The Ardennes

Last weekend, I spent some quality time with my three best girlfriends in the Ardennes, the most well-known forested area in Belgium. To reminisce over the wonderful memories we made, I thought it’d be a cool idea to make a photo report. Here are some photos that made it to the family album. The pictures are a combination of three locations: Spa, Lierneux and La-Roche-en-Ardenne.

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September ’17

I’ve been so busy! And although we’re already halfway through October, I couldn’t keep the best parts of September from any of you. Here’s my favourite snippets.

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Reading this new, touching book
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Baking vegan blueberry muffins
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Sunny mornings on an empty train platform
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Posting another outfit post, the second one this year
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Spending the day in Ghent
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Visitation rights to the cat
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Breakfast in bed
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Having brunch at Huset
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Getting dressed up for a wedding
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Street art in Lier
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Discovering more green parks in Brussels
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Spending the afternoon at one of the vineyards of Hageland
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Assembling my own perfect bouquet of flowers
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Feeling like a master chef after making veganese spring rolls
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Evenings in the city
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Selling stuff second hand at a flea market
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Running. So far I’ve been keeping up going once a week.
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The Art on Paper exhibition in Bozar 

Can’t wait to show you what I’ve been up to these past few weeks in October already.

Until then,

Love,

Silke

August ’17

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Finally finding a place for my travel stickers!
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Home made vegan apple pie, which was delicious
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A visit to the magical book shop, Tropisme, with Kaatje
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Fresh, perfectly round cherry tomatoes from our little garden
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Discovering a wonderful piece of art in a small alley in Brussels
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Seeing this dinosaur escape as we entered Fiesta Latina
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Enjoying the sun on our tiny holiday to Zeeland (read more about it here)
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Reading a book in the park on a sunny day off
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A lovely lunch at Moon food (read about the place here)
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Taking part in a photoshoot for work with this glorious view of the vineyard

 

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A beautiful sunset on a visit to Brussel Bad
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Blurry pictures of another vegan dish: spaghetti pumpkin with chilli
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A picture perfect night at home

5 Instagram accounts that deserve a follow

1.  @accidentallywesanderson

Although Wes Anderson’s films may seem like a different reality entirely, this instagram account proves their connection to reality. It’s a collection of picture-perfect places that are from his films or look like they could have been. To me, it’s one of the most appealing and surprising travel photo accounts that are out there.

2. @helloemilie

To keep on the theme of travel, this one I discovered only a few weeks ago, but I love it so much. These photo’s seem like they were taken years ago, in a world where there’s no one but yourself, but I’m pretty sure they are a collection of very recent travel photos by Emilie.

✨❄️ Life Aquatic vibes in @newfoundlandlabrador. #ExploreNL #IcebergsNL

A post shared by Emilie Ristevski (@helloemilie) on

3. @sadanimalfacts

This so called ‘sad’ account makes me laugh every time! These illustrations combine a fact on a certain type of animal with a funny illustrated caricature. What’s not to love?

Bad news about moths. #sadanimalfacts

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4. @visitscandinavia

As a scandi-lover, I can’t leave this one out. This account posts pictures from around the whole of Scandinavia and it’s the one account that makes me ache for a road trip around the continent (and right about now, please!).

5. @charrrl_iie

The Queen of pins and brooches. A visually very appealing and uplifting instagram account that makes me want to wear brooches.

July ’17

Summer is in full swing and life is as busy as ever. Here’s a short overview of what kept me busy in July.

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My new notebook that I use for lists of any shape and kind
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This view on a day at work – what even is my life?
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Celebrating our Flemish holiday with some baked goodies. 
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A sunny day in Brussels
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Celebrating one of my friends’ 25th birthday!
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Doing my make-up with my new Peach Palette and liking the result
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Seeing this as I walk towards our garden
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Enjoying the outlines of the garden on the bed
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A late birthday dinner
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This guy – every day made better
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This splendid lunch view over Brussels at the MIM
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This funny doorbell at the beguinage of Diest
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Celebrating late birthdays together with friends
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Surprise visits to Sint Gillis and having drinks at a sunny bar
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Having fika at Peck47 in a new summer dress
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Cute streets in Leuven
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Game night with my boyfriends’ friends
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Late night strolls through Ghent city centre
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Catching up with friends at the HAP food truck festival
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Cozy nights at home (with a recycled bottle as a candlelight)
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Plants! Yay! 
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On the job – discovering the gateway to paradise
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Visiting the botanical garden of Leuven with my mum
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Yet another day at the office 
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Picture perfect cobbled streets in Leuven

August has been incredibly busy already and there’s yet more to come. That makes for lots of pictures though! Can’t wait to show you.

Until then,

Love,

Silke

June ’17

It’s officially summer and I’m excited for it! :-) Here’s what bits were my favourite last month.

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Eating fancy eclairs in Ukkel
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Going to the zoo
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Hosting my parents for brunch and using the edible flowers from our garden
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The blue sky on our walk along the beach
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Home made iced tea
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Riding a tandem bike for the first time 
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Having the privilege of seeing the view over Leuven from the tiny balcony at our office
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Seeing the sun set with the one I love
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Eating birthday cake
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A first run
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Meeting Kaatje at the Kaaitheater cafe
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Having biscuit cake with Sophie after work
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Seeing the man on the right taking a snooze because why not?
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Coming into the office on Monday and seeing this
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Discovering the hidden gems in the beguinage in Diest
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Enjoying the gallery when it’s not too crowded
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Catching this photo (with my phone!) and absolutely loving how color-coordinated these two are. This is my favourite photo of the month

Love,

Silke