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Community centre de Bosuil I Witherendreef 1 I 3090 Jezus-Eik (Overijse) Did you already know something about the Belgian climate before you came to live here? If there’s one thing you can be sure of, it’s that the weather seems to be unpredictable. However, the speaker in our next edition of Speakers’ Corner has forecast the weather every day, for 25 years now. Weatherman Frank Deboosere knows Belgian weather like no-one else. How does he interpret the changes of recent decades and what still lies in store for us?

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Cultural Diary 3 Museum Night Fever, le 2/03 à partir de 19h. Informations et réservations : www.museumnightfever.be

Photo Expo Le hall central de Tour&Taxis accueillera les 20 photos lauréates du concours du PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes). Organisé sur Facebook, le concours avait récolté plus de 300 photos, mais seules 20 seront exposées à Tour&Taxis, en grand format. 10 ont été sélectionnées par un jury professionnel composé de Nuc No Noël (Présentateur télé à la RTBF), Philippe Moës (photographe nature), Serge De Gheldere (Ambassadeur du climat qui a suivi un stage chez Al Gore), Nic Balthazar (cinéaste) et Vanessa Biebel (secrétaire générale PEFC Belgium). Les 10 autres ont été choisies par les fans sur Facebook.

U Du 29/02 au 11/04 à Tour&Taxis. Avenue du Port, 86C – 1000 Bruxelles.

Design Expo La D’Ieteren Gallery expose bon nombre de voitures qui ont été, chacune à leur époque, des chefs-d’œuvre de design. Du 29 février au 9 mars, elle accueille cinq designers belges : Chevalier Masson, Maarten, Nathalie Dewez, Jean-François D’Or et Dustdeluxe. Ils viennent présenter leurs créations automobiles, dans une mise en scène originale.

U Du 29/02 au 9/03 à la D’Ieteren Gallery. Rue du Mail, 50 – 1050 Ixelles. Tél : 02/772.34.26. Entrée gratuite.

RestosDays Le rendez-vous des amateurs de la gastronomie à petits prix, c’est les RestoDays ! Durant une semaine, plusieurs restaurants offrent un menu gastronomique de trois services, à des prix abordables. Le lunch est à 21€ et le repas à 28€. Les restaurants étoilés font le repas de midi à 36€ et celui du soir à 43€. Les meilleures tables de Belgique et du Luxembourg participent à l’événement. Pour cette cinquième édition, ils sont 100 nouveaux restaurants à participer.

U Du 16/03 au 24/03. Réservations en ligne : www.restodays.be

Créativa, les loisirs créatifs Le salon des loisirs créatifs, Creativa, revient à Bruxelles, du 15 au 18 mars. Depuis 1998, le salon est présent dans cinq pays d’Europe, dont la Belgique où 200 exposants sont présentés aux 45.000 visiteurs. Cette année, Creativa clôturera le grand tournoi européen de scrapbooking. Les 18 meilleurs scappeuses de France, Suisse et Belgique s’opposeront lors de la finale. Creativa propose plusieurs ateliers, dont le Creativacademy : il permet aux visiteurs d’apprendre, de manière technique, les loisirs créatifs tels que la laine feutrée, la mosaïque, le papier mâché, l’art floral, etc. Les artisans professionnels présenteront leur stand, aux côtés d’étudiants, venant d’écoles de stylisme, de vitrail, de porcelaine, etc. Des expositions sont également prévues, comme celle du Patchwork. Et parmi les exposants : Schleiper, Azza (scrapbooking), Felicity shop (vêtements et accessoires), De Taartenfee (pâtisserie)..

U Creativa Bruxelles 2012, du 15 au 18 mars, au Palais 7 de Brussels expo. Place de Belgique, 1 – 1020 Laeken. Plus d’informations : www. creavenue.com

S’initier au jardinage bio en 5 jours ! g Des stages intergénérationnels sont organisés à Pâques à Grez-

Doiceau. Pour apprendre tout en mettant la main à la terre. Deux stages de formation bio sont organisés en Brabant-Wallon et destinés aux enfants, adolescents, parents ou/et pour les grands parents. Attention : seuls les 40 premiers inscrits (2 x 20 participants) seront de la partie ! La «Ferme Bio Pédagogique » (La première en Brabant-Wallon), en partenariat avec Nature & Progrès (Brabant Est) va permettre à tous, de 8 à… 88 ans, de s’initier aux bonnes pratiques potagères et de se réapproprier santé et saveurs alimentaires. Au terme de cette formation de 5 jours (trois jours durant les congés de Pâques puis deux journées programmées séparées d’environ 8 semaines lors des congés), les participants découvriront les principales techniques pour la création d’un « potager bio ». La formation portera sur la culture de légumes (parfois oubliés) d’hier et d’aujourd’hui, d’aromates mais aussi de fleurs bio (comestibles ou non). Chaque participant repartira au bout du 5e jour avec 5 à 10 kg de ses propres légumes cultivés bio! Premier stage : les lundi 2 avril , mardi 3 et

mercredi 4 avril (+ deux journées de suivi programmées à l’ascension le 17 mai, puis un dernier jour de récoltes en été). Deuxième stage : les lundi 9 avril (Lundi de Pâques), mardi 10 et mercredi 11 avril (+ deux journées une le 19 mai puis un dernier jour pour les récoltes en été), de 9 à 17 heures 30. Ferme Bio du Petit Sart, 75, rue du Petit Sart à 1390 Grez-Doiceau. (co-voiturage possible et encouragé). 125 €.

U Infos : http://fermebiodupetitsart.posterous.com

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Diary 4 Cultural Galleries

The true core of it’s layers

Fortuitous dialogue Jeanine Cohen, Gerald Dederen, Satch Hoyt, Aimé Mpané, Yves Sambu and Guy Wouété are ‘Thrown together’ in NOMAD’s new exhibition venue. Unconsciously or not, the theme is very obvious to the artists and together they’ve meticulously assembled the visual message. Each artist occupies the space with its own vocabulary and references. Via the annual event in Kinshasa, Sambu’s pictures show the importance of brands. Mpané, Sampé and Wouété question rituals, society, illusions and disillusions. Cohen and Dederen play either with color and light or with material and form. Seemingly unrelated objects, people and places placed together work intuitively well together. Warmly recommended ...

M.S. U31.03.12 Thrown Together Group show Nomad Gallery 99 rue de Laeken 1000 Brussels T/02 219 81 82 www.moba.be Thu - Sat - 2-7pm Guy Woueté (Cameroun), série: “Lines of Wind” (173 x 37 cm), sculptures, mixed media, 2010

Bozar presents Per Kirkeby, one of the most acclaimed contemporary Danish artists. The Bozar’s setting suits perfectly the retrospective exhibition and highlights the artist talent. Kirkeby has an interesting background, his master degree in Arctic geology; his general interest in science and nature, play a crucial role in his artistic expressions. Kirkeby is multidisciplinary: painter, sculptor, architect, filmmaker, writer and he has developed his own artistic path and therefore he cannot be pigeonholed in a specific style, discipline or group. The exhibition concentrates on his paintings and recurrent themes. One room named ‘forbidden paintings’ is dedicated to the avant-garde artist Kurt Schwitters, whose realistic landscapes played an important role in relation to Kirkeby ‘s work. To enter in Kirkerby’s universe, take your time, observe carefully, understand the dialogues between nature and abstraction, landscape and architecture… feel his great sensibility for the colors, it’s magical! Michèle Schoonjans

Per Kirkeby Untitled, 2011, Tempera on canvas, 200 x 160 cm, Galerie Michael Werner

U 20.05.12 - Per Kirkeby- Retrospective BOZAR - 23 rue Ravenstein - 1000 Brussels - T/02 507 82 00 www.bozar.be - Tue - Sun 10am-6pm, Thu until 9pm

The supremacy of the idea Through Marcel Duchamp, Nelly Agassi, El Anatsui, David Mach, Christian Marclay Carmen Perrin, Gal Weinstein,… the exhibition presents a selection of works in which the artists have diverted the object and/or its medium into a work of art. The practice exits since the beginning of XX century. Slogans, advertising campaign’s images, daily used objects or elements from the industrial Carmen Perrin, « Un moment de faiblesse », Ressorts en tensions, 2009, production are re-used to obtain a piece of art with 200x115x5cm a different meaning or message. For the artist the idea takes precedence over the form. The group show gathers artists who express their environmental concerns by reusing left over; assembling; recycling to support their view into a noble manner. Other works will lead to double meaning by playing with the material, the appeal and/or the sense which one will feel. The work from Carmen Perrin focuses on the link between the material and its tension. By sublimating the ordinary, these artists extract grace of the fortuitous. M.S.

U 14.04.12 - Détournements - Group show Keitelman Gallery - 44 rue van Eyck - 1050 Brussels T/02 511 35 80 www.keitelmangallery.com Thu-Sat 2- 6 pm

The lightness of free spirits The third installation in Maison Particulière reveals the numerous meanings of the word ‘Lightness’ and questions it’s meaning. Three art collectors and the Argentinian artist Pablo Reinoso have agreed to share a glimpse of their own sensitivity towards this specific theme from their own collection. Marcel Croës gives his literary point of view with selected texts from writers, poets and libretto’s extracts. The displayed works refer to impulsive aspirations, serious matters transcended into anecdote, sharing lightness in a silent and meditative environment. Great artists like J. Baldessari, A.Fuss, M.François, J.P.Goude, P. Laurens Mol, H.Op de Beeck ,… will certainly inspire you… M.S.

U 24.03.12 - Lightness? - Maison Particulière 49 rue du Châtelain - 1050 Brussels - T/02 649 81 78 www.maisonparticuliere.be - Thu-Sat 11am-6pm ©courtesy Maison Particulière


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People

Making the young voices heard

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g The European Youth Forum serves the interests of young people from all over Europe by making their voices heard among policymakers. Representing more than 100 youth organisations in Europe, it works as a platform to facilitate the active participation of young people in society. Its Brussels office employs 25 people from all over Europe… a happy bunch of expats led by Secretary-General Giuseppe Porcaro.

Giuseppe made a first, one-year experience of Brussels in 2002 when he was freshly graduated from university. With both feet into the European capital’s intricate maze of associations and representations, he concedes ten years later that he did not really get the opportunity to settle and get a taste of what was happening outside of the « stagiaire » bubble. The young Napolitano with a thirst for travel chose Brussels five years later as his base: « I really wanted Brussels as a base, with everything that goes with it : a nice apartment in a nice place where I can feel at home. Brussels has now become a home, as much as my hometown in Italy is. I don’t feel homesick ».

U Moka - Rue des Riches Claires 5 - 1000 Brussels « There is one thing that I’m still picky about, it’s coffee. Moka has the best espresso in town»

A Belgian KET? « I would really like to meet Jaco Van Dormael» Belgian film director, screenwriter and playwright. His film « Le huitième jour» was awarded in Cannes in 1996.

The European Youth Forum calls out to European leaders in the context of the current discussion about the European Union’s next budget. The Commission’s « Erasmus for all » proposal aims at launching a unique programme for education, training, youth and sports. The European Youth Forum wishes to stress the importance of the existing « Youth in Action » programme, which is supporting youth work in Europe through actions such as the European Voluntary Service.

Living in the vibrant Marolles area where he bought an apartment, Giuseppe feels it has deeply reinforced his sense of belonging to the city « I like the Marolles specifically for this mix that can still be found there: the gentrified and popular aspects at the same time ».

« We are going to ask the European Parliament and EU Member States for a strong and independent Youth in Action Programme for non-formal education, youth work and democratic youth organisations and an ambitious European Youth Employment Plan ».

« Quite unusually for a northern city, and even more as a Napolitan, I feel Brussels has a southern, anarchic flavour, maybe because of its complicated administration ». And the people? « The people are more surreal than anarchic! ». Some things are better left unexplained…

The postcards issued for this purpose represent European leaders at the time they actually were youth activists.

It took him a couple of years to actually meet Belgians, both Walloons and Flemish, mainly through a shared interest for music or filmmaking. Does he now consider himself as a « real » Brusseleir? « I don’t think that I am a true Brusseleir, because I don’t speak Flemish yet, but I am not the typical expat either. I try not to live in the EU bubble. Brussels is particularly segmented. There are a lot of borders to cross if you want to live the city from every possible point of view: Flemish speakers and French speakers, Belgians and expats, or the important migrant community have different visions of the city». Giuseppe’s advice to expats arriving in Brussels: «Instead of going out on Place du Luxembourg on Thursdays, go to place Sainte Catherine or rue de Flandre. Enjoy the cultural offer of the city; don’t expect everything to be in English. The good thing about Brussels is that it is international, but it’s still a village. I would try not to expand the bubble, but rather get what the city is about, which is more than grey buildings around Schuman. There’s much more to do». When he was asked what he would miss about Brussels when (or if!) he leaves, Giuseppe simply replied: “A lot”. Beautiful answer!

The Brusseleir Interview Your STAMCAFE?

European Youth Forum’s «Where are you going?» campaign

A place you like to go « EN STOEMMELING » (secretly), and that deserves to be more popular? U Centre Culturel Bruegel – rue Haute 47 1000 Brussels – www.coiffureliliane.com and www.myspace.com/dr.poembak « Every Thursday they organise ‘Coiffure Liliane’, it’s free concerts with emerging bands from Brussels. It is there that I discovered the best brass band of the city : ‘La clinik du Dr Poembak’!».


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Diary 8 Cultural Focus

Music Makes Brussels g Discover how music has taken possession of Belgium’s history and Brussels’ architectural monuments.

La muette de Portici (or The Mute Girl of Portici), an opera by French composer Daniel Auber, was played for the first time in Paris in 1828. The story unfolds during the Spanish rule of the Kingdom of Naples, and is based on the popular insurrection against the Spanish led by a young fisherman called Masaniello in 1647: in the small village of Portici, the mute girl, Fenella, has been seduced and abandoned by Alfonso, son of the Spanish viceroy. Her Brother Masaniello and his friends decide to revolt against Alfonso and the Spanish occupants. The opera was shown more than 500 times in Paris in 1928. At the premiere in Brussels, on 25 August 1830, passions rise at the sound of Masaniello’s words: “Amour sacré de la patrie, rends-nous l’audace et la fierté! A mon pays, je dois la vie, il me devra sa liberté...” By the end of the show, crowds had gathered in front of La Monnaie, calling to arms against Dutch ruler William I of Orange. The Belgian revolution had broken out. Almost one year later, on 21 July 1831, a German Prince was inaugurated as the first King of the Belgians. Léopold de SaxeCobourg-Gotha, uncle of Queen Victoria, became Léopold the Ist.

The MIM (Musée des Instruments de Musique) Brussels’ MIM owes its world-class reputation not only to its astronomical collection of instruments from all times and places, but also to the magnificent “Old England” building in which it is housed. The old department store is one of the most beautiful examples of Brussels Art Nouveau, a fragile-looking blend of steel and glass. Four floors of the building are entirely dedicated to the discovery of sounds and instruments, from the most traditional to the most elaborate and sometimes even, frankly odd. The visitor discovers the surprising variety of items exposed through detailed factsheets and 194 musical fragments (or 4 hours of music) freely enjoyed thanks to a bright system combining headphones equipped with receivers, and transmitters hidden in the ceiling.

U Musical Instruments Museum, Montagne de la Cour 2 -1000 Brussels. www.mim.be Museum opening hours: Tuesday - Friday: 9.30 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 10.00 a.m. - 5.00 p.m. Resto MIM: 02 502 95 08

Monnaie was elected Opera House of the Year by the Opernwelt jury and received the Prize of the Best Production of the Year. Director Peter de Caluwe celebrated this double award as a premiere in the opera world, which now indubitably places La Monnaie at the top of European Opera Houses. The prizes are also a true reward for the 460 persons working daily to reach such a degree of excellence: La Monnaie can indeed be proud of realising most of its shows entirely in-house. It has its own orchestra and chorus. 25 persons work on stage sets and 40 persons produce up to 300 costumes per show!

Visit La Monnaie Every Saturday from September to June from 12 noon, visitors meet in La Monnaie’s entrance hall for an intimate tour of this outstanding opera house: the exquisite apartment (bonbonnière), the grand foyer, the auditorium, the royal box and the royal private room, but also the costume workshop.

U La Monnaie - Place de la Monnaie. Workshops and Ticket Office: 23 rue Léopold, 1000 Bruxelles. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m www.lamonnaie.be.

La Monnaie The Théâtre Royal de La Monnaie, commonly called “La Monnaie” was built on the site of the former Brussels mint after the bombardment of Brussels in 1695 by the troops of Louis XIV. Nearly a third of what we now know as Brussels’ city centre was destroyed at the time, including the Grand Place. The original building had to be rebuilt several times over the years, and remained on the same site. The edifice we see today was designed by architect Joseph Poelaert after “La Monnaie” took fire in 1855. He later became famous for his colossal Palais de Justice. Since the 1980’s, directors of La Monnaie have been working at restoring the tradition of excellence that had made its reputation during the 19th century. In 2011, efforts definitely paid-off: La

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It is an interesting fact, certainly not specific to Brussels, that music in general, and in particular classical music, is performed in the city’s most beautiful places. By allowing people to invest emotionally in the city’s landmarks, our cultural institutions acknowledge the active role of the public in preserving Brussels’ architectural and historical heritage. It is however particular that the history of a country starts right in the middle of an Opera. Belgium was born when the audience at the premiere of “La muette de Portici” started a riot leading to the proclamation of the country’s independence in 1830.


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Diary 10 Cultural Focus

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“The steamboat” was built in the 1930s to house the newly created INR (Institut National de Rediodiffusion or National Institute for Radio Broadcasting), which became the RTB (Radio Télévision Belge) with the onset of television broadcasting. The building is one of the purest illustrations of the rich variety of art deco design: the linear symmetry of its walls, the quality of materials chosen and the particular attention paid to the design of adapted furniture all serve the thirties’ strictest requirements in terms of elegance, modernity and technique. 30 years after the national radio and television installations were moved to Boulevard Reyers, the public cultural sector, united with private companies, decided to save the derelict building from destruction. In a few years, Flagey has achieved quite a tour de force: the world-class centre devoted to music and image is successfully managed by both communities and has become a popular venue truly invested by all of Brussels’ citizens, whatever language they speak.

U Ticketshop Flagey, Place Sainte Croix, 1050 Brussels - www.flagey.be

Listen to the Sound of Brussels Ars Musica The annual contemporary music festival brings together creations by the composers who shape today and tomorrow’s musical landscape. This year’s edition of the festival is an invitation to discover “Altra Cosa”, or the exceptional variety of geographical and philosophical perspectives behind musical creation - from “Angels” with a contemporary approach of sacred music to “Demons” exploring the influences of electric rock, with a detour through the discovery of Japanese composing and writing. Concerts, roundtable discussions, documentary projections, open rehearsals and more from 1 to 31 March in Liège, Mons, Brussels, Antwerp and Bruges.

numerous interviews and television reports are usually followed with passion.

finalist places. They have been preparing for years for this one-month marathon: out of the first rounds, only 24 candidates will participate in the semi-finals, 12 of which will be selected as finalists by the jury and confined for a whole week in the Chapelle Reine Eisabeth music academy to familiarise with the contemporary, unpublished, unheard of, or better said, never heard at all work that they will have to play during the finals. The 12 laureates are the object of much excitement and emotion amidst the Brussels music lovers and novices alike. The live broadcast of the finals,

The first round and semi-finals will be held at Flagey’s Studio 4 from 30 April to 12 May. The final will be held at the Palais des Beaux Arts from 21 to 26 May: every evening, 2 finalists will interpret an imposed work, the unpublished work and a work of their own choice.

U www.concours-reine-elisabeth.be Tickets available from www.flagey.be and www.bozar.be

KlaraFestival From 31 August to 14 September 2012, the KlaraFestival will once again bring classical music into Brussels’ streets and homes. With the ambition to “contribute to a positive conceptualisation of classical music in our modern society”, KlaraFestival’s First Night traditionally takes places on the Festival On Tour’s mobile scene... and ends up in one of Brussels’ most popular night clubs, for a classical music only night. The festival is broadcasted on the eponymous, flemish-language radio (radio Klara).

U www.arsmusica.be

Queen Elisabeth Competition The Queen Elisabeth Competition is considered as one of the most arduous and prestigious classical music competitions in the world. Organised every year in Brussels, it is in turns dedicated to violin, voice or piano, with a simultaneous composition competition every two years. In May 2012, the most talented young violonists of the world will run for one of the 12 much coveted

U www.klarafestival.be

KLARA FESTIVAL - STEVEN ISSERLIS - PHOTO © TOM MILLER

Chapelle des Minimes For more than 30 years, talented amateurs from all over the world have gathered in the “Chapelle des Minimes” choir and orchestra to perform cantatas of J.S. Bach in the intimate setting of the charming St. Jean and Etienne church (commonly called “Eglise des Minimes”). Usually held on the third or fourth Sunday of each month from September to June, the concerts are free.

U Eglise des Minimes 62 rue des Minimes 1000 Brussels www.minimes.net


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A Bite of Music For Lunch The most popular music venues in Brussels propose short lunchtime concerts for a very democratic price. Taste fast music food! ś……Flagey’s Classic Piknikmusik programme takes place every Friday at 12h30. On the menu, a concert, sandwich and drink from 7â‚Ź. ś……ÉV"ÂŁ{…‹"y+"Iy{Â…RÂŁE…Ä&#x;üÔÒ¢…ęEÂ…Ä&#x;¾Ô¾¢pÂ…Â…|ÂŁÂ?"Â… panel of artists perform at BOZAR’s Concerts de Midi. Tickets (8â‚Ź) can be purchased just before the concert.

www.concertsdemidi.be. ś……T he Midis Minimes Festival is traditionally held in July and August, with 35 minutes concerts from Monday to Friday at Brussels’ Royal Conservatory.

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Not only home staging favours a sale… The EPB certificate, which has recently become compulsory, also influences the final price of a property. A bit like a green home staging … The latest to come into the large family of compulsory documents for selling or renting a property, the energy performance certificate may also affect the final price if you believe a study carried out on the subject by two Dutch academics. Since no such work exists yet in Belgium, the figures of our neighbours may be used as an initial indication. Results? On the basis of a study covering 33,000 transactions, real estate with a high grade of energy performance (A, B or C) shows a transaction price 2.8% higher than the others. This increase varies depending on the excellence of the label (which can go from “A”, very good, to “G”, very bad), and would reflect the subsequent savings caused by the low energy consumption of such a building. It is also noted that effective adoption of the label is clearly more marked in areas with high density population or with little demand. In this case, the certificate would play a role of argument marketing to attract tenants and buyers… A sort of “green” home staging, if you like. The study’s authors however warn against legislation which is too vague and lax, which harms the generalisation of the certification, and above all, the credibility of the certificates themselves. This problem already poses itself in Belgium, where the Flemish minister of energy Freya Van den Bossche (SP.A) has already rebuked the certifiers. It is shown from a study ordered by her offices that many assessors do not even bother to visit the property to be assessed or submit incoherent reports. On a sample of 213 certificates thoroughly investigated, more than 40 % of them had at least one error… O. Sta.

Sell your house quicker thanks to home staging g Did you say “emotional purchase”? Home staging is there to capitalise on.

And turn a good property into a property someone is ready to purchase. OPERATION SEDUCTION: can selling a property be summed up as making a good impression right from the first moments of the first visit? For those won over by home staging, it’s not a problem. Most often people qualified in interior design, in décor or real estate agents, the home-stagers (literally: “people who put the house on stage”) participate at the seller’s request to increase his/ her chances of a quick sale at a good price. Because everyone knows that the longer a “For sale” sign is hung up, the more the property becomes suspect… And its sale price has every chance of significantly decreasing, until it becomes “roasted”.

Case by case basis To seduce a buyer candidate there is no universal method, it needs something inspired, in particular from Scandinavian and American experiences, where home staging has been established for decades. “In short, our intervention can be summarised in a few actions”, says Murielle Lefèvre, president of the Belgian Federation of Déco and Home stager coaches. “Tidy-up, clean, repair, refresh, re-arrange, increase the value and decorate the house. It is work on a case by case basis,

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but often decisive: a home stager sees the property with outsider’s eyes, without any emotional attachment, and so can swiftly target what will be liable to hold back, even put off a candidate.” The professionals’ range goes from dreaming up new layouts and plans, to intervening on colours, materials, lights, furnishing, outside appearance, garden. Everything is looked over. “Anything that is going to create a negative impression must be tracked down: a dripping tap, flaking paint, badly kept lawn, damaged letter-box, doorbell that doesn’t work, out of date wallpaper, too many photos or personal objects, untidiness. One of the basic rules is to de-personalise the house”, assures Solange David, an interior designer and home stager just recently a prize winner in the Batimoi exhibition. “It is actually a great way to go, as very few people are able to project themselves into an overly lived-in house. You have to help them forget the “remnants” and imagine their own interior, with their belongings, their family”, confirms Murielle Lefèvre. An example with colours: a home stager will refuse white, too harsh and connotated without feeling, but also tones which are too warm and

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Tidy up, clean, refresh,... Home staging enables the home’s value to be increased . There is a real niche for home staging insofar as a quick sale is often a better price sale.

“Studies prove that a house sold in less than 30 days will benefit from an optimum sale price. In Wallonia, the average time for having a house for sale is 107 days”, explains Murielle Lefèvre. A study by the ERA offices, specialists in Belgian residential real estate, shows that in 2011 “houses which stayed on the market between 120 and 200 days sold on average for 13% less than the asking price”. And only 50% of houses are sold in less than 60 days. Therefore, there is a niche for home staging, insofar as a quick sale is often a better price sale. “Yes, and we can confirm that significant intervention from a home stager enables selling two or three times quicker. Given the statistics cited above, this can therefore have a direct impact on the seller’s finances.” However, the costs of the “make-over” will have to be deducted. “In general, it can be said that the budget represents from 1 to 3% of the property’s value. This is an estimate. It may be influenced by the size of the house, the extent of the intervention, the fact of whether or not the house is unfurnished, etc..”, adds Murielle Lefèvre.

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lively. And will prefer beige, off-white or grey to match up with neutrality and presence. Another golden rule, avoid over cluttered rooms: each room must be able to be named and identified by the visitor and the seller. Same approach for the real estate agent: “I often deal with heirs, who don’t know what to do with the remaining furniture. Since real estate agents do not get involved with these types of questions, home staging can help to sort it out and give the furniture that is kept a real purpose, as discreetly as possible”, continues Solange David. However talented he/she is, a home stager will obviously not be able to do that much if the property really has major shortcomings. “And our role is not to camouflage”, warns Murielle Lefèvre. This also poses the question of the extent of the work.

Open to all? Most Belgian home stagers have had prior training, generally linked to real estate and/or decoration. There are certified training courses available, given in particular by the IFAPME (interior decoration programme). However, there is no monopoly in this regard, and some private people themselves give training courses in this field. Lastly, the home stager business is not just in the realm of independent operators. Some real estate agencies offer it as part of their range of services

“First of all, a diagnosis is made, then you try to change as many things as possible at low cost. But obviously if a client gives us carte blanche, we can initiate more extensive “make-over” work”, goes on Solange David. Who is the person who organises the first visits is she is asked to. A question of joining up words with actions.

We note that the home stager does not take any percentage on the sale of the property. The existence of various methods of invoicing, fixed price, per square metre or depending on demands, requires planning things in advance. By way of example, an “advice only” fixed price can cost about 150 Euros excluding VAT, for a property of less than 100 square metres. If the advice is implemented this price increases by about 100 Euros. Olivier Standaert

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Diary 18 Cultural Shopping

A Table !

Balance de ménage Brabantia. 27.95€. Sur Neckerman. Infos : www.neck.be

g Et si on restait bien au chaud à la maison ? Et si on en profitait pour cuisiner ? En route pour un petit tour d’horizon des cuisines les plus branchées de Bruxelles et au passage, un shopping des derniers accessoires et ustensiles à adopter pour une cuisine tout en couleur. Enjoy ! Par Valérie Pétillon Infuseur de thé

Couverts roses

My Table. 11€. Inno 73-75 rue de l’Aqueduc 1050 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 537 87 37

Home autour du monde. Prix non communiqué. 70, Rue de Namur 1000 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 503 55 92

Canevas créations

Essuie

Vaisselle Jonas Waggel Home autour du monde. De 29€ à 78€. 70, Rue de Namur 1000 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 503 55 92

Habitat. Prix non communiqué. Woluwe Shopping. 198, Center Rue Saint Lambert 1200 Bruxelles. Infos: www.habitat.be

Home autour du monde. De 90€ à 150€. 70, Rue de Namur 1000 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 503 55 92

Friteuse Air Fryer Philips. 199€. Sur Neckerman. Infos : www.neck.be

Tabouret en métal La Redoute. 99.99€. Infos : www.laredoute.be

Sirop Tasse Moustache My Table. 18.50€. Inno 73-75 rue de l’Aqueduc 1050 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 537 87 37

CONCOURS

My Table. 8€. Inno 73-75 rue de l’Aqueduc 1050 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 537 87 37

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Bavetton The Original est ce petit, euh pardon grand bavoir que vous avez déjà certainement du voir un jour. Crée par une jeune Bruxelloise, le Brussels Tribune a eu envie d’en savoir un peu plus sur ce bavoir hors du commun. Comment vous est venue l’idée de ce bavoir extraordinaire ? L’idée de ce bavoir géant et extraordinaire m’a été inspirée de ma fille, tout simplement ! Elle avait beau manger proprement, il y avait toujours des colonies de petits pois et autres grains de riz partout sur les vêtements, la table, le sol… Comment utilise-t-on le Bavetton ? Bavetton The Original ™ est très simple à

utiliser: c’est un bavoir-nappe géant en toile cirée qui se déploie sur la table et qui, à l’aide de deux boutons-pression latéraux, forme une petite « poche » dans laquelle vient se récolter toute la nourriture qui tombe entre l’enfant et l’assiette. Vous le nettoyez ensuite avec un rapide coup d’éponge, et les jeux sont faits !

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De quelle nationalité est la créatrice du Bavetton ?

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Shopping My Table : quand Rose se met à table

Toaster Bodum Bistro. 99€. Chez “Les secrets du chef“. Woluwe Shopping. 200, Center Rue Saint Lambert 1200 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 762 03 05

Présentoir à gâteaux Habitat. 15€. Woluwe Shopping. 198, Center Rue Saint Lambert 1200 Bruxelles. Infos: www.habitat.be

En face de la boutique « Rose », place de la Trinité, un magasin a ouvert ses portes. Coloré, gai, original, c’est un bonheur pour toutes celles qui ne peuvent résister aux plaisirs de la table et aux gourmandises... Elodie Gleis qui a lancé My Table nous en dit plus.

Quand et comment l’idée de créer «  My Table » vous est-elle venue et pourquoi avoir ouvert dans le quartier du Châtelain ? L’idée de cette boutique est dans ma tête depuis très longtemps. La boutique « Rose » a plus de huit ans maintenant et j’avais envie depuis des années d’élargir mon assortiment sans avoir la place pour le faire. Quand la boutique juste en face s’est libérée, je n’ai pas réfléchi longtemps et j’ai foncé.

Essuie H&M. A partir de 3.99€. H&M Home. www.hm.com

Quelle est le principe ?

Tabouret malte Ikéa. A partir de 19,95€. Ikéa 1432, Chaussée de Mons 1070 Bruxelles. Infos: www.ikea.com

Robot Magimix. A partir de 500€. Chez “Les secrets du chef“. Woluwe Shopping. 200, Center Rue Saint Lambert 1200 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 762 03 05

My Table est en quelque sorte le prolongement de « Rose » dans le domaine d’art de la table et du gift food. My Table, c’est Rose que se met à table.... On a gardé l’idée d’une mise en place par couleur ou par gamme de couleur. Même si on est dans un style de décoration tout à fait différente, ici aussi le décor tout en bois a été choisi pour sa simplicité, afin de laisser toute la place aux objets. Il a aussi été choisi pour son côté chaleureux et cosy. Nous proposons aussi bien des petits objets originaux, mais toujours utiles, que des articles de marques plus classiques. Nous avons par exemple toute une gamme de vaisselle de couleur, Kahla, une marque allemande. Nous l’avons choisie pour sa qualité et son sérieux. L’idée est de pouvoir par exemple s’acheter quatre assiettes rouges et de savoir que si dans six mois ou un an on veut compléter avec des tasses ou des bols, ce sera toujours possible. C’est malheureusement peu souvent le cas dans des plus grandes chaînes où les collections n’ont pas vraiment de pérennité.

Presse citron Habitat. Prix non communiqué. Woluwe Shopping. 198, Center Rue Saint Lambert 1200 Bruxelles. Infos: www.habitat.be

Vous proposez aussi une gamme « gift food »

Couverts Habitat. A partir de 15€. Woluwe Shopping. 198, Center Rue Saint Lambert 1200 Bruxelles. Infos: www.habitat.be

Marque verres Party Poeple Vacuvin. A partir de 500€. Chez “Les secrets du chef“. Woluwe Shopping. 200, Center Rue Saint Lambert 1200 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 762 03 05

Effectivement, nous porposons une gamme de ce que les Anglais appellent le gift food, c’est-à-dire des articles d’épicerie fine, bonbons, biscuits, épices, etc. de qualité et conditionnés dans des packagings très attractifs. Une belle alternative à un bouquet de fleurs par exemple pour aller à un dîner. Nous offrons également la possibilité à nos clients de réaliser des paniers gourmands. Ce sont de très jolis paniers en osier avec sangles de cuir. Le client choisit une des trois tailles, il choisit ensuite les articles qui lui plaisent et nous emballons le tout pour lui.

Quelle est votre gamme de prix ? Elle est très large, de 2 à 150 euros environ.

Avez-vous d’autres projets en cours ? My Table n’a que deux mois. Des idées, j’en ai d’autres mais je vais quand même savourer le plaisir de m’occuper de ce nouveau bébé (sans délaisser le premier, « Rose ») avant de penser à en faire un autre....

Tasse Lettre My Table. 15€. Inno 73-75 rue de l’Aqueduc 1050 Bruxelles. Infos: 02 537 87 37

Mixeur Beston. 24.95€. Sur Neckerman. Infos : www.neck.be

U My Table , rue de l’aqueduc 73-75 - 1050 Bruxelles. Tél : 02 537 87 37. Ouvert du mardi au vendredi de 11h à 18h30 et le samedi de 10h30 à 18h30. La page facebook est très active et alimentée presque tous les jours avec des nouveautés) : https://www.facebook.com/pages/MY-Table

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New York, New York g A restaurant taken from the other side of the Atlantic, you can’t say no

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UPrice € 1.50 per 30 gram bar. Available from Rob, at the Grande Epicerie (Fort Jaco) and at the Belgique Gourmande (Galerie de la Reine).

“Quite naturally” Largely unknown, biodynamic wines are often the subject of numerous prejudices. A small guide intends to help the novice by suggesting a selection of bottles coming from 102 estates tasted by a group of connoisseurs such as Ronan Datin, wine waiter at Sa.Qua.Na, or Daniel Salzet, head wine waiter for the Lucien Barrière Group. All this to discover an approach which is not only a cultural fashion but also a vision of the world, a philosophy.

UApproximately 20 Euros, Guide des vins en biodynamie (Guide to biodynamic wines) Evelyne Malnic, Féret publications.

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Everyone knows that chocolate chases away the dreariness of weather and spirit. Chocolate maker Dolpin has fully understood this and decided to have us take a beautiful journey. Baptised “Art of Blending”, the concept brings together the best chocolates and quality ingredients collected all over the world. Dolpin puts eight bars together in a travel diary which recounts the origin of their flavours: red pepper from Brazil, lemon and ginger from Sri Lanka, bitter oranges from Spain… vintage imagery for each cover represents the totem animal for each region of origin and patterns found in local craft.

If you read this column regularly, you must know our taste for hidden places, ones where you would almost forget to stop as the frontage does not offer much in its favour. Well yes, we suppose that’s how it is, increasingly trendy “tiny lives” rather than “inspiring stories of famous men”. Without doubt it would be nice to imagine a few peasant roots lead astray there… … On a more mundane level, it must be said that we all have tram driver’s blood in us – driver of the no. 44 to be exact. Never give it up. Don’t stop this appetite for bistro cuisine and cold beer don’t stop us from cheering when a place spreads its wings while restoring Brussels’ image. This is what the Bowery has done, a restaurant on the third floor of the Premium Store Brussels – a huge store dedicated to fashion and design belonging to Luxembourg’s Smets group. The place really stunned us. A beautiful surprise from the point of view of setting as well as seating. Let us tell you about it …

wandering around the four corners of the room when the wine waiter takes over. This is no less appealing. Anything but pedantic, he suggests an Australian wine The Stump Jump (€ 35), which avoids the clichés of “new world” due to the presence of Riesling. The evening promises to be a good one. All the more so as the man withdraws in order to hand over to Benjamin Laborie’s cuisine which totally bowled us over. Right from the entrée, with a Velouté Dubbary, scents of undergrowth, frothy ham and crispy bread cooked with mushrooms (€ 18). This composition with truffle flavours tastes just like velvet. After that we fall in love with the breast of pork, garnished with soya and soft spices, crunchy skin, with inseason vegetables, slightly liquorice seasoning (€ 22). A real flavour bomb with merged outlines. All that is left is to succumb to the caramel log (€ 12) and dream of the next trip to the city that never sleeps. Wazabi

Big is beautiful

UBowery, chaussée de Louvain, 650-652 - 1030 Schaerbeek. Open 12 noon to 2.00 pm and from 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm, closed on Saturday and Sunday. Tel.: 02 325 12 90. from Tuesday to Saturday. Tel. : 02 344 42 32. www.chezmaxrestaurant.be

It all starts with a hallucination. As soon as you come out of the lift leading to the Bowery, you are caught by the decorations which are– as indicated by the name used which alludes to the famous shopping boulevard running parallel to Broadway – clearly taken from New York. The setting’s lucidity evokes an address like The Modern, the Mo Ma restaurant signed off by the Bentel & Bentel firm of architects. The Bowery is presented under the lines of a vast volume on two levels that intelligently and stylishly structures the intersecting boards of light oak. The effect is somewhat Scandinavian, even Japanese. Still under the place’s charm, your eyes are

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Second-hand shops and discounts Où acheter vintage et seconde-main ?

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g Are you looking for a designer outfit, furs or a Chanel suit? We have chosen some addresses for you. Because vintage doesn’t always mean cheap, we‘ve hunted down the best deals you can find in the capital’s secondhand shops. If you cannot wait for the sales you can still enjoy a discount of up to 50% even on the big/ designer labels / Afin de trouver LE vêtement de créateur, LA fourrure ou LE tailleur Chanel, voici quelques adresses. Parce que Vintage n’est pas toujours synonyme de « pas cher » nous avons cherché parmi les meilleurs bons plans dans les solderies de la capitale. Si vous n’avez pas la patience d’attendre les soldes, vous pouvez bénéficier de remise jusqu’à 50%, même sur les grandes marques :

Les Enfants d’Edouard U Av. Louise, 175-177 - 1050 Bruxelles T 02 640 42 45 - www.lesenfantsdedouard.net Les Enfants d’Edouard are the pioneers, nearly 40 years ago, of the concept of second-hand clothes’ shops specialised in luxury brands and vintage clothes. The shop is located in a stunning mansion. There is a stock of over 2,000 clothes, handbags, jewellery, shoes and furs. Boutique online too. / Les Enfants d’Edouard sont les pionniers, il y a presque 40 ans, du concept de «Dépôt-vente de Luxe» dans le domaine du vintage. La maison est située dans un somptueux hôtel de maître. On y trouve plus de 2.000 vêtements, sacs, bijoux, chaussures et fourrures. Egalement une boutique en ligne.

Très Confidentiel U 60, Rue Armand Campenhout -1050 Bruxelles (Châtelain) www.tresconfidentiel.be T 0475 36 28 24

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U Maasmechelen Village - Zetellaan, 100 3630 Maasmechelen - T 0800 40 236 www.maasmechelenvillage.com

U Rue du Midi, 40 – 1000 Bruxelles Unpretentious and inexpensive second-hand clothes. / Le vrai magasin de seconde main, pas cher et sympa.

Luxury outlet shopping village. You’ll find all brands for women, men, children, home and lifestyle, accessories, shoes, lingerie, beauty products and food & drink. Luxueux outlet shopping. Vous y trouverez toutes les marques pour hommes, femmes, enfants en plus de chaussures et accessoires, lingerie, art de vivre et restaurants.

Une seconde vie pour les vêtements, accessoires, sacs, chaussures. On peut découvrir leurs articles en dépôt sur Facebook. / A second life for clothes, accessories, bags, shoes. You can discover their articles on deposit on Facebook.

Ramon & Valy Vintage Shop U Rue des Teinturiers, 19 – 1000 Bruxelles T 02 511 05 10 Established for the past 17 years, the bosses, real enthusiasts of antique hunting, put on sale beautiful clothes (starting from the beginning of the century until today with some creations by Belgian designers). You can always be sure to have the best advice. / Installés depuis 17 ans, Ramon et Valy sont de vrais enthousiastes de la chine et présentent des magnifiques pièces (du début du siècle à aujourd’hui avec quelques créations de designers belges). On bénéficie toujours de conseils avisés.

Retro Paradise U Rue Américaine, 105 - 1050 Bruxelles T 02 537 30 26 Shop of the charitable association « Les Petits Riens » that provides food and lodging for homeless people. Fashion designers host a very trendy annual show with the recycled clothes. / Boutique de l’association « Les Petits Riens » qui fournit travail et logement à des personnes en difficulté. Des designers de la mode organisent chaque année un défilé très trendy avec les vêtements recyclés.

Look 50 U Rue de la Paix, 10 - 1050 Bruxelles T 02 512 24 18 Specialised in vintage designer clothes and accessories from the early 50s ‘til today. The handpicked pieces are carefully chosen to reflect contemporary fashion trends. For men and women. / Spécialisé dans les années 50 à nos jours, les articles choisis minutieusement reflètent les tendances actuelles. Pour hommes et femmes.

Anne-Sophie U Rue d’Argile, 27 – 1950 Kraainem. T 02 767 28 50 - www.anne-sophie.be An excellent address. The pieces are all of high quality, and the accessories very pretty ! Also you’ll find last season’s collections of designer

For more Brussels suggestions and tips join us on www.facebook.com/expatsinbrussels or visit www.expatsinbrussels.be / Pour plus de trucs et astuces rejoignez-nous sur Facebook via www.facebook. com/expatsinbrussels ou visiter le site www.expatsinbrussels.be


Expats in Brussels 23 Second-hand furniture shops Les Petits Riens

U rue Américaine, 101-105 1050 Bruxelles - T 02 537 30 26 www.lespetitsriens.be

Troc

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U Chaussée de Louvain, 992 1140 Evere ) T 02 726 63 36 U Avenue Hansen Soulie, 46-48 1040 Bruxelles - T 02 732 34 56 U Rue de Lusambo, 9 1190 Forest - T 02 376 34 85 www.troc.com

Vintage Furniture shop Benoit de Moffarts clothes and accessories. / Les habits sont de bonne qualité et les accessoires de bon goût. Vous y trouverez également des collections et des accessoires de l’année précédente. Une très bonne adresse !

Dod (men, women, children / Hommes, femmes, enfants) U Chaussée de Louvain, 16 - 1210 Bruxelles T 02 218 04 54 U Rue du Bailli, 89 - 1050 Bruxelles . T 02 538 02 47 (91) - 02 640 64 83 U Av. Louise, 228 - 1050 Bruxelles T 02 647 91 52 Last year’s or last season’s collections sold in bulk at 50% off. / Collection de l’année passée ou de la saison précédente vendues en vrac à 50 %.

Fripes kot U Avenue Jean Volders, 49 - 1060 Bruxelles T 02 539 08 90 How not to succumb immediately to the charm of this small shop? It looks like a little child’s dream, mixing old records stuck on walls with clothes and some old and amusing objects. This place exudes good humour and the joy of living! / Comment ne pas succomber instantanément au charme absolu de ce petit magasin ? Ce nouveau magasin ressemble un peu à un rêve d’enfant, mêlant les vieux disques collés aux murs avec les fringues et quelques objets parfois anciens mais surtout amusants. Cet endroit respire la bonne humeur et la joie de vivre !

Rue des Chartreux

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Rue des Chartreux is the place to go if you’re a fan of vintage clothes. Because a lot of them are concentrated there we suggest you have a walk around and let yourself be guided by your feelings. / Rue des Chartreux est la rue de Bruxelles où se concentrent plusieurs magasins vintage super sympa. Si vous en êtes fan, allez y faire un

tour et laissez-vous guider par votre feeling.

U Parmi elles : la jolie et so smart boutique «Gabriele Vintage », Rue des Chartreux, 27 1000 Bruxelles. Tél. : 02 512 67 43. www.gabrielevintage.com. Ouvert le lundi et mardi de 13h à 18h30; du mercredi au samedi de 11h à 18h30 (jeudi jusque 20h). Si vous possédez des vêtements anciens (avant les années 80 ), susceptibles d’intéresser la boutique Gabriele Vintage, vous pouvez téléphoner durant les heures d’ouverture afin de prendre un rendez-vous.

U Chaussée d’Alsemberg, 344 1190 Bruxelles – T 02 331 52 27

Unique in Brussels / Unique à Bruxelles : The Vintage Hotel U Rue Dejoncker 45 1060 Bruxelles T 02 533 99 80 www.vintagehotel.be


Belgian quality

FJA-OEYEN DOWN DUVETS: top Belgian quality For four generations now, the Oeyen family in Mol has been expanding the frontiers of sleeping comfort. They produce down duvets of absolutely top Belgian quality in their own workshop. These down duvets come in a range of qualities and price classes. Whether you opt for full down (on which you receive a lifetime warranty) or for a mixture of duvet and feathers, one thing is certain: at Fja-Oeyen, only honest, pure material is used as filling. The down is encased in a down-impermeable, feather-light percale that is

carefully stitched in channels. Each channel is then filled with an equal quantity of down, creating a delightfully thick yet airy duvet that breathes while retaining your own body temperature.

The perfect bed linen Made-to-measure in house Fja-Oeyen makes down duvets in all desired dimensions, filled as fully or lightly as you choose, and the down can always be recovered for another duvet.

Thorough cleaning At the appropriate time, a down duvet deserves to be given a thorough cleaning, inside and out (depending on use and general maintenance, every 5 to 10 years). Not dry cleaning, but by a specialist - like Fja-Oeyen. The down is

Mol: Asstraat 2 Antwerp: Orgelstraat 5 T. 014-31 13 93 – info@fja-oeyen.be

www.fja-oeyen.be

removed from the case and both are washed separately per duvet with soap and water. In this way the down remains fluffy while also being kept dust and pollen-free.

Fja-Oeyen also produces made-tomeasure bed linen. The covers are renowned for their perfect fit, thanks to a zipper and tuck-in flaps. You can choose from hundreds of natural, top-quality fabrics in many colours and patterns. Fja-Oeyen down products are sold exclusively in the showroom in Mol and the pilot store in Antwerp, or at one of the trade fairs in which Fja-Oeyen participates.

For full information, visit our website: www.fja-oeyen.be


Brussels Tribune 1 mars 2012