Restaurant Nevel


Last summer I stumbled upon this little gem in Amsterdam: Restaurant Nevel. I fell in love with this place! Not because of the food, which  sadly I have yet to taste. It was something else that stole my heart….
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I Heart Westerpark


In the upper west side of our city we have the beautiful industrial area called Westerpark, better known as Westergasfabriek. In English that would be “Western Gas Factory”. In early 1900 it was Amsterdam’s supplier of gas mostly used for street lighting. When the factory closed, a few buildings were destroyed and other remained for storage. In 1989 the remaining buildings were recognized as monuments. Nowadays it has become a great cultural park that has a lot to offer from relaxing in the grass to partying until the late wee hours. Continue reading “I Heart Westerpark”

Amsterdam Kookt – Food Festival

Food Festival Amsterdam Kookt

Moving on from music festivals to food festivals on TaniStates Blog. This past weekend was the first edition of food festival Amsterdam Kookt. Translation would be Amsterdam is cooking. When I see the recap on their social media it’s clear they had a huge succes! No wonder with all the great components they had in their advantage.

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Tani’s Moments ~ Second Edition

And so it happened that my last blog post was 3 weeks ago…. I have been busy and away on holiday. All the intentions to blog during the holiday’s where there but I forgot my pen drive with all the photo’s I wanted to work on and then I thought: The universe is telling me to actually have a vacation and not work at all. It was the best thing I’d done in months.

Now here are my photo moments with what I have been busy with:

Isn’t this the coolest phone amplifier ?? Great for chilling in the park 🙂

On my dutch bike “Oma’s fiets”.

I found an American Beauty Hair shop in Dusseldorf, Germany. I’m really surprised by all the (american) beauty stuff one het get in this city actually.

Tada tadaaa!! Does anyone know what beauty palette I bought here??

This text cracked me up when I saw it! Love the LA style inspired fashion at Brandy&Melville.

I attended an Inglot trend presentation and these where in my goodie bag.

I met these lovely makeup artists: Peggy Timmermans & Hayat Hamoudan. Also the lovely Kaya Quintana from youtube channel PowderxxxPuff.

Hello vacation!! I spent two weeks at my mother’s house in Spain where she lives. It’s a beautiful environment.

Summer feet 🙂

Nothing like a home cooked meal made by mom!

You can’t actually see it but this was a pretty big BMW, my first big car experience.

Cold beer always go hand in hand with a hot summer.

I saw  this hanging above a trashcan, the thought crossed my mind to hang this picture above mine.

My sister and I love to do photo projects together.

Hugging my baby brother :).

And he made some  Tapas for me and my boyfriend.

Happy with my new sun glasses!! Funny thing, it has the letters L.A. on them and I thought  they stood for Los Angeles, hahaha so I totally had to have them. (it stands for Light Adaptive)

Back home I made my signature dish (don’t know what to call it yet), the dish itself is quite photogenic don’t ya think?

As is the Marshmallow Rocky Road Chocolate Cake at Starbucks, try ordering that fast.