I love the winter. I love wearing beanies and layering with big scarfs and warm knitwear. Since most of the days are rainy and grey here in Leiden, I try to wear colours as much as possible. They brighten the day and keep you away from the Dark Side (trying to get tickets to go see the new Star Wars movie these days and clearly … Continue reading The colours of the wind
I’ve always dreamed of living abroad. I could see myself in a teeny tiny flat in NYC, a Scandinavian cottage in Stockholm or an old terraced house in London. I imagined myself strolling around the streets of Paris, taking the tram in Lisbon or biking along the canals in Amsterdam. In fact, I was always thinking about everything I would find there but never what … Continue reading To love is to leave and lose
Three weeks ago, the Spaceboy and I found out that Hamburg was just a small hour flight away from Amsterdam. Two weeks ago, then, we decided to go on a weekend trip to Germany’s second biggest city. Okay, we’ve only been there for 48 hours, but as I always say: it way too short to see it all, but enough to make you wanna go … Continue reading Winter is coming in Hamburg
As you might know, I moved to the Netherlands a few weeks ago. The Spaceboy and I now live in a cosy flat in Leiden and I couldn’t be more excited about this new adventure! One of my favourite pastime is to get lost in all the small streets and pop into new shops and little restaurants. Since we are blessed with very mild weather … Continue reading June in November
Ever heard of selective memory? Well, it does exist and I don’t quite know if it’s a blessing or a curse when you choose a travel destination. Last year, we went on a backpacking trip in Thailand. In ginger language this means three weeks in a sauna (let’s understand each other, an amazing and breath-taking sauna!). Still, when we got back in Belgium, sweaty everything … Continue reading 10 points for Martinique
First of all, I am very glad to be back after almost 4 months of radio silence. Manon and I had planned many things for this blog except for the fact that we would both move in with our boy and live hundreds of kilometres apart from each other. I thought for a while that it would be the end of Les Rousses, but hey! I’m … Continue reading Good friday, bad friday..
If I could choose my favourite superhero, it’d definitely be Little Red Riding Hood. Or wait, do you need more than cuteness and an awesome red cape to bear that label? As a redhead, I always thought red (clothes) on red (hair) was a no-go. It was only after a colour consultant told me it was just a matter of finding the right shade that I dared to try the … Continue reading Red Riding in the Elle Hood