hello world

On February 3rd 2010 the first post on House of Tulips was published. Little did I know that this would become part of my daily routine - an unmissable and integral part of my life. It was not just a place to share beautiful, awe-inspiring images, it also provide me with a platform to write, to share far-away places and to show the world the paradise island I live on.

As I seek to share and learn more, I've decided to give the House of Tulips a new home. A broader platform. Where I still hope to share inspiration and a place where we can "escape" to even if just for a few seconds.


Concept 43 - a name that came to me while driving over the Juliana bridge to Otrabanda to the office. 43 is the numerical part of the address where my mother grew up and now has her shop, my grandmother still lives and where I share lunch with a few of the women in my family 4 days a week (and one uncle). The 'concept' part is mostly because I am still figuring out what this will exactly be - this being the website, the blog and to some extent also the content. Perhaps it will always remain a concept, which is perfectly okay. I've realized that change is something I am constantly after - and which is mostly fulfilled by travel, fashion, interiors, global issues and especially education in all its forms.

And so I welcome you to the continuation of the House of Tulips and the start of Concept 43. I hope we will all enjoy the ride.