Posts Tagged ‘‘t zuid’

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: 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: 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

NEWSFLASH: MAGNOLIA GOES POP UP

January 26, 2011

Magnolia in Antwerp is just like AF VandeVorst with their Guerilla Aktion Stores going into a pop up business. Not only Antwerp, but also Gent, Brussels and Hasselt can expect a temporarily Magnolia store. Magnolia is all about beauty. They sell special brands which aren’t sold everywhere. Like Laura Mercier and Malin + Goetz.

Check out their site for dates: www.magnoliashop.be

LIKE TO HAVE: UNITED STATES OF BELGIUM

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.

LIKE TO HAVE: LAMP at REWIND ECODESIGN

July 31, 2010

Everything they sell at Rewind Design in Antwerp is based on ecological design (recycled stuff turned in something brilliantly beautiful). Like this secondhand lamps made of electricity wires. They are made by hand and are available from 175 euro. But it’s also a good address for gifts. Like a notebook made of elephant poo (for someone you don’t like I quess) for 5 euro or cool photoframes for 28 euro.

Check out: www.rewinddesign.be

Will you every buy a notebook made of elephant poo as a present? Just curious!

NEW SPOT: SOUL SUITES ANTWERP

June 26, 2010

3 reasons to sleep here:

  1. Because you sleep in a suite for 150 euro, so you have a lot of space (70m2)  for the price of an average room in the most booming area of Antwerp.
  2. Because of the design: retro with cool color accents.
  3. Because of the location: ‘t Zuid in Antwerp.

Check out: www.soulsuites.com

TRIED & TESTED: REVISTA ANTWERP

April 18, 2010


Most striking feature:

Good place to go if you’re on your own. There is a huge selection of good (inter)national magazines and newspapers. You see a lot of people with their laptops joining the wifi-network of Revista. And what do you order? A good cup of coffee or tea of course.

No website. Address: Karel Rogierstraat 47

NEW SPOT: FISKEBAR ANTWERP

April 18, 2010


3 reasons to go to Fiskebar:

  1. To eat fish. They write the catches of the day on the chalkboard and you choose between everything from mussels to snapper.
  2. To enjoy the real Antwerp atmosphere. This place isn’t wide known.
  3. To enjoy the simple terrace in summer.

Check out: www.fiskebar.be