Rochelle took it to Paramaribo for latest music video

Rochelle who? If you’re into that dance music scene you’ll know exactly who I’m talking about. You know, that bad ass looking girl who was running the charts with Yellow Claw back in 2013/2014 with that dope single Shotgun. Yeah, it now rings a bell doesn’t it? Thought so. When I heard the name I had to stop and think for a second myself and then I recalled. Continue reading “Rochelle took it to Paramaribo for latest music video”

Flashback report: First Flormar Professional Make-Up store in Paramaribo

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Many of you who follow my blog may know that I was in Suriname last year in August/ September. While walking in the city of Paramaribo one day, I got a message from a friend there who told me that there was a grand opening of Flormar in downtown Paramaribo. What? Flormar in Paramaribo? Got to see that. So, I took a taxi with the ladies I was with that day and went to check it out. Today I finally got around to share this with you. Continue reading “Flashback report: First Flormar Professional Make-Up store in Paramaribo”

A moment of silence for my dad

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Today marks the six month anniversary of my father’s death on August 19. So sudden and unexpected was this tragic news I never thought I would get so early in life. Those of you who follow my blog or Instagram know that I received this terrible news while enjoying my last hour in Paris last Summer. A trip that I took to explore Paris some more on my own and to experience Paris without the judgement from others around me. Too bad it had to end like this. Continue reading “A moment of silence for my dad”

Introducing my champion city: Paramaribo

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Here it is my dears. Finally! After sharing a few of my I Love Su outfits, showing you that Paramaribo is a fashion city, telling you about the I Love Su fashion gear and blogging about independence day, I know many of you must have waited for this one. Paramaribo. Yes. PARAMARIBO! In this post I’m going to introduce you to the city I was born and raised in, which I’ve always been so proud to tell you guys about. No matter where I go, I always represent my country Suriname and I am very proud to be from Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. Like I always say, never forget where you come from. Continue reading “Introducing my champion city: Paramaribo”

Happy 40 year “Srefidensi” for Suriname

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Today Suriname and Surinamese people around the globe celebrate 40 years of independence, in the Surinamese language known as “Srefidensi”. On this 40 year Srefidensi we celebrate our independence from the Netherlands. Being out here in the cold of the Netherlands, I can only imagine the celebrations that are going on across the Atlantic down there in Suriname, especially in Paramaribo, the capital city. Continue reading “Happy 40 year “Srefidensi” for Suriname”

From Paris to Paramaribo

Hello my dear readers, it has been a while since I posted something. The past few weeks have been so crazy you can’t imagine. Between all the hectic of the past Caribbean fashion show in Amsterdam and my work, I really needed a break. So, I decided to go solo to Paris, since I always wanted to explore Paris on my own. Those who follow me on Instagram, … Continue reading From Paris to Paramaribo

The 14 reasons why 2014 was good for me

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While we are already two weeks into the year of 2015, I have to take a minute and be thankful for everything that happened to me in 2014. The year 2014 was a good year for me privately, socially and careerwise. Since a lot of bloggers are posting about the best of 2014, highlights of 2014 or the best outfits of 2014 and so on, I didn’t want to jump on that bandwagon, but still want to give you my version of a review of 2014. Continue reading “The 14 reasons why 2014 was good for me”

Happy Independence Day Suriname

Srefidensi_SurinameHiep Hiep Hooray!!! Today Suriname and Surinamese people celebrates the 39th Independence Day. On November 25, 1975 there was the day that we were no longer in the hands of the Netherlands, the Dutch people, and paved our own way as an independent country in South America. It is no secret that I was born and raised in Paramaribo, Suriname. Just like the Americans are patriotic about their USA, I am a patriot for my beloved Suriname, as you may noticed in my many outfits posts wearing my I love SU shirts no matter where I go, because I believe you must always be proud of where you come from. Continue reading “Happy Independence Day Suriname”

Hooray for Italian Tuesday

At the beginning of this year I started a food tradition of my own, that every Tuesday I’d eat Italian food and call it Italian Tuesdays. This all started when I was in Suriname this january and ordered pasta with tomato sauce on a Tuesday at my favourite terrace in Paramaribo City, ‘t Vat. An absolute must-visit when you’re in Suriname. The next week I found myself eating … Continue reading Hooray for Italian Tuesday

Dope street style at Kwaku Summer Festival in Amsterdam

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Kwaku Summer Festival is an annual Surinamese themed summer festival that is being held in Amsterdam Southeast (The Bijlmer) for a few weekends, on Saturday on Sunday, in a row. This used to be six weekends, but this year the festival was open for five weekends. From July 12 – August 10, visitors of Kwaku were able to enjoy good music, entertainment, shopping at different booths and of course good Surinamese food, and lots of it. Typical Surinamese dishes, snacks, pastry, drinks (Parbo Bier) and desserts are yours for the choosing. And a lot of BBQ. If you want a taste of the Surinamese culture Kwaku is the place to be. At Kwaku you can experience a little bit of Suriname without actually taking that trip all the way to South America. Besides Surinamese food and other Caribbean food, there is also African food and Dutch food and since it’s summer time you can find fresh tropical fruits and fruit juices at several fruit booths. Continue reading “Dope street style at Kwaku Summer Festival in Amsterdam”

Downtown Kingston is not downtown Manhattan

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One of the things I really wanted to do while in Kingston, Jamaica was visiting downtown Kingston. From day one the locals told me that it wasn’t what I may picture in my head. “Downtown Kingston is not like downtown Manhattan where you can walk down the street in your high heels with your designer purse”, is what I was told by the local we were staying at. “It’s rough”. No matter how rough it might be, I am a Caribbean girl also, so how much more rough can it be than downtown Paramaribo, Suriname I thought. Before my time in Kingston was up, I wanted to visit downtown Kingston and see it for myself. So on my last day in Kingston I did. Continue reading “Downtown Kingston is not downtown Manhattan”

Representing Paramaribo City in Kingston

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On my last day in Kingston I wanted to wear something casual and simple, as we would be out for the whole day, and finally visit downtown Kingston. And what better way to do that then the famous combination of jeans and a t-shirt. Besides that I wanted to go out and represent a little. One of my motto’s in life is that you always have to know where you come from to know where you go. Never forget who you are. The best way for me to represent was to wear one of my favorite shirts from the I Love Su brand. The shirt that has the name of the City that I was born and raised in: Paramaribo. Continue reading “Representing Paramaribo City in Kingston”

How I celebrated the first day of summer

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While sitting here ending this weekend with a cold cosmopolitan, I wanted to tell you about how I spent the first day of summer 2014. Like I told you in my previous post Happy first day of summer, I always wear a new summer dress on june 21 to celebrate the kick off of the summer season, I also added a picture of the dress. And when I wear a new dress I want to go somewhere special or do something special. After being at home most of the day, watching a few episodes of the series Awkward on MTV and working on my laptop, I wanted to take it outside to celebrate summer and wear my new dress. So I did. Continue reading “How I celebrated the first day of summer”

Breaking in my Versace leggings in Jamaica

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What is the first thing you want to do when you’re on an island? Well…? Yes, that’s right. Going to the beach and enjoying the view, the white sand, the blue water, the clear blue sky and of course the sun. So that’s the first thing we tried to do on our first whole day on the Island of Jamaica. I say tried because that is exactly what we did.  Continue reading “Breaking in my Versace leggings in Jamaica”

Happy first day of Summer

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Yes! It’s Summertime, my favorite season of the year. Sunshine, colorful dresses, bright nail polish, skirts, shorts, tank tops, flip-flops, sandals and shades. Just a few of my favorite items to wear during summertime. Every year I wear a new summer dress on the 21 of June to celebrate the official kick off the Summer Season. This year is no different. Continue reading “Happy first day of Summer”