Monday, 17 December 2007


Last Friday my company moved office and we were given the day off – yay! And my friends and I decided to get out of the 'Dam and spend a day relaxing and mooching about. So, we hopped on a train and headed to Maastricht, in the south of Holland. Round trip from the Dam took 2.5 hours each way, the train was €38 per person and was worth every penny. On arrival we headed to the Christmas market where there was a massive Ferris wheel (oh how the Europeans love their Ferris wheels), a double-decker merry-go-round, mulled wine and sausage stalls, ice skating and snowmen. I have to say we got a little caught up in the main drag and it wasn't until late afternoon that we three finally found the great little boutiques Maastricht. One little gem was Muchachas – and they're currently having a great sale, too, so get yourself down there. My friend Miss B picked up a great dress in which she looks gorgeous in and I snagged myself a wood necklace (broken arrow and heart) by Tatty Devine for a meager €27 / USD $38. Tatty seems to be branching out from her trademark perspex jewels into laser cut wood (more on that trend later). But wait, there's more. Right next door to Mustachas is Traders Pop, the more streetwise boutique. Lots of clothes and trainers and quirky nic-nacs. Couldn't resist this awesome pack of playing cards for €1,25 / USD $1.80. The have pink pugs on them!! Could you?
On the way back to the station a kind ancient Pharmacist gave me these fabric daisies. Too sweet.
Muchachas & Pop Traders, Heggenstraat 16, 6211 GW Maastricht.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

We like Ferris wheels because they're a rare opportunity to see a bit of horizon. You lucky antipodeans are swamped with horizon, so no need for the Ferris.