bluespoon

My favourite kind of spooning... by Andrew Stripp

There's only one thing that will get me out of bed at 6.30am on Saturday and that's either a climbing trip or a free breakfast. 

On Saturday, at the crack of dawn, I headed to the Andaz Hotel, Prisengracht with a few other Instagrammers (thanks for the invite @dutchie). The Bluespoon bar at Andaz has just relaunched their brunch menu, so they invited us along to try it out and also see some of the hotel - how very nice of them.

First off we all headed up to their best suite for a look around, waking up all the other guests in the process. I find it hard to get excited about taking photos in a hotel suite for the sake of it but there were lots of grammers doing interesting things (taking a shower with an umbrella) so I tried my hardest and to make it look like I knew exactly why I had been invited and started snapping away. BUT i'm a sucker for views and the suite looks right out over the canal and Amsterdam... perfect with a sugar coating of snow!

This view!

This view!

Then the long awaited foooooood.

Cue lots of pouty lip, smokey eyed, blogger girl shots / Food grabbing from above type photos. If you don't know what i'm talking about then come to one of my workshops where we look at the latest Instagram trends ;) 

Yes, I'm a food blogger now...

Yes, I'm a food blogger now...

The food was pretty decent with my highlight being the hashbrown and beef thingy - sorry Bluespoon, can't remember the name. But if you head there you should ask for it. The eggs benny were also pretty sweet but for some reason decorated with a carrot and cucumber stick, which seemed a little out of place to me - I don't want to be reminded to be healthy while i've got eggs benny sauce dripping down my face but anyways what do I know about food.

Then it started snowing, so like a kid with a 3 second attention span I headed outside to take pictures of the pretty snow and chase down some donuts (sixhooks i'm coming for ya).