Friday night (yesterday) we had our first blogmeeting ever with our group of Belgian bloggers! For almost 2 years we shared thoughts through blogging (especially about interior design, because most of us are involved in design in some way), but we had never met each other in person! So, we were all excited about this meeting!

The meeting took place in one of Antwerp’s most famous restaurants ‘Sir Anthony Van Dyck’ , were we had a fantastic dinner.The restaurant is named after the Flemish Baroque painter Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641). And is fully restored in the spirit of the 17th century by the Belgian antiques dealer and art historian Axel Vervoordt. The restaurant is housed in beautifully situated premises, in the historic Vlaeykensgang. Time spent here, is like time spent back in the days of Anthony Van Dyck.

R  Our table was placed in front of the gorgeous fire place.(Picture by me)


The advantage of a blogmeeting is that conversations are easy-going, it feels as we already know each other since a long time, by following each other’s blog.


Animated conversations as you can see!



We all felt embraced by the warm color tones of the restaurant’s interior,and we were enchanted by the pleasant created atmosphere.


And the food was excellent!

2012-24Notice the plastered walls (as an old Venetian plaster technique), the authentic tiled floor and that beautiful wooden bench! (Picture by me)

mosaic5282c0b43bbdcc9094e01e116c1e4d5ff09acd6b Clockwise : Sabine and husband Peter of the Home Interior and Lifestyle Blog; Natalie of Natalie Haegeman Interiors; David of the blog The Neo Lifestyle; my husband Jan; me; Annick of The Stitching Room; Veronique and husband Geert of Malvini; Sandy and husband Yves of the blog Miss Baptista .

Time went by and and before we realized it was time to say goodbye.

I dare to say that we all enjoyed this first blogmeeting. Tone is set for more to come! I am really looking forward to the next meeting and maybe there will be more of Belgian bloggers who would love to join us!

The Restaurant Sir Anthony Van Dyck is definitely worth a visit. It is one of the ‘Belgian Pearls’ I wanted to share with you. You will love it!

I do hope you all enjoyed this post about our first blogmeeting!

Have a great weekend!



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