Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Farewell Brussels

Wow! I knew it was going to be a little crazy when I got home, so this is no surprise, but I am exhausted. I will update you all on the events of last week and this week, but I wanted to share quickly about my farewell dinner in Brussels.

The day arrived to say farewell to Brussels and good friends. We organized a dinner at my favorite restaurant in Brussels, Belga Queen! I love this place! It used to be a bank but is now renovated and a fabulous restaurant. There is even a club downstairs in the vault!
The food is always fantastic, but this night, it was all about the desserts! I had the most appropriate item on the menu...a Belgian Waffle!
Yeah, it was terrible. ;-)
I have talked a lot about my friend, Julie, quite a bit on this blog who lived up the street from me in Brussels. We did a lot of traveling and hanging out together. We also have a friend, Amirah, who is fabulous!. We realized we never had a picture of the 3 of us together. Close to 2 years of knowing each other, we never all 3 had a group shot!! What were we thinking!!??! So, we made up for it this evening! Amirah is in the middle and Julie is on the right! I LOVE these girls. They truly made my time in Brussels memorable!
I love this shot!
These are 2 of my favorite people. Laurence and JR. Gosh, I will miss them so much!
Love this girl!
Laurence and Vincent! Great couple!
Me and Carrie (JR's wife)
Jr and Vincent
This is my friend and co-worker, Jane. She lives and works in Chicago and happened to be in Brussels for my final night. Jane has been a dear friend for many years, so it was very fitting that she was in town for this special night!
Julie and Laurence...and me!
And, with a final drink of the bubbly....farewell Brussels, I will miss you!


  1. Aww... I can't believe how sentimental I feel about all this, considering I was never there or really a part of it! But you took us on so many adventures, i feel like I'm saying goodbye to it too!!!

  2. Anonymous1:52 PM

    Oh my goodness...now Tip, you know that I'm a homebody and have been kinda excited about you being on this side of the pond snuggled in your brand new home with Maxie at your side...but these pictures made me feel a little sentimental, like Gitz.
    I have loved all the traveling (through you)... love and a little sniff from me~