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Christmas decoration

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on November 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

x-masFrom traditional wooden decoration to all things glitter and kitsch, here are my favourite spots to find everything you need (and more) to get into the Christmas ho-ho-holiday spirit (sorry, couldn’t resist). … continue reading.

 
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Yawn Space

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on November 11, 2014 in City Centre, Clothes

yawnThere’s a new concept store in town. One with a very particular concept: fashion, accessories and items from Russia, Georgia and the Ukraine.

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The Black Sheep

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on November 3, 2014 in Burgers, Drink, Eat, Ixelles, Sunday

The Black SheepWhen choosing a bar for a night out, the same issue always pops up: the girls want a place where they have decent wine and cocktails, and the boys need an extensive beer menu. The Black Sheep behind Place Flagey has got both, and serves a mean burger to boot. … continue reading.

 
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Too Many Vintage

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on October 26, 2014 in City Centre, Clothes

too many vintageThere aren’t many vintage shops on this blog, I know. That’s because I’m not the most eager thrift shopper in town. But the selection at the newly opened Too Many Vintage could convert me: oversized woollen coats, large cardigans and leather skirts … yes! … continue reading.

 
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Forcado

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on October 19, 2014 in Coffee, Eat, Saint-Gilles

photo-14Biting into one of Forcado’s ‘pastel de nata’ was one of the tastiest experiences ever. Sweet, creamy, crusty … it put a big smile on my face! This delicious custard tart is available from the Portuguese bakery on Chaussée de Charleroi. … continue reading.

 
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Ponti Corner

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on October 13, 2014 in City Centre, Coffee, Drink, Eat, Sunday

PontiPonti Corner just opened near Bourse, a few houses away from the famous Fritland and Brasserie Falstaff. I thought it would be a tourist-y place, but it’s nothing like that (forgive me dear reader, I get it wrong sometimes). … continue reading.

 
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Mémé Café

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 28, 2014 in City Centre, Coffee, Eat

Meme caféDon’t be fooled by its name, Mémé Café has got nothing to do with old ladies (mémé being the Brussels word for grandmother). It’s a cozy eatery with vegan, vegetarian and gluten free food, both sweet and savoury. … continue reading.

 
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Bocca Moka

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 22, 2014 in Coffee, Drink, Saint-Gilles

Chesterfield room bocca mokaI’ve been meaning to post a review on Bocca Moka for ages, but somehow I never got around to it. This new-ish coffee bar deserves all the attention, as the brews (and the cakes) are delicious. … continue reading.

 
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Kokuban

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 14, 2014 in Eat, Ixelles

ramenNow here’s a restaurant nearly everybody’s talking about. With good reason: Japanese ramen bar Kokuban is every bit as good as you’d expect.  … continue reading.

 
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Knees to Chin

Posted by Bruxelles la Belle on September 8, 2014 in Coffee, Eat, Ixelles

KneesLunch on a work day usually equals a quick cheese sandwich on the go. Boring, but it does the trick. On my (rare) days off, I’d love to discover something new. And the rice paper rolls at Knees to Chin were the perfect change from my routine. … continue reading.

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