Archive for the ‘Belgium’ Category

NEW SPOT: THE CUBE BRUSSELS

April 30, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re in Brussels before July 3rd, then the Cube will move to Stockholm.
  2. If you like to have a one of a kind dine experience.
  3. If you’re not afraid of heights.
Check out: www.electrolux.be/cube


 
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ANTWERP, MARRAKECH & MADEIRA IN RED

April 19, 2011

Last month I wrote an article for Dutch magazine Red. Theme: you’ve booked your summer holiday but want to get away again. For 1 night (Antwerp), 1 weekend (Marrakech) and 1 week (Madeira). 

In Antwerp I recommend (among others) Ra, Graanmarkt 13, Felix Pakhuis, Cargo Zomerbar, Sleep in the City and Soul Suites. In Marrakech you have to stay at P’tit Habibi. And if you want to go to Madeira I like to redirect you to the website of Eliza was Here who has an extreme cool offer of Estalagem Ponta do Sol.

Check out: www.red.nl

NEW SPOT: CLOSET ANTWERP

April 18, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. It’s the new concept store in Antwerp
  2. If you love young designers – that’s what they sell in the Closet.
  3. If you’re shopping at the are called ‘t Zuid.
Check out: www.closet.be


NEW SPOT: URBAN ROOMS BRUSSELS

April 16, 2011

3 reasons to stay here:

  1. If you like to stay in a small b&b in Brussels.
  2. If you like to be nearby Avenue Louise – the luxe shopping street of the city.
  3. If you’re looking for a hotel with a great terrace.

From 120 euro. Check out: www.urbanrooms.be

(Images from Contemporan – a design blog worth folloiwing)

TRIED & TESTED: DE BURGERIJ ANTWERP

April 11, 2011

Most striking feature:

Their burgers.  Okay, you can choose a salad or a wrap but the menu mainly consists of burgers. I tried the Dolce Vita burger with tomato, pancetta and provolone. It’s always a hard thing to eat a burger like a lady – especially if they’re this big. So don’t go here on a first date. We sat outside on their terrace: a lovely place to spend the afternoon in the sun. This square in Berchem, outside the center of Antwerp, is filled with terraces and has a local vibe to it. And for us Dutchies – it’s just off the highway so you don’t need to drive into the center (good to know if you’re driving from France back to the Netherlands and need a quick burger stop).

Check out: www.burgerij.be

NEW SPOT: TENBOSCH HOUSE BRUSSELS

March 21, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. For their ongoing list of guest services – from yoga to baby sitting.
  2. If you’re looking for a place that feels like home.
  3. If you want to explore the chic Avenue Louise – it’s nearby.

Check out: www.tenboschhouse.be

TO GO: ONTRAFEL ANTWERP

March 17, 2011

The MoMu (Fashion Museum Antwerp) is all about tricot the couple of months. In it you will find pieces of Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel and ofcourse Missoni – all of them are knitted. Must see for fashionista’s who love to crawl into a warm tricot sweater. Like myself. Till August 14.

Check out: www.momu.be

TRIED & TESTED: YOUR ANTWERP

March 4, 2011

Most striking feature:

The Kloosterstraat is getting better by the day. There’s RA for the early adopters and now there’s Your Antwerp for mainstream visitors. Your Antwerp is a concept store. In it you will find lot of fashion items (men and women), beauty stuff, a hair dresser, a dj and a lot of cool gadgets. Books of Facehunter and the Sartorialist, funny gifts and accesories. Oh and they sell the Life Story book (from Suck Uk) with enough pages to tell your life story.

Check out: www.your-antwerp.com

TO SEE: HUNGRY EYES ANTWERP

February 18, 2011

Interested in culinary photography? Go to the Fotomuseum in Antwerp and visit the exhibition Hungry Eyes. You will see the work of three photographers. I like this picture of Dimitri Tsykalov – a Russian photographer who turns fruit into skulls. He also turns meat into weapons. Bizarre. Till June 6 2011.

Check out: www.fotomuseum.be

TRIED & TESTED: VOLTA GHENT

February 17, 2011

Most striking feature:

Their first floor. The area where the bar is located. First of all: my friend loved the chair so much she wouldn’t get out of it anymore. Second of all: we already fantasised of living there. Turn it into a huge loft with windows overlooking the outside forest… The restaurant is a bit boring and stiff. But the wooden wardrobe is outstandingly beautiful. Volta isn’t located in the center of the city, but somewhat outside nearby a park. Oh and don’t you love the funny menu?

Check out: www.volta-gent.be