Tuesday, March 27, 2012

{A Perfect Little Friday Night}

Well, things haven’t slowed down around here, but I still managed to find some time to enjoy a few amazing moments this weekend. We’ve been having some incredible weather the last couple weeks and one of my favorite things about Amsterdam is how when the sun comes out everyone swarms the city to find and enjoy their sliver of it. It might be a big sunny terrace, it might be sitting at a tiny set of table and chairs on your stoop, or many times it’s just grabbing a beer or a bottle of wine and sitting along the edge of the water and soaking up the rare, blissful rays of sun. It has taken us a little while to get used to this whole consuming-alcohol-anywhere-you-want thing, but we decided to embrace it on Friday. I picked up a special bottle of Dutch IPA and we headed to a bench situated right on the Amstel River. Between Corey studying for finals and me having a busier than usual work schedule we haven’t had a lot of time to just sit and catch up, so that’s exactly what we did. Then we grabbed portobello burgers around the corner at Burger Bar and ended the night seeing The Hunger Games.  Friday night was all kinds of perfect, and I never want to forget it.
{blazer: necessary objects (similar), scarf: nordstrom, skinnies: J. Brand, striped top: lucca couture from urban outfitters, shoes: river island, bag: cole haan, sunglasses: D&G}

{Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}

22 comments:

  1. sounds lovely. since it seems everyone on the internet (and their grandma's) has read the hunger games, i guess i should hop on the train soon!

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  2. Your shoes! My oh my they are wonderful! This sounds like a wonderful Friday night. :)

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  3. oh the lighting in these is just beautiful. love that stripey dress/shirt of yours :)

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  4. this sounds heavenly! So cool that you guys got some time off together! And where you live is BEAUTIFUL!

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  5. stephen and i started our flirtation over drinks outside on the university campus..and i remember thinking a. i cant believe im drinking outside and its legal b. i cant believe its actually warm enough to drink outside and c. this guy is HOT

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  6. aaaagh. nothing better than a little day drinking on a park bench.

    xo the egg out west.

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  7. It does sound like the perfect Friday night :) I love those kind of date nights!

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  8. sooooo.....how does your shopping differ being in Amsterdam? I notice you still wear a lot of your (our) favorite brands. Are they all available over there? If not can you order online and it ships there? I'm curious!

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  9. I could def. get used to the consuming alcohol anywhere you want thing :)

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  10. I love your weekend outfit! It is super cute!

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  11. Hope things begin to slow down for you soon! It seems as if you're super busy! PS: I'm slightly obsessed with your shoes.

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  12. Perfect date night! I'm hoping to do the same this weekend! x

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  13. What a great night! Sometime's there is nothing more entertaining then people watching, but how fun that you could enjoy some wine and the views too. Your pictures are beautiful! And I like your top :)

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  14. Oh man I love this, and that sounds like a truly perfect Friday night!!! Love your blog!

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  15. How did I miss that you live in Amsterdam? Clearly not been paying enough attention!

    It's nearly 5 years since I went to Amsterdam (we went for our honeymoon! I told my friend the other day and she let out a little squeee in the middle of a shoe shop lol)

    What did you think of The Hunger Games? (Random q was it in English with Dutch subs or the another way round?) When we were in Amsterdam we found that loads of people outside of the train station were bilingual but in the train station when we needed the most help - no one spoke English!!

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  16. you are so adorable! and your shoes are amazing :)
    xoxo,
    tiana of l'esthetique

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  17. daydrinking! outdoor benches! the canals! sunsets! so much of this i adore. #letshaveagreatsummerinamsterdam

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  18. This looks like perfection! I was in Amsterdam a few weeks ago and it was still cold and rainy, I can't wait to get back when it's warm. I love reading your blog, keep it up!

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  19. this is SO lovely. you two are adorable together.

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  20. Looks like a fabulous date :) Love your outfit too!!

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  21. Hello Liz!

    I by chance stumbled upon your blog while trying to search for other local bloggers in Portland. I just have to say that also being a native to Portland, it's hard to leave the city behind but you have inspired me to want to reach outside of my comfort zone and try something new! Amsterdam has been one of my dream destinations, Thanks for all of the ispiration!

    XOXO Samara

    http://www.arosescity.blogspot.com/

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