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Fashion / Spotlight On Amsterdam: Blogger Babe Rebecca Laurey from Raspberry & Rouge

Last weekend marked our first new store opening in Amsterdam (totes amaze!), so naturally we figured blogger bestie Rebecca Laurey from Raspberry & Rouge would be the perfect babe to kick off our grand opening soiree with a little bit of style. Here she chats about her love for the Big Apple, roadtrippin’ at 21 and how Amsterdam will always feel like home. 

If you are ever in Amsterdam, then don’t forget to check out our new F21 store in Rokin Plaza! 



When I was 21, I made the trip over to the States for the first time. Ever since I was a little girl, I’d been dreaming about going there. Slightly obsessive perhaps, since I didn’t really know what I was talking about. I traveled there a few years ago. I expected to be disappointed, because I’d been blowing it up so big in my head before leaving, but I remember arriving in downtown NYC and looking up to those tall buildings, so impressive! So many new experiences, and the general vibe of the city, exhausted me but made me oh-so-happy by the end of the day. After the Big Apple, I visited Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Boston before returning back to the city that never sleeps. Starting and ending my journey there, for the very first time, is something I will never forget. You can never re-do a first anything.


Amsterdam is my home base, the place I’ve been living in for a few years now. Where all my friends and a big part of my family is. But someday, hopefully soon, I will make that trip back to my home away from home. And maybe, just maybe, if I keep on dreaming and working hard, stay there.



If you want more of Rebecca Laurey, then check out her instagram!