Almost ...

zaterdag 29 augustus 2015

Summer that is. It has been an amazing 3 months this year around ; starting with the wedding of my step daughter early June, our holiday to Ibiza and all these assignments with people that radiate love, warmth and emotion.

My last call was baby Emilie this week, who normally should 've been born around this time but decided to come a little bit earlier than expected. 
Emilie was born when I was packing for Ibiza and it was agreed to make her first pics in hospital. 
Alas, momma nature decided otherwise. 

So as soon I was back in the country I rescheduled her photo shoot ; my only concern was to get these before she was 1 month old. 
I wanted to catch that first baby look of her ; a baby's appearance and expression changes so rapidly you know .. 

a small collage of baby Emilie ; isn't she the cutest ?

Something Blue ..

woensdag 26 augustus 2015

Funny when I look at all the things I photograph, there's always a hint of blue in it.
I guess it's just the closest color to the ocean and I find the sound of water soothing. 
Maybe a lot of people agree and decorate their interior or exterior settings with a splash of blue.

Do you guys have a fave color for decorating ? 
Something that makes a house more of a home to you ?

Push it real Good !

dinsdag 25 augustus 2015

Talika products can be purchased online or at IU {Belgium}

Ever since we moved to our current home, I've been visiting this beauty parlor in our 'quartier' ; the parlor introduced me to silk lash extensions and I've been a loyal fan since 2011 !
Of course I often wondered how my own natural lashes were doing ; as we all know, extensions put a burden on hair or lashes and sometimes it got me worried.
However, I presumed my lashes would still be there after all this time ; where else would the beauty assistant glue them if there wasn't a real eyelash in sight ?

So, I made the decision to skip my next appointment - you need a touch up every 3 to 4 weeks - just before my holiday abroad and determined myself to discover what was left of my own cilium after this last session of extensions.

And here we are, rediscovering my natural gaze and hurray, they lashes have proven to be super strong after more than 3 years of ordeal.
To make sure they get the attention and care they need, I purchased LIPOCILS expert by Talika ; it's a gel  to boost eyelash growth, pigmentation and curl.
I need to apply it twice a day and this for a month or so.

The gel applies very easily ; the product sits in a mascara flask with brush and is used just like so.
The product doesn't sting or smells ; in fact, it's super easy to use and if this promises to be what it says on the box, it's the easiest way to improve your blink and wink.

Stay tuned for an update in a month or so ; I'm hoping to rave about it and it's results.

Are we connected yet ?

zondag 23 augustus 2015


Always nice to discover great Instagram accounts online ; seriously, there's some pretty awesome stuff out there. I like to mix & match daily outfits with food, travel and my work. 
Here are some of my latest Instagram treasures//accounts I'd like to share with you all :

Instagram account of this amazing (hidden) hotspot on Ibiza, near the famous Salinas (salt mines)

Amsterdam based food and lifestyle editor, Marie Verdenius
Love her clean food pictures ; a must-follow account for foodies ! 

Darya Kamalova's account for pure wedding inspiration ! 
A must for any bride-to-be .. 

If you're into temporary tattoos, make sure to click this account ! 
Their account is a lookbook for unique collabs with super talented illustrators and artists.

5. @denniswiatkowski
I've known the work of Dennis since I first started blogging back in 2008, long before the whole world started to do so.
I remember him commenting on some of the music I played on my blog as he started following me too. Discovered him back on Instagram and am very glad to see he has developed his own trademark style, when I look at his pictures.

And while you are up for it, feel free to follow my own account too

Beg, steal and borrow {from the boy}

zondag 23 augustus 2015

me in my husband's vintage Essentiel shirt 

When you have nothing to wear in your closet, move a few steps to the right and raid your boyfriend's !
Pick his nicest striped shirt ; throw it around your waist, button up and fold the sleeves into a nice
bow tie. Et voilĂ , a new skirt is born. 
Add a simple white T and some sneakers or heels if you wanna bring your newest addition to a dinner date. 
{you might find many how-to tutorials on youtube, check it out}

I really like the idea of re-using anything for fashionable usage ; also, I'm a big fan of a sexy understated look (think Claire Underwood) with a hint of virility.
Even though it's still Summer, Autumn is lurking around the corner and as you might have noticed throughout all these years and blogposts, Fall is my absolute fave #1 season.

Everyday I'm looking at my Murray jacket by Isabel Marant, Etoile, hanging neat and patient in my closet. It's like that brand new uniform waiting for school to begin, austere and strictly, waiting to be exposed on September 1st. 
Patience is a clean virtue. 

Ibiza hotspots 2015 {part 2}

maandag 17 augustus 2015

This holiday we stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel ; it's a very spacy place with some great interior but keep in mind if you're looking for a more "zen" feeling, this might not be the place for you.
Music is everywhere at this hotel ; I can't honestly say I was fed up after 2 weeks as I am a music lover from head to toe. 

Let me share some pictures from our room with a view :

 As you can see, the room was nice and spacious, loved my bath with ocean view !! 
As this hotel is not even 2 years open, it's an ok place to stay but still has some 'teething problems' :
I would recommend to book this for a try out long weekend, enjoying all there is the hotel has got to offer. Maybe you can grab a concert or two, enjoy a pool party with Tinie Tempah (we got so lucky to see Snoop Dogg too !), have a ridiculous large breakfast and finish your day at the Ninth, their rooftop bar.

For a great meal, hop next doors at Sir Rocco, a beach restaurant with Italian food or maybe try some tapas at the Hard Rock restaurant downstairs. 

this was the view from our terrace ; notice Sir Rocco on your left .. it looks like a beach bar but is actually a nicely decorated restaurant on the inside ! 

Ibiza hotspots 2015

zondag 16 augustus 2015

I can honestly say this has to be the BEST holiday ever ! Ibiza promised to be the best place on earth to party, live and feel free and it did not fail at all.
The biggest advance of this Balearic island, is it's split personality being a party island as well as a place to feel zen, eat organic food and drinks and experience spiritual moments.

Sal de Ibiza shop near Es Coloms

Of course there's this party sensation you absolutely need to be part of, but when you leave the surroundings of your hotel and drive off to the outback of Ibiza, I'll promise you won't feel disappointed. Small villages welcome you and offer the best they can give ; I've seen places so peaceful I wanted to stay forever. 

For example, Experimental Beach near Las Salinas {the famous salt mines of Ibiza} is a well hidden hotspot to enjoy a yoga session, linger on a sunbed all day long and watch the sun go down from this incredible spot whilst drinking probably the best cocktail you had in your entire life.

Best to rent a scooter or small car to drive around the island - you'll hop from one place to another in maximum 15 minutes - to discover places like this ! 
Keep in mind that you might have to make reservations in advance so you won't feel disappointed if all sun loungers or tables are taken. Even if they are situated in less touristic places, word gets around quickly these places are a must-see on your list.

Experimental Beach dining area

Our next stop was La Paloma, near San Lorenzo.
This absolutely beautiful eatery and bakery is surrounded by gardens and orchards of lemon and orange trees. If you're a lover of organic food and freshly homemade juices and salads, this is THE place for you. Super friendly atmosphere and service and the bill won't break the bank.
I recommend the Falafel Salad and an organic ginger fizzy drink.
While you await your meal, feel free to browse the gardens and shop ; I'm pretty sure you'll find something nice to bring home for your beloved ones {do yourself a favor and skip the ugly souvenir shops and buy something you might actually like to have for a present yourself}

As I already mentioned above, Ibiza is famous for it's salt ; you will find it in most 'supermercado's'
all around the island but isn't it always nicer to purchase items in local shops ?
We found this beautiful shop by the road, on our way back to our hotel. 
It's situated on the PM-810 near Es Coloms next to a supermarket {supermercado}.
In front the open space of the shop holds a clothing line, stuff foodies will like and the must-have item for your holiday, a straw basket wether or not decorated with sparkle or pompoms. 
We purchased out Sal de Ibiza here and also the typical scent of the Island, Campos de Ibiza ; I choose the Dlor de Almendra, a perfume made out of almond flowers.
It's a beautiful bottle with a green tassel ; if you don't visit Ibiza soon, you can also easily purchase it online, so you can bring a little bit of the island near you.

So, let me share some more of Ibiza's finest in my following update .. 
If you guys have any questions on Ibiza, it's hotspots, feel free to email me any time ! 

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