Yerseke: Mussels, But Not From Brussels

Yerseke: Mussels, But Not From Brussels

On July 16th, The 2014 mussels season was festively opened in Yerseke, and guess who was there? Me, my family and an awful lot of camera crews. Because mussels are a big thing in La Belgique and The Netherlands, and if they are ready for the harvest you’ll know it as soon as you switch on the news. My mom absolutely hates them, but my dad and I love them and therefor a visit to “mussel capital” Yerseke had been on our to-do list for …
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This Summer, We’re Going Dutch!

This Summer, We’re Going Dutch!

I lovingly call her “The beast”. It’s big. Growing up, my grandparents had a caravan like the one in the photo in the Ardennes. 16 summers have I spent there, and I remember well all the friends I made on their campsite. We used to gather with the entire family and have big barbecues and go for long hikes in the endless surrounding woods. When I was 12, my parents bought a caravan of their own. A small one that could be hooked up with…
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A family weekend in Paris

A family weekend in Paris

In April, my mom, youngest sister and I went to Paris for a weekend. It was my fourth visit to the city of love and lights, but for both my mom and sister is was their first. You can imagine how excited they were! My sister mainly wanted to go shopping, so on our first day we headed to Le Marais to visit Ted Baker, Michael Kors and – my personal favorite – L’élclair de Génie, which you might remember from my last post about&…
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A Weekend in Lisbon

A Weekend in Lisbon

The ice cold winds, constant grey skies and rain have pushed me to throw my posting schedule around. Posting a new outfit simply is impossible when you can’t be outside to shoot the photos. But for once, my empty concepts folder didn’t cause a panic. Last Wednesday my boyfriend and I boarded a plane to Portugals’ capital to re-energize after our January exams. I originally planned to share all about our mini-trip on Thursday, but I really didn’t mind editing these photos …
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Open garden days at Hex Castle

Open garden days at Hex Castle

      The Flemish province of Limburg is to me, without doubt, the most beautiful of all. Spread unevenly through  the hilly landscape are large estates and castles, such as the beautiful domain of Hex. After exploring the Haspengouw region in May, I subscribed to a newsletter to inform me about other fun events and the first email I received included an invitation to the open garden days. I’m a girl and I love castles, so I knew I had to be there. …
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Christmas in Brussels

Christmas in Brussels

Brussels is a city that really had to grow on me. With Antwerp no more than a single bus ride away, I too often left Brussels aside. It was that city we always would always visit on school field trips, but apart our one hour of free play inside the natural history museum we never got to do much exploring. It’s only since the start of this school year that Brussels has become a favorite one-day getaway location for us. Only 40 minutes from Antwerp, …
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5 hours in paris

5 hours in paris

                  So yeah, this happened. And I still cannot entirely believe that it did. At first, my weekend wasn’t looking up to be a good one. Lots of PowerPoint presentations to catch up on, tens of papers to read, an extra college to attend, spending all my leftover money on school books and feeling a little sick made me feel pretty stressed at the end of the week.  When K asked me on Saturday if I …
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My Italian travel outfit

My Italian travel outfit

Old navy tee • Forever 21 striped shorts • Scapa flats • Ray-Ban sunglasses c/o SmartBuyGlasses In the photos that I shared from our vacation in Italy back in June, there were a few snapshots of what I was wearing. I actually received a few questions about what I wear when travelling and so I decided to re-create my go-to outfit for Italy and tell you a little more about my packing habits. These striped shorts went to both Florence and Bologna with me. They’re…
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A day in Canterbury: My favorite spots

A day in Canterbury: My favorite spots

Canterbury and I… it could be a love story. On Saturday morning, my alarm clock went off on an hour so painfully early, I can’t even remember what I did the first few hours I was awake. 3:15am is never a good idea. Around 4, my mom brought me to the bus companies main parking, where a few other people were already waiting and a crew of bus drivers was busy to get a coach ready for the long drive. Exactly on time (4:30am) the&…
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The Antwerp City Gardens

The Antwerp City Gardens

              You might remember my post about saturation (cleverly called “I can’t get no saturation”) last year, where I posted a pathetic two photos of a small trip we made to the city gardens. Shame on me. So when we were in Antwerp to clean up K’s apartment last week, I decided it was time to get the camera out again and see how my beloved flowers were doing. To say that they were doing great would …
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A Day in Venice

A Day in Venice

    Three years ago I was a senior year and the school I went to organized a ten day trip to Italy during spring break. We visited Venice on the last day of that trip and it was a bit of a bad day for me. I was exhausted, it was really hot, very crowded and we were free to roam the streets…. without a map, so we got lost and spend the majority of our time searching our way back to the San&…
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