Berlin Photo Diaries

Berlin Photo Diaries

Unpopular opinion: I do not like Berlin. My friends always rave about Berlin. The parties, the art, the culture and overall vibe of the city earn their praises. They asked me how on earth it was possible that I had been to nearly every city in Europe, but not Berlin. The truth is that Berlin never appealed to me. And that feeling hasn’t changed after visiting. It could have been the rain, a lack of planning or the fact that it was late Winter when we visited, but this trip left me feeling less than satisfied. I didn&…
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2019 Travel Year in Review

2019 Travel Year in Review

2018 was a good travel year. I jetted off somewhere almost every month and even found myself on a different continent in December. For a long time it looked like 2019 was going to be a slow travel year for me. By August I had “only” spend one week in Poland and went on one girl’s weekend in The Netherlands. And then all of a sudden things started moving rapidly. In 2019 I traveled to 8 different countries and 15 cities on a total of 7 different journeys. 3 of those countries and 13 of those cities were new to…
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The €20 Skirt That Changed Me

The €20 Skirt That Changed Me

Mini skirts, they’ve never been my favorite. Until I found this wool one with a fine hounds tooth print in the most perfect fall colors. Bonus points: it was in the sales corner! I wasn’t even supposed to be in Uniqlo, but I had a really bad day and decided I deserved some shopping. My boyfriend was out with friends and I had the evening to spend alone so I went for it. It doesn’t help that I live in the middle between Belgium’s largest mall and Antwerp’s main shopping …
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Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

Another year has gone by for The Ginger Diaries. In 2019, my blog celebrated its 10th birthday, I published 26 new blog posts and had 10.525 unique sets of eyes grazing these pages. Here’s a list of your favorite posts of the past year! 10 – Favorite J.Crew Pieces For Fall It’s not a secret that I love J.Crew. Thanks to family member who regularly travel to the USA for work, I have been able to buy almost all the pieces that I ever wanted. This year, however, I was less lucky. J.Crew did their first pre-fall …
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18 Things To Do In Porto

18 Things To Do In Porto

O Porto, Porto, where do I even begin Porto? I traveled to a lot of cities in the last 10 years, but not one has felt so homely as Porto. There was something about it that made me feel as if I was walking the streets of Antwerp, my home. Was it the small, but vibrant city center? The Duoro river waterfront? The cathedral? Or simply too much port wine? Fact is, I rarely enjoyed a city as much as I did Porto. My friends and I stayed in the city one glorious autumn weekend before travelling onward to the…
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Long Blanket Cardigans Are My Best Friends

Long Blanket Cardigans Are My Best Friends

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Kicking off the year with a little celebration, because this blog turned 11 years old on January 1st! I celebrated with an embarrassing throwback on Instagram Stories today, so if you’re quick you might still catch those. People are having a good laugh at the very first outfit photos to graze these digitale pages in 2011 especially, haha. I am ofcourse writing up a few recap posts of the past decade for the ole blog too. Those will hopefully come your way soon. In person we ended 2019 with a lovely potluck dinner at a friends house…
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