Logo Let's Go My LoveLet's Go My Love
We love romantic and enchanting spots
We love romantic and enchanting spots

Hi there!

My name is Sébastien Leidgens, and I'm the founder of Let's Go My Love. I'm 40 years old, I'm originally from Belgium (more precisely Embourg, 10 min from the center of Liège, in Wallonia) and I now live between Brussels, Paris and Munich. This page is an opportunity to tell you a little about how Let's Go My Love came to be.

We're a guide to the best romantic accommodations. Our main audience: couples celebrating a special occasion. We started in Belgium in spring 2021 and are cautiously opening up to France, Italy and Switzerland.

Let's Go My Love is a bit like an address book written by a couple who have visited the whole world.

We spend 90% of our time choosing and describing places. Each place is like a dish that simmers for hours. Once published, the place is reviewed and updated several times a year. We're in constant contact with the owners and we travel a lot, all the while working.

A little background... In July 2020, I aspire to launch a new project in the world of travel, but which one? At that time, I'm working as Digital Marketing Director for the French industrial company Re-uz, which specializes in reusables. I was in charge of the digital department. Prior to that, I had also helped develop the luxury travel agency Little Guest, which today employs around 30 people and selects the finest hotels for families.

As is often the case, the idea for this project came from a personal need. As my partner, Sylvie, celebrates her 30th birthday in September 2020, I'm looking for a romantic place with a really special atmosphere. I go to Instagram, Google, Booking.com but each time I'm left wanting more. In the end, I chose La Cabane de Poupette in Brussels, and not without difficulty! We had a great time.

In the weeks that followed, I put down on paper the following idea: to bring together the most romantic accommodations in a slightly stylish collection. And I try to find an editorial line: places run by passionate people, with a romantic atmosphere and a real personality, a bit like a book or a painting. We're not necessarily looking for luxurious places. Above all, we want each place to be unique and different from all the others.
Around April 2021, I moved into the Silversquare coworking space in Brussels and started looking for a team, as I couldn't see myself going it alone! The 1st person I met was Pauline, a French student, who decided to put her trust in me even though the site wasn't even online and the name hadn't yet been found.

And the name itself? My partner Sylvie, who works for Canva, came up with part of the name during a lively discussion, as did the logo. We love the name because it's spontaneous, simple and international. I also love the idea of taking off without thinking.

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

Today, 3 of us work on the site (a team that is Belgian, French and German) and we collaborate with 4 or 5 freelancers on a weekly basis. We travel a lot, but above all we make sure we can pay our salaries and bills. We're getting there slowly, and that's great!

Our site is very cutting-edge, with meticulous attention paid to display speed, SEO and content. We 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.

What we're most pleased about is that couples are very engaged with the site, remember the name and come back later. And frankly, that's no easy feat when you consider the competition in tourism. We can't wait to see what the future holds!

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 and I'm now 40! Among the projects that have influenced Let's Go My Love, first and foremost is Qui Connaît un bon, 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 town: who knows a good baker? Who knows a good doctor? And word-of-mouth provided the relevant answers. The other project that influenced me was Little Guest, a collection of luxury hotels for families. I took part in the development of the project and had the opportunity to combine my passion for digital with another passion: tourism. Today, it's a great success all over the world, with a team of around 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's different from the last one. Here are a few questions we ask ourselves every time:

- Does the venue have a personality of its own?
- Does it have water features such as a Jacuzzi?
- Does the venue garner rave 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?
- Does the venue tell a story, like a book or a painting?
- Does the venue stimulate the imagination?

We limit the number of venues per geographical area to offer a real label of quality.

What is the definition of romanticism for you?

Historically, Romanticism wasn't all rose petals and hearts. Here's Wikipedia's definition:

"A movement that emerged at the end of the 18th century, characterized by the artist's desire to explore all the possibilities of art in order to express his state of mind. It was a reaction of sentiment against reason, exalting the mysterious and the fantastic and seeking escape and delight in dreams, nature and the sublime, the exotic 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, we've added a second dimension: the bohemian aspect. This time, it's a 19th-century artistic movement, on the bangs of the more aristocratic Romanticism. It's both a lifestyle that rejects bourgeois domination in the context of industrial society and, at the same time, seeks an artistic ideal.

If we wanted to schematize, we could say that we're constantly trying to strike a balance between more luxurious venues (traditional romanticism) and more unusual venues that are part of the bohemian movement. We want to offer something for every budget. Diversity is key for us.

Did you raise funds?

We thought about it at first. But today, it's something we want to avoid. We prefer sustainable growth and total independence. We started the project with my savings and that was it. Today, we're making a living from it, and it's absolutely incredible! The advantage is that when you move slowly, you're less likely to take a wrong turn and, above all, you can keep the level of fine-tuning at a maximum.

What is your favorite place?

A very difficult question, because I really love them all. If I really have to name one, then I'd have to say Ca Maria Adele Venice. When I visit a place, I like all the details (visible and hidden), the assumed personality, a certain melancholy (not too much), the contradictions, the unity, the lighting effects, the surprise and everything that comes from the past.

What are your sources of inspiration?

Let's Go My Love draws its inspiration from many things. It's a patchwork of everything I love! In the digital world, I like interfaces that leave room for content without obstructing it at all costs, a bit like Netflix, for example. I also like Scandinavian interfaces, which are very minimalist. When I was a teenager, I would never travel without a Guide du Routard, and this French travel guide (the paper version) continues to inspire me a great deal. In terms of cinema, a film like American Beauty inspires me a great deal for its highly mastered aesthetic, as do the films of David Fincher and Xavier Dolan. I'd also mention The Queen's Gambit series. What about a book? Undoubtedly The Secret History, which literally transports me. Ah, that country house in the middle of the book! A piece of music? I'd say Orelsan, because he's so disarmingly spontaneous. And I don't know if this is an inspiration, but when I'm working on Let's Go My Love, I often put on ABC Lounge radio, which helps me concentrate. In fact, it's a great playlist to listen to if you're going on a getaway together!

See you soon


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

Become a partnerWrite to us
Signature LGML
© 2024 Let's Go My Love | About us | Terms and conditions | Hosted by Kinsta
Signature LGML
© 2024 Let's Go My Love | Home | Become a partner | Contact | About us | Terms and conditions | Hosted by Kinsta
Let's Go My Love