Welcome to Rome, the eternal romantic city where art & history blend together making one wonder how many times they will experience its magical atmosphere…
ROME DAY ➖ 1
My partner, Mathias le Fèvre, and I were invited for a one-night stay at the 5 * Hotel Splendide Royal, a fabulous Baroque inspired palace.
The hotel, situated on a top hill offering an amazing view over the city, a perfect location for a romantic stay!
From movies to music to architecture to interior & fashion designers, Rome has inspired some of the greatest artists and keep inspiring new generations.
– BREAKFAST –
Our Breakfast buffet was served in the Crystal Lounge with a very soft Jazz background music. The lounge has wide windows offering
– ENTERTAINMENT –
I felt like, a Princess in her Palace. ??
DAY 1 : I’m arriving in Brussels and on my way to the Radisson Red Hotel located in the European Quarter of the capital. I’m excited because I met with a friend earlier in Mons, journalist for TéléMb and we talked about this new project including, young talents from all across the country. With two cappuccinos down, I’m on a caffeine high and ready to take on whatever adventure comes along!
It’s a little after 4 PM when I arrive, and surprise… everything is red… EVERYTHING! I love it!
The reception staff welcomes me with a goody bag and genuine big smiles on their faces. If you know me a little bit, you know that goodies are my weak spot!
My visit in Brussels is related to music meetings and brand collaborations. I got a packed schedule and need space to organise outfits & ideas!
The hotel has a pool table and there is always a guest who I can play with to let the steam of my day go. In addition it’s perfect for Instagram shots as the lighting is super bright everywhere.
My room is a Junior Suite on the 6th floor with walls being covered in Belgian comics stories! It’s huge with my own living room and I admit feeling a bit lonely on my own. However having this large comfy bed all for myself, is a luxury I’m definitely enjoying once in a while!
DAY 2 : In addition of being a goodie fan I’m also a huge food lover! After a gym session in the basement of the hotel, my stomach is screaming for breakfast. The restaurant has a self catering area but you can also order fresh eggs and other hot foods from the counter. Tummy full I’m all ready to start my day!
DAY 3 : It’s Time to leave, I have a slight headache from my night out with my friend and fellow blogger Ruxandra. I call the reception to have an extra hour before my check out and head over to the Breakfast area.
To be honest, I did not want to leave so soon. Two nights were not enough and the vibe I got from the staff, the food and the decoration was simply amazing and welcoming. The Radisson Red Hotel organises Bloggers events, Fashion shoots and concerts nights, it’s a wonderful mix of arts and pleasure! I left rested and full of inspiration.
During my latest trip to Belgium, I was my partner’s +1 for one complimentary night at the Hotel Saint-Géry situated in the middle of the capital, Brussels.
Saint-Géry Square is vibrant and known for its bars, music events and is literally 5 min walk from all the shops and restaurants. It’s just the perfect location for a city getaway. Our room had view on the square and that day being particularly sunny, we had this lovely lighting going through the windows which was a must for a couple of Instagram pictures ;).
Being Belgian and born in this city I have family and friends who we could have stayed with. However, we wanted to spend the first day and night just the two of us, spoil ourselves and visit Brussels like tourists. The city has quiet changed since I moved to London. For example, now, you have this whole pedestrian road with those geometrical forms on the floor while it used to be a huge traffic road.
Brussels is definitely changing and opening to more and more culture and music. The Hotel as well had this whole artistic vibe and many paintings of blues musicians were hanging on the walls.
Best part? Our room had this huuuuuuuge bath which I made sure to use and loaded with soap to create foam.
This hotel would definitely be one to recommend. It’s affordable when booked in advance, it’s central located and breakfast has everything you need to start the day on a good note. However if you re looking for a quiet space make sure you mention it with your reservation as the hotel has a large bar on the ground floor which transforms into a live music venue on weekends.
Bruxelles Ma Belle, See you next time! C.xxx.