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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
Fashion selfie
Posted on: 27 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Time and time again one wonders if, as an almost middle aged woman, such a ‘selfie’ is not to ridiculous for words. The entire generation of our children does not seem to have any trouble at all with this phenomenon. Per day they effortless send out instagram, facebook, twitter and especially ...

Beauty secret part 2
Posted on: 25 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Oh My Gucci, total panic last week. The Obagi vitamin C serum that I wrote about earlier, is currently out of stock. Everywhere. Obagi seems to have just been taken over by a new owner and nobody knows when the precious but oh so fine product will be back on the shelves again. Smart as I was, I thought, ...

Chow Amsterdam
Posted on: 22 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

So thrilled when I find a new restaurant at walking distance from our home. Chow was once a tapas venue, under a different name and because of the fact that the last time it was here that I saw my stepfather alive, I sort of avoided the place since.  But having dinner at Mazzo next door (this ...

Color your day!
Posted on: 22 november 2013 Posted by: Kitty

  There are so many beautiful combinations to make with colors in your wardrobe.     This color green blends fantastically with camel and Brown.   Blouse: La Dress Skirt:See by Cloe Boots: Zara Fur Gilet: Hartford Earrings: Reminiscence Coat: Patrizia Pepe Belt: Uturque Scarf: ...

Handy with construction pallets
Posted on: 20 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

When also our third child went of to college, she wanted, like the two elder ones, find a place of her own with friends. Great was her joy and excitement when she eventually found a spot. And to my delight she inherited my sense of order and neatness and the urge to create a cozy and personalized room.

Cafe Pinson Paris
Posted on: 19 november 2013 Posted by: Kitty

In my mind I am already in ' Parisian ' atmospheres; soon I will be there for a weekend trip. Every now and then, I write down some nice addresses from previous visits. So we discovered Cafe Pinson a while back. Here, I was eating the most delicious madeleines served with a cappuccino with almond milk.

Skiing in pristine Wyoming
Posted on: 18 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

  In Jackson Hole Wyoming (USA) you will still find old-fashioned pristine skiing. Unspoiled nature, wilderness, rich in species and also a very challenging ski area. Home of Mormons and skiing in your jeans or design-free outfit.   After a stopover in the modern and cultivated Los Angeles, step into the world of cowboys and Indians.

Warm Winter Event
Posted on: 15 november 2013 Posted by: Kitty

One of the most enjoyable aspects associated with my profession, is to organize events and special parties.  At the moment I am busy with the organization of the special Lazy winter event, along with Lourens magazine. I look forward to it, we have many nice participants and Fashion shows during the afternoon, organized by Leurink Mode.

My own spicy zucchini-spinach-salmon soup
Posted on: 13 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

After all these years I still have a love-hate relationship with cooking . Every day I think it's a break from my precious time, but at the same time I want to be remembered as someone who did her best to always put something special on the table, instead of unimaginative mash. My cabinets are bulging ...

Hildahilda at Stockholm
Posted on: 12 november 2013 Posted by: Kitty

With the arrival of St. Nicholas in our country this week, I was thinking about the great fun shop in Stockholm, with lots of beautiful presents. At Hildahilda you buy nice home deco items with a hip, no-nonsense Swedish look. Everything is made of a beautiful thick cotton. There is so much to see, you don't know what you should choose.

Happy hiking
Posted on: 11 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

After the Woolrich era, in which you have seen the whole world pass by, it is now a feast to be able to chose from all sorts of winter coats in different shapes and fabrics. Admittedly, the Woolrich parka is/was ideal because it has a hood and it drops over your buttocks. Especially on a scooter with our Dutch weather, they have proven themselves pretty handy.

Graanmarkt 13 opens 13 shoe shop
Posted on: 09 november 2013 Posted by: Anne-Marie

May I introduce Komedieplaats 5, a new address of Tim and Ilse, the owners of Graanmarkt 13 in Antwerp, where you can score gems of shoes.   The boutique houses stylish shoes by Isabel Marant, Marni, Cédric Charlier, Ancient Greek Sandals and Kenzo. A special place near the Graanmarkt where you can truly indulge and treat your feet.

Vintage 2013
Posted on: 08 november 2013 Posted by: Kitty

  One of the nicest shops in Enschede is absolutely The Vintage club. Situated near the centre, the Vintage Club now has customers far across the border in Germany. And I understand why, vintage is hip! The shop has no dusty atmosphere, but a luxery ambiance with mostly high end labels.
The ...

Espresso and Rock'n Roll
Posted on: 07 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

  This surely is not a new hotspot, nor is it a trendy place, but it is one of the most original eateries in the heart of Amsterdam. This is ‘Latei’ at Zeedijk. The spot for Vintage and Espresso, Porcelain and Olive Oil and a bit of Rock ‘n Roll. Twice a year we meet here for a true Dutch breakfast with very dear Amsterdam friends, to have an extensive chat about life.

Posted on: 05 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Most of the children will start nagging sooner or later about wanting to have a dog as their pal. It seems so cute to have a living stuffed animal around the house. And it ís touching. Almost every mum/parent will melt at the sight of a litter filled with such soft helpless small puppies. And yes, it is good for a child to have an animal friend at home.

Hotspot in Hamburg
Posted on: 05 november 2013 Posted by: Kitty

Hamburg is still a nice place to be! Recently we discoverd a French bistro near the Hamburger Messe, in the center of the town. Bullerei is a fantastic place to dine or have lunch at the Deli. In this former slaughterhouse,  two large German chefs prepare delicious dishes as you would expect in a good bistro.

Private Drivers en route
Posted on: 01 november 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Wanting to covert your precious traveling hours to working hours? Call a private driver from AAA Services. Partying until early morning, without worrying about driving home? Have the neat men of AAA services take care of you.   Or looking for transport to or from the airport with someone taking care of your luggage? Again, you are in need of the AAA private chauffeurs.

Shorts after Summer
Posted on: 01 november 2013 Posted by: Berine

Still want to show your long legs throughout the cold months without freezing to death?
We have a solution! Hereby an insiparional outfit from my fashionable sister:  Woolen sweater: American Vintage T-shirt: RAAK Leather short: Episode Tights: Wolford Shoes: Uggs Ring: Tiffany's   photography ...

Love Boat
Posted on: 01 november 2013 Posted by: Kitty

  I think i don't like cruising, but spending a night on the SS Rotterdam was fun! We were invited by Taittinger Champagne for a fabulous party and spending a night on the former flagship of the Holland America line. The interior of the ship was designed with a distinctive art deco style.