Closer to home

Sometimes we seek comfort and enjoyment closer to home @ eurovintageclassics. Ergo, off to Amsterdam with a special friend. Looking for vintage finds, having a lovely meal, walking along the canals and staring at the tourists as if we were any different from them. It was a Great day! We found lovely items in the famous 7 little Streets of the Jewish Quarter, wandered over the famed Albert Cuyp open air market, and ended up enjoying a terrific Mexican meal at Tio Pepe close to Central Station. Despite its reputation, that which makes Amsterdam special has little to do with whores and marijuana. It’s the people!: market people, creative people who develop small boutiques, even people who trust everyone enough to build a restaurant without any prices published/requested for food. So when next in Amsterdam, please stop by the A Cuyp market and look up the new restaurant ‘Trust’, (what’s in a name) an elegant little place where you pay exactly what you feel the food and service are worth. Fascinating concept surely, and the food is TERRIFIC. That puts the responsibility for pricing squarely in the consumer’s hands as opposed to the owner/cook (thief or lover ;-)). We found it to be rather difficult  to determine a fair price for our delicious sandwiches of old Amsterdam cheese, fresh koriander and home made chutney. Eventually of course we found a price and left it lovingly in the ‘collection’ box, topping off a unique lunch experience with old style class and new economics chique. Highly recommended! Find TRUST Amsterdam on facebook.

And follow me here for more vintage finds from across Europe and at www.etsy.com/shops/eurovintageclassics as I travel onward through the continent. As of tomorrow, I am on the road yet again, this time off to Florida (you’re kidding!). Well everyone needs a spot of sun from time to time! Ciao, Lee @ eurovintageclassics

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