Traveling to new exotic places must be the most fun thing to do, we both love it! So honestly, discovering Holland never appealed to me that much. After spending most of my childhood here, the landscapes with the green fields, cows and mills have become cozy familiar to me, but exiting? hmmm, no. So this summer we went on salestrips for SAAR I was so surprised by the many quaint towns we found, with their beautiful old houses, little canals and I completely rediscovered the beauty of Holland! One of my absolute favorites is the city of Leiden, where we found a delicious terrace on a summer afternoon, tucked away in the back at the bottom of the fortress. It is called "het Koetshuis de Burcht" and sitting there somehow transports you to the old 1800 when Leiden was a city of trade and books. The walls of the city have beautiful poems and we even ran into our favorite poet Pablo Neruda!
Even the children are starting to enjoy these practical trips that can turn into fun as well! Ilaya, my 14 year old daughter, specifically enjoyed lunch at Fleurie in Bloemendaal. In fact, her sandwich was so good she is trying to get me back there ever since! I am overbearingly proud when she adds her favorite products to my sales-talk, in fact she is so good at it that I think I'll make her head of Sales one of these days :-).
And my little one, Tycho (almost 8 years old!), having been rubbed by mommie's balms all his life, promotes SAAR to total strangers and is so exited about all the new stores. And he loves the pancakes at The Pancake bakery on the Prinsengracht! Here you can have pancakes of the most exotic kind, but guess what he ordered? Pancakes with bacon! His favorite city is now; Amsterdam.
So now, after this summer you will find our products in many more stores! Check out "where to buy" and find out where we have been. Can't wait for our next salestrip: California here we come!