Monthly Archives: May 2014

Limonsoda and the sound of shoes ….


Kloosterstraat in Antwerp!

For me, one of the most pleasurable streets in Antwerp …

Most famous for the vintage furniture stores, lovely restaurants and trendy boutiques …

Ten years ago, owner Mirja Mariën opened a beautiful children shoe store named ‘LimonSoda’

In this amazing store you can find the most adorable shoes for your kiddies. From sweet, with bow ties for cute girls, to funky and cool, for real boys.
Mirja has an immaculate taste, so you can be sure that ‘LimonSoda’ has a beautiful selection of high quality shoes.

And, at times we ‘supposed to be grown-ups’ are lucky too …


Hey, hey, hey!!! Some of ‘Mirja’s’ collections, go up to european size 40.
Nice to have a mother/daughter moment! little girls just love to dress up like mama.
Or just because you want to have that fabulous pair of shoes hopppaaaa!!!

LimonSoda sells different brands like Nathalie Verlinden – Pépé – Galluci – Eli – Eureka – Zecchino D’Oro – M.D.J – Bumper – Rondinella (Fashion collection) – Ocra – Momino – Finger In The Nose – Golden Goose Deluxe Brand – Feiyue – Rivieras – Clic – Spring Court – New Balance – Blund Stone – Aigle – Birkenstock (Fashion Collectie)

If you don’t know this cute shoe store already?

Take your kids, jump in your car and visit ‘LImonSoda’
The only difficult moment will be on making a choice between all the trendy and adorable shoes!
But then again as a good mum’ you should give the little princesses and princes the good shoe buying example. 😉

Mama’s let your freak flag fly!! :)





Kloosterstraat 160
2000 Antwerp

Tuesday to Friday: 10u-13u and 14u-18u
Saturday: 10u-18u
Sunday and Monday: Closed

Diamond candle?


Have you ever heard about scented candles hiding a treasure?

I did, and lucky girl I am the proud owner of one!
Let me introduce you to the Belgian candle company ‘Hautekiet’ based in lovely Bruges.

These guys make the most beautiful candles you can imagine, and they came up with a marvelous idea?

Candles with a diamond ring or a diamond! scented with luxurious blends and decorated with gold leaves. Crazy out of your mind! ‘where trouble is a bubble in a champagne glass’ kind of candles :)

And what did you expect?

the first order came from Qatar, followed by Dubai, Paris, Italy and London. The luxurious department store ‘Harrods’ didn’t have any doubt in their minds that this product would sell!
The most expensive candle the company produced has a staggering worth of 100.000€, hiding a 3ct diamond ring in it.

The lucky owner isn’t only blessed, he or she also needs to be patient. It takes about 55 hours to slow burn this candle and to find your treasure …

Of course the company has more budget friendly candles, like the one I have … With my 0.10 points diamond I still feel lucky to have this amazing gift.

The Slow light collection also has scented candles without diamonds or rings. But all of them have the same effect! That of a crackling fireplace, with the wooden wick in the center making sure the candle burns evenly.

The candle company has a beautiful candle range, some trendy, some luxurious and all with superb quality.

I am off, my diamond candle is burning and I am paitiently waiting to discover my little gem …



My magic jeans …


Do you still remember ‘Levi’s Strauss’ the jeans brand, that made the ‘501’ notorious with the ’Nick Kamen’ commercial many years ago?

Now with the jeans being the hottest fashion item again! Levi’s and especially ‘Bart Sight’. didn’t stand still.
With their San Francisco based lab ’Eureka’, doing research for about thirty new products.
One of their latest revolutionary jeans is ’the Revel’

A jeans designed to lift your bottom and give you long lean legs like ’Elle Macpherson’

Can you imagine how happily I ordered my jeans online, feeling like a kid in a candy store ! 😉

The ‘Revel’ uses four-way-stretch fabric, designed as shapeware! It flattens your tummy, slim your hips and tights!
It really defines a woman’s body, with elongating seams to create a beautiful silhouette.
’Eureka’ laboratory travelled around the globe to fit the Revel jeans on as many woman as possible.

This jeans only comes in skinny, it sucks you in and lifts you up wherever you need it, without feeling squeezed!
It’s comfortable and appropriate to wear on all casual occasions.
Curvier woman will adore the fabulous waistband, as will all the other girls do!

I am so happy with my vintage shade coloured Revel jeans, combined with my killer stiletto’s I finally have never ending legs 😉

No other trouser can give you this amazing result, I really think ’Revel’ by Levi’s Strauss will top records in no time…

For once I trade my dress for magic jeans! :)


Blissfully happy


Where’s the party at?


Almost everybody in the North of Antwerp knows ‘Belami’ in Schoten as ‘The best bar in town’

It’s the place where we have our after work, private parties or just parties 😉

We like this bar because as locals it’s nearby, no need to drive to the city to have a great night.

Belami is light and airy
It doesn’t have the typical nightlife feel to it. The interior is light colored, wooden floors and tables, wicker chairs and beautiful plush cushions.
Whenever I walk into ‘Belami’ alone, I surely bump into someone I know! and that gives me a pleasant feeling. And during daytime you can enjoy the lovely terrace and a cocktail …

And new, new, new!

From now on ‘Belami’ serves lunches and on Thursday and Friday dinner!
So you can have dinner and stay in one place to enjoy one of the five resident DJ’s and dance the light away …

And what’s on the menu? steak, tuna, salads and lots of other tasty foods.
The food is delicious, the atmosphere good, for sure the best bar in town!

Go, go and reserve your table, enjoy, eat, dance, laugh and have a great time!

And, by the way!

on june 14th Belami starts with the first of probably many ‘Saturday night fever’ Theme nights! So dress to impress, they go back to the ’70s. Disco dancing, glittering disco balls, big afro hair and funky embarrassing clothes ;). The disco era was fun! And we are going back in time, and have a funky, hilarious night!

See ya there! And dont forget to dress to impress!
Hoppaaaa …


Love and a hug!


(Pictures credit to Belami)

Bredabaan 1026
2900 Schoten
03 658 77 41

At times we need Poetry :)


After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul.

And you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises.

And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead, with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. .

After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.

So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,

instead of waiting for someone to leave you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure;
You really are strong, you really do have worth.
And you learn, and you learn
With every goodbye you learn.

© 1971 Veronica A. Shoffstall

after a while you live, you learn! 😉



Me xxxx



Golden potion …


With summer just around the corner

we all want to have that healthy sexy golden glow. But as we all know, your skins number one enemy is the sun. Without protection, just a few minutes of sun exposure every day over the years can cause freckles, age spots, spiderveins, aging and not to forget skin cancer.

So how to look tanned without the hazards?

Self tanners, but then again we want to go for the sexy golden summer glow instead of the famous self tanner ‘carrot’ look and not to mention the typical irritating smell.

But tataaaaa!

Clarins came with a solution that is going to make you happy :)

Tried and tested! Radiance-plus Golden Glow Booster!

A little bottle of magic potion, something innovating, something to fake your tan to perfection. Looking like you went on an extended holiday to the Bahama’s.
Radiance-plus is a skin booster to be mixed with your day or night cream. Only three drops for a sun-kissed skin and two drops to keep your healthy complexion. Never use it straight out of the bottle but, always mix it with a moisturizer. It really works like magic, so from now on you can have that sexy golden glow all year round without damaging effects caused by the sun.

So my Golden Goddesses and Gods,

get this lovely potion and fake your way into the glowing summer crowd! I am sure you are going to love this product as much as I do.



Available@ Ici Paris Xl


Explore your dreams!


After years of traveling to the most beautiful resorts of the world, I discovered my own traveling style.

So in April 2011, I decided it was time to leave Belgium and experience Thailand and its natives.

The idea was to get out of my comfort zone and go on a journey to discover myself, a journey to me!

I was fed up with my regular life here, the day’s in’s and out’s. I wanted to explore, to confront myself with new things.

And until today, this was my best ‘audacious’ decision I’ve ever made! The experience changed my life …

The people I met over there, Dimka, Oumar, Pauline, Graeme, Sarah, Amandine, Gianpaulo, Eric and Duan, they made me grow bigger than I ever imagined I could be! They became lifetime friends.

It all felt a bit like the book ’eat, pray love’ by Elizabeth Gilbert. I learned to engage with people, appreciate other cultures and enjoy the simplicity of life.

I ate the best Thai food right from the street, I learned Sanskrit prayers and I actually enjoy chanting them. I’ve learned to be humble and grateful!

for all the beautiful things life gives you.

But most of all, I learned to let go!

Let go of how other people judge me, but most of all, I learned to let go of judging myself!

The experience totally changed my vision of traveling. I discovered the true richness of life! And better still, I discovered what it means to me!

When I close my eyes, I envision ‘Kashmir’ in India with the palace of a ‘thousand winds’ and the beautiful colors and scents the land has to offer. I see myself driving from the North to the South island in New zealand, counting sheep and visiting the Maori. Walking on a beach in Polynesia or having a pint of Guinness in Dublin while listening to street musicians play. Skiing in Schotland, I know, it’s rare but it’s something I really want to do! :) Bathing in the ‘ blue lagoon’ in Iceland, to name a few …

If you’ve read my previous posts, you’ll know that I like to make vision boards, and of course, I also do this for my travels!

And so can you! It’s weekend, relax, be bold and let your dreams carry you to wherever you want to go!

Explore your dreams!

Love 😉

Me :) XXX


Now you can spice up your phone and tablet!

As I am passionate about fashion and beautiful things

I love to match my handbag with my shoes, my lipstick with my eye shadow.
And, my iPhone and tablet suiting my mood :)

Thanks to ‘Fabricovers’ I’ve got my own iPhone and iPad skin, branded with my ‘paisley please’ logo, and deadly sexy …

It’s not just a skin!

Because this one is removeable and can be reused many times. It doesn’t leave any residue on your device. The company uses a special kind of glue based on nano technology, so it works like a post it ‘stick it, change it’ without damaging!

Fabricovers has a beautiful collection of skins, in coated fabric, real wood and velbond (leather look) Stripes, flowers, crocodile, elephant, lizard and more … All the animal designs are velbond imprinted. So no worries …

The great thing about this company

They create your own personal covers. With minimal cost, just send them your logo or whatever and they make your iPhone as sexy as mine 😉 A great idea for a company as ‘give away’ for branding. But also as a gift for your friends and family for a special occasion? Bachelorette, wedding, birthday …

Be creative! Design something beautiful and change your phone/tablet into something original and stylish!

Since Friday I’ve got my ‘Paisley Please’ covers …

And I’m totally in love with it. The details are imprinted to perfection, it really looks amazing. So if you want to pimp up your phone too? Contact ‘Gregory Lens’ from fabricovers. He will help you with all the exact details.

Fabricovers is available for:
iPhone 4-4s-5-5s-5c
iPad mini-Ipad Air
Samsung s3-s4/s4 mini/S5

Stand out and be unique! :)

Love …

Me x
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