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.

Explore Utrecht with awesome discounts from uutflükt

A year ago, we – Simone en Marlou – met up to give some serious thought to an idea we’d had for a while. After half a day with our laptops (and nachos) at O-Café,  uutflükt was born: a booklet with some of our favourite addresses in Utrecht, all of which offer you discounts in 2017 when you come in with your copy. …

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Mouth-watering pizzas at Da Portare VIA

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Da Portare VIA just opened its third Utrecht location, and Cate and I were kindly invited to come celebrate with them. We arrived at Brederoplein 6 on a rainy evening feeling rather damp and dishevelled, but the warm, buzzing atmosphere inside was definitely promising. With live acoustic guitar, general cheer, and the tantalising scent of fresh pizza surrounding us, we …

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Exploring the Museum quarter

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In my opinion, the museum quarter is the most charming little section of Utrecht. With its hidden courtyards, medieval houses, museums, gorgeous stretches along the canals, and tons of specialty shops, what more could you want?! In no particular order, today I’m sharing some of my favourite things to do, see, and eat & drink in this neighbourhood. Explore Perhaps …

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Soulstores tips for special stores in Utrecht

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Soulstores is an online magazine about special shops and brands focusing on skill, the maker behind the product, sustainable production, and a conscious way of life. Specially for Explore Utrecht, Soulstores’ founder Talita Kalloe has selected the most beautiful Soul Stores in Utrecht.  Oeben’s Mercantile – where denim and Italian men’s fashion come together  You can’t put Oeben’s in a corner. …

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The Malt Vault: whisky heaven on the Voorstraat

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Today I’ve got something really cool for you: something completely different. Not a place to head to every week and stay until deep into the night. Are you open to stepping out of your comfort zone? Then come to whisky heaven with me, right in the middle of our little city. Everyone is welcome in this nirvana, so it’s the ideal place …

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Favorites of… Eva

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Hi, my name is Eva and I’ve lived in Utrecht for 19 years. I originally come from Brabant, but I came here when I was 18 to study and never left. Nowadays I also spend half of the week in Paris (for love), but I still absolutely love being in my own wonderful city. Besides my job as a PR …

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Discovering art & food in Amersfoort

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We were recently invited to take part in an art tour of Amersfoort to celebrate 100 years of De Stijl and get to know the city from a new perspective. With the promise of art and food, how could we resist?! Filling up Of course, we needed sustenance to really appreciate all of the art, so we started off with breakfast at …

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Tiger Mama – Tasting Asia

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Opium out, Tiger Mama in New, fresh, and happening! Wow, Opium has had a good metamorphosis. Something I was honestly pretty sceptical about. Opium was one of the best places in the city to find some rest. Lounging in the courtyard, with a glass of bubbly. But now! Tiger Mama is sexy, stylish, and superrr delicious. You can still lounge …

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Ritos: trendy sushi bowls & burritos

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If you ever just drool over pictures of food on social media (guilty as charged), then you’ll already be familiar with one of the latest food trends to hit Utrecht: sushi bowls and burritos (aka sushiritos). We decided it was time to put this trend to the test, so we headed to Ritos, right in the heart of city, for …

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Aussie Food & Wines at De Rode Vosch

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A couple weeks ago, we were generously invited to spend an evening at De Rode Vosch, the Australian restaurant that recently opened its doors on Voorstraat. We arrived on a rather dreary & rainy Saturday night, but immediately perked up when we got inside. The restaurant is housed in a gorgeous old monument dating back to 1619, with tiled floors and some exposed brick walls.  …

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