Category Archives: Beauty

CHILL Amsterdam

As mentioned in my former posts, I’m in Holland at the moment visiting family and friends. I have a big family and it is great seeing them again.

One of the family members is my younger sister Penny. Today I like to place a post about her because she has a fantastic massage studio in Amsterdam, called CHILL Amsterdam.

If she gives me a massage it feels like I’m in Asia. The atmosphere, the smell of the oils, the soft music, the massage, so great, so relaxed, so zen…

She is qualified in offering different kinds of massages, like relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, sport massage, Shiatsu, etc. More information you will find on her website:

Besides the great massages you can also buy beautiful hand made jewelry at CHILL Amsterdam!

CHILL Amsterdam
Hogeweg 29-1
1098 BW Amsterdam

T. +31 (0)20-8406772

The realaxing massage room

The oils and the beautiful flowers…

and hand made jewelry

Fragrant massage oil…

good for the body…

head and hair

Just relax… and enjoy the massage

You certainly comes back…

Tattooshop FriendShip, Amsterdam

I’m in the Netherlands at the moment. Visiting family and friends. I have a great big family and I’m happy to see them all again.

One of the family members is my nephew Fabian, the son of my sister.

Fabian is a tattoo artist.  A few years ago together with his friends Omar Bernardus and Jens Rasmus Jensen they opened a tattoo shop, called Tatooshop FriendShip. The shop looks great and is located downtown Amsterdam.

The boys are very talented.  Like in Asia and Australia tattoos are very popular in Europa as well. However, people come from all over the world to the shop to have a tattoo done.

Next to new and old customers also many friends come to visit the shop because the atmosphere is cool and it’s nice to meet people.

If you go to Amsterdam and you want to have a tattoo…  don’t miss this great Tattooshop FriendShip.

There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet…

Tattooshop FriendShip
Binnen Bantammerstraat 6
1011 CK  Amsterdam

Tel. +31 (0) 6 19229921

More photos and information you’ll find on their facebook page Tattooshop FriendShip

The boys of Tattooshop FriendShip

FabianDean and Jens Rasmus Jensen

Checking the drawings

Looking good Edu de Leau

Tattoo artist Omar Bernardus in action…

               There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet…

Island Mystk a soap factory in Karangasem

With Mathieu, sister Penny and her boyfriend Des we visited Island Mystk, a soap factory in Karangasem. When we arrived at the location we were very surprised.  The location is beautiful… big palm trees and so close to the beach but we were more surprised about the bamboo buildings, they looked great and funny. Between the big palm trees I saw a big swing… If you take a swing you have an amazing view over the sea and you feel you are flying, like in a fairy tale…

The buildings are chocolate and soap workplaces. This time I post some photos of Island Mystk soap. Next time I will show you some photos of the chocolate, the chocolate workplace and the big swing…

For more information go to:

Suku, House of Reflexology

I have a few favorites for massage. One is Vitamin another one is Suku, House of Reflexology..  The great thing about Suku is, they come to the villa or hotel.  We always call Suku if guests in our B&B want a massage. The guests can have the massage in their guesthouse or in the balé (gazebo). Mostly they take the massage in the balé because it’s really made for massages.  Also 2 people fits in the balé, so.. you can have the massage together with your lover, friend or one of your family members. Guests are always very satisfied about Suku and they have several massages taken in the balé before their holiday ends.

So.. if I’m too lazy to go to Suku, Suku comes to me…

You can find Suku, House of Refloxology at Jalan Raya Kerobokan, Seminyak.

So cool to make your own perfume…

Last year I followed a workshop create your own perfume at “L’Atelier Parfums et Créations”.

You can follow a 90 mins or 3 hrs workshop. I did the 3 hrs workshop because I also wanted to know the complete story about making perfume. The ingredients, were it grows etc.   I didn’t know that Indonesia is one of the biggest producers of raw ingredients used by the perfumery industry. Brands like Yves Saint Laurent, Dior and Jean-Paul Gautier use the finest Indonesian essences in their perfumes…

If you are interested have a look at

Vitamin organic spa & beauty shop

Once a week (sometimes more..) I go to the massage. My favorite spa at the moment is Vitamin Organic Spa & Beauty shop. Vitamin is located at Jl. Drupadi 3B, Seminyak, tel. 0361.88.43.22

Reward: after 5 massages get 1 relax massage for free!! I have to go more often….


Photographer: Brenda Reimers