Personal: from human doing to human being

It took me quite some time to write this post because it’s a really difficult one…
In the beginning of this month I sort of had a mental breakdown.
Overworked, too much stress, health issues, personal issues,… all combined into what was diagnosed as a “burn out”.

Since then I’m home on doctor’s orders. I’m also taking heart medication now because of my extreme stresslevel my heartbeat was extremely high all the time. The doctor said I should take rest when needed but have fun when I feel like it.

So that’s what I’m trying to do… I’m trying to sort out my life and what makes me happy and I’m constantly working on myself and my happiness. “The pursuit of happiness” with Will Smith is one of my all time favorite movies by the way ๐Ÿ˜‰ .

I hope to get some understanding in this, and I hope you know I’m not quitting my blog at all! I still love every single part of it! And if I have something awesome to share with you here I sure will! So keep following me on my socials .

And I hope to share some fun blogposts with you soon…
In the mean time I’ll be taking some well deserved/needed quality me-time.
I recently followed a yoga class where the teacher said: “we’re going from a human doing to a human being now”, and I found that to be so inspiring…


City Marble: Show some love for your favorite city

“Everywhere we go – everywhere we go
People want to know – people want to know
Who we are – who we are
Where we come from – where we come from
So I tell them – so I tell them
I’m from Antwerp – I’m from Antwerp
Mighty mighty Antwerp – mighty mighty Antwerp!

Do you remember this song from your childhood? I think I’ve must have sung it hundreds of times ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ve changed the lyrics from “Belgium” to “Antwerp” because you know the love for my city is real ๐Ÿ˜‰ And that’s exactly why I love this new invention by Case Company: City Marble cases!

You can choose your favorite city, zoom in or out as much as you like, choose between 4 different map-styles, use emoji’s and change the description if you want. Nothing more fun than making ย it your own! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’ve zoomed in to the Antwerp city center, I’ve put my pin-emoji on the “Grote Markt”, chose the white-black theme and I left the description as it was. And there you have it, my masterpiece ๐Ÿ˜‰
I just have a new Iphone 7 Plus and because it’s so big (oops ๐Ÿ˜€ ) you can really see the map very clear, and I love it! I’ve been showing it off during my weekend to Genk … #sorrynotsorry ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you Case Company! โค
What’s your favorite city? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Rituals Urban Spa


Last week I already told you I went on a surprise city trip to Amsterdam with my blogger bestie Jolien.
Today I want to tell you all about our visit to the Rituals Urban Spa while we were there.

In Belgium and The Netherlands everybody knows and loves Rituals! But did you know about the Urban Spa yet?! When looking up things to do in Amsterdam to surprise Jolien, I stumbled upon the Rituals website and found there is an Urban Spa in Amsterdam! At the Urban Spa you can have all sorts of treatments like massages, pedicures, facials and hand treatments.
I made reservations for a hand treatment thanks to UPR press agency. We were welcomed by a super friendly team in a wonderful and relaxing environment. We started off with a cup of tea and a warm towel for our hands. Afterwards we had a hand scrub, massage and treatment with all Rituals products of course. Let’s take a look? (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

Afterwards my hands were so soft, amazing! If you’re in Amsterdam I would really recommend to book an appointment. Even when you’re just visiting on a city trip, take a moment to sit back and relax. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can findย other Urbanย Spa’sย in The Netherlands in Almere and Heemstede. And they have a special Hand Spa at Schiphol Airport as well! Perfect way to relax before your flight, right?
And for the Belgian readers: there’s an Urban Spa in Knokke too! So when you’re at the seaside make sure to check it out ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thank you Rituals for a wonderful and relaxing time, two happy kids over here ๐Ÿ˜‰
PS: how cute are we in our matching sweaters? #friendshipgoals ๐Ÿ˜‰ โค

Citytrip-tip: The Corendon College Hotel Amsterdam

This weekend I kidnapped my bloggerbestie Jolien, That girl with her blog, to Amsterdam!
On the 25th of February it was our one year friendversary and I wanted to surprise her because she means so much to me! โค She had no clue what was going on and it really was a surprise when I rang her doorbell on Friday morning ๐Ÿ˜€ #missionaccomplished

Thanks to Corendon Hotels we were able to stay at The College Hotel! #luckyus
When we arrived we immediately knew that this wasn’t an ordinary hotel!
This building is amazing and it’s right near the very trendy neighborhood “De Pijp”
(Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

I must say the staff at this hotel is the most friendly staff I’ve ever encountered in a hotel, they were so helpful and professional. Even when they had to explain several times which public transport we should take to get to where we wanted to go ๐Ÿ˜€ (I swear it’s really not that easy to find your way around!) We were originally offered a Superior Room but when we checked in we got an upgrade to a Junior Suite! (OMG!) Our room was on the 2nd floor, and our jaws dropped when we entered it. So beautiful and luxurious, wow!ย (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

After checking in to our room we went to explore the city center, which is just 10-15 minutes away with public transport. Besides shopping (OOPS ๐Ÿ˜€ ) we also did some touristy stuff like posing on one of the canal bridges ๐Ÿ˜€ย (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

For dinner we went to Park restaurant, this is actually a kind of funny story! On Thursday Jolien tagged me on facebook in the comments of an article about this restaurant saying “We must go there some time!”. Not knowing we would go to Amsterdam the next day off course! I went to their website and was able to book us a table for dinner on Friday ๐Ÿ˜€ And it was worth it! The location is so beautiful and the food was really good.ย (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

After a long day of enjoying Amsterdam (= shopping and eating ๐Ÿ˜€ ) It was time to head back to the hotel! Weย enjoyed relaxing in our beautiful room, but were so tired that we didn’t even get trough a netflix movie ๐Ÿ˜€ (Damn, we’re getting old I tell you!)
On Saturday we slept in and woke up hungry ๐Ÿ˜‰ #nevernoteating
So we got ready to attack the breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant. Honestly this really was the best hotel breakfast I’ve ever had! Everything was so delicious, and above all that’s on the buffet you could order eggs in any way you like them! Several juices, coffee & thee, all kinds of bread and pastry, donuts,… Get ready to start drooling… ๐Ÿ˜‰ย (Gallery: click on a picture to enlarge)

After breakfast we headed back to the city, and enjoyed another lovely day in Amsterdam!
Thank you so much Corendon Hotels & The College Hotel we had an amazing stay, and I would recommend it to anyone! โค

(Friendship Iphone covers: Case Company)


It’s a Love Story…

Happy Valentines day my sweet followers!
“Wait, what? Aren’t you single?”
YES I AM! ๐Ÿ˜‰
But that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate that one special day where we celebrate love!
I have so many things to love: my family, my friends, my cats,… and my new Chloรฉ perfume ๐Ÿ˜‰
It’s a love story for sure…

Chloรฉ is known for their very classy and stylish perfumes, Chloรฉ equals class.
The new sensual “Love story” is everything you want/need it to be and more!
I absolutely adore this one!
Still looking for a Valentines gift? Want to seduce that one special person? ๐Ÿ˜‰
Or do you just want to treat yourself? Yes even you, happy single girls! ๐Ÿ˜‰
Make sure to pass by your local perfumery and check out Love Story by Chloรฉ โค
Have a happy day everyone!