woensdag 18 april 2018

Travel: One night in Ypres.

Last weekend I went to the historic city Ypres, at the other side of the country. It was my first time there, so I was very curious. On a “regular” citytrip my boyfriend and myself always end up shopping in the city, but this time it was a little bit different. Our weekend kicked off in the Ariane hotel, where we received a very nice reception, the weekend couldn’t have started better!
In the evening we were invited to try “The Table”, a brand new concept in the hotel. Trust me, it’s really worth a try! “The Table” is a big table with seats for 20 people, the top of the table slides between the restaurant and the kitchen. We went for the “complete experience”, which means a 6 course menu with the table looking different with each course. Each course has a different presentation and gives you that “wow” effect. Truly a unique happening. The meals were stunning and tasty from the first course to the last.

Which is also nice about this concept: you are able to meet and conversate with many people you have never met before. It’s remarkable that all those people praised the hotel. Most of them were people from close to Ypres, who frequently visit the hotel and stay there for the night, which says a lot about the hotel. We learned that the kitchen works with local products. For example all the bread is delivered by the local baker. We also learned that the hotel won the price of best “four stars” hotel in Belgium , according to “Trip Advisor” and this for the fifth time in a row. We weren’t surprised at all.

In the morning a delicious breakfast was waiting. Tasty fresh bread, coffee cakes, fresh fruit, cornflakes, muesli and bacon and eggs. You won’t leave the hotel hungry! We regret we couldn’t stay an extra day, but unfortunately we also have a job.
The rest of the day we spent sightseeing. All historic places, like “the Big Market” and the “Meensepoort” are at walking distance from the hotel. We can truly recommend a city trip to Ypres, including a dinner at “The Table” in the Ariane Hotel.

vrijdag 13 april 2018

Lifestyle: Cake cake cake.

Birthday parties, who doesn't love them? Good company, a delicious cake and the day is complete. Only the search for the perfect cake can be quite stressful sometimes. You don't have time or you simply don't find the cake that you had in mind. I finally found the solution for this problem! During my search for the perfect cake I came across a website where you can make your own cake, and they deliver it at home. Quick and easy! I was a little bit scared that the cake wouldn't taste good or it would be broken, but fortunately everything was ok! I ordered a double figure cake and the cake was really super well packed, it was really impossible that this cake wouldn't arrive like it should. The cake was also really surprisingly big, I think you could eat this easily with 30 people. I chose the chocolate cake with chocolate filling, really super yummy! Now that I found this website, I will never have 'cake stress' again! ;)