Posts Tagged ‘brussels’

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


 

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)

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

NEW SPOT: COOK & BOOK BRUSSELS

January 16, 2011

3 reasons to go here:

  1. If you love books – this is one of the best designed book stores in the world.
  2. If you love the old Fiat 500 –  just like Merci in Paris.
  3. If you like to combine a good book and food.

Check out: www.cookandbook.be

NEW SPOT: OKINAHA BRUSSELS

December 13, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re a health freak – they sell everything for a healthy body. From supplements to cosmetics.
  2. If you like healthy books – they have their own pretty little library.
  3. If you like to see trees growing through their white interior.

Check out: www.okinaha.com

NEW SPOT: HOUSESTORIES BRUSSELS

October 10, 2010


3 reasons to stay here:

  1. To have your own appartment in Brussels.
  2. To enoy the Eames furniture – and other funny details.
  3. To embrace their environmently friendly philosophy.

From 95 euro per night. Check out: www.housestories.be


LIKE TO HAVE: SHIRT WITH FUNNY BUTTON

August 9, 2010

Usually I write about clothes for women. That has a simple reason: I’m a woman and if I like something it gets a place on my site. But what about the men who read Petite Passport? That’s why I come up with this shirt for men. Why do I like it? Because it is simple yet funny (because the funny wooden button in the middle). It’s from New York fashion label ‘Slow and Steady wins the race’ and you can buy it for 65 euro (sale price) at Hunting and Collecting. A very, very cool store in Brussels. They also sell stuff for women, kids and home in a simple, white interior. Go and see!

Check out: www.huntingandcollecting.com (they also have a webshop).

What’s the best store to buy menswear?

LIKE TO HAVE: JEANS at ICON SHOP BRUSSELS

July 20, 2010

Icon on the Rue Dansaert is the place to collect your autumn wardrobe. They sell brands like Isabel Marant, Humanoid and Alexander Wang. I once tried a short jumpsuit of Vanessa Bruno but didn’t bought it because I was in serious doubt about the colour. Well I regret it till this day. Now I hope they sell this pair of jeans by Citizens of Humanity (a brand from LA).

Check out: www.icon-shop.be

NEW SPOT: PANTONE HOTEL BRUSSELS

July 2, 2010

3 reasons to stay here:

  1. If you like colour – if not don’t stay here.
  2. If you love Pantone’s products like mugs and bicycles – you can buy them in their shop.
  3. This is the best feature: when you check in, you can choose the colour of your room based on your mood. Pink is for the captivated human being, green for the fresh one.

From 69 euro. Check out: www.pantonehotel.com

TRIED & TESTED: HOTEL BLOOM

April 27, 2010


Most striking feature:

The art. Every room is designed by a different artist. Don’t think they have a couple of rooms, no you’re talking about 8 floors. If you need some inspiration go to their website and to fresco’s. Here you can find all the rooms and their artists. I like this one (room number 634). It’s from a Czech artist named Lukás Hájek. But I stayed in room 736 of Dutch artist Sigrid Nora van der Mersch. From this room you have a terrific view over the Royal Gardens and the city.

Weekendrate: from 64 euro. Check: www.hotelbloom.com