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Fashion & Beauty Essentials For a Weekend in The Hague

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Cocktail at The Hotel Des Indes

I try to pack minimum items especially for weekend travels. Boyish basics: a pair of jeans and black pants, black shirts, V sweater and three-quarter lengh coat. With beautiful accessories that will bring a touch of glam rock …

A friend invited me to the Hotel Des Indes considered as the fanciest place in The Hague. Minimalist rock: I match a pair of skinny jeans and black wide T-shirt, with Sam Edelman black suede high heels booties and a lovely black and pink leather clutch, Lilu for Mademoiselle K, for sale on this blog.

To add a glam touch, the glossy red lipstick, Pure Color Envy Liquid Potion (330 Lethal Red) of Estée Lauder, with pulled hair and no make-up. I even wear it during the daytime! Less is – definitely – more.

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For Walking Into Town

During the day, I go to museums, do shopping and explore the different neighborhoods, sometimes I stop in a restaurant or coffee. Suffice to say that I walk a lot!

So I chose the flat booties Palladium in waterproof leather. Surprisingly I find they refine the calf and are pretty feminine and comfortable too! I wear them with black pants or jeans.

Plus a Massimo Dutti pouch where I slid my tram and museum tickets and an old school city map.

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Breathing at The North Sea 

Great fun. Long walk with a friend, on a preserved part of the beach lined with dunes. It’s windy and raining. That’s why I wear this gorgeous plastic pink poncho (LOL!). Great match with my multicolored Skechers

Currently, I am more concerned to moisturize my face and clarify my complexion (which tarnishes with the imminent arrival of winter) than wrinkles. After seeing an improvement on my mother’s mature skin, I use the Estee Lauder Enlighten serum and cream. After two months, her spots are slightly faded and her complexion is more radiant. Even the texture of her skin looks better. 

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés

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Mes essentiels mode et beauté en weekend à La Haye

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Cocktail à l’Hotel Des Indes

En voyage, j’essaye d’emporter le minimum, surtout pour un weekend. Des basics boyish : jeans brut et pantalon noir, t-shirts noirs, pull en V et manteau trois-quart. Avec de beaux accessoires qui apporteront une touche de glam rock…

Un ami m’invite à l’Hotel Des Indes, considéré comme l’endroit le plus chic de La Hague. Humeur rock minimaliste : je complète un jeans skinny brut et tee-shirt noir coupe très large, d’une paire de boots Sam Edelman, en daim noir avec sangles et talons vertigineux (le challenge, marcher sous la pluie sur les pavés glissants, LOL!). Avec une superbe pochette en cuir noir et rose (façon reptile) Lilu for Mademoiselle Le K, en vente sur ce blog.

Cheveux tirés et lèvres maquillées avec mon rouge à lèvres du moment, super glossy (que je ne quitte plus même en journée!) : Pure Color Envy Liquid Potion (330 Lethal Red) d’Estée Lauder. Less is – résolument – more.

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Pour marcher en ville

La journée, j’enchaîne musées, lèche vitrine et découverte des différents quartiers, parfois s’ajoute un restaurant ou un café. Autant dire que je marche beaucoup!

Donc j’ai opté pour les boots plates en cuir imperméable Palladium, à double sangles. Etrangement je trouve qu’elles affinent le mollet et sont assez féminines. Question confort : impec! Je les porte aussi bien avec un pantalon noir qu’un jeans.

Plus une petite pochette Massimo Dutti, où je glisse mes billets de tram, entrées de musées et carte de la ville old school (indispensable quand je suis sans Google map). 

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Un grand bol d’air à la mer du Nord 

Plaisir simple. Longue marche entre amies, sur un versant préservé d’une plage bordée de dunes. Il pleut, il vente, d’où se merveilleux poncho en plastique rose (LOL!), assorti à mes incontournables Skechers multicolores!

Mon unique soin beauté : pour hydrater mon visage et clarifier mon teint (qui ternit avec l’arrivée imminente de l’hiver), j’utilise le sérum et la crème Enlighten d’Estée Lauder, après avoir vu une amélioration sur la peau mature de ma mère. Dès le deuxième mois, ses tâches se sont légèrement estompées et son teint s’est unifié : de manière générale sa peau paraît plus souple et éclatante. 

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Weekend in The Hague: Shopping, Coffee & Tea Room

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Goedemorgen Den Haag!

After a quick and comfortable journey by Thalys to Rotterdam, I deposit my bluggage at the hotel in Hofkwartier, the Court Quarter, one of the oldest and central parts of the city.

In the Prinsestraat, the Minions make me crack for the pastry and tea room Cake du Fortin, specialized in big cakes for events (photos 1 and 2 on the above photo montage).  

In the Molenstraat, intrigued by miniature structures of wooden seats, I enter The Makery (photo 4). The owner of the workshop-boutique helps you to design your own creations. Example: on a small block of wood “with wheels”, you draw the car of your dreams that you will shape in the workshop (photo 3). Creative design …

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Noordeinde

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Art Gallery and Antique Stores

A short stop at the garden of the Parkhotel Den Haag to retrieve my umbrella (pictured above), then I continue in Noordeinde, famous for its art galleries and antique shops.

Photo montage below: 1. in a window shop, a modern wink to the famous Vermeer painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring you can see in the Mauritshuis Museum. 2. I still don’t understand the concept of mixing real shoes – fresh croissants and pasteis in the same window! Lol! 3. A very nice cafe where working with a laptop, the Coffee Company

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Denneweg

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Relaxed Chic Neighbourhood,

close to the excellent Escher in Het Paleis Museum, it feels good. I  really enjoy strolling surrounded by beautiful shops and restaurants. 

It’s more the atmosphere than shopping (strictly speaking) that I like! By taking a small street, I discovered a canal and outdoor cafe. Too bad it rains …

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Grote Markstraat et Spuistraat

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For Shopping Addicts

In these shopping areas, you can find Gucci accessories, 7 All Mankind jeans or the giant H & M, located in a kind of Haussmann building, the former Maison de Bonneterie (2).

Photo 1: Markstraat on Grote, the Dutch deparment store De Bijenkorf, near Chinatown, the Asian district. Photo 3, De Passage built between 1882 and 1885, inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. Photo 4, an overview of the Spuistraat.

Have a fantastic shopping!

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Informations   

Den Haag Marketing, Holland.com and Thalys (www.thalys.com/be/fr/)

To go to The Hague : take the Thalys to Rotterdam Central (1h10 from Brussels-Midi), then the Dutch metro RET to Den Haag Central (more and less 30 minutes).

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Many thanks for this beautiful invitation to Den Haag Marketing, Holland.com and Thalys. As always these opinions are my own.