hello monday

And it's Monday once again. The past weekend was so amazing. The Curacao North Sea Jazz festival was another wonderful success. How beautiful to see musicians enjoy the island, music fill the air and people dancing like no one is watching.

From the moment we entered the festival grounds the atmosphere was magical. People were happy, the food (especially the salmon I tried) was delicious and I saw quite a few people with their mojitos in hand.

I loved Sierra Maestra, the Cuban band. They played on the stage by the beach while the sun was slowly setting in the distance. Couples were dancing, the light was perfect and the music just made you want to move.

From Janelle Monae, Bruno Mars, Joss Stone, Juan Luis Guerra and Mana it was just out of this world. A big applause for the organizers. We hope to see it back next year.

Now, after a lazy Sunday on the boat, it is back to the office. Let September get us going. :)

Have an exquisite week. Below are some delightful images to start the week.

xx Pris

Image via the wonderful Dustjacket Attic.

Image via the wonderful Dustjacket Attic.

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cayman edge

Last week we hosted a party to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Front Shore (the company I work for) and a book launch. The book is called The Cayman Edge- how to set up a Cayman fund and was written by Gordon Casey (also known as the founder of Front Shore).

We thought a theme would be a great idea for the party. And being a somewhat of an "out of the ordinary" type of company we choose 'hipster' as our theme. After some debate on what that exactly means (thank you to our friends in Hamburg for contributing to this) we made some difficult decisions (yeah...) and got the hipster party going.

We held the party at our office, The Triangle, which is an awesome party location (if we say so ourselves). Thelma and Louise (who also go by the name Wild Cooking) helped us out with all the catering and decorations.

So I welcome you to a sneak peak into my office life. Welcome to Front Shore.

The book display table

The book display table

The book cover and display table

The book cover and display table

The Thelma & Louise work station.

The Thelma & Louise work station.

We had flowers. Isn't it lovely.

We had flowers. Isn't it lovely.

Our photo-booth (with Polaroid camera) was a great success.

Our photo-booth (with Polaroid camera) was a great success.

Our reading table.

Our reading table.

The props that made all the guests hipsters. (or so we'd like to think)

The props that made all the guests hipsters. (or so we'd like to think)

Even the food cards got funky.

Even the food cards got funky.

The lounge on the balcony.

The lounge on the balcony.

The reading table with fireplace

The reading table with fireplace

The desserts were created by La Vie en Rose.

The desserts were created by La Vie en Rose.

The Front Shore team. Pictures taken by Hans van der Post and myself. If you like them and want to use them please let us know first. Thanks!

The Front Shore team.

Pictures taken by Hans van der Post and myself. If you like them and want to use them please let us know first. Thanks!

all that jazz

This is the fifth year we are proud, happy and so excited to have the Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival on the island again. It is a spectacular event. We are so privileged to have a range of incredible musicians visit Curacao, wow us with their music and leave us dancing till the early hours of the morning. The organizers of the jazz festival out do themselves every year.

This whole week concerts, events and jam sessions have been organized at a variety of locations on the island. And tonight we'll head to the premise where the festival is held for a night featuring the Metropole Orkest for a tribute to Doble R. The concert will include among others Izaline Calister, Giovanca, Ompie Stefania and Randal Corsen.

This weekend we'll enjoy the musical delights of Joss Stone, Smokey Robinson, Bruno Mars and Chaka Khan just to name a few. I have my dancing shoes ready......do you?

For more information check out The Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival website.

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hello monday

It's August. It's warm. And this weekend there was hardly any wind. I can't remember the last time I put on a pair of jeans. The heat is just too intense. So all my skirts are coming out of hiding. Today I'm wearing a purple one :)

Have a great week. Hope it is nice and cool where you live.

xx Pris.

Thank you for visiting.

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All images via the beautiful Dustjacket Attic.

All images via the beautiful Dustjacket Attic.

graanmarkt 13

Graanmarkt 13 is a restaurant, a shop and a gallery all under one roof in the beautiful city of Antwerp. It is a calming space. One that invites you to feel at home - for more about the Graanmarkt 13 visit their website and about page.

Our plates are filled with only the best of what’s local and fresh.
— graanmarkt 13
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Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.
— graanmarkt 13
Items that inspire and feel like coming home, carefully selected by Graanmarkt 13 founders Tim and Ilse and art director Bob Verhelst.
— graanmarkt 13
But plans changed when they saw the plans developing and decided to turn all available space into one luxurious apartment
— graanmarkt 13
The Gallery is a space that heightens your senses
— graanmarkt 13

the pen at hermes

Pierre-Alexis Dumas, artistic director at Hermes hired Marc Newson to design the pen. When the two discovered a mutual admiration for Pilot, they asked the Japanese pen maker to produce it. Read more at Wallpaper.

It’s an object that you can put on a table and look at, sort of ponder and play with it. It compels you to want to touch it.
— Newson
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