hotel julien
- In this magazine, Hotel Julien asks inspiring creatives and entrepreneurs for their favourite places in Antwerp..

Who, what, where?
In the heart of the historic city of Antwerp you will find the upscale and beautifully designed Hotel Julien.Situated in two 16th century properties, the hotel has been lovingly restored and authentic features are effortlessly combined with contemporary furnishings to offer you every comfort. This cosmopolitan hideaway is just minutes’ walk away from the main shopping arteries and some of Belgium’s most famous designers and dining hot spots.

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Caffènation
- Mechelsesteenweg 16 2000 antwerp

What?
A huge coffee bar and creative melting point. Great music, amazing coffee… and Rob.

Who says so?
Very tall, loves wearing killer heels and shield sunglasses, that’s Saskia in a nutshell. She runs her own pr agency The Wicked PR  taking care of clients in design, lifestyle and photography. “The best thing about my job is getting to choose who I work for. Picking clients that I find really interesting in the first place, and working with people that give me a great vibe and energy.” Her office is conveniently located very near to her favourite coffee bar, and that is exactly where we caught her… reading a book (‘A Life in Transition’ by skate photographer Brian Gaberman)…

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the recollection
- kloosterstraat 54 2000 antwerp

Whatsky?
The Recollection was an instant favourite from the day they opened up. They sell Aesop!”
Located in an area filled with vintage design stores, antiques and brocante.

Who says so?
Stephanie Duval is storyteller, creative strategist, traveler and design geek. “I tell stories about people, cities, brands, and trends.” Her blog 70percentpure.be is a The List favourite she calls ‘an online lab’. “On the blog, I can experiment with different ways of storytelling and can explore the subjects that excite me: mostly design, food, coffee, style and travel.” Stephanie currently lives in Geneva, but she sure knows her way around town.
Check her amazing blog on 70percentpure.blogspot.be/

 

 

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BALLS & GLORY
- Godefriduskaai 30
 2000 Antwerp

Where?
“The quintessential meatball concept has landed in Antwerp. The perfect opportunity to also visit the mArkt just next to it.”

Who says so?
With over ten years of experience in the fashion, design and food & beverage industry, it would be an understatement to say that Stijn Nachtergaele knows his way around the lifestyle game. This mindset and vision is incorporated in his creative communication agency Nightingale, inspired by motivational speaker Earl Nightingale. “It’s a creative communication agency that specializes in tactile stories and in creating new concepts for retailers, brands and companies.”We meet up with him at Balls & glory, THE meatball de luxe place next to the MAS Museum.

 

 

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Graanmarkt 13
- Graanmarkt 13 2000 Antwerp

What?
“Graanmarkt 13 mixes up a perfectly curated cocktail of fashion, design, art… and has a star-studded restaurant in the cellar.

Who says so?
Joëlle Batens not only illustrates for all important newspapers and mags in Belgium, she also has her own, exclusive brand of scarves. The lady’s got taste. Check out her brand new collection at www.fa-la.be/

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magazyn
- Steenhouwersvest 34a, 2000 Antwerp

Whatsky?
“My absolute favourite for design shopping is Magazyn. If budget wasn’t an issue, I would buy EVERYTHING.”

Who says so?
Stephanie Duval is storyteller, creative strategist, traveler and design geek. “I tell stories about people, cities, brands, and trends.” Her blog 70percentpure.be is a The List favourite she calls ‘an online lab’. “On the blog, I can experiment with different ways of storytelling and can explore the subjects that excite me: mostly design, food, coffee, style and travel.” Stephanie currently lives in Geneva, but she sure knows her way around town.
Check her amazing blog on 70percentpure.blogspot.be/

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vitrine
- Marnixplaats 14, 2000 Antwerp

Whatsky?
“During summer, the Marnixplaats on which Vitrin is located is one of my favorite places to hang out in Antwerp. And though the crowd at Vitrin can get overly hipster or snobbily artistic, its wooden benches outside are the perfect spot to catch the last rays of sun, a glass of wine in hand. it also helps that this place is about twenty steps removed from thai restaurant Lucy Chang and fish tapas bar Ostersbar – two of my favorite places to go for spontaneous dinners with friends.”

Who says so?
Stephanie Duval is storyteller, creative strategist, traveler and design geek. “I tell stories about people, cities, brands, and trends.” Her blog 70percentpure.be is a The List favourite she calls ‘an online lab’. “On the blog, I can experiment with different ways of storytelling and can explore the subjects that excite me: mostly design, food, coffee, style and travel.” Stephanie currently lives in Geneva, but she sure knows her way around town.
Check her amazing blog on 70percentpure.blogspot.be/

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