Month: September 2013

EAT! Brussels

EAT! Brussels Restaurant Festival took place last weekend at Bois de la Cambre, just by the little lake at Chalet Robinson. Dishes from around the world were presented in the 30 or so pop-up restaurants at the festival. But there were also activities for kids, opportunities to buy spices and preservatives to take home, to test drive the new Smart electric bike or to just sit down and relax with a glass of champagne. A big plus for the biodegradable plates and cutlery as well as for the free entrance! So now we just wait for the third edition of this great event, which will take place in September 2014.

running late

I rarely oversleep. Today I did. The feeling when you look at the digits on the alarm clock and realize that an hour has disappeared somewhere… Anyway, I was going to work on some pictures from the EAT Brussels restaurant festival this morning, but as I’m running late I’ll get back to that later and in the meantime let’s have some breakfast at a friend’s place 🙂

home spa

On Friday I spent a wonderfully relaxing evening with a friend at Waer Waters. However it’s not always necessary to leave the house for a pampering spa experience. All it takes is some quiet time, a few candles and relaxation music to set the spa mood into your own bathroom. And if you don’t have a bath tub at home, make yourself a warm foot bath, put on a face mask, sit down with a cup of herbal tea and a good book, or just close your eyes and relax. I love decorating the bathroom with natural objects that remind me of the sea: drift wood, sea shells and stones all have their own story to tell.

design september: One & Only

Today a small exhibition and pop-up store opened its doors in one of the meetings rooms of Hotel Bloom. Once you enter the world of One & Only, the atelier feel is instant. Traditional craftsmanship, high quality materials, amazing attention to detail and contemporary style bring six talented designers together for Design September in Brussels. One & Only is definitely worth a visit if you’re interested to see the techniques behind the exclusive handmade items or if you’re in the mood for shopping something really special. Below you can find a link to the home page of each designer and you can find more information about the One & Only Exhibition / Shop HERE. There is an after work cocktail tomorrow (Friday), so no better time to visit than then! And if you have a good excuse to miss this tomorrow, the designers will keep the shop open until the 15th. One & Only heavenly silk scarves from Marine Delmoitiez Géraldine Peumery All Mashüt bags are one of a kind and made from fabrics handwoven …