I loved discovering the Noordermarkt upon my last visit to Amsterdam. The market was filled with incredible food, great vintage clothing, wonderful people to photograph. This woman had a huge crowd waiting for her homemade jam, but she took a quick second to allow me to take her picture. You can tell that she takes pride in what she does and I love how elegantly she looks for a cold morning’s full of work. All of the market vendors had unique looks perfectly complimenting their wares. I highly recommend a trip to the Noordermarkt when in Amsterdam and make sure to buy some of this woman’s delicious jam.
It’s been a while since my last visit with author, Alice Carey. She’s been traveling back and forth from her home in Ireland working on the finishing touches to the Irish version of her book, I’ll Know It When I See It. Alice is a wonderful storyteller. I love how she is able to reflect upon her past through wonderful descriptions of her style — each piece of clothing tells a story. Check out Alice Carey’s latest thoughts below:
Last time I was in Amsterdam I stumbled upon a great vintage store with an even more wonderful owner, Carla Palermo. I visited Carla’s shop again last week when I was in Holland for my TEDx talk. Carla looked as splendid as always and we had a very fun time looking around the store and catching up. If you happen to be in Amsterdam stop in and say hello for me:
Carla Palermo on Huidenstraat 4.
I always meet the most interesting people at local markets and antique fairs. This striking gentleman was selling vintage coats when I stopped him for a photo. He told me that he used to train prize race horses in Spain. I’ll have to come back to Amsterdam soon to hear the rest of his wonderful stories.