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France: Paris – Rue Cler, brunch and Galeries Lafayette

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A couple of weeks ago I went on a daytrip to Paris with my good friend Katrien. Last week you could see heaps of photos of our Paris Fashion Week afternoon at Jardin des Tuileries. Today I will tell you what the rest of our day looked like. Read more about this Paris trip!

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France: Paris – fashion week

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Jardin des Tuileries in fall colours… ready for some Paris Fashion Week action!

Last Saturday I went on a day trip to my favorite city… Paris!

Whenever I can, I visit this fab metropolis and living in Belgium gives me the opportunity to visit Paris regularly… even for a daytrip.  Of course staying for a couple of days is even better, but I am glad to be able to take the bus or train and go for just a day with whoever wants to join me… my sisters, my daughters and this time I went with one of my best friends, Katrien. Read all about our Paris trip!

Holland: Amersfoort

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Koppelpoort : the beautiful 15th century entrance gate in Amersfoort.

A couple of weeks ago my husband and I went on a weekend break to our beloved neighbouring country… Holland. We love the hospitality and friendliness of the Dutch so when choosing a destination for a weekend getaway, Holland nearly always wins!

This time we stayed in Hotel Postillion in Putten at the Veluwemeer, but before going to our hotel, we made a stop in Amersfoort. Read the rest of this entry »

Travel recap n°1

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Fifteen tips ‘n trips post have already been posted on ‘The good, the fab and the lovely’… so time for a recap ! Today you’ve got the chance to catch up on tips ‘n trips posts you might have missed.

The first tips ‘n trips post was about good old Paris and more specifically about Parc Monceau and afternoon tea at Hotel Daniel. If you want to read the whole post, just check here. Aaah… Paris… I am so in love with this city… I’m sure we will meet again really soon!

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Parc Monceau in Paris

Read more about the tips’ n trips!

Belgium: Antwerp – Bollekesfeest

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Cathedral from Antwerp, seen from the Groenplaats.

Antwerp has a lot of events, especially in summer. At the end of August you can enjoy the ‘Bollekesfeest‘ which is a series of activities throughout the town : music, dancing, markets, walks and cycle tours and of course eating and drinking (it wouldn’t be Belgium otherwise) !  Read about our trip to the Bollekesfeest in Antwerp!

Belgium : In Flanders Fields – part II

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View towards Diksmuide and the river Yser from the roof terrace of the Yser Tower.

Last week you could read part I of my In Flanders Fields trips. This week I tell you more about a short trip I did with my youngest daughter Elizabeth on a windy Saturday at the end of July. As my husband and son went to a football match, Elizabeth and I wanted to spend our time more wisely and we went to Diksmuide.  Read about our trip to Diksmuide!

Belgium: In Flanders Fields – part I

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Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke.

I made 2 trips with the Great War as a theme. One trip I made recently with my youngest daughter Elizabeth. The other trip I made in August 2014 with my husband and my 2 youngest children.

Today I will tell you about the trip we made last year in August. As 2014 marked the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, I wanted to do a trip to the Westhoek, the part of Belgium that suffered most during the Great War. I thought it was important for our 2 youngest children to join us, as I wanted to make them aware what happened 100 years ago and which part our country played in this war the whole world was affected by. Read more about our daytrip to Ypres and surroundings!