My two great loves in life – Texas and travel. This website comes from a love of all things Southern – food, decorating, and hosting, with a few entertaining travel stories in between. So with that – I am not a trained chef. I’m not a professional interior decorator. I’m not an events coordinator. I’m just like you, dear reader. I come from a line of feminine and strong women. I don’t claim to have the perfect measurements or the most glorious photos (although, I’ll try to remove that wine glass from the background of any dinner-prep photo). I’m just making a go at it in whatever country I find myself waking up in – cooking, decorating, and exploring. I’ve been through a few things and still stumble and fall, but I’ve learned to walk in those heels and bring an umbrella for rain. Everyday, I’m just doing my best to mesh the old and the new and have a few friends over for brunch and dinner to celebrate. Besides, you can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.
Steel Magnolia: a southern woman who has weathered tragedy and heartache while retaining pride, dignity, and a love of life; often used to describe an experienced woman who has taken it upon herself to teach others the Southern way of life.
Feel free to contact me at: BelleinBelgium@gmail.com
Note: You can still find stories of my previous adventures in the Netherlands at Courageous or Crazy