21 Jun Europe Vacation 2016: Amsterdam Pt 2
All Outfit Photography by Carly Wollaert
I arrived in Amsterdam after a 2-hour flight to slightly warmer weather than what I had experienced in both Stockholm and Copenhagen. The first thing I did was have some Chicken & Waffles at Cutthroat Barber, which is basically a barber shop meets coffee shop, bar and diner. The concept of the space is simple… Before or after you get a dope hair cut, you can have a drink or meal, because life should be nice like that and if you’re a girl visiting the space, the barbers and customers are nice to look at. Plus they make some mean cocktails at the bar.
That same night we had dinner and gin & tonics at an indoor food market called Food Hallen. We then proceeded to have drinks at Tales & Spirits, where I literally consumed more cocktails than I care to mention. Filled with sugar and gin, we decided to end off our Sunday evening / early morning dancing at a spot called Disco Dolly. Even in Amsterdam, I couldn’t say no to a Sunday night groove… especially one called Sloppy Sunday’s.
I pretty much spent the rest of my time in Amsterdam eating, drinking, taking it easy and biking around. I had some unbelievable Japanese food at Ku Kitchen & Bar, where I died over the grilled avocado & ponzu and the incredible sushi. A trip to Amsterdam, for me, wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t have the ribs at Cannibale Royale because they are that good. The meat literally slides off the bone. I have always gone to the Cannibale Royale near Disco Dolly, so it was really great this time round to sit outside and enjoy a view of the water at the one in de Pijp, following an afternoon of walking through the Albert Cuyp Market.
Boozy brunches are my favourite experiences on earth, which is why I had no qualms having a solo brunch at Café De Paris: Metropolitain. I was a bit gluttonous and had two meals: The French toast and Tony Chocolonely Caramel sea salt crepe. However, if I were to recommend a really brilliant brunch experience, I’d suggest that you wait for the weekend and get a spot on G’s brunch boat. Sunshine, eggs benedict, waffles, Bloody Mary’s, laughter, good people and Gucci Mane in the background, basically sums up the 2-hour boat ride on G’s boat.
As if my last and very sunny day in Amsterdam couldn’t get any better, I had dinner at Waterkant, a Surinamese Restaurant on the water. I ended off my Amsterdam trip, the way it started… in a club. In fact, I think my last SnapChat in Amsterdam was of me in Bitterzoet proclaiming that I hope I don’t miss my flight, because I literally went from the club to the airport. You see why it’s one of my favourite places to visit?
About This Outfit
A good shirt dress is one of those items I believe every woman should have. This is a point I think I have covered over various posts like The Best Shirt Dress on Earth: where I outlined 4 things one needs to look out for when investing in a good looking shirt dress. I then made strong cases for The Denim Shirt Dress and The White Shirt Dress and now I’m reiterating how necessary a shirt dress is. Effortlessly stylish on its own, the shirt dress can be, well… worn as a shirt. Here I have worn my G-Star RAW denim shirt dress with a leather a-line button up mini skirt. I choose a mini skirt because I quite like the idea of emphasising that I’m wearing a shirt dress and the denim peaking through is fun.