In een knap hoekpand in het centrum van Kortrijk kan je sinds kort terecht bij Kopie Koffie. Dit is al de tweede zaak voor Deborah Debaere en wordt best omschreven als het creatievere broertje van Creacopy. Hier kan je terecht voor allerhande copywerk, maar ook voor ontwerp op maat. Als kers op de taart vind je er ook een echte letterpress.
Waar ik als tiener ooit een bloedhekel aan had, is tegenwoordig mijn favoriete maaltijd van de dag: het ontbijt. In het verlengde van ontbijten, ligt brunchen, zo mogelijk nog meer mijn ding. Ik doe dan ook niets liever dan de nieuwste brunchplekjes ontdekken of dat nu in eigen land is of (ver) daarbuiten.
Iemand die ook niet vies is van een brunch meer of minder is Josefien. We spreken regelmatig ook eens in real life af om wat bij te praten en waar kan dat beter dan op een heerlijk brunchadresje?
Vorig weekend vond je ons dan ook terug bij FranzGustav in Gent waar we genoten van een overheerlijke brunch, we verloren zelfs de tijd helemaal uit het oog!
During our latest visit to London, we discovered Tom’s Kitchen, located in Chelsea. I was looking for a breakfast place in the neighbourhood, since we would be spending part of the day there when Foursquare led me to this place. After walking a few blocks in all directions but Cale Street (where it is located) we finally got ourselves seated, just in time for breakfast. Set in a townhouse, this is the informal counterpart to Michelin starred Tom Aikens restaurant. On the menu: comfort food, from breakfast to dinner.
I’m not sure if many of you know this, but I spent most of my college years in Kortrijk. It’s also where I met my husband and got my college degree, so only good memories are in order here.
‘Tis the season of pop-up shops, that I can tell you. I have one more to write about this week, but first let me talk to you about my visit to The Plantshop this weekend. I wrote about it before, where I almost couldn’t contain my excitement, so imagine what happened when I actually set foot into the shop this past Saturday.
Anne & Hanne from online design shop Baroness O. and Belgian designer Sofie Claes really outdid themselves for this venture. This place is bursting with all things creative and it all blends in so well together: the plants, the design, the clothing, the magazines, the coffee. I could go on forever about it.
I picked up one of the custom notebooks (I adore how they turned a regular notebook into something special), an issue of Kinfolk (finally!) and one of the products designed for The Plantshop: a hand and body cream. The herbal & flowery scent is just perfect.
I hope to visit them again before they close by the end of December and if you are looking for the perfect Christmas gift, then The Plantshop is your go-to shop. If you just like to be surrounded by cool people, great design and creative minds in a beautiful setting, you might consider stopping by as well.
See you there?
ps: I just have to mention that Sofie Claes designed the most perfect leather jacket for her Wolf. by Sofie Claes line. I think I fell in love with a jacket (now, that’s a first).
Vlasmarkt 30, 2000 Antwerpen
Hours â€“ thursday, friday, saturday and sunday – 11am-7pm.
(also open on the 23rd, 24th, 27th and 28th of December)
This past week included our second wedding anniversary and a visit to my friend Stijn and his cats at his new pad in Ghent. While in Ghent, Stijn and I headed to DesignMarkt (mainly to drool over the many Eames rocking chairs) and indulged in waffles and coffee at Wasbar. This rainy November month is probably the best excuse ever to commit to baking a dozen of cupcakes every Sunday.
The Barn could best be described as the place where I had the best coffee in Berlin.
Another one of our favorite lunch spots in Berlin has to be CafĂ© Oliv.
It’s quite obvious: Ghent is Belgium’s hipster town. There’s no denying that. For the last few months, it has had hipster bars and shops popping up all over the place. One of these rather new places is Huiskamer Ernest.
We visited Ghent over the weekend which lent the perfect opportunity to visit a few places on my bucket list.
One of them was Ycono. Located next to the red-light district, this concept bar offers a mix of coffee, art & design. The coffee list is endless with a number of creative outlets such as the Spread Hazel we had (think latte macchiato x nutella x whipped cream x cacao x noisettes and I’m in heaven). Besides coffee, breakfast and lunch are also served in this petite bar.
If you’re looking for something new on the home decor front, Ycono sells a selection of design brands as well.
The place also serves as a (temporary) art gallery. Every now and then a new artist is featured.
You probably know by now that I adore coffee, art and design, so Ycono is on top of my Ghent list from now on! If you happen to like the same mix, then do pay a visit to Ycono on your next visit to Ghent.
Our friend Carmen provided us with these appropriate buttons. Everyone continued to wish us a happy birthday as well when wearing this.
A couple of years ago the ladies and I decided to go on a trip when we’d be turning 30. Fast forward to 2013, when we found ourselves in London over the Easter weekend to celebrate our 30th birthday.
From now on, there’s no need for me to drive all the way to Ghent or Antwerp to find a decent coffee bar. Let me introduce you to Books & Brunch, located in the center Bruges.
I always loved Ghent, so I try to visit it on a regular basis. Mostly because my bestie lives there, but also because the city hosts the raddest spots in Belgium. My job is to find out about these and meet up with the bestie at one of them. On top of my bucket list (until recently) was Clouds in my Coffee.
During the last few hours of our trip, we made it to The Royal Cafe.
When we wandered into Granola on a Saturday afternoon in January, the place was packed (hence the fact that I only have this set of pictures). I loved the decor here, especially the old grocery counter and the stone floors.