Let’s make it shine! Xala led lights review

I love introducing you to new home bits. As you probably know I love interior design and I couldn’t be happier with these 2 recent additions to my little apartment: the Xala led lights, Lilly and Olly! And what makes…

10 Things that make me smile #3

Lately, well not really lately, but for a pretty long time I’ve been too focused on the negative moments in my life. It makes me even more stressed and generally feeling bad nearly every day. In an effort to change…

Nail Polish DIY Phone Case

A few weeks ago my old phone died and you really can’t live without a phone nowadays, so I bought a new phone and a case to go along with it. However, when I finally got the case I noticed it…

Ella’s Plant Diary #1

Ever since I moved out and got my own little apartment, I have loved adding greenery to my home. I never really payed much attention to plants before. However, I have grown fond of spending time with my plants. I think…

12 Affordable places to eat in Rotterdam

I was in desperate need of a little city break so we decided to go for a little weekend away to Rotterdam, a vibrant and lively city in the Netherlands. I live in Belgium so it wasn’t too far away and we…

The soundtrack of my life

It has been a couple of years since I have last chatted about music on Ella Was Here. And I really miss it! Music is a big part of my life. I mean, I know I can’t sing, or dance,…

8 Lifestyle Books You Need in Your Life

I have always had a great love for books. In matter of fact, I really should put a temporary ban on my book buying habits. I just don’t have any more room to put even more books at the moment!…

A visit to the Japanese Garden in Hasselt

The Japanese Garden in Hasselt, Belgium, is one of my favourite places to visit for a relaxing walk during the weekend. It is absolutely breath-taking this time of year with the blossoms making the garden just a tad extra special. I…

25 Things To Do Before You’re 30

It’s already April! I cannot believe how fast time is flying. It feels like Christmas was just a few weeks ago. But I am really glad that the days are getting longer and that it finally is warm enough to go…

Hazelnut & Chocolate Breakfast Puffs Recipe

I love hosting dinner parties. But organising brunch on a cosy Sunday is my absolute favourite. And what can make a delicious brunch even better apart from a batch of freshly ground coffee? Some homemade pastries of course! It has been ages…

House Doctor Storage Jars

I have been obsessed with decorating ever since I moved out and got my own little space. I now live in a small apartment and even though the apartment itself is not entirely my style (I had to compromise), I…