Birds of Paradise

The new exhibition at MoMu, the Antwerp Fashion Museum, is all about feathers and plumes. ‘Birds of Paradise’ shows the versatility of the feather in fashion, with some impressive haute couture pieces as the stars of the exhibition. The first

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Birds of Paradise

The new exhibition at MoMu, the Antwerp Fashion Museum, is all about feathers and plumes. ‘Birds of Paradise’ shows the versatility of the feather in fashion, with some impressive haute couture pieces as the stars of the exhibition. The first

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Aïcha Selects Acne

Meet Aïcha Laenen. This Belgian stylist moved to Paris over four years ago and currently does the styling for Bullett Magazine, with a couple of personal projects on the side. I joined her during Paris Fashion Week for her ‘rendez-vous’

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Aïcha Selects Acne

Meet Aïcha Laenen. This Belgian stylist moved to Paris over four years ago and currently does the styling for Bullett Magazine, with a couple of personal projects on the side. I joined her during Paris Fashion Week for her ‘rendez-vous’

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Esther Perbandt AW14

I met Esther Perbandt a couple of weeks ago in Berlin. The designer has a small store in the center of the German capital where she sells her eponymous brand. I immediately loved her clothes and ended up buying a

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Esther Perbandt AW14

I met Esther Perbandt a couple of weeks ago in Berlin. The designer has a small store in the center of the German capital where she sells her eponymous brand. I immediately loved her clothes and ended up buying a

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Isabelle Baines: the Valentin Reinterpreted

Finally a week back in Belgium, so that means a new post! I love different fields of arts coming together so this event here was right up my alley. Knitwear designer Isabelle Baines and scenographer Bob Verhelst invited 28 artists

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Isabelle Baines: the Valentin Reinterpreted

Finally a week back in Belgium, so that means a new post! I love different fields of arts coming together so this event here was right up my alley. Knitwear designer Isabelle Baines and scenographer Bob Verhelst invited 28 artists

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Magnum 25 Years

I absolutely love chocolate, so you can imagine how I felt when I got my invitation to 25 years of Magnum at the first Belgian edition of Le Salon du Chocolat. This chocolate fair was amazing. It was all things

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Magnum 25 Years

I absolutely love chocolate, so you can imagine how I felt when I got my invitation to 25 years of Magnum at the first Belgian edition of Le Salon du Chocolat. This chocolate fair was amazing. It was all things

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PrimaDonna Show

A PrimaDonna fashion show on a boat: I couldn’t miss that one. The Belgian brand is part of the Van de Velde group, which specializes in high quality lingerie and swimwear for women with bigger cup sizes. I really liked

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PrimaDonna Show

A PrimaDonna fashion show on a boat: I couldn’t miss that one. The Belgian brand is part of the Van de Velde group, which specializes in high quality lingerie and swimwear for women with bigger cup sizes. I really liked

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Dance into the New Year

Happy 2014! With a new year come new resolutions and… a new photo shoot! This time starring yours truly. I teamed up with Cesar Nascimento, who wanted to broaden his photography horizons, stepping away from nude and experimenting with fashion.

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Dance into the New Year

Happy 2014! With a new year come new resolutions and… a new photo shoot! This time starring yours truly. I teamed up with Cesar Nascimento, who wanted to broaden his photography horizons, stepping away from nude and experimenting with fashion.

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Paris Culi: 10 Belles

10 Belles is this super cute coffee bar near Canal Saint-Martin. I had a nice, strong cappuccino on the go. Jonas also took one of their hyper delicious pastries. We didn’t stay inside, but 10 Belles has a couple of

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Paris Culi: 10 Belles

10 Belles is this super cute coffee bar near Canal Saint-Martin. I had a nice, strong cappuccino on the go. Jonas also took one of their hyper delicious pastries. We didn’t stay inside, but 10 Belles has a couple of

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Paris Culi: La Chambre aux Oiseaux

La Chambre aux Oiseaux is a great place to lunch if you happen to be near the 19th arrondissement or Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. The interior is super cosy: granny-chic is the best term to describe it, I think. We

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Paris Culi: La Chambre aux Oiseaux

La Chambre aux Oiseaux is a great place to lunch if you happen to be near the 19th arrondissement or Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. The interior is super cosy: granny-chic is the best term to describe it, I think. We

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Paris Culi: Ladurée

My visit at Ladurée was definitely a culinary highlight in my life. My boyfriend Jonas took me to the main Ladurée salon on the Champs Elysées as part of my birthday gift. (The other part was a show at Lido!!!)

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Paris Culi: Ladurée

My visit at Ladurée was definitely a culinary highlight in my life. My boyfriend Jonas took me to the main Ladurée salon on the Champs Elysées as part of my birthday gift. (The other part was a show at Lido!!!)

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Paris Culi: Le Loir dans la Théière

Le Loir dans la Théière has my favourite lemon meringue in the entire world. It is just scandalously delicious… and big. Their quiches are exquisite as well, and their hot chocolate too. Basically, everything that you put in your mouth

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Paris Culi: Le Loir dans la Théière

Le Loir dans la Théière has my favourite lemon meringue in the entire world. It is just scandalously delicious… and big. Their quiches are exquisite as well, and their hot chocolate too. Basically, everything that you put in your mouth

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Paris Culi: Rose Bakery

Rose Bakery near Montmartre was the last place where we ate in Paris. Since having to choose would be cruel to ourselves, we decided to try a selection of five different cakes. Green tea cake, pecan pie, gluten-free chocolate cake,

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Paris Culi: Rose Bakery

Rose Bakery near Montmartre was the last place where we ate in Paris. Since having to choose would be cruel to ourselves, we decided to try a selection of five different cakes. Green tea cake, pecan pie, gluten-free chocolate cake,

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C&A 2.0

C&A invited me for the brand’s new shopping concept in the heart of Paris. I have to admit that if you’d asked me my top 10 of shops, C&A wouldn’t be in the list. Still, I was triggered and curious.

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C&A 2.0

C&A invited me for the brand’s new shopping concept in the heart of Paris. I have to admit that if you’d asked me my top 10 of shops, C&A wouldn’t be in the list. Still, I was triggered and curious.

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Gita’s Top 10: SS14 Press Days

Strutter View has a guest! Meet my girl Gita Van Goethem. She’s a great pal, but also especially a girl with a daring and great sense of style, a sharp pen and a curiosity for public relations. In short, she

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Gita’s Top 10: SS14 Press Days

Strutter View has a guest! Meet my girl Gita Van Goethem. She’s a great pal, but also especially a girl with a daring and great sense of style, a sharp pen and a curiosity for public relations. In short, she

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Vincent’s Top 10: Press Days SS14

This edition of the Antwerp Press Days was extra fun, because I had the lovely company and wonderful support of my friend Gita who made her Top 10 selection of the SS14 women’s collections. That gave me the freedom to

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Vincent’s Top 10: Press Days SS14

This edition of the Antwerp Press Days was extra fun, because I had the lovely company and wonderful support of my friend Gita who made her Top 10 selection of the SS14 women’s collections. That gave me the freedom to

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The Creation of an It Girl

Meet Karlien. Calling her a handbag collector would be like saying Andy Warhol was just a painter. She is a bag-aholic, as she calls it herself, who knows where to find the best vintage pieces, how to distinguish the real

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The Creation of an It Girl

Meet Karlien. Calling her a handbag collector would be like saying Andy Warhol was just a painter. She is a bag-aholic, as she calls it herself, who knows where to find the best vintage pieces, how to distinguish the real

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Home Autour du Monde

I’ve discovered a hidden pearl for interior accessories and small furniture: Home Autour du Monde at the Bensimon shop in Brussels (not to be confused with Maison du Monde). I only knew Bensimon before from the typical colourful shoes, but

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Home Autour du Monde

I’ve discovered a hidden pearl for interior accessories and small furniture: Home Autour du Monde at the Bensimon shop in Brussels (not to be confused with Maison du Monde). I only knew Bensimon before from the typical colourful shoes, but

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Casa Bacardi

You don’t get a key with a bat in 3D every day, so you can imagine how curious I was when I received the invitation for Casa Bacardi. The pop up bar is located in the majestic art deco Maison

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Casa Bacardi

You don’t get a key with a bat in 3D every day, so you can imagine how curious I was when I received the invitation for Casa Bacardi. The pop up bar is located in the majestic art deco Maison

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HAY Flagship Store

My friend Maxime Heirbaut (and boyfriend of Strutter View’s Britt Valkenborghs) opened the HAY Flagship Store in Antwerp last week. I’m an interior design addict, especially if it’s Scandinavian, so I had to go. HAY is all about cozy minimalism:

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HAY Flagship Store

My friend Maxime Heirbaut (and boyfriend of Strutter View’s Britt Valkenborghs) opened the HAY Flagship Store in Antwerp last week. I’m an interior design addict, especially if it’s Scandinavian, so I had to go. HAY is all about cozy minimalism:

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Aperos Bordeaux

If you think Bordeaux wines are boring, think again. My former classmate Jens invited me to the last edition of Aperos Bordeaux at Bar Bounce to have a tasting of cocktails based on the wines of that region. Every type

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Aperos Bordeaux

If you think Bordeaux wines are boring, think again. My former classmate Jens invited me to the last edition of Aperos Bordeaux at Bar Bounce to have a tasting of cocktails based on the wines of that region. Every type

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LFW: Conchita Perez SS14

The big surprise of London Fashion Week: Conchita Perez. The name may sound like a brand for colourful cocktail dresses and mermaid gowns, but then you’re in for a fashion shock. Conchita Perez sent dramatic high end cyborg-ish models on

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LFW: Conchita Perez SS14

The big surprise of London Fashion Week: Conchita Perez. The name may sound like a brand for colourful cocktail dresses and mermaid gowns, but then you’re in for a fashion shock. Conchita Perez sent dramatic high end cyborg-ish models on

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LFW: Somerset House

Somerset House: the epicenter of London Fashion Week. Thanks to the invite by Katrien Van Hecke (watch the video report about her SS14 collection) I could go to all the showrooms and I even ended up on a 3rd row

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LFW: Somerset House

Somerset House: the epicenter of London Fashion Week. Thanks to the invite by Katrien Van Hecke (watch the video report about her SS14 collection) I could go to all the showrooms and I even ended up on a 3rd row

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LFW: Katrien Van Hecke SS14

Belgian designer Katrien Van Hecke invited me to discover her Spring/Summer 2014 collection during London Fashion Week and since I had already planned to go there, I gladly accepted. She is one of the more successful stories of the KASK

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LFW: Katrien Van Hecke SS14

Belgian designer Katrien Van Hecke invited me to discover her Spring/Summer 2014 collection during London Fashion Week and since I had already planned to go there, I gladly accepted. She is one of the more successful stories of the KASK

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From Instagram to Print

I kind of broke with a tradition this summer: usually I buy a disposable camera to eternalize my most precious holiday moments, but this year I chose something else. The Instagram photo booklets from Hema are a great and super

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From Instagram to Print

I kind of broke with a tradition this summer: usually I buy a disposable camera to eternalize my most precious holiday moments, but this year I chose something else. The Instagram photo booklets from Hema are a great and super

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Fine for the Festivals

Himalaya 29°n – 81°e, it’s for sure not the easiest name, but the new universal balm by Cîme became my festival buddy at Rock Werchter… and of my friends! This first aid cream helped a lot for the typical little

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Fine for the Festivals

Himalaya 29°n – 81°e, it’s for sure not the easiest name, but the new universal balm by Cîme became my festival buddy at Rock Werchter… and of my friends! This first aid cream helped a lot for the typical little

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Studio Collect

My friend Magaly Hermans has started a collabortion with fellow young jewelry designers Hermien Cassiers, Saskia Govaerts and Hannah Van Lith at Borgerhout, Antwerp. The name of their collective: Studio Collect. Together these ladies have created a collection of contemporary

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Studio Collect

My friend Magaly Hermans has started a collabortion with fellow young jewelry designers Hermien Cassiers, Saskia Govaerts and Hannah Van Lith at Borgerhout, Antwerp. The name of their collective: Studio Collect. Together these ladies have created a collection of contemporary

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Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Vincent

Wow! Time flies! It’s been exactly two years since we launched Strutter View and I guess I can speak for the three of us when I say we didn’t expect to get so much feedback and meet so many wonderful

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Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Vincent

Wow! Time flies! It’s been exactly two years since we launched Strutter View and I guess I can speak for the three of us when I say we didn’t expect to get so much feedback and meet so many wonderful

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Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Julie

Time flies when you are having fun. This is probably the best expression to describe how I’ve felt about the past two years. I would like to start and thank everybody for believing in our blog. Strutter View started as

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Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Julie

Time flies when you are having fun. This is probably the best expression to describe how I’ve felt about the past two years. I would like to start and thank everybody for believing in our blog. Strutter View started as

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Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Britt

Happy Birthday Strutter View! Today marks the 2nd anniversary of our beautiful brainchild. What started out as three friends having fun had turned into a real part of our lives and identity. I think I can safely say for all

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Happy Birthday Strutter View! by Britt

Happy Birthday Strutter View! Today marks the 2nd anniversary of our beautiful brainchild. What started out as three friends having fun had turned into a real part of our lives and identity. I think I can safely say for all

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Seven Rooms

Seven Rooms is a concept store (where have we heard that term again?) in one of the coolest retail spaces in Antwerp. It was formerly the place of the ‘Walter Store’ of Walter Van Beirendonck. Now it’s a clothes, accessories

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Seven Rooms

Seven Rooms is a concept store (where have we heard that term again?) in one of the coolest retail spaces in Antwerp. It was formerly the place of the ‘Walter Store’ of Walter Van Beirendonck. Now it’s a clothes, accessories

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Pure Belgian & Beautiful

A new generation of Belgian designers is emerging. They are fighting against big brands to get a place in your closet and most importantly on your body. Meet Krjst, Joanne Vanden Avenne, Filles à Papa and Marc Philippe Coudeyre. The

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Pure Belgian & Beautiful

A new generation of Belgian designers is emerging. They are fighting against big brands to get a place in your closet and most importantly on your body. Meet Krjst, Joanne Vanden Avenne, Filles à Papa and Marc Philippe Coudeyre. The

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Time for a new haircut

All you girls will understand this; going to the hairdresser is always a bit scary. The last time I cut my hair was in august 2012. Yes, almost a year ago. When Michel Sas – personal hairdresser – heard this

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Time for a new haircut

All you girls will understand this; going to the hairdresser is always a bit scary. The last time I cut my hair was in august 2012. Yes, almost a year ago. When Michel Sas – personal hairdresser – heard this

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A talk with MS MR

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to meet vocalist Lizzy Plapinger and producer Max Hershenow from the pop band MS MR. They will release their new album Second Rapture this week and I absolutely love it. So press

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A talk with MS MR

A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to meet vocalist Lizzy Plapinger and producer Max Hershenow from the pop band MS MR. They will release their new album Second Rapture this week and I absolutely love it. So press

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O Mensch by Nono C.

Antwerp’s got a new contemporary dance company: Nono C. I was lucky to be able to attend their premiere of ‘O Mensch’ at Kievitsnest. The venue is a former church that was turned into a local cultural center. The match

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O Mensch by Nono C.

Antwerp’s got a new contemporary dance company: Nono C. I was lucky to be able to attend their premiere of ‘O Mensch’ at Kievitsnest. The venue is a former church that was turned into a local cultural center. The match

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What’s for dinner?

Do you need some inspiration for a quick dinner/lunch? Last weekend I tried a very easy puff pastry pie recipe with zucchini and rucola. What do you need? – 50gr Rucola – 30gr mozzarella – puff pastry – one egg

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What’s for dinner?

Do you need some inspiration for a quick dinner/lunch? Last weekend I tried a very easy puff pastry pie recipe with zucchini and rucola. What do you need? – 50gr Rucola – 30gr mozzarella – puff pastry – one egg

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Thursday Dinners

During the fall of 2012, we discovered Thursday Dinners, a food blog founded by the lovely Louise. Actually Thursday Dinners is so much more than just a food blog. There’s more to the story than just delicious recipes. Basically the

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Thursday Dinners

During the fall of 2012, we discovered Thursday Dinners, a food blog founded by the lovely Louise. Actually Thursday Dinners is so much more than just a food blog. There’s more to the story than just delicious recipes. Basically the

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Jean Paul Gaultier Expo

I went to the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition during my 2 days in Rotterdam and, to say it in a nutshell, I was amazed. Though JPG hates the term, it’s a retrospective exhibition with a different aspect of his universe in

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Jean Paul Gaultier Expo

I went to the Jean-Paul Gaultier exhibition during my 2 days in Rotterdam and, to say it in a nutshell, I was amazed. Though JPG hates the term, it’s a retrospective exhibition with a different aspect of his universe in

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Beauty at Hema BXL

This time pictures really do speak louder than words, because a renewed Hema store opened its doors a couple of weeks ago. This store was inspired by the Hema beauty stores in The Netherlands, since there’s a beauty ‘shop-in-shop’ in

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Beauty at Hema BXL

This time pictures really do speak louder than words, because a renewed Hema store opened its doors a couple of weeks ago. This store was inspired by the Hema beauty stores in The Netherlands, since there’s a beauty ‘shop-in-shop’ in

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Rotterdam: Holland’s Hidden Pearl

What a city! Rotterdam took my heart by surprise. In just 75 minutes from Antwerp I was there with Eurolines (€20 back and forth). The reason for my Roffa trip was the invitation of my friend Lindsey to stay in

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Rotterdam: Holland’s Hidden Pearl

What a city! Rotterdam took my heart by surprise. In just 75 minutes from Antwerp I was there with Eurolines (€20 back and forth). The reason for my Roffa trip was the invitation of my friend Lindsey to stay in

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Wolf. by Sofie Claes

Since the first time I saw the work of Sofie Claes it immediately appealed to me. Wolf. by Sofie Claes is a brand with subtle yet beautiful hues, tones and shades. The lines and drapings of the silhouettes are clean

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Wolf. by Sofie Claes

Since the first time I saw the work of Sofie Claes it immediately appealed to me. Wolf. by Sofie Claes is a brand with subtle yet beautiful hues, tones and shades. The lines and drapings of the silhouettes are clean

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The Big You 3

It has been a while, but recently we went to an event with all three of us again, and not just any event: The Big You 2013. It was one big fun experience with all kinds of workshops, organized by

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The Big You 3

It has been a while, but recently we went to an event with all three of us again, and not just any event: The Big You 2013. It was one big fun experience with all kinds of workshops, organized by

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Music worth sharing

With a new season comes a new music mood -or so it is with me anyway, and because I’ve got some new songs on my most played list recently I thought I’d share them with you all. First I’d like

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Music worth sharing

With a new season comes a new music mood -or so it is with me anyway, and because I’ve got some new songs on my most played list recently I thought I’d share them with you all. First I’d like

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JILI Bubble Tea

Bubble tea: such a cute drink it’s no wonder it comes from Asia. I already mentioned the beverage briefly in my post about Japan Expo but this time I want to introduce you to THE bubble tea bar of Antwerp:

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JILI Bubble Tea

Bubble tea: such a cute drink it’s no wonder it comes from Asia. I already mentioned the beverage briefly in my post about Japan Expo but this time I want to introduce you to THE bubble tea bar of Antwerp:

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CONTEST : Hema will keep you warm

Did your grandma give you yet another horrible scarf last holidays? Or did you fall for the typical trap during sales? (“Oh, so much discount on that scarf. I’ll buy it though it’s not exactly my taste”) Basically you’re in

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CONTEST : Hema will keep you warm

Did your grandma give you yet another horrible scarf last holidays? Or did you fall for the typical trap during sales? (“Oh, so much discount on that scarf. I’ll buy it though it’s not exactly my taste”) Basically you’re in

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Coffee Crazy

Coffee is not just a beverage, it’s a cup of liquid deliciousness. That’s why we shouldn’t be too easily satisfied with our daily cup. Life’s too short to drink bad coffee, right? Just before I started studying for my exams,

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Coffee Crazy

Coffee is not just a beverage, it’s a cup of liquid deliciousness. That’s why we shouldn’t be too easily satisfied with our daily cup. Life’s too short to drink bad coffee, right? Just before I started studying for my exams,

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FAP Calendar Project

Filles à Papa must be one of my favourite upcoming Belgian brands. Most of that is due to its strong visual identity: rock’n’roll glam for sensual and strong young women. Founders Carol ans Sarah Piron have now taken that concept

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FAP Calendar Project

Filles à Papa must be one of my favourite upcoming Belgian brands. Most of that is due to its strong visual identity: rock’n’roll glam for sensual and strong young women. Founders Carol ans Sarah Piron have now taken that concept

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An acoustic session with Kodaline

Last monday I had the opportunity to meet Kodaline at the headquarters of Sony Music Belgium. I discovered Kodaline thanks to Leila from Smosblog. She showed me the video of the beautiful song “All I want”  and I was immediately hooked. I

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An acoustic session with Kodaline

Last monday I had the opportunity to meet Kodaline at the headquarters of Sony Music Belgium. I discovered Kodaline thanks to Leila from Smosblog. She showed me the video of the beautiful song “All I want”  and I was immediately hooked. I

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Paris: Friendship, Love & Fashion

Oh, Paris: always a pleasure. My excuse to jump on the Thalys this time was ASVOFF5. A Shaded View On Fashion Film is a short film festival completely dedicated to fashion, beauty and style, organized in Centre Pompidou by Diane

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Paris: Friendship, Love & Fashion

Oh, Paris: always a pleasure. My excuse to jump on the Thalys this time was ASVOFF5. A Shaded View On Fashion Film is a short film festival completely dedicated to fashion, beauty and style, organized in Centre Pompidou by Diane

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Lunch at Balls & Glory

Happy New Year! How did you celebrate it? Do you have a long list of resolutions for 2013 ? Well I have something you might want to put on your 2013 to-do list. Chef Wim Ballieu is known in Flanders for his

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Lunch at Balls & Glory

Happy New Year! How did you celebrate it? Do you have a long list of resolutions for 2013 ? Well I have something you might want to put on your 2013 to-do list. Chef Wim Ballieu is known in Flanders for his

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Café Costume: renewed Antwerp store

Men in suits. I think these three simple words are the beginning of many a daydream. Only, at Café Costume these dreams can become reality. We already got a taste of what the tailoring company is all about during their

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Café Costume: renewed Antwerp store

Men in suits. I think these three simple words are the beginning of many a daydream. Only, at Café Costume these dreams can become reality. We already got a taste of what the tailoring company is all about during their

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My Analogue Summer 2012

The weather in Belgium is so cold and quite depressing right now, I think the best antidote is to look at your pictures of last summer. As every year, I bought two disposable cameras and registered some of my favourite

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My Analogue Summer 2012

The weather in Belgium is so cold and quite depressing right now, I think the best antidote is to look at your pictures of last summer. As every year, I bought two disposable cameras and registered some of my favourite

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Holiday Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year again, Christmas is around the corner and this is probably the point where everyone is freaking out about choosing the right (last-minute) gifts for the loved ones. Well in that case, we’ve

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Holiday Giveaway

Hi everyone! It’s that time of the year again, Christmas is around the corner and this is probably the point where everyone is freaking out about choosing the right (last-minute) gifts for the loved ones. Well in that case, we’ve

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Urbanears Plattan Tweed Edition

Meet my favourite accessory of 2012: the Urbanears Plattan Tweed Edition. These headphones are simply genious. They look awesome, are collapsible and the sound quality is phenomenal. But wait! There is more: First of all I’m a total sucker for

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Urbanears Plattan Tweed Edition

Meet my favourite accessory of 2012: the Urbanears Plattan Tweed Edition. These headphones are simply genious. They look awesome, are collapsible and the sound quality is phenomenal. But wait! There is more: First of all I’m a total sucker for

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Cîme: Resisting Danish Air

I took some products of the new Belgian beauty brand Cîme back to where they come from: nature. Ok, Danish river banks are not really the Himalayan hights, but it’s a start. A couple of weeks ago I had a

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Cîme: Resisting Danish Air

I took some products of the new Belgian beauty brand Cîme back to where they come from: nature. Ok, Danish river banks are not really the Himalayan hights, but it’s a start. A couple of weeks ago I had a

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SS13 Musthaves!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Yeah. People who know me well are probable already annoyed by the

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SS13 Musthaves!

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. Yeah. People who know me well are probable already annoyed by the

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Berlin calling

It’s already been more than two weeks since Lionel and I were in Berlin. We booked this trip on our way back from Sweden. It’s fair to say that we’ve both been bitten by the wanderlust bug. To be honest,

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Berlin calling

It’s already been more than two weeks since Lionel and I were in Berlin. We booked this trip on our way back from Sweden. It’s fair to say that we’ve both been bitten by the wanderlust bug. To be honest,

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Second Hand Second Life 2012

Just like last year, we were invited to Second Hand Second Life. The annual charity fashion show of Les Petits Riens/Spullenhulp invites Belgian designers to create a micro collection that can be put up for auction. The participating fashion designers

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Second Hand Second Life 2012

Just like last year, we were invited to Second Hand Second Life. The annual charity fashion show of Les Petits Riens/Spullenhulp invites Belgian designers to create a micro collection that can be put up for auction. The participating fashion designers

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Berlin Coffee Society

During my stay in Berlin I had the opportunity to have a cup of delicious slow coffee with Ralf. The owner of the coffee bar No Fire, No Glory and one of the brains behind Berlin Coffee Society. Some of

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Berlin Coffee Society

During my stay in Berlin I had the opportunity to have a cup of delicious slow coffee with Ralf. The owner of the coffee bar No Fire, No Glory and one of the brains behind Berlin Coffee Society. Some of

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Protection for Paris

As promised, I present you – completely in the “Dude, you better take care of yourself” spirit of Movember – the first of some skin care products I’m testing. I took the Weleda Intensive Cream for Men with me for

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Protection for Paris

As promised, I present you – completely in the “Dude, you better take care of yourself” spirit of Movember – the first of some skin care products I’m testing. I took the Weleda Intensive Cream for Men with me for

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Sumo & Pure’s SS13

Brussels is promising. That’s what I learned during the press days of the PR agencies Sumo and Pure. Besides the obvious amount of whites and pastels, I discovered some other – dare I use the word? – trends amongst their

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Sumo & Pure’s SS13

Brussels is promising. That’s what I learned during the press days of the PR agencies Sumo and Pure. Besides the obvious amount of whites and pastels, I discovered some other – dare I use the word? – trends amongst their

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Mix & Match your own Fatboy Baboesjka

So last week I told you all about my trip to Dutch Design Week. But there’s one thing I still have to talk to you guys about: the Fatboy Baboesjka. You probably know Fatboy from their famous bean bags and/or

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Mix & Match your own Fatboy Baboesjka

So last week I told you all about my trip to Dutch Design Week. But there’s one thing I still have to talk to you guys about: the Fatboy Baboesjka. You probably know Fatboy from their famous bean bags and/or

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Stockholm Coffee : Aeropress bar & V60

Of course I couldn’t visit Stockholm without checking out some coffee bars. I didn’t have the time to visit them all. I’d probably go in a caffeine coma, but there were two places that I really liked. They are both

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Stockholm Coffee : Aeropress bar & V60

Of course I couldn’t visit Stockholm without checking out some coffee bars. I didn’t have the time to visit them all. I’d probably go in a caffeine coma, but there were two places that I really liked. They are both

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Japan Expo

I’m a sucker for Japan. The food, the language, the ancient culture and the one of today… I am so intrigued by it. So when I read there would be a huge Japan Expo in Brussels, I had no other

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Japan Expo

I’m a sucker for Japan. The food, the language, the ancient culture and the one of today… I am so intrigued by it. So when I read there would be a huge Japan Expo in Brussels, I had no other

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From Denmark to Sweden

Since we are so close to Sweden, my travel buddy and I decided to visit this famous country. Students don’t have an endless budget to travel so that is why I had to put my planning skills to the test.

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From Denmark to Sweden

Since we are so close to Sweden, my travel buddy and I decided to visit this famous country. Students don’t have an endless budget to travel so that is why I had to put my planning skills to the test.

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1 Day in Venice

I can be quite impulsive from time to time. This time my impulsive act was to treat my boyfriend to a trip to Venice without him knowing. Well, in the end he found out anyway, but that didn’t ruin the

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1 Day in Venice

I can be quite impulsive from time to time. This time my impulsive act was to treat my boyfriend to a trip to Venice without him knowing. Well, in the end he found out anyway, but that didn’t ruin the

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Dutch Design Week ’12

Hey everyone, how was your weekend? A few weeks ago, I spent my weekend at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, and boy it was so worth it. I wish I’ve had more time to enjoy the event though, because

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Dutch Design Week ’12

Hey everyone, how was your weekend? A few weeks ago, I spent my weekend at the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, and boy it was so worth it. I wish I’ve had more time to enjoy the event though, because

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What’s for dinner CPH?

It’s Friday night so let’s go out for dinner. These are the places I went for dinner in Copenhagen. Asian vs Italian. I saw this place on my way to the Yelp friday bar. I really liked their branding so

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What’s for dinner CPH?

It’s Friday night so let’s go out for dinner. These are the places I went for dinner in Copenhagen. Asian vs Italian. I saw this place on my way to the Yelp friday bar. I really liked their branding so

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Movember: Shave Off

Fighting prostate cancer by growing a moustache: it sounds funny, but it’s pure reality. Strutter View is joining Movember, the worldwide charity event focusing on prostate cancer research and awareness. Vincent will be decorating his face with a moustache throughout

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Movember: Shave Off

Fighting prostate cancer by growing a moustache: it sounds funny, but it’s pure reality. Strutter View is joining Movember, the worldwide charity event focusing on prostate cancer research and awareness. Vincent will be decorating his face with a moustache throughout

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Lunchtime in CPH

It’s almost noon so time to find a great place to have lunch. If you are in Copenhagen at the moment, I have some good news for you. Here are my lunch tips from my trip to this great city.

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Lunchtime in CPH

It’s almost noon so time to find a great place to have lunch. If you are in Copenhagen at the moment, I have some good news for you. Here are my lunch tips from my trip to this great city.

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CPH Coffee tour

The first thing I did before going to Copenhagen was to look up the best coffee spots on Yelp. It’s fair to say that I’m a coffee fan. I didn’t have the time to visit all of them but here are

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CPH Coffee tour

The first thing I did before going to Copenhagen was to look up the best coffee spots on Yelp. It’s fair to say that I’m a coffee fan. I didn’t have the time to visit all of them but here are

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Interieur 2012: new talent

My friend and jewellery designer Jonathan Hens was invited for Ventura Interieur at the Interieur 2012 design fair in Kortrijk so I payed him a visit. He got the honour to have the first stand near the entrance. I specifically

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Interieur 2012: new talent

My friend and jewellery designer Jonathan Hens was invited for Ventura Interieur at the Interieur 2012 design fair in Kortrijk so I payed him a visit. He got the honour to have the first stand near the entrance. I specifically

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Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends

With my 2 friends having all kinds of awesome foreign adventures these last weeks, it seems like Strutter View is kinda turning into a travel blog right now. Sooooooo I thought it was about time for some beauty ramblings about

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Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends

With my 2 friends having all kinds of awesome foreign adventures these last weeks, it seems like Strutter View is kinda turning into a travel blog right now. Sooooooo I thought it was about time for some beauty ramblings about

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Yelp CPH

Last weekend I was in the lovely capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. During my first day there I had the opportunity to get a personal tour of the city by Emilie, she is the community manager of Yelp CPH. She showed

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Yelp CPH

Last weekend I was in the lovely capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. During my first day there I had the opportunity to get a personal tour of the city by Emilie, she is the community manager of Yelp CPH. She showed

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Food in Rio: my top 3

My taste buds were in for a treat in Brazil. The local kitchen is simply delicious, especially because of the super fresh ingredients and the rich flavours. Here is my top 3 of favourite places to eat in and around

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Food in Rio: my top 3

My taste buds were in for a treat in Brazil. The local kitchen is simply delicious, especially because of the super fresh ingredients and the rich flavours. Here is my top 3 of favourite places to eat in and around

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A Dog Double Dare in Ipanema

Warning: there is nothing serious about this post! My CouchSurfing host Chico Morais double dared me to walk his dog Peludinho through the super fancy neighbourhood Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro) in monkey pyjamas and buy brunch. I’m always in for

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A Dog Double Dare in Ipanema

Warning: there is nothing serious about this post! My CouchSurfing host Chico Morais double dared me to walk his dog Peludinho through the super fancy neighbourhood Ipanema (Rio de Janeiro) in monkey pyjamas and buy brunch. I’m always in for

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Vila Madalena

Meet my type of hood: Vila Madalena. It’s already been called ‘the Brooklyn of São Paulo’: street art, galleries, vintage shops, artsy bars and restaurants – you name it, they have it. I only had a limited amount of time

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Vila Madalena

Meet my type of hood: Vila Madalena. It’s already been called ‘the Brooklyn of São Paulo’: street art, galleries, vintage shops, artsy bars and restaurants – you name it, they have it. I only had a limited amount of time

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Nature & the City

Rio de Janeiro is surprisingly the greenest city I’ve ever visited. It’s squeezed between mountains with lushious vegetation and bays with roaring waves. Even in the middle of the city you’ll find trees and plants everywhere. It’s one of Rio’s

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Nature & the City

Rio de Janeiro is surprisingly the greenest city I’ve ever visited. It’s squeezed between mountains with lushious vegetation and bays with roaring waves. Even in the middle of the city you’ll find trees and plants everywhere. It’s one of Rio’s

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Salvador: from Acarajé to Yemanjá

Oh, Salvador. What a great city! To me it felt like the most non-European city of my trip, if you know what I mean. With my pale skin and my – according to Brazilian standards – ‘blonde’ hair I was

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Salvador: from Acarajé to Yemanjá

Oh, Salvador. What a great city! To me it felt like the most non-European city of my trip, if you know what I mean. With my pale skin and my – according to Brazilian standards – ‘blonde’ hair I was

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Where the two seas meet

Last friday my classmate Lionel and I travelled 110km to see Skagen. We had to leave early in the morning to take the bus to Fredrikshavn so we could catch our train to the top of Denmark. It took us

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Where the two seas meet

Last friday my classmate Lionel and I travelled 110km to see Skagen. We had to leave early in the morning to take the bus to Fredrikshavn so we could catch our train to the top of Denmark. It took us

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The Antwerp Stock Sales

The stock sales of Antwerp: gotta love’m. It’s the main reason why I’m not completely broke yet. During the last stock sales I couldn’t resist buying this statement coat of Tim Van Steenbergen. The shirt is a vintage Raf Simons

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The Antwerp Stock Sales

The stock sales of Antwerp: gotta love’m. It’s the main reason why I’m not completely broke yet. During the last stock sales I couldn’t resist buying this statement coat of Tim Van Steenbergen. The shirt is a vintage Raf Simons

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The Søren Interview: 1 Year Matterhorn

This Friday is one of this year’s parties I look the most forward to: the first anniversary of Matterhorn. For the occasion I decided to talk to one of the girls of Søren, DJs and co-founders of the party concept.

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The Søren Interview: 1 Year Matterhorn

This Friday is one of this year’s parties I look the most forward to: the first anniversary of Matterhorn. For the occasion I decided to talk to one of the girls of Søren, DJs and co-founders of the party concept.

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Sewing with Ikea

YES! I can finally sew! Well, reality obliges me to be a little more modest, so let’s say I know how to do the most basic things with a sewing machine. Still, I’m very proud of what I learned at

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Sewing with Ikea

YES! I can finally sew! Well, reality obliges me to be a little more modest, so let’s say I know how to do the most basic things with a sewing machine. Still, I’m very proud of what I learned at

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Welcome to the zoo

Last last couple of days we had quite nice weather in Aalborg. This the reason why we decided to visit the zoo. It seemed as if Alexandra, Lionel and I were the only people there. Visiting the zoo always makes

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Welcome to the zoo

Last last couple of days we had quite nice weather in Aalborg. This the reason why we decided to visit the zoo. It seemed as if Alexandra, Lionel and I were the only people there. Visiting the zoo always makes

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The new and improved: Garde-robe Nationale

Good news if you enjoy a good Antwerp shopping spree from time to time, because our beloved womenswear boutique ‘Garde-robe Nationale’ has opened its doors again! Garde-robe Nationale is a respected store between the inhabitants of Antwerp (and far beyond)

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The new and improved: Garde-robe Nationale

Good news if you enjoy a good Antwerp shopping spree from time to time, because our beloved womenswear boutique ‘Garde-robe Nationale’ has opened its doors again! Garde-robe Nationale is a respected store between the inhabitants of Antwerp (and far beyond)

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Café Costume x The Broken Circle Breakdown

Real gentlemen: they’re rare but we found them at a vernissage in the Café Costume boutique in Ghent. Ghent’s gents are a species of their own. Even in a smart suit they never lose their stylish nonchalance. The reason for

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Café Costume x The Broken Circle Breakdown

Real gentlemen: they’re rare but we found them at a vernissage in the Café Costume boutique in Ghent. Ghent’s gents are a species of their own. Even in a smart suit they never lose their stylish nonchalance. The reason for

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Rainbow Panorama & Bambi in Aarhus

Visiting other cities is part of a great erasmus experience. That is why we went to Aarhus for one day. I can’t express how lucky we were with the weather. Normally it’s kinda gray. My first impression of this city

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Rainbow Panorama & Bambi in Aarhus

Visiting other cities is part of a great erasmus experience. That is why we went to Aarhus for one day. I can’t express how lucky we were with the weather. Normally it’s kinda gray. My first impression of this city

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Brazil: Big City Life

Oh, Brazil… I have to admit I like the country even more than I expected I would. I’ve never seen such impressive views and cityscapes in whole of Europe. Everything is bigger and although it’s hard to tell exactly why,

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Brazil: Big City Life

Oh, Brazil… I have to admit I like the country even more than I expected I would. I’ve never seen such impressive views and cityscapes in whole of Europe. Everything is bigger and although it’s hard to tell exactly why,

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Welcome to my crib

So I invited MTV Cribs but they didn’t want to come. Sorry you guys, photos will have to do. Haha. Almost a month ago I moved to Aalborg. A cute city in the north of Denmark. I’m currently living in

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Welcome to my crib

So I invited MTV Cribs but they didn’t want to come. Sorry you guys, photos will have to do. Haha. Almost a month ago I moved to Aalborg. A cute city in the north of Denmark. I’m currently living in

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AFN: the Strutter View Route

Finally! Antwerp Fashion Night has started! We were really looking forward to this, especially because we were already asked to participate a couple of months ago. Antwerp Fashion Night has its own magazine, which you can find today all around

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AFN: the Strutter View Route

Finally! Antwerp Fashion Night has started! We were really looking forward to this, especially because we were already asked to participate a couple of months ago. Antwerp Fashion Night has its own magazine, which you can find today all around

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Rio: Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

Yes! My first Vogue event! Vogue Brasil organized its first edition of Fashion’s Night Out in Rio de Janeiro and since I was on my trip to Brazil, I simply had to go. My incredible CouchSurfing host Chico was the

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Rio: Vogue Fashion’s Night Out

Yes! My first Vogue event! Vogue Brasil organized its first edition of Fashion’s Night Out in Rio de Janeiro and since I was on my trip to Brazil, I simply had to go. My incredible CouchSurfing host Chico was the

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Tex-Mex Fest at Farine’s Food

Jello shots: check, nacho’s … check, Patron Coffee liqueur check check check! There was no need for something more to throw the perfect Tex-Mex Fest. I’m always available for an event like this. But who wouldn’t be, right? Vincent visited

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Tex-Mex Fest at Farine’s Food

Jello shots: check, nacho’s … check, Patron Coffee liqueur check check check! There was no need for something more to throw the perfect Tex-Mex Fest. I’m always available for an event like this. But who wouldn’t be, right? Vincent visited

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Coffee & more : Behag din smag

Hi everybody! Some of you might know that I like to go to coffee bars to have a nice cup of coffee. Especially slow coffee. Well I have to admit it was one of the first things I looked up

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Coffee & more : Behag din smag

Hi everybody! Some of you might know that I like to go to coffee bars to have a nice cup of coffee. Especially slow coffee. Well I have to admit it was one of the first things I looked up

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Hello Denmark

So I have left the country. From now on I am a citizen of the state of Denmark. Until the end of january that is. Of course I want to share this erasmus experience with you guys. The last 2

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Hello Denmark

So I have left the country. From now on I am a citizen of the state of Denmark. Until the end of january that is. Of course I want to share this erasmus experience with you guys. The last 2

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Why we love Essentiel Accessories

1 word: know-how. If there’s a company that knows how to get something done, it definitely is Essentiel. Strutter View has been a fan of this Belgian brand for a while, especially Julie since her closet consists of Essentiel dresses

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Why we love Essentiel Accessories

1 word: know-how. If there’s a company that knows how to get something done, it definitely is Essentiel. Strutter View has been a fan of this Belgian brand for a while, especially Julie since her closet consists of Essentiel dresses

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Summer garden party

Summer is almost over but it looks like our Belgian sun isn’t leaving just yet. So invite your friends, make some party snacks and serve an extra ordinary Gin & Tonic. With Hendrick’s gin’s recipes you’ll have everything you need

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Summer garden party

Summer is almost over but it looks like our Belgian sun isn’t leaving just yet. So invite your friends, make some party snacks and serve an extra ordinary Gin & Tonic. With Hendrick’s gin’s recipes you’ll have everything you need

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Denim talk: My first pair of Levi’s

Hi everyone! I’m so happy because I have some exciting things in line for you the next couple of weeks, but every cloud has a silver lining and so it is in this case. Some of you maybe you know it already:

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Denim talk: My first pair of Levi’s

Hi everyone! I’m so happy because I have some exciting things in line for you the next couple of weeks, but every cloud has a silver lining and so it is in this case. Some of you maybe you know it already:

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The Longest Breakfast Table

Call it cliché, but I love a good brunch on Sunday. Especially when it’s in a beautiful setting, with good company and absolutely free and limitless. That’s exactly what I experienced last weekend at the monthly Yelp event. Just perfect

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The Longest Breakfast Table

Call it cliché, but I love a good brunch on Sunday. Especially when it’s in a beautiful setting, with good company and absolutely free and limitless. That’s exactly what I experienced last weekend at the monthly Yelp event. Just perfect

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Bal Costumé at MoMu

This month only I already had 3 costume parties, but the best one had to be Bal Costumé at the MoMu during the Antwerp Museum Night. With everybody masked, dressed up and ready to party, there was such an exciting

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Bal Costumé at MoMu

This month only I already had 3 costume parties, but the best one had to be Bal Costumé at the MoMu during the Antwerp Museum Night. With everybody masked, dressed up and ready to party, there was such an exciting

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Hot Hot Heat

How are you all doing during this amazing HOT weather? I was suffering from my sun allergy the last couple of days, so I finally found some extra time to select a couple more holiday pictures to share with you

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Hot Hot Heat

How are you all doing during this amazing HOT weather? I was suffering from my sun allergy the last couple of days, so I finally found some extra time to select a couple more holiday pictures to share with you

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Sleep Under the Stars

We didn’t have to think twice when we heard we could sleep on the beach in comfortable beds as a celebration of one of the most iconic visual artists of the past decades, Storm Thorgerson. Fort Napoleon in the Belgian

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Sleep Under the Stars

We didn’t have to think twice when we heard we could sleep on the beach in comfortable beds as a celebration of one of the most iconic visual artists of the past decades, Storm Thorgerson. Fort Napoleon in the Belgian

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Only in New York

You guys are probably already tired of all of your friends’ amazing holiday pictures popping up e v e r y w h e r e (I know I am), but I still have TONS of images of my trip

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Only in New York

You guys are probably already tired of all of your friends’ amazing holiday pictures popping up e v e r y w h e r e (I know I am), but I still have TONS of images of my trip

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A Night Out with Yelp

The event and hotspot review site Yelp.com is extremely popular on the other side of the Atlantic, but in Belgium it’s still taking its first baby steps. Yet, since the launch of Yelp.be, a group of exciting people has embraced

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A Night Out with Yelp

The event and hotspot review site Yelp.com is extremely popular on the other side of the Atlantic, but in Belgium it’s still taking its first baby steps. Yet, since the launch of Yelp.be, a group of exciting people has embraced

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Summer in your shower

The skin and bodycare manufacturer L’Occitane has always been one of my favorite brands. I don’t like it when soap is too chemical, I prefer natural brands. For this summer L’Occitane has a fresh new collection that reminds me of

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Summer in your shower

The skin and bodycare manufacturer L’Occitane has always been one of my favorite brands. I don’t like it when soap is too chemical, I prefer natural brands. For this summer L’Occitane has a fresh new collection that reminds me of

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The Public Image

Meet this hot couple Nele and Jeru and their completely renewed store The Public Image. Never have I seen that much interest for an opening of an independent store in Antwerp since RA13. Both the concept store and half of

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The Public Image

Meet this hot couple Nele and Jeru and their completely renewed store The Public Image. Never have I seen that much interest for an opening of an independent store in Antwerp since RA13. Both the concept store and half of

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Sex, Feasts & Gossip

No, people, I’m not talking about the Playboy Mansion, but about Japan a 1000 years ago. In the beginning of last millennium the aristocracy of Heian Kyo (Kyoto nowadays) created their own little isolated world and went completely decadent. Still,

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Sex, Feasts & Gossip

No, people, I’m not talking about the Playboy Mansion, but about Japan a 1000 years ago. In the beginning of last millennium the aristocracy of Heian Kyo (Kyoto nowadays) created their own little isolated world and went completely decadent. Still,

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The Big You – Summer Edition

When I received the invitation for The Big You I immediately wrote the date down in my calendar. Unfortuanally I had to go by myself because Britt was in NYC and Vincent was working. Of course you’re never alone at

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The Big You – Summer Edition

When I received the invitation for The Big You I immediately wrote the date down in my calendar. Unfortuanally I had to go by myself because Britt was in NYC and Vincent was working. Of course you’re never alone at

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Super Powers : the making of

The amazing cameraman and friend Gregory Van Buggenhout followed us during the complete Super Powers photo shoot and here is the result. Enjoy the look behind the scenes and see how the magic is created! Julie & Vincent

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Super Powers : the making of

The amazing cameraman and friend Gregory Van Buggenhout followed us during the complete Super Powers photo shoot and here is the result. Enjoy the look behind the scenes and see how the magic is created! Julie & Vincent

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My favorite city on a ring

My friend Benjamin van der Zalm is a great jewel designer. I’m such a big fan of his new idea that I asked him if we could do a little shoot with this wonderful ring. It is a hand forged

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My favorite city on a ring

My friend Benjamin van der Zalm is a great jewel designer. I’m such a big fan of his new idea that I asked him if we could do a little shoot with this wonderful ring. It is a hand forged

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Photo Shoot : Super Powers

Martial arts battles, conversion to the ‘Dark Side’, super powers and vicious duos. The Strutter View team dug into their comic book and fantasy film influenced imagination and gathered a magnifiscent Leage of creatives for this night shoot. Check out

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Photo Shoot : Super Powers

Martial arts battles, conversion to the ‘Dark Side’, super powers and vicious duos. The Strutter View team dug into their comic book and fantasy film influenced imagination and gathered a magnifiscent Leage of creatives for this night shoot. Check out

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Antwerp Show 2012 : Men’s Collections

It’s the end of the collection presentations of the Belgian academies (with the Antwerp Jewellery Graduation Show closing the row) and of Paris Men’s Fashion Week. The perfect moment to have a little second look on the men’s collections created

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Antwerp Show 2012 : Men’s Collections

It’s the end of the collection presentations of the Belgian academies (with the Antwerp Jewellery Graduation Show closing the row) and of Paris Men’s Fashion Week. The perfect moment to have a little second look on the men’s collections created

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Le Creuset Showcooking

Just when we thought things couldn’t get busier (me graduating and preparing my holiday & Julie planning her Erasmus), we noticed that the young, very talented and recently hyped Belgian tv-chef Wim Ballieu was about to participate in a show

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Le Creuset Showcooking

Just when we thought things couldn’t get busier (me graduating and preparing my holiday & Julie planning her Erasmus), we noticed that the young, very talented and recently hyped Belgian tv-chef Wim Ballieu was about to participate in a show

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Curating Antwerp: 12thingstodo.com

Julie, Britt and I are all about collaborations and exciting projects. That’s why it was simply impossible to refuse the proposal to become the curator for Antwerp on 12thingstodo.com, the newest online alternative travel guide. I was asked to highlight

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Curating Antwerp: 12thingstodo.com

Julie, Britt and I are all about collaborations and exciting projects. That’s why it was simply impossible to refuse the proposal to become the curator for Antwerp on 12thingstodo.com, the newest online alternative travel guide. I was asked to highlight

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A Berlin vibe in Antwerp

In Aanmaak is a collective of motivated artists & designers. You can find them in their cool studio & gallery located in a quiet neighborhood of Antwerp. Their creative group consists of all kinds of artists, from graphic designers to

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A Berlin vibe in Antwerp

In Aanmaak is a collective of motivated artists & designers. You can find them in their cool studio & gallery located in a quiet neighborhood of Antwerp. Their creative group consists of all kinds of artists, from graphic designers to

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Flying High with Eastpak

Maybe some of you noticed already, but Eastpak has experienced some really interesting changes the last couple of years. Who doesn’t remember the long-lost years of adolescence, when we went to school every day with the typical Eastpak backpack (or

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Flying High with Eastpak

Maybe some of you noticed already, but Eastpak has experienced some really interesting changes the last couple of years. Who doesn’t remember the long-lost years of adolescence, when we went to school every day with the typical Eastpak backpack (or

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La Cambre 2012 : Photo Report

It’s a very busy period behind the scenes for Strutter View right now, but I don’t want you to miss my selection of this year’s La Cambre fashion show. So here it is with a slight delay! To me, these

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La Cambre 2012 : Photo Report

It’s a very busy period behind the scenes for Strutter View right now, but I don’t want you to miss my selection of this year’s La Cambre fashion show. So here it is with a slight delay! To me, these

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Rowenta Fashion Focus

When they told me I could keep and test the new Rowenta Fashion Focus I was actually quite pleased! It is the first time that I have my very own iron. The timing couldn’t be better because I’m probably going

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Rowenta Fashion Focus

When they told me I could keep and test the new Rowenta Fashion Focus I was actually quite pleased! It is the first time that I have my very own iron. The timing couldn’t be better because I’m probably going

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Antwerp Show 2012 : Women’s Collections

Boy oh boy, I had such a blast this year during the show of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. I was more alert than during the other years, since Strutter View was asked

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Antwerp Show 2012 : Women’s Collections

Boy oh boy, I had such a blast this year during the show of the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. I was more alert than during the other years, since Strutter View was asked

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No more cold feet this winter

We haven’t seen that much sun in Belgium these last months. That is why I was curious to see the winter collection of Sorel. Nothing is worse than cold feet during the winter. Well girls, these boots will be your

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No more cold feet this winter

We haven’t seen that much sun in Belgium these last months. That is why I was curious to see the winter collection of Sorel. Nothing is worse than cold feet during the winter. Well girls, these boots will be your

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Cointreau Cuisine

As dessert cooking enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that we love to use Cointreau in our recipes. As a matter of fact, it was Max’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I (Britt) made him a super delicious cake, with

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Cointreau Cuisine

As dessert cooking enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that we love to use Cointreau in our recipes. As a matter of fact, it was Max’s birthday a couple of weeks ago and I (Britt) made him a super delicious cake, with

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Les Petites FW12

If there’s one thing I tend to be picky about, it’s clothes. I secretly don’t like shopping that much, simply because I never find things that are completely my taste. But Les Petites is one of the only brands that

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Les Petites FW12

If there’s one thing I tend to be picky about, it’s clothes. I secretly don’t like shopping that much, simply because I never find things that are completely my taste. But Les Petites is one of the only brands that

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Hair

No this is not a post about the Addams Family’s cousin Itt. But I couldn’t resist showing you this short clip. As you all know by now I’m quite a photography fanatic. That might explain why I was so enthusiastic

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Hair

No this is not a post about the Addams Family’s cousin Itt. But I couldn’t resist showing you this short clip. As you all know by now I’m quite a photography fanatic. That might explain why I was so enthusiastic

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WIN Earrings by Benjamin van der Zalm

Ladies, it’s time for some pigments! Your ears are in for a treat, because we give away these little precious earrings. They’re designed and crafted by the fresh all-round artist with a passion for jewellery Benjamin van der Zalm. Sterling

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WIN Earrings by Benjamin van der Zalm

Ladies, it’s time for some pigments! Your ears are in for a treat, because we give away these little precious earrings. They’re designed and crafted by the fresh all-round artist with a passion for jewellery Benjamin van der Zalm. Sterling

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Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains

Indie folk-pop in French can easily turn cheesy, but Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains luckily didn’t fall into that trap. The concert during Les Nuits du Botanique was cute, but especially because of the two percussionists there was still enough

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Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains

Indie folk-pop in French can easily turn cheesy, but Frànçois & the Atlas Mountains luckily didn’t fall into that trap. The concert during Les Nuits du Botanique was cute, but especially because of the two percussionists there was still enough

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The Belgian Pride

I went to the Belgian LGBTQI Pride for the very first time and I have to say: it is an impressive event. Although lots of people, including me, were there because of the growing cases of homophobe violence, you could

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The Belgian Pride

I went to the Belgian LGBTQI Pride for the very first time and I have to say: it is an impressive event. Although lots of people, including me, were there because of the growing cases of homophobe violence, you could

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Bouge B

The last-minute call of Julie to ask me to come to Bouge B, the contemporary dance festival at deSingel, was one of the highlights of last week. We saw ‘Solos Bach & Gould’, created and adapted by Federica Porello and

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Bouge B

The last-minute call of Julie to ask me to come to Bouge B, the contemporary dance festival at deSingel, was one of the highlights of last week. We saw ‘Solos Bach & Gould’, created and adapted by Federica Porello and

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OMSK at MAPP

What started as a launch event for the ss12 collection of OMSK, ended as a discovery with a wow-factor. The MAPP store in Brussels kinda stole my heart. Especially the men’s collections were strikingly beautiful. First of all: OMSK had

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OMSK at MAPP

What started as a launch event for the ss12 collection of OMSK, ended as a discovery with a wow-factor. The MAPP store in Brussels kinda stole my heart. Especially the men’s collections were strikingly beautiful. First of all: OMSK had

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COMMA,

When we saw the name of this new store, it immediately made us think about the great times in high school, when the only thing you had to worry about was 1 or 2 numbers behind the comma in one

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COMMA,

When we saw the name of this new store, it immediately made us think about the great times in high school, when the only thing you had to worry about was 1 or 2 numbers behind the comma in one

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IKEA PS 2012

Who DOESN’T like shopping at Ikea? Okay, we know it kinda feels like a madhouse sometimes (especially with kids running around, you know what I mean), but redecorating our places is one of the things that can make us instantly

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IKEA PS 2012

Who DOESN’T like shopping at Ikea? Okay, we know it kinda feels like a madhouse sometimes (especially with kids running around, you know what I mean), but redecorating our places is one of the things that can make us instantly

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Matterhorn 006

I love going out in my home town Antwerp with my closest friends, but sometimes you have to explore new territories. That’s how I ended up in Ghent last night with a new group of party animals for the sixth

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Matterhorn 006

I love going out in my home town Antwerp with my closest friends, but sometimes you have to explore new territories. That’s how I ended up in Ghent last night with a new group of party animals for the sixth

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It’s a small world with tiny people

Are you wondering what all these people are looking at ? It is the art work from the artist Slinkachu. You can visit his microcosmos on 5 different locations in Antwerp. One of these locations is around my corner. So

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It’s a small world with tiny people

Are you wondering what all these people are looking at ? It is the art work from the artist Slinkachu. You can visit his microcosmos on 5 different locations in Antwerp. One of these locations is around my corner. So

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Alice in Shoppingland

The renewed Naf Naf flagship store in Brussels is definitely for girls who dare to dream. The interior is one-of-a-kind with plenty of references to Alice in Wonderland, princesses and ballerinas. There was even a clock that reminded me of

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Alice in Shoppingland

The renewed Naf Naf flagship store in Brussels is definitely for girls who dare to dream. The interior is one-of-a-kind with plenty of references to Alice in Wonderland, princesses and ballerinas. There was even a clock that reminded me of

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Belgium’s finest coffee: Vascobelo

A brand that recently jumped into our eyes is Vascobelo. But in fact, Vascobelo was already founded 15 years ago. The brand is probably known best for their products, but we literally saw them popping up with a surprisingly inviting

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Belgium’s finest coffee: Vascobelo

A brand that recently jumped into our eyes is Vascobelo. But in fact, Vascobelo was already founded 15 years ago. The brand is probably known best for their products, but we literally saw them popping up with a surprisingly inviting

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H&M Bloggersday

For the first bloggers’ day H&M did an awesome job gathering creative talents and fresh newcomers from all over the country. We were kindly invited too and our expectations were high for the Designers Against Aids 2012 collection. The people

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H&M Bloggersday

For the first bloggers’ day H&M did an awesome job gathering creative talents and fresh newcomers from all over the country. We were kindly invited too and our expectations were high for the Designers Against Aids 2012 collection. The people

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It’s all about the location

Last friday I went location scouting with Maxime Heirbaut & Bart Verschueren. We were all looking for a cool location for a photo shoot and Max already found some spots. It’s handy if you have the time to check your

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It’s all about the location

Last friday I went location scouting with Maxime Heirbaut & Bart Verschueren. We were all looking for a cool location for a photo shoot and Max already found some spots. It’s handy if you have the time to check your

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Press Days!

It was this time of the year again, Press Days, all the bloggers gather at the PR agencies to check out the new collections for next season. Unfortunately Britt and Vincent couldn’t join me because they had to work. But

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Press Days!

It was this time of the year again, Press Days, all the bloggers gather at the PR agencies to check out the new collections for next season. Unfortunately Britt and Vincent couldn’t join me because they had to work. But

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Pony Pony Run Run

Wow, the concert of Pony Pony Run Run was so much fun. My friend Sofie and I went to the Botanique and sung and danced along. French electro-rock with English lyrics is really my thing. I really like Phoenix too,

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Pony Pony Run Run

Wow, the concert of Pony Pony Run Run was so much fun. My friend Sofie and I went to the Botanique and sung and danced along. French electro-rock with English lyrics is really my thing. I really like Phoenix too,

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Great Lake Swimmers

The Great Lake Swimmers concert made me want to cuddle next to a fire on a camping during a summer sunset. That was exactly the vibe I had during their gig in Botanique. It was my first time at the

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Great Lake Swimmers

The Great Lake Swimmers concert made me want to cuddle next to a fire on a camping during a summer sunset. That was exactly the vibe I had during their gig in Botanique. It was my first time at the

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Our Ray Ban Winner

Congrats to Hugo! With an impressive total of 260 likes on his picture for The Big Ray Ban Contest, he is the winner and hence the proud owner of the Ray Ban Aviator. We want to thank all the ones

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Our Ray Ban Winner

Congrats to Hugo! With an impressive total of 260 likes on his picture for The Big Ray Ban Contest, he is the winner and hence the proud owner of the Ray Ban Aviator. We want to thank all the ones

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Not just a chair

I am so glad with my first purchase with my own Visa card! Better than to shop for clothes, I decided to invest in a good piece of furniture. A couple of months ago I discovered this amazing site called

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Not just a chair

I am so glad with my first purchase with my own Visa card! Better than to shop for clothes, I decided to invest in a good piece of furniture. A couple of months ago I discovered this amazing site called

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Celebrating Easter with a photo shoot

On Easter monday I went with my cousin Emilie to ‘t Eilandje, a part of Antwerp near the harbor. My friend and fellow amateur photographer, Bart, came with us. Unfortunately the weather was horrible; no sun, a cold wind and

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Celebrating Easter with a photo shoot

On Easter monday I went with my cousin Emilie to ‘t Eilandje, a part of Antwerp near the harbor. My friend and fellow amateur photographer, Bart, came with us. Unfortunately the weather was horrible; no sun, a cold wind and

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Light like Spring : the making of

We can’t post photos from a shoot without showing you the making of! The models filmed a bit while waiting so I made a video of their shots. This way you guys can have a look behind the scenes. I

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Light like Spring : the making of

We can’t post photos from a shoot without showing you the making of! The models filmed a bit while waiting so I made a video of their shots. This way you guys can have a look behind the scenes. I

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BIFFF: The Raven

‘The Raven’ of Edgar Allan Poe must certainly be one of my favourite poems ever written. So seduced by that (and a free entrance ticket, I have to admit), I went to the opening of the 30th Brussels International Fantastic

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BIFFF: The Raven

‘The Raven’ of Edgar Allan Poe must certainly be one of my favourite poems ever written. So seduced by that (and a free entrance ticket, I have to admit), I went to the opening of the 30th Brussels International Fantastic

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Helmut Newton

I have a confession to make; I adore going to Paris, even when it is only for one day. Yesterday I went with my good friend Bart. When I showed his this video about the Helmut Newton exhibition in Grand

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Helmut Newton

I have a confession to make; I adore going to Paris, even when it is only for one day. Yesterday I went with my good friend Bart. When I showed his this video about the Helmut Newton exhibition in Grand

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Photo Report: Bal Masqué

As promised in my last post ‘Dress Up Obsession’, here is my look of this year’s Bal Masqué of the Costume Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. It was made with 150 glow-in-the-dark bracelets. Of course

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Photo Report: Bal Masqué

As promised in my last post ‘Dress Up Obsession’, here is my look of this year’s Bal Masqué of the Costume Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. It was made with 150 glow-in-the-dark bracelets. Of course

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Dress Up Obsession

Huray, tonight is the annual Bal Masqué of the Costume Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp! I’m a really big fan of costume parties and I promise you that my outfit for this year’s edition will

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Dress Up Obsession

Huray, tonight is the annual Bal Masqué of the Costume Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp! I’m a really big fan of costume parties and I promise you that my outfit for this year’s edition will

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Get your sneaker freak on: the sequel

THIS, my dear readers, is my favourite part of today. Wanna know why? It’s because we can finally announce the winner of our Feiyue sneaker contest. We were so happy when we received all of your super creative answers. To

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Get your sneaker freak on: the sequel

THIS, my dear readers, is my favourite part of today. Wanna know why? It’s because we can finally announce the winner of our Feiyue sneaker contest. We were so happy when we received all of your super creative answers. To

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Photo shoot: Light like Spring

The very first spring sunshine banished the winter weather and we wanted to honour it. And what better way to honour spring than to step outside and step outside of our comfort zone? Bye Bye city, hello country side. That’s

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Photo shoot: Light like Spring

The very first spring sunshine banished the winter weather and we wanted to honour it. And what better way to honour spring than to step outside and step outside of our comfort zone? Bye Bye city, hello country side. That’s

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Finally: the big Ray Ban contest

As promised, we would launch a big contest once our Facebook page reached 300 likes. You guys were really supportive, so it went REALLY fast and we thank you for that. Now is the time to give you something back:

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Finally: the big Ray Ban contest

As promised, we would launch a big contest once our Facebook page reached 300 likes. You guys were really supportive, so it went REALLY fast and we thank you for that. Now is the time to give you something back:

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Ola Beach Party

A party, summer and ice cream: Julie and I didn’t have to think twice when we received an invitation for the Ola Beach Party. The construction and location next to the river in Antwerp was just perfect. The Magnum Temptation

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Ola Beach Party

A party, summer and ice cream: Julie and I didn’t have to think twice when we received an invitation for the Ola Beach Party. The construction and location next to the river in Antwerp was just perfect. The Magnum Temptation

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10 Pieces 1 Store

We were at the launch of the 10 Pieces collection at the Marc O’ Polo store last Tuesday. The pieces will only be for sale for 10 days, so until the 23rd of March. My friend Bo and I didn’t

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10 Pieces 1 Store

We were at the launch of the 10 Pieces collection at the Marc O’ Polo store last Tuesday. The pieces will only be for sale for 10 days, so until the 23rd of March. My friend Bo and I didn’t

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Esprit du Temps

We heard the Esprit flagship store restyled its complete interior, so we had to check out the reopening. They have a great use of natural materials and the cutest interior objects and coffee table books are playfully scattered around the

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Esprit du Temps

We heard the Esprit flagship store restyled its complete interior, so we had to check out the reopening. They have a great use of natural materials and the cutest interior objects and coffee table books are playfully scattered around the

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Get your sneaker freak on: CONTEST

We, the Strutter View team, love to give each other presents. There’s nothing more rewarding than giving your precious friends an amazing present that instantly puts a smile on their faces. With that in mind, we’re so delighted to announce

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Get your sneaker freak on: CONTEST

We, the Strutter View team, love to give each other presents. There’s nothing more rewarding than giving your precious friends an amazing present that instantly puts a smile on their faces. With that in mind, we’re so delighted to announce

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Biutiful

Best things often come unexpected. That’s what happened when Julie and I discovered Biutiful on our way to Caffè Internationale, which is also in the Volkstraat in the South District of Antwerp. We were instantly drawn into the cute new

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Biutiful

Best things often come unexpected. That’s what happened when Julie and I discovered Biutiful on our way to Caffè Internationale, which is also in the Volkstraat in the South District of Antwerp. We were instantly drawn into the cute new

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Cooking with Talents

Remember the video I showed you about my new job ? Well, here is part 2! Future Talents has been working for a company called Syros and we made 3 videos for their new type of product called Fresh’d. I

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Cooking with Talents

Remember the video I showed you about my new job ? Well, here is part 2! Future Talents has been working for a company called Syros and we made 3 videos for their new type of product called Fresh’d. I

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The Big YOU

How can we say no to a pretty, pink UPR invitation, right? In fact, it was the first time we got invited to a UPR event and of course, we were very thrilled! The lovely people who organized the event

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The Big YOU

How can we say no to a pretty, pink UPR invitation, right? In fact, it was the first time we got invited to a UPR event and of course, we were very thrilled! The lovely people who organized the event

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Crossing the German Borders

- Me: “Such a pity that the Canadian contemporary dance company Marie Chouinard isn’t coming to Belgium. The closest is Aachen.” – My boss and good friend Hugo: “Then let’s go to Aachen. I’ll pay everything.” – Me: “Seriously?! WHOOOOHOOOO!”

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Crossing the German Borders

- Me: “Such a pity that the Canadian contemporary dance company Marie Chouinard isn’t coming to Belgium. The closest is Aachen.” – My boss and good friend Hugo: “Then let’s go to Aachen. I’ll pay everything.” – Me: “Seriously?! WHOOOOHOOOO!”

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Street Art

When a little birdie told me about this art project near my house, I had to check it out. I’m a big fan of street art. An artist can really send out a message with these kind of projects. That’s

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Street Art

When a little birdie told me about this art project near my house, I had to check it out. I’m a big fan of street art. An artist can really send out a message with these kind of projects. That’s

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Vintage Design

All you design lovers hurry up and go to the vintage design market in Ghent. I went yesterday with my mom and it was a real treat for the eyes. A cosy indoor market filled with great furniture from the

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Vintage Design

All you design lovers hurry up and go to the vintage design market in Ghent. I went yesterday with my mom and it was a real treat for the eyes. A cosy indoor market filled with great furniture from the

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Love Fests

I was really feeling the love last days. I attended two film festival in Belgium, of which the first is the Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons. The FIFA Mons presented a Brazilian film called O Abismo Prateado (The

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Love Fests

I was really feeling the love last days. I attended two film festival in Belgium, of which the first is the Festival International du Film d’Amour de Mons. The FIFA Mons presented a Brazilian film called O Abismo Prateado (The

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6 hours in Paris

My friend Bart loves to go to an other city for one day, especially to Paris. So who wouldn’t say yes to a day in Paris? We arrived in the centre just in time for a late lunch. After walking

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6 hours in Paris

My friend Bart loves to go to an other city for one day, especially to Paris. So who wouldn’t say yes to a day in Paris? We arrived in the centre just in time for a late lunch. After walking

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Gotye

Els gave me for my birthday a ticket to see Gotye with her. I was so happy because I love going to concerts. I have to admit that I only knew two songs of Gotye. So this concert was a

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Gotye

Els gave me for my birthday a ticket to see Gotye with her. I was so happy because I love going to concerts. I have to admit that I only knew two songs of Gotye. So this concert was a

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Sushi Party

For those who don’t know it yet, the Strutter View team loves to eat sushi! So it’s obvious that we tried to make it ourselves. Our first attempt wasn’t that bad at all so we decided it was time to

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Sushi Party

For those who don’t know it yet, the Strutter View team loves to eat sushi! So it’s obvious that we tried to make it ourselves. Our first attempt wasn’t that bad at all so we decided it was time to

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What’s New Pussycat

Unexpected pictures are often the best, we all know that. After our sushi party last sunday (more on that later), Vincent discovered a beautiful mask in Julie’s room. And of course, he was the one who caught me while i

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What’s New Pussycat

Unexpected pictures are often the best, we all know that. After our sushi party last sunday (more on that later), Vincent discovered a beautiful mask in Julie’s room. And of course, he was the one who caught me while i

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Beautiful Accident

Sometimes mistakes and accidents create something instead of destroying it. I had some difficulties with my camera lense, but I actually liked how the photos turned out. That’s why I wanted to share them with you. Feel free to give

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Beautiful Accident

Sometimes mistakes and accidents create something instead of destroying it. I had some difficulties with my camera lense, but I actually liked how the photos turned out. That’s why I wanted to share them with you. Feel free to give

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The Universe of Irina Schmitz

Antwerp is bursting with young, talented creatives and Irina Schmitz is definitely one of them. She showed her paintings during the young talents platform Re Issued at Kissinger. Irina: “I don’t want to give only one single interpretation to a

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The Universe of Irina Schmitz

Antwerp is bursting with young, talented creatives and Irina Schmitz is definitely one of them. She showed her paintings during the young talents platform Re Issued at Kissinger. Irina: “I don’t want to give only one single interpretation to a

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Paris Photo Report

I went to Paris for five days to visit my friends. I studied in Paris myself last year, so I also had to go to all my favourite places. My friend Aïcha gave me shelter and showed me the latest

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Paris Photo Report

I went to Paris for five days to visit my friends. I studied in Paris myself last year, so I also had to go to all my favourite places. My friend Aïcha gave me shelter and showed me the latest

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Happy Birthday Kipling!

We never really think about how fast time goes by, right? A couple of days ago I noticed an invitation for Kipling’s 25th birthday party and I must admit: I felt really, really old. Actually, I didn’t realize Kipling was

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Happy Birthday Kipling!

We never really think about how fast time goes by, right? A couple of days ago I noticed an invitation for Kipling’s 25th birthday party and I must admit: I felt really, really old. Actually, I didn’t realize Kipling was

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The New Ikea: Bigger and better!

Besides cooking, traveling and fashion, we (Britt,Julie) also share another passion: Interior design. Readers who already follow us on Pinterest can probably all agree. Well you could imagine how happy we were when we got an invitation to get a

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The New Ikea: Bigger and better!

Besides cooking, traveling and fashion, we (Britt,Julie) also share another passion: Interior design. Readers who already follow us on Pinterest can probably all agree. Well you could imagine how happy we were when we got an invitation to get a

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Knödelsuppe & Sachertorte

We wouldn’t be Strutter View if we didn’t give you our favourite places to eat and drink during our city trips. Here are Vienna’s finest addresses. The winter market at the Rathausplatz is perfect for Wienerwurst (sausages), Glühwein (warm wine)

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Knödelsuppe & Sachertorte

We wouldn’t be Strutter View if we didn’t give you our favourite places to eat and drink during our city trips. Here are Vienna’s finest addresses. The winter market at the Rathausplatz is perfect for Wienerwurst (sausages), Glühwein (warm wine)

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We love Kirilove

Ravishing colours, bold prints and gorgeous details… the second Tiany Kirilove by Vero Moda collection looks dazzling. The clothes already looked lovely on pictures but when we saw Tiany herself, dressed up in her blue pants and red top, we

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We love Kirilove

Ravishing colours, bold prints and gorgeous details… the second Tiany Kirilove by Vero Moda collection looks dazzling. The clothes already looked lovely on pictures but when we saw Tiany herself, dressed up in her blue pants and red top, we

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Vienna: fun from past to future

If I learned one thing from my trip to Vienna, it’s certainly that Austrians know how to celebrate big. Not only now but already since Empress Sissi’s time. The architecture and monuments are so overpowering. The people from Vienna already

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Vienna: fun from past to future

If I learned one thing from my trip to Vienna, it’s certainly that Austrians know how to celebrate big. Not only now but already since Empress Sissi’s time. The architecture and monuments are so overpowering. The people from Vienna already

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Fujifilm Instax 210

I have a new toy and it has the enchanting name Fujifilm Instax 210. I bought the instant camera during my last trip to the Netherlands, where I also took my first two pictures. Of course I still love my

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Fujifilm Instax 210

I have a new toy and it has the enchanting name Fujifilm Instax 210. I bought the instant camera during my last trip to the Netherlands, where I also took my first two pictures. Of course I still love my

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Crossing the Dutch Borders

I crossed the northern borders last weekend with my friend Els to go to the Netherlands. It was a marvelous day. First of all, because it was the first time since the Strutter View sailing trip that I saw the

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Crossing the Dutch Borders

I crossed the northern borders last weekend with my friend Els to go to the Netherlands. It was a marvelous day. First of all, because it was the first time since the Strutter View sailing trip that I saw the

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Lights in the city

Last sunday I went to Ghent with a friend to see the festival of lights. This is the second time that Ghent is the stage for all different kinds of light installations. I made a short film with some of

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Lights in the city

Last sunday I went to Ghent with a friend to see the festival of lights. This is the second time that Ghent is the stage for all different kinds of light installations. I made a short film with some of

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Dulce: Divas, Drugs and Desires

I finished this wonderful Brazilian literary work, called Whatever Happened to Dulce Veiga? by Caio Fernando Abreu. (Original title: Onde Andará Dulce Veiga?) It was simply a pleasure to read this book, with its glamourous and anti-glamourous characters clashing on

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Dulce: Divas, Drugs and Desires

I finished this wonderful Brazilian literary work, called Whatever Happened to Dulce Veiga? by Caio Fernando Abreu. (Original title: Onde Andará Dulce Veiga?) It was simply a pleasure to read this book, with its glamourous and anti-glamourous characters clashing on

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Color

  So last summer I wrote a post about my Yashica-Mat with a black & white film. Now I tried a color film. Personally I prefer the black & white ones but the color has a nice vintage feel. Esther‘s

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Color

  So last summer I wrote a post about my Yashica-Mat with a black & white film. Now I tried a color film. Personally I prefer the black & white ones but the color has a nice vintage feel. Esther‘s

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A new project

Hi everybody. The reason I couldn’t post anything yesterday was because I was working on a new cool project by Future Talents. I can’t tell you the specifics but I can show you a sneak peek behind the scenes. We’re

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A new project

Hi everybody. The reason I couldn’t post anything yesterday was because I was working on a new cool project by Future Talents. I can’t tell you the specifics but I can show you a sneak peek behind the scenes. We’re

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From the Royal Ballet to Kissinger

  Saturday I went to see Sleeping Beauty with Leila. We both really love to go to the ballet. Of course it wasn’t allowed to take pictures during the show but I took one before it started . We had

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From the Royal Ballet to Kissinger

  Saturday I went to see Sleeping Beauty with Leila. We both really love to go to the ballet. Of course it wasn’t allowed to take pictures during the show but I took one before it started . We had

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A quick lunch at ComoComo

My dad wanted to have lunch with me but I wasn’t that hungry. That’s why we went to ComoComo. Their concept is ideal for people who don’t want to eat too much. There are 7 kind of colored plates. Every

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A quick lunch at ComoComo

My dad wanted to have lunch with me but I wasn’t that hungry. That’s why we went to ComoComo. Their concept is ideal for people who don’t want to eat too much. There are 7 kind of colored plates. Every

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Making a Pizza with my Dad

I know all girls say this BUT my dad is the best dad in the world. I got a Nikon 1 for my birthday so the last few days I’ve been testing it out. Yesterday I wanted to test the

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Making a Pizza with my Dad

I know all girls say this BUT my dad is the best dad in the world. I got a Nikon 1 for my birthday so the last few days I’ve been testing it out. Yesterday I wanted to test the

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Julie’s Birthday

  Last weekend was my 22th Birthday. To celebrate I went with my parents and Vincent to one of my favorite asian restaurants : Ikebana. Unfortunately Britt couldn’t join us due to her exams. I’ll be so happy when I

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Julie’s Birthday

  Last weekend was my 22th Birthday. To celebrate I went with my parents and Vincent to one of my favorite asian restaurants : Ikebana. Unfortunately Britt couldn’t join us due to her exams. I’ll be so happy when I

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Vela Lingerie

  I had the opportunity to see the new collection of Vela Lingerie. This is a Belgium brand founded by Barbara Romano. For their fall and winter collection they choose to work together with Barbara Gandolfi. They both like to use

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Vela Lingerie

  I had the opportunity to see the new collection of Vela Lingerie. This is a Belgium brand founded by Barbara Romano. For their fall and winter collection they choose to work together with Barbara Gandolfi. They both like to use

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Ricotta Cheese Cake

Yesterday was my 22th birthday!  As you all know, I love to cook and bake. So after I had my birthday breakfast , I made a ricotta cheese cake. Ok, I have to admit, I didn’t make the dough myself

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Ricotta Cheese Cake

Yesterday was my 22th birthday!  As you all know, I love to cook and bake. So after I had my birthday breakfast , I made a ricotta cheese cake. Ok, I have to admit, I didn’t make the dough myself

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New Life

A month ago I took some pictures of my pregnant friend Esther. Well, I’ve got some good news, last thursday night her son was born. His name is Athan. Of course I took pictures of this new life!  Some of

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New Life

A month ago I took some pictures of my pregnant friend Esther. Well, I’ve got some good news, last thursday night her son was born. His name is Athan. Of course I took pictures of this new life!  Some of

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Julie’s Sloppy Joe

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Sorry you guys. A little fact about me, I’m a real television shows addict. Name one, I’ve probably seen it. One thing that keeps popping up in some shows is

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Julie’s Sloppy Joe

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe. Sorry you guys. A little fact about me, I’m a real television shows addict. Name one, I’ve probably seen it. One thing that keeps popping up in some shows is

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Natural light

A dear friend of mine is 8 months pregnant now and she asked me to take her picture. Of course I immediately said yes! First of all she always looks good on photos. Secondly I never photographed a pregnant woman

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Natural light

A dear friend of mine is 8 months pregnant now and she asked me to take her picture. Of course I immediately said yes! First of all she always looks good on photos. Secondly I never photographed a pregnant woman

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Pure Press Days

  Hey you guys. I know it has been a while, but I’ve been so busy working for school that I didn’t have the time to write something. Here are my favorite pieces from the Pure Press Days, even though

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Pure Press Days

  Hey you guys. I know it has been a while, but I’ve been so busy working for school that I didn’t have the time to write something. Here are my favorite pieces from the Pure Press Days, even though

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Kissinger : more than an afterparty

I don’t believe in only one birthday party, so that’s why my lovely friend Sammy-Jo and I went to the singer Daan’s afterparty at Kissinger. I made this funny picture of her during our ‘pre-drink’. There were a lot of

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Kissinger : more than an afterparty

I don’t believe in only one birthday party, so that’s why my lovely friend Sammy-Jo and I went to the singer Daan’s afterparty at Kissinger. I made this funny picture of her during our ‘pre-drink’. There were a lot of

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Analogue Celebrations

My last analogue pictures are finally developed! I dedicated this disposable camera to parties and celebrations with people that are close to my heart. The first two girls are both called Eline. The first did her ‘goodbye party’ to the

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Analogue Celebrations

My last analogue pictures are finally developed! I dedicated this disposable camera to parties and celebrations with people that are close to my heart. The first two girls are both called Eline. The first did her ‘goodbye party’ to the

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Vincent’s Saturbirthday

I celebrated my birthday last Saturday night and me and my friends wanted more than just a slice of birthday cake. My first stop was Julie’s place, where Britt and Maxime were too, so it was a complete Strutter View

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Vincent’s Saturbirthday

I celebrated my birthday last Saturday night and me and my friends wanted more than just a slice of birthday cake. My first stop was Julie’s place, where Britt and Maxime were too, so it was a complete Strutter View

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Posing for Wim Tellier

It’s official: I’ll become art! You’ll be able to see me in a photography project of Wim Tellier for the Belgian art fair Lineart. Ingrid Deuss was the art director for the shoot and is also the owner of the

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Posing for Wim Tellier

It’s official: I’ll become art! You’ll be able to see me in a photography project of Wim Tellier for the Belgian art fair Lineart. Ingrid Deuss was the art director for the shoot and is also the owner of the

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Tapas: Tasting Bilbao in Barcelona

I’ve developed my very own Barcelona tradition. It’s simply out of the question to go to Barcelona and not visit the tapas bar Bilbao Berria. The tapas are little masterpieces with a delicious taste for a reasonable price (€1,65 /

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Tapas: Tasting Bilbao in Barcelona

I’ve developed my very own Barcelona tradition. It’s simply out of the question to go to Barcelona and not visit the tapas bar Bilbao Berria. The tapas are little masterpieces with a delicious taste for a reasonable price (€1,65 /

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Barcelona: a night experience

Barcelona, one of my favourite cities by far. My good friend Magali is doing an exchange programme over there, so it was the perfect occasion to step on a plane with direction ‘BCN’. It was my third time in the

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Barcelona: a night experience

Barcelona, one of my favourite cities by far. My good friend Magali is doing an exchange programme over there, so it was the perfect occasion to step on a plane with direction ‘BCN’. It was my third time in the

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Backstage at Second Hand Second Life

Last friday I had the opportunity to go backstage at Second Hand Second Life. So that is why I selected some pictures for you guys to see how it was! I’ll post  my favorite pieces of the show later this

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Backstage at Second Hand Second Life

Last friday I had the opportunity to go backstage at Second Hand Second Life. So that is why I selected some pictures for you guys to see how it was! I’ll post  my favorite pieces of the show later this

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Art ’n Bloom : Photo Report

Finally: the big closing photo report of our Art ‘n Bloom trilogy! You could literally find every type of piece to satisfy all your life style desires, so here is our selection. Gervaise Gournay is such a fun designer. I

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Art ’n Bloom : Photo Report

Finally: the big closing photo report of our Art ‘n Bloom trilogy! You could literally find every type of piece to satisfy all your life style desires, so here is our selection. Gervaise Gournay is such a fun designer. I

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Mademoiselle Moustache

The coffee culture in Antwerp seems to be improving at a steady pace. We – the Strutterview team – are all absolute coffee enthusiasts, so you probably understand the fact that the opening of Mademoiselle Moustache came as a gift

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Mademoiselle Moustache

The coffee culture in Antwerp seems to be improving at a steady pace. We – the Strutterview team – are all absolute coffee enthusiasts, so you probably understand the fact that the opening of Mademoiselle Moustache came as a gift

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Art ’n Bloom : the reunion

The fashion edition of Art ’n Bloom at the Bloom hotel in Brussels was a great occasion to see two Belgium-based designers whom I love: Marko Galovic and Juliette Bogers. I know Marko Galovic and his perpetual other half Tanja

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Art ’n Bloom : the reunion

The fashion edition of Art ’n Bloom at the Bloom hotel in Brussels was a great occasion to see two Belgium-based designers whom I love: Marko Galovic and Juliette Bogers. I know Marko Galovic and his perpetual other half Tanja

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Art ‘n Bloom : accessories

These designers showed their accessories at the 7th edition of Art ‘n Bloom. In all the rooms on the first floor of this lovely hotel were designers with their work. It took us a couple of hours to visit every

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Art ‘n Bloom : accessories

These designers showed their accessories at the 7th edition of Art ‘n Bloom. In all the rooms on the first floor of this lovely hotel were designers with their work. It took us a couple of hours to visit every

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Patrizia Pepe

Last friday night I went to see the new  collection at the renewed Patrizia Pepe store in Antwerp. Now they also sell their men’s collection so I was curious how that looked.   A sporty and modern look for the men

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Patrizia Pepe

Last friday night I went to see the new  collection at the renewed Patrizia Pepe store in Antwerp. Now they also sell their men’s collection so I was curious how that looked.   A sporty and modern look for the men

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Wake up and smell the coffee

Finally: here it is, my final London post. I feel so ashamed of myself, neglecting you guys for so long. You probably didn’t remember I existed, right? Since school started again, I seem to have no time to blog anymore

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Wake up and smell the coffee

Finally: here it is, my final London post. I feel so ashamed of myself, neglecting you guys for so long. You probably didn’t remember I existed, right? Since school started again, I seem to have no time to blog anymore

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Grapes and Alcohol

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but a significant part of my job involves drinking. This ‘working week’ already started last Sunday evening with fabulous caipirinha cocktails by the Brazilian artist Carlos Carvalho, who also happens to be my boss’s

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Grapes and Alcohol

I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but a significant part of my job involves drinking. This ‘working week’ already started last Sunday evening with fabulous caipirinha cocktails by the Brazilian artist Carlos Carvalho, who also happens to be my boss’s

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Electric Feel: Incorporations

Incorporations, the Afro-Brazilian contemporary art exhibition at the Centrale Electrique / Elektricitetscentrale, was so powerful. All my senses got extremely stimulates with video projections, soundscapes, touchable installations, several food-inspired artworks and even a project with a lot of strong alcohol

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Electric Feel: Incorporations

Incorporations, the Afro-Brazilian contemporary art exhibition at the Centrale Electrique / Elektricitetscentrale, was so powerful. All my senses got extremely stimulates with video projections, soundscapes, touchable installations, several food-inspired artworks and even a project with a lot of strong alcohol

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F.A.C.T.S 2011

Finally I’m back after walking around with a broken finger for 3 weeks. Unable to do anything useful. Sorry for that you guys! Yesterday a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go to F.A.C.T.S on sunday. This

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F.A.C.T.S 2011

Finally I’m back after walking around with a broken finger for 3 weeks. Unable to do anything useful. Sorry for that you guys! Yesterday a friend of mine asked me if I wanted to go to F.A.C.T.S on sunday. This

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Shutter View: capturing 15″

It was such a long time ago since I’ve experimented with speed. Shutter speed, that is. I think working with a long shutter time is making you really conscious of the fact that “photography” literally means “writing with light”. So

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Shutter View: capturing 15″

It was such a long time ago since I’ve experimented with speed. Shutter speed, that is. I think working with a long shutter time is making you really conscious of the fact that “photography” literally means “writing with light”. So

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Taking it to the streets

If you’re hearing Rio de Janeiro and you automatically think about nothing but carnival, beaches and samba… too bad for you! The exhibition ‘A Rua’ is taking you to the streets and even to the favelas of Rio to show

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Taking it to the streets

If you’re hearing Rio de Janeiro and you automatically think about nothing but carnival, beaches and samba… too bad for you! The exhibition ‘A Rua’ is taking you to the streets and even to the favelas of Rio to show

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Une Parisienne à Anvers

I was so surprised when my Parisian friend Marion sent me a message to tell that she would arrive in Antwerp four hours later. Luckily I hadn’t made plans, so we had an amazing day together. One of her French

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Une Parisienne à Anvers

I was so surprised when my Parisian friend Marion sent me a message to tell that she would arrive in Antwerp four hours later. Luckily I hadn’t made plans, so we had an amazing day together. One of her French

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Need Some Space

Going to the Europalia.Brazil exhibition “Art in Brazil” was just a joy. The exquisite selection of Brazilian contemporary artists of the last 60 years was incredible. Their diversity is vast, but they have one thing in common: the research about

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Need Some Space

Going to the Europalia.Brazil exhibition “Art in Brazil” was just a joy. The exquisite selection of Brazilian contemporary artists of the last 60 years was incredible. Their diversity is vast, but they have one thing in common: the research about

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Cannibals and Brazilian bulges

Working for the Brazilian Enbassy in Belgium has given me the opportunity to participate in one of the biggest cultural festivals in the world: Europalia. With Brazil as this edition’s focus country, Europalia has created over 600 cultural events from

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Cannibals and Brazilian bulges

Working for the Brazilian Enbassy in Belgium has given me the opportunity to participate in one of the biggest cultural festivals in the world: Europalia. With Brazil as this edition’s focus country, Europalia has created over 600 cultural events from

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Manga Dance: TeZukA

Just to be clear: this picture wasn’t taken during the TeZukA performance, but during this year’s La Cambre fashion show. Nevertheless I think it’s suitable. Ok, back to business! The contemporary dance performance TeZukA by Eastman, the new dance company

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Manga Dance: TeZukA

Just to be clear: this picture wasn’t taken during the TeZukA performance, but during this year’s La Cambre fashion show. Nevertheless I think it’s suitable. Ok, back to business! The contemporary dance performance TeZukA by Eastman, the new dance company

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TOGA at BolivART

In my previous post I already told you about Pieter Nulens and his great jewellery. I went to the launch of his new collection TOGA, which was specially designed for the location where it was presented: the BolivART gallery facing

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TOGA at BolivART

In my previous post I already told you about Pieter Nulens and his great jewellery. I went to the launch of his new collection TOGA, which was specially designed for the location where it was presented: the BolivART gallery facing

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Lady Justice, Kings and Queens

I really really really appreciate the work of Pieter Nulens since I met his wife during the Tosca press days half a year ago. The craftmanship of this jewellery designer from the province of Limburg is exquisite and he spices

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Lady Justice, Kings and Queens

I really really really appreciate the work of Pieter Nulens since I met his wife during the Tosca press days half a year ago. The craftmanship of this jewellery designer from the province of Limburg is exquisite and he spices

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Pinko: Mix it all up!

Fashionably late is the understatement of the week. That’s the least we can say. Last week, we had the opportunity to go to the annual Pinko trunk show in their flagship store in Antwerp. They delighted us with their knowledge

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Pinko: Mix it all up!

Fashionably late is the understatement of the week. That’s the least we can say. Last week, we had the opportunity to go to the annual Pinko trunk show in their flagship store in Antwerp. They delighted us with their knowledge

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A glimpse of SÁGA by Dez Mona feat. BOX

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the soundcheck of Dez Mona featuring BOX (Baroque Orchestration X) for their performance of SÁGA. Dez Mona is well known for their dramatical and theatrical music. In this video by Valerie Baeyens you’ll catch

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A glimpse of SÁGA by Dez Mona feat. BOX

Yesterday I had the opportunity to visit the soundcheck of Dez Mona featuring BOX (Baroque Orchestration X) for their performance of SÁGA. Dez Mona is well known for their dramatical and theatrical music. In this video by Valerie Baeyens you’ll catch

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Free Wally: MoMu tickets to win

We are so delighted about the exhibition of Walter Van Beirendonck at the MoMu Fashion Museum, that we want to give our Strutter View visitors a first-hand experience. Our friend and MoMu contact Christin was so kind to give us

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Free Wally: MoMu tickets to win

We are so delighted about the exhibition of Walter Van Beirendonck at the MoMu Fashion Museum, that we want to give our Strutter View visitors a first-hand experience. Our friend and MoMu contact Christin was so kind to give us

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Eurorailtrip: Quick Lunches

I have to delay my Eurorailtrip videopost due to some technical difficulties. That is why I decided to give you some addresses for a quick lunch in Budapest, Praag and Berlin. BUDAPEST As I said in my previous Eurorailtrip post

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Eurorailtrip: Quick Lunches

I have to delay my Eurorailtrip videopost due to some technical difficulties. That is why I decided to give you some addresses for a quick lunch in Budapest, Praag and Berlin. BUDAPEST As I said in my previous Eurorailtrip post

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Real British chippy with a modern twist

I know what you’re thinking… Is she really making a blog post about a typical British meal? Wellllll… yes. Here’s a confession: I’m actually a really big supporter of authentic dishes with a modern twist. Last week I told you

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Real British chippy with a modern twist

I know what you’re thinking… Is she really making a blog post about a typical British meal? Wellllll… yes. Here’s a confession: I’m actually a really big supporter of authentic dishes with a modern twist. Last week I told you

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Taking iPhoneography to the next level

The last week I’ve been experimenting with the camera function of my Iphone. The whole iPhoneography hype has interested me for some time now. The idea of taking a quick shot on the street when you see something interesting is

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Taking iPhoneography to the next level

The last week I’ve been experimenting with the camera function of my Iphone. The whole iPhoneography hype has interested me for some time now. The idea of taking a quick shot on the street when you see something interesting is

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Another dimension to satirical horror

I’ve got a little confession to make: I like satirical horror movies. That’s why I just had to go to Final Destination 5 in 3D. It’s simply disgusting, predictable and so entertaining. Final Destination 5 is staying true to its

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Another dimension to satirical horror

I’ve got a little confession to make: I like satirical horror movies. That’s why I just had to go to Final Destination 5 in 3D. It’s simply disgusting, predictable and so entertaining. Final Destination 5 is staying true to its

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From Buda to Pest

Sziasztok! Tuesday 6 september I took the plane from Eindhoven airport to Budapest! This was the first stop of our Eurorailtrip. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by Wizzair. Due to the wind we arrived 15 min

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From Buda to Pest

Sziasztok! Tuesday 6 september I took the plane from Eindhoven airport to Budapest! This was the first stop of our Eurorailtrip. I have to admit that I was pleasantly surprised by Wizzair. Due to the wind we arrived 15 min

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Budapest Day 2

The second day my friend Lena was our guide. I met her in Nice a couple of years ago. She lives and studies in Budapest so she knows her way around. Because of the heat (30 degrees) we went all

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Budapest Day 2

The second day my friend Lena was our guide. I met her in Nice a couple of years ago. She lives and studies in Budapest so she knows her way around. Because of the heat (30 degrees) we went all

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London Looters

The last two weeks I told you guys about my trip to Milan and now I would like to give my full attention to my stay in London! This trip was a gift (and surprise!) from my boyfriend Maxime and

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London Looters

The last two weeks I told you guys about my trip to Milan and now I would like to give my full attention to my stay in London! This trip was a gift (and surprise!) from my boyfriend Maxime and

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Bergen in BRXL

Last thursday I went to Brussels to visit the pop-up shop Bergen. A project by the Norwegian Fashion Institute and curated by the artists themselves. Alexander Helle (creative director) and T Michael (tailor and also co-designer) of Norwegian Rain came

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Bergen in BRXL

Last thursday I went to Brussels to visit the pop-up shop Bergen. A project by the Norwegian Fashion Institute and curated by the artists themselves. Alexander Helle (creative director) and T Michael (tailor and also co-designer) of Norwegian Rain came

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Sailing with Strutter View

Just like most Belgians, the Strutter View team loves to go to the sea shore during sunny days. That’s why we all went to Julie’s family’s sailing boat. Our friend Bart came along because he loves to sail and he

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Sailing with Strutter View

Just like most Belgians, the Strutter View team loves to go to the sea shore during sunny days. That’s why we all went to Julie’s family’s sailing boat. Our friend Bart came along because he loves to sail and he

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Mer Du Nord : entertainment + great food

Yesterday I went to Brussels with my dad. He has a lot of friends there so he knows the better parts of the city. For lunch we went to the outside fish bar of the well known fish shop Mer

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Mer Du Nord : entertainment + great food

Yesterday I went to Brussels with my dad. He has a lot of friends there so he knows the better parts of the city. For lunch we went to the outside fish bar of the well known fish shop Mer

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BLANCO

Imagine this: a place packed with interesting, friendly and young people. An attractive range of fresh, healthy and super delicious lunch dishes. An equally wide range of delicious Italian coffees and most importantly: everything is very affordable! Last week I

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BLANCO

Imagine this: a place packed with interesting, friendly and young people. An attractive range of fresh, healthy and super delicious lunch dishes. An equally wide range of delicious Italian coffees and most importantly: everything is very affordable! Last week I

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Cupcake Deluxe

Last saturday we went to this adorable cupcake shop in Antwerp. Since March 2011 you can choose between all the classics and some suggestions. We tried a “verry cherry” and a “red velvet”. They were really delicious and fresh. They

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Cupcake Deluxe

Last saturday we went to this adorable cupcake shop in Antwerp. Since March 2011 you can choose between all the classics and some suggestions. We tried a “verry cherry” and a “red velvet”. They were really delicious and fresh. They

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Moose in the City

Good news for all you Scandinavia lovers! The new shop ‘Moose in the City’ is bringing the best of the North to Antwerp. We had a blast while discovering Scandinavian clothing for every occasion and every budget. We were instantly

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Moose in the City

Good news for all you Scandinavia lovers! The new shop ‘Moose in the City’ is bringing the best of the North to Antwerp. We had a blast while discovering Scandinavian clothing for every occasion and every budget. We were instantly

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7 days, 4 cities , 3 friends & 1 train ticket

I’m back ! I couldn’t post anything the last two weeks because I had to focus on my exams. But now I’m ready to start writing again. This week I wanted to share my travel plans with you. I’m not

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7 days, 4 cities , 3 friends & 1 train ticket

I’m back ! I couldn’t post anything the last two weeks because I had to focus on my exams. But now I’m ready to start writing again. This week I wanted to share my travel plans with you. I’m not

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Any Way the Wind Blows

Julie and I went to see Any Way the Wind Blows at Cinema Urbana the same day we got our free Maes beer keg. We were intrigued by the opening scene of the movie where Windman is dancing in a

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Any Way the Wind Blows

Julie and I went to see Any Way the Wind Blows at Cinema Urbana the same day we got our free Maes beer keg. We were intrigued by the opening scene of the movie where Windman is dancing in a

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Inside the city of Milan

Dear blog readers, first of all I would like to apologize, because I have really neglected this blog this week. As you all might know, Pukkelpop 2011 was a complete tragedy. I am not writing this post to give more

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Inside the city of Milan

Dear blog readers, first of all I would like to apologize, because I have really neglected this blog this week. As you all might know, Pukkelpop 2011 was a complete tragedy. I am not writing this post to give more

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Sin City in Antwerp

I was completely blown away by Sin City from the first time I’ve seen it. The stories, the cast, the special effects… everything is so impressive. That’s why I was so delighted when I heard that Sin City was on

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Sin City in Antwerp

I was completely blown away by Sin City from the first time I’ve seen it. The stories, the cast, the special effects… everything is so impressive. That’s why I was so delighted when I heard that Sin City was on

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Analogue Summer Fun

Every year when summer comes I have one tradition: buying a disposable camera to capture some precious moments. This year I made a lot of pictures during my trip to Turkey with my mommie dearest. The first picture I made

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Analogue Summer Fun

Every year when summer comes I have one tradition: buying a disposable camera to capture some precious moments. This year I made a lot of pictures during my trip to Turkey with my mommie dearest. The first picture I made

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Festival Fever

Yes! It’s finally that day of the year again. The day when most Belgian youngsters are leaving for Pukkelpop! Yes I know… I promised you guys to give you my ultimate top ten acts on Pukkelpop this year but some

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Festival Fever

Yes! It’s finally that day of the year again. The day when most Belgian youngsters are leaving for Pukkelpop! Yes I know… I promised you guys to give you my ultimate top ten acts on Pukkelpop this year but some

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Linkerwoofer: singing in the rain

Each year I’m going to the free Antwerp ‘Left Bank’ festival, called Linkerwoofer and I’m always having a blast. This time even the rain couldn’t stop me from enjoying the concerts from The Van Jets and Absynthe Minded. Linkerwoofer is

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Linkerwoofer: singing in the rain

Each year I’m going to the free Antwerp ‘Left Bank’ festival, called Linkerwoofer and I’m always having a blast. This time even the rain couldn’t stop me from enjoying the concerts from The Van Jets and Absynthe Minded. Linkerwoofer is

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Popeye Mash-Up With Salmon

One of the good things about cartoons is that we cherish them through our lives, we might not still watch them but we sure do admire them. I remember I started eating spinach after watching Popeye. I even used to

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Popeye Mash-Up With Salmon

One of the good things about cartoons is that we cherish them through our lives, we might not still watch them but we sure do admire them. I remember I started eating spinach after watching Popeye. I even used to

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Randomness at its best

Julie and I always have the best random stuff happening around us. This time there was a promo guy from Maes beer who came out of the blue and asked us if we wanted to have a free beer keg.

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Randomness at its best

Julie and I always have the best random stuff happening around us. This time there was a promo guy from Maes beer who came out of the blue and asked us if we wanted to have a free beer keg.

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Lomography

Hey everybody. As some of you might know, I’m a real gadget fan so a few months ago I couldn’t resist buying a Diana F+. A cute plastic camera by Lomography with a removable flash. It’s really light so in

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Lomography

Hey everybody. As some of you might know, I’m a real gadget fan so a few months ago I couldn’t resist buying a Diana F+. A cute plastic camera by Lomography with a removable flash. It’s really light so in

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Replay Spring Summer 2012 collection

As you probably all know, we had the pleasure to go to the Replay fashion show of the Spring Summer 2012 collection yesterday! It was our first invitation as a team but sadly Vincent couldn’t join us because he is

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Replay Spring Summer 2012 collection

As you probably all know, we had the pleasure to go to the Replay fashion show of the Spring Summer 2012 collection yesterday! It was our first invitation as a team but sadly Vincent couldn’t join us because he is

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Soyez Les Bienvenus

It’s the end of a busy week and I wanted to go for a drink at a special bar called De Zomerfabriek. During the summer the city organizes a lot of events to entertain their inhabitants. They call it the

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Soyez Les Bienvenus

It’s the end of a busy week and I wanted to go for a drink at a special bar called De Zomerfabriek. During the summer the city organizes a lot of events to entertain their inhabitants. They call it the

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Turkish Delight

Usually hyper touristic holidays aren’t my thing, but for Bodrum I’m willing to make an exception. All inclusive hotel, private beach show dancers and a gift shop called Ali Baba: it’s the formula to happiness, believe me. And by the

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Turkish Delight

Usually hyper touristic holidays aren’t my thing, but for Bodrum I’m willing to make an exception. All inclusive hotel, private beach show dancers and a gift shop called Ali Baba: it’s the formula to happiness, believe me. And by the

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The Auditorium Live Sessions: Odd Lovers

Hello there precious followers! A couple of days ago I was thinking about my new music post, because I’m showing you 10 of my cherished acts on Pukkelpop 2011(remember?). That was the moment me and my boyfriend Maxime got the

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The Auditorium Live Sessions: Odd Lovers

Hello there precious followers! A couple of days ago I was thinking about my new music post, because I’m showing you 10 of my cherished acts on Pukkelpop 2011(remember?). That was the moment me and my boyfriend Maxime got the

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Four artists, one vernissage

Last Friday was arts day. My destination: the vernissage of Papier Carbone. The Antwerp-based (work)shop of young Dutch fashion designer Juliette Bogers was transformed into an exhibition where her own pieces were in dialogue with two product designers and one

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Four artists, one vernissage

Last Friday was arts day. My destination: the vernissage of Papier Carbone. The Antwerp-based (work)shop of young Dutch fashion designer Juliette Bogers was transformed into an exhibition where her own pieces were in dialogue with two product designers and one

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(RE)PLAY to win

Hi guys! We have some really exciting news for you. The strutterview-team is going to be present at the exclusive Replay fashion show + after party on Saturday the 6th of August. The good news is: we have 2 give-away

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(RE)PLAY to win

Hi guys! We have some really exciting news for you. The strutterview-team is going to be present at the exclusive Replay fashion show + after party on Saturday the 6th of August. The good news is: we have 2 give-away

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Chicken Wasabi Salad

The cold weather made way for sunshine and a warm breeze so it’s time to make a fresh salad for lunch. I’m a big fan of Asian spices and flavours so I made a chicken salad with a wasabi dressing.

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Chicken Wasabi Salad

The cold weather made way for sunshine and a warm breeze so it’s time to make a fresh salad for lunch. I’m a big fan of Asian spices and flavours so I made a chicken salad with a wasabi dressing.

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Dutch Discovery

Belgium’s national holiday is celebrated, as usual, on the 21st of July. It is the day when the first King of the Belgians, took the constitutional oath as king. So basically, this means that on this day, the shops, banks

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Dutch Discovery

Belgium’s national holiday is celebrated, as usual, on the 21st of July. It is the day when the first King of the Belgians, took the constitutional oath as king. So basically, this means that on this day, the shops, banks

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Video: Catching up by candle light

Catching up by candle light from Strutter View on Vimeo. Going out for dinner is the easiest and most enjoyable way to catch up with each other when time and distance separate us. Last weekend we all gathered down in

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Video: Catching up by candle light

Catching up by candle light from Strutter View on Vimeo. Going out for dinner is the easiest and most enjoyable way to catch up with each other when time and distance separate us. Last weekend we all gathered down in

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Galliano

Last Friday we had the honour to take a peek in the kitchen of restaurant Galliano. The German chef is always preparing a mix of French and Mediterranean cuisine. Here are some of his mouthwatering dishes. Galliano has recently added

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Galliano

Last Friday we had the honour to take a peek in the kitchen of restaurant Galliano. The German chef is always preparing a mix of French and Mediterranean cuisine. Here are some of his mouthwatering dishes. Galliano has recently added

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Moneygrabber

Hey guys, here I am again with my favourite festival tunes to brighten up your day and to get you in the festival mood! Although the Belgian weather is not very summery at all, this song will cheer you guys

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Moneygrabber

Hey guys, here I am again with my favourite festival tunes to brighten up your day and to get you in the festival mood! Although the Belgian weather is not very summery at all, this song will cheer you guys

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It’s a festival, not a farm

My friend Nathalie was so kind to let me accompany her for free to the dj festival Tomorrowland, so I was really excited. Steve Aoki and Brodinski were definitely the ones I liked the most. The tricky thing about dressing

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It’s a festival, not a farm

My friend Nathalie was so kind to let me accompany her for free to the dj festival Tomorrowland, so I was really excited. Steve Aoki and Brodinski were definitely the ones I liked the most. The tricky thing about dressing

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French toast

This recipe is one I’ve learned from my grandmother. We used to make it from time to time when I was a child. This morning I was feeling a bit nostalgic so I made some for breakfast. ingredients – 3

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French toast

This recipe is one I’ve learned from my grandmother. We used to make it from time to time when I was a child. This morning I was feeling a bit nostalgic so I made some for breakfast. ingredients – 3

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An Englishman in Amsterdam

A week ago I was at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week and I wore this look on Thursday. Unfortunately I didn’t make the time to photograph my outfit on that day, so here it is. I’ve surrounded myself by some

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An Englishman in Amsterdam

A week ago I was at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week and I wore this look on Thursday. Unfortunately I didn’t make the time to photograph my outfit on that day, so here it is. I’ve surrounded myself by some

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My Polaroid Project

I’ve finally completed my Polaroid photo album after more than one year! 123 pictures, divided over three years. It was a hard job to make a selection for this post, but here they are. One of the first Polaroid pictures

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My Polaroid Project

I’ve finally completed my Polaroid photo album after more than one year! 123 pictures, divided over three years. It was a hard job to make a selection for this post, but here they are. One of the first Polaroid pictures

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Lunch in Breda

When you see the interior of the restaurant/lounge bar Parc located on the Grote Markt 20 at Breda, you wouldn’t expect to find the most famous fast food dish of the Netherlands on their lunch menu. The Dutch call it

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Lunch in Breda

When you see the interior of the restaurant/lounge bar Parc located on the Grote Markt 20 at Breda, you wouldn’t expect to find the most famous fast food dish of the Netherlands on their lunch menu. The Dutch call it

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What’s the business, yeah

Every year around mid-July, I get this kind of “festival fever”. Yes I think you know what I’m talking about. People who know me, know that I am a huge music fanatic. To fulfill this need, I go to the

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What’s the business, yeah

Every year around mid-July, I get this kind of “festival fever”. Yes I think you know what I’m talking about. People who know me, know that I am a huge music fanatic. To fulfill this need, I go to the

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My Yashica-Mat 6×6 TLR

The tradition of searching for cool stuff on a flea market all began when I was a child. Every year in May, June & September there is a huge flea market my neighborhood Zurenborg in Antwerp. It all takes place

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My Yashica-Mat 6×6 TLR

The tradition of searching for cool stuff on a flea market all began when I was a child. Every year in May, June & September there is a huge flea market my neighborhood Zurenborg in Antwerp. It all takes place

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Pancakes to celebrate

Yesterday was our launch so I made pancakes to celebrate. They aren’t that difficult to make. All you need is a good non-stick pan. I prefer mini pancakes but you can choose the size. ingredients for 10-12 mini pancakes -

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Pancakes to celebrate

Yesterday was our launch so I made pancakes to celebrate. They aren’t that difficult to make. All you need is a good non-stick pan. I prefer mini pancakes but you can choose the size. ingredients for 10-12 mini pancakes -

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Bibi: Capital at the castle

I would normally refuse if someone invited me into a castle’s dungeon, but for the Café Capital party ‘Bibi’ in ‘t Steen castle I had to make an exception. Wet by the rain, but full of excitement Julie and I

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Bibi: Capital at the castle

I would normally refuse if someone invited me into a castle’s dungeon, but for the Café Capital party ‘Bibi’ in ‘t Steen castle I had to make an exception. Wet by the rain, but full of excitement Julie and I

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Aperol Spritz

Last night I had a Spritz at the bar Vitrin and I have to admit that it’s my kind of drink. The sweet, sour bubbly taste reminds me of a warm summer night in Italy instead of these cold rainy

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Aperol Spritz

Last night I had a Spritz at the bar Vitrin and I have to admit that it’s my kind of drink. The sweet, sour bubbly taste reminds me of a warm summer night in Italy instead of these cold rainy

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AIFW: See them strut

Amsterdam International Fashion Week from Strutter View on Vimeo. When I was in Amsterdam for the International Fashion Week, I simply had to film some of the fashion show finales. ZEM, Roya Hesam, Individuals and Hunkemöller were some of the

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AIFW: See them strut

Amsterdam International Fashion Week from Strutter View on Vimeo. When I was in Amsterdam for the International Fashion Week, I simply had to film some of the fashion show finales. ZEM, Roya Hesam, Individuals and Hunkemöller were some of the

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Meet the Strutter View team

Getting our Spritz on from Strutter View on Vimeo. Last night we had a drink at one of our favourite bars in Antwerp. Vitrin’s atmosphere was perfect for our first vlog. The interior design has a modern feel to it

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Meet the Strutter View team

Getting our Spritz on from Strutter View on Vimeo. Last night we had a drink at one of our favourite bars in Antwerp. Vitrin’s atmosphere was perfect for our first vlog. The interior design has a modern feel to it

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