Behind the scenes at Farrow & Ball

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Behind the scenes at Farrow & Ball

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f there’s one thing my inner geek loves it’s a factory visit. So when Farrow & Ball invited me to visit their HQ in Dorset I was super excited! This mini trip to the UK on my own consisted of an afternoon in London, a night in Bournemouth and an exciting day with fellow bloggers from all over the world in Wimborne, the home of Farrow & Ball. The reason for this visit was to celebrate Farrow & Ball’s 70 year anniversary and the launch of their new wallpapers, inspired by the 1940s.
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Vietnam Photo Diary // Hoi An

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Vietnam Photo Diary // Hoi An

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‘ve been holding off on posting my pictures of Vietnam simply because there are just tooooo many. So I’ve decided to spread the content over multiple posts so you guys don’t drown in picture overload and at the same time I’ve published the details and addresses on the Epic Guide. I’m kicking things off with my picture diary of Hoi An. Contrary to popular opinion, this was actually our least favorite stop in Vietnam. We had high expectations because we heard only wonderful things, but I think we were there at an unfortunate time as it was crazy crowded with tourists, up to the point that it became annoying. Nonetheless, there was a lot of visual yummyness going on. See for yourself!

Vietnam Photo Diary // Hoi An

The Robey by Nicolas Schuybroek and Marc Merckx

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The Robey by Nicolas Schuybroek and Marc Merckx

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ver since I spotted the first images in August I’ve been very interested in seeing more of The Robey Hotel, a Chicago based boutique hotel that opens in the fall and was designed by fellow Belgians Nicolas Schuybroek and Marc Merckx. The Robey is situated in a 1929 Art Deco triangular shaped building called  the Northwest Tower, and has been undergoing the transformation from office space to hotel for the past few years.
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10 fun facts about Gilmore Girls

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10 fun facts about Gilmore Girls

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‘ve never really considered myself a huge Gilmore Girls fan, but when Netflix announced a reboot of the show, I started watching the whole series all over again and discovered I had actually seen about 90% of the episodes before.

While I was often annoyed, mostly by Rory’s actions, I got so addicted! Plus the show is such a big deal for women on TV, something I didn’t fully grasp watching it growing up, but I certainly do now. And now that I’ve seen all seven seasons, I’m having some withdrawal symptoms. No better way to fight them than write a nerdy post, right?

5 tips for keeping your flowers fresh

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5 tips for keeping your flowers fresh

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‘ve had a very busy week, including a factory visit at Farrow & Ball, the book launch of a friend, a busy day of styling at Sissy-Boy Ghent and a flower and food workshop at Iittala. It’s been a long time since I had such an inspiring week: meeting new people,  fun with old friends, seeing new things and having the funniest encounters with strangers. I always joke that I love animals more than I love people, but this week the people really took center stage.

5 tips for keeping your flowers fresh

Anyway, I have so much to share from this week, so I’d thought I’d zoom in on the beautiful flower workshop we had at Iittala with Karin from Baltimore and share 5 tips she gave us to get the most out of your flowers.

Around the House #3

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Vanity table makeover in Stiffkey Blue by Farrow & Ball

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i guys! This weekend very much evolved around Farrow & Ball for me. On friday afternoon and saturday I did a mini makeover of my vanity table and on sunday I headed to the UK for a trip to London and Dorset to visit their factory. And to enjoy all the pretty things the UK has to offer, of course. It was an amazing trip, I enjoyed exploring on my own and meeting lovely bloggers from all around the world, I’m still buzzing about it.

Those of you who follow me on social media may have already seen the behind the scenes on Instagram (& Instagram stories), I was so impressed by this efficient tiny factory and I have to say that I definitely grew to love the brand even more, but I will tell you all about that later!

Back to the mini makeover! I’m currently focusing on all things bedroom. I still owe you a post on my DIY bedframe, I’m adding some colour and I’m planning to collaborate with Dutch brand Dille & Kamille for the finishing touches and the full reveal. Today is all about the vanity though, and one of my alltime favorite colours by Farrow & Ball: Stiffkey Blue. God, this is a gorgeous blue. So gorgeous that our green hallway was almost our blue hallway, and I’ve been looking for just the right place to use it in our home. 

Join me at Sissy-Boy Ghent!

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i guys, lovely news! Dutch brand Sissy-Boy is launching 4 new stores in Belgium this year, and one of them is in the beautiful, majestic old post office in Ghent. They’ll be celebrating the opening on the store on saturday 10/09 and you are all very much invited!

And oh yes, I’ll be there too! We’d like to invite you to bring something you’re having difficulties styling to the store (it can be from your home and/or wardrobe). You know, that one top you love yet never seem to wear, or that weird but wonderful deco item you inherited from your grandmother but you don’t know what to do with. You can also bring a photograph or you can just describe it to me, and I’ll help you style it with the beautiful new Sissy-Boy fall collection. Or if you just want me to dress you in their latest fashion or give advice on how to set your table for that dinner you are hosting, that’s great too!

Katrin & Maarten’s Dinosaur & Shark Sanctuary

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Katrin & Maarten's Dinosaur and Shark Sanctuary // Home tour of a quirky, bright loft in Antwerp Belgium

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elcome to the home of Katrin and Maarten. It’s bright and lofty, and they have some pretty weird and wonderful stuff. This place holds countless novels, many dinosaurs and two cats. And like all of the homes I love, it completely reflects its owners’ personalities. Which is actually quite the merit, seeing as Katrin is a creative spirit and Maarten is one of the most rational people you’ll ever meet, but somehow the mix of a hilarious lifestyle journalist and a brilliant finance wizard is a match made in heaven. These two are some of my favorite people in the world and I couldn’t wait to share their house with you. What do you think? Amazing, right?
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Around the House #2

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Around the House #2 // Our new pendant lamp + a tip for installing lamps when you have an old dropped ceiling -via noglitternoglory.com

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hat happens when you give your boyfriend a present you secretly (and not so secretly) want for yourself? Everyone’s happy! I got Dieter a wonderful pendant lamp, and I must say that our dining area has never looked better. Or more finished. 
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