June 08, 2012
LIFE | 3 Of My Favorite Spots in Amsterdam
It´s great to see the motor industry changing its traditional polluting ways by slowly getting rid of gas powered engines. Though it's easy to blame the manufacturers, the truth is that it is lso us consumers that usually don't want to compromise our lifestyle or our luxuries for sustainability. Now this dilemma is resolved by Volvo who developed a luxury hybrid vehicle. Volvo actually asked us bloggers to give our opinion about the luxury, comfort and visual aspects of this car. But honestly I'm much better at talking about shoes and I find the sustainable message of this car much more interesting than the color of the dashboard.
Last week I took a little test drive around Amsterdam in this new hybrid. We drove to three of my favorite spots in the city and they made a 'backstage' video . Unlike my mothers' futuristic looking Honda, the Volvo looked like any regular car. Though the fact that it didn't make any noise (we almost ran over a couple of bicycles, because they didn't hear us coming) revealed that this car had something not so regular under his hood; you can literally plug it into a wall socket and then drive around the city without using up any fossil fuel! If it's about promoting clean energy, I am all for it!
Noordermarkt, At the end of Westerstraat/Prinsengracht
Weekly vintage market in the Jordaan district, every Monday morning from 8.00/13.00.
Vintage is still vintage and not overpriced hand me downs.
Athaneum boekhandel, Spui 14
Small, but packed till the ceiling with a very complete collection of international (fashion) magazines.
Besides having all the big names, they also carry a lot of mags from independent publishers.
A Boeke, Nieuwe Hoogstraat 31
Hidden fabrics shop in the center of the city.
Great place to find inspiration among all the materials, buttons and fabrics.