Besides visiting Stedelijk last weekend, I planned a visit to the store I mentioned earlier on the blog. Although I love Rotterdam and can’t imagine myself living somewhere else, I enjoy walking along the canals in Amsterdam – especially with the sunny weather! Happy people everywhere, from sitting on the stairs in front of their homes to enjoying drinks on boats. I followed the canal on the side of Prinsengracht, where the only store is located which sells the lovely brand Mineheart, in The Netherlands – I featured last week. But after a quick look at the website, the store surprised me! I’m known for my many adorations and even Swedish antiques and post war vintage furniture intrigues me.
What certainly surprised me was the hospitality of Güçlü, one of the owners of Archipelago. He offered me a cup of historical Italian coffee from Rome. The barista in the shop made me a cappuccino – as I sat down for a talk. I felt like a king when the coffee was presented in front of me. And off course the coffee was lovely. Güçlü spoke full of passion about the store Archipelago has become.