It’s official, I’ve found my favourite café in Ghent. Huset, which is Swedish for “the house”, is anything but just that, it’s more of a home. You enter a house that you had no idea was a place to eat and immediately, it’s like your in someone’s living room. You are welcomed by the friendly host that serves you at your table right next to the big piano decorated with flowers. The food has the same hominess to it: baked goodies, scones (delicious!), hot soup,… all things that warm the heart! I love the imperfectness of the place more than anything: from the jungle of plants to the mismatched cutlery and plates. For any fika lovers our there, this place is a MUST. I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking…
Where? Hoogstraat 49, 9000 Gent
When? Every Monday – Friday from 11am till 6pm plus on evenings when they have an event going on (imagine the #hygge then!)
It’s been a loooong time since I’ve posted an outfit post, but here’s one for you to celebrate autumn looming . The star of this post is my red rain coat that I love! It was a bargain when I bought it in Marks & Spencer in Edinburgh two years ago but it adds just that pop of colour that an outfit needs, particularly on those grey and rainy days. It never fails to put me in a good mood. I especially like pairing it with black and white to add some contrast. I’ve also been looking at what’s in stores and online for fall season, and I’m pretty sure a similar coat shouldn’t be too hard to find! I highly recommend!
Bag – Mexx
Rain coat – Marks & Spencer
Shoes – Converse
Jeans – Mexx
Shirt – Opus
If there’s one thing I like about make-up, it’s lipsticks. I always find an excuse to buy another, because I believe there’s so much variety in the consistency, how long they last, shades, etcetera. The options are endless. I truly believe that a lipstick can complete or change an entire look. Here’s a bit of a breakdown of my favourites.
- Volupté Tint-in-oil by Yves Saint Laurent
This one is perfect for days when you don’t really feel like wearing something visible. It’s very sheer but quite moisturising because of the oily formula. I choose this one when I like a little something-something and just reapply it throughout the day. Also, the packaging! Isn’t it gorgeous?
2. Everlasting liquid lipstick by Kat Von D
This one’s great for when you want some colour but don’t want to be thinking about smudging or lipstick on other places of your face other than your lips. It’s the longest lasting lipstick I have ever tried and the shade range that’s available right now is a-mazing.
3. Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick in the shade 105
This lipstick is my favourite go-to lipstick on days when I don’t feel like putting on a lot of make-up but my face needs a little colour. It’s the my lip shade but better kind of lipstick, which I love because it’s so effortless.
4. MAC matte lipstick in the shade “Lady Danger”
If I had to choose one red lipstick, it’d be this one. This one requires a little more attention ( aka the use of a lipliner, retouching and careful application), but because of its orange-y undertone, it suits me perfectly with my blonde hair.
5. Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector Lip Gloss
Last but certainly not least, is this cute lip gloss from Clarins. I especially like this shade because it’s quite peachy and therefore my favourite summer lip gloss. It doesn’t taste bad and leaves a beautiful goldeny gloss.