Music Instruments Museum - Brussels
Heya everyone, so today was my boyfriend's 23th birthday and I had planned all these surprises for him. If you follow me on instagram and on twitter you may have already seen some snips and snaps about it. This week I had asked him what recipes he liked from my pinterest and he had given me a little list. Little did he know I wasn't only going to cook for him yesterday evening but also tonight. I can truly pat myself on the back now and say I'm becoming quite the kitchen princess as I didn't burn anything and all the recipes worked out really well.
Today I woke him up with his presents and after we went for a sunday brunch in Brussels. It was more of a lunch actually as we had slept late. Following the brunch we went to the Music Instrument Museum but it was going to close soon. So instead of paying way too much for half an hour (I hate these tourist traps), we just took the elevator to the upper floor which has a cafeteria and a great outside terrace, will be amazing in spring/summertime. But yeah we weren't that hungry after brunch so we skipped to the lower floors feeling all amazed we "sneaked in". The sad truth is that we just went into the free part of the building, which is actually the part I wanted to see as it's this old Art Nouveau warehouse. From what I could see the real 'Music Instrument Museum' was in the building next to it on only four floors.
To be honest, I won't go back again and pay way too much to see some old instruments. The warehouse itself wasn't as gorgeous as I always imagined it to be either. The outside is the best part. You may sense I'm being a bit critical but I wouldn't want to lure anyone into a blown-up attraction. If you want to see a fine piece of Art Nouveau architecture I do recommend the Comic Book Museum or the Horta Museum. Of course if your a music lover and would love to see a collection of old instruments I guess this museum is nice. But although I play piano and guitar myself, I hadn't come to this place to see the collection but rather the building.
I'm glad we finally went to this place though as it had always been on my to-do list. I wouldn't call the half an hour wasted time either, we had fun looking at the temporally Art Nouveau exhibition which was free yay and I finally had the chance to see the building from the inside. My boyfriend said he had the best birthday ever so I can conclude with: mission accomplished. Now we're off to continue our serious series addiction.
Sweater: Gap, Dress: Pull&Bear, Boots: Office