A Perfect Weekend in Antwerp

Posted on July 1, 2017

There is one Belgian city that holds a special spot in my heart, Antwerp. It is the Fashion and Diamond capital of Belgium and it is such an awesome city. Antwerp is all about fashion, hip new coffee bars and has an excellent nightlife. Having lived here for five years, I’ve spent many perfect weekends here between my 9 to 5. Therefore it’s the ideal city to spend a weekend away from home.

The best time to visit most European cities is in the summer time and this is no different for Antwerp. With pop-up concepts spread all across the city and plenty of greenery, the city is lively, exciting and relaxing all at once. With Belgian’s national holiday coming up on the 21st of July, I decided to create my perfect weekend in Antwerp. It was so difficult to pick and choose as there is so much more to experience. This weekend is pretty perfect as it is, but I do think you should come back one day and do the rest. I hope you enjoy it! Continue Reading

Take A Microadventure to Dinant

Posted on November 7, 2016

When my Sunday afternoon plans fell through, I looked at one of my best mates and we decided to jump in the car and take a microadventure to Dinant.

The term microadventure was first invented/claimed by adventurer Alastair Humphreys and can be defined as a “short, simple, local, cheap adventure”. It means that you can jump in the car or on the train and you don’t have to spend half a fortune on a plane ticket across the world. For me, these micro adventures are a way of life. There is nothing I love to do more than to inject a little bit of adventure into daily life. That is certainly the reason I love traveling so much. Every day is an adventure! Continue Reading

Where the heck am I?

Posted on September 12, 2016

Where are you right now? Which country did you just see again? These are questions I get quite a lot and it doesn’t surprise me as I do tend to fall off the planet every now and again. I was a bit shocked to discover how long it had been since my last blog post. How did that even happen? I guess I was too busy traveling, A LOT. Sharing images of my travels through Instagram seems so much easier when you’re spending not more than two or three nights at the same location. Time for a personal update! Continue Reading

Visit Clinic Picnic

Posted on September 3, 2014

During one of my very first visits to Antwerp, before I moved here, I was walking around the south and passed by the concept store Clinic. Of course I had to enter and I remember thinking that Antwerp would be a city I wanted to be a part of. Still longing for the big city life I got to know in Copenhagen, cool concept stores were just not something that you would find in Leuven at the time. Walking around the store you could feel the creativity and the energy of the city. It sparked my nostalgic Copenhagen soul and got me all excited. Right then and there I knew that Antwerp would be my next hometown. Continue Reading

Three Green Antwerp Getaways

Posted on August 14, 2014

As you all know I love living in Antwerp. If there is one thing that I feel Antwerp is a bit short on, it is greenery. The urban life is a pretty amazing one but I do need some nature once and a while. If you’re looking for that in Antwerp, you can head out to Park Spoor Noord or Middelheim Park, both a bike ride away from the center. Greenery in the city itself, like you can find in cities such as Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris and New York, is missing. I usually head out to watch the Schelde if I need a hit of nature. Sitting on the concrete banks of the river you sometimes wish that the concrete would make way for more green. I’m happy not to be alone in this search for green and love the summer options in green Antwerp getaways. These three getaways in particular are worth a visit. Continue Reading

Antwerp // The Plantshop

Posted on December 18, 2013

I wanted to show you a couple a photos of The Plantshop while it is still open. Yes, this is a pop-up store, one of many you might think. But I would have to disagree, this collaboration between Baroness O. and Wolf. By Sofie Claes is a passion project of which all the puzzle pieces fit perfectly. Continue Reading

Antwerp // HAY

Posted on November 19, 2013

Hidden behind two heavy wooden doors in the Ijzerenwaag you can find Antwerp’s latest gem. The recently opened HAY flagship store is the heavily buzzed about and anticipated project of Maxime Heirbaut. Knowing the brand and having previously worked with Maxime on our “Het Laatste Woord” project last year, I knew that the store couldn’t be anything less but divine. Continue Reading