Home is where the heart stays

With my head and heart still in Paris, but physically present in Belgium; I start with full courage a blog post about my wonderful stay in the City of Love, Fashion & design. so thankful that I got the opportunity to spend three days in my beloved city  and especially that I could share this magical time with two lovely ladies.

I have completely immersed them in the Parisian atmosphere with a varied program of Design, Paris & Fashion to pass my passion for this city and I’ve learned that I have succeeded!!

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I will gladden you as soon as possible with a new post and I can already say that it was a successful event and Fashion Week has brought some exciting moments. I hope I have been able to trigger your curiosity and  welcome you soon on my blog!!

I wish you all an awesome & exciting second part of this week!

LOVE,

 

MO.RE

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Happy new year

Happy New Year everyone!! My evening was pleasant, my night fun, and the disillusionment followed faster than expected. I’ve been robbed of some personal belongings and that was a downer for the start of the year.
I can only hope that you had a much better one!!

But what made the suffering less worse is that I was surround by my greatest friends. So I want to thank them for screaming with me, walking me to the station & offering a coffee. So in terms of friendship I could not be more happy to be surrounded by such great friends during the transition of the year.

For 2017 I hope that it is going to be an amazing year filled with lost of creativity, love, friends, traveling & making dreams come true! I want to wish you everything and more, and I hope that you will visit me even more than last year!

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Love,

MO.RE

Make it a December to remember

My dearest curious noses, loyal / sporadic / new followers,

We are in the final stage of the year were we come together to around our bellies with good food in peace. It will certainly be a december I will remember for a long time! The beauty of this month is that it brings people together and that I was able to experience this personally. Family ties that were damaged or clouded for many years,  are renewed & more clear that ever.

Forgive me for my melancholic mood, but as you get older you realize how important it is to be surrounded by a warm family. I hope you can all enjoy a warm and cozy Christmas and surrounded by all your loved ones in person or in heart!

I hope that your Christmas is as cozy and warm as mine!

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(LOT’S OF) LOVE,

MO.RE

P.S. Thank you to the 48 countries that already visited my blog!

 

Breath & Reboot

A day at the beach restores the soul #rituals

Life does not always turn out the way we want to. We often get challenged to see how well we rise after falling. We sometimes get overwhelmed by all the impulses from daily life. The most important thing is to take a break from time to time, to reset your mind.

It has been quite the change this year; starting with adjusting to my new job and going solo on my first project. The last one was the bigger challenge and It was not an easy ride, but those are the most interesting ones. Even tough the project is in nearly finished, it still challenges me.  Before I  tackle the last obstacles, I descided to take a short break. 


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I found the perfect spot to reboot  my head, the sea. The endlessness brings rest to my always busy head, and why not do it in style at Thermae Palace.  This place breathes architectural history and old fashion grandeur.  I want to be kind for this place because I really enjoyed being here, so I closed my eyes for little things. Of course this place needs a renovation and it does not have al the modern luxuries, but if you see the breathtaking views you know you need to focus on the  positive things.

The staff of this hotel is so kind and if you are Dutch speaking you will hear the charming West Flemish accent. I booked my stay trough Travel bird and I had quite the package: two nights, 2 breakfasts, sauna, pancakes for 2, a bike & a late checkout.

When I go to the sea I always prefer to see it as much as I can so I booked a room with a view and it was so worth it! The room was spacious, light & the high ceilings give that little extra to the room. The bathroom had a old fashion sink and Dressing table which made it quite charming. Like I said before the room needs an update and I hope they do it with style. I am always prepared to give some ideas!

This time I focused on relaxing, long walks and jogging on the beach. With his gorgeous direct entrance to the beach, this was the perfect stay. The galleries which gives the hotel the necessary grandeur are ideal for walks or just staring to the sea on one of the benches. But Ostend has a lot to offer, even in wintertime!  The indoor ice rink makes sure you are totally immersed in the Christmas spirit.  The cozy little shop who make giftshopping much more fun or in my  case  a bike ride along the sea, where you  can admire different artworks on and next to the beach;  but the sea was the greatest artwork of all.

We cannot change the fact that life occasionally overpowers us, but as long as we give ourselves the time to reboot; we can manage the world. I can strongly recommend the sea for this kind of job, with its invisible forces that fill you with energy and relaxes you completely. And if you are an architectural geek like me, Thermae Palace is a highly recommended stay.

imageBreath-in,  breath-out and enjoy your second part of this week.

Love,

MO.RE

P.S. If you want to know more about my stay: http://www.thermaepalace.be; if you want to know more about Ostend: https://belmodo.be/nl/go/oostende  or http://www.visitoostende.be/en

The october silence

You must be wondering when that Ibiza post finally will appear!! To be honest I am not so sure when, but certainly before you plan your next summer holiday to Ibiza! It has been the most silent month of MELLOWANTSMO.RE in history… In the meantime a few Ibiza moments to keep you curious for MO.RE…

I have been quite the bussy girl this last few weeks; almost flown directly from the airport to my project to startup the painting job. Now we are in the final fase and I am crazy excited and a little sad at the same time, because it will be over soon…

The costumed cabinets are placed, the final details of the painting job will be finished this month, The lighting will be placed & the loose furniture will be arriving soon. I want to take this opportunity to thank my clients for this amazing opportunity to design their new home. I feel totally blessed that they took a chance on me. Even though the project went  not always that smooth, I enjoy every stage of it and have learned a great deal. Of course I will share my first symbolic baby with you when it is finalized, but for now just some little bits and pieces to keep you curious!

 

At the same time I returned from my vacation, I lost my beloved companion. At that moment it was very difficult to remain professional, but I did it. I will miss the only man who laid at my feet every night.

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One of the main reasons that my post did not appear yet, has to do with the desire to get my blog up to the next level. The blogs that I follow to get tips of on how I could improve mine, are ‘career girl daily’ and ‘zanita’. Brittany  writes for ‘Zanita’ & has her own blog ‘not another blonde’; she took a look at my blog and advised me to edit my pictures or work with a photographer. You must be thinking “what the **** ! you do not take the time to edit your pictures?!” Part of it has to do with time, but the biggest reason: I do not know how to start… So guess I need to learn a little more about this to get my blog on that higher level. But I want to thank you for still looking at my blog although the pictures are not of the best quality!!

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Now about the American election… I will not make a statement about that… just this:  we must bear the consequences of the deeds and hope for the best. I wish you all courage for the days to come.

Love,

MO.RE

Ibiza update

Hi everyone,

I am currently staying in Ibiza  with a friend  and we try to breathin this amazing island as much as we can! We are here to relax, explore & to party ofcourse.  We did not make the most sophisticated planning but we managed to work out a scedule which included the three key ingredients.  Because we are here for just one week, It is not that easy to  find the time to do an exciting blogpost, but I will make it up to you when I am back home. I  will overload you with a lot of tips & tricks, do’s & don’ts  and offcourse about our stay ‘Marble Stella maris’.

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For those of you who cannot wait I have the perfect sollution; follow my Ibiza adventures on my instagram!!

https://www.instagram.com/mellowantsmore/

As I am enjoying the last days of my holiday, I want to wich you an awesome and productive week.

 

Love,

 

MO.RE

Perparation Summer Edition

I am certainly not the countdown girl, but my vacation will be there before I know it! No time to countdown, but rushing to have everything ready in time. This year I am going to the hotspot of 2016, who has returned from the nineties?! I leave in exactly three days and have only this day free to prepare things! And by the way, stress is included in the price. How do I survive this stress and prepared me for my trip? Very simple, last minute preparation.

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For myself, I always plan a wax as close to departure, no hassle with shaving. I’m not a Barbie but gel nails are super! No damaged or melted polish for me.

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If we talk about packing bags, I’m really a stress chicken! But every year I manage to improve myself. Here I share some of my tips!!!

  • Put your clothes separately and go ahead composing your looks: it may perhaps appear banal but if you just take what you like, you can get in trouble if you forgot the perfect top for that skirt. DRAMA! Tip if you find this important off course.

 

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  • Roll your clothes on. So they get crumpled and you have more space! So this is a win win situation.

 

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  • print out a checklist. If you are in a hurry you intend to forget things, so a checklist can be handy!

 

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  • Buy mini care products: we girls often have a fairly extensive range of care products; a scrub, anti-wrinkle cream, shampoo, hair mask and just go on. But unfortunately we cannot get our whole life in a suitcase and still remain within the limited weight that you can take on a holiday. My favorite brand rituals provides travel and gift parcels and those are ideal for traveling.

 

 

Unfortunately I do not have a personal assistant who takes these tasks out of my hands, so I will see you in three days on my way to Ibiza.

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PS: For those wishing to see more of my adventure? Follow me on instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/mellowantsmore/

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Love,

 

MO.RE