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The best romantic addresses
The best romantic addresses

About us

Hello ! My name is Sébastien Leidgens, I am the founder of Let's Go My Love. I'm 39 years old, I'm originally from Belgium (more precisely from Embourg, 10 min from the center of Liège, in Wallonia) and I live today between Brussels, Paris and Munich. This part is an opportunity to tell you a little bit about how Let's Go My Love was born.

We are a guide to the best romantic accommodations. Our main audience: couples celebrating a special occasion. We started in Belgium in the spring of 2021 and we're cautiously opening up to France, Italy and Switzerland. Let's Go My Love is like an address book written by a traveling, curious and demanding couple.

We spend 90% of our time choosing and describing our accommodations. Each place is like a dish that simmers for hours. Once published, the place is revised and updated several times each year. We come back to it very often, we make touch-ups and we update the text. We are often in permanent contact with the owners.

A little history... In July 2020, I aspire to launch a new project in the world of travel but which one? At this time I am working as Digital Marketing Director in the French industrial company Re-uz, which specializes in reusables. I am in charge of the digital department. Before that, I was also one of the co-founders of the luxury travel agency The Little Guest Hotels Collection, which now has about 30 employees and selects the most beautiful hotels for families.

As is often the case, the idea came from a personal need. As my partner, Sylvie, is celebrating her 30th birthday in September 2020, I am looking for a romantic place with a really special atmosphere. I go on Instagram, Google, Booking.com but I remain hungry each time. Finally my choice is the Cabane de Poupette in Brussels, not without difficulty! We spend a great moment.

In the following weeks, I put on paper the following idea: to gather the most romantic accommodations in a stylish collection. And I try to find an editorial line: places held by passionate people, with a romantic atmosphere and a real personality, a little like a book or a painting. We don't necessarily look for luxurious places. We want each place to be unique and different from all the others.
Around April 2021, I set up a coworking space in Silversquare in Brussels and I start looking for a team because I can't see myself going solo! The first person I meet is Pauline, a French student, who decides to trust me even though the website is not even online and the name has not been found yet.

And what about the name? It was partly found by my partner Sylvie, who works in marketing for Gira and Tinder, during a very animated discussion, as well as the logo. We love the name because it's spontaneous, simple and international. I also like the idea of going without thinking.

In the months that followed, I decided to surround myself with interns that I trained at the same time in digital marketing: Camélia, Laureen and Omérine in particular. An almost entirely female team in the end. Each one of them leaves a precious mark on the project.

Today, 2 people work full time on the site and we collaborate with 4 or 5 freelance people on a regular basis. We travel a lot, but above all we try to be able to pay the salaries and the bills because it is not easy! But we arrive there slowly.

Our website is very advanced, with a meticulous attention paid to the display speed, to the SEO and to the content. We also spend a lot of time on it. We want the best for our partners and visitors. For us, the journey starts with the online search.

Our high standards in this work guarantee our partners a very dense, highly qualified traffic, which they could not have themselves. This is our business for over 15 years and we love to create high value-added content on the site but also on social networks, starting with Instagram TikTok and Facebook.

What makes us most happy: visitors are very engaged on the site, come back and are progressively loyal. And frankly, it was not won when we see the competition in tourism. We can't wait to see what the future holds for us!

Frequently asked questions

What does the logo mean?

The logo has several meanings: it symbolizes the L of Let's Go My Love and the 2 for the couple. It is also half of a heart and the font used to draw the logo is... Holiday!

Is this your first project?

No, I've been launching projects since I was 20 years old and I'm now 39! Among the projects that have influenced Let's Go My Love, there is first of all Who Knows a Good One, launched in 2015. It was a recommendation system that was hugely successful in Europe. The idea was to ask a question to the inhabitants of a city: Who knows a good baker? Who knows a good hairdresser? And word of mouth provided relevant answers. Even then, we were getting a lot of questions about destination ideas. The other project that influenced me was The Little Guest Hotels Collection, a collection of luxury hotels for families. I was one of the co-founders and had the opportunity to combine my passion for digital with another passion: tourism. We started the project from scratch and today it is a great success all over the world with a team of about thirty employees.

How do you choose the locations?

Basically, we try to choose places that have personality and leave lasting memories. We've noticed that couples are often looking for a unique experience that is different from the last one. Here are some questions we ask ourselves every time:

- Does the location have a personality of its own?
- Does it have water features like a hot tub?
- Are the owners passionate people?
- Does the venue have good reviews online?
- Is the venue suitable for celebrating a special occasion?
- Is the atmosphere romantic?
- Is the venue still a bit of a secret?
- Is the price reasonable or justified?
- Is the venue sustainable?
- Has the interior design been thought out in a personal way?
- Does the place tell a story, like a book or a painting?
- Does the place stimulate the imagination?
- Is the place different from all the others already on the site?

It is important to know that we limit the number of venues per geographical area in order to offer a real quality label. We try not to exceed 150 places per geographical area.

What is the definition of romanticism for you?

Historically, romanticism was not really about rose petals and hearts. I give you the definition of Wikipedia:

"Movement that appeared at the end of the 18th century and was characterized by the artist's desire to explore all the possibilities of art in order to express his moods. It was a reaction of feeling against reason, exalting mystery and fantasy and seeking escape and delight in dreams, nature and the sublime, exoticism and the past, the ideal or the nightmare of a passionate sensibility."

Today, Let's Go My Love is part of this movement. But, one thing leading to another, a second dimension has been added: the bohemian aspect. This time, it's a 19th century art movement, on the fringe of the more aristocratic romanticism. It is both a lifestyle that rejects bourgeois domination and its rationality in the context of industrial society, and the search for an artistic ideal.

If we wanted to schematize, we could say that we are constantly trying to find a balance between more luxurious places (traditional romanticism) and more unusual places that are part of the bohemian movement. We want to offer everything and for all budgets. Diversity is the key for us.

Who does what in the team?

At the moment, 2 of us work full time on Let's Go My Love and there are about 4 or 5 freelancers with whom we collaborate on a very regular basis. Pauline takes care of the graphic aspect, the photos and the social networks. Sébastien takes care of the content, the commercial aspect and the technical aspect. We choose the places together. Pauline is more in the unusual spirit, while Sebastien is more in the luxury spirit. It's very complementary.

Did you raise funds?

We thought about it at the beginning. But today, it's something we want to avoid. We prefer a slow but sure growth and we want to be totally independent. We started the project with my savings and that's it. Today, we are slowly getting there but it's a lot of work because we always want to keep the quality at the top. In 2023, we would like to expand the team gradually and cover the whole world. But we are going at our own pace.

What are the next regions to come?

Surprise! Some clues: the next 2 regions we are working on are opposite each other. The first one is in Europe and is not necessarily the most touristic. But it has an undeniable romantic spirit. The name starts with B... The second region is located outside of Europe. It is a very emblematic city with a strong personality. The name starts with N...

What is your favorite place?

It's hard to say because we really like them all. And at the same time, we always try to think against ourselves and to propose places very different from each other. If I really have to give one, then I would say Château Voltaire Paris. It really has something!

See you soon!

PaulineSébastien

Pauline and Sébastien, the duo behind Let's Go My Love

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