Beauty Favourites 2017

It’s December so finally time for some holiday related content! It has been ages since I have done a beauty blog post on Ella Was Here. Mainly because I just do not have that much makeup and also because I…

10 Things That Make Me Smile #4

I love the colder months. It’s my favourite time of the year! I can’t wait for December, to eat all the Sinterklaas (Saint Nicholas) candy and to start decorating for Christmas. There’s plenty of festive blog content on its way. But let’s just…

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I am Ella, a 26-year-old from Belgium. I graduated as a journalist and now have a blog to write about everything I love about life.

You'll find lots of travel posts on the blog as well as personal, indoor gardening, cooking, DIY and more general lifestyle posts on Ella Was Here.

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44 Things to do in Ghent

As you may already know, I went to university in Ghent, Belgium. I have spent a good 4 years of my life living there and I absolutely loved it. If I had the opportunity to go back, I wouldn’t think…

An Autumn Walk in Nature Reserve De Teut

I’ve said it before but there’s just something about autumn that makes me feel so cozy, all warm and fuzzy inside. I love the changing colours, the falling leaves, wearing cosy sweaters… Although the weather wasn’t great (it was raining. Again. Damn…

I have a confession to make

You might think while reading this post; why is she writing this on her blog? This is weird! You aren’t supposed to say these things on your blog, that’s like stepping out of the blogger persona. But I like to…

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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…

Picture Perfect: The Lechtal Valley in Austria

This place, oh this beautiful part of the world. Breathtaking. Picture perfect I’d call it. The Lechtal Valley in Austria is one of the most beautiful areas I have ever visited. We have been coming here since we were kids. My…

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…

Is Rotterdam worth a visit?

To conclude my Rotterdam blog post series I thought we’d have a little chat about Rotterdam in general and if it really is worth a visit. I know many of you immediately think of Amsterdam when someone mentions the Netherlands.…


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