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Isabelle-Queen of Paper

I met with the world leader in the field of design using paper. A true magician that reinterprets Poiret, Chanel, Dior, and Mariano Fortuny creating beautiful clothes wich reflect the world of fashion. Check Isabelle de Borchgrave impressive studio in Brussels.

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Brazilian Vintage at Pierre Berge

Established in the heart of the Sablon area in Brussels , Pierre Bergé life long partner of Yves Saint-Laurent & associés is focusing its new gallery on the world of contemporary design and American vintage. Check the exhibition on American and Brazilian design .

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Floral Sculptor

Daniel Ost has been known to travel 900 kilometers to collect the materials for one bouquet. His artistry is in demand by royalty, celebrities, and corporations.  I checked the artist floral emporium at Rue Royale,13 in Brussels.

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Voir et Dire Bruxelles

I received the unique opportunity to visit more than fifty interiors of buildings in Brussels gems from the inter-war years, many of which remain relatively unknown  several of which have become part of the 'UNESCO World Heritage List' in 2000.

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Shopping Bruxellois

Every shop in Brussels has a story to be told. Rather than offering you a traditional guide, I picked a few of my favorites  as  an insights into the modern Bruxellois living, and a unique display of some of the city 's most hidden treasures.

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Chocolate Inventor

"Perfection in not of this world, they say. Perhaps not, yet that is what we aim for, because my very raison d'etre is to offer you a dream"
- Pierre Marcolini


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Axel's Castle

Regarded as one of the most original and adventurous collectors and dealers of our time, Axel Vervoordt treasures the timeless and disdains the trendy. I went to pay a visit in the Casle where he lives not far from Brussels.

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Kanaal Complex

When Vervoordt decided to buy the Kanaal, a complex of warehouses, grain silos and a large round building, on the banks of a nearby canal, he wanted a truly minimalist environment where he could exercise his vision of "limitless spatial purity."

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Floating Ecopolis

Architect Vincent Caulleubat militates long lasting development of new Ecopolis architecture mixing biology to information and communication technologies. Being a global nomad by excellence I have picked, my two new cities: Lylipad and Dragonfly.

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Music Dreams

An impressive collection consisting of 3,177 original musical instruments from all over the world are beautifully showcased in one of the most prestigious 1900s buildings in the city.

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Van Buuren

David and Alice Van Buuren art patrons and philanthropists, used funds from the fortune that David made in the financial services industry to build a magnificent Art Deco house and outfit it with exquisite gardens and valuable works of art. Check it out.

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Poet Painter Museum

On June 2 2009, the Magritte Museum opened its doors to the public on the Place Royale in Brussels. The first museum devoted to one of the best known artists of the 20th century, presents for the first time the largest collection of Magritte works in the world.

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A Friendly Hotel

The newly refurbished hotel Amigo awarded among the 2007 top 100 best world's hotel, offers several options for this year holiday season. It's original building predating 1522 has restored its former glory making it he most exclusive luxury hotel in the city.

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Historical City Center Beat

Brussels' vibrant,  and multicultural beat make it more than simply the administrative hub of Europe.  I have created an itinerary in the city's historical center to relish it's legendary landmarks, cobbled streets, and traditional shops.

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Finding One's origins

Born in Milan, Brazilian of nationality, Spanish passport and part time living in New York. Parents from Lebanon, grandparents from Siria, Turkey and Spain . It's in Ixelles that with the help of Radu Mihaileanu last movie "Le Concert " that I discover the truth about my real journey.
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