All posts by Laura Mitchell


10 Perfect (Instagram-proof) hotspots in Rotterdam

After following my heart from Australia to Holland in 2013, I set up home in one of the prettiest parts of Rotterdam with my Dutchman and adopted pup, Ringo. Last update: June 2019! 10 Perfect hotspots for spending the day in Rotterdam. I’m a baker, […]


Rose Rouge, the newest cocktailbar in Rotterdam

The dreamiest cocktail bar has recently opened its doors in Rotterdam’s old north. It’s named after St Germain, the French musician whose house and nu jazz style is a favourite of owner Florence. She describes Rose as the hotel bar without the hotel. With cocktails […]


Let’s cozy up at the new Bij de Bruin in Rotterdam

When you step inside the pre-war space of Bij De Bruin you are entering one of the oldest parts of Rotterdam and one of the coziest new spaces in town. Owners Patrick and Miquel were waiting with open arms and a glass of Prosecco as […]


De Beren Rotterdam, reopened their doors after a big make-over.

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon the boy and I wined and dined ourselves at the newly reopened and reinvented ‘De Beren’ in the theatre district of Rotterdam. Having already heard a number of things about the 33 year old Rotterdam born restaurant chain, I went […]


Perfect hotspots in Dublin

I’ve been wanting to visit Ireland ever since I fell in love with Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s musical Irish charm in Ps. I Love You. Dublin is described as a small capital with a huge reputation and nothing celebrated that more than being there for the […]