Although I am sometimes at a loss on how to empty my inbox, I find personal contact with followers, (potential) customers, PR agencies and restaurants the BEST thing about the work that I do. After seven years of Your Little Black Book, I can sincerely say that I have been able to add a large number of new friends to my inner circle, where the first contact was made with a simple (business) e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course, I always reply to e-mails as soon as possible, but due to the proliferation of press releases and requests and the fact that I spend a lot of time abroad for Your Little Black Book, it can sometimes take a few days. That is why I have listed how you can best reach me.
I have lost count of the number of dates that I have planned in recent years, or how often I have told people where I buy my bohemian dresses and where my TV furniture is from. These are all questions for which you should send me a DM on Instagram Stories. If I am waiting on the tram or have 10 minutes to spare between my appointments, I try to answer all my DMs personally. By the way, I would love for you to follow me on Instagram while you are reading this (if you are not following me already, that is!).
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If you want to know which destinations have hotspot guides, it is best to do a search on the website or to look among the City Guides (for cities) and Travel Guides (for countries and islands). Chances are that your destination is already listed!
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Do you own a store and would you like to sell one of my books? That’s possible! The best thing to do is to send me an e-mail so that I can put you in contact with my publisher.
I love receiving mail and unpacking packages. However… my house is not that big, and it would be a shame to receive something that I will not use. You can always send me a package, but it does not guarantee publications unless we have agreed to this. That is why it is always best to e-mail email@example.com in advance. This is how we can ensure a win-win situation!
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PS: Whatever is not used goes to charity collection-points during the holidays
Sometimes I still have to pinch myself just to realise that I am really there when I have flown to the other side of the world again for a press trip, when I am in a new restaurant or when I am allowed to test a beauty treatment. Even after all these years, it remains a great honour if someone wants to work together for a press trip or review. These reviews are always on the condition of us having a ‘real’ experience, just as the followers would. That is why we do not visit large-scale press openings of restaurants that often but prefer to visit separately with a +1. It is better for the pictures, too! You can always get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you have a nice tip for us about a new hotspot opening up? Use the button below to let us know! It is always nice if there are people keeping an eye out for tips within areas that we do not visit as often. Whether a location will eventually also receive a place on Your Little Black Book remains the choice of the editors. We will never enter into a discussion about the reason for our decision.
Do you have the sure thing? Just openend or present for years, I love to here from you!
We are always looking for tips for fun parties, food markets and unique events in Amsterdam to include in the Amsterdam Weekend Guide. Send your press release about two weeks in advance, including a link to the Facebook event, to: email@example.com. We receive a lot of requests every week, but there is only room for 10 tips.
Do you want to be sure of a placement? It is possible for local entrepreneurs, events and cultural institutions in Amsterdam to advertise at a reduced ‘local rate‘. This can be done through a blog post, item in the weekend guide, via Instagram (Stories) or the newsletter. In this way, you can reach 20,000 – 70,000 people in Amsterdam in just one weekend. See the page for advertisers >>
SORRY! I hope reading the header did not put a smile on your face because I have to disappoint you. I get multiple requests a day to have a cup of coffee; with people who also want to start a blog; new platforms that do about the same as Your Little Black Book and, therefore, see a good match for collaboration; girls who have a good idea but only want to share it when we meet; new brands that need a springboard; other parties that are looking for free content. You can always e-mail me, but I have been running Your Little Black Book for a while now and I have wasted a lot of time in the past with appointments that did not amount to anything, which is why I have become very selective. As we speak, it is hard for me to juggle everything with so few hours in a day. So, please do not view this as a personal rejection.
Do you want to collaborate with Your Little Black Book? Please take a look at the page for advertising. All options are described in detail on this page.
PS: You can reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org. I would rather not call or use WhatsApp if we have not been in touch before.