Hotspots in Antwerp, Belgium - Robuust, Yellowkorner, Graanmarkt 13

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Antwerp city is getting more and more attention from the fashion upper class beyond Belgian borders. It should. Pleasantly vibrant, young, and creativity-fueled. From organic and vegan cafes to zero waste shops to crème de la crème fashion stores. A conscious consumer can be pleased. I love it there! If I would have to choose where to live in Belgium - Antwerp! These are three of my new favorite, and inspiring, places ;-)

Robuust - The Zero Waste Shop

The Fresh Issue | Antwerp Robuust The Zero Waste Shop

Can all food stores do this, please? Or, at least try to minimize waste just like Robuust is doing it. We have a very long road to walk as sustainability avenue is far out of our reach. But we will never get there if we won't contribute. Shopping at a grocery store like Robuust already makes a huge difference!

Organic. Eco. Local.

Robuust got it all - pasta, quinoa, maple syrup, veggies, coffee, ... And everything is plastic free! Grab your favorite mason jars (they make everything look and taste so much better!) and shop away. All is fresh and all is good. For you, for the environment, and even Instagram too.

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YELLOWKORNER - Photography

The Fresh Issue | Antwerp Yellowkorner photography

Oh I am going back there for some pieces, for sure. Not much to do with eco or sustainability, but absolutely chic! A few years of practicing photography and I will feel like hanging up my own work. Until then, this is what I want to see hanging in my bedroom, dining area, and living space!

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Graanmarkt 13

The Fresh Issue | REDONE jeans

Snap, forgot to take pictures there ... I was too busy trying on some high-rise RE\DONE's. Yes, indeed, RE\DONE's - old Levi's jeans which are recycled in downtown Los Angeles. I'll tell you this: old jeans can look smokin' hot! Unfortunately no stretch whatsoever :( Is that a bad or a good thing? On one side, they will not stretch and lose their exquisite fit. On the other, a little stretch would make them a little softer, and soft feels nice. Dilemma. I will think about it then. Maybe I will go back and buy them because I can't stop thinking about them!

Besides RE\DONE's they have a beautiful collection of the best designers today. Many produce in Europe! (Yes I check labels.)