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The question I get asked most often is what camera I’m using to take the photos for my blog. The answer to this question is of course pretty straightforward, so I could have limited this blog post to two or three sentences. But instead I thought I would give you a peek inside my camera bag and tell you a little bit more about my favorite ‘gear’.

I’ve said it before: I love bloggers’ dinners. Sharing a meal with other foodies without having to apologize for taking photos of your food. (Okay, maybe just one more from a different angle.) Or asking someone to pretend to reach for the food again because it looks so great and you were too late to capture it. Yes, going to a restaurant with a blogger and having a normal conversation without interruptions isn’t easy. I know how I can be and I try to control myself. But then when you get invited to try the new menu of a beautiful restaurant in Chelsea together with eight other bloggers, there’s no stopping me.

If I’m being honest, the real reason I wanted to eat at the Corner Room is because of its interior. It’s one of those places that kept popping up on my Instagram feed and I just wanted to see (and photograph) it myself. Visiting friends and family are always a good excuse to try new places, so before my sister had to fly back to Amsterdam I took her to the Town Hall Hotel for lunch.

Happy New Year! I took a little break from blogging at the end of the year (who has time for blogging anyway when there’s so much food that needs to be eaten?). But I’m excited to start 2015 and make plans for all the trips I want to take and things I want to do in London.

I was in the Netherlands to spend Christmas with my family and even though we didn’t have a white Christmas (never gonna happen), we did get some snow a few days later. It actually turned the streets into one huge ice rink, but it still looked pretty. So I decided to visit Delft to take some photos.

Is it too soon to look back at 2014? With so many websites, magazines and newspapers publishing their best of 2014 lists, I figured now is a great time to do the same. After all, I’m afraid that after all the eating and drinking that will take place in the coming days I probably won’t be able to remember anything of what happened this year.

I actually love doing this post as it made me go through my old blog posts to see what I’ve been up to this year. And it’s been quite a lot! So, here we go: the best of 2014!