BANANATIME takes you into the world of travel together with their friends.
This month in the spotlight: Marije Boomsma. We asked her seven questions to get to know her better.
Marije is wearing the Easy Pant Golden Paradise Blue
Please can you introduce yourself?
Hi, my name is Marije and I’m from Amsterdam. I love to use clothing to express myself creatively and I’m madly in love with colour. I love a good clash and will always look for the unexpected in life and in fashion.
Can you describe a perfect 24 hour day for you in Amsterdam?
A perfect 24 hour day in Amsterdam starts with an early morning workout at Vondelgym, either CrossFit or bag training. Then a coffee at Koffie Akademie on the Overtoom and via Vondelpark to the Stedelijk Museum for a round of modern art. Lunch is best had at D&A Hummus Bistro in the Jordaan, I like to share a few different dishes. After lunch it’s time to walk in the city, over the markets and by the smaller streets and canals. I like to have a late afternoon drink at on old Amsterdamian bar and dinner in a nice restaurant like Toscanini or Gin Neo. I like to sleep early or do a little dance in places like Paradiso or Bitterzoet.
Are there some favourite must go to places that you can recommend in Amsterdam?
- Cafe In’t Aepjen (one of the oldest bars in the city)
- IJScupje and Van Leeuwen for amazing ice cream
- Stedelijk Museum for modern and contemporary art
- FOAM, photography museum
- De Negen Straatjes for shopping
- Gin Neo for exciting dinners
- Toscanini for the best Italian food in town
- Episode, vintage clothing
- Waterlooplein market, vintage hunting
Is there any city you love to travel to the most?
Tel Aviv, Berlin, Paris, London and New York
What has been your most memorable vacation? What made it so special for you?
A trip through Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Especially Mexico really stole my heart. Its colors, food, nature and culture truly vibrate with me. I enjoyed the experience of tasting, looking around and trying so much I’ll never forget and would love to come back one day.
What is your favourite means of travel? Train, Plane, Bike, Boat, other?
If it comes to comfort and landscape I prefer the train, but planes got me far away in a shorter amount of time. I don’t drive myself, but I do enjoy a good road trip ;-)
What attracts you to wear Bananatime?
Bananatime is original and colorful, two of the things I find very important in clothing!