// Last Saturday I took an early train to Amsterdam. Not to go to work this time, but to meet up with lots of great bloggers at the Amsterdam Meet the Blogger event. The day started delightful with a sunrise over a misty meadow. I really couldn’t stop staring out of the window. Such a nice way to wake up.
The event took place at Hotel Arena. It was so nice to walk around here again. I’ve worked on the interior design several years ago. But now I was the customer, which was quite nice for a change. The whole day was planned in several different area’s of the hotel. It started in the garden room with a tasty breakfast sponsored by Alpro and made by the girls of Veggie in Pumps. After the breakfast there were inspirational presentations, sessions with bloggers like Vosgesparis, speed dates with brands and a pop up market full of wish list wanna haves.
Most inspiring was the presentation of Trend Union by Daniel Costa (Lidewij Edelkoort) about the upcoming trends. And of course the interview with the charming Katie Searle-Williams, the co-founder of Kinfolk. They have a very clear vision about life. To simplify it, cultivate community and spend more time with friends and family. I really love that kind of living. They publish great books and organize events. It all looks amazing, the graphic design, the movies and there stories.
In both presentations gathering is the key-word. So lets do it! Gather around, meet up, set a date and keep everyone you love close to you. Thats the way to live life! //