Posts Tagged ‘hotspots’


April 30, 2011

My goal in life is to share the best hotspots to every travel loving person in the world. That’s why I started PP and why I keep answering e-mails of people asking for tips (even when my day is full of work or when I’m feeling sad). Writing about it is one thing – I love discovering all the spots and turn it into a small blog post – getting feedback is another. That’s where I live for. You telling me that you actually went to one of the spots on Petite Passport. That’s what gives me butterflies in my stomach and makes me smile all day. So I like to invite you to this space on Petite Passport – your space – SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE! ♥

To get the writing started: Tell me your name, where you’re from, where you’ve been and what you think of the place. What would YOU recommend or not? What was the thing that caught your eye? Was there something funny to discover? Would you go there again? 


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:

(Images from Contemporan – a design blog worth folloiwing)


March 30, 2011

Today I’m celebrating the first anniversary of Petite Passport. Last year on this date I started with the first blogpost about 86 sous in Amsterdam. I thought: I start with the spots in the city beginning with an A, but later on I mixed it all, so there’s something for every travel planning geek out there. I thought it took me a couple of months to feature all the spots I have in my archive, but I’m still not seeing the end of it… A good sign: I love all those architects, brave restauranteurs and entrepeneurs to take the risk of opening a super spot!

Some facts:
In this first year I’ve published nearly 600 spots.

I travelled to 134 of them. To Bali, Mexico, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Lapland, Turkey, Barcelona, Madrid, Belgium and the Netherlands.

The most popular post was my report about Mazzo Amsterdam.

Keep an eye on this upcoming destinations: Vienna, Carcassonne, Hamburg, Auckland, Lodz,  Belgrade, Portland and Uruguay.

Check my wishlist for next year overhere.

Thank you for visiting Petite Passport in her first year! 🙂


February 17, 2011

London is one of the destinations I love to go. But it’s almost 3 years since my last visit (interviewing Meredith and McSteamy from Grey’s Anatomy in the Soho Hotel – next to the world famous Topshop where Ellen Pompeo told me she went for a quick shopping treatment). Years back, when I was in London with my parents, so I have to be 16/17 years old, I discovered Muji in Covent Garden. And I bought the best biker jacket ever at the Petite Topshop floor for 99 pounds when I went to London after a break up.

In about two weeks I’m back for the weekend. I have an endless lists of spots I want to visit – so I already know I can’t see it all: from Pizza East to Anthropologie and from the Barbican Food Hall to Caravan on Exmouth…

Do you have any recommendations? Share!

Great illustration of London by Sophie Henson


December 9, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re a sucker for hotel amenities (I am).
  2. If you love a clean, white and modern hotel.
  3. If you’re looking for a hotel in the center of Madrid or Barcelona.

From 100 euro per night. Check out:


December 6, 2010

My friend and stylist Kirsty Nagel spotted this cool sweater at Kayo in Antwerp:

We all love a good souvenir. But souvenirs are the most tacky things in the world (apart from the I love New York shirt). I mean: why bother to buy a Mexican hat or a Cuban sigar? We want our souvenirs to be a bit fashionable. To show our friends and say: ‘look how cool Belgium is’. The sweaters with the text United States of Belgium are doing that job. I don’t know the price, but you can buy it at Kayo: the coolest kidsstore in Antwerp.


December 6, 2010

3 reasons to go:

  1. If you like the Chinese porcelain on the walls.
  2. If you like Italian food in a New York setting.
  3. Because it’s located in the upcoming Meatpacking District of Hong Kong: Sheung Wan

Check out:


December 5, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. Because of the cool interior.
  2. To learn something of the culture of Israel. They frequently organise concerts and exhibitions.
  3. To have lunch or dinner.

No website, address: Rothschild Street, Tel Aviv

Photos via ArchDaily – a website worth following


December 1, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. If you’re shopping on Gertrude Street.
  2. If you want to drink a cup of coffee or buy a pack of beans.
  3. If you want a good lunch after that – or sit in their cool Federal Cafe like outdoor/indoor seating.

No website, address: 187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy

Images from Designfiles: a blog worth following.


November 25, 2010

3 reasons to go there:

  1. To sleep after you had dinner at St John Restaurant.
  2. To enjoy their no nonsense atmosphere – just like in their restaurant.
  3. In case you are wondering: the two men in bed are Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver – the owners of St John.

From 236 euro per night. Check out:

Image from T-magazine from the NY Times