Life is all about celebrating the little things –  the first snow of the year, a day at the beach, a blossomed flower, a fun evening with friends, ice cream on a hot day, the smell of rain, discovering hidden corners in the city you’ve lived for years… Every month I’m sharing with you all those moments captured through my camera that made each day special. Follow my adventures on Instagram and share yours!


Mr. Weatherman has been treating us quite well lately! As a result, picnics, dining al fresco, (lots of) ice cream and sunbathing were on top of the weekly agenda!

sfiles_june13_1Once again I was off to Paris in order to attend two great live concerts by Depeche Mode and Muse, respectively. They both rocked Stade de France! Aside from the gigs, I did some shopping at Merci, a lovely Parisian concept store with a charitable cause, and had dinner at L’Atelier Maître Albert, the upscale rotisserie by Michelin star chef Guy Savoy in Rive Gauche.

sfiles_june13_2While in Brussels, I finally got to try THE Tram Experience (brilliant concept), enjoy margaritas and a breathtaking sunset at the newly-opened Play Label Rooftop Bar, have dinner at Unico and discover the cutest terrace in Brussels and one of the best bakeries, Charli.

sfiles_june13_3While at home, I carried out more successful cooking experiments: home-made pizza (good enough yet not nearly as delicious as what I usually get at my favourite pizza spots in Brussels), caramelized scallops and mushroom risotto with truffle oil. Mum, you can be proud of me! I’m heading to Paris soon and will be back with many great places to see; until then you can follow me on Instagram.


Sandy (@smarksthespots)