MONIQUE VAN DEN HEUVEL is a lifestyle journalist and social media specialist. She has worked for Dutch lifestyle magazines such as Happinez and Flow. She's been living in Amsterdam for over twenty years and is always on the lookout for extraordinary and original places to inspire her work and her life. Monique believes creativity is the key to success. For this book, she has gone in search of stylish little shops, coffee bars and other special places with a story to tell - places where the owners and staff love what they do. Monique likes vintage, flowers, art and craftsmanship and she's passionate about all things handmade, natural and organic.