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,…

Dreaming of Coffee: Thelma Concept Store in Leuven

I really can’t stop talking about coffee, can I? If you have been reading Ella Was Here for a while, you’ll know that I am a bit of a coffee addict. And so when I came across this lovely shop,…

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…

Is this what they call a ‘quarter-life crisis’?

I was taking a stroll around Leuven the other day trying to distract myself. I have been thinking a lot about growing up lately. I am continuously struggling between doing what I want to do versus what society wants me…

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…

DIY Nail Polish Marbled Pinecones

I love doing crafts & DIY’s. And the other day I came across a bag of pinecones that I had hidden away in the back of my closet. Weird right? Well, in 6th grade we were supposed to use them for a project…

My favourite online blogging resources

Blogging is a lot of fun but most of us would love to have extra resources to help stay organised and to make the whole process easier. I have been blogging for a while now and I have discovered a…

Snaps from Bayside & Dún Laoghaire

Last week I went on a citytrip to Dublin with a friend. She had just finished her exams and I was in need of a few days out to relax, so we decided to go to Dublin. We stayed at…