Last weekend I journeyed off to enjoy what Dutch beach life has to offer and opted for a few days of peace, love and happiness at Surfana Festival in Bloemendaal. It was a weekend for lads and ladies, beginner to pro surfers, who are inspired to celebrate the good life with surfing, BBQ, party, camping and good vibes all around.
I’m not really a camping girl, so I made myself a cosy home in the back of a 60’s lime green Volkswagen, which incidentally saved me from getting soaking wet when a storm cloud settled in off the coast in the middle of the night. The next morning the sun broke through and I welcomed a new day with a fresh fruit shake before running up the dunes, taking in the view looking out over the ocean and then diving into the dark blue waves.
Surf Zandvoort is planning another mini surf festival this summer; a must-go for anybody who has affinity with sea, sun, beach and of course, surfing.
The best thing about having a snowboarding client is that you have to go snowboarding! Catchin’ a plane at 7 am is not really our cup of tea but to go the Swiss Alps for a weekend in the snow, we’ll make an exception. Dolly Rogers and friends packed their bags for the ultimate snow experience crammed into 3 days. So that means skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, curling, fondue, saunas and a helicopter tour of the Alps for one unlucky rider. The highlight was the expedition from Switzerland into France and back again, stopping off for “un verre de vin” in Avoriaz. With some cool french words, one broken wrist and a healthy tan we’re back in Amsterdam!
We’re now busy looking for a client in Brazil.
We’re lucky to have awesome clients who demand awesome work ~ because it takes us to awesome places. We recently packed up our mobile office and headed off to the south coast of England, Biarritz and San Sebastian for a tough week of research, observation and lots of idea generation! Check out the pics of what we got up to on-tour here.