Fall can be a beautiful season, full of the rusty colors reminiscent of Nature, as warm as a best friend’s hug. This time of the year we look forward to a bit of sightseeing, a wedding, a birthday celebration (sob, sob! I turn 26!) and a relocation to Piedmont for work.

Let’s look at each of those occasions separately:

  • The Sightseeing

Wall of postcards

One day we’d like to have a wall displaying all the postcards we’ve ammassed from travels both abroad and local. We have quite a number, some ours, some from family and friends. Every city has its postcard-perfect symbol, be it a monument, a panorama or skyline. Interestingly, i don’t have a postcard from Brussels. (Will be picking one up soon!) Got one of Hooglede though!

  • The Wedding

Guess the theme?

Jelle’s cousin is having a mid-October wedding. This will be our first wedding attendance as a couple and the first occasion i have to shop for in ages! For reasons best left out, i’m also doing Jelle’s shopping, so i’m secretly coordinating our outfits ♥ We’re stoked for Elin and are certain the wedding will be a beautiful celebration.

  • My birthday

Cakes Ahoy!

Easy. Following the traditional route, i’m not planning anything for my birthday. I come with a subclause in fine, fine print that says i do not discuss the subject of getting older growing up. I see this as more reason for ending up fined for all the inane things you naturally end up doing when you could really just be excused. Hence, i like surprising myself on the very verge of my birthdate.

  • The move to Piedmont

Due Palme restaurant

For work, of course! Located in Centallo, this little gem of a restaurant is run by our good friends Walter & Selina, and just happens to be our next destination! We all worked together in New Zealand but this will be twice as fun and double the laughs. Stoked!

Alright, gotta get back to current job and current to-dos: we’re having a midfield barbecue to wish farewell to two great people we’ve worked alongside with this summer later tonight.

And, speaking of farewells, i’d like to say goodbye to someone who passed very recently. Mark, you will be missed!

Gone too soon

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23rd edition of the Buskers Festival

Live music from some of Europe’s finest street artists, cheap mojitos and caipiroskas (the melon version has a spot in my heart), tarot card readings, calligraphy analysis and all things vagabond and gypsy: all this and more at the 23rd edition of the Ferrara Buskers Festival.

Started in 1988 to bring the spotlight on street performers and give them due credit for the way their originality, perseverance and commitment can bring a smile on the most hardened of pedestrians and commuters, the festival rakes in some 800,000 yearly spectators from all corners of Europe (and father away).

Set in dramatic Ferrara, the festival runs from the 20th to the 29th of August with nightly performances from 18.00 till 24.00


Pamela Love Accessories

First, we fell in love with her jewelry designs, her obscure yet entrancing whims. Pamela herself described  her creations as “heavy, decorative and strong” in a 2009 interview with Ilaria Norsa of Pig Mag. Now, get ready to fall in love with her bags:

Exclusively available on Revolveclothing

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Day Birger et Mikkelsen A/W10

Love the feel of the shoot

Ton sur Ton

All pictures from DAY Birger et Mikkelsen


Vanity Coffee

It’s Ferragosto ’round here which means half the country is on holiday- except us martyred professionals of course. Yet more rain on the forecast, which means you’ll forgive the mention of sheepskin in August!

Dree Hemingway, 2008

  • Maybe it’s the advantage of being ridiculously good looking by nature, but offduty models sport some serious style of their own: Craig Arend of Altamira delivers fluid shots of the soon-to-be-big names in fashion.
  •  Valentina Siragusa’s Factory Style is a gem with a fresh spin on casual preppy. She knows the trends yet doesn’t adhere to any set formula to win the equation. Her recent trial with video is a winner and i do hope she keeps them coming.
  • Of the “I see it, I like it, I buy Make it” credo? Then P.S. I Made This is for you! From macrame necklaces to ruffle shirts to boho headpieces, Erica Domesek presents novel ways to rework everyday items into trendy pieces in clear cut instructions:

Tropical Straw Necklace


  •  Office accessory must-have: the Sharpie Liquid Pencil works like an erasable pencil and becomes permanent 24 hours after

For the OC geek in me

  • Obsessed with shearling? Who isn’t! The Nala Jacket at Allsaints embodies everything i need this A/W10

100% sheepskin

And lastly, something to make you smile for its transparency:

Oh yeaaah

Have a great midweek!

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Certainly one of my favorite high street labels, Mango’s new look premieres with the launch of its A/W10 collection. I’m disappointed Scar Jo is still its testimonial as i don’t believe actresses/actors should ever be made the face of a brand (yes, that includes Olivia Palermo for Asos) no matter how stunning the pictorial.

Oh and check out Mango’s Blog for updates, behind-the-scenes posts and news from the team.

Porto Garibaldi

Whenever i have the day off, i fancy trying new cafes specially by the seaside. One day we’ll be back in the city and i’ll be having coffee on a counter in another nondescript bar that go by the dozen, but until then i’ll be sipping my cappuccinos and aperitifs where i can smell the saltiness of the ocean

Cappuccino + Honey

Spritz + Aperol


I suppose that in terms of personal peace, i find mine along the shore, whilst sitting on rattan lounges, spying tourists flock by in their indiscriminately loud apparel

Peace at Sea

Referred to as the “The Enfant Terrible of French fashion” due to the elegant quirkiness of his designs, Jérome Dreyfuss broke out into the fashion world in 1998 at the age of 23.

The Henri in Beige Caviar

The Bob in Rust

The Oscar in Python Noir

His website is as fun and bold as his designs: clicking on a bag name to bring up the line will result in a child’s voice reading the text in adorable French accent. What’s not to love?

Jérome Dreyfuss bags can be found in his retail stores in New York, Paris and Taipei.

The forecast shows clouds and grey skies till early next week but we’re in too good of a mood to mind the fact it’s only halfway through summer and we’re already layering up. Instead, this week’s thoughts have been captured by the promise of a mini vacation come October, when i might just celebrate my 26th in Belgium! (Antwerp, i will save up for a stroll along your awesome shopping district!).

  • The Block interviews Todd Selby, blogger and author known for his portraitures of interesting characters shot in their private sanctums
  • Kris Van Assche is the creator behind the sleek and minimalist lines that have been catching my eye on accessories and footwear

  • Bored with your cuppa? Make tea drinking fun with the Tea Sub, just watch you don’t oversteep by playing around like a kid in a tub!

  • As i am still obsessed with outdoor lighting, these lanterns caught my eye- want to contribute to my new glass jar collection?
  • A chair this big and a lamp this bright are a marriage waiting to happen once you find the perfect book

  • Design Sponge shares with followers the work behind the success as an online design magazine with 60,000 daily readers and 76,000 subscribers via rss feed
  • Online Fashion giant ASOS has published its 10 essentials for Fall 2010. Loving the cobalt blue satchel!

Today we’re having lunch with the boys at Porto Garibaldi and then we’re off shopping for tonight’s homemade pizzas. Oh we do love midweeks!

La Tropezienne leather tote

While i generally retire leather in favor of breathable fabrics for the muggy months of summer, i do cherish the moment i can once again breathe in the scent of leather. Buttery soft leather is timelessly classic no matter the price tag, i say.

Grafea Leather Barrel Bag

Can’t wait!