Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Let me introduce you to a friend ...

Mo !
He has a lovely place near my house and the biggest advantage is that, on my way home after work, his business has a little outdoors space in the evening sunshine.
When, just like myself, you are sat indoors all day long, you really need to boost your vitamine K.
Mo has Morrocan origins and that's just great ! He makes THE most wonderful mint tea someone has ever made. Although Mo is a pastry maker, his tea is really good ! I think it's in Morrocan genes to create this perfect 'potion' that's so sweet it feels like a little angel pees on your tongue...:-)

Monday, 26 April 2010

All I seem to do lately

is eat but also watch carefully WHAT I eat. Coconut water apparently seems to be the new hot stuff to drink. Healthy and hydrating, full of vitamins and refreshing !
So once again, I'm doing a post about a healthy eatery, Pitten & Bonen (Grains & Beans) ...
In the 'Wilde Zee' area in Antwerp, just around the corner of Louis, famous for their Balenciaga, Margiela and Rick Owens collections, you will find this sympa eatery famous for using fresh vegs and fruits ...

Wednesday, 21 April 2010


Listen up ! There's a new place in town !
I kindly suggested a store to a friend last week, explaining she had to watch out for that hairsalon were she just needed to pop around the corner ...
Same day, I took the same route to discover the hairdresser that had been there for years vanished and turned itself into a funky eatery ; Cafématic ...
Just look at those pics ; they say more than a 100 words. And their cappuccino is great btw ...

Thursday, 15 April 2010

NO !

Are you guys having as much trouble as I am in saying NO to people ?
Do you come across people that are suffering from a bad case of high self-esteem ?
I know I do.
I'm like a magnet to them...
I've decided to change something about that.
I don't want to be controlled by them ; I'm friggin' 40 for crying out loud, not a spotty just out of her diapers teenager. Don't you start talking in your condescending voice at me ...
(pointing my finger in your direction)....
Now, let's do a little test ; are you always out in giving 'good advice' and are you stunned if your advice isn't gratefully received ?
Do you think you are still single cause people feel threatened by your fabulous beauty/wisdom/succesful career/independence ?
Are you outraged by any criticism ? Do you get annoyed when your partner doesn't put your needs first ? Are you out to kill your boss when he passes you over on a promotion ? What kind of words do your friends use when they describe you ?
well ?
If nothing of the above relates to you, we still can be friends :-)
No seriously, did you guys ever come across this 1 (and hopefully the 1) person that makes you wanna run the moment you see them heading your way ?
Juicy stores can left here, even anonymously !

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Spring is really in the air

When people start to sit on the steps of the museum just across my house means the climat is changing ! First real of Spring ! Yay !
We also enjoy our annual Easter Holiday and boy, did we love the weather today !
Went to the playground near our home, as you can see ; only but smiling faces !

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Crea-me ...

I've been working on my sewing skills ; this is the final result of a shirt a wanted to make for my son Sebastian.
He looks cool, doesn't he ?
Now, I need to make just 1 more cause the fabric I ordered a couple of weeks ago is even more cool than this one ...
Stay tuned ...

PS I still need to finish the hem but was too excited that I finally did it ; self-taught btw :-)

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Long live charity shops !

I just love searching the grounds in charity shops ... they make me feel like a pirate on a treasure hunt. Can I be more thrilled when I find that something special to me ?
I guess not ; what's rubbish for you could be the find of the year for me ...
Here's my latest find ; a flock rabbit, another rabbit in china and a little girl with a basket in porcelain.
The girl is currently covered in 'primer' ; she will get a make-over and will be on display pretty soon ... stay tuned !