Spring has been kind to us here in Belgium and today is promising to be another glorious, dare I say it, sunny day. I think spring is my favorite season when it comes to fashion. Warm enough so you don’t have to look like a teddy bear, cold enough to finish your look with a jacket.
Acouple of months ago, I got a lovely e-mail from the people over at Darphin to hear if I wanted to test some of their products. I’m a bit cautious when it comes to testing any type of skin care I don’t select myself, because I have really difficult skin.
So here is the result of my paint work over the Easter weekend. I guess by the looks of this post you could have guessed I was going for black, right? Expect a post on my adventures in tile painting really soon, but for now, check out the before and after, after the jump!
Yesterday evening, my boyfriend and I had dinner at Le John with some of our best friends. A cosy night with, good food, good company and good conversation, and definitely an excellent reason to dress up! Even during the week, I prefer to be overdressed wherever I go, but an occasion like this gives me the chance to go all out.
Over the easter weekend I got my hands dirty and started painting the house again. I realized recently that it’s been almost a year since we moved in, and although we’ve finished many of our projects, there are still big parts of our flat that remain unfinished. Our dressing, (another) hallway, the doors and frames in the office and bedroom, our bathroom (it doesn’t show on the pictures, but it is definitely not done yet) all still needed a layer of paint and some TLC. The smallest yet maybe the most annoying room? Right, the restroom. The place with a million extra corners where we have kept the tiles on the walls so we didn’t have to remove the toilet. Funny how you’d do things differently afterwards huh?
Something I wore while I was in Paris for one of my best friends’ bridal shower! We kidnapped our bride to be for a short and sweet trip to her favorite city and had so much fun. These were taken while we were enjoying a very decadent brunch at Marcel in Montmartre. It was on the corner of the cutest residential dead end street and we spent hours of talking and laughing in the first rays of spring sunshine on the terrace. Memories we’ll surely treasure forever!
Hi guys, a small trip down memory lane today, as I share my previous closet space with you! It has been around ten months since we packed up our old apartment in the centre of Antwerp and moved into the place we’re renovating. While I was looking for some pictures, I bumped into these images of my dressing room. Some of you may have spotted a couple of these on A Beautiful Mess, but they have never appeared on the blog so I thought why not share as I’m gearing up to finally tackle painting my new closet space.
Happy monday, you guys! Here’s what I wore last weekend on a day trip to Brussels. Dieter and I went to the Horta museum and had coffee and dinner in the city on saturday, it felt like a tiny getaway. It was great to finally spend a day together after almost 6 weeks of living & working in the same house, yet somehow never spending quality time together.
Awhile back I went for a drink in one of Belgium’s finest cocktail bars and inquired if they had any sweet gin cocktails. I got a rather cool response that in fact they did not, and that most gin cocktails are either dry or sour. I’d never claim to be a mixologist of any kind, but the 7 different bottles of gin lurking at me from my bar cart don’t lie.
Awhile back I was contacted by the wonderful Julie from Why Not Monday to host a dinner party together. Not just any dinner party, but a Belgetarian dinner party! Carrefour had contacted Julie to cook a lovely meal with local, Belgian products, and she in her turn thought we could maybe host it in my home. As I love entertaining very much, I didn’t hesitate one second and told her I’d love to join in on the fun.