Monthly Archives: December 2012

weekend links

yokiyo amsterdam

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Visiting Yokiyo, a new Korean restaurant in Amsterdam (pictured above, photo by Yokiyo)
2. Seeing Time‘s best portraits of 2012
3. Watching The Hobbit
4. Baking cranberry orange holiday cookies (pictured below)
5. Making homemade eggnog
6. Reading about the importance of gratitude

cranberry orange slices

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holiday plans

Weihnachtsmarkt Dresden

In one week, Marcus and I will fly to Berlin to spend Christmas with his family in the East. The last time we had a German Christmas was in 2009, a visit that also took us to the Christmas markets (Weihnachtsmärkte) in Dresden. It’s a magical city, but even more so with a mug of Glühwein in hand and sparkling lights all around. Besides visiting Dresden, we’re looking forward to visiting family, walking through the snowy woods, and eating at our favorite restaurants in Berlin. I can’t wait to step on the plane and head East for Christmas!

What are your plans for the holiday?

weekend links

Tree by Akos Major

Weekend Links is a collection of the interesting bits and pieces that I’ve come across on the streets and online. I hope you enjoy them as well!

1. Listening to Hey, It’s Christmas, looking forward to the Funky Christmas Market at Westergasfabriek, and counting down the days until the Christmas trees arrive in our neighborhood (above photo by Akos Major)
2. Trying out a new wine & Roman-style pasta restaurant in Amsterdam West
3. Discovering two new-to-me cocktails bars: Tales & Spirits and Bar Oldenhof
4. Making pumpkin gnocchi with sage brown butter and feta
5. More inspiration to Eat Seasonably
6. Appreciating the photo stories in the just-released Next#02, especially the work by Japanese photographer Hajime Kimura. Below, a video I made with Imaazje about the photographers’ inspiration for their stories.

Hajime edit board