April 17, 2013

As I may have mentioned previously, I went to Brussels in the beginning of March for a long weekend to visit my good friend Oh La Lali as I hadn’t seen her in over a year. I have loads of photos to post but as the blog was down for over 2 weeks they are now long overdue. I will be splitting the photos in several posts so I don’t bore you too much with a lot of scrolling. The photos I am posting today are just a few details that caught my eye as soon as I got there.

I was very curious to go to Belgium as I had been there exactly 20 years ago, back in 1993. I was curious to see what I still remembered, what I could see had changed and how I would be seeing it now. Seeing it through the eyes of a 15 year old is a totally different thing isn’t it?


A lot of people cycle everywhere. One day I’ll be able to say the same.

There are LOADS of Portuguese immigrants in Belgium. In this particular area, there are also a lot of Portuguese cafes and restaurants.

A very funky window display – Kali Ma and Cateye Tree

Knock, the doorbell is defective.

Nothing like a bit of symmetry.

Where is Snow White?


Tomorrow I will be attending a fashion magazine’s forum. I am very curious to see if I will learn anything useful from it. If not, I am sure that at least me and the girls will be having a laugh on our little road trip there.

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  • Reply Helga April 17, 2013 at 19:31

    Sweet details! I know next to nothing about Brussels, but have heard it is lovely.
    I look forward to more pix! XXX

    • Reply Mrs. D April 19, 2013 at 05:35

      Oh yes, you won’t be disappointed then – I got loads!

  • Reply OH LA LA LI April 18, 2013 at 08:16

    You know you’re more than welcome to come visit Brussels again and again – next stop should be Ghent, the hipster town!
    Ah, never noticed snow white was missing, and I pass by this electricity box every day 🙂

    • Reply Mrs. D April 19, 2013 at 05:34

      Thank you my lovely. We’ll plan something for next year, I hope 🙂

  • Reply ariane April 18, 2013 at 12:41

    Hi Sara!

    Wanting to get the pic of your new cut, want to include you as my Friday Fab Ladies!
    I never been to Brussels, looks very nice and love the pics
    I laugh at pic knock on the door, they used the word Toquez, never heard i might use it, nobody around here will know what it means, i guess these are les curiosités of a different country

    Take care

    Ariane xxx

    • Reply Mrs. D April 19, 2013 at 05:34

      Include away! More than happy to be in your blog 🙂
      I remember a friend who lived in France telling me years ago that there are loads of expressions used in Québec that are totally different from France. It would be interesting to see which.

  • Reply Me Me Me Darling! April 19, 2013 at 07:36

    Ooh I would love to go there – and I love all of your wonderful and quirky observations… the window displays and the bicycles are especially inspiring!

    Sarah xxx

    • Reply Mrs. D April 20, 2013 at 06:43

      You should definitely go if you can, there’s plenty to see and do!

  • Reply Clare April 19, 2013 at 22:05

    Brussells looks delciously eccentric. I’d love to visit! Thanks for sharing. Got any more photos? x

    • Reply Mrs. D April 19, 2013 at 22:33

      Loads of them! Will be posting them over the next few weeks 🙂

  • Reply Andrea Deal April 25, 2013 at 16:08

    I’d love to go there. Great photos!
    The 23 enigma 🙂

    • Reply Mrs. D April 25, 2013 at 21:22

      I have a load more of photos to post. I think you will like them!

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