Happy International Women’s Day peeps! This year’s theme #MakeitHappen invites us to honor women’s  achievements  all around the world and encourages women everywhere to reach for their goals. As a way to celebrate, I’d thought I’d put the spotlight on some of the inspirational women whose stories I’ve shared here over the last year. Kick-ass ladies with passion and ambition, who took a chance and followed their dreams. Who made it happen.

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My beautiful cousin Kim who put her stamp on the DecoVervaet family business by starting Kim., a delightful “store-in-store” corner offering her personal selection of Scandinavian inspired design and gift items. Natural materials, a gorgeous selection and pretty pastels: check!

The lovely Liesbeth who always dreamed of having her own little boutique, with beautiful objects that inspire her. She took the first digital step towards that dream this summer by launching Wander & Co, a web shop filled with prettiness, on which Liesbeth gives a platform to those brands she feels deserve it.

My favorite Latina Maria José who wanted to find a way to bring her Peruvian heritage closer to her life in Europe and give back to her country. With her EllePaca brand, Maria José shares one of Perú’s  greatest treasures: Peruvian baby alpaca wool, the finest type of wool originating from the Andes. Every EllePaca piece is 100% Baby Alpaca wool, % handmade and 100% Peruvian.

The wonderfully vibrant Elfi, who wanted to dare people to dream and created Dreamdrop. Visualizing what you want to achieve is a first step to going out and make it happen and that’s exactly where Dreamdrop comes in. You just go to the website, write down your dream, assemble your moodboard and drop your dream in its virtual galaxy.

My favorite foodie Marta who recently published her first cookbook  Fourplay, in which she shares a collection of 80 playful recipes for the four seasons. Healthy, original and easy to make = perfect inspiration for food lovers with limited kitchen skills (yours truly!) and a proof that good food doesn’t need to be complicated.

Creative soul Hanne, who took her newfound passion for wood and carpentry to the next level and launched Hannemans. A fresh collection of unique handmade home accessories, custom made furniture and interior design, at reasonable prices. Original minimalistic creations, inspired by Scandinavian style, with a playful finishing touch.

Thank you for the inspiration Ladies! <3

Pic Liesbeth by Kelly Steenlandt 

Pic Maria José  by Nico D.

Picture Elfi by Lannoo

Picture Marta by Speaking Through Silence Photograpy

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