Each year, for as long as I can remember, I wish for a white Christmas. And in the past, when it on occasion did snow, I was happy as a bunny in the wonderful white world. But this, my first snowy winter in Amsterdam, is different.
The snow in the streets quickly turns to slush and when it freezes overnight, the whole city becomes one big lumpy icerink. This snow is far from romantic, this snow is downright menacing! So thank god for the thaw. Finally I can ride my bike again without fearing for my life.
Now if this warm trend keeps going, I might be able to wear my brandnew t-shirt someday soon (ok, I know it's still the middle of winter, but a girl can hope, can't she?). I found it at this great little place called Spot, in the Nine Little Streets. The store is run by Tim Bianchi and sells t-shirts by brands like Design By Humans, Bench, Razk, and is a gallery for urban art.
My DBH shirt is called The Painter and was designed by an artist called Sebasebi in Argentina. I'm so in love with it, I've hung it on a special place in the bedroom, where I can look at it every day.
I've taken a photo with my crappy phonecamera, but I swear it doesn't do it justice!
1016 ET Amsterdam