Vorige week landden mijn lief en ik met TUIfly op de luchthaven van Alicante. Een paar daagjes aan de zalige Spaanse kust, tussen opnames van Gent West en Ketnet Musical in, heerlijk! Sabrina, een goeie vriendin, baat in Moraira het hotelletje Caballito De Mar uit. Ze noemt het zelf een zenparadijs en dat is het absoluut! Tijd om haar aan de "The Locals" vraagjes te onderwerpen...
I might be far from home at this point (and having an awesome time!) but there are plenty of cities close by Antwerp that are worth visiting. Amsterdam? AmsterDAMN!! :) Anoek has lived there for over ten years, and knows where to find all the good stuff (restaurants, coffee and all that, you know what I mean...). What are your favorites in Amsterdam? Let me know! But first let's see what Anoek is all about.
London calling! I'm going to London tomorrow! Any tips for me?? London is home to my first love: musicals!! I bought some tickets and can't wait to see some singing and dancing :) Can't wait to see my London friends either! Remember Kayla? And now, introducing Dave: Dave is my crazy musician friend :) He moved to London a couple years ago in pursuit of his music career. You've definitely heard him play his drums at a festival somewhere already. I showed him around the city when I was studying in London at the time and we stayed in touch ever since.
Time for another guest blogger! Cloclo.be is a Belgian blog on all things design, interior and creativity, founded by the sparkling Anne-Catherine. "Design? Interior? No travel?!" Not quite, but what I really want to do here is inspire you to make the most of your free time and to help you find those things that spark your interests! If you're a design fanatic: Anne-Catherine has a bunch of tips for you. Want to stay up to date on the latest pop up stores, hip events, the latest cool design kid on the block? Introducing: Cloclo.be!
Man do I want to hop on a plane to New York after reading this!! Apparently you can just crash house parties in NY, who knew?! I met Mandy when I got to go to the Kids Emmy Awards in New York for 'This is My Art!', a Ketnet show I worked on. We had a blast and stayed in touch ever since. Mandy is a true Brooklyn girl and a talented photographer!
Check out her work on Instagram (@mandydemuthphotography or #shotbymandy) or the web (www.mandydemuth.com).
Vienna! City of Wiener Schnitzel, Sachertorte, Freud, Schubert, Almdudler :) Probably not on top of your city trip list but it looks like you might want to reconsider. In just a few weeks time Lotte has already soaked up and explored a LOT of the city.
Meet Jamie! Jamie and I met when she shared an apartment in Los Angeles with a friend of mine. Jamie grew up in 'The Valley' and moved to LA when she left college. Now that she's engaged (congratulations!) she moved back to the Valley, but here's her take on 'the City of Angels'!
Meet Marilyn! Marilyn is from my hometown Antwerp but moved to sunny Tel Aviv in 2007, where she works in the music business. This girl even toured with Leonard Cohen, very cool. You can read all about Marilyn's love for Tel Aviv on her blog Marilyn & Josephine. Here are her highlights!
Born in Antwerp
Profession Concert promoter and freelance producer
Favorite quote “You can become anything you want in life"
Meet my mom! She lives in the South of France and is thé best cook in the world. I am a vegetarian and luckily her specialty is vegetables... She grows them in her own garden, where they turn into the brightest colored vegetables ever. HEAVEN!!
Profession Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at Singapore Management University
Favorite quote “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man” - George Bernard Shaw