Located in the town of Huy, about 40 kilometers away from both Liège and Namur, MUR is more than just a place to get coffee or grab a quick lunch. It aspires to be a vital part of a community built around cycling, bringing people together. It’s also the unlikely love child of Edward and Bernard, both musicians and cyclists, yet one’s from the North of England while the other was born and raised in Huy. We sat down with them on a Monday morning, the day after Edward’s first taste of a football game in the Belgian first division.
As you might already know, we love handcrafted products. One of our absolute favorite brands in the genre is Vadi Jewels, created back in 2010 by Vadine Sister, an old friend of ours. She offers unique jewelry, 100% made in France. We have been working with her for years now, she has even made some exclusive creations for Bellerose, so it was about time that we had a chat about all things Vadi. Since her products are all made in her own workshop in Marseille, it seemed only logical to meet up with her there.
A while back, our wanderlust took us to Cap Ferret in France, for a quick escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. As you might have noticed in this week’s editorial, it’s a place that’s very dear to us. This small village is located on the Lège-Cap-Ferret peninsula, at only an hour’s drive from Bordeaux. You’ll find breathtaking wild landscapes and incredibly scenic settings, all right by the Atlantic Ocean. Yes, Cap Ferret is renowned for its oysters but there is so much more to discover.
Passionate and perfectionistic, Paulin Leuridan isn’t a man of compromises. He only works with locally produced organic flour and everything you see when you set foot in Pain Paulin – his bakery – is there because he wanted it there. From the furniture to the kneading machines and the selection of bread. The result is as atypical as the project itself. A high-quality bakery, in which work ethic is everything, located in Petit-Piquey, a scenic village in Cap-Ferret. It’s in this bakery, surrounded by scales, sour dough and production sheets that we met up with Paulin.
Jumpsuits are without a doubt a key to a confident outfit. After all, there’s a reason why they’re often referred to as statement pieces. The head-to-toe silhouette sounds like an easy go-to option and it definitely can be, but just like trousers or dresses, jumpsuits can be styled multiple ways. A big part of pulling this look off simply is picking the right piece for you, not too tight nor too loose.
Reversible jackets have become a staple in our women’s collections throughout the years. This soft and comfy gem consists of a tri-color velvet fabric on one side and embroidered viscose twill on the other. With so many different ways to wear it, we decided to let 3 different women do their own thing.
Koen Ghesquière’s ceramics are raw and imperfect. Not one is like the other. Character defines everything about Koen. The way he lives. The way he thinks. The cups and plates he creates. We met up with him in his Antwerp townhouse and atelier, he offered us coffee and we started talking.
Copenhagen isn’t only a very charming, colorful and lively city, it’s also a place that you’ll leave as a slightly different person. After spending a couple of days discovering the Danish Capital, here’s the lessons we brought back home… And of course, our best addresses to explore the city the Danish Way.
Our knitwear experts share their best tips to give your wool garments a long and happy life.