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Brussels Shopping Tips from a Top Hotel Concierge at the Stanhope

One of my favorite things about staying in a luxe boutique hotel is having access to an in-the-know concierge. No matter how much research I put into my destinations, a great concierge will always tip me off to something unexpected, map out my itinerary for me, and patiently answer all of my questions. After confirming […]

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Chatelain: A Favorite Brussels Shopping Neighborhood

Chatelain: one of Brussels’ Hidden Gems While most tourists to Brussels stick to the shops around the Grand Place, it’s worth seeking out some of the neighborhoods just outside the center to get a slice of local life. I loved the elegant, leafy Chatelain neighborhood, located in the Ixelles district (you can take public transport […]

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Finding the Best Belgian Chocolate in Brussels

Belgian Chocolate, a Classic Souvenir We start our coverage of Brussels souvenirs with the top souvenir that no one can (or should) leave Brussels without– Belgian chocolate. Why is Belgian chocolate so delicious? Chocolate has a long history in Belgium, dating back to the 17th century. Chocolate standards in Belgium are high— all chocolate must […]

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