16 Nov 2012

What to wear crisis in Brussels



In continuation of what I have posted for the 'Fans of Flanders'...Here I talk about my other blog Street Tailors.

Since I am a street style blogger it is a part of my daily routine to observe how people dress. Even if I don’t have a camera with me (which I usually do) I just can’t stop looking. I must say I get some reactions because of that, but who would like to be gazed at from head to toe? However this is not what I actually wanted to talk about.

While I’m writing this post the sun is shining brightly and it is 15 C degrees outside (pretty good weather for Belgium?!). At this point if you would have a ‘what to wear?’ crisis and look at people through the window, you could never decide what to wear.  I mean this is what I used to do all my life – I would just look through the window and decide what to wear, because people dress accordingly to the weather (at least in my country). Yeah right, in Belgium it would never work!

Today I see people wearing sweaters, t-shirts, fur coats, boots, shorts, sandals, leather jackets….and the list is endless! How could I ever dress accordingly to the weather?

So you just have to take a risk. Whatever you decide to wear it is not going to work, or will work for 5 minutes and after an hour maybe for another five minutes. This is what you have to deal with when you are living in Belgium. Constant change of weather, constant headache of what to wear!

From another point of view you get the absolute freedom to choose from all over your wardrobe!

P.S. Don’t forget to take an umbrella with you!

29 Oct 2012

To Tame The City



Doesn’t matter to which city you move, doesn’t matter if it’s abroad or in your country, it takes time to feel like at home.

In the beginning you have no idea which bus to take to get to the center, where to get your morning coffee, in which park to read your book or from which rooftop you can see the best city view. I must tell it is a bit confusing but most of the time so exciting!

Little by little you get to know the streets, the neighborhood, the people…  You get to know the selling lady in your local boulangerie, the best vegetable market, the best coffee places, the best bars to hang out with your new friends…Little by little you learn how to avoid traffic jams and little presents of the dogs left on the pavement. It starts to be your home with all the pluses and minuses and yet it is like never ending discovery. And that is what I love the most about living in a new city…when you start having this cozy feeling and yet still you learn something new every day. You still get lost in the little streets of the city however the journey becomes much easier!

I love living in my new cityBrussels. I have not tamed it yet, however I hope I will never do…it is so much more exciting this way!


Originally posted on Fans of Flanders

22 Oct 2012

Are you a fan?


Are you?

First of all I wanted to say SORRY!  I have not been around for a while... But I'm back! And I'm ready to annoy you again!

So what the 'face' is 'Fans of Flanders'? It's a new TV program made for the expats in Belgium (like me and you probably)!!!

And I kind of write for their website from time to time.... you can check the website here!

I know I've been a bad girl and haven't shared it with you, but stay tuned and I will let you know what I have wrote already and what will be coming later.

I PROMISE!!!

Kisses to you all!

15 Sep 2012

Brussels Design Market


So last weekend was the weekend for vintage!

Brussels Design Market! I must say I was a little disappointed...because I loved so much the market that happened back in April. But I think the main problem was that simple mortals were allowed to come only on the second day of the fair - that means the most interesting stuff was already bought.

Anyway less whining more talking - there are plenty of design events this month in Brussels. From now on September means not only 'Back to School', but also 'Back to Design'. Check out the schedule on Design September website.

Bisous!

6 Sep 2012

Paris 6 AM


Haven't decided what to do next weekend?

I can tell you! Grab the Megabus (which is super cheap) and go to Paris! It is so ultra amazing to take the bus at 2 o'clock at night and be in Paris before 6 AM....when the city is getting up, when the first cars start running, when the party people are coming back home! If not by this chance, you would never get up that early to see all this beauty!

To see the sun rising over the city and especially the Eiffel tower is something truly amazing!

The weekend starts tomorrow, you still have time! :)

27 Aug 2012

Table For Two

What I love about living in Brussels is the unexpected!

Every single day you can take the same road and find something different on the way. Like the other day I was passing through the Mont des Arts and I noticed a table set up for two with candles and champagne glasses...I guess it was a pleasant surprise for somebody! Soooooo romantic!


7 Aug 2012

Brussels Vintage Market


For those who like Vintage markets or those who have always secretely wanted to visit one I would strongly recommend Brussels Vintage Market! It's organised every first Sunday of the month in a different location. So make sure to check their schedule.

For more information go ahead and check their website!

I can't wait for the next one!

Bisous!

2 Aug 2012

Ginette


Since I'm living in Belgium - tasting the beers became kind of necessity. The other day I came across this organic beer.... what? organic beer? I was suspicious at first too, but after trying I had to admit it's not bad!

OK OK it might be not the most manish drink in the world, but it is definetely suitable for the ladies!

I'm just loving the logo!

20 Jul 2012

Berries


If you live in Brussels or happened to visit it, you have probably been in the famous bars crossroad next to La Bourse.

One of my favorite places there is Le Roi des Belges. Great place, great food, great service and great atmosphere!

And these red currents on the glasses of wine.... true delish!

Le Roi des Belges
35, Rue Jules van Praet, Brussels

27 Jun 2012

In the mood for MJ


I looooooove street dancers, especially when they dance like Michael Jackson. 

One of them. 

Brussels!

20 Jun 2012

City ducks


Place Sainte-Catherine, Brussels

15 Jun 2012

In the window


Have your camera always with you!

13 Jun 2012

from Brussels to Paris


I've been missing Paris lately...

(I took this picture on my last trip to Paris)

It's really cheap to go to Paris from Brussels (50 euros by train back and forth, if you  buy a ticket in advance).
Recentely I've found even a cheaper way - Megabus ~25 euros both ways! Check it on their website.

Bon voyage!

7 Jun 2012

Dinant is Grand


Lovely Dinant!

If you are spending more then few days in Belgium, I would really advise you to visit Dinant!

4 Jun 2012

Le Framboisier Doré




Searching for some home made ice cream in Brussels?

I can not say if Le Framboisier Doré has the best ice cream, but it definitely has the best look! It is charming and a bit creepy at the same time..

Too sad it was really cold and rainy yesterday and eating  ice cream would have meant catching the cold...but I promise that the next sunny day I will make a trip and try it. I bet they are good!

For ones who will search for it  - the address is: Rue du Bailli 35, Bruxelles.

And I know I probably overworked with the photos....but it was asking for kind of old school touch!

Bon appetit!


3 Jun 2012

Jazzy people


I met this charming lady during the the Jazz Marathon in Brussels. I just love her old fashioned glasses! And the whole look is great!

While it is really weird for me to stop people in the streets and ask them to pose...it is a really nice surprise to see, how some people are open to be photographed and accept the offer with a great smile!

Have a nice Sunday everyone!

31 May 2012

Brussels Jazz Marathon


As promised one more photo from the Jazz Marathon.

I really liked the design of the logo and wanted you to check it out too!

29 May 2012

Brussels Jazz // Nu Jazz Project // Angela Ricci




What a weekend!

Brussels Jazz Festival was B E A U T I F U L! So many funky places, so many artists and so many good looking people!

I really loved Nu Jazz Project with a super cute singer Angela Ricci! Check out her video here! I told you she is cute!

More pictures from the festival are coming right up!

23 May 2012

Old fashioned goodness


I just love this logo! So old fashioned, so cool, so extra white! Perfect for a hot almost summer day...and I mean the logo and the beer!

Mua!

20 May 2012

René Magritte



For those who are in Brussels and likes the occasional museum visit, I would recommend the museum of René Magritte. Not too big, not too small...takes perfect amount of time (if you are not wandering around in the other exhibitions)!

I would say it's a wonderful place to make a pause between waffles and beers! 


18 May 2012

Friday weirdness /// Pear Love


I just loooooooooooooooooove pears! And I believe it's a mutual feeling!
Have a lovely Friday everyone!

17 May 2012

Stripes


Adidas stripes forever!

15 May 2012

Hairdo!



And here it goes my obsession of the lovely hairdos!!! 

 

14 May 2012

Boys



Super short jeans shorts for a guy - Brilliant!


10 May 2012

Perfect hair


Do you ever feel like a chicken has just walked over your head? 
No?
I do! No matter how hard I try to make them straight and nice there is always a fuzz on top of my head trying to go out and stare at the world!

And still, here I am... dreaming about the afro haircut... that would never work out with my hair!

7 May 2012

Cupcake (or babycake)


I've been in vintage clothes market this weekend...and what I liked the most is this cupcake!!!

Couldn't even make a decent photo before having a bite!

5 May 2012

Diversity


I really like his black jacket!

2 May 2012

Nice stuff


I feel such a hypocrite when it comes to cosmetics... I really want to support natural cosmetics! However when it comes to buying I just can not resist beautiful packages and good designs!

Dwarf + High heel



I have no idea what it's suppose to mean, but I see this image on every corner in Brussels!

Any thoughts?

30 Apr 2012

Royal Greenhouses of Laeken




I must admit I'm not the biggest lover of flowers and plants, but I've really enjoyed visiting the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken, located on the territory of the Royal family (Brussels). While being there I couldn't stop thinking "is it the place where Royal family usually drinks their tea?". I bet it is! Too bad simple mortals can enjoy it only once a year!