J - 3

The initial countdown have FINALLY begun! 

In three days I will be strolling the white sandy beaches of sunny Île Maurice. Even though the flight is a bit of a hassle, it will all be worth it when I arrive to 30 degree weather, blue skies and sun. 

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Villa Lorraine

Simple Tuesday night dinner with wagyu beef and a truffle salad at the beautiful brasserie of Villa Lorraine. Like my parents have always told me, I never do something half way, it's all the way or nothing at all. Last night we celebrated my fathers 59th birthday, and since my mother is away playing golf and my brother is in England, I had the honour of going to dinner with my dad. 

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T A I K O

Connected to the Conservatorium Hotel you will find this gem: Taiko. This is a chic cosmopolitan restaurant with a contemporary Japanese menu that will make your taste buds feel like they are cloud9. The surroundings are surreal and the ambiance is unforgettable, this is a must see in Amsterdam!

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b l u s h i n g

The cutest little cafe/restaurant for lunch or snack place right in the centre of Amsterdam. Located right next to the Museumplein there is this cute little haven. Perfect for a coffee/juice/brunch/lunch. Their menu is not extravagant but simple and there is exactly what you will want to eat. We tried the salmon toast with fresh ruccola and lemon and the mushroom toast with truffle mayo, ruccola and mushrooms, and I only have one word: delicious! 

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A'dam

Dear Readers, 

I am terribly sorry for the horrible blogging in February, I have no excuse! But I promise it will not happen again. 

I have taken a big decision: to start vlogging! I wont vlog every day but I am counting on having videos up 1-3 times a week (depending on how exciting my weeks are). I am super excited about this and I have started looking at how to edit videos and started playing around with that. 

So since it is Carnival Break I feel the need to get away! And this is the reason I love living in Europe, you can just pack up your things and leave since everything is so close.  

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a little piece of heaven

So today, seeing as I have been sick for the past week, I decided to go for a little adventure with my dear food blogger friend Ayla (click her name to get to her blog, so check it out). And to give in to our sweet little indulgences we found the cutest place in Brussels: Donut Heaven. 

COCO the donut shop is probably what has been missing in Brussels, Belgium, this whole time. It is the perfect mix of intimate and sweet. In March they will have officially been open for a year and I do not understand how this place has gone unnoticed by me, who has the biggest sweet tooth. 

We tired the violet, rose, oreo and chocolate fudge. THE MUST is the rose donut. My new addiction.

As seen, we did not have a little feast, we went all out.

This place is a have to visit if you are in Brussels, or if you live there. It is located on Rue Sainte-Anne 36, 1000 - Brussels, on a side street by the famous Sablon. 

http://www.cocodonutsbrussels.com/

 

Love you all 

Amanda 

 

Lifestyle

So in addition to my lovely diary part of the blog I am adding a lifestyle part. The aim of my blog is still my diary and to get my story out there, but to ease the tension and the mood I have decided to share even more of my life and open an option where I will share my outfits, food, ideas, outings, etc. 

 

xxx 

Amanda