Humbly By Morgane
Humbly By Morgane
We spoke with Antwerp based muse Morgane Van Marcke, to talk about her passion for plant based food, explore her style and discuss what modern femininity means to her.
Could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
I am 26 years old and live in Antwerp with my husband. I run a plant based recipe and lifestyle platform called Humbly By Morgane, besides that I just founded a tableware brand called Ceremony, where I design table linen and ceramics. I have a passion for every aspect of hosting. I love cooking healthy, tasty and nourishing food for friends and family. On the other hand I also love setting a beautiful table and serving my food in an aesthetically pleasing way.
How did your cooking journey with Humbly begin?
It started out right after I became vegan, as an Instagram page where I shared recipes with friends. I felt like many people were still a bit scared of the idea of eating solely plants and I wanted to change their vision on this matter. After a few months I decided to launch a website with recipes and lifestyle content and I got a book deal with a Belgian publisher. I could not believe that it all happened so fast. Today I'm working on my second book which will come out in October. This book will be called "Dinner Served: the art of hosting and plant based cooking", again focussing on my two biggest passions.
How would you normally spend the day in Antwerp?
I would start off my day with a reformer pilates session at The Brick, afterwards I'll grab a quick coffee with my pilates girlfriends. I will then visit my store in Antwerp called "The Corner Shop" which I run with my two best friends Ellen and Marie, the founders of Rosie Antwerp. When I have the time I will go get fresh bread, veggies and flowers at our local food market and spend the rest of the day creating recipes for Humbly or designing collections for Ceremony. Ideally I would end the day with friends with a drink at my local coffee and wine bar called Luddites.
What inspires you in terms of your fashion style and creating new recipes?
I get my inspiration by looking at what happens around me at any given moment. In terms of fashion I get inspired by beautiful women who have a lot of personal style, it pushes me to dig a little deeper into my own personal style. In terms of recipes I get inspired by others as well; sometimes it comes from restaurants I eat at and other times from exciting dishes I see on social media or in other cookbooks. You should not be afraid to look at others for inspiration,for me it enhances my own creativity.
What do you love to do in your spare time?
I don't have hobbies, well I do but I have turned them into my career, so in my spare time I love to make time for my friends and family. Ideally I'll spend my free days at the Belgian coast, where I get a true feeling of relaxation. I turn off my computer and go for walks on the beach.