Pleased to meet you! I am Naomi, a genuine traveler, wanderer and explorer from the Netherlands, with a special love for authenticity, while keeping it chic. I like to keep it real and try to share my experiences in the most honest and authentic way!
Next to the fact that I have worked in fashion for over 18 years I have always had a huge passion for traveling, a natural lust for exploring, a heart for holidays and an eye for beautiful things which I love to capture on camera. Oh yeah and I love social media, hats and a bit of luxury once in a while:)
At the age of 39 I have now visited 43 countries, the rest is still on my list!
I created this website because I love photography, story telling and online marketing, but mainly to share my passion for travel, beautiful products, unique brands & hotels and give real advice and tips based on my own experiences and honest opinion. I do this by sharing many of my own pictures in my blog posts with lots of travel tips where to go and what to see.
Last year I also started my own Online Marketing and PR company:
Authentic Chic Travel and Lifestyle - PR & Marketing
to be able to help unique brands and travel & lifestyle related companies grow online and offer consultancy to become more successful on social media and reach the right target group.
I currently have over a 180,000 followers on social media and love to help others become more successful on social media as well, with my social media tips of which I published several blogs already.
But in my opinion the secret to success is also the right implementation of these tips and working with a clear concept in mind, therefore I also developed workshops where I can help you with this in small groups with more guidance and 1 on 1 advice for your account. For more information take a look here:
And you can always contact me directly by mail:
But what do the words: Authentic & Chic mean exactly and why do I use them in my company and account name?:
original - veritable - bonafide
stunning - stylish - elegant
To me traveling authentic chic means that each holiday or while traveling I try to find elegant accommodations which are comfortable, original and have a special story. Mostly luxurious, but also for the best value for money. A tricky combination, but nevertheless possible. You don’t have to be a backpacker to go off the beaten path! And you don’t have to stay in hostels or low budget accommodations while exploring your destination…
As I am curious by nature I always explore each country for their heritage and all the sights it has to offer. But after some years of backpacking I now prefer to do this in a comfortable way with a touch of luxury. And I love to share my tips and experiences on how to do this with like minded travellers.
If you are looking for unique brands, special hotels, the best booking links, social media & travel tips and real life inspiration, but also like to keep it chic, as well as authentic during your travels, then follow my blogs or social media accounts to learn all about finding the perfect traveling combination of authentic chicness.
You can connect with me on the following social media platforms @authenticchica:
And for more information about my PR & Marketing company and the services I offer you can find out more here: Work With Me