All posts tagged: brussels

sunday without cars in pictures

When we opened the door at 9:30am last Sunday and stepped out into the street the silence hit us like a giant wave. It was like the big machine of the city had stopped turning; that constant familiar humming was gone. A thick fog had wrapped itself around the buildings in the distance and just a few early risers were wandering the streets. For a moment it looked like it could’ve been the zombie apocalypse, but as the rest of the city woke up and the street started to fill with bikes, carefree steps, music, laughter and the smell of barbecue; It was obvious that the yearly car-free Sunday had arrived. That’s me riding away on my Villo! We were lucky as there were always bikes when we needed them. We had brunch at Le Pain Quotidien at Sablon And then walked up to the Parc Royal, where a Slow Food festival and a Bio Market was taking place. The countryside had really arrived to the city. We discovered Cerisette, a new alcohol-free drink made …

design september

It’s here! – Just in time to save us from getting lost in the grey and rainy days. The city is full of exciting events, exhibitions, cinema, pop-up stores and restaurants, vintage fairs and lectures. I’m sure to share some of my discoveries in the upcoming days, but in the meantime take a look HERE.

back home, from home?

Sorry for the silence, but 3 days without internet, TV and minimum phone use did give me a chance to charge my own batteries a bit. It was wonderful to visit Brussels again, and just a little bit nostalgic. And So Good to see many of my amazing friends again! More on Brussels in a bit, let’s start with a few pics from the phone.


On an evening walk through Sablon to meet my friends for one last dinner (at least for a while) at Kokob many colorful details caught my eye: From blue sheep and balloons to chocolates in all the colors of the rainbow.

A day undone

I’ve spent the whole day on the couch, totally not like me! Normally I’m always working, running, planning, organizing and doing and now I’ve been reading, napping, watching TV, thinking of new ideas and napping again. I wish I could get my energy back soon and be back in the game again. But I think I should learn to be still, quiet and load my batteries as well. Somehow I still feel guilty if at the end of the day I feel I didn’t achieve much. And I would like to go out, enjoy the rays of sun that might be the last of this Indian summer. In my mind is a moment from the terrace of Bar du Matin from a few days back; more moments like this, please.