Thursday, August 30, 2012

New - at Leonor designs

We have new goodies in Leonor designs store, The Hug Me bracelets in new colors.
Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Gold entry

I looove gold, so I am very fond of these images. whem i was youngwe found gold and leopard prints tacky. well that sure changed. Now I want to incorporate ,ore gold in my life.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Matteo 6 months

Our baby is 6 monthts, how fast passes time by....
We had this lovely photoshoot while our stay in Ibiza.
We are on the go to see the peditrician...
xoxo the Beau family

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sparkle hair ties

I am so proud to announce we have new goodies in our Leonor designs shop, sparkling hair ties for in your hair and on your wrist. We ourselves love them as they will not bend your hair as other elastics and they are super smooth and comfortable.

In september I will be back posting every day about decoration and lifestyle!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Liebster award That was my ´´celebrity award winning´´ reaction when Patty from Pattys epiphanies awarded me this reward. Thank you Patty, I am very honored that you gave me this award!

This is how it must be done:

The rules are as follows:
1. Post 11 facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator asks and then create 11 questions for the bloggers you nominate.
3. Choose 11 people with under 200 followers to nominate and link to them.
4. Go to their pages and let them know. (no tag backs)

The 11 things about me, (I dread talking in facts about myself...bare with me people....)

1. I like to stay up late. I am one of those grown up child that do not want to go to bed when mummy says so... I love it at night to have a moment alone, no calls, no hubby, no baby, no noise...just me and my cup of wine reading a magazine or surfing the internet.

2. I love organization but I am not organized, does that make sense? I am a clutterer, and find it hard to throw things away. Once in a while I cant handle it anymore and explode and keep a cleaning throwing everything away. For example, I cut out articles from magazines with restaurants I must visit whenever I go traveling, then when I am at that destination I either forgot the articles or could find what is the use of saving them? 

3. I used to be a person that preferred quantity over quality, but now older and wiser I prefer quality over quantity.

4. I love animals, If I didn't have had work to do I would go and rescue animals. I have given 2 rescued dogs to my parents! They were ment to be together! I have a love and hate relation with animal things in decor. I looove coral, and I have to admit I own a huge piece myself, but I can cry about the fact that coral reefs are destroyed just because I need to have a piece of coral in my life. Same thing about meat. I know where it comes from, love to eat it, but could harm a fly!

5. I am very creative and handy, like to draw. Find solutions for many things I come across.
I am the handy(man) girl in the house, putting up paintings, curtains and such. My hubby has two left hands ( is what we say in holland) 

6. I am a dutch girl, born in Amsterdam, met my love of my life 10 years ago in France and now I live in Spain.
I have roots in Indonesia, China, Germany and Holland, I even suspect that my grandfathers mother was an Italian immigrant, but that I can not confirm.

7. I wish we could move to a bigger house so I can decorate it entirely again! I love decorating, since a small girl watching my mum picking out designer pieces mixing it with antique furniture.

8. love eating, especially chocolate....bad habit. Another bad habit is I get a temperament if I get hubby knows, ha! 

9. I love to blog and reading other blogs, I find the people that I have met so creative, innovative, original, sweet...I could go on and on. Being a bloggers has enriched my inspiration, happiness and knowledge.

10. Love singing in the bathroom! 

11. Love fashion, knows best what other people should wear, except for myself I have no clue...

so that were 11 facts, now I have to answer 11 questions from Patty:

1. What is your passion in life: My life now is my baby, he is the greatest passion that I have, but if I have to name something else I love hunting treasures for my home.

2.Who influenced you? In becoming the person who I am right now is thank to my parents who let me travel the world, gaining experiences of meeting people and making friends all over the world. These friends and my family have inspired me to be the person who I am today.

3. Why did you start writing a blog? I got so enthusiastic reading other blogs, and I thought It would be fun to talk about my experiences and opinions, things I like and wanted to share.

4. are you a morning or a night person? HA I already wrote about that, definitely a night person.

5. My favorite color right now is...oh how difficult...I can´t pick I love black, white, grey...if it needs to be a vibrant color neon colors at the moment or maybe a seagreen, pink coral or mint green see what I mean, I just can´t pick.

6. Which rooms are the most used in your house?  Livingroom is the most used.

7. Are you a silver or gold person?  I am a gold girl.

8. Do you prefer to stay at the beach or mountains during your holidays. The beach!

9. What part of the world would you like to visit. I have visited all continents but Africa, I would like to visit the Kruger park one day. But evenmore I would like to know South America and Asia even more...

10. Coffee or Tea? Both!

11. Do you still wear a wrist watch?...Yes I do...I that still in or out? I adore my Marc Jacobs gold watch, It goes with anything..

My 11 nominations are:

For the love of black

Blanco Interiores

Preto Marfim

Gold and gray

Daisy diaries

Disco airglow

Most Lovely things

Ada and Darcy

Stylish irish

Forever peaches

This city girl

Now I have to come up with 11 questions:

1. What is your preferred transportation?
2. What do you do for exercise?
3. What is your most favorite shop in the world?
4. Who is your biggest inspiration?
5. What is your most favorite piece of furniture in your house?
6. What was given to you as a gift that you adore? And what is on top of your wish list?
7. Wich computer do you own?
8. Favorite song?
9. Ballerinas or heels? 
10. Best party ever?
11. Why did you started to blog?

Thank you Patty ...and thank you fellow bloggers for participating!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ibiza style

Since we are staying in the middle of the island, inbetween the mountains I have bad telephone reception and no internet. Thank you for your sweet comments on the last posts, I read them all and will respond soon. We are enjoying Ibiza to the fullest and resting a lot with Matteo near the pool. Will be back next week, untill then many kisses from Ibiza.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone

Friday, August 10, 2012

White Armoire

We painted our armoire white, and I must say it totally transformed it into a beauty. Again this iphone picture does not do it justice.

During the DIY process....

Next images were our inspiration:

Hey babes...

Matteo says; Hello beautiful girls, I am trying to be a macho man here in Amsterdam, giving smiles to the ladies, showing my two lower teeth, dribble and a wink with my eye occasionally.
I like it when my granddad carries me, he makes me laugh a lot when he makes funny faces.
When grandma and mom hunt for vintage stuff, I like to sit back and watch from my baby carrier and help my mom get discount by giving a cute smile to the salesmen.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I struck gold...finding vintage finds

This week I did some vintage hunting with my mum in the flea and antique markets in Amsterdam.
Do you like the vintage octagonal gold mirror above? I do too and I found a same one, but a size smaller on the flea market!

The white light is an other vintage find.

As well as this authentic foldable Gerlinol tea trolley from 1955

and this HUGE canvas oil painting! I saw it, and made an offer, bought it for a fraction of the price.
Only this painting will come home with me, not sure yet which wall to hang it, but sure will find a nice spot for it.

It's a roman family that is buying a statue, it's full with little details and these iphone pictures, does not do it's impressive really! It's not signed, and have no clue who is the painter.

I think we got very lucky with this...

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


We recently made some Pom Pom bracelets for Leonor designs, being totally unaware that the PomPom theme is so hot right now. These gorgeous and funny looking heels are from Asos!  I am the ballerina kind of gal, as I can't walk on heels, but I do adore these Pom Pom heels. 

our Pom Pom circus bracelets, now available at Leonor designs
send us an email if you are interested for colors and prices:

Monday, August 6, 2012

Delicate skin

Sometimes you wish someone would have told you something many years ago to prevent aging or damage your skin. I am a licensed beautician, even though that is not what I do for a living, I would recommend every woman to do a course or a study as I have learned so much about the human body and skin care. Since the day we were born we did not come with a manual about our body. We learn from trial and error and from parents, magazines, internet and such, but there are things that we can prevent of damaging our skin.

First of all, after a shower, use a super soft and absorbent towel, like these Egyptian cotton towels from I love Linen. Don't rush in drying your skin but be delicate doing it. I have seen skin that was treated roughly, and the elastine you have got in your skin will break and leave your skin sagging.

First of all Sun is your skins worst enemy, I know a woman who applys sunblock everyday and now at the age of 60, she looks amazing and has tight smooth skin.

Apply handcreme to your hands, at least a few times a week. Really...You can tell the age of a woman by looking to their hands as cosmetic surgery is not able to be done to hands.

I could go on and one....

Friday, August 3, 2012

White is out

I salute you from Amsterdam! It's sunny weather and a day to enjoy. Me and Matteo spend this morning having breakfast with a dear friend and now we are going to explore the city together.
Oh and this picture...I realized I need more color in my life...I heard some decoraters saying that white is sooo out!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

lunch table in my office

Sorry for not posting so often, I am enjoying my holidays with mr beau and the bebe.
Today is my last day at the office and I wanted to show you my vieuw, when I have my quick lunch.
A picture of my dear friend and world-traveller/photographer Masha, an esty hummingbird painting, and vintage found black and white painting of Rome, and vintage horse plate and zebra monogram plate. I am leaving mr Beau home alone as I am on my way to stay with family and friends in Amsterdam. Enjoy your holidays!