Another week, another day date, my favourite kind. This week we decided to stay a little closer to home as we were both tired after all of the King's Day and Night madness, which we spent on the pier in The Hague with some of my favourite people in the world. The weather has been absolutely horrid the last week but on Saturday the showers finally stopped and we even got a few precious hours of sun. Could Spring finally be here? So we took a little road trip to Arnhem.
Just thirty minutes by car from our city the world seems completely different. There is a lot more history in Arnhem, especially in the architecture. Think cool warehouses with gorgeous concept stores and little cafes for the tastiest lunches. I really love the cobblestone streets and little boutiques. The newly renovated central station is a sight as well, the gorgeous lines and abundance of light falling into the structure are truly magnificent. Worth a look even if you're not heading somewhere using public transport.
Since we hadn't originally planned to go to another city, so we just kind of wandered around window shopping and looking for a place to eat. We ended up having a delicious lunch at a darling spot called Café Verheyden. It's located in an old warehouse and has a gorgeous outdoor garden. It was still a bit too chilly to eat outside, but this would definitely be my preference for a next visit.
But my favourite part of the day was no doubt checking out some interior and lifestyle stores to get some inspiration for our next big project, finding a little place for the two of us to rent.
We're both moving out of our parents' nests to our very first apartment, which is very exciting, but extremely stressful. We need to get so many things. We're not going to start looking for places until after our summer holiday but we thought it would be a good idea to begin collecting some smaller necessary bits and keep the big decisions like furniture for when we actually have a space to put them in. Expect to see some home inspiration posts more frequently now that we've started this project!
The weekend is nearly over and for tonight I have plans to meet some friends at the movie theatre to see Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie. I'm a big fan of Theroux's work and Scientology has always been a subject that piqued my interest. I'll update soon to tell you what I thought of it.
How have you spent your weekend? Oh and if you're Dutch, how did you spend King's Day?