It’s been nearly three weeks since we arrived in Europe for Ronn’s performances in Belgium. The first week was rather hectic adjusting to the time change, jet lag and the rehearsals for the premiere VIP performance of the variety show, “The Bolle en de Beautiful” which is already a big hit in Blankenberge. Since this was our first time in this part of Belgium, we found the beaches of Blankenberge were gorgeous. There is a boardwalk of great restaurants and shops near the theater where the weekend performances will be held all summer. And the food in Belgium is amazing, especially the mussels and seafood!
We also explored a bit of the gorgeous town of Brugge, which has picturesque canals throughout the village. We stopped in Antwerp for lunch on our way to Amsterdam and look forward to seeing more of both these cities when Ronn starts the run of the play, “Brasschaatse Huisvrouwen” which is a comedy this fall. So far our stay in Belgium is turning out to be quite fun and we look forward to bike rides along the beach and throughout the beautiful little town of De Haan.
After that first week of the VIP performances, we learned to our surprise that we had a two week vacation before the actual run of the variety show would start and decided to visit beautiful Amsterdam by car, compliments of Peugeot! So Ronn got to experience driving for the first time in Europe. We were invited to be on the RTL Amsterdam show, “Boulevard” and met up with our DevRonn fanclub members for a drink before that show. Coincidentally, we found that we were staying with dear friends in Breulelen, which is a beautiful little village a half hour outside of Amsterdam. Turns out it’s also the hometown of our very own DevRonn fanclub president, Angelique de Vries!
Ronn is getting so fond of driving the Peugeot that he wanted to take the 8 hour plus drive to visit our dear friend and pop German artist known for the beautiful bubblegum art of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn, Michael Moebius. We have never really seen Germany and wanted to visit Dresden, so this has become quite an adventure so far! Ronn has been driving very fast because there is no speed limit restrictions in some areas the route here in Germany!
Ronn has upcoming TV shows and appearances in Italy and possibly, St. Tropez, Nice and Amsterdam to look forward to before we leave Europe in late October. Right now, we are enjoying spending some quality time in Dresden and have been staying in the beautiful “Hotel Taschenbergpalais Kempinski” compliments of Michael Moebius. This place is truly amazing and so elegant.
We and Mr. Prince have been enjoying some amazing dinners and made the cover of Primo magazine for Belgium. Seems the magazine editors have been so impressed with our adventures that I have been offered my own weekly column about Ronn and Me while we are here in Europe. So I will surely keep you guys informed up to date on our upcoming adventures with the one and only Mr. Prince also.
The past two weeks provided Ronn and I with an appreciated break from the undying heat in southern California. We enjoyed experiencing a real fall that enabled us to wear a jacket instead of wanting to peel off every stitch of clothing for a change. It was lovely to see all the leaves turning shades of red, orange and yellow throughout the beautiful countryside of Belgium. And Ronn’s performance with DeRomeos was a big hit with fans. We were treated to some amazing cuisine, fine beer and of course Belgian chocolate!
After the concert, we met up with our loyal DevRonn Fanclub members and finally put faces to the names of some wonderful fans we invited to join us backstage. We had so much fun thanks to our new fanclub president, Angelique DeVries! Business meetings on future projects followed, and then we headed to Amsterdam to visit some friends and got “Lost In Amsterdam” with Anthony Geary who now lives there. Since he has retired the role of Luke Spencer from General Hospital, it was time to have some fun! Tony showed us around the university and opera house of Amsterdam as we made our way to Rembrandt’s Square.
He then took us to the coolest place called, “Lost In Amsterdam” where we could take our shoes off and have a drink or smoke a bud, while watching people walk or ride their bikes along the pristine cobbled stone streets. It was easy to spend hours losing track of time in this place. I had done a great deal of walking around the city with Ronn while he took photos of the beautiful canals and bridges. It was easy to see why so many artists have been greatly inspired by this unique city. The architecture alone is amazing! Even though I had been to Amsterdam twice before this trip, I had not really seen its beauty and left with a new appreciation for all it has to offer after this adventure.
It was the first time Ronn had the ability to enjoy exploring a place he had been to before, but never really got to see due to his hectic schedule on B&B. I found the food, culture and people to be excellent. Although we were only there for a few days, its apparent that it’s one of the happiest places on earth. Tony said, “The Dutch doesn’t care what you do, as long as you are polite about it.” Maybe that’s why so many people are attracted to Amsterdam? We took many of you with us thanks to Periscope and the feedback that I heard was very cool. Thanks to technology, we were able to share a bit of our experience with you guys and also met up with more fanclub members! We even made a few new friends along the way and took home memories that will last a lifetime!
I think we will return again and again to get “Lost In Amsterdam,” as we get inspired by its timeless beauty and unique vibe.
It’s been six years since Ronn and I have been to the Netherlands and I have never been to Belgium, so this will be a trip I’m looking forward to. It was always difficult to take in the gorgeous cities Ronn and I would travel to in the past due to his demanding schedule on B&B. But now we are free to take our time and enjoy each and every city we visit. As most of you know, Ronn will be performing in concert with DeRomeos on October 24th. There will be an exclusive meet and greet for our DevRonn Fanclub members and you will be informed on more details soon.
We have various meetings of interest on projects that are forming and DevRonn related interest in Ronn’s BBQ sauce and my spice, along with business dinners and lunches. However, we will have time to take in the sights and beauty of the fall weather and we are so looking forward to that! The heat has been unbearable and we both are really tired of the constant summer that we have had to endure in Southern California recently. Our city desperately needs rain right now, so we hope that change comes soon for us.
This past week has been rather busy due to a shoot for the cast of “The Bay” in Malibu at the new home of my best friend Caroline Cusumano, which made it an ultra fun shoot. Look for “The Bay” to release their new shows real soon and be prepared to be in awe! These will be the most intriguing season jam packed with suspense, excitement, drama and sex appeal. I see nothing but praise for our amazing cast and crew!
I plan to scope the highlights of our trip on Periscope so you can feel like you are there with us. So please follow both Ronn and I on Persicope so you don’t miss out on all the fun! We look forward to sharing our adventure in an up close and personal way. We plan on keeping our fanclub members meet and greet small and intimate so we can spend some quality time with you guys that’s why being a member has it’s privileges! There is also a meet and greet opportunity available for those of you attending the concert to meet Ronn! There have been revisions done on Ronn’s website and more surprises coming!