Haarlem: The Dutch city of colour and charm

I first visited Haarlem in 2015, April as a tourist. We were living in Germany and decided to see my cousin in Maastricht, as a last minute idea, we wanted to spend a whole weekend in Amsterdam. I started my online research for a hotel, while we stopped at a gas station on the way (it really was last minute). I immediately realised how expensive hotel reservations were. I randomly found a really cute looking boutique hostel in a close-by city named Haarlem.

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Last minute Valentine's Day gift idea

Time flies and after this never-ending January, February has finally arrived. In fact, next weekend is already Valentine's Day. Since I am a hopelessly romantic person, I am very excited about it every year.
If you still have no idea how to celebrate it, I would recommend a pretty gift certificate from Annie Kostolany Photography. It is just the perfect Valentine's Day present, combining a relaxed experience to enjoy and remember, with beautiful images to cherish for a lifetime.

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Inspiring women - Thuhien Vuong, Modern Romance Bridal

Women who make their dream happen and start their own businesses are my biggest inspiration. For entrepreneurial souls, like myself, creating is a way of self-expression. Our motivation is far beyond financial success, which is only one of the goals - finding the right ways to succeed while working on ideas and inspiring others are equally exciting parts of the job.

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Annie Kostolany
The mysterious process no one tells you about - what happens after your photo session?

So here it goes. You had a session with a photographer and you are waiting for your pictures to be delivered. It takes ages and as soon as you get them, you proudly apply your favourite Instagram filter, share it with the world, maybe tag the person who took the photos and wait for the likes. Right? I mean they are your pictures now, you can do whatever you want with them. Or can you really?

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Annie Kostolany