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Yesterday my friend Odessa and I enjoyed the cool atmosphere at Bluespoon in the Andaz hotel. The interior of the lobby and restaurant are divine. Designed by Marcel Wanders, the hotel features a constellation style lamp decor, eccentric statues and a spectacular garden. 

 Image via  Marcel Wanders

Image via Marcel Wanders

We started the evening with a glass of prosecco and some bar food at Bluespoon Bar. A great combination and the service  was wonderful. We then moved to Bluespoon Restaurant, a table with a perfect view of the garden and the open kitchen. 

 Image via  Marcel Wanders

Image via Marcel Wanders

We shared the king crab and avocado salad. Seriously delicious. For the main course we had the monkfish and the sea bass. Great options. The sea bass was definitely the better choice though. The fact that the kitchen is completely open adds to the experience and the music is low enough to allow for loads of chatting (which of course we are experts at) yet it did provide a relaxed atmosphere. 

The Andaz is located on the Prinsengracht 587. Call them at +31 20 523 1250 for reservations.  

 Picture taken with my iphone.   Amsterdam, The Jordaan. 

Picture taken with my iphone. 

Amsterdam, The Jordaan. 

 Taken with my iphone.   In Amsterdam, The Jordaan

Taken with my iphone. 

In Amsterdam, The Jordaan

Today I went to one of my favourite bookshops, the Atheneum. A place with so many magazines and travels books I could spend hours there. I bought some great editions, the gentlewomen, Anthology, works that work and the Wallpaper guide to Hamburg. 

From English, French, Japanese and Australian magazines Atheneum really carries them all. Visit the shop on the Spui or get any of the latest editions on their website. 

 Strolling along the canals on a cloudy day.  Taken with my iphone

Strolling along the canals on a cloudy day.

Taken with my iphone