If you haven't caught on, I am about two weeks behind in posting my travel photos. I am trying to catch up, but with so many other things going on it's been a challenge. Two weekends ago I traveled to Amsterdam for the day to meet up with Luke and Mary Anne Jordan, a couple who are both professors at KU. I was fortunate to have Mary Anne for a whole slew of my textile studio classes and have kept in touch with her ever since. She is a great mentor, teacher, and friend and I am thankful for all the advice and guidance she has given me over the years.
We spent the morning at the Albert Cuyp Market tasting some sweet and savory Dutch treats, shopping the local (and not so local) wares, and taking in the Saturday morning market scene. After filling up on treats, we walked them off by visiting numerous galleries on the narrow canal-lined streets. We ended the day at the Frozen Fountain which is one of the greatest home furnishing and accessories stores I have ever visited. They carry a mix of international furniture labels and products from designers and students from the various art academies in The Netherlands. The items they carried were some of the most unique pieces I had ever seen! I should have snapped some photos, but I have a thing about taking photos in stores - I just don't do it (yet). Their website doesn't offer much for photos, but you can sign up for their newsletter here, which seems to include product photos. If you are ever in Amsterdam I highly recommend stopping in. You will see things that you won't see anywhere else.
I am so grateful to the Jordan's for showing me a side of Amsterdam I hadn't yet discovered. I think this trip was most likely my last into the city until my departure in September. I must say, it's a great city for numerous reasons. I got my art fix by visiting the Van Gogh and the Farewell, Amsterdam, see you in a couple months!