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How cool is that | April 2018

We bring you each month our coolest places to go, the food we love and experiences we enjoy. We will also share with you news about inspiring artists, designers, and entrepreneurs. Here the list of our 5 April favorites:

Designer Sale Zero10 | Rotterdam 

Whether you want to make a statement with unique vintage clothes or looking for those pair of fabulous designer shoes, the pre-loved collection of Designer Sale Zero10 is one you cannot miss! Located at the Inconceptstore in the centre of Rotterdam (Coolsingel 83) it is the place to go for pre-loved & vintage clothes, shoes, bags, hard-to-find accessories and discounted designer brands.

A must-visit with labels such as Prada, DKNY, Margiela, Chanel, Girbaud, Missoni, Moschino, Puck & Hans, H&M, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries van Noten, COS, ZARA and Gucci. Slip on a pair of Stella McCartney sneakers or accent your ensemble with timeless Marni design jewelry to add a touch of glamour to your outfit. If you are looking for vintage high-end or high-street last season’s treasures, this is a fabulous hotspot. You may not be able to find the perfect designer handbag or dress in stores, but browsing through DSZ10 reveals a wealth of hard-to-find items and collectible clothes you cannot get elsewhere. Pre-owned, from handbags to beach- and sportswear. From fashion throwbacks to the latest trends, DSZ10 offers pre-owned fashion products to suit all tastes and budgets. Prices from € 10 – € 500. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10H – 17:30H. Sunday 12H – 17H.

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Ichibuns restaurant | Londen

Looking for the best authentic East Asian traditions with modern dining experiences in Soho, Chinatown London? Go to Ichibuns – a pun on the Japanese term for ‘number one’! Entering is a little like stumbling into a hallucinogenic Japanese version of Alice in Wonderland. This brand new Japanese-inspired dining concept is born by the founders of Nobu and Ping Pong. Located at 22 Wardour Street, Chinatown London, Ichibuns speciality is Asian-style burgers. Pretty incredible, but enjoy the best luxury fast food at affordable prices in a modern Japanese environment!

Designed by Noriyoshi Muramatsu of Tokyo’s Studio Glitt, Ichibuns confounds on several fronts. The 3,900 sq ft, 130 cover restaurant spread across three floors. Diners will be immersed in an eclectic Tokyo rock-and-roll interior inspired by 50s and 60s Japanese subcultures and the quintessential American diner. Practically every surface, including the ceilings, is festooned with an energetic magpie collection of memorabilia, manga comics, cushion covers made of kimonos, period film posters, old coal stoves repurposed as washroom sinks, and a montage of origami paper magnified as wall panels.

As it turns out, the theatricality is almost a diversion, because in the kitchen, executive chef Brendan Fong executes an equally eclectic spread that takes in burgers of Australian wagyu and British grass-fed beef – paired with sautéed shitake mushrooms, white truffle oil and blue cheese fondue, or encrusted with panko flakes – alongside steaming bowls of ramen with king crab, snow crab maki, and milkshakes spiked with sesame ice-cream, maple syrup and peanut butter. In addition to table service throughout the restaurant, guests can order from a concrete takeaway counter which has been moulded to represent Japanese granite, and on the plant-filled first floor, enjoy views overlooking bustling Chinatown London, one of the West End’s most iconic destinations.

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Pepijn de kapperJeroen de kappert | Rotterdam 

A big congratulations to these two young & passionate hairstylists – both with more than 10 years experience – on their new salon in the centre of vibrant Rotterdam. Just opened, on the first floor at INCONCEPT, Coolsingel 83 with a great minimalistic old school interior design. Looking for a style, a color that works for you, your lifestyle and your hair type? Pepijn and Jeroen are terribly skillful in their profession and do amazing work. With their expert coloring techniques, experience and beautiful O&M products, they give you definitely the look and feel you really want. For bookings, call Pepijn +31 6 14 996337 or Jeroen + 31 6 36 002295 ( Open Wednesday to Saturday from 10H – 17:30 H. Sunday 12H – 17H.

We totally love the chosen haircare products from O&M (Original & Mineral), a line of Australia-born hair color, care and styling products that are safe, effective and beautiful to use. Approved by PETA for their vegan-friendly, high-performing natural ingredients; free from Five formulation – no harmful sulphates, paragons, propylene glycol, MIT or Triclosan. Their mission is to provide the cleanest professional color in the world led them to a progressive new coloring approach, Molecular Blend Technology. In MBT, pre-linked color pigments supported by two nourishing hero complexes give incredible vibrancy, shine, longevity and protection, the O&M C0R.color.

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Size Zero | Rotterdam

If you do not have enough time to exercise each week but love to have your body in shape, go to Size Zero Rotterdam. The professional salon in the centre of Rotterdam offers an ultrasound, lymphatic drainage, muscle training and electrostimulation in one treatment. In comparison to existing methods, the Size Zero Easy Shape Trainer system works with the body’s own vibrations.

So, does it really work? Yes, for sure! Most users experience a loss of 8 to 28 cm right after their first treatment. The Size Zero Easy Shape Trainer system first takes selective, high precision measurements of the local fat and muscle mass, as well as cell and tissue fluids. Based on these values that are actually subject to daily fluctuations, the Size Zero Easy Shape Trainer system establishes a unique program tailored specifically to each body so that everyone receives the most effective treatment possible. This amazing technology is a milestone in body stimulation and guarantees the success you are looking for!

Size Zero guarantees that you will lose weight through a combination of Size Zero treatments and a natural, health diet. Pretty affordable too, as there is an introductory offer for just € 39,00 and if you don’t lose over 4 cm during your introduction treatment you don’t have to pay. So let the magic happens!

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Pablo & Valentina | Lille

This newly opened salon de the is one of the favorite to-go places now at Vieux-Lille, the old city of Lille. The interior is colorful and bright with Scandinavian and Italian elements and brings a very elegant, chic and trendy note.

Perfect for lunch, aperitif or tea break. Named after their grandchildren, Pablo and Valentina, this tearoom is first and foremost a family story. Located in the old APC shop at rue Masurel in Lille, Francis Cordelette, now retired, wants to create a place that offers a moment of happiness to those who go there. With his daughter Christine, a designer at Piks Design, his son Vincent photographer, whose fashion shots can be admired here and his wife Aline, they serve pretty good and daily freshly baked homemade pastries, a selection of products (jams, honey, tea, wines) sorted in a hyper selective and qualitative way. Here you can taste fruit or caramel chocolate pies, orange gingerbread, cabbages, cookies and drink seasonal fruit juices with fresh smoothies. At lunchtime, you can enjoy homemade soup and taste the boards of cold cuts, cheese or salmon.

Apart from the good food, Pablo & Valentina is beautifully located in a crossing place with a great view of the church of La Treille with a private garden at the back.

Take a look at your next visit. You love it. 17, rue Masurel – Lille. Open Tuesday to Saturday from 12H to 20H.

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