Your daily dose of fashion, beauty, travel and food - Just a little bit different https://www.fashionata.com/rss.xml en MONDAY MOOD: HOW TO WEAR YOUR PJ'S TO WORK https://www.fashionata.com/monday-mood-how-to-wear-your-pjs-to-work <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MONDAY MOOD: HOW TO WEAR YOUR PJ&#039;S TO WORK</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 06/18/2018 - 10:52</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2399_LR.jpg?itok=mMRHgkyX 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2399_LR.jpg?itok=TrxVZrym 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2399_LR.jpg?itok=qHZCVG5b 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2399_LR.jpg?itok=TrxVZrym" alt="pj&#039;s" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2512_LR.jpg?itok=FcuGIJKy 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2512_LR.jpg?itok=rgqb3Hyn 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2512_LR.jpg?itok=EEV_2Vv1 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2512_LR.jpg?itok=rgqb3Hyn" alt="pj&#039;s" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2493_LR.jpg?itok=2VdHoC8H 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2493_LR.jpg?itok=9Q36HeD5 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2493_LR.jpg?itok=BqJxIPE4 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2493_LR.jpg?itok=9Q36HeD5" alt="pj&#039;s" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2415_LR_0.jpg?itok=QH2ut9hE 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2415_LR_0.jpg?itok=nGTHEefe 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2415_LR_0.jpg?itok=x_xM4Zpv 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/06/MBF_2415_LR_0.jpg?itok=nGTHEefe" alt="pj&#039;s" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">STRIPED SUIT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.samsoe.com/be/home" target="_blank">SAMSOE SAMSOE</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLACK BALLERINAS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.dior.com/couture/nl_be/womens-fashion/shoes/dior-baby-d-ballet-pump…" target="_blank">DIOR</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.dior.com/couture/nl_be/womens-fashion/bags" target="_blank">DIOR</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BLACK SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.quayaustralia.eu/?geo=1" target="_blank">QUAY AUSTRALIA</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Happy Monday!! I honestly have a love/hate relationship with saying that haha. It's usually a bit brutal to leave the weekend behind and roll out of bed on a Monday morning, don't you think? So what if you could just stay a little longer in your cosy pj's - let's say for the rest of the day! :) This striped <a href="https://www.samsoe.com/be/home" target="_blank">Samsoe Samsoe</a> two-piece is as comfy as pj's but can super easily be styled for the office. First, I tucked in the top so the ensemble is&nbsp;a bit more tailored. Second, I focused on black and golden accessories: my new patent leather ballerinas (aren't they the cutest?), a structured chain bag and lots of golden-tone jewellery. So simple! I also adore this look for a casual Sunday family brunch or just to stroll around in the city.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What's your favourite Spring look to wear to work? Would you go for dressed up pj's? :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2090&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="PR1WXIl6AmnYSNzKkJFGhVNKIIoXGXPA_8FT_e1wmF8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/monday-mood-how-to-wear-your-pjs-to-work" data-a2a-title="MONDAY MOOD: HOW TO WEAR YOUR PJ&#039;S TO WORK"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:52:12 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2090 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/monday-mood-how-to-wear-your-pjs-to-work#comments STRIPED PARASOLS & HEART-SHAPED PIZZA: MY POSITANO HOTSPOTS https://www.fashionata.com/striped-parasols-heart-shaped-pizza-my-positano-hotspots <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">STRIPED PARASOLS &amp; HEART-SHAPED PIZZA: MY POSITANO HOTSPOTS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/travel/travel-guide" hreflang="en">Travel Guide</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 06/12/2018 - 14:07</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>My Positano hotspots guide is here! :) You guys know I've been to Italy maaany times but somehow I never made it to Positano. So finally, when we were looking for a special place to celebrate Gabriel's 1st birthday, we had the perfect excuse to go! We had such a great time chilling at the beach, eating our weight in gelato and exploring the pretty little streets of this Amalfi coast gem. So if you're still looking for a sunny vacation destination Positano is definitely worth the trip, especially if you hit all of my fave hotspots! :)</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Positano%20big%20ear%20rings%20IMG_3377_LR.jpg?itok=bCY5HSUL 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20big%20ear%20rings%20IMG_3377_LR.jpg?itok=s0dSo_IA 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Positano%20big%20ear%20rings%20IMG_3377_LR.jpg?itok=ISF4dKtN 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="19608fbc-b1a2-4443-b509-53d8ae6e19db" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20big%20ear%20rings%20IMG_3377_LR.jpg?itok=s0dSo_IA" alt="Positano" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/POSITANO.003.jpeg?itok=pKtRta24 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/POSITANO.003.jpeg?itok=v6fSpH0Z 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/POSITANO.003.jpeg?itok=w2_X3pOC 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="a6f4974a-de2c-4c1d-896c-7f80c7ea0b5b" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/POSITANO.003.jpeg?itok=v6fSpH0Z" alt="Positano" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Positano%20bebe%20IMG_2041_LR.jpg?itok=xLLgZOnJ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20bebe%20IMG_2041_LR.jpg?itok=fpO-FYD9 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Positano%20bebe%20IMG_2041_LR.jpg?itok=hebHgDtJ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="72844f94-81a2-462c-bae6-47ebf9157e47" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20bebe%20IMG_2041_LR.jpg?itok=fpO-FYD9" alt="Positano" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Positano%20blue%20bikini%20IMG_3225_LR.jpg?itok=UQKMW5yv 1x" 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srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/POSITANO.004.jpeg?itok=KqkBFw5w 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/POSITANO.004.jpeg?itok=-_3-jvvV 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="460b4f6d-b1ce-4a27-abf6-1abb323827e8" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/POSITANO.004.jpeg?itok=KqkBFw5w" alt="Positano" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Positano%20Sofie%20Mars%20Gabi%20IMG_1805_LR.jpg?itok=NyMPHE4z 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20Sofie%20Mars%20Gabi%20IMG_1805_LR.jpg?itok=HT8N-2az 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Positano%20Sofie%20Mars%20Gabi%20IMG_1805_LR.jpg?itok=X8iVMt7o 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="cf8dd1fd-9665-4a09-9879-25cd4f4b0a90" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20Sofie%20Mars%20Gabi%20IMG_1805_LR.jpg?itok=HT8N-2az" alt="Positano" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/POSITANO.002.jpeg?itok=7Il6zxMw 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/POSITANO.002.jpeg?itok=fYIaQ4Ha 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/POSITANO.002.jpeg?itok=4SVI9d0q 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6451cee9-ddc0-4135-9564-324f8815d2f6" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/POSITANO.002.jpeg?itok=fYIaQ4Ha" alt="​​Positano" /></picture></p> <p><strong>FAVE PLACES TO STAY</strong></p> <p>Despite not being very big, Positano has lots of amazing hotels to stay in! We had the pleasure of staying at <a href="http://www.hotelposeidonpositano.it" target="_blank">Hotel Poseidon</a> and <a href="https://sirenuse.it/en" target="_blank">Le Sirenuse</a>. And though I absolutely loved both, I have to say that Le Sirenuse isn't really that suitable for kids, so keep that in mind if you're planning a trip with your minis. Both hotels were as paradise-like as you'd expect, with lush breakfasts (yay!) and the prettiest pools for chilling.</p> <p><strong>FAVE THING TO DO</strong></p> <p>Honestly, there's only 1 thing you should really do in Positano and that's enjoying the epic scenery! The hillside houses are world famous by now, but I swear that pictures don't even do it justice. We pretty much spent every single day strolling around, eating popsicles on the beach, and taking a dip in the ocean. Marina Grande is the most well known beach and you know what that means: looots of people! A little walk from here there's Spiaggia del Fornillo beach, much less touristy so definitely worth it. A little bit outside of Positano lies Fioro di Furore, a beach with a little bridge that's also not as crowded as Marina Grande.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Positano%20bebe%20IMG_2339_LR.jpg?itok=F9hgRy3L 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20bebe%20IMG_2339_LR.jpg?itok=nRJl794I 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Positano%20bebe%20IMG_2339_LR.jpg?itok=-JGIAVM4 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b3c498dc-7db5-4268-8755-3b6b9c9b4c56" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20bebe%20IMG_2339_LR.jpg?itok=nRJl794I" alt="Positano" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/POSITANO%27.001.jpeg?itok=M1r7ao-5 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/POSITANO%27.001.jpeg?itok=sRhMaLTV 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/POSITANO%27.001.jpeg?itok=2m22HnbJ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="53ad70b2-9069-4ecd-86f0-5e27a40df747" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/POSITANO%27.001.jpeg?itok=sRhMaLTV" alt="​​Positano" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Positano%20yellow%20pants%20IMG_1733_LR.jpg?itok=l66SBcZm 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20yellow%20pants%20IMG_1733_LR.jpg?itok=a3n0wAXx 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Positano%20yellow%20pants%20IMG_1733_LR.jpg?itok=TI4xm8Ti 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ed40b958-cc1e-450f-b247-2de384444884" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Positano%20yellow%20pants%20IMG_1733_LR.jpg?itok=a3n0wAXx" alt="Positano" /></picture></p> <p><strong>FAVE PLACES TO EAT</strong></p> <p>First things first: if you want to snap that typical Positano parasol shot, the <a href="http://www.hotelpupetto.it/en/spiaggia.php" target="_blank">Pupetto beach bar</a> is the place to go! For typical Italian treats (pasta, pizza, gelato) we loved <a href="http://www.saracenodoro.it" target="_blank">Saraceno d'Oro</a>,<a href="https://www.quandoo.it/en/place/il-fornillo-33863?TC=EN_IT_SES_10010229&amp;matchtype=e&amp;network=g&amp;device=c&amp;keyword=il%20fornillo&amp;placement=&amp;adposition=1t1&amp;qpt=minimal&amp;gclid=Cj0KCQjwjN7YBRCOARIsAFCb9358lE080Q1blEKRPyEmrmZvSxWQwhEXyMSkz4q3ErC6gnmHpXzL-3UaAtTVEALw_wcB" target="_blank"> Il Fornillo</a> and <a href="http://www.davincenzo.it" target="_blank">Da Vincenzo Positano</a>. Also: you HAVE to go and try the pizza at <a href="http://www.chezblack.it" target="_blank">Chez Black</a> (they have the cutest heart-shaped ones :))! We went there a couple of times because I just couldn't get enough haha. For drinks I loved the patio at <a href="http://villa-treville.positano-hotels.net/nl/" target="_blank">Villa Treville</a>, and the terrace of the <a href="http://www.ilsanpietro.it/en/index.php" target="_blank">Il San Pietro di Positano</a> hotel has the most amazing view to enjoy your apero.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Have you been to Positano? Any hotspots to add here? :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2088&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="EKXd7dOeLjOH657xxlpXCsP8UJ9P7ILQk1YQn-T_GXQ"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24620"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1528983392"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Veronika</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24620#comment-24620" hreflang="en">June 14, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I also looove Positano! question: how did you manage all those stairs with a baby...and a stroller? :-)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24620&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="WxU355sWO01ah59g5AssJJRHLYQNDI6NsC6YzecEtqc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24622"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1529311897"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24622#comment-24622" hreflang="en">June 18, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24620#comment-24620" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">I also looove Positano!…</a> by <span>Veronika</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Veronika! Haha that&#039;s a great question! We love taking him in his Artipoppe carrier (such a lifesaver!) or use his super light Babyzen Yoyo stroller. You can find more tips on how the travel with a mini right here: <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/mini-on-the-go-my-ultimate-tips-to-travel-with-a-baby">https://www.fashionata.com/mini-on-the-go-my-ultimate-tips-to-travel-wi…</a>. kisses xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24622&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="-8KCJPK8c9umQ87wcwh-Y9lpvG1VP_W8FMuJF8bUBkY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24623"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1529333947"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Veronika</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24623#comment-24623" hreflang="en">June 18, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24622#comment-24622" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Hi Veronika! Haha that&#039;s a…</a> by <span>Sofie Valkiers</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>thank you, I save those tips for later ;-)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24623&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="_fqIuYdQUqaylZ6qbcdvtxBhw1h7bcgjVrDPensrWC0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div></div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/striped-parasols-heart-shaped-pizza-my-positano-hotspots" data-a2a-title="STRIPED PARASOLS &amp; HEART-SHAPED PIZZA: MY POSITANO HOTSPOTS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 12 Jun 2018 12:07:33 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2088 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/striped-parasols-heart-shaped-pizza-my-positano-hotspots#comments HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY BEBEZINHO GABRIEL! https://www.fashionata.com/happy-1st-birthday-bebezinho-gabriel <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY BEBEZINHO GABRIEL!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:16</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY.001.jpeg?itok=6upT2T3d 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY.001.jpeg?itok=1YgKM-2w 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY.001.jpeg?itok=gnU-UHf1 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="fcaa60be-89a1-4020-ab08-df087ca6507a" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY.001.jpeg?itok=1YgKM-2w" alt="1st birthday" /></picture></p> <p>You guys, I can't believe I'm the mama of a 1-year-old!! Our boy turned one on May 31 and we celebrated twice haha. We took him on a little trip to sunny Positano and then had a party with our sweet friends &amp; family at home. I have the BEST memories (and pictures! :)) of celebrating my bday as a mini, with the cutest balloons and loooots of cake, so we really wanted to recreate this for our bebezinho Gabriel. I'm a big believer of simple stress-free bday parties: just lots of balloons, glitter, food, and the people you love the most - that's all it takes!</p> <p>Now let's talk about the cake. :) The only thing I really had to have for my boy's 1st bday party was a surprise rainbow cake! I've been obsessed with them since the moment they appeared and I was so PSYCHED when the maxi and mini rainbow cakes from <a href="http://www.barraf.be" target="_blank">Barraf Cakery</a> arrived on the big day. And Gabriel couldn't believe his eyes either, dunking his little hands into the cake, not knowing what colour to grab first. It even distracted him from pulling off his party hat for 60 seconds!</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Copy%20of%20MBF_4897_LR.jpg?itok=JD96tM3i 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Copy%20of%20MBF_4897_LR.jpg?itok=84aWUF4M 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Copy%20of%20MBF_4897_LR.jpg?itok=7uu4lkD9 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="8f682c86-de68-4a87-83d2-2816c7de9830" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Copy%20of%20MBF_4897_LR.jpg?itok=84aWUF4M" alt="1st birthday" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source 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data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="37769e7c-c026-46c0-a253-a24e7d6ec2d3" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Copy%20of%20MBF_0831_LR.jpg?itok=IpUwmINd" alt="1st birthday" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY.003.jpeg?itok=4HtD9ZWu 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY.003.jpeg?itok=6q1lTfYP 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY.003.jpeg?itok=xabzadQK 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="bf261d30-f871-4858-a5eb-884b6eeae165" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY.003.jpeg?itok=6q1lTfYP" alt="1st birthday" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_0114_LR_1.jpg?itok=GqfgJ1Nj 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_0114_LR_1.jpg?itok=XbOg7-Bk 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_0114_LR_1.jpg?itok=H_dVkFt8 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="65290068-5359-4440-8a8c-5ef16dd71c1e" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_0114_LR_1.jpg?itok=XbOg7-Bk" alt="1st birthday" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY%27.001.jpeg?itok=Lzw5KBb7 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY%27.001.jpeg?itok=6I4d-HF1 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY%27.001.jpeg?itok=AjuXCaLu 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e50dd5ce-affe-4cfb-baf1-2be9ddaf6583" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/GABRIEL%20BDAY%27.001.jpeg?itok=6I4d-HF1" alt="1st birthday" /></picture></p> <p>I know it's such a cliché but I really can't believe how time flew by! I still remember <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/meet-our-sweet-little-baby-boy-gabriel-bastos" target="_blank">the day he was born</a> like it was yesterday. The nurses in the hospital called him the asparagus because he was so lean &amp; tall! :) He looks so tiny when I look back at the pictures though. Ever since he was a newborn he loooved to kick his arms &amp; legs around. He's honestly the most active baby you'll ever meet, and has so much passion in everything he does! Whether it's crying, laughing, or crawling around at lightning speed - he all does it with the most dedication. I always say it must be his 50% Brazilian side, and I love it as much as I love his papa! </p> <p>We wanted to make him a little world traveler before he was even born, and I'm so happy we were able to make that happen this past year. He took his first trip to Paris at only 3.5 months old, where we shot one of my fave pics ever <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/a-dreamy-eiffel-tower-picnic-with-our-baby-boy" target="_blank">in front of the Eiffel Tower</a>! We went to beautiful <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/barcelona-with-a-baby-play-date-at-park-guell" target="_blank">Barcelona</a> for a sunny getaway after that and celebrated our first X-mas together, including a <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/merry-christmas-from-our-family-to-yours" target="_blank">matching pj's moment</a> and his first <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/christmas-in-paris-gabriels-first-santa-lap-pictures" target="_blank">Santa lap pics</a> in Paris! Then we were off to beautiful <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/ysl-garden-rooftop-tajines-my-marrakech-travel-guide-pt-i" target="_blank">Marrakech</a> to spot his first palm trees and after another trip to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/paris-dreaming-dancing-in-the-rain-with-my-baby-boy" target="_blank">Paris</a> we took his most exciting trip yet, to <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/tokyo-with-a-baby-nakameguro-river" target="_blank">Tokyo</a>! We were pretty nervous about the long flight and jetlag, but he handled it like a champ (these are my tips on <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/mini-on-the-go-my-ultimate-tips-to-travel-with-a-baby" target="_blank">how to travel with a mini</a>!). We finished his first year of travel in iconic Positano, where we celebrated his 1st birthday with a little party crown and popsicles on the beach (more on our Positano adventures soon!). And guess what? Very soon he'll be going to his papa's hometown in Brazil! I'm too excited for that. :) Happy 1st birthday our bebezinho Gabriel! We love you so much!!</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>How did you celebrate your mini's 1st birthday? I'd love to hear! :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2087&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="l2vmR0PFn8FgYlBw5h4RnXJ_PhLx9HphxH2_LhWnR4s"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24612"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1528295483"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Jeanine</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24612#comment-24612" hreflang="en">June 6, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Wat een lief knuffel shatje, en... geloof me ! het zal alleen maar leuker worden in de toekomst !<br /> Gefeliciteerd !!!</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24612&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="fUJ0AXhcbERCgIi22UY4VkfoUkxoAwAPhRKQCHGz6Uo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24614"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1528357875"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24614#comment-24614" hreflang="en">June 7, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24612#comment-24612" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Wat een lief knuffel shatje,…</a> by <span>Jeanine</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Aaaah dankjewel Jeanine, zo lief! xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24614&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="P8Kw810GSsuYo2_JisjdEqL-jGcF8W--pS3w5n1ZeF0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24613"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1528356652"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Donna</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24613#comment-24613" hreflang="en">June 7, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Happy birthday to your sweet Gabriel! He’s a beautiful little guy. Enjoy the ride...the time goes incredibly fast once they start pre-school.</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24613&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="rJXd-nzJp804tQjCdPnip3GAMMfICOwBIBzaSENFjKE"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24615"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1528357906"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24615#comment-24615" hreflang="en">June 7, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24613#comment-24613" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Happy birthday to your sweet…</a> by <span>Donna</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks so much Donna, I wish he stayed this little forever! :) xx</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24615&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="XORp_4Z18LNE8gAFyRIUytQfQNvF0i2T38zrHChUJxA"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div><a id="comment-24617"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1528471288"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Marisa</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24617#comment-24617" hreflang="en">June 8, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Zo&#039;n prachtige foto&#039;s Sofie! Mijn dochtertje Mona wordt 1 in augustus en ben al bezig met de decoratie ;-).<br /> Het gaat zo snel allemaal hé! Je vergeet hoe klein ze zijn geweest toen ze net geboren waren!<br /> Geniet ervan! En bedankt voor alle tips trouwens! ;-)</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24617&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="jzCanv8Au0WNvGSc-4XU-Cngck04pmggGdSF5NQAFXY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24621"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1529311737"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24621#comment-24621" hreflang="en">June 18, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24617#comment-24617" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Zo&#039;n prachtige foto&#039;s Sofie!…</a> by <span>Marisa</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hey Marisa! Thanks voor je lieve reactie, het gaat inderdaad véél te snel maar elke leeftijd heeft z&#039;n verrassingen dus daar proberen we dan maar op te focussen. :) Happy bday voor je dochtertje binnenkort!! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24621&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="IYmj_zOXGR5vdYy-XUnOXqRSWQWgGuqpDOVN6hZZTUU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/happy-1st-birthday-bebezinho-gabriel" data-a2a-title="HAPPY 1ST BIRTHDAY BEBEZINHO GABRIEL!"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:16:07 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2087 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/happy-1st-birthday-bebezinho-gabriel#comments GLOWY SKIN & PRINCESS DRESSES: MY CANNES 2018 HIGHLIGHTS https://www.fashionata.com/glowy-skin-princess-dresses-my-cannes-2018-highlights <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">GLOWY SKIN &amp; PRINCESS DRESSES: MY CANNES 2018 HIGHLIGHTS</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/travel/sofie-en-route" hreflang="en">Sofie en Route</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 06/01/2018 - 10:36</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source 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<source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/CANNES%202018%27.001.jpeg?itok=YamkawpA 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/CANNES%202018%27.001.jpeg?itok=x-wLvIUr 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/CANNES%202018%27.001.jpeg?itok=hTYKN8ze 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/CANNES%202018%27.001.jpeg?itok=x-wLvIUr" alt="Cannes 2018" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/Cannes%20red%20dress%20IMG_9291_LR.jpg?itok=HjK5NCZ_ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/Cannes%20red%20dress%20IMG_9291_LR.jpg?itok=QNN1Klzs 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/Cannes%20red%20dress%20IMG_9291_LR.jpg?itok=F0J2BAU7 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/Cannes%20red%20dress%20IMG_9291_LR.jpg?itok=QNN1Klzs" alt="Cannes 2018" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You guys, let's talk&nbsp;about my Cannes 2018 princess dresses! :) We've been invited to the Cannes film festival for a couple of years now (so lucky! :)), but this year I really felt like going all out on the red carpet. When we arrived it was a bit cloudy which was kind of a bummer because I was really looking forward to working on my tan. :) But we went to the beach anyway, just to squeeze in some peace &amp; quiet before the red carpet craziness. It felt so good to wear short flower dresses and take in that amazing French Riviera light!</p> <p>And then it was showtime! I can't even tell you how excited (and kinda nervous) I was to wear my hot pink <a href="http://georgeshobeika.com" target="_blank">Georges Hobeika</a> dress! I mean, isn't it&nbsp;<em>gorgeous</em>?? I really wanted a 'Carrie dress' for my <em>montée des marches</em> moment (who remembers her&nbsp;<em>milles feuilles&nbsp;</em>dress in Paris? :)) so I was psyched when I found this beauty. Between the colour and super flattering cut I just couldn't have asked for a better showstopper. I paired it with my favourite <a href="https://www.messika.com" target="_blank">Messika</a> jewellery, and my outfit was done! For hair &amp; make-up I could count on the sweetest <a href="https://www.dior.com/beauty/nl_be/parfum-en-beauty/make-up/axe-makeup-make-up.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw9LPYBRDSARIsAHL7J5mHQ-uEkw2kVfigoiM2KAS-Zy0Hcw9Bf3E1WUEgH45LjmOBFOBfOv0aAkmEEALw_wcB" target="_blank">Dior Beauty</a> pro's: <a href="https://www.instagram.com/normanpohl/" target="_blank">@normanpohl</a>&nbsp;created my make-up look, and I loved, loved, loved it. Since the dress was already pretty out there, we went with a more subtle beauty look, focusing on&nbsp;glowy hydrated skin. He used&nbsp;the brand new <a href="https://www.dior.com/beauty/nl_be/parfum-en-beauty/make-up/dior-backstage/teint/pr-complexionpros-y0028001-face-body-foundation.html" target="_blank">Dior Backstage foundation</a> (supposedly also Meghan Markle's wedding foundation! :))&nbsp;that masks any imperfections but still keeps your features as natural looking as possible - I loved how it didn't fully cover up my freckles!&nbsp;As for my hair,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.instagram.com/cyrilhair/" target="_blank">@cyrilhair</a>&nbsp;styled my beloved sleek cut so I could wear it in a casual middle part instead of my usual low bun. Are you a fan of my Cannes 2018 red carpet look?&nbsp;I honestly felt like a princess all night, such a cliché but I guess it's all thanks to Meghan? :)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>All outfit details on <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sofievalkiers/?hl=nl" target="_blank">@sofievalkiers</a></strong></p> <p><strong>Head over to <a href="http://marieclaire.be/nl/sofie-valkiers-in-filmfestival-cannes-dior-marie-claire/" target="_blank">Marie Claire Belgium</a> for more on my Cannes 2018 fun!</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2086&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="kyJrVmhYY2eO_ZdpCRJ-6DwAlF_crmwawCnqGCfRXmg"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24608"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1528007171"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Kayleigh Lindstedt</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24608#comment-24608" hreflang="en">June 3, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You look amazing! I love Cannes so much and will be heading back there in August-such a beautiful place! Really love your red carpet look-thanks for sharing ❤️</p> <p>Kayleigh x</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24608&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="qRpMIIT0z-9NXGev4y2jv5xNSovVOebCrp4uChLTNpI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24610"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1528101832"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24610#comment-24610" hreflang="en">June 4, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24608#comment-24608" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">You look amazing! I love…</a> by <span>Kayleigh Lindstedt</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thanks so much Kayleigh, happy you like it! :) Have the best time in Cannes! xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24610&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="Ji9FYDzkTjCD3RhWHIDVMyLsTgjxiigBBZJ9j7QPDKo"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/glowy-skin-princess-dresses-my-cannes-2018-highlights" data-a2a-title="GLOWY SKIN &amp; PRINCESS DRESSES: MY CANNES 2018 HIGHLIGHTS"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 08:36:56 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2086 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/glowy-skin-princess-dresses-my-cannes-2018-highlights#comments SANDY TOES & BEACH BUMS: GABRIEL'S FIRST FAMILY BEACH DAY! https://www.fashionata.com/sandy-toes-beach-bums-gabriels-first-family-beach-day <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">SANDY TOES &amp; BEACH BUMS: GABRIEL&#039;S FIRST FAMILY BEACH DAY!</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/29/2018 - 12:18</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: 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srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_7031_LR.jpg?itok=PB0h0mAg 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_7031_LR.jpg?itok=lvkXE6vw 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_7031_LR.jpg?itok=PB0h0mAg" alt="family beach day" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">RED DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/short-dress-with-puff-sleeves-p04437078.html?v1=6079…" target="_blank">ZARA</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BUCKET BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.ca-fune.com" target="_blank">CAFUNÉ</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">WHITE SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://poppylissiman.com/products/sunglasses" target="_blank">POPPY LISSIMAN</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">PINEAPPLE EARRINGS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://eshop.shourouk.com" target="_blank">SHOUROUK</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BABY ROMPER</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.tinycottons.com" target="_blank">TINYCOTTONS</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You guys, it suddenly feels like Summer in Belgium! I'm so in love with the hot long days we've been having lately. :) And guess what? We took our little chubby one to Knokke for his very first family beach day! I honestly couldn't wait to see his squishy legs in the sand! Of course, I turned into a neurotic SPF 50+ mama as soon as we took him out of his stroller (we had a sunscreen + sun hat + umbrella situation going on :)). But it was so much fun to see him crawl around in the sand! He's such a fast crawler by the way, we constantly have to keep an eye on him or he's out of our sight in 2 seconds. We had wild plans to take him into the water on a mini boat but ended up chilling on the beach,&nbsp;and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BhzHw1Flph8/?hl=nl&amp;taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank">having our first fried shrimp + French fries</a> of the year. So bliss...&nbsp;My little active Brazilian boy, we&nbsp;love you so much!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Have you taken your little ones to the beach yet? What were your favourite things to do? :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2082&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="G4SBsT0xtOI88HoV77w9AxljiI3cETUsJ8BYxzVBFoI"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/sandy-toes-beach-bums-gabriels-first-family-beach-day" data-a2a-title="SANDY TOES &amp; BEACH BUMS: GABRIEL&#039;S FIRST FAMILY BEACH DAY!"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 29 May 2018 10:18:48 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2082 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/sandy-toes-beach-bums-gabriels-first-family-beach-day#comments GOLD & TAN: MY FAVOURITE APRÈS BEACH LOOK https://www.fashionata.com/gold-tan-my-favourite-apres-beach-look <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">GOLD &amp; TAN: MY FAVOURITE APRÈS BEACH LOOK</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_6002_LR.jpg?itok=Ti9V4j8I 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_6002_LR.jpg?itok=PJGbVDjZ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_6002_LR.jpg?itok=WHnq6k0Y 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_6002_LR.jpg?itok=PJGbVDjZ" alt="après beach look" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_6245_LR.jpg?itok=a-uFgHE- 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_6245_LR.jpg?itok=-J3f-fyz 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_6245_LR.jpg?itok=7JsbQHrh 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_6245_LR.jpg?itok=-J3f-fyz" alt="après beach look" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/APR%C3%88S%20BEACH%20LOOK.002.jpeg?itok=32XybEMa 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/APR%C3%88S%20BEACH%20LOOK.002.jpeg?itok=e9M-M6jq 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/APR%C3%88S%20BEACH%20LOOK.002.jpeg?itok=owBbeAfd 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/APR%C3%88S%20BEACH%20LOOK.002.jpeg?itok=e9M-M6jq" alt="après beach look" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">WHITE BLOUSE</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.bymalenebirger.com/be/en/home/" target="_blank">BY MALENE BIRGER</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">RUFFLED SKIRT</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.zara.com/be/en/woman-skirts-midi-l1305.html?v1=401024" target="_blank">ZARA</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">GOLDEN SANDALS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://anndemeulemeester.be" target="_blank">ANN DEMEULEMEESTER</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">TAN BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://www.m2malletier.com" target="_blank">M2MALLETIER</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">MIRRORED SUNNIES</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.celine.com/en-int/sunglasses/" target="_blank">CÉLINE</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">BUGGY</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://mimakids.com" target="_blank">MIMA KIDS</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Who else has struggled with this: you've had a fun day at the beach building messy sandcastles, eating even messier popsicles and splashing around in the sea - and then you remember you have to look&nbsp;cute for the first après beach party of the year! After Gabriel's first beach day in Knokke (will share more soon! :))&nbsp;I really found myself craving a more preppy outfit to have dinner with the bf in the evening, but I didn't want to feel stuffy or too posh. So I came up with a way to make my breezy pieces look sexy &amp; sophisticated aka my favourite après beach look! :) I chose gold &amp; tan colours as the key colours of the look, because what's better to show off your bronze skin! To add a fresh touch I I tucked a loose white shirt into my new transparant ruffled skirt (can you believe how affordable it is??). I finished&nbsp;with some of my all-time favourite classics:&nbsp;golden strappy heels, a structured bag, and Aviator sunnies&nbsp;<em>et voilà</em>! Ready for a beach night with my 2 boys! :)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What's your favourite après beach look? Any tricks I should try out? :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2081&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="68H_3FYT_AnsechCGLhDY_tWusY6VkAcOmNFGeX5frA"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24600"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1527331887"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>MayAnnFrancisco</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24600#comment-24600" hreflang="en">May 26, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Lovely outfit! The outfit is quite comfy, good for this season to wear.</p> <p><a href="http://incredibleinterest.blogspot.com/">http://incredibleinterest.blogspot.com/</a></p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24600&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="mmZBqox4aGsJOtxoznUJODz9XEvv9Q5yxtJqDsi6DF8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/gold-tan-my-favourite-apres-beach-look" data-a2a-title="GOLD &amp; TAN: MY FAVOURITE APRÈS BEACH LOOK"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Wed, 23 May 2018 07:38:09 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2081 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/gold-tan-my-favourite-apres-beach-look#comments MINI ON THE GO: MY ULTIMATE TIPS TO TRAVEL WITH A BABY https://www.fashionata.com/mini-on-the-go-my-ultimate-tips-to-travel-with-a-baby <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">MINI ON THE GO: MY ULTIMATE TIPS TO TRAVEL WITH A BABY</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:50</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>As soon as I put out my <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BhLxfp4FrL5/?hl=nl&amp;taken-by=sofievalkiers" target="_blank">first Instagram picture</a> with our 11-month old baby boy in Tokyo, tons of messages with the same question came pouring in: how do I manage to travel to such a faraway destination with a mini? Did I bring a nanny? (no) Wasn't I stressed out about the 12-hour flight? (very much) Did I manage to pack light? (absolutely not) So I wanted to take the time to answer all of your questions, and share my experiences on how we like to take our little one with us on trips. Because even though it freaks us out sometimes, we're determined to make our boy into <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/10-questions-we-answered-as-parents-to-be" target="_blank">the world traveler we wanted him to be</a>. :) My ultimate tips to travel with a baby: here goes! </p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_4982_LR.jpg?itok=98Dv8NVL 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4982_LR.jpg?itok=LzwpQpyi 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_4982_LR.jpg?itok=NMeR__ur 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="73d9383f-b423-426f-9bb0-9f96bf268447" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_4982_LR.jpg?itok=LzwpQpyi" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20TRAVEL%20WITH%20A%20BABY.002.jpeg?itok=1mfcxQ-e 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20TRAVEL%20WITH%20A%20BABY.002.jpeg?itok=fo581RST 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20TRAVEL%20WITH%20A%20BABY.002.jpeg?itok=ZmusMhT5 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="7b53cfb6-4ec3-48f7-9b44-8264d2ba00d7" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20TRAVEL%20WITH%20A%20BABY.002.jpeg?itok=fo581RST" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><strong>PREPPING LIKE A PRO</strong></p> <p><strong>DON'T FREAK OUT IN ADVANCE</strong></p> <p>As a new mama it's something I have to remind myself of on a daily basis: predicting the future is impossible - and that's okay. :) I am a control freak by nature, so not being able to have control over things as long flights and jetlags easily drives me crazy. I'll start to think of all the worst case scenarios, supposedly to 'prepare' myself mentally for what's coming. Of course, this stresses me out even more, not to mention that it's completely useless &amp; unproductive. So my first piece of advice to travel with baby would honestly just be: don't freak out in advance! Thousands and thousands of people have done this before you, so trust in yourself - you got this.</p> <p><strong>SORT OUT YOUR PAPERWORK WELL IN ADVANCE</strong></p> <p>Because babies always look so tiny &amp; cute you'd almost forget they also need the right documents to travel. :) So make sure to check the rules &amp; regulations that apply for your destination country, and whether or not you'll be needing a special visa for your mini.</p> <p><strong>FORESEE THAT EVERYTHING WILL TAKE MORE TIME</strong></p> <p>Of all the things that babies are (cute! smiley! so sweet &amp; cuddly!), being time efficient isn't one of them. Just about everything, including traveling, takes longer with a baby. So make sure to take that into account for every aspect of your journey, from packing your (many :)) bags to driving to the airport and checking in. The upside of traveling with a mini is that with most services such as checking your bags, going through security and boarding you get a priority treatment - much appreciated, right! :)</p> <p><strong>TAKE A COMPACT STROLLER PLUS A FABRIC CARRIER</strong></p> <p>This was actually something I didn't really thought through in advance, but I was so happy I brought along both our compact <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-5-things-you-need-to-travel-with-a-baby" target="_blank">Babyzen stroller</a> and <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/never-thought-i-would-the-baby-carrier" target="_blank">Artipoppe</a> fabric carrier on the plane! We used the stroller to check in, but this wasn't unloaded when we had to switch flights so then the fabric carrier (that I put into my carry-on bag) came in super handy. </p> <p><strong>GO FOR A DIAPER BACKPACK</strong></p> <p>Though I have a gazillion cute bags, I always prefer traveling with a diaper backpack (we love ours from <a href="https://www.jemandbea.com/collection/jamie-black-leather" target="_blank">Jem+Bea</a>). It's just so much more practical to have your hands &amp; arms free when you're on the go, especially when you're getting in and out of taxis with a wriggly baby.</p> <p><strong>PACK AN EMERGENCY KIT</strong></p> <p>Even though Gabriel hadn't been seriously ill before we traveled to Tokyo I brought half a pharmacy with me haha. I just <em>really</em> didn't want to end up in a situation where he'd be feeling unwell and Marcio &amp; I would have to figure out Japanese prescriptions. I just focused on the essentials, and while we luckily ended up not using them, it gave me a lot of peace of mind to know they were there.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_5511_LR.jpg?itok=PVkLWume 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_5511_LR.jpg?itok=snW_vddB 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_5511_LR.jpg?itok=WatFPp8j 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="51012edd-c474-42c0-b0d6-4c76093ec794" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_5511_LR.jpg?itok=snW_vddB" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><strong>FLIGHT SURVIVAL TIPS</strong></p> <p><strong>BOOK A NIGHT FLIGHT &amp; BABY CRIB</strong></p> <p>I was honestly beyond nervous for Gabriel's first long flight to Tokyo, so we made sure to book a night flight. Best decision ever! He slept almost the entire 12-hour flight, and arrived happy &amp; relaxed. We also booked a baby crib to put him down for the night, which gave us so much more freedom to move around and try to sneak in naps ourselves (if you don't have this option I'd recommend booking an extra seat so your babe can chill in his carrier). So yes, even if it's a bit more expensive: don't hesitate to book a night flight!</p> <p><strong>ENTERTAIN &amp; FEED!</strong></p> <p>Gabriel is one of those babies who needs to be entertained pretty much the entire time. So I made sure to bring along all of his favourite toys as well as an iPad for some advanced entertaining when he started to get a little cranky. :) Little walks in the aisles and chats with the on-board flight attendants were also super great to soothe him. And speaking of cranky: there's nothing fun about a hangry mini so take full advantage of the fact that there's no fluids' limit on bringing water for your baby on the plane.</p> <p><strong>PUT A BACK-UP OUTFIT IN YOUR CARRY-ON</strong></p> <p>This is a better safe than sorry situation, because even when it's been a while since your baby had a diaper explosion or totally messed up his meal, chances are that he will choose a 12-hour flight as the perfect time for this. So always make sure to pack a back-up outfit in your carry-on, so you can arrive with a (more or less) clean mini.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20bebe%20IMG_6072_LR.jpg?itok=OyOTx1aH 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20bebe%20IMG_6072_LR.jpg?itok=w5bf-Ezi 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20bebe%20IMG_6072_LR.jpg?itok=N7uu5n2x 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="77691fe8-e204-406d-962f-fea3163eb662" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20bebe%20IMG_6072_LR.jpg?itok=w5bf-Ezi" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20TRAVEL%20WITH%20A%20BABY.003.jpeg?itok=J6CjHV_b 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20TRAVEL%20WITH%20A%20BABY.003.jpeg?itok=uwM5pp61 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20TRAVEL%20WITH%20A%20BABY.003.jpeg?itok=8_C9PpAW 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="b2da4fdb-e3ec-44a6-8dc5-ef684f2f30ca" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20TRAVEL%20WITH%20A%20BABY.003.jpeg?itok=uwM5pp61" alt="travel with a baby" /></picture></p> <p><strong>YOU'VE ARRIVED!!</strong></p> <p><strong>SOS JETLAG</strong></p> <p>I got a ton of questions about how to deal with a jetlagged 11-month old baby! I'm sure this is different for everyone, but what worked best for us was to instantly adjust his napping schedule to the local time. When we noticed he was getting tired in between we just let him have an additional short nap. Other than that, we made sure to recreate his usual evening routine on location: bath time (this is our fave travel bath from <a href="https://www.stokke.com/BEL/nl-be/502701.html" target="_blank">Stokke</a>), reading a little book, and one last bottle before drifting off.</p> <p><strong>CONSIDER AN APARTMENT INSTEAD OF A HOTEL IN THE CITY CENTRE</strong></p> <p>We did consider to stay at a hotel (nothings beats room service, right? :)) but were happy to have gone for a 2-room city centre apartment instead. It's just so much easier to organise daytime naps when you have 2 separate rooms, not having to sneak around or freak out about making too much noise. As for the location, unless it's really your intention to escape, choosing accommodation in the city centre will make your life so much better. You can avoid long taxi or subway rides and be right where you want to in under 15 minutes, to make the most of in-between-nap times. Well worth the extra money that usually comes with a great location!</p> <p><strong>RENT THE BIG STUFF ON LOCATION</strong></p> <p>Though we do have <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/the-5-things-you-need-to-travel-with-a-baby" target="_blank">an awesome travel crib</a>, we opted to rent a baby crib on location instead of taking our own with us. We were in Tokyo for almost 2 weeks, so we weren't exactly traveling light to begin with. Adding a travel crib would've been overkill, and give that Japanese people are usually so efficient, I didn't think twice about renting a crib. Worked out super great! :)</p> <p><b>PLAN YOUR DAYS &amp; HAVE FUN!</b></p> <p>Marcio &amp; I have always been pretty spontaneous explorers. But it's honestly just so much more relaxed to travel with a baby when you more or less have an idea of your day-to-day schedule! Make a little map of all the hotspots you want to visit to see which ones are close together. Based on that, the weather and your mood you can make a travel itinerary, including must-do activities and your favourite food spots. And most of all: don't forget to have loooots of fun!! Because you can be sure that all the hassle and suffering will be forgotten, while the good memories will last forever. :)</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Have you been traveling with your baby recently? I'd loooove to hear your tips! :)</strong></p> <p><strong>Outfit details via <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sofievalkiers/?hl=nl" target="_blank">@sofievalkiers</a></strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2076&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="Q3E9fVLrcqV-Qa_IfuzsfvV2UU0BcEwQBfNo3bNJnXg"></drupal-render-placeholder> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Comments</h2> <div class="comments-list"> <a id="comment-24599"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="0" class="comment js-comment by-anonymous"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1527087050"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Leila</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24599#comment-24599" hreflang="en">May 23, 2018</a> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>One more question: how did you guys maneged the (so much) baby&#039;s loundry? All those sheets and linens, clothes etc? Did you take enough to don&#039;t wash them all?</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24599&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="y9FHyRSV9iOUxtJrP8gzdVDz-4hyGB3pyn88UWZUnb0"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-24605"></a> <article data-comment-user-id="15" class="comment js-comment by-node-author"> <mark class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1527518983"></mark> <footer class="comment-meta"> <span class="comment-author"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> on <a href="/comment/24605#comment-24605" hreflang="en">May 28, 2018</a> <p class="parent visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/24599#comment-24599" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">One more question: how did…</a> by <span>Leila</span></p> </footer> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Hi Leila! Great question :) Yes, we just take enough baby clothes with us so we don&#039;t have to worry about laundry on location. Luckily, the clothes don&#039;t take up too much space, so for us it works well like that! And packing light with a baby is impossible anyway haha xx big kiss</p> </div> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=24605&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="5qSDBhdSBAtGQ68wkNsftM1OR3pewC1e5D7bFIexdqU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </article> </div> </div> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/mini-on-the-go-my-ultimate-tips-to-travel-with-a-baby" data-a2a-title="MINI ON THE GO: MY ULTIMATE TIPS TO TRAVEL WITH A BABY"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Thu, 17 May 2018 14:50:22 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2076 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/mini-on-the-go-my-ultimate-tips-to-travel-with-a-baby#comments CHERRY BLOSSOMS & RAMEN: MY TOKYO HOTSPOTS GUIDE https://www.fashionata.com/cherry-blossoms-ramen-my-tokyo-hotspots-guide <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CHERRY BLOSSOMS &amp; RAMEN: MY TOKYO HOTSPOTS GUIDE</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/travel/travel-guide" hreflang="en">Travel Guide</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:41</span> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>My full Tokyo hotspots guide is here, you guys! :) As you know, I had been dying to go back to one of my favourite cities in the world for a while, and it was so amazing! We booked this trip pretty last-minute, but made sure to still catch the cherry blossoms - definitely one of the prettiest sights in Tokyo always. We left on April 1 and stayed for almost 2 weeks, so that the long flight would at least be worth it. :) It was Gabriel's first long flight (stay tuned for my tips on how to travel with a baby soon!) and I couldn't have asked for a better first faraway trip with the 3 of us! We made so many amazing memories that I'll cherish forever. Read along to find out my favourite things to do, see and eat in my Tokyo hotspots guide below...</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20pink%20shoes%20MBF_4343_LR.jpg?itok=XpYXAAhm 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20pink%20shoes%20MBF_4343_LR.jpg?itok=jlJuidPQ 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20pink%20shoes%20MBF_4343_LR.jpg?itok=vLKN-FwV 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="95944fbe-2df5-4fda-81ed-1d4074405ba6" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20pink%20shoes%20MBF_4343_LR.jpg?itok=jlJuidPQ" alt="Tokyo hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>WHERE TO STAY // <a href="https://www.timeout.com/tokyo/things-to-do/50-things-to-do-in-harajuku" target="_blank">HARAJUKU DISTRICT</a></strong></p> <p>Often named as Tokyo's epicentre of fashion, the Harajuku district is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in the city! Because we were traveling with an 11-month old baby we opted for a 2-room apartment instead of a hotel, close to the most amazing park (see below) and many yummy food spots. There are so many things to do in this part of Tokyo, from nature-y walks to hitting up the most on trend shops and exploring the historical alleys. If you're going on a frist trip to Tokyo, I'd definitely recommend this area (there are also many amazing hotels, if you prefer!).</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20FOOD.001.jpeg?itok=djXpISqb 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20FOOD.001.jpeg?itok=tL3R6Yf2 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20FOOD.001.jpeg?itok=hJc4GM8i 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="36a8d504-5361-43cf-9588-ecef8c0cb560" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20FOOD.001.jpeg?itok=tL3R6Yf2" alt="Tokyo hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>WHAT TO EAT // SNACKS &amp; SWEETS</strong></p> <p>It's probably no surprise that I'm a HUGE fan of the Tokyo food scene. :) I've shared my favourite hotspots for the 3 prettiest snacks and sweets in <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/tokyo-treats-my-favourite-food-matching-lips" target="_blank">this post</a>. Additionally, I also really liked the out-of-this-world pretty ice cream cones at <a href="http://eddysicecream.jp" target="_blank">Eddy's Ice Cream</a> (don't forget to have your Lady Gaga/Beyoncé moment against the pink telephone wall!) and the super cute pastries at <a href="http://dominiqueanseljapan.com" target="_blank">Dominique Ansel bakery</a>. You won't know where to look first!</p> <p><strong>WHAT TO EAT // LUNCH</strong></p> <p>There are tons of ramen or noodle places in Tokyo (yay!), but for me, <a href="http://afuri.com" target="_blank">Afuri</a> is definitely one of the best ones! The menu is not overwhelmingly extensive but well curated. The food is delicate and delicious, and comes in tidy little bowls - so very Japanese. :) Afuri has restaurants all over Tokyo, but the atmosphere is never chain-like. Definitely worth a visit!</p> <p>Another spot I really like for a healthy lunch is <a href="http://re-nature.jp" target="_blank">Re:Nature</a>, a veggie restaurant with lots of healthy options. They mostly use organic ingredients, perfect to do a mini detox after one too many sweets! Apart from the fixed options, there are daily suggestions such as a brown rice plate and a veggie curry. If you're in for some desert (always) there are nice raw treats to choose from (most of them are topped with flowers, to make sure your IG feed's in on the party too).</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_1005_LR.jpg?itok=U4v0Ml3p 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_1005_LR.jpg?itok=LtfUZvAx 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_1005_LR.jpg?itok=LwJbApyH 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="559d4960-7583-41ad-955b-e77e9abbc69f" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_1005_LR.jpg?itok=LtfUZvAx" alt="Tokyo hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20red%20dress%20MBF_4704_LR.jpg?itok=8RYGpY4w 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20red%20dress%20MBF_4704_LR.jpg?itok=0yZwk9PK 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20red%20dress%20MBF_4704_LR.jpg?itok=nNIVc9Hq 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="71774ca1-db48-4d04-aba9-24ce90ef597e" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20red%20dress%20MBF_4704_LR.jpg?itok=0yZwk9PK" alt="Tokyo hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>WHAT TO DO // CITY LIFE</strong></p> <p>As one of the most impressive cities in the world, Tokyo has lots of spots to fully take in the hustle &amp; bustle of the city life. The <a href="https://www.lonelyplanet.com/japan/tokyo/attractions/shibuya-crossing/a/poi-sig/396831/356817" target="_blank">Shibuya crossing</a> is a world famous classic, with people pouring in from literally every corner once the lights turn green. And yes, this is probably the spot where you'll find the most Asian people with a protective mouth cap at once! :)</p> <p>Another 'very city' area is the <a href="https://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3003.html" target="_blank">Akihabara game district</a>. If you're into anime and manga, or you're a bit of a tech nerd like Marcio (haha), this is the place to go! Needless to say, the endless colours &amp; bleep sounds are also a big hit with mini eyes and hands - like father, like son?</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20HOTSPOTS%27.002.jpeg?itok=F8yqadUU 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20HOTSPOTS%27.002.jpeg?itok=JiIdUZOP 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20HOTSPOTS%27.002.jpeg?itok=ClCoY42a 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f3f82058-74d1-4c20-94d1-880690e0c6da" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20HOTSPOTS%27.002.jpeg?itok=JiIdUZOP" alt="Tokyo hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20stripped%20clothes%20MBF_0547_LRB.jpg?itok=Oq2tMLqz 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20stripped%20clothes%20MBF_0547_LRB.jpg?itok=o2irBjAq 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20stripped%20clothes%20MBF_0547_LRB.jpg?itok=5SbvvDZK 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="0d3a6361-45ba-46d0-93ec-60f5251bb6ee" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/Tokyo%20stripped%20clothes%20MBF_0547_LRB.jpg?itok=o2irBjAq" alt="Tokyo hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>WHAT TO DO // HISTORICAL</strong></p> <p>Exactly the opposite of the hyper modern city life, Tokyo also has lots of historical hotspots that are worth a visit. The <a href="https://www.japanvisitor.com/japan-temples-shrines/nezu-shrine-tokyo" target="_blank">Nezu Shrine</a> is one of the oldest ones in the city, and if you visit between April and May, you'll have a chance to catch the Azalea Festival on location. It's also a popular venue for traditional Japanese weddings, which is always fun to witness, right? :)</p> <p>We obviously didn't go too crazy with the Tokyo nightlife scene, but if you're into discovering the most authentic taverns and cafés of Tokyo, the <a href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1066457-d480651-Reviews-Shinjuku_Golden_Gai-Shinjuku_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html" target="_blank">Golden Gai alleys</a> will totally be your thing! The area is also pretty fun to take little daytime strolls in the narrow meandering streets. It can get a bit crowded and packed, so keep that in mind before you set off.</p> <p> </p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/MBF_9564_LR.jpg?itok=n3JYrIq1 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9564_LR.jpg?itok=ghzbSe9O 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/MBF_9564_LR.jpg?itok=UQh8VXGh 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e71c8638-4202-4752-b91c-d6982c209190" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/MBF_9564_LR.jpg?itok=ghzbSe9O" alt="Tokyo hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><picture><!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20HOTSPOTS%27.001.jpeg?itok=Opwut_Nj 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"></source><source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20HOTSPOTS%27.001.jpeg?itok=kCW4Zy0e 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20HOTSPOTS%27.001.jpeg?itok=Cdh8b-JZ 2x" type="image/jpeg"></source><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="2942f5c8-d7e7-4ba4-ae45-f1d2c971a7a4" data-responsive-image-style="blog_image" src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/editor-images/TOKYO%20HOTSPOTS%27.001.jpeg?itok=kCW4Zy0e" alt="Tokyo hotspots" /></picture></p> <p><strong>WHAT TO DO // NATURE</strong></p> <p>One of the things I love most about Tokyo are the many truly amazing green spots. We stayed right next to the Shinjuku Gyoen garden, named the most beautiful park in Tokyo by <a href="http://content.time.com/time/travel/cityguide/article/0,31489,1897812_1897772_1897715,00.html" target="_blank">Time Magazine</a>. It's big enough to never feel too crowded, so perfect for a little afternoon picnic. A bit further down is <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/tokyo-x-chanel-the-transparant-trend-at-inokashira-park" target="_blank">Inokashira park</a> that has lots of cute traditional bridges and lush greens. You can also rent a swan-shaped boat to peddle your way through the park, the perfect kiddo entertainment. :) And speaking of peddling, at <a href="https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1066443-d1373694-Reviews-Kitanomaru_Park-Chiyoda_Tokyo_Tokyo_Prefecture_Kanto.html" target="_blank">Kitanomaru park</a> you can rent a boat as well, and we had the best time spotting all the cherry blossoms on the side!</p> <p>Apart from all the gorgeous parks, the <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/tokyo-with-a-baby-nakameguro-river" target="_blank">Nakameguro river area</a> should also definitely be on your must-do list too! As a world famous spot to see the cherry blossoms (and signature pink lanterns) it can get super busy, so make sure to go early to avoid the biggest crowds.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Have you been to Tokyo lately? Any other spots I shouldn't miss next time? :)</strong></p> <p><strong>Outfit details via <a href="https://www.instagram.com/sofievalkiers/?hl=nl" target="_blank">@sofievalkiers</a></strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2077&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="C9mnBL3beMEszaFOvsjdPgXK1bp1-PScHv36SgusGSk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/cherry-blossoms-ramen-my-tokyo-hotspots-guide" data-a2a-title="CHERRY BLOSSOMS &amp; RAMEN: MY TOKYO HOTSPOTS GUIDE"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Tue, 15 May 2018 09:41:20 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2077 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/cherry-blossoms-ramen-my-tokyo-hotspots-guide#comments SWEET LIKE HONEY: MY MOTHER'S DAY GARDEN PARTY (WITH A SPECIAL GIFT!) https://www.fashionata.com/sweet-like-honey-my-mothers-day-garden-party-with-a-special-gift <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">SWEET LIKE HONEY: MY MOTHER&#039;S DAY GARDEN PARTY (WITH A SPECIAL GIFT!)</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/lifestyle/motherhood" hreflang="en">Motherhood</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 05/13/2018 - 15:00</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/IMG_4366_LR_0.jpg?itok=VvoW5oAJ 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/IMG_4366_LR_0.jpg?itok=jcH061kU 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/IMG_4366_LR_0.jpg?itok=cLCSTj8A 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/IMG_4366_LR_0.jpg?itok=jcH061kU" alt="mother&#039;s day" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.003.jpeg?itok=BjZjC9-k 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.003.jpeg?itok=vfgLx2m2 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.003.jpeg?itok=TwPRUDra 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.003.jpeg?itok=vfgLx2m2" alt="mother&#039;s day" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.001.jpeg?itok=_bqBpj4j 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.001.jpeg?itok=1CUlikLj 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.001.jpeg?itok=s67cdA8Y 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.001.jpeg?itok=1CUlikLj" alt="mother&#039;s day" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.002.jpeg?itok=2jUpZ_zE 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.002.jpeg?itok=8WGZZvV7 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.002.jpeg?itok=SDcv8Vmg 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/GUERLAIN%20MOTHER%27S%20DAY.002.jpeg?itok=8WGZZvV7" alt="mother&#039;s day" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/IMG_4512_LR.jpg?itok=xRme0Np1 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/IMG_4512_LR.jpg?itok=c7cKQ6Lj 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/IMG_4512_LR.jpg?itok=IfnQffet 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/IMG_4512_LR.jpg?itok=c7cKQ6Lj" alt="mother&#039;s day" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I have to squeeze myself right now: my first Mother's Day as a mama - how did this happen?? :) <a href="https://www.fashionata.com/fashion/pure-mother’s-day" target="_blank">I've celebrated my sweet mama</a> on Mother's Day for as long as I can remember, so it almost feels surreal to be the same person for someone else now, you know? We thought about taking a trip to celebrate but then I changed my mind and told Marcio I really liked the idea of doing something&nbsp;at home. We're already on the road so much, so why not! :)&nbsp;</p> <p>And you guys, Marcio got me the sweetest gift ever! I'm pretty 'difficult' when it comes to presents, because I always like them to feel personal. So he went to the <a href="https://stores.guerlain.com/int/en_INT/boutique/belgium/brussels-capitale-region/brussels-capitale/bruxelles/BE36888" target="_blank">Guerlain Parfumeur boutique</a> in Brussels and had the <a href="https://www.guerlain.com/int/en-int/eau-de-toilette-2" target="_blank">Petit Guerlain eau de toilette</a> engraved with Gabriel's name! I've always had a huge crush on the iconic Guerlain bee bottles, so it's really the perfect gift for Spring. It instantly inspired to whip up my favourite honey infused snack: a parfait of fresh mango, strawberries, granola, and coconut yogurt. :) Of course, Gabriel only had eyes for the sliced watermelon (it's his favourite!) but Marcio &amp; I felt kind of fancy eating the parfait in the garden haha. I'm very picky when it comes to scents (especially for little ones!) but I knew I would love this one as soon as I read the ingredients list: mimosa, orange blossom, pistachio, musk, and acacia honey - I mean! I'm sure I'll hold onto this little bottle forever...</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Happy Mother's Day to all the mama figures out there! You're doing such an amazing job, every day of the year!</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2083&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="r6oW7UCZM6A2h66WMOJRC4io1QElfQmqpWL5h3qpvfU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/sweet-like-honey-my-mothers-day-garden-party-with-a-special-gift" data-a2a-title="SWEET LIKE HONEY: MY MOTHER&#039;S DAY GARDEN PARTY (WITH A SPECIAL GIFT!)"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Sun, 13 May 2018 13:00:00 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2083 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/sweet-like-honey-my-mothers-day-garden-party-with-a-special-gift#comments TOKYO TRENDS: SPRING FLOWERS AT THE NEZU SHRINE https://www.fashionata.com/tokyo-trends-spring-flowers-at-the-nezu-shrine <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">TOKYO TRENDS: SPRING FLOWERS AT THE NEZU SHRINE</span> <div class="field field--name-field-category field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"><a href="/fashion/sofies-looks" hreflang="en">Sofie&#039;s Looks</a></div> </div> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>Sofie Valkiers</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/11/2018 - 09:38</span> <div class="field field--name-field-images field--type-image field--label-hidden field__items"> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_1643_LR_0.jpg?itok=l541BSop 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_1643_LR_0.jpg?itok=norHKpT2 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_1643_LR_0.jpg?itok=dYVQosUe 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_1643_LR_0.jpg?itok=norHKpT2" alt="Nezu shrine" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/NEZU%20SHRINE.001.jpeg?itok=xa4Nhedw 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/NEZU%20SHRINE.001.jpeg?itok=GT8lEvJ3 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/NEZU%20SHRINE.001.jpeg?itok=C4IPF5Df 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/NEZU%20SHRINE.001.jpeg?itok=GT8lEvJ3" alt="Nezu shrine" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/Tokyo%20bebe%20MBF_1815_LR.jpg?itok=V-p3eGDh 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/Tokyo%20bebe%20MBF_1815_LR.jpg?itok=-mWaJXvu 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/Tokyo%20bebe%20MBF_1815_LR.jpg?itok=H_sAF_Xh 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/Tokyo%20bebe%20MBF_1815_LR.jpg?itok=-mWaJXvu" alt="Nezu shrine" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_1578_LR.jpg?itok=nyDDTVsn 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_1578_LR.jpg?itok=Of9DaHiW 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_1578_LR.jpg?itok=dOgo86Fw 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/MBF_1578_LR.jpg?itok=Of9DaHiW" alt="Nezu shrine" /> </picture> </div> <div class="field__item"> <picture> <!--[if IE 9]><video style="display: none;"><![endif]--> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_large/public/blog/2018/05/Tokyo%20flower%20dress%20IMG_5609_LR.jpg?itok=1NsJDBJX 1x" media="(min-width: 1921px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/Tokyo%20flower%20dress%20IMG_5609_LR.jpg?itok=qhHapGsD 1x, /sites/default/files/styles/blog_image_2x/public/blog/2018/05/Tokyo%20flower%20dress%20IMG_5609_LR.jpg?itok=87Yp1voB 2x" type="image/jpeg"/> <!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--> <img src="/sites/default/files/styles/blog_image/public/blog/2018/05/Tokyo%20flower%20dress%20IMG_5609_LR.jpg?itok=qhHapGsD" alt="Nezu shrine" /> </picture> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-products field--type-field-collection field--label-hidden"> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">FLOWER DRESS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/studionebo/?hl=en" target="_blank">NEBO</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">WHITE BAG</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://www.michaelkors.eu/en_BE/handbags/view-all-handbags/_/N-10qbalf" target="_blank">MICHAEL KORS</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">WHITE HEELS</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="http://yuulyieshop.com" target="_blank">YUUL YIE</a> </span> </div> <div class="field-collection-item field-collection-item--name-field-products field-collection-item--view-mode-full field__items"> <span class="product">MEDAILLON CHOKER</span> <span class="vendor"> <a href="https://fr.louisvuitton.com/fra-fr/femme/accessoires/bijoux/_/N-a42iw5/to-3" target="_blank">LOUIS VUITTON</a> </span> </div> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I know, I know, wearing a flower dress in Spring isn't exactly super original. :) But I honestly looove floral patterns so much, I can never resist them. I had spotted the beautiful Nezu shrine in Tokyo a little while back, and was way to excited to play matchy-matchy with my new fave flower dress haha. There's something about flower dresses that instantly brings you in vacation mode, and for this particular historical spot&nbsp;I went with&nbsp;a classic version, pimped &nbsp;with a few bold accessories:&nbsp;my chunky medaillon choker, a white structured bag &amp; heels for a fresh touch, and a traditional fan for fun. :) To my surprise&nbsp;the shrine&nbsp;wasn't too crowded when&nbsp;we visited, so the perfect way to escape a little from the city and enjoy a moment of silence - as far as that goes with an 11-month old babe!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>What are your favourite ways to update your Spring flower dresses this year? I'd love to hear! :)</strong></p> </div> <section class="entry-comments"> <h2 class="title visually-hidden">Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=2080&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=blog_comment" token="5FeeXOjoPxM1cvBnwGTY4_guZx6gMnuTOtQB7gXhQIU"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_20 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.fashionata.com/tokyo-trends-spring-flowers-at-the-nezu-shrine" data-a2a-title="TOKYO TRENDS: SPRING FLOWERS AT THE NEZU SHRINE"><a class="a2a_button_facebook fsn-icon-facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_pinterest fsn-icon-pinterest"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter fsn-icon-twitter"></a></span> Fri, 11 May 2018 07:38:28 +0000 Sofie Valkiers 2080 at https://www.fashionata.com https://www.fashionata.com/tokyo-trends-spring-flowers-at-the-nezu-shrine#comments