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Author: Villa Nicola

When you first enter the Acide website, you read "Splash that water in your face. Bite the lemon". This statement alone sets the tone for what Acide are about. They are a young, bold and wild fashion brand, and love to invoke an emotion from their audience. The model's mischievous and provocative moves are testament to this! You can see the shots live on the Acide...

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Our residence is a diverse blend of all the things we love in the world. First and foremost, it is a place where people can travel to, and call home, during their visit to Amsterdam. Travellers enter as guests, and depart as friends. This is why we started Villa Nicola. It is also a location selected as a set for fashion shoots, PR events, book...

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If we could describe them as the ultimate 'power couple', it would be the understatement of the year. When Bibian Mentel and Edwin Spee arrived at the Villa for their photoshoot, you could say they "had me at hello". Their story is the kind you read about in famous autobiographies. A heart-warming tale of finding love, overcoming difficult challenges, and standing back up when life...

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Villa Nicola is a place to make memories. Whether that be capturing the latest fashions in a Vogue photoshoot, having stories told via vlogs filmed in our kitchens, couples spending a special weekend away in Amsterdam, or having press launches in our courtyard.         We opened our doors to Andrew and Pauline, to celebrate the preview of their wedding day, just before they left for the ceremony...

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What if you could change your mood at the flip of a switch? Or even by the sound of your own voice? Philips recently held their European press launch for their Hue range of lighting, and the results were amazing.             Whether you wish to feel energized, or you simply want to read, concentrate or relax, each hue of light can assist, and Villa Nicola transformed into every...

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Fashion brand Milla Amsterdam visited Villa Nicola recently, to photograph their Fall/Winter 18/19 collection. Founder and designer Eva Harkema creates six fashion collections per year, that are feminine, powerful and identified as 'urban luxury'.               The gorgeous Robin, from Elite Models sauntered through our B&B in leopard print, leather, lace and leggings as the warm afternoon light shone through our windows.     Thanks for gracing our Villa!   Client Milla Amsterdam Model...

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Film and Television star, Fockeline Ouwerkerk played many roles at Villa Nicola recently - the imperfect housewife, the cook, party girl, beauty queen and of course her most natural role, the glamorous actress.     Dario & Misja photographed a fun and frivolous twelve page spread for Beau Monde magazine, across all of Villa Nicola's floors. Fockeline is a Dutch actress, starring in many roles on film and well...

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We love to host a photoshoot from time to time, at Villa Nicola. De Bijenkorf recently visited, to photograph some beautiful fashion brands, from their high-end Amsterdam department store and @deBijenkorf_man on Instagram. The classically handsome Thijs from agency Republic Men, sauntered around our spaces draped in Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Dior, Balenciaga and Dries van Noten.      Photographer and model Kay Nambiar effortlessly snapped striped shirts against floral wallpaper, red socks and suspenders in our bedroom suites,...

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Donna Hay has been in the kitchen since she was only 8 years old. Years later, her love for food has grown, and Donna is now a household name in Australia and holds international acclaim, as the most recognised leading food editor, and best-selling cookbook author. She has written 26 award winning cookbooks, and recently travelled to Amsterdam to Launch her new book, 'Basics to Brilliance', named after her Foxtel...

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Recently, we hosted a press event for three fabulous and individual brands, La Collerette, Lott and Alix.     Each label converted Villa Nicola into a personalised style salon. La Collerette, a company founded by twin sisters, produce gorgeous bespoke collars. They styled a chic, sultry boudoir, with moody lighting shimmering against gold gilded frames and glass cloches.         Lott Gioilli's playful and timeless range of earrings was displayed amongst bright seasonal blooms and fresh fruit, that cascaded...

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