uninhabited

















Photography from my own collection 
The first 4 photos are in Curacao, the remaining are on Klein Curacao
Klein Curacao 
August 17, 2013 

The island we live on is already quite small. And though most people do not know it, our island nation consists of 2 islands, Curacao and Klein Curacao (small Curacao). Our tiny Klein Curacao is uninhabited, save for the daily tourists visiting the island after a 1.5hour boat ride. 
It is a sweet little paradise of a white sandy beach and crystal blue water, with the mountains of Curacao fading in the back. Quite idyllic actually. 
On Saturday we had a quick visit to the island. Enjoyed a bit of walking and of course the wonderful sea. 

xx
Pris



summer love






 Image 1 by Garance Dore (always so wonderful), 
Images 3 - 6 via Pinterest

Yep, it's only Thursday, but I am already looking forward to the weekend and heading to the beach. 
It is always so relaxing and beautiful to be out on the ocean, surrounded  by so much blue. 
The water is such a nice temperature this time of year, it's summer and the kids are playing in the sand and on the slides. 
Island living - this is definitely one of the perks of living in Curacao. 
xx
Pris

happy friday


Images from my own collection 
Both taken in Hamburg



Happy Friday everyone. 
Hope it has been a wonderful week. 
I am back on the island and happy to be home. 
It was a great trip. I made new friends, learned so many wonderful new things, enjoyed the company of my friends in Hamburg and spent time with family. 
Now it is back to work and enjoying island life. 

Have a splendid weekend. 
xx
Pris

happy friday





Photos via Pinterest
For last year's post on Fuikdag {Curacao Fun}
For a little taste of what Fuikdag is like visit this link 

It is the first weekend of the year. 
Which brings us Fuikdag on Sunday. 
An amazing boat and beach party in Curacao. 
But first we start tonight with Su'legria. 
Hope you will have a fun and laughter-filled weekend as well. 

Enjoy
Smile loads
xx
Pris

beach days





Images via Pinterest and from own collection 
Pictures 2 and 5 were taken on the paradise island of Curacao

It is Wednesday, and I am happy to note I have the afternoon off and will be heading to the boat with my friends later on today. There is nothing like a mid-week dip in the clear turquoise  ocean of the Caribbean. 
Have a beautiful day, wherever it is that you are today. 
Smile loads. 
xx
Pris





happy friday




Images via Pinterest

Ahh summer, such a lovely season. 
When I lived in Amsterdam (where the weather is not a great as I would have liked it) I would love the idea that July was nearing. The anticipation of warm weather (hopefully), the sweet flowers, flying to Spain and France to enjoy the long lazy afternoon looking over the Mediterranean and the long evenings filled dinner and laughs with the girls. 

Have a splendid weekend. 
It will be a long one here, Monday we have off as well. 
Smile loads. 
Laugh much. 
xx
Pris



happy friday



All so chic.

When you live in the Caribbean people somehow think you either live on the beach (ok, I have a view of the water in the morning), spend all your days eating coconuts (hmm, does coconut oil count) and go around wearing summer dresses (only in the weekend....I promise). In reality...we do tend to work here as well (with mandatory Caribbean vacations each weekend). So this weekend, to take a break from Curacao we are taking the yacht and heading to Aruba (yep....another island....cause really...who could get enough of this). On Sunday we'll be starting the engines early in the morning (I wrote "we" but in reality I have quite little to do with the whole process), making our way through the calm waters of "Spaanse Water" toward the Caribbean Sea and heading West to the happy island of Aruba (it takes about 5 hours at sea, enough time to simply enjoy the hundred shades of blue, the sound of the waves and the wind and a few magazines to entertain me). Ah, no worries....Tuesday I will be back at the office just like everyone else in the world.

As for my parents; they are enjoying a weekend in the Netherlands, soaking in the cool spring weather (recovery of the summer heat we have here), shopping a bit and lingering along cute Dutch cobblestone streets lined with delicious tiny restaurants and cafes. (ah yes.... I do miss that a bit as well actually.... thank goodness for travel).

Enjoy your weekend; wherever in the world you are.
Smile loads.
xx
Pris

beach days







Images from own collection and Printrest

I know....it is just Wednesday, but in light of the long weekend ahead I am already looking forward to many days at the beach, catching up on my tan, (mind you I use sunblock 70....but....hmmm a minor glow to the body is always welcome), loads of swimming and enjoying the island. (It's like a mini-vacation at home).

Have a beautiful day.
xx
Pris