11.12.11

Brussels + Antwerp

Hello I'm back with a big smile on my face!
The talk went very well it was fun, the exhibition, something you must see if you are in the area (ends the 31st of January 2012) is fantastic: so well curated and full of amazing antique pieces, clothes and embroideries.
I also managed to go to Antwerp and finally met Renilde. to do some shopping at the Atelier SolarShop which I really liked it, not only for the beautiful products they sell but for the fact that the people there are so super nice too. Shame I couldn't stay longer. But still I did most of the things I wanted to do, thanks to Leonor who took me to one of the nicest area in Brussels crammed with beautiful independent shops and here to make the evening even more special for us.

THANK YOU,
Leonor, the director and the kind staff at the Museum, 
the people who came to listen to us and my friends Gordon and Sonia.

Sorry, the photos are quite snapshots but there was too much to do and very little time to think!
Brussel
The Lillicup Cafe




with Leonor 
*photo by Leonor

The making of the Xmas window at Boucle D'Or


Antwerpen
the Railway station.
Atelier Solarshop



27 comments:

Menthe Blanche said...

You saw beautiful things in very nice places!

bobbi said...

that atelier is fantastic. I wish I could travel more, but thank God for blogs! You can see cities through a different and very personal point of view, wich is fantastic.

Laëtitia said...

Oh wow wow wow !! how lucky you are !! I have never been to Brussels but I'd like to !! xx

Fen and Ned said...

hey!! I was just about to email but thought I'd pop over to see if you were back! Sounds like you had a fantastic time, the shops look great, I hope you treatd yourself to something nice!! xx

la casita said...

Menthe Blanche, yes indeed! :)

Bobbi, I agree, what the world will be without blogs and nice people behind them?

Laëtitia, I don't believe in luck that because I don't like to believe in misfortune. I do believe in sequences of consequences though! a sort of action and reaction thing really! Brussels is an awesome place, plenty to do and to see, but because Antwerp is so close don't miss a trip there too!

Fen and Ned, I did! I bought one of Renilde's pot holders and a crochet doll from Mieke Willems!

Séverine said...

oh génial pour le great time :)
bises et bonne fin de dimanche Alessandra :)

demie said...

beautiful photos and places. thank you for letting us visit them with you : )

Lollipop said...

;-) see you sweetie!
xxx

Janis said...

How thrilling for you - lucky girl! Oh I wish I could have attended the talk, the whole thing sounded like so much fun. X

karin said...

Lucky you. Wish I could have seen the exhibition at Atelier solarshop too. Antwerp is such a great city.

Louise said...

Looks fantastic, so glad you had fun!

mirabellef said...

I would like to go to Bxl ! and j'aimerais tellement tellement aller à Anvers aussi !! :)

Do you remember the name de la boutique de chaises ?

Et puis c'est chouette de vous voir toutes les deux en photo.
Des bises.

at swim-two-birds said...

see you in spring Alessandra :^)

naa said...

oh waw, I wish I could go there too... I always wanted to see the beautiful places you show here... ah, very nice... !!!*

P R I M O E Z A said...

what a lovely little tour!

erika said...

Oh such nice pictures, I just booked a hotel for me and my family in Brussel between christmas and new year, do you have any tips or must sees?

Rosa Marrero said...

so beautiful photos in your blog!

jane said...

i´m smiling... :)
xxx

Marie said...

Magique !!! Quelle visite et quel we !

mieke willems said...

just mised you at the solarshop! but i heard nice things about you from the boys there! and happy to hear you liked it/them!

Lo said...

I've never been to Brussel, it looks charming!
Will you show us the little treasures you've found?

Kaylovesvintage said...

I love both cities very much.
Next time I came also....now I want to go to Bruessel

fanja said...

hi Alessandra, looks like you had a great time in Belgium, i'd love to visit the solarshop and little circus of course!

la casita said...

Hello all thank you!
MiekeWillems,oh pity i really wanted to meet you! hope this won't be my last visit at the solarshop, we are planning to come in Springtime but we are not good at plans too far ahead! the people there were very nice, I wish I could have stayed for a coffee and a chat!

Erika, maybe you should ask Leonor, or Morgane or Renilde, they are locals and they know better.

Lo, hi! sure I will :)

yumiko said...

Nice peoples, nice shops in Antwerp !

Happy holidays☆

Kylie said...

How lovely to see Antwerp again! I love it :) Thanks for sharing these photos Alessandra. Kx

Belle Fleur de Lis said...

looks like you had a good time, happy holidays