Kissing someone you like, laughing so much your stomach hurts, waking up on a Monday with no complaints… Happiness is often hidden in little moments. And I firmly believe that, only when you appreciate the smaller things, that’s when you get the bigger picture.
As for myself, I try to start each day with a tiny celebration, but like anyone else, I find myself laying in bed every morning thinking ‘Wasn’t Friday like five minutes ago?!’.
Whenever I feel like I need some extra power to handle the day, I crawl out of bed and try to set a happy mood by lighting my favorite scented candle, taking a long shower and grabbing coffee at one of the coffee places near my house.
To make a personal video on the places I visit in Amsterdam that make me genuinely appreciate life, I teamed up with Maruti; the Dutch brand that’s well-known and well-loved for its hairy slip-ons, ankle boots and accessories. Today, I’m playing your personal tour guide and giving you a glimpse into my day!
Whenever I’m traveling for work (I hit up Copenhagen, the Cote d’Azur and London this month), I tend to want to bring some of those similar happy-makers with me. I don’t know if you’re the same, but I pack quite carefully and only want to bring things that make me feel good.
Want to win the blogger suitcase?
In one of the most fun give-aways ever, that totally reminds me of Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, I’m sharing the things that bring a smile to my face. I’ve put some of my most-used personal items in a suitcase, that will travel to a German and Scandinavian blogger. They will put in their faves and one of you gets to win the entire, packed suitcase. I’ve put in tiny gold earrings with chains by Anna + Nina, a hand cream by &Other Stories and a Mimosa travel candle by Diptyque (woaaah!).
Want to win this happiness overload? Simply share you favourite Little Moment on Instagram before the 9th of October (make sure your profile is public!) using the hashtags #Maruti and #EnjoyTheLittleThings. It could be anything from your breakfast to a view to a walk in the park. It’s always the little things that turn out to be the big things!