Blue Monday. Yes people, it’s nearly there. The day that has been labeled to be the most depressing day of the year. Which actually is, a great publicity stunt from a Travel Shop in the UK. Nevertheless, I do think a lot about spring. Can’t wait for warmer temperatures and more hours of light in a day. What about you?
But first we need to survive this so called Blue Monday. And this time we will be prepared.“ All nicely said, but how?” , you might think. Well, by giving you this nice list of suggestions. I hope you have fun.
WATER TAXI & LUNCH AT FENIX FOOD FACTORY
Instead of using regular public transportation, use the water taxi and ask the skipper to pump the gas. Always a joy. Followed by a great lunch at Jordy’s bakery in the Fenix Food Factory. Or at Kopi Soesoe in the Sumatrastraat.
BECOME JAMES BOND FOR A DAY
Step into James Bond’s world and visit Designing 007: Fifty years of Bondstyle in the Kunsthal. Be amazed by the rare photo’s, props, gadgets and outfits. Discover how James Bond became a brand by its design and style showed in 12 different settings, from Dr No to Skyfall. A true multi-media experience.
GO AND SEE: TRIBUTE TO AN AVENUE
Walk around the Coolsingel in the evening. Don’t mind the darkness of this winter evening, there will be enough light. From the 16th of January to the 8th of February the Coolsingel will be transformed into an open air cinema. Short films will be shown on windows, walls and building fronts. This is an initiative from Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR).
TREAT YOURSELF WITH CHOCOHOLIC
Rather staying home? Treat yourself with some nice chocolate from Chocoholic. Most of us like chocolate. As it just gives such a nice taste. Chocolate from Chocoholic is handmade in Rotterdam. And you will be sure not to eat the ordinary chocolate from the supermarket. Chocoholic is known for their great taste, the special combination of ingredients and freshly made products.
Make sure you buy the chocolate before Monday. As they are closed on Monday. But hey, you wanted to stay in anyway. So preparation is needed. Opening hours Tuesday – Saturday 09.00-17.00
WATCH MOVIES & EAT POPCORN
Go see a movie in one of the nicest movie theatres in Rotterdam, Cinerama. This cinema offers you a mix of art house and commercial films. And a nice movie full of humor will definitely transform your Blue Monday in a bright and shiny monday. Check out my previous post if you like to know more about this movie theatre.
Pictures: Monday – Pinterest, James Bond images – Kunsthal, Tribute to an Avenue – SIR, Bonbons – chocoholic.nl