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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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Posted on: 30 june 2013 Posted by: Kitty

Het leven wordt een stuk eenvoudiger door minder keuze's te hoeven maken.... helaas komt dit erg weinig voor in onze overvolle 24 uurs maatschappij. Mijn tip is dan ook, verminder je keuzes!  Wat kan een mens soms druk zijn in het maken van de juiste kleding keuze voor een formele party. In mijn ...

Summer reading
Posted on: 28 june 2013 Posted by: Anne-Marie

I love the city of New York. The more often you go there, the more you are going to love this city. The book is also very recommended to everyone who has never been there.  My husband gave me this book for my birthday and I am very glad he did. The story traces the lives of members of the Master ...

Superga goes 9 straatjes!
Posted on: 27 june 2013 Posted by: Berine

A brand born in 1911, in Italy. My mum already wore them for years in her student time, already then they were a big trend. And, luckily, the trend has totally made a come back! The simple but ‘oh so cute’ sneakers are very S/S 2013. They are very comfortable to walk on and easy to combine with anything as they are sold in every possible colour you could think of.

Oasis Beach
Posted on: 27 june 2013 Posted by: Berine

During the week it was hard work at the ‘Save our Lives Ghana Orphanage’, but in the weekend we just had to rest. Of course, Ghana is a tropical county so with a tropical climate, but whilst taking care of the children we would see no sun. So, for a relax weekend we decided to go to ...

New York Style
Posted on: 27 june 2013 Posted by: Kitty

In the heart of Antwerp the Bar Cesar looks like the typical New-York-Hotel Bar. We went there for the famous Cesar Salade. On the ground flour you will find the Flamant store.

He's back!!!
Posted on: 27 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Oh what a delight, the torn up boy-friend jeans is back! And how lucky; I kept all these models. I do clean up my wardrobe twice a year, but couldn't say goodbye to these old chaps. They are so comfy and are so 'Amsterdam'.   Jeans: Galliano Sweater: Raak Amsterdam Top: Luisa ...

Tie me up
Posted on: 26 june 2013 Posted by: Berine

As soon as the sun appears, these appear too. You see them everywhere on the streets, in the nightlife and especially on festivals. The fashionable colourful headbands. A trend that has blown over from the UK and is understood well by the Dutch girls and women. They don’t just keep your hair out of your face; they also just look incredibly hot and make every outfit trendy and summer-ready.

Posted on: 25 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

The other day my love and I wanted to flee Amsterdam to have lunch somewhere in a small village. Our car drove us to Bergen. We both hadn't been there for a long time, in this picturesque town close by the sea.  In Bergen you'll find a lot of restaurants, but the average age was a little high when we looked through the window at most places.

Free as a bird
Posted on: 24 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Jewels with a message and of Italian making.  They carry out a statement to be thought about and an awareness of universal norms and values.  Loroetu stands for 'Loro' e 'Tu', 'They' and 'You', the unique relation between the jewels and the one who wears them. If you share their philosophy, the creations will gain much more meaning.

Webshop Ikea
Posted on: 21 june 2013 Posted by: Anne-Marie

Finally,! The Swedish furniture company Ikea has  opened his own webshop in the Netherlands last Thursday.  For anyone who’s horrified by Swedish balls, children who must be picked up at the children's paradise and very busy Saturdays there now is an alternative. The Ikea webstore! In the online store you can order more than 6,000 popular items.

Coral red
Posted on: 20 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

The trend this summer is the color halfway between red, pink and orange. It is a color that suits everyone. It warms up your complexion, even if your skin is a little paler.  This color leaves you glowing and you will get a lot more positive attention than a lot of other colors do. Are you missing any coral red item in your wardrobe? It is definitely worthwhile trying.

Give your bathroom a luxurious look
Posted on: 19 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

After years of non-stop renovating, building meetings, inventing new things over and over, which tile to choose, tabs, shower heads and where to build the bathroom in the first place. Left a bunch of finished projects at the new happy owners and after that we were done with having all the builders around us 24/7.

Two favourites
Posted on: 18 june 2013 Posted by: Kitty

To me the combination of lots of pillows and the colour blue will always be a favourite. Most of these were especially made for me, out of a fabric which is suited to outdoor use. The other pillows (front row) were designed by Scandinavian label Day. Lots of pillows create a cosy, informal feeling and make the look complete at the same time.

Hair delight
Posted on: 17 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Always searching for de best smelling shampoo and an environmental friendly one? You might end up finding expensive ones, untill I bumped into the brand 'Organix'. What a surprise. I fell for the 'Moroccan argan oil shampoo' and the 'coconut milk conditioner'.
On the back of their bottles it is written what they do for your hair.

Hale Bob
Posted on: 14 june 2013 Posted by: Anne-Marie

I Love the colorful prints of Missoni and Pucci but there is a new kid in town, named Hale Bob. His designs are true pieces of art. In LA, the city of glamor, Daniel Bohbot gets most of his inspiration. That’s probably why a lot of famous moviestars are wearing his creations. As Paris Hilton, Heidi Klum and Selma Hayek.

Walking in neon
Posted on: 14 june 2013 Posted by: Kitty

We've all been there. One of those days with too much going on and nothing going right. A schedule from hell , an overloaded to-do list and on top of that I had to accompany my kids in the yearly Avondvierdaagse a Dutch four-nights-in-a-row walking event for children. Eventually, much later and ...

Confessing color with Roche Bobois
Posted on: 12 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

For the high end contemporary furniture of the French company Roche Bobois, I feel a great love. They make you think off Moroccan interiors and especially of their rooftop terraces, where you often find these kind of lounge sofas. Famous designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Missoni, Kenzo, Ungaro and many more, signed for them.

Tearoom ‘Sprakel in het Bos’
Posted on: 11 june 2013 Posted by: Kitty

Sometimes your own neighbourhood turns out to be hiding places you've never discovered. I had this experience with tearoom ‘Sprakel in het Bos’ at the edge of the Enschede forest (in the east of The Netherlands, near the German border). It’s exactly the right place to chill after a walk in the nearby woods.

The IT-ice cream parlour from Assen
Posted on: 10 june 2013 Posted by: Berine

The last few days it has been beautiful weather, yes once in a while it was cloudy but for The Netherlands it was really summery. Although when most people think of the word ‘summer’, they directly think of sun, sea and the beach; I also always think of ice cream. I’m addicted to ice ...

Ralf Westerhof: eye illusion
Posted on: 10 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

How remarkable special are Ralf Westerhof's sculptures. These hanging sculptures are made of accurate curved lines of iron wire, with which he creates three-dimensional drawings in space. Because the sculptures are constantly on the move and the shadow behind them on the wall, also plays a role in ...

Lovely lace
Posted on: 07 june 2013 Posted by: Kitty

Lace has a romantic and female feeling, but something dramatic as well. Black lace for instance. I admired the black lace veil our new queen Máxima once draped over her head at her father in law¹s funeral. Over the years my closet has always contained some lace. This season I gave in to the temptation of a lace-fluorine combo.

Hiding in a closet
Posted on: 05 june 2013 Posted by: Madelon

Always looking for extra space in your wardrobe closets? Always trying to pile up your love's stuff, so you have more space to put your clothes?  Then these Ikea closets are a welcome solution. They have them in different sizes. You could leave the shelves empty, but more decorative it is to use the different baskets that they sell with it.

Posted on: 04 june 2013 Posted by: Kitty

Another favourite hotspot in the Algarve is gorgeous fish restaurant Evaristo. Savour the catch of the day and delicious and affordable wines on the beach, with your feed in the sand. The atmosphere of the restaurant is informal and relaxed, which explains why lots of local families are among its frequent visitors as well.