24

24

It’s my 24th birthday today! On my 23rd birthday I was looking forward to graduation, my first job and moving in with my boyfriend. Well, graduation took a little longer than expected and I haven’t found a full-time job, but we did find a beautiful, open and light apartment that is finally starting to feel like a home. We recently bought the last bits and pieces for the living area and once I get K to clean up his messes I’ll share …
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Skechers Wijnegem Store Opening

Skechers Wijnegem Store Opening

Skechers recently opened its first mono-brand store in Wijnegem (Belgium) and I was there to check things out! My dear old friend L was in need of some retail therapy and what better way to fight the wardrobe blues than to go shoe shopping! Not that I needed any more shoes, but *spoiler alert* I found the Skechers pair of my dreams. 12 years ago… When I was in High School Skechers had its first moment right after the Von Dutch / Scapa / Converse…
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ZEB Cocorun Launch

ZEB Cocorun Launch

This summer I worked as a shop assistant for ZEB, a large Belgian fashion retailer. That summer job might have assured my daily work out got done (squatting, lifting, fast-walking and overall dancing should be in any shop assistants job description), it was nothing compared to what we did last Saturday at the Cocorun launch event for Bloggers. Together with a personal trainer a group of bloggers got to put ZEBs very own first sports collection to the test.  The verdict? Well… My favorite pieces&…
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The Instagram Tag

The Instagram Tag

It’s been over a month since I was tagged for the Instagram tag, but I thought it’d still be fun to share my instant favorites on the blog today! What was your last picture of 2015? We were on our way to friends in East-Flanders when the sun was setting on December 31st. I had my new Black Eye wide angle phone lens with me and just had to snap a picture!   What was your first picture of 2015? Coffee. This is very telling.&…
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Putting up our Christmas tree

Putting up our Christmas tree

Part of moving in with my boyfriend means that this year we got to buy and decorate our very first Christmas tree! We both really love the coziness that comes with the Holidays, so you can probably imagine how excited we were to get started! The goal? A sparkly, but subtle Christmas tree in warm tones. I think we’ve succeeded! As my mom taught me: lights go in first! 4 strings each consisting of 7 strands of LED-lights ensure a true Christmas-y vibe. Tied together…
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Chai lattes at home with Chalo

Chai lattes at home with Chalo

Until last Thursday I had never had a chai latte. I actually didn’t even really know what a chai latte was. Today, I am a convert. ‘Cause this stuff is good! And here’s a blog post to tell you why. Chai what? All I knew was that Chai Lattes are the new popular kid on the blog. I was curious, but I am also a creature of habit and kept to the coffee kind of latte. With vanilla syrup, because who cares? All …
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3x Gift shopping in Brussels

3x Gift shopping in Brussels

When I was young, I never came to Brussels. It was almost an illusive city, our capital. In my experience as a child, Brussels seemed half a world away. We went to the museum of Natural Science with school a few times, and the first time I visited the city center (that I remember), was when I was in high school. We went with a school bus, I listened to Bowling For Soup on my lime green iPod and somehow I even remember what I&…
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Store Opening: Bodum Flagship store Brussels

Store Opening: Bodum Flagship store Brussels

Good news for all coffee aficionados out there! After opening flagship stores in Copenhagen and Paris, Danish design brand Bodum has opened up shop in Brussels! The store offers you Bodums entire collection, ranging from coffee cups to kitchen machinery, and a series of notebooks, laptop cases and desk supplies from sister brand Ordning&Reda. It is pleasantly cozy in the adjoining Scandinavian-style French Press Cafe, where you can taste Bodums own coffee blends and enjoy the Scandinavian cuisine. You can find the store …
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A cozy weekend with Koffie Kàn (About slow coffee)

A cozy weekend with Koffie Kàn (About slow coffee)

I’ve never really expressed it on the blog (I think), but I am a coffee girl. Most people in my family, actually. Ever since I was little my parents and grandparents would have coffee together after the Sunday family dinners so I learned young. In the beginning I only had eyes for the cookie jar in the middle of the table, but as I grew older my curiosity to try the black gold grew too. I must admit that I had to learn to …
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Week Van Het Bos

Week Van Het Bos

Vandaag keren we eventjes terug naar de roots van deze blog. Terug naar een tijd waarin ‘Photography’ nog een aparte categorie in mijn menuutje was en de experimentjes met mijn toen gloednieuwe Nikon D3100 nog niet anoniem verdwenen waren in de grote nietszeggende noemer ‘Lifestyle’ (eerlijk is eerlijk). Terug naar een duister, ver verleden waarin ik nog in het Nederlands schreef en dat met zoveel fouten deed dat ik er een grammar nazi volgeling aan overhield. Een verleden zo duister en zo ver dat Google&…
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A First Peek Into Our New Home!

A First Peek Into Our New Home!

A warm and welcome hello from between the cardboard boxes, plastic foil and paint buckets. We have moved! It has been quite an ordeal, but we are slowly getting there. I promised on Instagram this morning that I’d share a few more bits and pieces from around our new home and here I am to keep my promise. We still need to hang up new lightning, receive our furniture, et cetera, but you can get quite a good idea of what we’re going …
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