COAT: STEFFEN SCHRAUT - HERE
SWEATER: STEFFEN SCHRAUT - HERE, HERE
BLOUSE: JOSEPH -SIMILAR HERE
JEANS: J CREW - SIMILAR HERE , HERE
NECKLACE : SASASUM X BLONDWALK - HERE
SHOES : FENDI - HERE
BAG: FENDI - HERE
LOCATION : MANOIR DE LEBIOLES - HERE
CAR: PORSCHE MACAN S - HERE
Good morning my dear ones!
The summer is almost over – I hope you made the most of it and had a great one!
Now, as the fall season is slowly approaching, we decided to spend a couple of days in Spa, Belgium at a lovely little hotel right before the fashion week insanity is about to start in a couple of weeks again.
As Belgium is not really that far away from North-Rhine Westphalia, we decided to take the car for the journey.
Naturally, this was a great opportunity for me to “test drive” my new Porsche Macan S, which I got from the dealership Porsche Zentrum Willich.
What I can certainly say about this prestigious car is that I love the driving comfort, the spacious trunk (which is by the way very convenient for a fashion blogger 😉 ), and last but not least, the horsepower 😉.
As soon as we got to Belgium’s rural area, I was more than appreciative for this luxurious SUV. I even want to say that driving hills up and down was so much fun with the Porsche Macan S.
And what more could a fashion-savvy woman ask for, than a classy and stylish ride to drive up with?
The first impression I had when we drove down the narrow road towards the property, which you access by driving through a little archway, is simply one of those “aww-moments”. An incredibly beautiful place to indulge yourself.
The by Mrs. Lüssem privately owned hotel, Manoir de Lébioles, is not only a feast for the eye, but also a true oasis of well-being.
Built between 1905 and 1910 by Georg Neyt (who was supposedly a misbegotten child of King Leopold I), the manor was extensively renovated until it opened in 2006 as “the small Versailles of the Ardennes” to welcome its guests.
The extraordinary attention to details along with the great service and comfort ranks this amazing retreat on the top 10 list of Belgium’s best hotels and it is even the best one in the Wallonia region.
Manoir de Lébioles offers 16 rooms and suits of which every single one was designed individually in order to exhibit its own character and flair. My personal highlight was the beautifully designed bathroom in my suite, which had a wonderful freestanding bathtub. This was the perfect spot for me to find some quiet and relaxation.
Furthermore, the manor offers an amazing spa and wellness area where guests can receive highly professional treatments.
The idyllic scenery around the property immediately radiates a sense of tranquility. Nestling majestically between the woods of the Ardennes, Manoir de Lébiloes welcomed us with pristine nature, discreet luxury, a private atmosphere and an incredibly attentive staff with first class service.
This beautiful, high-class accommodation is perfect for nature lovers and hikers and naturally also for foodies 😊.
However, the closer surrounding does also offer entertaining sites, for instance, the Formula One race track is only 17 km away, downtown of Spa there is a Casino (supposedly the first one that opened in Europe) and the Coo waterfalls are only 7 km away.
Of course, I do not want to withhold my gorgeous first look, which I wore at my arrival at Manoir de Lébioles. I guess you could say that I adjusted my casual-chic outfit to the wonderful manor.
I was wearing dark blue jeans by J Crew in combination with an oversized, stripped blouse by Joseph.
In order to add a little layering to my style, I wore an amazing grey and blue patterned, knit sweater with vents on the sides by Steffen Schraut over the cute blouse.
However, my highlight piece of this look is certainly this wonderful as well as colorful coat by Steffen Schraut.
By the way, checked coats are indispensable this upcoming fall and winter season 😁 and I am more than certain that I will come across one or the other incredible piece during the upcoming fashion weeks in Milan and Paris.
Furthermore, I can assure you that this particular coat by Steffen Schraut will accompany me for more than just one season.
I have styled the matching footwear and purse in terms of color to my look. My beloved Fendi ankle sock boots together with the “Runaway” bag harmonized perfectly with the rest of my outfit.
And even though I purchased these two stunning pieces of fashion last year, they are still part of Fendi’s current collection, which makes them a great investment 😉.
I hope you enjoyed reading today’s blog post and that I was able to inspire you with my look. Furthermore, I would like to extend a large thank you to the entire Manoir de Lébioles staff for the amazing hospitality as well as the highly attentive service!
Until next time… on Blonwalk.com 😉.