What Do I Put In My Beach Bag?

Week – 3 for me.  In 3 weeks, I’ll finally be in vacations and hopefully, by now, I will be relaxing under the sun on a beach.  If you want to spend the day at the beach, the key is to make sure that you don’t forget anything at your hotel room or apartment.  You have to make sure you have absolutely everything with you.  Nothing more annoying than to get really comfortable and then realise that you forgot you sunscreen in your room (that’s not entirely true, I can think of a few things that are more annoying than that but I wanted to add some dramatic effect… ).  So to make sure that you don’t find yourself in this unfortunate situation, here are the things I always put in my beach bag.

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Three Things I Always Pack For Trips

In less than a month, I’ll be on vacation in Dinard.  I went there last year and totally fell in love with that city so we decided that we’d go back this year.  I might be counting the days till our trip.  And I might already be packing in my head.

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Like most people, I hate packing (although the absolute worst is unpacking but that’s an whole other story); packing is always a pain but there are some easy parts: there are three things that I systematically take with me. Continue reading “Three Things I Always Pack For Trips”

What To Pack For A Weekend In Knokke?

Hey there,

Are you surviving the crazy heat?  I barely am.  Seriously.  When you are not at the beach, and when the temperature is above the 30°C, it is unbearable.  So what I really want right now is to spend a few days on the Belgian coast. Luckily, I will in a couple of weeks (hopefully, it won’t rain by then :p) …

And since I know I’m going to Knokke for two days, I’m already packing in my head.  I thought I would share it with you 😉

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Boho Chic or Hippie Chic?

Boho Chic or Hippie Chic?

Hello girls,

How are you doing? I hope you had a great week and that you’re having an even greater weekend 😉

Here in Belgium, we had a few fabulously sunny crisp days. I love those kinds of days, and it made me long for those spring and summer days (and oh oh those summer nights 😀). And I pictured myself sitting at a nice café with some friends, recovering from an epic day at Coachella, pulling off the boho chic style.

And then I thought, wait a minute. What’s boho chic? And what’s hippie chic? Is there actually a difference between these two trends? And if yes, what are they? And then I thought, I cannot be the only person who’s a little confused about this. (Not like I lost any sleep about it, but still… ). So, it’s only natural that I came up with this article: Boho (Chic) vs Hippie (Chic). What’s the deal, trends?

Let’s start with boho chic. Boho comes from bohemian. Bohemian is:

“a person who has informal and unconventional social habits, esp. an artist or writer (New Oxford American Dictionary); or a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life (Wordnet).  A synonym would be gipsy.”

When you check various websites, such as Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, or InStyle, here are the key words that are used to describe the boho chic trends: late 60’s and 70’s, maxi dresses, crochet dresses, Yves Saint Laurent, Isabel Marant, tie dye, paisley, floral, suzani, printed maxi dress, gladiator sandals, floppy hat, a fringe cross-body bag, fur vest, beaded vest, flared jeans, a coin-embellished belt, denim cut-offs, feather earrings, boots, …

The pioneers were Thea Porter (check this, this, and that out) and Talitha Getty (the featured image was taken from CBS), followed by Sienna Miller and Kate Moss in the UK, and the Olsen twins in the US.

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Tabitha Getty and her husband in Morocco in 1969 (Photo Credit: Pinterest)

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