkering down alone, with a partner or, like Stephanie, with a new baby, a few homemade treats are never remiss. 

Though it's no longer a steam bath, we still may not be ready for full-fledged day-long kitchen projects. One step at a time, right? So, instead, we're opting for these raw cookie dough bites. We can't stop making them, & we really can't stop eating them. 


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Nathalie de Clerck

this Belgian beauty is a truly dynamic career woman, with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Business and a master's from Sotheby's Institute of Art. she's taken the knowledge she got there and put it into action in her own firm, NDC ART. though Nathalie now lives in London, she's always travelling the globe for interesting exhibitions & art fairs, so if you're looking for the new hot artist, Nathalie should be your go-to girl.

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Condé Nast Traveler.


GLOOBLES FAMILY: Stephanie van Rappard

Stephanie has been travelling from an early age, focusing on finding culture. Stephanie laid roots in several cosmopolitan cities during her studies – think New York, London, Paris and Amsterdam. Want to know her favourite destination? That’s like picking a favourite child for Stephanie.

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CEREAL. It's independent, very well-curated and last but not least super beautiful. The perfect replacement for a coffee table book.



South Carolina bred, UK educated and Netherlands enthused, this girl has an insatiable hunger for travel and, of course, all things delicious. a traveller as seasoned as her cast iron skillet, Hayley always knows the best spots for a tasty bite or a cheeky glass.

travel magazine
Because I'm such a voracious eater, I'm embarrassed to admit that my favourite "travel magazine" is really more like the articles in Bon Appétit that are tangentially related to travel.



Have you ever wanted to see how somebody else lives? When they wake up in the morning & the people they see during the week? And, most importantly, what they eat? Us, too. And that's why we're bringing you THE GLOOBLES DIET, a deep dive into all of the munching and & imbibing of our dearest gloobles friends.

Remember our new friend TT Pasanen? You might recall her interview last week, where she dished on being drawn to The Met & the ethereal agnolotti at Lilia. We don't know about you, but we were curious how this Boston babe fills her days and her belly. This week on THE GLOOBLES DIET, TT tells all, from juicy Negronis to innumerable vats of coffee to the revelatory power of even a sub-par pizza.


GLOOBLES BABY: the ultimate shopping list for newborns

As soon as you find out you’re pregnant, you learn one thing: there is A LOT to learn. And deciding what to get for your newborn, particularly as a first-time mom, can be both exciting and utterly overwhelming. What is a baby activity gym? Do you need a co-sleeper? How many onesies do you need? Which stroller do you get?

gloobles founder Stephanie is about to pop. Lucky for you, she did extensive research and assembled the ultimate shopping list for newborns.

Want to make sure your baby is as well-equipped and stylish as you? We have the perfect list to make that happen.

illustration of gloobles founder Stephanie van Rappard by Solgil



Though she hails from the land of the free, home of the brave, this lovely little American is practically a Dutchie now. She's a wiz in the kitchen and known for unearthing the best culinary gems no matter where she steps foot. Looking for a juicy rouge or a killer running route perfect for spotting hotties? Well, then TT's your gal.

travel magazine
It's not a travel magazine, but I love to look at the NY Times International Real Estate section for aspirational home purchases/travel day dreaming. I reach for HERE for more attainable travel goals.


GLOOBLES RECIPE: earl grey cookies with cardamom white chocolate ganache

Are you boiling? Because we sure are. Amsterdam is basically one giant oven, so we know it's practically criminal to ask you to turn yours on, but we have a reason and a good one at that: Earl Grey Cookies with Cardamom White Chocolate Ganache.

And though our suggestion will require you turn up the dial on your oven, these cookies can be baked late at night or early in the morning when the heat has burned off a bit. It may heat up your kitchen for an hour or so, but it will help with your mid-afternoon tea break. Instead of steaming over a hot cup of tea as if you were at the spa, get your caffeine fix from these dainty, subtly sweet tea cookies.


GLOOBLES RECIPE: roasted tomato garlic tart

We think we can all agree that summer is pretty fantastic time of year. The days seem endless and everyone is in a better mood. But do you want to know what our favourite part is? The produce.

Think about it. Biting into a fresh, juicy summer peach. Nibbling on that sweet, refreshing watermelon and letting the juices run down your chin. Sweet and smoky corn just kissed by the heat of the grill. Heaven.



If you're reading this, it's time for a snack. It's never too late for a snack, particularly if it's a delicate scone from Big Sur Bakery & Restaurant in California or a sliver of something sweet from A Piece of Cake in Tokyo. Really, who could resist?

There are times, however, when there may not be something sweet for that 4:00 o'clock slump close at hand. There are also times when you're feeling motivated, invincible, ready to tackle any kitchen task. You're basically Christina Tosi. And these are the times that are the most glorious. They're the times when a little bit of effort and a few ingredients you might even have tucked away in the cupboards will come together to produce something far more than the sum of its parts.


GLOOBLES RECIPE: coconut pistachio crumble ice cream

Though the weather may still be fluctuating wildly, we are certainly entering the throes of summer. & when it's summer, that means ice cream. Who can argue with that?

Recent years have seen a sort of frozen Renaissance. Ice cream companies across the globe have been churning out fantastically flavoured concoctions from Duck Crackling with Cherry Preserves to Ras el Hanout & Rose Petal Jam. We are truly living in the Golden Age of ice cream.


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Dámaso Berenguer

Dámaso is a true modern Renaissance man. splitting his time between Madrid, London and New York as an art world darling for Colnaghi – not to mention all his travels just for pleasure – Dámaso is your go-to-guy for all tips artsy or edible.

travel magazine
To be honest, I don't really read travel magazines.

prepare for a trip
I sometimes ask local friends, but I actually don't plan much before a trip.



Half Dutch, half English and wholly unique, Steve has lived a very global life. With stints in Boston, London, Munich and Amsterdam, this handsome fellow knows where all the best hotspots are from Tel Aviv to the Seychelles.

travel magazine
Monocle and National Geographic Traveller.

prepare for a trip
Ask friends, buy a Phaidon Wallpaper guide or check out travel blogs.



After her studies in Delft natural beauty Tessa co-founded MOSS and Hrbs to make cities more liveable and sustainable. From a young age Tessa always found herself drawn to cities and therefore she loves to explore new places and cultures. This striking lady divides her time between Amsterdam & Ghana where her boyfriend Stefan lives.

place to live
I like the diversity of living in different places, and hopefully I will be able to do so for the next years. Yet Amsterdam is always a very nice home to come back to, with all my friends/ family around and its super relax atmosphere.

destination for its architecture
Probably Valencia and in particular because of the Calatrava buildings. Other cities may have more diversity in architecture, but I was amazed by these white futuristic buildings from a very young age, so I will always be a hug fan of his work.



German beauty Luise has a big love for art. With her strong vision she supports projects that inspire new audiences. This striking lady just moved back from Amsterdam to London with her inspiring husband who competed at the Paralympics in Rio. They love to explore new places and experience new culture, cuisines and art all around the world.

There are so many great places for art, but the most recent place that blew me away was Chateau La Coste (which we visited for the birthday of gloobles friend Stephanie Schuitemaker!!). Its a vineyard and private sculpture park not far from Aix-en-Provence and the perfect place for every ‘bon vivant’ to enjoy good wines, great food, beautiful architecture and incredible sculptures all in one place. Tadao Ando build the restaurant, Renzo Piano has just completed a sunken exhibition space, which is set among the grape vines of a winery, and most recently Francis Mallman, the Argentinian celebrity chef has opened a restaurant on the the estate too. So there are 1000 reasons to go and visit (again)!

art gallery
Living in London there are so many great galleries and art spaces. One of my favourites is Gallery Ropac, which just opened their London space in the famous 18th century townhouse Ely House in Mayfair. Its a great example of a gallery situated in an existing architectural structure rather than in a white cube space. Ropac represents artists such as Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Anselm Kiefer and one of my favourite, Robert Longo.

time period
Contemporary Art. I am just so curious how artist manage to continue to reinvent and develop their practice in todays world. There are interesting new media like virtual reality and digital art, which I think are very interested to discover like Radom International or TeamLab.


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Nathalie Streng

After living in New York Nathalie got inspired to start her own company and in October 2014 she opened the very first and only 100% organic & cold-pressed juice bar in The Netherlands: The Cold Pressed Juicery. This striking business women and fit girl has a strong vision about food & fitness and dreams to make everyone healthier & happier. In the little spare time she has, Nathalie loves to explore unique health & fitness concepts and healthy restaurants.

inspiration for The Cold Pressed Juicery
Totally selfish reason. I have been making my own fresh organic juices at home for the past 9 years as there was no place in Amsterdam with fresh organic green juices. Then when I moved to New York in 2013 I not only found juice bars but places with cold pressed juices and raw food! After this revelation I never touched my own juicer again and I realised there were more people that were living this healthy lifestyle. I noticed that people in Amsterdam slowly but surely started to realise that white bread with chocolate sprinkles or cheese is not the healthiest way to live a long and happy life: more organic supermarkets opened up in Amsterdam and the regular supermarkets even started to sell gluten free bread. That is the moment I thought: now is the time to open up a place like The Cold Pressed Juicery. We were the very first in Europe to import the original Cold Press machine from the States!

type of traveler
Adventurous and curious I would say. I always like to explore new places and only go back to the same location if my family lives there or if I really really loved it.

Nathalie in Oahu, Hawaii.


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Michiel van Ogtrop

To follow his passion for traveling and nice products, Michiel started Travelteq, a beautiful Amsterdam-based leather goods brand fit for the modern traveler. All products are made in his birth place, Italy, using the finest leather. Apart from Amsterdam, Tuscany is where this charming foodie spends most of his time, both checking out new products but most of all exploring new restaurants.

preparations for a trip
Usually I don’t prepare a lot but I make sure to know the hotspots, book some good restaurants in advance if necessary. Furthermore I pack simple and light, so the night before is just fine.

travel magazine
Monocle magazine. They are great at discovering the undiscovered places. Years later others catch on. This is how I learned about Comporta for example.


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Maurits de Boer

Maurits loves to explore unique places & cultures with his friends and girlfriend. This handsome engineer has impeccable taste and when visiting new places he likes to conduct a thorough research so he can make the most of everything a new place has to offer.

place to start of a night out on town with friends
Conservatorium Hotel is always a good starting point. Whether on the beginning of a Friday night or having a Sunday brunch to explore the surrounding museums afterwards. A international crowd and cool architecture and design, the impressive steel and glass structure above the lobby still impresses me.

romantic dinner with your girl
Utrechtsedwarstafel, located unsurprisingly in the Utrechtsewarsstraat in Amsterdam, was a favourite venue when we lived three doors next to it. The restaurant is a very classic place owned by two truly passionate friends: the sommelier and the chef. Their new neighbour Bistrot des Alpes is also definitely worth a visit.

Maurits with his girlfriend & gloobles friend Stephanie Schuitemaker


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Frederiek Burlage

Styl­ish detec­tive Fred­eriek is gloobles’ hid­den gem spe­cial­ist. Wher­ever she goes, Fred­eriek doesn’t stop inves­ti­gat­ing until she has found a truly secret local trea­sure.

preparations for a trip
I ask my good friend Steph for tips and I always read customer reviews. Nowadays I find it hard to know which sincere tips are and which are sponsored so I compare the reviews of different sites. And if I go in over-prepare-mode, I check Instragram to see tagged pictures of the food (and the people who are eating there).

Frederiek at le Club 55 in Saint-Tropez


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Nina van Heuveln

After her studies Art History and working at several contemporary galleries & Christie’s Nina van Heuveln decided to set up her own art consulting firm in Amsterdam: Heuv Art. This gorgeous art historian is always driven to visit many art related places around the world such as art museums, art galleries, art fairs, art academies and artists’ studios and has a wide network within these places.

Louisiana Museum of Modern Art near Copenhagen, Denmark. Their shows are amazing and I just love the site of the building, near the sea and their sculpture garden is amazing. The sculpture park at Storm King Art Center near New York also belongs to one my favourite public art spaces.

Nina van Heuveln at Storm King Art Center.

art gallery
I have got many favourite art galleries but I am a big fan of the artists presented by Sprüth Magers gallery in Berlin and Pilar Corrias in London.


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Heleen van Poecke

Heleen is one of gloobles’ Dutch friends who has moved abroad. She cur­rently resides in New York and loves to travel for both work and leisure, and to explore cities by run­ning or eat­ing. Her favorite restau­rants are small and cozy with great, sim­ple dishes that remind her of some of her favorite places: Ams­ter­dam, Paris or the South of France.

how to prepare a trip
I don’t prepare. I prefer to keep my options open and to be spontaneous so I typically just pack my bags, hop on a flight and see what happens.

beach holiday destination
Anywhere around the Mediterranean in summer. 

city trip destination
Depends who I am with and what I want to do. But any European capital I can keep going back to. There are always more museums, restaurants, beautiful squares and buildings to explore.



Bella breathes fash­ion: she always looks strik­ingly beau­ti­ful and is ahead of our time. Bella stud­ied archi­tec­ture in both Paris and Lon­don at the best uni­ver­si­ties, but fash­ion was her big dream. After she moved back to her home coun­try she decided to fol­low her pas­sion in the Big Apple: New York. Bella likes hon­est, sim­ple & ele­gant places, just like the clothes she designs.

fashion designer
Difficult question ? I have lots! My favourite designers at the moment are Eckhaus Latta, they are based between NY and LA and have an artist family around them that collaborate on their shop interior, accessories and clothes so you’re constantly surrounded by newness and designed experiences. And I like that you feel the polyester Chinatown in their collections still…which was where they started.
But! Favorite designer of all time will stay Agnes B, of course ?

clothing shop
I try not to buy anything new anymore unless it’s really special. So my favourite clothing shop at the moment is Mirth in Greenpoint NY. Lauren’s vintage finds are hard to beat… I never leave her shop without a new treasure.

Bella in Joshua Tree National Park


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Stephanie Schuitemaker

Busi­ness­woman and fash­ion icon Stephanie always turns heads with her unique style and her bold fash­ion state­ments. In 2016 she started her own fash­ion gallery SCHUIT together with her cre­ative part­ner Diek Pothoven to support unique tal­ented design­ers. Stephanie also has an impec­ca­ble taste for food & wine and her din­ner par­ties are def­i­nitely some­thing to look for­ward to.

how to keep up with the latest fashion trends
I seek to visit all the graduations shows, as it is the most exciting to connect with the designers at the beginning of their career. I also keep myself updated by Instagram and by talking to young upcoming designers who are often very aware on what is going on.

new & upcoming designer we should keep an eye on
I feel very privileged to work with a few young emerging designers which I believe create work which goes beyond seasons and have a very unique style. In the Netherlands these young designers include Barbara Langendijk, Max Zara Sterck, Johannes Offerhaus and Joanne Vosloo.

Stephanie Schuitemaker with gloobles founder Stephanie van Rappard at Dutch National Opera & Ballet


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Judith Goudsmit

Judith was born in Ams­ter­dam and moved to New York more than 10 years ago to pur­sue her dream of writ­ing. Now, Judith spends her time writ­ing plays, screen­plays and tele­plays she loves between Ams­ter­dam, New York and any­where great projects take her.

place to write
I like to write at home, but when I need a change, I go to the most beautiful library in New York. The big old one on 42nd Street. It was recently renovated.

places to get inspired
Anywhere! When I get stuck, I leave my house and take an aimless walk. There are inspiring things and people almost everywhere. It’s also good to be in a park. Or near the water. As long as it gets you out of your head and into the world.


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Sophie Beeftink

Sophie started her pro­fes­sional career as a model in New York but after a few years she decided to fol­low her pas­sion in Ams­ter­dam and become an art his­to­rian. Sophie then moved back to New York to chase her true love and found a job at Tina Kim Gallery, the coolest con­tem­po­rary art space in town. Sophie is also a pas­sion­ate pho­tog­ra­pher. She knows exactly where the great exhi­bi­tions & excit­ing auc­tions are and which gal­leries & art spaces are the hottest in town.

Tina Kim Gallery!

art piece
changes constantly, but I recently enjoyed one of Pipilotti Rist’s video works from her ‘Pixel Forest’ exhibition at the New Museum. One particular room was transformed into a massive dreamlike environment where you got the chance to be very close to nature through beautiful video projections while laying on beds and looking at nature maximized by technology. A very nice and surprising experience when living in New York City ?

The Armory Show 2016, New York


GLOOBLES FRIEND: Stuart Head & Fleur van der Erve

Fleur and Stu­art make the per­fect (gloobles) cou­ple. These super intel­li­gent and good-​looking food­ies with an inter­na­tional back­ground (includ­ing Bel­gium, France, South-​Africa, USA) love to explore new des­ti­na­tions together, where they search for the best street-​food in hid­den alleys as well as the most ele­gant restau­rants for a roman­tic (dou­ble) date.

when in Belgium
Try the typical Belgian things: brunch at Le Pain Quotidien, drink a good Belgian beer, taste a good Liege waffle (which you can find in every city)

preparations for a trip to South Africa
Book a car in advance! And don’t forget to book a table at all the top restaurants well in advance, especially during high season in Dec/Jan. Also, you should know that most of the special restaurants are located outside of the city, up to an 1h drive.


a gloobles safari

gloobles kicked off the new year with a safari at the stunning Marakele National Park in South Africa. This wildlife reserve was established in 2003 by philanthropist Paul Fentener van Vlissingen. It has become a ‘place of sanctuary’ for an impressive variety of wildlife due to its location in the transitional zone between the dry western and moister eastern regions of South Africa. All the large game species from elephant and rhino to the big cats as well as an amazing variety of birds have settled here. It is one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen.

Photo diary

White and black rhinos are actually called ‘white’ and ‘black’ due to a misinterpretation. An Afrikaans speaking man referred to one type of rhino as wyd (wide) due to is wider under lip, which was understood as ‘white’. The other type was automatically referred to as ‘black’.


how to eat & drink in Rome

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Here are our tips to get the best local food experience.

Eat lots of ice cream
The rule is: eat at least one gelato a day.

Drink your coffee standing
Coffee should be enjoyed at the bar, not on a terrace. It’s much more fun and also much cheaper.

left: coffee at the bar of Sant’Eustachio; right: at Caffè Greco, however, you are allowed to sit down and enjoy your coffee while admiring the cafe’s beautiful interior


Byron Bay surf festival

If you happen to be around Byron Bay, Australia, between the 24th and 26th of October 2014, and love surfing and/or the surfer lifestyle, make sure not to miss the Byron Bay Surf Festival. This is where some of Australia’s best surfers, shapers, hipsters, and hippies get together each year to share and celebrate their love for the ocean.

Impressions of the Surf Festival’s surf art market in 2013, with left: a sweet dog, right: super cool Thomas Bexon surfboards


Swan Lake by Dutch National Ballet

The simplest things are often the most beautiful. An Italian pasta with only three ingredients; a Mondriaan painting; a little black dress…

Rudi van Dantzig, with his choreography of Swan Lake by the Dutch National Ballet, could not have portrayed the essence of the art of simplicity more beautifully.

Swan Lake tells the story of Prince Siegfried, who soon has to choose a bride. One night, after his surprise birthday party at the castle, he goes to the forest, where he sees a swan appear out of a dark lake, which takes on the human form.

Principal Igone de Jongh (The Netherlands) as Odette, the Swan Queen


Gurre Lieder for the first time on stage

Dutch National Opera opened the season of 2014-2015 with an absolute first: performing Arnold Schönberg’s Gurre-Lieder as a music theatre production. This scenic world premiere gives the performances a unique character. Until now, the work has only ever been performed in a concert hall.

pictures of the final dress rehearsal, Saturday the 31st of August 2014


Alexander Calder in The Rijksmuseum Gardens

left: close-up of Crinkly (1969); right: glimpse of the glamorous & spectacular opening of the Alexander Calder exhibition in the gardens on Saturday evening the 21st of June

The second summer exhibition in the Sculpture Garden of the Rijksmuseum exceeds its expectations by far with an impressive exhibition of sculptures by Alexander Calder (1898-1976). 14 monumental sculptures and mobiles are displayed in the museum’s new outdoor gallery. Never before have so many works by Calder been gathered in open air. Guest curator Alfred Pacquement, former director of Musée National d’Art Moderne Centre Pompidou in Paris, has selected mobiles, stabiles, and standing mobiles by Calder from major museums and private collections. The exhibition is the second in a series of annual international sculpture displays which will be presented in the Rijksmuseum’s gardens over the next four years: Henry Moore was the first.


GLOOBLES RECIPE: la caponata della scaletta

Giovanni of la Scaletta in Sicily gave us the recipe for his take on our favourite classic Sicilian dish: la caponata.

All the different methods of making it are more or less the same – the things that make it stand out and be special are the quality of the aubergines, tomatoes and vinegar.

This caponata recipe is absolutely gorgeous as a warm side or cold antipasto.

left: lunch at la Scaletta with caponata, parmigiana di melanzane and insalata di polpo; right: la Scaletta, seen from Marettimo’s harbour


Amsterdam launch of www.gloobles.com at Museum van Loon

On Monday the 14th of April we launched our website www.gloobles.com in Amsterdam at the beautiful Museum van Loon on the canals.

gloobles founders Stephanie van Rappard & Céline Bent

front: gloobles friends Zoe Baars, Madri van Veldhuizen and little Lev; back: gloobles friends Juliette Hugenholtz and Maurits de Boer


8 days & 8 nights in Italy

In autumn my boyfriend and I went on an unforgettable trip to Italy. He had never been in Italy before, so we had to cram all the beauty that Italy has to offer in 8 days and 8 nights.


We started our journey in Milan where we stayed one day and two nights. On our first night in Milan we had a delicious dinner at Trattoria Toscane Torre di Pisa, an old trattoria in the popular Brera district. The restaurant is clearly a favourite with the locals, it was jam packed with Milanese people. Have a look at the framed Mauny wallpapers, they are super special. After dinner we went dancing at Armani Privé in the Armani mega-complex. Make sure you dress up so you get past the strict bouncers.


William Klein Retrospective exhibition

Foam finishes 2013 with a unique retrospective exhibition on the work of William Klein. The entire museum will be dedicated to the life and work of this legendary photographer, filmmaker, and designer.