Sophie Boisvert-Hearn

Sophie is een freelance redacteur met een master in Media Studies. Ze komt oorspronkelijk uit Toronto maar heeft inmiddels in Groningen, Leiden en Den Haag gewoond. Nu noemt ze met trots Utrecht haar thuis. Behalve eten, denken aan eten en het kopen en bereiden van eten, zijn haar hobbies o.a. reizen en schrijven. Een perfecte dag in Utrecht is voor haar heel veel kofie, een vriend(in) of vier, grote hoeveelheden gebakjes en een wandeling langs Utrecht haar prachtige straten en grachten – met als kers op de taart natuurlijk drankjes op het terras. Weet verrassend veel over kaasstengels.

30+ places to get your holiday groceries

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The holidays are almost here, and if you’re anything like me then you’re in two minds. On the one hand, you are pumped! But on the other, a tiny twinge of panic is starting to sink in… maybe you promised to bring a spectacular dish to a party, or maybe you offered to host 20 people for Christmas or New …

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Easter brunch in Utrecht | 4x brunch spots

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Easter is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, then that means two things: chocolate and brunch. And lucky for us, there are plenty of places to get great brunch this Easter! (And chocolate too, of course, but I figure you’ve already got that covered…) Word to the wise: once you’ve made your pick, reserve fast to …

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Koep by Ken & The Happy Toko joining forces

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Koep x Happy Toko Good news, beauty lovers! Utrecht’s well-loved Ken from Koep by Ken and Justine from the Happy Toko have teamed up to become your one-stop shop for Insta-perfect hair and nails. You can now find them both in a gorgeous old building in the cozy neighborhood nestled between Griftpark and the Wittevrouwensingel, at Hooghiemstraplein 52. It’s a …

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French Asian Kitchen a.k.a FAK Utrecht located in the Drieharingstraat

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Down to try something new? Check out French Asian Kitchen (FAK), the newest addition to the cozy Drieharingstraat! French Asian, you say? The team over at FAK has gone with an unusual concept: a fusion of French and Asian cuisines. It might sound rather bold, but they’re confident in the combination of flavors. In fact, one of the chefs specializes …

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Restaurant suggestions for Valentine’s day

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Whether you like it or not, Valentine’s day is coming up fast. So if you’re planning to partake in the festivities, now’s the time to start thinking about reservations (not to stress you out or anything!). To help you on your way, I’ve compiled a little list of Valentine-worthy restaurants with good ambiance and great food that’ll be sure to impress you …

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5x romantische first dates in Utrecht

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Going on a first date in Utrecht soon, and have no idea what to do together? Fortunately, there’s enough to do in Utrecht! In this post, I’m sharing five fun and original dates in Utrecht. 1. Date night at VinVin Do you guys love wine? Then VinVin is the place for you. VinVin is a stylish wine bar where they pour wines …

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6 restaurants for a long & leisurely lunch in Utrecht

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I know dinner and brunch in particular get a lot of love when it comes to celebrating special occasions… But what about lunch? Personally, I’m a major fan of long & leisurely lunches. There’s something so luxurious about settling in with a loved one (or many!) to enjoy a great meal in the middle of your day. And a big …

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Exploring Utrecht – discovering the Dom quarter

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If you’ve only got one day in Utrecht, or if you’re giving visitors a tour, then the Dom quarter has to be on the itinerary. What visit of the Domstad could be complete without it?! Bursting with historical monuments, culture, and plenty of shopping and food, you’re sure to have a good time in this area. Explore In an area …

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Loaded: New Hotspot on the Amsterdamsestraatweg

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A menu Loaded with flavour The Amsterdamsestraatweg is getting to be a hub for new hotspots. Loaded recently opened its doors on the busy street and is a welcome edition to the exciting food landscape. After checking out the menu on their Facebook page, Daina and I couldn’t wait any longer – we jumped on our bikes to visit Loaded …

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Traditional Japanese food at Don-kounosuke

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Recently, Lisa told me about this amazing dinner she and Dainahara had at a new Japanese place: Don-kounosuke. She made it sound so incredible that by the end of our conversation I was already Googling the place to make a reservation for that evening. Traditional don Don-kounosuke is a cosy little restaurant on the Westerkade. They serve a traditional Japanese …

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