Simply Fabulous Chic Blog - How To Host A Girls' Night In

I love entertaining. Some drinks, a few appetizers or good food, and the company of lovely friends or family. There’s nothing more you need. And I’m that kind of girl who loves dressing up the table, getting all of my decoration out to get the table looking beautifully. Simple, elegant or all the way with lots of colours, I love it all. And as long as the company is feeling comfortable at our home, I’m happy!

Usually we have friends or family coming over for a drink, a nice BBQ or a good cooked meal, but I was thinking… wouldn’t it be great to host a girl’s night in? You know, like the good old days where your girl friends from school came over to sleep at your place and you could stay up late. Giggling, watching cartoons in your pyjama’s, eating crisps in front of the tv as much as you could… This time there are no parents involved but still a lot of giggling. Wouldn’t it be nice to catch up again with your female friends with food and wine? Or even better: cocktails?

Simply Fabulous Chic Blog - Westwing Perfect Hostess Guide

Friends are good for you. They listen to your problems, laugh with you and comfort you. Why not thank them for always being there by throwing a little party at your place? Here are some great ideas and tips on how to host a perfect girl’s night in. Remember, there are no rules, whatever you feel like doing, is fine!

Pick a theme

It could be anything to organise a get together with your besties! You could throw a wine-tasting evening,   a movie night, a creative workshop, or a game night where you can play cards or any other game  (Pictionary is especially funny when you had something to drink…*wink*). Or when you have a large kitchen, you could cook together.

Choose your favourite movies

When doing a movie night with drinks and food, you can check out more film titles (and cool cocktail recipes or menus) in Westwing’s The Perfect Hostess-guide (only in Dutch, sorry to my foreign readers!).

No guys or kids allowed

A very important tip! If your boyfriend or husband wants to stay sane, you’d better get him out of the house. Haha! And the kids too. Imagine if you and your girlfriends wake up the kids with your laughter or noise. Be sure you have the house to yourself! Continue reading

Simply Fabulous Chic Blog - How I Spent My Day On July 21st

As you may or may not know, Tuesday July 21st was our National Holiday here in Belgium! We spent our day at a very special birthday party. My grandmother’s 88th birthday party! Actually her birthday was on July 13th, just one day before the French celebrate theirs, but while my family and me were in the South of France on vacation, she decided to throw a little party on the 21st of July. We enjoyed some appetizers and a good gin & tonic, great food and the company of each other while the kids were playing.

I always thoroughly enjoy these moments with my family. We’re not a big family, but we’re all very close and I love every single person. It really fills my heart with a kind of glow whenever I get to spend some time with them.

Simply Fabulous Chic Blog - A Day Well Spent

That is my granny with her four great-grandchildren. Continue reading

SFC Blog - Colour Monday - Bright and Bold

 oranges / planter / lemons

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you can forgive my unfrequent posting here. There was a reason though, I was on a short break with my family to the South of France, Provence. Together with friends we spent a lovely week in the Luberon region. Filled with laughter, wine and swimming pool time! Absolutely fantastic. A week was too short but all in all was it a very much needed break. I wish I could have stayed longer, there is something about vacations that make you feel inspired. You have the time to reflect, to think about things and to feel pumped up and revived when you return home.

I have the same when I look at colours. They can inspire you, make you look gorgeous and make you feel vivid and alive. Like these bold beauties! What do you think of them? Are you planning to go on a vacay soon? Let’s hear it, so I can dream of future travels… *wink*

Hugs,

Inge x