London diary, day 1
Travel

I’ve always favoured warmer cities like Barcelona or Florence over cold and grey London, but lately I’ve been starting to appreciate the UK capital city more and more. London has been my destination a couple of times last month (see here!) but since I had plenty of work to do, I didn’t have much time to explore.…

Read More
The Parisian balcony

Having a garden in Paris is an unimaginable luxury, and I reckon that having even a little balcony is more of a dream than reality. I don’t have a balcony myself in my Antwerp apartment, and I kind of miss that freedom to get outside for just a moment without actually having to present yourself to the world.…

Read More
A day off in Paris: a diary
Travel

Ah, Paris. A few months ago I’ve mentioned in a Paris blogpost that I’ve always slightly questioned the idyllic, romanticized idea of the city of love. As a tourist I was immediately scared away by the huge amounts of people, and as a model I always ended up at suburbs that weren’t quite Pinterest-worthy. But I’ve learned…

Read More
Our Airbnb house in Merida, Mexico
Travel

During our two-week Mexico trip (read more here!) we stayed at some pretty beautiful places, but the most impressive one was definitely the AirBnb house we booked in Merida, the biggest city of Yucatan. It looked pretty promising on the photos, but we never would have expected it to be 10 times better in real…

Read More
Designing my very own bag with Liebeskind!

This week I started one of my most exciting projects ever. Like, everrrrr. Ever. German leather brand LIEBESKIND invited me to join in their latest blogger design collaboration together with the lovely Núria Val from Spain (frecklesnur), Lizzy van der Ligt from the Netherlands (lizzyvdligt) and Nina Schwichtenberg from Germany (fashiioncarpet)! On Tuesday the 4 of us…

Read More
& Other Stories x TOMS

The word is out! On April 11 & Other Stories launches its co-lab collection with iconic shoe brand TOMS. The collection consists of shoes and ready-to-wear pieces with a very laid back Venice Beach feel, shot by Belgian creative Natalie Joos and shown by supermodel Erin Wasson. What’s really special about this co-lab is that it gives you…

Read More
Isla Holbox: what to do & where to eat
Travel

Time for another round of lusting over how stunning Mexico is. When visiting the peninsula Yucatan, you can’t miss out on visiting one of the beautiful islands around! Instead of heading to the popular Isla Mujeres or Isla Cozumel, we opted for Isla Holbox. Why? Its honeymoon-ish views, less touristy (or crowded) reputation and the…

Read More
Our Airbnb apartment in Tulum

Previously in my practical Mexico blogposts series: our hotel in Cancun, and today I’m showing you where we spent our 4 nights in Tulum! We booked a fantastic apartment trough Airbnb, called Buena Onda. Buena Onda is a private place with 4 beautiful, modern apartments in different sizes and a garden with pool. We booked the “Estrella” apartment, which is…

Read More
5 things to do in Merida
Travel

Oh, Merida. It took us a moment to get used to this city, but in the end we absolutely LOVED it. Merida is the biggest and probably most colourful city in Yucatan, Mexico, and although everything seems super close by on the map, most places are quite a far walk. And as soon as you walk…

Read More
Our stay in Cancun
Travel

For our first night in Mexico, we opted for something we’d normally never do: a luxurious resort. But we figured that after a 15 hour journey, it would be extremely relieving to have someone pick us up at the airport and drive us to a place where we wouldn’t have to think about anything. If…

Read More
5 things to do in Tulum
Travel

Wow, you really seemed to like my first Mexico post! I guess that lurking at sun-drenched holiday pics is a better way of spending your time than looking outside at the rain, right? Now that you know a little bit more about the organization of our voyage, I’d like to take a deeper look on our daily…

Read More
A simple beach look

That horrible cold and rain outside makes me pretty nostalgic to my warm, bare feet beach walks in Mexico… Here’s probably one of my easiest holiday looks ever, but keeping things simple is key when you’re relaxing, right? I wore this oversized shirt to a day trip to Celestún, a small fishing village next to…

Read More
Our Mexico trip, summarized
Travel

Where do I start? The crystal clear sea water, the fish tacos on the street or the Maya ruins? The wild flamingos maybe? Or the bright-coloured houses with mural paintings? How about the cave cenotes and the fishing trips? The golf cart taxis? Maybe the beach bars with white swings or the dolphins we spotted from…

Read More
#Hanging at Coco Tulum
Travel

Or the ultimate Pinterest-worthy hipster spot at Tulum playa. We spent an afternoon lounging in Coco‘s swings, sipping from delicious cocktails and fighting the huge waves of the Caribbean ocean. This place is a real recommendation! I’ll share more hotspots with you once I’m back home from this lovely trip 🙂 In the meantime, follow my…

Read More
#pielauninmexico

Aaaaaand I’m off! The blog won’t be updated as regularly, but you can ofcourse follow my Mexican adventures through Instagram and Instagram stories by using the hashtag #pielauninmexico. Adios!

Read More
#Counting down…

A little throwback to my trip to Saint-Martin because I’m looking forward to the same views in Mexico next week!

Read More
Counting down to Mexico: 30 days!
Travel

In my throwback to 2016 you could read that I booked a holiday to another continent for the first time of my life. “But Pielaun, you’re quite the traveler, no?”, you might think? Yep, in my former modeling days I had to opportunity to travel a lot, so I have visited some countries in Asia and have…

Read More
#Amsterdam must-visit

I just read about the impressive Kanarie Club on Chapter Friday – this huge place is a brand new hotspot where you can work, brunch, chill, dine, drink cocktails and casually take a dip at the poolbar! Definitely a must-visit when in Amsterdam. Hope to go there soon! Read the full article here.    

Read More
A vlog from Amsterdam!

And yes. Although I felt extremely awkward after my first spoken video here, I decided to do another one to end 2016 to see if you’d like more videos in 2017! Last month I was invited for a beauty trip to Amsterdam together with Kruidvat.  My bestie and roomie Robin joined me and we made the…

Read More
Flash trip to Stockholm

As an avid adorer of Monki, Christmas lights and trips to IKEA you’d expect me to travel to Sweden at least once a year to give in to these wonderful guilty pleasures. But alas, my bank account doesn’t allow such splurges on a regular base! I’ve only been to Stockholm once, together with my parents,…

Read More
On the rocks

The ultimate proof that Marbella has an extremely divers landscape to admire. When driving through the mountains, our eyes were caught by a magnificent grey rock formation that would serve as the perfect backdrop for my breezy Summer dress. I’ll leave you with the almost surrealistic results and I hope you’re having a wonderful day! Can…

Read More
At sunset

The one thing you can always rely on when traveling to the South of Europe? Those stunning Mediterranean sunsets. When driving back from our visit to beautiful Ronda near Marbella, Lisa and I witnessed one of these beautiful regularities from the car. You don’t often get these kind of opportunities, so we immediately pulled over to shoot…

Read More
Marbella travel diary
Travel

There it is! The big Marbella travel diary! Two weeks ago TUIfly (probably known to you by their former name, JetairFly) invited me to discover one of their Autumn destinations together with a friend. I was happy to bring along bestie Lisa to this surprise trip for her birthday! With temperatures up to 28° in October and…

Read More
Polienne around the clock 5: Paris!

Since it had been a while: another Polienne Around The Clock in which you can follow my adventures from hour to hour! In this episode, I’m headed to Paris for a real fun event. Read along! 06h50 Although I’m the world’s worst morning person, I still think there’s something charming about getting up really early. While…

Read More