Barbados in a Nutshell

Colors, seductive landscapes and a blue ocean is the first thing that comes to mind when I think back about Barbados. For generations this tropical island has been known as a perfect winter escape and favorite jet-setter’s playground. The nature is overwhelmingly beautiful the year around, but the best time to plan a visit is…

Antwerp one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2018

I travelled to Belgium recently, for God only knows what time, and regardless if I went there for sumptuous food, stunning architecture or Northern beaches, this snug European temple never failed to deliver. It’s a curiosity as a whole. Two nations so very, very different that it’s hard to believe that they live in the…

Weekend Getaway – 48 hours guide de Luxembourg

With living and entertaining visitors in this charming city and luscious countryside for past two years, I have come up with the ultimate 48 hours guide that ticks all the right boxes when it comes to the expectations and tickles interest in returning again…

A day in Paris 🗼

There are many firsts in our life that leave a special mark on us and we remember them fondly and among my most treasured firsts – visiting Paris for the very first time. I just got a new job and a welcoming training took me to Brussels for almost two weeks. Being a hop, skip…

First day in Holland

We were on our way to Holland when it got me thinking about a book that I have read a while back by Bill Bryson and a particular part that stuck with me when he talked about a Dutch colleague that used to work with him for The Times, who after buying a house in…

Foie Gras praline with chocolate coulis

Maybe, you will find that it’s crazy — combining bitter sweet chocolate and foie gras, but take my word –it WORKS! Maybe it is a bit of a splurge, but you only live once, right?!

French toast brûlée

… I like to soak buttery brioche bread in egg and Mexican vanilla paste mixture and after a few minutes of baking — brûlée a thin layer of caster sugar on top making this humble dish extra fancy.

Belgian fries🍟

…Les Belges consider ‘frietjes’ a main course, especially when served with a wide range of profine toppings. My two favorites: Vlemish beef stew and fresh raw egg…

Consommé 🐣

‘One of the signs of great chef is the ability to make good consommé, which is beautifully clear, rich soup.’ Heston Blumenthal