I had a seriously fantastic birthday thanks to my amazing boyfriend! I was whisked (well, Euro Star-ed) off to Brussels to explore for two full days. Perfect location! I'm a chocolate fan and I love little adventures! I didn't really know what to expect from Belgium if I'm honest, except for the obvious: chocolate. There was so much! Some of the shops had amazing decor. The exteriors were just as snazzy. The architecture in Brussels is incredible - the UK really has nothing on it.

Our hotel was super colourful. The web / design savvy of you might recognise Pantone as a colour system. Well, our hotel was part of the Pantone brand - every floor was a different Pantone shade. There was also coloured sugar downstairs (I may or may not have stolen a couple of as a keepsake..)- rather cool!

The food in general was fab too. Before going, I (embarrassingly) forgot that classic Belgian waffle. But once we were there they were everywhere. Genuinely, everywhere. Waffle shops every 20 metres and waffle vans (yep, like ice cream vans!) serving hot waffles. I also had a seriously spicy green thai curry, but as I'd had a few drinks I managed to handle it - cheers for that alcohol. On that note, Belgian beer is so much better than ours, and, ahem... stronger. We tried an 8% beast - brain-picklingly strong! One was even served in a skull mug - how alternative.

Don't I look so thrilled to be by that 'Little Man Pee' statue, aka Manneken Pis. That was an experience and a half, I tell you! We could hardily get this photo (required for comic value). There were about 100 people surrounding him at this point! Look at him dressed in gangster-like gear haha (apparently he has hundreds of outfits?! That's #fblogger status). We were a bit underwhelmed by his small stature, but it was hilarious to meet the 24 inch chap!

As for outfits, I kept it simple in the daytime. Comfort was key! It was mild enough to wear just a t-shirt at times. That stranger, the sun, made an appearance. In the evenings I dressed up my disco pants / pleather pleated skirt with jazzier tops. I also popped to Brandy Melville and Pull and Bear while I was there and bought a top from each - I'll share my purchases soon.

It was super to explore a city I'd never been to and to eat tons of food (I'll admit, my brain is preoccupied by food all the time). Anyone else popped over to Brussels before?

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  1. Sounds like you had such an amazing time, I'd love to visit Brussels one day! xx

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    1. It was brilliant! You should :)!x

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  2. Looks amazing! One day I need to go. Glad you had a great birthday! xxx

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  3. I've never been but your piccies are so pretty! I always keep it casual when exploring new cities. Totally craving a waffle...

    Tara
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    xoxo

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    1. Haha I am too.. they were too tasty! x

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  4. I really would love to go to Brussels! pictures are lovely. Hope you had a great birthday :)

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  5. Lovely pictures, looks so pretty there! Love your outfit too :) x

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  6. Happy belated B-day! Looks you had a really good time.. amazing pics and so is your outfit :)
    xxx Marina

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  7. haha i love the peeing statue. I went to Bruges last year and loved it, the waffles were immense. hope you had a fabaroony burfday!! xxx

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    1. haha cheekay! They are too good - waffle + nutella + strawbs = heaven!x

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  8. I'm gonna have make a special trip there just for a waffle, sounds amazing! Pics are great x

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  9. I love your outfits and it sounds like you had an amazing time! Brussels looks incredible

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  10. Sounds like you had fun! My boyfriend went to Brussels last year on a 'Lads Holiday'... I think I'd enjoy more than he did!

    lisatakespictures xo

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  11. aww what a lovely boyfriend, looks like you guys had loads of fun and your hotel room is so cute.

    Lola x

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    1. He's a keeper! It was a lovely cute room! x

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  12. Aww what a lovely boyfriend! I have to say I'm rather green eye'd.. I've always wanted to go to Brussels & I do even more now! x

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    1. It was a fab trip :)! Definitely go some time! x

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  13. Looks lovely!

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    x

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  14. Woww lucky you, looks amazing!x

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  15. Aww so cute, I went to Brussels for the day a couple of years ago ! It is really really lovely, I'd love to go back. I'm glad you had a great birthday :-) xo

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    1. Yeah I wouldn't mind going back either ;)! haha x

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  16. Looks like you had an amazing time!! What a lucky chogger you are Chobyn!!
    As for that Little Man Pee guy, he's about the same height as me... did you get his number? I think we would make a great couple. Hahaha fab pics! Take it easy my cheese loving friend xxx

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    1. I am a lucky one chappy! I got his number, I've inscribed it in some cheddar. You can't steal him from me you cheeky thing! xx

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  17. great post! i've been to belgium before too, its so beautiful!
    you have such a lovely blog! thanks for following on bloglovin.. now following :)


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  18. Brussels looks like a beautiful city!

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    Kamila xx

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  19. Brussels like incredible! I am so envious of you right now, I'd love a little getaway!

    What a gorgeous blog you have here too missy,

    If you fancy stopping by to say hey I'm over at haul-oholic.blogspot.co.uk/

    x Chrissy Anne

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    1. Ah thank you wil check yours out Chrissy :) x

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  20. Brussells looks gorgeous, i would never have even thought about going there! You've really given me something to think about - great post x

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  21. I went to brussels at Xmas time. Lovely place, and soo nice with all the Xmas markets etc. grand place is awesome as is the science museum place!! X

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