Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ideas for Sunday brunch

You went out all night on Saturday ? You have no idea for what to do on Sunday which has started with a lie-in? You can’t find any activity to gather all of your friends ? Stop thinking, Ze Agency gives you the key for the best brunches to have a relax and friendly moment!

Where brunch comes from?

Mixed between the classical « breakfast » everyone loves and the necessary « lunch », the « brunch » has been invented by our Anglo-Saxon friends. It means a meal you can take from 11am to 4pm which combines drinks, beverages and food usually eaten for the breakfast with lunch food. This salty-sweet mix is different from a restaurant to another: patries, toasts, burgers, coleslaw and even sometime sausages, scrambled eggs, bacon, brunch is copious. The unlimited brunch buffet is common and suitable for gourmands or choosey persons. Actually it can include almost any other type of food served throughout the day. The meals are not always gourmet, that’s why we has selected for you the good addresses.

Our suggestions for a nice brunch

Family and friendly or jazzy and cozy, you can choose the style and atmopshere you prefer. We choose L’Orangerie du Parc d’Egmont in Brussels for a calm and trendy brunch on outdoor. If you rather like studious week end, come to see the original concept of Cook & Book which is a library and restaurant and especially proposes unlimited buffet! If you are an artist, you could appreciate the MIM. Located at 6th level of New Art buiding, you could see the roofs of Brussels and enjoy the unlimited buffet and a champagne cup. For the Friday’s merrymakers, the Delecta proposes a brunch on Saturday. In Liege, there are a few to propose a brunch. The Pain Quotidien is currently the only café to make it every Sunday. It took more than a century to bring the brunch concept from England, so don’t waste a minute to taste it!

Practical Information

L’Orangerie du Parc d’Egmont

Rue aux Laines, 1000 Brussels / +32 2 513 99 48
Price : 25€ (12€ for children)

Cook & Book

1, Place du Temps Libre, 1200 St-Lambrechts-Woluwe / +32 2 761 26 00
Price : around 20€

MIM

2, Rue Montagne de la Cour, 1000 Brussels / +32 2 502 95 08
Price: 25 euros
From 10am to 1pm

Delecta

2, Rue Lannoy 1050 Ixelles / +32 2 644 19 49
From 11am to 4pm on Satudrays and Sundays

Here is a link to an interesting selection of brunches in Brussels MyBestAddressBook

Furnished flat needed in Brussels or Liege?

Sunny days come fast. You will have to host soon your family or friends and your apartment is too tiny? Your house is under construction and you don’t want to sleep for weeks at the hostel? We suggest our solution of flat hotels which are located in different areas of Liege and Brussels.

More flat hotels Ze Agency


Ideas for Sunday brunch

You went out all night on Saturday ? You have no idea for what to do on Sunday which has started with a lie-in? You can’t find any activity to gather all of your friends ? Stop thinking, Ze Agency gives you the key for the best brunches to have a relax and friendly moment!

Where brunch comes from?

Mixed between the classical « breakfast » everyone loves and the necessary « lunch », the « brunch » has been invented by our Anglo-Saxon friends. It means a meal you can take from 11am to 4pm which combines drinks, beverages and food usually eaten for the breakfast with lunch food. This salty-sweet mix is different from a restaurant to another: patries, toasts, burgers, coleslaw and even sometime sausages, scrambled eggs, bacon, brunch is copious. The unlimited brunch buffet is common and suitable for gourmands or choosey persons. Actually it can include almost any other type of food served throughout the day. The meals are not always gourmet, that’s why we has selected for you the good addresses.

Our suggestions for a nice brunch

Family and friendly or jazzy and cozy, you can choose the style and atmopshere you prefer. We choose L’Orangerie du Parc d’Egmont in Brussels for a calm and trendy brunch on outdoor. If you rather like studious week end, come to see the original concept of Cook & Book which is a library and restaurant and especially proposes unlimited buffet! If you are an artist, you could appreciate the MIM. Located at 6th level of New Art buiding, you could see the roofs of Brussels and enjoy the unlimited buffet and a champagne cup. For the Friday’s merrymakers, the Delecta proposes a brunch on Saturday. In Liege, there are a few to propose a brunch. The Pain Quotidien is currently the only café to make it every Sunday. It took more than a century to bring the brunch concept from England, so don’t waste a minute to taste it!

Practical Information

L’Orangerie du Parc d’Egmont

Rue aux Laines, 1000 Brussels / +32 2 513 99 48
Price : 25€ (12€ for children)

Cook & Book

1, Place du Temps Libre, 1200 St-Lambrechts-Woluwe / +32 2 761 26 00
Price : around 20€

MIM

2, Rue Montagne de la Cour, 1000 Brussels / +32 2 502 95 08
Price: 25 euros
From 10am to 1pm

Delecta

2, Rue Lannoy 1050 Ixelles / +32 2 644 19 49
From 11am to 4pm on Satudrays and Sundays

Here is a link to an interesting selection of brunches in Brussels MyBestAddressBook

Furnished flat needed in Brussels or Liege?

Sunny days come fast. You will have to host soon your family or friends and your apartment is too tiny? Your house is under construction and you don’t want to sleep for weeks at the hostel? We suggest our solution of flat hotels which are located in different areas of Liege and Brussels.

More flat hotels Ze Agency


Ideas for Sunday brunch

You went out all night on Saturday ? You have no idea for what to do on Sunday which has started with a lie-in? You can’t find any activity to gather all of your friends ? Stop thinking, Ze Agency gives you the key for the best brunches to have a relax and friendly moment!

Where brunch comes from?

Mixed between the classical « breakfast » everyone loves and the necessary « lunch », the « brunch » has been invented by our Anglo-Saxon friends. It means a meal you can take from 11am to 4pm which combines drinks, beverages and food usually eaten for the breakfast with lunch food. This salty-sweet mix is different from a restaurant to another: patries, toasts, burgers, coleslaw and even sometime sausages, scrambled eggs, bacon, brunch is copious. The unlimited brunch buffet is common and suitable for gourmands or choosey persons. Actually it can include almost any other type of food served throughout the day. The meals are not always gourmet, that’s why we has selected for you the good addresses.

Our suggestions for a nice brunch

Family and friendly or jazzy and cozy, you can choose the style and atmopshere you prefer. We choose L’Orangerie du Parc d’Egmont in Brussels for a calm and trendy brunch on outdoor. If you rather like studious week end, come to see the original concept of Cook & Book which is a library and restaurant and especially proposes unlimited buffet! If you are an artist, you could appreciate the MIM. Located at 6th level of New Art buiding, you could see the roofs of Brussels and enjoy the unlimited buffet and a champagne cup. For the Friday’s merrymakers, the Delecta proposes a brunch on Saturday. In Liege, there are a few to propose a brunch. The Pain Quotidien is currently the only café to make it every Sunday. It took more than a century to bring the brunch concept from England, so don’t waste a minute to taste it!

Practical Information

L’Orangerie du Parc d’Egmont

Rue aux Laines, 1000 Brussels / +32 2 513 99 48
Price : 25€ (12€ for children)

Cook & Book

1, Place du Temps Libre, 1200 St-Lambrechts-Woluwe / +32 2 761 26 00
Price : around 20€

MIM

2, Rue Montagne de la Cour, 1000 Brussels / +32 2 502 95 08
Price: 25 euros
From 10am to 1pm

Delecta

2, Rue Lannoy 1050 Ixelles / +32 2 644 19 49
From 11am to 4pm on Satudrays and Sundays

Here is a link to an interesting selection of brunches in Brussels MyBestAddressBook

Furnished flat needed in Brussels or Liege?

Sunny days come fast. You will have to host soon your family or friends and your apartment is too tiny? Your house is under construction and you don’t want to sleep for weeks at the hostel? We suggest our solution of flat hotels which are located in different areas of Liege and Brussels.

More flat hotels Ze Agency

 


“LIEGE AT THE GARDEN ” ,16th Plants exchange

You don’t know what to do with radishes, zucchinis or others you have too many, why not exchange against cabbage transplants, seeds of green beans or lettuce, at the Botanical Garden of Liege on the 1th of May? at the Botanical Garden of Liege on the 1th of May??

The exchange of plants is the ideal place for bartering plants and seeds (wild, vegetables, medicinal, aromatic, water …) and collects some good tips for gardening. This is a great opportunity to enrich their garden without breaking the bank!»

You are an amateur gardener, you do not know how to use a hoe, and you’ve never heard of “Ice Saints,” you don’t know in which season we harvest asparagus? Do not worry, the hosts will be there to explain everything to you and provide piece of advices to decorate your balcony for a pittance.

Want to learn more and more, visit the beautiful Botanical Garden’s greenhouses and see the demonstration of composting.

There will also be various associations for nature conservation.

You will also have the opportunity to participate at the conference of Jean-Sébastien Rousseau-Piot at 10.30 am in the room CRIE of Liege with the theme: “Home vegetation for birds in the garden.”

And before leaving, do not forget to take a walk by the bookstore to buy the handy little book that will follow you throughout your live as a gardener.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

HOURS:

  • Sunday, May 1, 2011
  • 10 am to 6pm

LOCATION:

  • Botanical Garden
  • rue Fusch 3, 4000 Liege. .

FEES:

Free for all!

WANT AN APARTMENT IN LIEGE? ?

You just stay in Liege with your family? Our Ze agency apartments in Liege are waiting for you!Ze agency à Liège n’attendent plus que vous!

Here is a selection of short term rental apartments in Liege:


The team ZA is moving!

The perpetual motion is us

We welcomed , a fews days ago, a new intern, Myriam.

The team growing enables us to move in new offices. We have the pleasure to tell you that now we have bigger offices than before, closer of historic center and near from Saint Paul Cathedrale.

“We do not use the whole office’s area, we have a few tens of square meters which are useless, but I expect it to be full very soon, I can tell you that thanks the emerging trend on the horizon” Ze Agency Funder told, Jennifer Troisfontaine.

This move did not disturb you?

“I can say we are always in sort of trend of evolution and improvement, and the staff thought moving is necessary, they needed to have they own space, bigger offices.”

How is the communication between you and ZE TEAM since the move?

“We are in an open-space (except me), I believe that a few word between a call, an e-mail or a booking is necessary for us.

I often go outside the office for rendezvous or meetings, but I am reachable by Ze Team. Even if I am in my office, they can always come, meet me, talk to me by e-mail, face to face or by chat online, and eventually when we lunch together.

We will see some pictures of us of our lunch or evening, you know after work, we have a life! I can tell for all of us, we are lucky to be in this team, we appreciate each other.”


Myriam Welcome !

We welcome a newcomer : Myriam !


For fews days, Ze Agency customers and owners have the pleasure to hear a new fresh voice on the phone. Indeed, we have welcomed a new face : after getting her baccalauréat specialized in economic fields in Perpignan, Myriam has followed her studies in Toulouse starting a Bachelor in e-business / e-management. She’s 20-year old, and she has already a great background : she had the opportunity to work as sales assistant for one of the trendy shops Comptoir des Cotonniers, the she had a mission of SEO (Search engine optimization) in a parisian start-up. Myriam also animated an online carsharing community within the framework of a student projet.

She was not afraid to come again to the North since she will integrate our team to manage our business in Belgium for 5 months ! Her general mission will be to imporve and optimize our website refencing and e-reputation besides the booking management. Why have you chosen especially Ze Agency Myriam ? « The mission I got has will contribute to my career project, I would like to manage the SEO of such website! The business is exclusively online, it has made me think about my long-term projects. I plan to start my own web agency and this experience will help me to get assets for my future.”

Myrian enjoys travelling, likes taekwondo, loves photography and she’s fond of ICT (Information and communication technologies) ! She’s ready to bring to ZE team cheerfulness and innovative ideas.

What are her favorite apartments?

Zen Brussels: “this loft looks fresh, I would like to exchange it against my student kot ! Decoration is uncluttered I love this asmosphere !”

Academie: Liege Center: “the room I prefer is the kitchen”

Myriam Welcome !


Brussels The Cinema’s festivals

Are you an amateur of cinema, short and long movies? Impatient to discover news talents ou news characters?

Don’t you know BruxellesTournage? Compelling and generous Brussels offer to cinema a rich source of inspiration: its scenery, its culture, the reputation of its professionals attract all the cameras around the world. Each of short and long films, documentaries, commercials and television movies are there to build an image of our capital well beyond our borders.

Brussels, like the big cities, welcome the professionals of cinema within a central office: BruxellesTournage. Our role? Guide filmmakers, facilitate their efforts and create synergy among all partners, through their art, make our region under spotlight.The Minister in charge of Tourism Brussels which is a division of Brussels International – Tourism & Congress. .

For several years now, Cinema is very present in Brussels. Our capital responds with grace: it accommodates a large number of events and festivals are recognized beyond our borders. Together, they weave the brand of culture in our city.

On the screens of cinemas or in unusual places of the city, their appointments are as numerous as they are surprising. Each episode of their love story is exciting and part of our tradition of hospitality and quality. Today, thanks to that mysterious alchemy, Brussels became the seventh city in a dynamic art, full of promise and promises. Next episode … on your screens..

Dixit: Philippe Close, President of the Brussels International – Tourism & Congress

The program of “Short Film Festival of Brussels”: a national competition and international short movies of famous directors, videos and sessions for young audiences. Many other activities will complement this program: ‘Kino Kabarets’ (free screenings of films made in 48 hours by teams of professionals or amateurs), but also a long’ night court’!

Practical information:

Opening Days:

  • From 04/28/2011 to 05/08/2011

Place :

Cinéma Vendôme / Petit Théâtre mercelis
Pl. Fernand Cocq / Flagey / Boza
City center de Brussels, 1000

Entry price : Free for everyone!

Now, you just have to take some days off and find a place to sleep.

Why don’t you enjoy of ours apartments, temporary rent whitin Brussels?

There are just 4 apartments available left for this period.

Les autres appart-hôtel Ze Agency à Bruxelles.


Brussels The Cinema’s festivals

Are you an amateur of cinema, short and long movies? Impatient to discover news talents ou news characters?

Don’t you know BruxellesTournage? Compelling and generous Brussels offer to cinema a rich source of inspiration: its scenery, its culture, the reputation of its professionals attract all the cameras around the world. Each of short and long films, documentaries, commercials and television movies are there to build an image of our capital well beyond our borders.

Brussels, like the big cities, welcome the professionals of cinema within a central office: BruxellesTournage. Our role? Guide filmmakers, facilitate their efforts and create synergy among all partners, through their art, make our region under spotlight.The Minister in charge of Tourism Brussels which is a division of Brussels International – Tourism & Congress. .

For several years now, Cinema is very present in Brussels. Our capital responds with grace: it accommodates a large number of events and festivals are recognized beyond our borders. Together, they weave the brand of culture in our city.

On the screens of cinemas or in unusual places of the city, their appointments are as numerous as they are surprising. Each episode of their love story is exciting and part of our tradition of hospitality and quality. Today, thanks to that mysterious alchemy, Brussels became the seventh city in a dynamic art, full of promise and promises. Next episode … on your screens..

Dixit: Philippe Close, President of the Brussels International – Tourism & Congress

The program of “Short Film Festival of Brussels”: a national competition and international short movies of famous directors, videos and sessions for young audiences. Many other activities will complement this program: ‘Kino Kabarets’ (free screenings of films made in 48 hours by teams of professionals or amateurs), but also a long’ night court’!

Practical information:

Opening Days:

  • From 04/28/2011 to 05/08/2011

Place :

Cinéma Vendôme / Petit Théâtre mercelis
Pl. Fernand Cocq / Flagey / Boza
City center de Brussels, 1000

Entry price : Free for everyone!

Now, you just have to take some days off and find a place to sleep.

Why don’t you enjoy of ours apartments, temporary rent whitin Brussels?

There are just 4 apartments available left for this period.

Les autres appart-hôtel Ze Agency à Bruxelles.


Les Nuits Botanique

The « Nuits Botanique » litteraly the « Botanic Nights », are The popmusic festival which opens this Spring !

For the 17th edition, the promoters of « Nuits Bota » are almost ready to host the public ! Within less than a month,a raw of the trendiest pop electro concerts will be held there. The audience will have the chance to see on stage the frenchy Yodelice, Asa or the crazy funny Philippe Katherine at a very correct price compared to the artists quality and in a cosy atmosphere. We could not expect better line-up from this institution, Botanique which already offers avant-garde concerts all year long.

An exclusive line-up

The « Nuits Botanique » will open from May 10 to 29 in several rooms of the Botanique, located « rue Royale » or « koningsstraat » near The National Botanic Garden of Belgium (Nationale Plantentuin van België). Almost every evening, there will be a show and the goal is precisely to open up the public to new current talents and future ones. All tastes are considered : the well-known pop music of Cocoon, electronic music of the talented Chapelier Fou, and Miles Kane, the member of the famous band The Arctic Monkeys who progressively pursues his solo career and many other names who honors different styles like indie rock, hip hop, punk electro, songs…

Here is an overview of the confirmed artistes for this 17th edition : BLACK BOX REVELATION – CARIBOU – CASCADEUR – CHAPELIER FOU – COCOON – CONGOTRONICS (DEERHOOFD, GIRLS IN HAWAII, KASAÏ ALLSTARS, KONONO N°1, SKELETONS, WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS) – HOLY GHOST! – INTERGALACTIC LOVERS – JOY – KATERINE – LAURENT GARNIER – LILLY WOOD & THE PRICK – MELANIE LAURENT – MILES KANE – MIRRORS – MONTEVIDEO – NASSER – PAPAS FRITAS STARFUCKER – YOAV – YODELICE

Do not wait for buying your ticket, they are sold like hot cakes ! You will be able to order the ticket online directly on the Botanic website, go to agenda section.

What do we do before the concert? And after ?

After taking a breath at The National Botanic Garden of Belgium, you wil enjoy resting and restauring atCafé Bota. This cosy bar/restaurant team will quickly serve you a simple italian cooking and suggest you to taste its wines within a calm atmosphere. You will appreciate the wifi access offered to the customers. After the concert, the team will welcome the public till midnight to extend the party in music.

Practical information :

Address

Rue Royale (or Koningsstraat ) 23, 61210 SAINT-JOSSE-TEN-NOODE Brussels Google Maps

How to get there :

  • Train : Nord station(Bruxelles Nord) 5 min walking distance / Schedules and infos : www.sncb.be
  • Metro : Lines 2 and 6 – stop « Botanique »
  • Trams & Bus : Trams 92 and 94, Bus 61 – stop « Botanique » / Schedules and infos : www.stib.be
  • De Lijn : Lines 270, 271, 272 et 358 / Schedules and infos : www.delijn.be

Les Nuits Botanique :

  • Festival dates : May 10th to 29th 2011
  • Ticket price is from 8.75€ for Bota’card suscriber /from 11.75€ for non suscriber
  • Infos and online shop : http://www.botanique.be/ or +32 (0)2/218 20 15

Botanic Garden:

  • Opening times : 9h30 – 18h30
  • Admission price : 5€

Café Bota :

Are you now looking for an acommodation in Brussels?

For those who would like to spend an orginal lovely week end or take benefit with friends from the moving european capital, we have prepared a selection of our trendiest apartments in Brussels !

All Ze Agency apartments in Brussels.


Sunny Days are coming up in Brussels: Royal greenhouses of Laeken will delight you

Every year, Royal greenhouses open their doors to public for three consecutive weeks, from April, 15th to May, 8th.These greenhouses were drawn by Alphonse Balat, in the late 19th century. The royal greenhouses compose one of the Brussels’ most remarkable monuments.

This magical place delights the lovers of 19th century architecture and the Botanical enthusiasts. Indeed, the impressive glass to metal frames supports a range of flora and many rare species, a sublime monument to discover again and again!

Are you looking for an apartment in Brussels to enjoy your journey as much as possible?

You could visit those Brussels famous greenhouses to the address below; ours apartments in Brussels are in the center of the city, which enables to move everywhere.

Good news, for people under 18,it is for free! And for ones who love being out at night, on Fraiday, Saturday and Sunday, it will be open untill 10p.m .

Practical Information:

Open hours:

  • Week-end: from 9.30 to 4p.m
  • Week: from 9.30 to 4p.m (except on Monday, closed)
  • Evening untill 10p.m: Every les Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Free for under 18!

Place:

1 avenue du Parc Royal 1020 Laeken -Brussels

Parking : Avenue de la Dynastie (in front of the castle)

Entry price : 2€50 /person

Now, you just have to pick day off and find a place to sleep.

Why don’t you enjoy of our tempory rental in Brussels?

We currently have three apartments available for this periode :

The others one, hotel-apartment of Ze Agency within Brussels.