Another day at the beach

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I06A2231Yesterday we had another perfect day at the beach. This time we ended up in Zandvoort. We were planning to go to ‘Buitenplaats de Plantage’ but it happened to be closed so we decided to go to Zandvoort and I am glad we did. It was so nice to watch all the kitesurfers and the big waves.

We had lunch at Ubuntu Beach, a really nice and relaxing spot with good food and a super nice swing which Mette loved. We will definitely come back here.

Ofcourse my love made beautiful photo’s for our family blog All Thing Nous, our online family photo album. He puts so much time and effort in All Things Nous. It is such a precious blog keeping all our fun, special and intimate family moments; through our eyes into our memories. I will show more outtakes of All Things Nous here.

You can find more of his work here.

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From pencil to bracelet

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When I met Hyshil for the new identy and logo for Lennebelle Jewelry I pitched my idea about the mother-childrens jewelry line, Lennebelle Petites. Both being a mom we got really excited about it and started discussing about the first collection being a collaboration. We decided to give it a ‘GO’ and were letting our creative minds flow to get ideas for the first designs. Togehter we came up with four different sets, all with their own theme and inspired by different things.

All sets were drawn by Hyshil and we continued making them perfect from there on. I found the perfect matching gemstone beads and it all came together perfectly. It is great to go from plans & ideas, to visualisation by the illustrations from Hyshil, to an actual necklace and bracelet!

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Lennebelle Petites coming soon

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The launch of Lennebelle Petites is getting closer! So much still has to be done and I am so excited about it! The sets are inspired by a drawing from Hyshil, a song we used for the birth of Mette, a cute quote about the love for your child, childrens’ fantasie, the universe etc.

On the 13th and 14th I will be joining 100% Mamma Event in Rotterdam. This is a mamma lifestsyle event all about beaty, interior, fashion, food, care, upbringing. Here you will be able to see the first collection of Lennebelle Petites.

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Small summer beach break

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ouddorp-10 We had a few perfect days last week in Ouddorp at the Dutch coast. The weather was perfect and it is always nice to have nothing else to do then spend time with your family! Joey made some really nice photo’s just before sunset on the beach.

We love the beach and we both know from our childhood how fun it is to be outdoors and near the sea a lot in weekends and holliday. Since we live in the city (close to the parc and with a nice roofterrace, lucky us) we really appreciate spending time in nature.

Our dream is to have a small shack, hut, cottage over here one day! I am collecting inspiration for our little love nest in nature over on my Pinterest.

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The making of the new lookbook

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IMG_5010 IMG_5021Making the new lookbook was a lot of fun but also everytime exciting. I always have this image in my head what it is supposed to look like and it turns out different every time, but in a good way. I was so happy to find Nathalie (the model) by coincidence. I think she is really gorgeous and with my friend Sophia taking care of the photography I knew the lookbook would be in good hands. We did the photoshoot at my place, a lot of light and a lot of white.

The new collection is inspired by our trip to Bali and I used a lot of jade, amethyst and moonstone in pink and grey. And now all items are also available in rose plated.
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Retreat yourself in Friesland

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Last weekend I had some amazing days in Friesland. I met Willemien from Retreat Yourself because she ordered Lennebelle for her online shop. When I found out she organised days, weekends and even whole holidays for yoga, mindfulness and healthy cooking like ayurveda cooking I immediately thought I should book a weekend yoga & mindfulness. Already interested in both yoga and mindfulness and feeling I could use a (re) treat like this I booked a weekend in Friesland at ‘it Flinkeboskje’.2rt

After a 4 and a half hour travel by public transport cross country (which is really pretty) I arrived at this beautiful spot. A big farm turned into a guesthouse and holiday home. The surroundings and the whole interior and attention to detail were just perfect! I loved my cute little room. Across ‘it Flinkeboskje’ is another farm called ‘Flinkefarm’ here you can enjoy a monthly farmersmarket and other fun events like fairs, vintage and antique sales and more. Here you can find out about all the events. But you can also have your own event here like a wedding. I imagined how mine would be here! long tables in the field, dancing by candlelight in the farm, everybody can stay because they are planning a farmerscamping too.

The whole weekend was a beautiful experience. The other participants were really nice, the yoga lessons were relaxing and fun, held in the sunny conservatory, the food was delicious and super healthy and the mindfulness workshops were inspirational and something I should definitely continue.3rt

For more retreats by Retreat Yourself check out the website and Facebook page with a special post about our weekend!

For information about booking ‘it Flinkeboskje’ or events at ‘Flinkefarm’ take a look at their website and Facebook page.

Lennebelle Petites & Hyshil, a great team!

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Working on Lennebelle Petites gets me so excited! Everything is almost ready and I could not have done it without the beautiful work of Hyshil. She designed the logo and we did a collaboration for the first designs! The first samples were finished and we had a meeting yesterday to discuss the last details and changes at this beautiful spot. You would not think this little gem, koffieschenkerij de Oude Kerk, is in the middle of the red light district in Amsterdam. They serve delicous soup, sandwiches and yummy homebaked cakes.

Besides a productive meeting we had a really nice chat! We get along really well profesionaly and personally which is perfect when you want to get things done and find out you are on the same level with just about everything! I think we make a great team.

Now getting all the photography, pr, marketing and sales started. Can’t wait to get the world to know about Lennebelle Petites! When you are interested in Lennebelle Petites for your (online) shop or when you want to be updated on the launch of Lennebelle Petites and be the first one to get your hands on it, send an e-mail to info {at} lennebelle.com

* Lennebelle Petites is a jewelry collection that celebrates the love and special connection between a mother and her kids *

A peak into my workspace (by Sophia van den Hoek)

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These photo’s were taken some time ago and now my workspace is again totally different. I keep moving stuff around and it gets filled up with more and more stock, packinging material, moodboards and inspirational items. I moved my table to the big window which is a huge difference with the daylight coming in directly. I work best with fresh flowers around me. Soon I will also need a nice display area to show the different Lennebelle and Lennebelle Petites Collections.

All images are made by Sophia van den Hoek. Check out more of here work here.