Surely every blogger's dream, is to get to go to Fashion Week at least once in their lives?! Well luckily for me, that dream amazingly became reality when the guys at Fashionchick whisked me off to Amsterdam for a long weekend of fashion, fun and apple pie...
Along with UK blogger Lucia (from Style Confessional) we were also teamed up with two super stylish bloggers from the German Fashionchick network: Marie from Glitter Everywhere and Jasmin from My Berlin Fashion. The FC guys had scheduled some really cool events for us over the weekend, but first stop after our flights was to check out our pad for the weekend. This turned out to be the most instagram-worthy duplex right in the centre of Amsterdam's trendy Noordmarkt. (Have a peek at Marie's post on the apartment where we stayed!) This area was so beautiful, and really to close lots of cafes, picturesque canals and little boutique shops!
Travel Tip: Every Saturday there is a farmers market, which was pretty much right outside our door - it was full of yummy, fresh food, drinks and clothes. I would highly recommend!!
After a nice chill out morning, blogger duties called and we headed off for an amazing Shopping Experience with Sacha Shoes - check back on Friday to read more on that!!
Amsterdam was SO much more picturesque than I thought it would be? I somehow thought it would be a lot more industrial!? So I was very pleasantly surprised - and pleased at all the pretty blogworthy locations! There were also some amazing shops - including a Monki store where I picked up a cool co-ord that will be on the blog soon :-)
Travel Tip: If you're planning on heading to Amsterdam soon, I would recommend taking a boat trip around the city as it's a great way to see the sights - without wearing out your feet!
However, the main reason that we were there was of course to attend Amsterdam Fashion Week! Fashionchick organised for us to see the Spijkers en Spijkers show on the Saturday evening. It was brilliant. I wasn't that familiar with the brand before, but their clothes were GORGE and featured a wide range of style and prints - which slightly reminded me of Henry Holland in a way? Very cool. I want them all.
After the fashion show we were whisked off to an exclusive After Party in Dam Square. It was an incredible evening and we posed our hearts out in VIP!
On our last day, team Fashionchick took us for brunch at a place called Plek. Although, just a short ferry ride away, the other side of the river was really industrial and made for more amazing blog locations!
Travel Tip: Another spot I would highly recommend for their quirky, warehouse vibes, amazing food and cool views over the river Ij.
Despite being slightly hungover, we couldn't leave without tasting the most-raved about Apple Pie in Amsterdam... Winkel 43! Oh. My. God. I would book a flight back to Amsterdam just for that pie.
And HUGE thanks to Fashionchick for making it possible!
Have you been to Amsterdam before? If you're going soon, let me know and drop any questions in the comments below!