For his grandmother Jeanne, to whom Belgium owes shoe store chain Torfs, enjoyment was something for after work was done. Grandson Wouter, the current Torfs CEO who will soon be retiring and crossing over to the non-profit, believes that enjoyment does not need to be accounted for. And even more: “Dinning here now is joie de vivre. Beauty. And in a sense even eroticism. If you can’t embrace that, you lose the essence of life as far as I’m concerned.”

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