If you plan to go to Denver, drive to Colorado Springs it only one hour away and truly worth the ride. You can stop at Manitou Springs, discover the Gods Garden, Pike Peaks, and so many more things that we could do!

Cos Rodeo :

It’s never too late to see your first Rodeo.

As explained to us, the animals are not mistreated they are cared for as “rock star”. 

I have to say that it seems much harder from a human perspective. What a challenge to stay on these bulls, horses and sheeps ( junior only).

We went to the rodeo organized by CosRodeo at Colorado Springs, in the noris penrose arena. Great choice, people were very nice to us. lots of activities were provided for the children who were treated like kings. From mounting horses, playing darts on ballons entering in tippis, hearing stories, a Beautiful parade, Live concert for all after the rodeo. 

The diner was good and served in the arena, smores were available. 

After the Rodeo they inflated a hot air ballons and we could all take turn and jump in.

It was a perfect evening, I did not want to leave …

More in images.












Queen and Princess: 


Some restaurants tips:

In Colorado Springs : 
Bambino’s Urban pizzeria

 Josh and Johns Ice cream

Around Colorado Springs:

If you are looking for Donut ! The Donut Mill
Manitou Springs 

The Mountains Shadow Also seen in diner and dives on 📺 
To go to :

The Gods’ garden an unforgettable hike the park is free, we would have like to book in advance and discover it on horse back, but discovering it on foot is unforgettable! 


We also visited the US Air Force Academy, very impressive. They have a chapel to welcome all faith Protestant on top, Catholic, Jewish, Buddhist on the lower level, and we saw some indications for others religions ( muslims Methodist and more ).

Hotel :

The hotel we stayed was very clean and perfectly located. And the housekeeping team surprised us with beautiful paper towel arrangements! : Towneplace Marriot Colorad Springs 

Today I just wanted to share a beautiful picture my mother and law took and sent me this Sunday.

Taken in Holland 😉 

Bravo Elly. Love you picture.

I don’t know why it feels very poetic to me…

It has been a while I wanted to share with you my favorite restaurants in NYC. This time I chose to do it through a map. Super handy. I ll add more restaurants to it in the week to come and other maps will follow, best park, my favorite museums and many more.

Enjoy

Pour vous une liste de mes restaurants favoris à NYC profitez bien:

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Some tips on my top french restaurants:

1/Maison Harlem, love the food the ambiance the wine, it’s just like being in Chaletet les Halles in Paris or la butte Montmartre. Their ratatouille is amazing and there merguez home made, duck, tarte flambée…

2/La tarte Flambé highly recommended, to be tried asap

3/ If I want French or Swiss Raclette, I ll go to http://raclette.nyc ( Lower East Side)

4/Orsay for everything

5/ Demarchelier for the cheese fondue

Just click on the  Map… bon appetit

 

img_7150Long time Not on my blog, but busy on Instagram and on the streets…

 December  pointed his pretty nose at our doorstep…

Wishing you all Only happy thoughts and happy news.

My side :

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Sharing images you love is always a gift…so gift and share.

Have a great week

Xoxoxo

HopeJe

HUMAN by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
A Very intense Movie, full of Life love and émotion.


The vision of a man and a team of people Who Journey brought them all around the world To interview and therefore bring and Share Their Freedom of speech To people Who Would Not be Heard beyond borders, continent, To form together Humanity….To be as one.

Some quote I keept In mind:

An aborigène man saying Thank You and Please Should Not exist as all Should be shared   Naturally.

A wife speaking about ongrowing love for her husband.

A woman digging Rice From Rats’ Hole To feed her family and Being greatfull That G. Watch So well on her and her family HELPLINE her everyday To find Enough little Rice grain To be fed.

A man That Though all Was finished as He Could Not feed his family Nor find Work.

A girl How Would prostitute herself thinking she Could Not be Better but Who Was sending money To her family for her Brother and sisters To study and become educated.

A woman Without tooth Who Was sharingbox her Joy of everyday Being able To look for black Been ans corn and harvest them.

A man That Was simply grateful for The gift of Life!

A woman That encourages smiling as an Universal language, and many more…

It Was intense and Very emotional To be part of such an evening and discover The common effort of so many people : Yann Roxane Jessica William and Many more …


Selfie checking If My mascara Was Not all over My face … From tears  To laughter…

From aerial images To close Up on people lived. I encourage You To look at It The “short version 1 hour 30 mn In Theaters” The long one 10 Hours or soon In Paris accessible In a Museum 20 H of film…

Until then good night or good Day To You and don T Forget To smile It Is a Very accordable luxury.
PS: I Was Not disapointed That François Holland Did Not show up… He Was Not missed!



We love climbing Up these letters… When suddenly We see 2 lovely women spreading the American flag in front of the “I Am Amsterdam” Letters.

Happy 4th of July to you too we said…

Decided to share that nice image with you…

Enjoy the 4 of July everywhere ❤️

Nice meeting You Alice And Mallorie ! 

Xoxo Jessica 

Unbelievable but true these pictures were taken In Central Park this morning. 


Pictures by Hopeje ( Jessica de Vreeze ©) feel free To Share and use but keep The copyrights In mind and tag me.

Wishing You a Great Sunday !

1/ Maison Harlem 

French ambiance, with a warm touch that completly Harlem, NY, USA’s style! This restaurant could be in the center of Paris, I would see it in Chatelet les Halles, as it could be in Lyon or Bordeaux, but it is for our luck in NYC! 

Food is delicious, mainly French with a North African touch (a delicious couscous and the best Mergues).

The product used are carefully selected from local producer. I did give up, eating meat in many places in The USA, but in MAISON Harlem I do not think twice, and enjoy myself. 

Next on my to try list: the half rosted chicken, Miam Miam  yummy.

And my unconditional love : their ratatouille.


contact + pixs

2/ ChaiWali 

Indian fusion I love Their Food And Their decoration. Well though inside-out! You ll find a nice terrass on the back with a gigantic bird cage! 

Contact and more

3/ The Red Rooster

This one is a corner stone of Harlem! Amazing drinks! Earthy southern American food and live music you would not want to miss!

Ambiance !!!! A real Atmosphère! People are alive ! Sensual and want to enjoy life ! You feel it all around you! It s a real pleasure to be there !

Tip: no reservations during WE arrive early and enjoy a drink by the bar. 

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