Being a Occasionaltarian; steps towards veganism?

Photo credit: Erin Hiemstra 

A Vegetarian: does not eat meat, fish or poultry.
A Vegan: A vegetarian who cuts out any animal product, including milk, cheese and other dairy products.

Veganism and vegetarianism is considered as a trend nowadays; A lot of celebrities are vegan such as: Ellen DeGeneres, Ariana Grande and Liam Hemsworth, big youtubers: Carli Bybel. Brett Cap and Jenna Marbles and many more famous/influencial people. And because they have so many fans and followers, they reach a massive audience: Their fans want to become vegan too because the person(s) they look up to adopted this lifestyle. But veganism and vegetarianism should not

Across the vineyards

One of the adventures that I will treasure the rest of my life is the ‘Wine Tour’ my uni –Short for University- organises for second year hospitality management students. I had the privelege to join this tour twice, as I had to resit my second year at uni. A blessing in disguise as I would like to call it. I was pretty gutted and highly dissappointed in myself that I had

About me

Hi there! So obviously it is clear that I call myself ‘The Dutchess of London’.

I graduated in the summer of 2016 at Stenden University of Applied Sciences based in Leeuwarden. I studied International Hospitality Management with almost a decade of experience in the field and loving what I do. Even said this, I am ready to learn and develop more skills in the business world and start a new career elsewhere, my ambition is to get into Human Resources,. but who knows what will happen? Maybe I will roll back into the food industry, I would like to explore a bit more and find out where my heart truly lies.

I am born and raised in the East of The Netherlands in a lovely and warm family where food and music always brings us together. Every family photo you will come across; we sit around a table loaded with food or sit across the living room with a plate on our laps and making music together. I consider myself lucky to have such a loving and close family.

I moved to London after I graduated to build a career and be with my love.

I launched this blog after a long thought. I always liked to write stories since I was little, I used to make my own musical-scripts on our windows 98 when I was very young –Always kept these to myself, haha- or write a diary, but never kept that up. Couple of years ago I made a blog via blogspot, but never truly had the feeling that the blog was truly my own –obviously because of the after the name of my blog back then-. So I gave it a long thought, talked about it with friends and family and decided to buy my own domaine and use as my host. And yes!  I am super happy with it now! Finally my own domain, my own blog!

There is still a lot that has to be changed before I am truly happy with this blog, need to customise it more and learn some design codes. More original ideas with subjects, writing skills… But that is the perfectionist in me. I hope that you will enjoy reading my blog and feel free to give me any feedback!

If you have any questions you would like to ask or would wish to contact me for any other reason, you can email me at:

Rolling Kitchens

Last weekend my parents invited me to come along with them to “Rollende Keukens”, a foodtruck festival in Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Like the title already gives away: Rollende Keukens is translated as Rolling Kitchens –kitchen in a truck..and it rolls..because it has weels.. you know what I’m sayin’?-
If you are an ultimate foodie just like me, this will make your gobble heart beat a little faster:

A ride in the park

You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning –or afternoon- on your day off, sunlight is peeking through the curtains and it automatically puts a smile on your face? You have one last big stretch and a wriggle before you get out and have a little peek outside; people walking or running, cycling, ducks that quak, kids playing outside… Now you have to get out too and do something useful with your day as it can be considered as a rare event in a rainy country. Although, I must say; summers can be really good in London, sometimes even better than in The Netherlands, but you just know that a storm is lurking around the corner.

Now you have to decide what you can do without having to spend too much money,