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So happy that you have found my website!

 

On Lifestyle2go.com I share through weekly blogs, all my personal findings in the field of Lifestyle, which are life-enriching.

 

For years people have been picking my brains for tips on travel, fashion, interior, recipes, beauty, events and much more.

 

My creativity is partly due to the many worldwide travels I've made and the different countries and places where I have lived as a child with my parents, alone and with my family.

 

My work as an interior designer is something I have inherited from home. My mother was always busy with decorating and changing our interior. Subconsciously, I took the habit on as a child and made sure my room was always contemporary with a personal warm touch.

 

Since then I have assisted many projects, or with complete renovations, or with the intervention of the whole device with my company: MOS interiors.

 

As an interior specialist and editor of a lifestyle magazine, all wonderful places in the world that I have visited as well as the many people I meet on my path, have inspired me in my sense of color, space and insights into trends.

 

I am also very privileged to be allowed to live in an inspiring piece of world heritage: our own capital 'Amsterdam'. 

 

Let me and my guest bloggers take you to the beautiful things in life and especially do not hesitate to provide us with your comments at the bottom of each blog-posts or on the Facebook page of Lifestyle2go.

 

Enjoy reading and viewing with pleasure!

 

Madelon Oudshoorn Spaargaren

 

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Most populair posts
Love is...Signature Gravure
Posted on: 09 october 2013 Posted by: Madelon

It might be a family-deviation, but we all love to walk around with each others photos printed on bags, family photos incorporated into collages, printed on canvas on the wall, or even better with each other’s names or letters engraved on necklaces or bracelets. The latter applies especially for the girls in our family and the Pater Familias.

Real knights in Antibes?
Posted on: 12 september 2013 Posted by: Mirjam

For the ones who consider themselves being real dreamers: In the old town of Antibes one is to expect a real knight on every corner. This Middle Age town in the South of France is inspiring for so many artists, Picasso in the first place. He worked here and the towns castle has become the Picasso museum.

special dresses
Posted on: 26 august 2013 Posted by: Madelon

If I'm really looking for a special summer dress, I always visit Pep's in Cannes.
They are really quite pricey, but long live the Sale! Then I take my changes. The dresses are not very trend sensitive and therefore handy for many summers more.   Pep's 35 rue Commandant André Cannes https://www.

Scalise bains de mer/ saint tropez
Posted on: 14 august 2013 Posted by: Madelon

This brand originates from Saint Tropez and is inspired by the timeless myths from this charming ancient fishing village. Through the designs you will find the richness of legends as well as the rapturous nature of the region.   The swimming trunks, for men women and children, drip from the most elaborate details.

go crazy=Bagatelle St Tropez
Posted on: 06 august 2013 Posted by: Madelon

In April I have posted a blog about ‘ Saint Tropez in New york’. Bagatelle, the spot that turns upside down during their famous Saturday- and Sunday brunches.() After successful openings in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, St Barth, Dubai and Sao Paolo, owners Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba implanted their brand on the sands of Pampelonne, just a few meters from Nikki Beach.

Anjuna Beach, Eze, Côte d'Azur
Posted on: 11 july 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Always looking for that special beach spot. Two men in our family detest those crowded beaches. They just like the deserted beaches on bounty islands. But it is a hard job in high season, finding a spot like that when you are on holiday in the well-known European countries, such as France. Luckily there is one oasis like that, where our guys love to go to.

Manoush
Posted on: 06 may 2013 Posted by: Berine

A shop where I already come for years. Already as a small child, as if you’re Alice in Wonderland or walking through Sweetie Land. Upon entering, your eyes will be surprised by the most cheerful fluorescent colours. Everywhere you look you see pink dresses, yellow trousers, crazy tutus, green hats, matching bags and so much more.

South of France/ Cannes
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

The south of France is always a delightful escape for a weekend if you are looking for a place with nice weather and short flying time. KLM and Transavia have a few flights daily from Schiphol airport. From Nice airport you will be in the centre of Cannes in 20  minutes, which is the absolute shop Mekka in the world as far as we are concerned.

South of France/ Valbonne
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

Searching for a lovely hotel in the hinterland of Cannes but still a 20 minutes drive from Nice airport? Then you will find nearby Valbonne, just above Cannes and also near the beautiful town of Mougin, Hotel Des Mougins. An ideally location for a romantic hideaway, but also to explore the South of France, Monaco, and parts of the Italian floral Riviera.

South of France/ Cannes
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Kitty

Tara Jarmon, a lasting hit if you're into sexy, comfortable and stylish is French fashion label Tara Jarmon. As French as French gets, this is truly something for the Jackie K's and Audrey Hepburns among us. The brand prefers to show its collections in an ambiance of pastels en powder hues. This ...

South of France/ Cannes
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Kitty

When it comes to shopping for clothes in Cannes, one of our firm and all-time favorites is the store run by the French brand Maje. The people behind Maje create delightful fashion; elegantly cut, classic, yet with a very contemporary touch of flair. Superb materials and colors. Basic with a feminine twist.

South of France/ Valbonne
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

La Maison de Charrier, the original interior decoration store as only found in the Provence! Perfectly matches the romantic atmosphere of Valbonne. Lots of linen in ton sur ton aubergine, beige, and taupe. Antique furniture, brocante and authentic French crockery and china. But also awesome art objects and splendid chandeliers.

South of France/ Cannes
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

Long live Zara!! So we woke up and found ourselves wearing the same pants! We both love clothes, but no human being could do without a piece of Zara combined with an other label.  Fortunately you will find 2 Zara's in Cannes on the rue d'Antibes.   Kitty
Trousers: Zara
Shirt: ...

South of France/ Valbonne
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

Valbonne is a very popular town. Not only with the French but also with Dutch and English people. Many expats reside there. What is so handy is that Nice airport is just 20 minutes away, but the Provence feeling flourishes here. You will find a lot of galleries and the cutest shops in fashion, interior, jewelry, toys, to many to mention.

South of France/ Cannes
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

This shop has very distinct clothing, many Scandinavian brands, but also other delightful labels. The owner and his wife are both Scandinavian and very friendly and good sales persons. You hardly ever leave the shop empty handed. Their brands include: Hotel Particulier, Pierre Balmain, Rika, Noir, Golden Goose and a lot more.

South of France/ Cannes
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

Who is sweet, deserves goodies. And occasionally one needs to sin. This very American-style delicacies shop, has a huge selection of ice cream, but also cupcakes, hotdogs, donuts, cookies to much to mention. And if you do not want to go beyond yourself to a total calorie bomb, try a soy ice cream or milkshake or 1 of their sorbets.

South of France/ Cannes
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

These boots are made for walking. A walhalla among the movie stars who visit Cannes during the film festival. Once in a while they close the shop for a celebrity like Eva longoria, who then has a very personal and private shopping spree.  The shop owner, who at the time had to flee from Persia ...

South of France/ Cannes
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

In Cannes you'll obviously find lots of restaurants, clubs where you can dine and beach places to have lunch. But more about that during the sunny season of 2013. For now i would like to give you a place for lunch where you are able to eat a healthy meal and relax from shopping during lunch hours, because a lot of shops are closed then.

South of France/ Valbonne
Posted on: 19 october 2012 Posted by: Madelon

When the children were very small we already visited this place often for a pizza or a pasta. There is always a very cosy typical French atmosphere, but the crowd is a mix of French and other European people staying in the neighborhood. Children run around the square and are being entertained by the balloon salespersons who sell all sorts of funny lights in the evening.