Jet, Set… Go!

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It’s been five months since I started working at the airport. So let’s say I’ve come across about 10 million passengers up to this point.  Each and every day, I check people in to their destination and wish them a pleasant flight while boarding at the gate. But never once have I thought to myself: why can’t I pack my bags and leave?

Here’s why. Because I am. I am packing my bags. I’m passed the Jet, currently busy with Set but I’ll definitely Go! Where to? That’s one secret I can’t reveal just yet. But I am and that’s the most important part. And leaving wouldn’t be logical without a proper suitcase (or two), now would it? I’ve always dreamtyes, I have – of owning a Samsonite Cosmolite because A. They’re prettier than the many suitcases I’ve come across and B. Quality above all! Plus, they come in different sizes and colors!

As they say: there are two sides of the same coin. So whoever wants quality, has to pay the price. Ha! Not much longer. Suitcase shopping is to be done in a village. A village with lots of happy people and lots of big sales. A little village called Designer Outlet Roermond, is what I mean. I scored my blood orange Cosmolite there and it happens to match my Phillip Lim bag perfectly! Leaving with an empty luggage? Who does that? Since you’re already surrounded by the many stores, might as well go shopping. New kicks chez Nike, a pair of trousers at Denham‘s and some Miu Miu sunnies to protect your pretty eyes. Done & done!

Not so close to the Netherlands as I am? Don’t worry, McArthur Glen Designer Outlets has got you covered! Spending the week in Athens? Drive over to Spata and combine your trip to the Zoo with a happy shopping destination. Are you rather down with Italian brands and wish to get out of Milan for a day? No problem at all: Serravalle to the rescue.

Same couleur, Different year

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HELLO JULY! Wow, does time fly. Another month has begun and so, Couleur Café 2014 has come to and end. It was a rainy weekend with quite a few good artists but the lineup has been better other years. Despite the horrible weather on Saturday, we had lots of fun. But I got to admit: Sunday was D-day! The sun was out, the drinks were cold, the music was très Couleur Café and my friends were there to have fun with me! I realized how much I love this festival again <3

On to the next one… and enjoy the summer!

Meet Magritte in Maasmechelen Village

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Weekends, days off, holidays… we need them in our lives (like, a lot). Besides lounging around the house, getting your tan on in the garden or crashing someone’s pool party, you could also enjoy a fun daytrip. A daytrip to… chic! That’s exactly what I did a few weekends ago. Woke up at a decent hour, rushed over to Brussels to hop on the bus. Direction? Maasmechelen Village, of course. A cosy village with big brands and even bigger discount prices, come to mamaaaa. But it wasn’t all about the shopping experience. MMV has a guest of honour – René Magritte – until August 15th and together they’re celebrating surrealism at its best. After a quick coup d’oeil in my favourite stores (Nike Factory Store, Sandro & Maje), I also checked out the Magritte pop-up shop. From iPhone cases and notebooks to cups and dinner plates, they’ve got it all. To complete the Magritte inspired weekend, I also (finally!) got to visit the actual museum in Brussels. I really loved his work but I didn’t get to see his most famous piece: Ceci n’est pas une pipe (The Treason of Images). I guess the next trip will be to L.A. and its County Museum of Art!