Posts Tagged ‘Antwerp’

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

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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


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

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

NEW SPOT: HOTEL O ANTWERP

February 10, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you don’t want to drive home after a dinner at Nero.
  2. If you choose a minimalistic black hotel.
  3. If you want to get cozy with your lover choose for their Sensual Room (pictures).

Check out: www.hotelhotelo.be

TRIED & TESTED: HANGAR41 ANTWERP

February 9, 2011

Most striking feature:

In Antwerp I never pay to park my car. I just park it at the huge parking lot opposite Hangar41. This restaurant is a good stop for a quick drink or lunch before you go wandering in the area called ‘t Zuid. But you can also finish there before going home. It’s not new, in fact, I’ve been there a couple of years ago as well. But is stays good because of the simplistic interior. A lot of black, simple light bulbs above the bar and good dishes like a sandwich with grilled chicken.

Check out: www.hangareenenveertig.be

TRIED & TESTED: VITRIN ANTWERP

February 8, 2011

Most striking feature:

The windows. This is a perfect spot to watch everything happen on the Marnixplaats. This is a huge roundabout where you will find several great restaurants like Fiskebar and Osterbar. Vitrin is a place where you go for a good cappuccino (the best in the neighbourhood), a lunchbreak or to read new and good magazines like Monocle. If you’re in Antwerp with your Bugaboo (and child in it), you can simply park it inside. And in summer you can sit outside on a huge wooden bench.

Check out: www.vitrin.eu

TRIED & TESTED: ESPOO ANTWERP

February 7, 2011

Most striking feature:

10 Muuto lamps together. Isn’t that what we all want in our homes? But there’s more in this Nordic inspired home decoration shop. Cool cushions of Hay, stickers of Ferm Living,  glasses of Norman Copenhagen. I’ve spotted a great cupboard for my books in soft colors like pink, blue and white. The perfect shop for gifts – but also if you want to give your home that Nordic extra. Located in ‘t Zuid.

Check out: www.espoo.be

TRIED & TESTED: STORM ANTWERP

February 6, 2011

Most striking feature:

It’s located underneath the MAS. A new museum which opens in May. The museum is about Antwerp and it’s port, but it’s nearby Felix Pakhuis so this area of Antwerp – called ‘t Eilandje – is getting hotter by the day. The interior is simple but fantastic. Green with wooden elements. You can go there for lunch, dinner of just some drinks. In summer they open a terrace.

Check out: www.cafe-storm.com

NEW SPOT: CAFE STORM ANTWERP

February 2, 2011

3 reasons to go there:

  1. To see the new museum (open in may 2011).
  2. To see something of the area called ‘t Eilandje.
  3. To lunch or dine with a view. Or to sit at their terrace in summer.

Check out: www.cafe-storm.com