I must admit: this Austrian pearl had not made it on my city trip wish list yet. But fortune put it there for me :) As a member of my band of brothers decided to move to Vienna for a year, a visit to both the brother and this city he had come to love so much was obviously called for. And hurray for that! Beside it being pretty much an open-air museum (those buildings!), voluptuous (granted: sometimes a bit stately) Vienna has so much to offer! Of course, having an almost-local as a guide did help to discover some of the best things to see and do around town. (Thanks bro ;) ). So I thought I’d pay it forward, and share some of his tips plus our own discoveries, for your own trip to Sissi’s city:

Things to see

  • Where do I begin! As said: the whole city is like an open-air museum, so just wandering through the historic center is a cultural experience. My brother’s tip for that first taste of Vienna: get off at the Volkstheater metro stop and stroll back to Stephansplatz. Tourist highlights guaranteed!
  • Good to know: all places of interest or historical relevance are marked by a red notice board with two little flags. So follow the flags!
  • Schloss Schonnbrun: if you have some time to spare, definitely go visit Sissi’s summer house! This royal palace with its beautiful garden is perfect for a relaxed stroll. On a sunny day, you can lounge on the hill enjoying the stunning view of the palace.
  • Belvedere palace: got a taste for that royal greenery? Then the Belvedere palace and is stately gardens are a close second to Schonnbrun.

Things to do

  • Go check out the Rathausplatz: no matter what time of year you travel over, in front of the city hall there is pretty much always something going on (festivals, Christmas market, skating rank, carnival,..). You can check the program here.
  • Wander through Neubau & Mariahilf: these hipster neighborhoods are a little less stately than the rest of Vienna, and house plenty of little streets, cute shops, cozy cafes and original art galleries. If I lived in Vienna, this would be my home :)
  • Museum hopping: there so many great museums in Vienna! Our favorites were the Albertina (the lilies <3) and the Museum of Natural History (Dinosaurs. Don’t think I need more arguments than that).
  • Haus des Meeres: inside this tall concrete tower you will discover an indoor zoo with impressive sea life aquariums and a mini jungle which is home to dozens of cute little monkeys and beautiful birds. Bonus: when you reach the top floor, you will be rewarded with a great view over the city!
  • Indulge at Café central: for an old skool Vienna experience: head over to Café Central to munch on Sachertorte in a classic decor while listening to a live pianist. Bliss! You’ll probably have to queue for a bit but I think it’s worth it!

Places to eat and drink

  • Palmehaus: for all you plantladies out there, this is where you will feel right at home in Vienna! And I guess the rest of you might enjoy it as well ;) Coffee in this tropical greenhouse was one of my favorite Vienna experiences.

  • Sky bars: if you want to feel a bit fancy, a drink at one of Vienna’s sky bars is a perfect plan. The one at the Sofitel, 25 hours hotel or hotel Melia are good options. Music lover bonus: Dachboden (25 hours) organizes jazz nights. Good music, a luscious cocktail and a stunning view. Sounds like a great night to me.
  • Naschmarkt: a place of foodie dreams! This all-year food market offers yummy foods from all around the world. Bonus: on Saturday there’s a farmer’s market and a flea market as well. By the way: after you’ve eaten your belly full, walk it off towards the linke Wienzeile and feast your eyes on the beautiful facades.
  • Schnitzelwirt: nope, this is not a hipster spot. By any means. But after two trips to Vienna this has become a bit of a staple for us, so it would be wrong not to share. The name says it all. As does the line in front of the door. Great schnitzels. Giant schnitzels. Baby prices.
  • Brunch: Vienna is all about brunch! Two of our favorite spots (both in the Neubau area), were Pure living bakery (try the pancakes!) with its colorful happy décor and equally personnel and wirr (try everything!), which is apparently a bar by night so has an interesting grungy vibe by day.
  • Café espresso: loved the 50ties vintage vibe of this bar! Perfect place for either a coffee during the day or a pre-dinner drink. Personal anecdote: this will forever be the place of the first drink I shared with my new love and my brother. The big introduction. So I guess I’m a bit sentimental in recommending this spot :)
  • Konditoreis: Forget what I claimed above. Vienna is all about coffee! For an authentic local experience, there are plenty of old skool “Konditoreis” where you can enjoy a nice Austrian cuppa with a piece of cake. Worth a mention: the retro Aida chain, which is about as pink as a coffee bar can get, and the cozy “Kleines café.

A place to stay: We were thrilled by our charming vintage Airbnb, located in the heart of Neubau, so would definitely recommend it! Lots of character, a dash of hipster.

Happy travels!

I used to be one of those people who managed to let even the least demanding of plants droop and die. Green thumb? Not so much. While I’ve always loved a green touch in my interior, I never really got the hang of caring for them and pretty much stayed away from anything more complicated than a cactus or a snake plant.


Fast forward to today. I have 93 plants in my house. And counting. I can’t pinpoint exactly how I got here… I guess it started with a sudden urge to give my green babies a little more TLC, including new homes (the first time in my life I repotted a plant…) and a relatively regular care routine. And what do you know? They actually grew. They flourished. They made babies. How about that. I started to get hooked. I bought my boyfriend the Urban Jungle Book. He got hooked. He bought some plants. I bought some plants. We moved in together. We realised we had a little jungle on our hands. We got really hooked… and bought some more plants.


Enter my crazy plantlady life. Does it involve a magically developed green thumb? Not really. I just found myself with a practical routine and a few simple rules that make it work for me.

1. Start simple: Snake plants, cacti and aloe vera are just a few examples of plants that are very easy to release your budding plantlady skills on. Aside from overwatering, they are quite hard to kill :) In a next instance you could add a little jungle vibe with a monstera, calathea or devil’s ivy. They need a little more watering but are not the fussiest of plants either, making them nice additions to a growing plant collection.

2. Wednesday watering day: what really helped me and my cluttered mind (I watered the plants 3 days ago… right? or maybe a week ago? Or yesterday?…) is setting fixed times for plant care. Enter Wednesday watering day! (and Saturday second watering day for the more demanding green housemates, such as our beautiful banana plant). Plus: every first Wednesday of the month I take the green babies that need only sparse watering along on my round (such as the cacti, which I tend to overwater) and add some fertiliser. A simple routine, that has been working out for both me and my plants!

3. Get a little digital helper: If you have plants that have more irregular watering needs (such as a string of pearls which apparently needs a tiny bit of watering every 10 days), setting an alarm can help! There are also a few plant care apps out there that can help you manage this schedule. I tested a few and personally thought Plantbook was the most practical one.

4. Look for the light. If a good watering routine is key, a strong “light strategy” is definitely of equal importance. Especially young plants need the right kind and amount of light to do well. As a general rule of thumb: most plants fare well in bright spots with indirect/filtered light. No dark corners, no direct sunlight (beware of those south-facing window sills!). Obviously, there are some exceptions (calatheas don’t mind a little shadow, cacti love the direct sunlight), but when in doubt, you cannot go wrong with this rule.

5. Observe and enjoy: You know how they say you should talk to your plants? While that might be taking the crazy a bit too far, there is actually a little truth hidden in there. The idea behind is that you spend a moment and a dash of full attention on them. You will notice when they are doing poorly but also discover little signs of the effect of your good care such as fresh leaves, little seedlings or just plain old beautiful growth. Oh, the wonders of (indoor) nature <3 Pretty sure that’s what got me hooked.

6. Try, fail and learn: The most fun part of being a plantlady is literally getting your hands dirty: repotting, harvesting little seedlings, propagating, … And then witnessing the results of your handiwork! Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes a plant just decides to give up on you, for no apparent reason. No biggie! You’ll do better next time. Maybe you’ve even learned something. And you’ve got an excuse to buy a new plant ;)

7. It’s all about plant gangs: When styling my plants around the house, I tend to group them in “plant gangs”. Not only does this look pretty, with a smidge of jungle-feel, it’s also good for them! Houseplants thrive in groups, plus having them gathered in a few spots makes the watering routine easier and more effective (as you’re less likely to forget/skip a gang than a loner plant).

How about you? Any budding plantladies out there? How are you caring for your indoor jungle? Do tell!

Love, C.

PS: Even though the totebag above says plantlady is the new catlady, I’m choosing the best of both worlds ^^ Here’s a pic of our panther in his jungle to celebrate that <3

How time flies! One year ago today I just got back from a wonderful family trip to Brazil. Vibrant, sunny, colorful Brazil…. Someone whisk me away and take me back, please! Since I hadn’t shared the colorful pics and memories at the time (life happens..) I thought a throwback on its one year anniversary was an excellent way to make up for this dreadful negligence.

As we were visiting our Brazilian family (<3!), our stay was all about quality time, relaxing and getting a taste of this beautiful country. No adventurous jungle experiences (I’ll be back for those ;) ), but fun discoveries and activities around São Paulo and Rio.


Places to discover:

  • Embu das Artes: Our Brazilian home base! An hour outside of São Paulo, this artsy little town would probably not be on your standard Brazilian itinerary. But if you have the time, do swing by! You’ll discover a lively town square surrounded by artisan shops, a delicate gazebo hidden amidst a patch of green and numerous craft markets and art galleries.

  • Vila Madalena: When visiting the Sao Paulo center, this was really my favorite neighborhood to stroll through! It has a lovely creative atmosphere and lots of cute shops and artsy hotspots. Highlight: you will discover some amazing street art (especially in the famous “Batman alley”).

  • Bella Vista: The Italian neighborhood, with picturesque houses mixing Brazilian vibes with Italian heritage. Plus good food! Not very Brazilian of course, but yummy nevertheless.
  • Mercado municipal: This eclectic building in the historic center of São Paulo with its remarkable stained glass houses a large food market with a myriad of local and international yumminess on display. It can get a bit hectic but any foodie will be loving the vibe.


Places to discover

  • Santa Teresa: we stayed in this lively area up in the hills. Colourful houses, eclectic street art, cute cafés and of course the tourist classic: the beautiful tiled stairs of the Escadaria Selarón, connecting it to the Lapa area. Should your feet be tired of climbing those hills: the little yellow tram is a delightful alternative :)

  • Lapa: definitely a must for a full Rio experience, as this neighborhood houses some major landmarks (including the impressive Arcos da Lapa)

  • Jardim Botanique: Rio’s botanical garden was definitely one of my favorite day trips! A jungle feel within the city, palm trees in every size, a beautiful archway (such a sucker for archways) and an IMPRESSIVE cacti garden. What more could any plantlady ask for?

  • Ipanema beach: for a real summer-tourist-modus day: head to Ipanema for some shopping (Hello new pair of Havaianas!) and some shameless lounging at the beach. Also: the sunset view is one to stick around for!

Places to eat

  • Zaza Bistro Tropical: We stumbled on this boho looking spot after an afternoon ay at Ipanema beach and felt we hit the foodie jackpot! Yummy organic fusion cuisine in a colorful bohemian setting.
  • Emporio Jardim: This eco hipster-style bistro was recommended to me by a good friend, so naturally we had to check it out. We headed over there for lunch after our visit to the Jardim Botanique and were not disappointed! Original burgers and salads plus breakfast all day!

Guilty tourist pleasures

  • A picture in front of the Cristo statue
  • Sipping from a coconut on Copacabana beach
  • Celebrating Caipirinha o‘clock! (which can take place pretty much any time you want it to)
  • Munching on an Acaï breakfast bowl (to balance the Caipirinha with some antioxidants ;) )

Place to stay

I would really recommend the Airbnb we stayed at in the Santa Teresa area! It was quite basic but clean and convenient with a homey vibe. The owner Beatriz was super friendly and served THE BEST breakfast, completely home made with love.

Practical tips

  • We did not bring a tourist guidebook and used city walk apps to map out our excursions. Super practical and a solid guidebook-alternative! This one is for Rio and this one for Sao Paulo.
  • Uber is a great and inexpensive way to get around the city of Rio, especially if you have limited time and want to cover a lot of different neighborhoods. Bonus: driving from highlight A to B with a local prevents you from wandering on foot into areas you should not visit as a tourist.

Things I am definitely traveling back for: After this first taste of Brazil, I am hungry for more! I’m especially curious to discover some of its lush nature, so on my wish list for next time: the Iguazu Falls, the Amazon, Bahia, Ilha Grande and Ilha Bella. So much more to see and experience!

Hope you like these tips and happy travels!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Present season! Among my friends and family, I’ve built up a bit of a reputation as gift-freak. The one that starts thinking about Christmas gifts in November and gets overly excited about the whole ritual. Finding the perfect gift: yay! Wrapping it using tons of washi tape: double yay! Finally getting to give it: jingle all the way! I blame my grandma’s genes. I swear, she starts buying her gifts in August. Apple & tree.

With only 10 days to go till Christmas, I assume most normal, non-freak peeps are in full gift buying-mode as well. So I thought I’d share some of the most original Christmas gift ideas I bumped into on this year’s hunt and some of my all-time favorites. Laziness bonus: you don’t have to leave the house for any of them. Last-minute laziness bonus: at least half of these can be bought super-last-minute (provided you have a printer or are good at hand-crafting vouchers).

christmas gift ideas

*1* For the endless commuter: an audiobook service This way you help them spend this otherwise lost time in an enjoyable, even inspirational way. Bought this for my dad, who has to spend quite some time in the car, and it was a hit! You can get a voucher of the app I personally use here.

*2* For the person you shared a significant moment with: a beautiful poster with a star map from a particular place, on a particular day (your first date, the birth of your child, your wedding,…). A bit cheesy but a meaningful gesture if you ask me. I got one (for a very special person!) at The Night Sky.

*3* For the busy bee who needs a break: think about what would help this person hit the brakes and take a breath. A massage? A spa visit? A private music lesson? If you have some budget: a stay for 2 at these wonderful Slow Cabins.

*4* For your significant other: don’t give your special person stuff, you’re their gift! Hello, quality time! A moment to share. A visit to a theme park, a weekend away, a fancy night out, the possibilities are endless! (Not giving away mine, the screens have ears ;) )

*5* For the crazy plant lady: She might not need any new plants (guilty..) but anything that celebrates her plant lady life: success guaranteed. How about this “plant lady is the new cat lady” tote by Eva mouton bag for Phyt. A beautiful green interior book is always a winner amongst this crowd as well! The Urban Jungle book is one of my personal favorites. Also: how adorable is this keychain with a real-life mini cactus?

*6* The girl who has everything: you cannot buy her happiness, but you can buy her a little piece of nature. How about a voucher for a fresh bouquet of flowers every week (Bloomon is a classic in this category) or some beautiful, easy to keep cacti or succulents from Plantiful.

*7* The guy who has everything: there are two things a guy can never get enough of: socks and plain white T-shirts. What do you mean boring? Not if you go for Happy Socks or a gift voucher for a responsibly produced tailored white T, made to his exact measurements by Son of a Tailor (thanks for the tip, Elle.be!)

By the way: I’m watching Netflix’ “A Christmas Prince” as I’m posting this. How appropriate and deliciously cheesy.


Merry days!

<3 C.

I am not a morning person. Never have been and probably never will be. I’m not likely to ever catch that worm. But when moving house added the extra stress of a long commute to my morning routine, I felt my morning mood getting worse and worse. (Both my boyfriend and my colleagues can probably attest to that. Sorry guys.) Time for a change. Time to beat that morning mood monster. Enter this month’s mantra: Kick Morning’s Butt.

Morning routine

What the experts say

Like the geek I am, I started with some research. One theory particularly triggered me: In Laura Vanderkam’s “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast“, she states that mornings are the best time to tackle crucial tasks. Why? Because people’s willpower and control tend to get weaker throughout the day. We just get fed up with making the sensible choice. Salad for lunch, pizza for dinner. Makes total sense.

So what distinguishes successful peeps from the rest of us? They focus on the first things first, while they are fresh and have a full daily dose of willpower to spend. They get up (early!) and get cracking at:

  • An important professional task
  • A personal passion project
  • Exercise or meditation
  • Quality time with their loved ones
  • Planning and strategizing towards their life goals
  • Getting their daily dose of news

Aside from the lightbulb powered by Vanderkam’s vision on willpower, I naturally turned to some of the ideas of my life guru Gretchen Rubin, to makeover my morning:

  • A good morning starts the night before, by simply getting to bed in time (I know ultimate #girlboss Arianna Huffington will agree).
  • Loving actions inspire loving feelings (and what better to start the day with).
  • To keep up with a new routine it should become a habit, like brushing your teeth. Something you don’t question, but just do.
  • The one minute rule: for some people (represent!) outer order inspires inner peace. Any chore that takes less than one minute should be done immediately, which will eliminate a lot of clutter.

How could that work for me?

Let’s be real. Tackling all of the things “successful peeps” do in the morning, would just set me up to fail, and probably even feed the morning mood monster. Priorities and baby steps. So I thought about the key things that poison my morning: feeling tired, feeling rushed and feeling like I am wasting time being stuck in the car. Easy. Now, what are things that make me feel happy? Feeling loved, learning new things and feeling like I am making healthy choices.

With that in mind, and considering what I’ve learned from the experts, I resolved to try these seven baby steps to make-over my morning routine

  1. Sleepytime alarm: rigorously following Gretchen’s advice I set an alarm at 10 PM, to remind myself to GO TO SLEEP.
  2. Buy some time: I set my morning alarm 45 minutes earlier, to eliminate the rushed feeling and have the time to add a few new happy habits to my morning routine.
  3. Snoozers are losers: No use setting the alarm if you will snooze that extra time away!
  4. 7 min workout: I am a total victim of the willpower trap, and have had a hard time keeping up my evening work-out. So why not try a quick daily morning workout. (I quite like this app since it gives you a routine, meaning I don’t have to wreck my sleepy brain coming up with exercises).
  5. Start with love: Take time to snuggle with the BF and pet my cat, before starting my morning routine. I get a tiny snooze pass for snuggles :)
  6. Listen and learn: I’ve always been a fan of audiobooks during my commute, but mostly stuck to fiction. On my way back from work I just don’t have the mental energy to listen to anything too serious. But Vanderkam’s willpower rule would suggest this to be different in the morning… Enter my new “reading”-routine: marketing/business/personal improvement in the morning, shameless fictional indulgence in the evening. With an alarm at the hour to make sure I switch to the radio for the news :)
  7. 5-minute clean-up: Inner peace through outer order definitely applies to me. The general application of the one minute rule and one quick household task before I leave the house will surely add to my feeling of efficiency.

How did that work for me?

Did I magically become a morning person by sheer force of will? Not even close. But I did manage to slightly tweak my routine for the better. Let’s take stock:

Success: the sleepytime alarm (prevents losing track of time when you’re Netflixing the night away), getting up earlier, starting with love (that one is not hard to keep up :) ), the audiobook reading routine (since I took up this habit, I’ve feasted my ears and mind on “Start with why”, “Blue Ocean Shift”, “The subtle art of not giving a fuck” and plenty of episodes of “The Happiness Project podcast” on my way to work).

Work in progress: 7 minute workout (daily proves to be unrealistic, but on the upside: have done at least 2 of them every week. Still waiting for this to become like brushing my teeth though.. ), snoozers are losers  (my bed is just so nice and warm…) and the 5 minute clean-up. These last two seem to be directly related to the amount of sleep I get, the former for obvious reasons and the latter because it is the first one I skip when I am running out of time.

So all in all, still some work ahead, but a good start! And I have to say: walking into the office on time (no rush!) and feeling like I already accomplished even the littlest of things, really did boost my morning mood. So there’s that.

What about you? Could your morning routine use a makeover?

Love, C.

My parents raised me well. When you visit someone, you don’t show up empty-handed. Just not done. So, whenever I’m going on a new-born baby visit I am confronted with somewhat of an inner conflict. See we Belgians have this wonderful habit we call the “diaper account”, where we just wire money as a gift to the new baby and its parents, for them to spend on whatever they desire or need. Very practical. Very rational. My efficient side loves it. My well-mannered side, not so much.

Excuse me? Entering a person’s home to celebrate the birth of their child with nothing but a virtual stack of cash? Outrageous. Enter the ongoing quest for original little gifts, to hand over along with the promise of that very practical donation. The latest episode in this series: cute little cuttings in personalized pots. Baby plants for baby people.

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How to go about this?

Couldn’t be easier. All you need are some cuttings (I went for aloe vera because babies deserve the cleanest air we can give them, don’t they), small terracotta flowerpots and letter stamps. Just stamp the name of the baby girl or boy on the pots, and you have the prettiest personalized gift. Very simple, very sweet.

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Clumsy girl tip: use some masking tape as a reference to stamp in a straight line. And never mind if you’ve created a few blotches when stamping. It’s handmade, remember? It’s not supposed to be perfect.

Happy crafting!

Love, C. 

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Can hardly believe this is actually happening! After three wonderful years, I am officially moving out of my little happy place. What can I say. Love made me do it.


I’ve had such a great time creating a home out of this little house, adding more personal touches and vintage discoveries over time. Many a visitor told me they could just it tell it was my place, the moment they stepped across the doorstep. A lovely compliment, I always thought. ^^  Granted: I really let my inner (or maybe not so very inner) girl loose between these walls. (More pastels, anyone?) It was exactly what I wanted at that time in my life, and what I felt brought out the best in this light and lovely house. And didn’t it look nice and cosy in all its girliness?


Now it’s on to a new interior mission. A new home. Naturally, my favourite part of moving is decorating the new place. (Beats the boxes routine by far…) The new house surely has a different spirit than this one. An older soul. I’m thinking a touch of boho, a pinch of vintage and an urban jungle vibe. I cannot wait to make it ours.

A new chapter, a new happy place.

Love, C.


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I love glass jars! Whether it’s in your home office (bye bye heaps of paperclips, washi tape, and other wandering knick-knacks) or on your kitchen cupboard (for flour, pasta our your M&M stash), they are both fun and functional.

161013-diy-jars-158-dsc_3387-2A personal touch makes just about everything better, doesn’t it? With a tad of DIY you can pimp the jars’ lids and turn them into unique deco items. For this example, I used toy dinosaurs (because: why the h*ll not), but you can create this effect with any little trinket. I personally have a few little cat figurines, saved from my grandma’s collection which would be perfect! Maybe next time around :)

161001-diy-jars-011-dsc_3240-2161001-diy-jars-082-dsc_3311-2The simple steps to take:

1. Glue the figurines on the lid (press down firmly!)
2. Let dry (an overnighter is always a good idea.)
3. Spray paint in a happy color.
4. Ready!

Easy peasy, right?

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I rather like having catchy, inspirational quotes in my interior. However, when my mood changes, I would love them to change with me. One day you want a kick in the but to get that pile of work done, the next you want to remind yourself it’s ok to take a breath. Fickle? Not at all! These clipboards will easily keep up with your mood swings, with a dash of color and a touch of color for that little something extra

dsc_4427-diy-clipboard-6As with all my favorite DIY projects, this one is very easy to do.


 Acrylic pint for that happiness factor
 Masking tape
 Gold leaf for a bit of bling
 Duster brush


Define the pattern you want with masking tape, for clean geometric shapes, and paint your clipboards in a happy color. In my case, two layers was enough for a good coverage. Remove the masking tape immediately after the second layer. Let the paint dry before you proceed with the gold leaf (an overnighter is always a good idea).


For the gold leaf spots: add little strokes of glue across the painted surface. Lay the gold leaf carefully across the painted area and press down gently (or stroke across it with the duster brush) and let dry. Brush away the residual gold leaf, not stuck to the clipboard by the little strokes of glue, with the duster brush. That’s all there is to it!


Happy crafting!

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It’s the merriest time of the year again! If like me, you are part of several Secret Santa groups (people know I am a sucker for gift-giving…), you might still be looking for some original gift ideas. Believe me when I say: nothing says “extra mile” like a handmade present. However, when you go for that DIY gift, you’ll want something that looks a bit impressive but is actually fool-proof. Because you won’t want to wrap anything you don’t feel proud to give to your loved ones, do you? These two handmade gifts are pretty perfect in that regard! Easy and festive!


Vintage teacup candles

You will need: teacups, long skewers, candle wax (you can use leftovers or get little wax beads at a crafts store), candle wicks and the little metal tabs to hold your wick. (I got wax, wicks and beads at the Banier).

  1. Pick up some pretty vintage teacups at a flea market or second hand store (I got these babies at the vintage Walhalla that is Burkelbloem Ghent)
  2. Cut off a piece of wick and attach the metal tabs to one end. Knot the other end to the skewer.
  3. Melt the candle wax carefully in a metal bowl above a pot of boiling water (“au bain marie”, as we tend to call this)
  4. Dip the metal base in the melted wax, to easily attach it to the middle of the bottom of your cup (this will stop the wick from moving to the side of the cup/candle).
  5. Place the skewer on top of the teacup, it will keep the wick upright.
  6. Carefully pour in the melted wax. If you feel extra festive you could add some glitter :) Let it cool and set.



Mason jar snow globes

While I was picking up my candle-making-necessities at the Banier, I got inspired by a display of Christmas scenes in mason jars. As you can imagine, I stuffed some tiny trees, fake snow and little wooden animals in my basked as well. So easily persuaded by a little prettiness :) Stumbling on a collection of the cutest vintage deer and little Christmas tree decorations in the Burkelbloem right after this impulse buy told me it was fate though!


It takes a little dexterity to get all your little elements into the jar and keep them upright (I used a skewer to give them gentle little nudges), but aside from that, this is the easiest thing ever! You just open the jar, stuff it all in and: voila!

Hope you’ll have fun making these, and even more fun giving them ^^

Love, C.