Because celebrating is better with Magnum

magnum4

magnum2

magnum1

magnum3

magnum5

There are days that require lots of congrats, good luck, let’s eat cake and celebrate… Today is such a day. I’m finishing off my last few hours at my current job, since I’ll be starting a new one as of next week. I brought home made cake for my colleagues (thanks again mom!) and I’ll be ‘doing rounds’ soon. I wish I’d brought my own Magnum creation though… Because I’m not the only one celebrating here… Magnum, probably world’s most famous ice cream, is blowing 25 candles this year. I joined in on the birthday fun at Salon du Chocolat in February and made my very own ice cream at the Magnum Dipping bar. Although I could choose between rose petals and all kinds of chocolate, I opted for a simple Magnum with milk chocolate, hazelnuts and vanilla chips to make it complete. My friend B on the other hand, made a beautiful pastel tinted creation with the craziest toppings on it.

It was delicious but enough. As was my job. It’s time for me to move on from my first work experience as a grownup. I know what I want (and especially don’t want) in a job and I can move on. But I’ll definitely never forget these past 4 months, the good and the bad.

24 hours in Amsterdam

amsterdambjornborg

Although I’ve lived in Amsterdam for about three months and I miss it like crazy, those 24 hours were enough for me last time. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’ve enjoyed every single moment of it but since it all had to go so quickly (at least it did in my mind), it was kind of exhausting as well. So, what did I actually do in the Dutch capital, you may wonder? My fav fellow bloggers and Belgian press were picked up by a bus, driven all the way to Amsterdam, got checked in into the nicest hotel and then a cab dropped us of at another amazing location. Okay, let’s slow down… When I say nice hotel, I mean like NICE. The ANDAZ hotel is 5 star boutique hotel on the Prince’s canal (hello, perfect location!) with rooms that make you want to stay there forever. Walking into that room made me realise how lucky I am to be a blogger and to get these amazing opportunities.

Off to that other amazing location: Kasbank. After a delicious dinner with some wine and a lot of laughs, we were directed to our seats. The Björn Borg show was about to begin… And then there was Doutzen Kroes. Unfortunately, I only saw her back… but I did hear her voice and I was in the same room as she was, can I brag about that? Haha! The show went by so fast that I could hardly let the images sink in. I was a fan of the girls in their lingerie and see-through garments, those cool leggings and I kind of dig that pink tennis ensemble too! Oh and let’s not get into the male models… Nice casting they did there ;-) Afterwards, it was party time (amongst those same models!!) with my blogger babes and again, wine! Ah, perfect memories.

The day after was all about soaking up the city’s magic, grabbing a delicious lunch with the bloggers and meeting one of the Marie Claire interns for old time’s sake. And so, 24 hours went by crazy fast. See you soon Amsterdam <3

Hunkemöller Concept Store

hunkemoller1

hunkemoller2

hunkemoller5

hunkemoller4

hunkemoller3

Have I ever told you how IKEA is my Disneyland? Well, IKEA isn’t alone anymore. I got to discover the brand new – and above all biggestHunkemöller concept store last week. I’m really not the one to jump for joy when it comes to shopping for bra’s. But maybe it’s just because wherever I go, I’m not at ease, I can’t find what I’m looking for or this, or that. You know, those typical excuses to procrastinate… But what if you have this huge store full of different bra collections, sportswear, jammies (onesies!!!!), nail polishes, scented candles,…. Yes, what if. What if Hunkemöller just opened a store like that? Well, it’s simple: get your ass over to Antwerp, Meir 5 and shop till you drop. Wanna try those pretty things on? No problem: the fanciest fitting rooms are at the back of the store. And if they aren’t pretty enough as they are, there’s also the VIP fitting room. No need to make a reservation, it’s for each and every one of you! Trying on a bikini? Then push the beach button. Trying on some sexy lingerie, there’s the sensual button… It’s more than just a fitting room, it’s kind of A DISNEYLAND ATTRACTION! And on top of that: there’s a kimono in every room, so you don’t have to let your (boy)friend get you that bra in another size. You can just do it yourself!