jeudi 16 mars 2017

Thursday night Afterwork

No matter if you are a professional or no, Thursday after-work are foolproof in the Capital. You have many places where you can take a drink and enjoy the music with your friends and your colleagues.

In every single place I want to share with you, there is generally a lot of people. But if you like meet new people and the excitement of the city, this blog post is made for you.

The first square I have to talk about is the Luxembourg one.  At one minute from the hotel, this is the place to be on Thursday. So many bars and musics, and good mood is always there. 

Our trainee's crush ? The Café du Luxembourg, with a lovely staff and very good cocktails (and atmosphere, by the way).


 You can also enjoy good music there. There are many others bars as the Grapevine, the Ketj.. it's always a good idea to be at the Luxembourg Square.



In the Leopold district, you can also take a drink at the Grand Central, near Schuman.


At Flagey Square, two bars share the limelight: the Bar du Marché & The Café Belga. Nice atmosphere are the key words. Completely different, but you can move to the other one when you want. It's an inevitable place.

The Cimetière d'Ixelles is another place for partying. The Tavernier and The Waff bar are here to welcome you.

And the next place I want to introduce you is Bourse. Two famous places ? The Halles St Géry and the Coaster bar.


And you, what is your favorite place to enjoy your Thursday? 

mardi 28 février 2017

What to do in March ?

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY


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-Afterwork at Abattoir d’Anderlecht by Boremet
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-End of Carnaval course Farm of the Maximilian Park
-Made in Asia beginning at Brussels expo
-Women’s week beginning
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-St Gilles carnaval
-Saturday for the Youngest  at Laeken Library
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-End of Picasso exhibition at Bozar
-End of Anima festival 2017
-End of Tarkham witches carnival at MAF.
-End of “Made in Asia”
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-Offscreen Film Festival beginning, in differents cinemas
-Cold Blood beginning at KVS
-La jouéthèque at Laeken Library (board games)
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-Creativa 2017 beginning at Brussels expo
-Foire du livre beginning at Tour & Taxis
-Literary snack at Laeken library
-Board games part at Laeken library
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-End of women’s festival
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-10th night-opening museum
-Belgium-Romania at King Baudoin Stadium
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-End of Creativa 2017
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-End of Foire du livre
-Street artist auditions at the culture service
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- The Bauhaus exhibition beginning at ADAM
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-Openday Royal Academy of Fine art, Higher Art School
-End of Cold Blood
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- Openday Royal Academy of Fine art, Higher Art School
-Final cup of Belgium
-Brussels design indoor market beginning at tour & Taxi
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-End of Brussels design indoor market
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-Openday Haute école Francisco Ferrer
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-XS festival beginning
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-Performatik festival 2017 beginning
-Passa Porta festival 6th edition beginning
-Millenium Film Festivam Beginning

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-Belgium-Greece at King Baudoin stadium
-End of “Cyrano de Bergerac”
performance
-Openday Haute école Francisco Ferrer  
-End of XS 
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-End of Offscreen film festival
-End of BXL universel
-End of Passa Porta festival
-Soup Festival at the Parvis Notre Dae in Laeken
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-Beginning of Listen Festival
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-End of Millenium Film Festival
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-End of Listen Festival
-End of Performatik festival







ALL MONTH LONG: 
    • Exhibition Renaissance of  a unique Masterpiece (King House)
    • Exhibition Just Married (Costume & Lace museum)
    • Exhibition Sabena (Atomium)
    • Beursschouwburg O Solitude 
    • Trail Game at the King house for the whole family
    • Poison (Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences) 
Manneken-Pis wardrobe
  • 03/5:Academic Order of St Michael
  • 03/8: French Langage book fair, Foire du livre (9am to 1pm)
  • 03/8: Faculté polytechnique of Mons (1pm to 4pm)
  • 03/11: The Brotherhood of Faro (9am to 3pm)
  • 03/11: Noiraud (3pm to 6pm)
  • 03/12: Noiraud 
  • 03/13: The circle of bioengineering students of the ULB
  • 03/17 & 03/19: St Patrick's day
  • 03/22: Fireman
  • 03/25: The Order of Disciples of St Luc
  • 03/27: Ecsedi- Isalt 
  • 03/30: Faculty of medecine of Mons 
  • 03/31: The circle of Philosophy and letters of the ULB 

vendredi 24 février 2017

Brunchs in Brussels

There's nothing like a good brunch after a tiring workweek.

Here are some Brussels good places for your brunch:


  • Henry & Agnes 
Every first Sunday of the month, Henry & Agnes offer you locals and organic products for 25euros per person. 

This brunch is very appreciated by locals, it's better to reserve.

Where? Rue Véronèse, 48, 1000, Brussels.

  • Peck 47
This place is a victim of its success.. but worth the wait.  For about twenty euros, you can sample its delicious brunch. You can't reserve.. The early bird catches the worm ☺

Where ? Rue du marché au poulet, 47, 1000, Brussels.
  • Garage à manger
Organic and local products are honored in this restaurant for only 25euros. The little significant advantage ? Two services, the first one at 10.30am/11am and the other at 1pm/1.30pm.

Where ? Rue Washington, 185, 1000, Brussels.


  • Au pays des merveilles
The most significant advantage of this place ? There are two places for the price of one ! No excuse to miss this 16,50euros brunch !

Where? Avenue Jean Volders, 42, 1060, St Gilles & Avenue Lepaitte, 6, 1050, Ixelles.

When? Every sunday, between 10am and 5pm.

  • Chez les filles 
Where? Rue Du vieux marché au grain, 16, 1000, Brussels. 

When? Saturday & Sunday between 10am and 4pm

How much? 20euros

  • Le prélude
Where? Antoine Bréart, 82-84, 1060, St Gilles.

When? Weekdays: 8.30am until 6.30pm

             Weekend: 10am until 6.30pm

How much? 15euros

  • Chyl
Where? Rue de belle vue, 62, 1000, Brussels

When? Saturday & Sunday from 10.30am until 4pm

How much? 20euros

  • Le Yeti: cantine moderne
Where? Rue de bon-secours, 4, 1000, Brussels.

When? Every sunday from 10am to 6pm

How much? 22euros

But what about if you wake up to late? ...There is always a solution no worries.

The Pain quotidien and Exki are, for me, two places where you can eat so many things that you can easily made your proper brunch .. Those brands are presents approximately everywhere in Brussels.

And for the laziest one .. cocooningbreakfast.com is made for you! 






vendredi 17 février 2017

Around the hotel


I- Place du Luxembourg (at 1 minute)

Markets, bars, restaurant, taxis.. you can find anything you want around this place.

Tips for you: every Thursday evening, after-work in every bar.



II- Espace Léopold and parlementarium (at 3 minutes)

You can easily visit this place according to the opening hours for tourists.



III- Place de Londres (at 5 minutes)

Lot of bars and restaurants.. More info here: https://fr.yelp.be/search?find_desc=place+de+londres&find_loc=Bruxelles%2C+Bruxelles

IV- Filigranes Library (at 10 minutes)

Situated between 2 subway stations (between Trône and Arts-Loi), this library proposes you not only books, but also cupcakes, cheescakes..

V- Chaussée d'Ixelles and Matongé district (at 10 minutes)

Matongé District is a very animated one, with lot of bars and restaurant. Concerning the Chaussée d'Ixelles, the main street is lined with shops, you've the choice. You've already some shops at Toison d'or Avenue.

VI- Royal Park and Royal Palace (at 10 minutes)


You can visit the Royal Palace between July and September basicaly.

VII- Place St Boniface (at 10 minutes)

You have many restaurants and bar around the place, but you've also St Boniface church.

Tips for you: you're too close to Chaussée d'Ixelles not to go!


VIII-Royal Belgian Institute of Natural sciences (15 minutes)

Exhibitions are always changing, you can't see the same thing two times !

IX-Parc du Cinquentenaire & Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and Military (20 minutes)

It's a great opportunity to having a walk.. The park is built around an old city gate.



It seems a shame to miss that while it's so much close to the hotel..











vendredi 10 février 2017

Best waffles of Brussels // Les meilleures gaufres de la capitale..

Brussel's waffles are renowned everywhere in the world. We have lot of waffle's shops in the Capital, but here is a little list including the best places where you can eat a waffle and being sure you'll not be disappointed.

1- MAISON DANDOY 

The cream of the crop for lot of people. There are differents tea rooms in Brussels near the Grand Place or the city center. What else ? You can also buy some Speculoos before leaving.
Its reputation is up to your expectations.



2- LE FUNAMBULE

A small store which can nevertheless look like one of these tourist-catcher, but waffles are excellent, and you have an infinity of possibilities.



3-BELGAUFRA

Produces Liege's waffles, Result change, trust me.


4- SMALLS TRUCKS

The slogan is: ore you take something simple, more you'll be convinced. In fact, if you buy a simple waffle or a one with whipped cream, you'll be convinced, trust me. You can find this truck approximately everywhere in the city, don't hesitate to test it. The simplest is the best.


But you, where is your favorite waffle's shop? 

BON APPETIT !



mardi 31 janvier 2017

What are we going to do in February?

February
2017


Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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5


-Brussels Dance beginning


-Holiday show 2017 beginning (Brussels expo)

-O Solitude beginning (Beursschouwburg)
-Art truc troc & Design beginning (Palace of fine arts)
-Afropolitain festival beginning (BOZAR)
-End of Propulse Festival
-Stories for the youngest (Laeken Library)
-Manneken-Pis opening party (GardeRobe Manneken-Pis)
-End of Intersections #4  CID & Friends
-End of Holiday show 2017
-End of Art truc troc & Design
-End of Afropolitain festival
-End of William KLEIN exhibition
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-Réparer les Vivants beginning (les tanneurs theater)
-Board game (Laeken Library)
-The Naked eye  beginning (Les Brigitinnes)
-Flagey Piano Day beginning
-Meeting with Hippolyte WOUTERS (Riches-Claires Library)
-ARTopenKUNST Vernissage (Vanderborght building)
-Salon du chocolat beginning (Tour & Taxis)
-End of Ukiyo-e exhibition

-End Le sapin en plastique & Trance (both at Riches-Claires)
-End of « réparer les vivants »
-End of The Naked Eye
-ARTopen KUNST beginning (Vanderborght building)
-Rugby: Belgium-Georgia (King Baudoin Stadium)
-End of the Salon du chocolat
- End of Flagey Piano Day
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-Reading about photography (Laeken Library)
-Quartier 3 destruction totale beginning (Théâtre de poche)

-Tea party & Board game party (Laeken Library)
-L’Orkestre Music-theatre beginning & Le vieux juif blonde beginning (both at Riches-Claires)

-Affordable art fair beginning (Tour & Taxis)

-End of Antigone (Théâre royal)
-Rugby: Belgium-Russia (King Baudoin Stadium)
-Pilipi, fufu et choux beginning (The maison de la création)
-Batibouw 2017 beginning (Brussels expo)

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-Street Artist Audition (The culture service)
-End of Affordable Art Fair
-Inauguration of the Van Artevelde senior pavillon
-Illustration workshop (Laeken Library)
-Wees vreugdevol om uw talenten (community centre de Linde)

-Comic Con beginning (Tour&Taxi)
-End of Batibouw 2017
-End of the Comic Con
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-Carnival course Farm of the Maximilian Park beginning
-Carnaval of the community centers (Place Willems)





ALL MONTH LONG

àRenaissance of a unique masterpiece (Museum of the city of Brussels)
àJust Married, a history of marriage (Costume & Lace museum)
àBXL Universel (Centrale for contemporary art)


àSabena (Atomium)
àBrussels Dance
à O Solitude (Beursschouwburg)
àEvery Friday, disco party at Poseidon Rink

MANNEKEN-PIS COSTUMES

-2/3: Beulemans      
-2/4: Shepherd          
-2/5: Organ Builder           -2/6: Soldier           
-2/11: Call 112  
-2/15: as a Serbian 
-2/25: Bolivia Diablada
-2/27: Dominican Republic