An Autumn day in Antwerp with my wood watch by JORD

An Autumn day in Antwerp with my wood watch by JORD

I’ve injured my foot a while ago and I could barely walk and stayed inside for a week. Now that it’s better I decided to put on my wood watch and take you guys on a day out in my own city and show you cool places to enjoy an autumn day.

October is one of my favorite months, with the leaves fading into the lovely fall colors, the sun hiding behind it and fresh air filling the lungs. It’s not terribly cold yet, but great to wear warm coats. It’s all about coziness and I like to embrace that.

So let’s go!



Putting on my wood watch

After getting up, having a quick breakfast and getting ready… I finish of my fall look with my wood watch.

Yes wood… quite unique isn’t it? JORD wood watches are handcrafted from natural woods such as Bamboo, Rosewood, Walnut, Koa, Maple, Zebrawood, and the one that I chose Sandalwood.

Reasons why I love JORD watches and so will you:

    •  They focus on sustainable materials and are true to their mission of quality and craftsmanship.


    • They create timepieces that fit a modern lifestyle. All of their wood watches look amazing, both men designs as women designs. ~ Check their watches out by clicking the links!


    • The glass is made of Sapphire glass, which is a synthetic crystal rather than actual glass. This means it’s second only to diamond as the hardest and most scratch resistant materials on earth. Sapphire glass is also known for its high modulus of elasticity and tensile strength. All together you have a scratch free and impact resistant super glass.


    • They value efficiency, something that I do too! Putting on a Jord watch is so easy! And you can be sure it will fit perfectly as they ask for your wrist size before shipping.


    • Last but not least: The watch box is so pretty, completely out of wood as well. It comes with a small guide to your watch, small tools to adjust if necessary and a special wood liquid and cloth to take care of your watch so it always looks good!


Ps: My watch is the Frankie Dark Sandalwood and Smoke. I love the dark color with rose gold finishing touches.


Into the old town and het Steen

So after admiring the watch for a bit, it is time for a walk into the old part of Antwerp. I live really close by the Groenplaats Square where you can find our famous Cathedral with one tower. The trees were already colored red on the square.

If you feel like doing some shopping you can follow the Meir, our shopping street.  If you do, don’t forget to enter the Stadsfeestzaal. A beautiful golden decorated room filled with about 40 stores. Here you can also find good Belgian chocolates, MoMade cupcakes, Bubble tea, Flying Tiger and Action, Sushi, a big supermarket and many other stores!

Antwerp has an old castle by the water. We call it het Steen, or “the Rock”.  With many trees in front of the castle, it is one of my favorite spots to sit in autumn times.

Next to the castle is where you can get boats for a cruise on the river Schelde. Or you can do what my friends and I like to do and chill at the floating water platform.


Brunch at Maurice Coffee Bar

I love Maurice! They must be one of the popular coffee shops in Antwerp and when you enter you will know why. It is located in the big KBC bank building, but they made the interior super cozy with their chairs, tables, sofas and their own knitwear.

We chose for lunch:

Drinks: Matcha latte, iced latte and home made lemonade

Food: an omelet, Egg benedict (salmon with herbs, cream cheese and a poached egg) and off course a Belgian waffle. This one is a bit special with rose water  and yoghurt instead of whip cream.


A walk in the park… with donuts

My friends were all talking about the new donut shop in town “Donutello” so I had to try it. As we were full with brunch, we decided to take it with us for our walk in the park.

Antwerp has several parks. The one in the city center is the City Park or Stadspark in Dutch. It was still a bit green for autumn times, but many leaves were on the ground already!

So we grabbed the donuts and walked around the park in search for that one spot to sit and enjoy eating it.


The perfect finisher of a lovely afternoon… finding the perfect spot just before the sun starts to set and finally eating the delicious donuts! Can you guess their taste?



Ps: we had: Banana, Orange, Pink filled with strawberry, Fully covered with chocolate, Pistachio and Coconut/hazelnut!


What to see after Antwerp? When in Belgium you should go to Bruges! Here 5 things you need to visit in Bruges.




  1. October 20, 2017 / 23:35

    these watches look so perfect with fall! Also i have never been to Antwerp but I heard it is just so beautiful and your pictures make me believe it so! Gorgeous!

    • jessikat
      October 20, 2017 / 23:47

      You are always welcome here! It is not a very known city but it sure has everything Belgium is famous for hahahaha

  2. Karen
    October 21, 2017 / 00:09

    Your photos brought back such fond memories of Antwerp. It’s one of my favorite Belgian cities by far. Beautiful photos

    • jessikat
      October 21, 2017 / 00:11

      Oh glad you love it! If you ever come back lets get a coffee!

  3. October 21, 2017 / 09:57

    This is so cute – I have a jord watch but mine is the frankie with zebra wood with a dark blue face. Thy are a great brand! (Yummy looking donuts btw! 🍩)

    • jessikat
      October 21, 2017 / 10:56

      That is a cool watch too! I think I might get a second one!

  4. October 21, 2017 / 10:49

    These watches look super nice. I’ve always wanted to try one as I keep seeing different bloggers post about theirs.

    • jessikat
      October 21, 2017 / 10:57

      Yes, they are so cool. You can participate in the giveaway and you might win 100 off !

  5. October 21, 2017 / 10:58

    Beautiful watches! I love the idea of walking around Belgium hugging a box of donuts! haha! <3

    • jessikat
      October 21, 2017 / 11:00

      Hugging food brings me inner peace hahahaha! Thank you for your kind words

  6. October 21, 2017 / 11:22

    Love Antwerp! And the watch looks beautiful!

  7. October 21, 2017 / 14:24

    I’ve never been to Antwerp so this post is really opening my eyes. The watch is also so unique!

  8. October 21, 2017 / 18:24

    Your photos are spectacular love!! It all looks like a fairytale!

  9. October 21, 2017 / 18:55

    Ohhh those donuts look lush! Love your autumnal photos, never been to Antwerp but it looks very pretty 🙂

  10. October 21, 2017 / 21:21

    What a great way to spend an autumn day! The look of those eggs benedict is amazing! They’ve made me really hungry. And I love your watch! 🙂

  11. October 22, 2017 / 08:08

    I love that you had waffles…and then went for donuts. 🙂 I would totally do the same thing!

    So jealous of the beautiful autumn colors in your photos. The watch is so perfect for fall, too!

    • jessikat
      October 22, 2017 / 15:43

      I am a sweettooth i would need both to satisfy my need hahahahha!! And thank you xx

  12. October 22, 2017 / 10:06

    I love Jord watches and what a great day in Antwerp – I would love to visit Maurice Coffee Bar and seriously, can I steal all the donuts?!

    • jessikat
      October 22, 2017 / 15:42

      Hahhaa get alll the donuttsss!! They were very good, thank you for the kind words xx

  13. October 24, 2017 / 04:35

    I love the way you did this watch collab – it’s so creatively done and incorporated into lifestyle and travel 🙂

    • jessikat
      October 24, 2017 / 07:07

      Thank you so muchh! Yes I like to write it matching my style and totally fitting a an idea hahha

  14. Mae-Gene
    October 27, 2017 / 02:57

    I’ve never been to Antwerp before, but am loving your photos! Those fall leaves look beautiful, and the architecture looks so pretty. It looks like something out of a fairytale!

  15. August 4, 2018 / 05:51

    I heard it is just so beautiful and your pictures make me believe it so! Gorgeous! The watch is so perfect for fall, too!
    Thanks for sharing the post.
    Bliss Brand Store

  16. June 19, 2019 / 06:17

    i don’t usually write posts or comments on articles but your blog was so convincing and is written with such diligence i had to praise. great work !

  17. October 9, 2019 / 17:11

    what a beautiful watch it is.! I want to buy one. really looks so beautiful.

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