A weekend in Amsterdam


Take a trip to Amsterdam over the Easter break and make the most of the four-day weekend in the cool, stylish and laid-back city. We highly recommend that you rent a bike like a local and cycle along the many canals, browse the boutiques, pick up trinkets from the canal-side markets and browse the vibrant art scene. You’re never far from a cool coffee shop to stop and take a break to people watch.

Rich with cultural history, Amsterdam has something for everyone. Architecture, museums, and galleries to rival any large city, a vibrant nightlife, traditional bars serving local beers to high-end nightclubs attracting world class DJs.

We loved the city so much and can’t wait to go back! Share with us your favourite places to visit in Amsterdam in the comments section below!
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Celebrating Diversity


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With so much ignorance and anger in the world today, we want to take a moment to appreciate & celebrate cultural diversity and our own individual uniqueness, heritage and journey through life. In the words of Michelle Obama “When they go low…we go high”

Faces of the World Photograph by Salvatore Gebbia
Photograph by Salvatore Gebbia
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Photograph by Steve McCurry

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Afghan girl photo credit : D Stewart
Afghan girl photo credit: D Stewart

 

 Alphabet Lifestyle Faces of the World Photograph Bronia Rosenbaum, from Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust © Harry Borden
Bronia Rosenbaum, from Survivor: A portrait of the survivors of the Holocaust © Harry Borden

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Daphne Selfe photo credit:Guardian
Daphne Selfe photo credit: Guardian
 Alphabet Lifestyle Faces of the World Photograph by Amir Fallah
Photograph by Amir Fallah
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Indigenous Bushman, Namibia by Martin Harvey
Alphabet Lifestyle Faces of the World Photograph by Carol Guzy
Photograph by Carol Guzy
Alphabet Lifestyle Faces of the World Photograph by Alan Sharpio
Photograph by Alan Sharpio
Alphabet Lifestyle Faces of the World Photograph by Arun Titan
Photograph by Arun Titan
Alphabet Lifestyle Faces of the World Photograph by Ricardo Moraes
A Kayapo girl with traditional body paintings and hair cut in Sao Felix, northern Brazil – Photo by Ricardo Moraes
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Portrait of a Himalayan woman Source: unknown
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Featured Photographer – Vadim Stein


Vadim Stein is a Ukrainian photographer. Born in Kiev, Stein studied sculptural restoration and worked for many years in theatre. Stein captures remarkable images of the strength and beauty of the natural body form. Simply stunning.
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Alphabet Lifestyle Featured Photographer - Vadim Stein

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Alphabet Lifestyle Featured Photographer - Vadim Stein

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Alphabet Lifestyle Featured Photographer - Vadim Stein

To see more of Vadim Stein’s creations click here.

Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson


With an iconic acting career lasting nearly 60 years and a renowned reputation as an A-list Lothario, 78-year-old Jack Nicholson has truly earned his place as a Hollywood legend. Today we share 10 of celebrate his greatest quotes and life insights…

Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.

With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.
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There’s only two people in your life you should lie to… the police and your girlfriend.
Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle
I don’t want people to know what I’m actually like. It’s not good for an actor.
Well, a girlfriend once told me never to fight with anybody you don’t love.
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The minute that you’re not learning I believe you’re dead.

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In this industry, there are only two ways up the ladder. Rung by rung or claw your way to the top. It’s sure been tough on my nails.
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Acting is everybody’s favorite second job.
Quotes to live by: Jack Nicholson Alphabet Lifestyle
I used to think that one of the great signs of security was the ability to just walk away.
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I’ll tell you one thing: Don’t ever give anybody your best advice, because they’re not going to follow it.
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Watch this amazing yoga video – Dylan Werner – Strength and Grace!

amazing yoga video – Dylan Werner

Dylan Werner is a world-renowned yoga teacher living and teaching in Los Angeles. This jaw-dropping yoga video shows his amazing strength and grace. For more stunning photographs, yoga videos and his full teaching class schedule and online yoga workshops visit Dylan’s website Dylanwerneryoga.com

See more of Dylan Werner’s incredible yoga poses on our instagram page @AlphabetLifestyle!

Original Valentine’s Day Gifts

'Selene 6' by Juliana Do - Buy Saatchi Art Online

Forget teddy bear and chocolates. Be original, buy original, and say I love you with an original art piece from Saatchi Art onlineHere is a selection of great Valentine’s Day gift ideas for those that deserve something unique…

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‘SEXY GIRL WITH A GUN ABSTRACT ‘ by Cherie Steinberg

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‘Lovers’ by Pedro Abreu 

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‘We say YES’ by Hennie van de Lande

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NUDE 4130 from the series “las mujeres transparentes” by Michael Lentz

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‘Selene 6’ by Juliana Do

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Quotes to live by: Sophia Loren


Beauty, talent, wisdom and wit.
Today we celebrate legendary actress and the epitome of glamour, Sophia Loren, with 10 of her greatest quotes and insights.
Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
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Everything you see I owe to spaghetti.
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Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.
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A woman’s dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.
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Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.
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Sex appeal is fifty percent what you’ve got and fifty percent what people think you’ve got.
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If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful.
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Spaghetti can be eaten most successfully if you inhale it like a vacuum cleaner.
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When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
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It’s a mistake to think that once you’re done with school you need never learn anything new.
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Featured photographer: David Lazar


David Lazar: an award winning travel photographer and musician from Brisbane, Australia.

While looking for inspiration I came across this amazing photographer who captures beautiful images of locations and people that are rich in culture from around the world. His website provides his viewers with a glimpse into his travels along with some of the stories behind the photos.

David Lazar has contributed images to National Geographic, Asian Geographic and Lonely Planet.

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Old man smoking Cheroot
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Cow herdress in Bagan
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Flying Novice

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The joy of dance


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Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire
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Dance, like everybody’s watching.
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Dancing with the feet is one thing but dancing with the heart is another.
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“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” – Martha Graham

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Dance, laugh, create, dream, believe.
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“I’m free to do what I want any old time” – Rolling Stones

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“Isn’t it time you realised that dance is a form of expression or release? There’s no need to be formal or cute about it. ” Jo Stockton
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Independence Day – Zimbabwe 1980
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It don’t mean a thing if you ain’t got that swing – 1939 Savoy Ballroom