Month: August 2013

feeërieën

The 10th edition of Feeërieën festival by AB Brussels has been filling the Park Royal (Warandepark) with music throughout the week, and we still have two more nights left to enjoy! While the poetic autumn feeling is starting to sneak in, the evenings are still warm; So it’s the perfect time to step out into the late August evening, put on your favorite jumper and join the night cocoons under the trees. Click on the logo below for the programme and for more information. At Feeërieën, AB has joined forces with ONE, a grassroots organization that fights extreme poverty and raises awareness of small and effective policies that help people in developing countries to receive education and build a better future. Within ONE’s global Protest to Progress campaign, AB and ONE organised a protest song contest. While personally I prefer not to “fight against” anything, I’m totally behind the idea of everyone’s right to education, clean water, healthcare and fair income from their work, so I’ll stop by at their stand too.   I found some …

Marie Sixtine A/W 2013

Created in 2010, this young Parisian brand is specialized in exclusive and natural  knitted materials. I discovered the feminine and elegant collection with a touch of bohemian chic at privejoke in the centre of Brussels; Now I can’t wait to see the flagship store in Paris! I loved especially the natural colour palette with navy blues, burned reds, flashes of purple and pink and of course classic blacks and greys. Here is a little something for you too to enjoy. Video from YouTube by Marie Sixtine

bday

An intimate dinner with friends, food prepared by a professional chef, some laughs, some stories, some memories. Recipes for health and practical exercises for being happy. And lots of beauty.

15€/kg

Attention all Vintage-lovers: Tomorrow Thursday August 22, the 2nd edition of the Vintage Per Kilo Sale will take place a Abattoir Anderlecht. Doors open at 17:00 and the vintage madness continues till 23:00.  A kilo of clothing cost 15€, which is an average of 4 -5 items in 1kg ! In addition to the Vintage Sale, some of our favorite designers from the Brussels Vintage Market will be presented.  – Free Entrance – Abattoir, 24 rue Ropsy Chaudron 1070 Anderlecht – No plastic, Cash is King – There is also an apero at place DE BOEREMET with traditional market food & music in a funfair atmosphere. Let’s Vintage! More information on Facebook

breakfast with roses

One of the best things about being a woman is the right to receive flowers, preferably lots of them and often. But seriously speaking, while it is always a wonderful surprise to find a beautiful bouquet on the kitchen table when coming home, it’s equally nice to grab a punch tulips or peonies from the market on my way from work. Some of my most precious childhood memories include picking wild flowers from the fields for my mother; these natural bouquets brought in the smell of summer, the sound of bees and butterflies, the lightness of the night-less nights.  Here in Brussels, my search for the perfect local flower shop continues. Luckily there are plenty of options in the neighborhood. These roses are from Monceau Fleurs on Chaussee de Waterloo. While flowers bring beauty and brighten up any grey day, it’s difficult to ignore the voice of the conscious consumer in my head. Many flowers are produced using heavy pesticides, abusive use of energy and water as well as unfair treatment of workers. And most likely …