What’s up? Sorry I didn’t post much last week and this week, but I’m trying out at this new job I’ve wanted for such a long time, and every single day I had an event at night. And I worked on saturday then left for a few days to Berlin. I was soooo great I just love this city so much! I’ll share some of my favorite spots with you asap.
Until then, I’m getting ready for the summer and the beach (or more preferably the pool side) and have two brand new bikini’s in my possession. They are both the exact shape that I love. The « bandeau » one fits my body shape really well, or at least I like to think so. On the other hand, the triangle helps me out to avoid tanning marks (when I do have to wear the top of my bikini’s).
I also enjoyed pairing each of these bikini’s with the super cute flower crown by « Les Couronnes« , it accentuated the summer feeling.
The first one, from O’neill fits perfectly, as I said, I love the bandeau shape bikini’s. The bottom part is also really cute, and I really like the fact that it’s larger on the sides (which doesn’t make it too tight on my love handles :p ) and has that shorty cut behind.
Now for the second one, it’s from Undiz. I was invited to discover their brand new store on Chaussée d’Ixelles, in Brussels. I had never entered one of their shop and I have to say it was a pleasure. They have really fun products (either it’s their underwear, the bikini’s or even the pijama section!), and it’s REALLY cheap, like unbelievable. The following bikini costs 25€, try to beat that!
Now, there’s just one thing to wait for: VACATION and SUN!
Today I’m sharing with you the outfit I wore last monday. The sun was out, the temperature was high, and there was the opening of the Playlabel Rooftop. What else?
While there, I ran into my friend Valeriane Tramasure, who’s the amazing lady that makes the most beautiful flowers crown we could find in Brussels, a brand called Les Couronnes. She had news ones along with her, and I couldn’t help but steal one from her. It’s just too beautiful not to be worn, right?
Wearing: ZARA perfecto – H&M TREND top – FOREVER21 shorts & necklace – ICE WATCH (ICE FLOWER) watch – NEW LOOK sandals – STELLA MCCARTNEY bag – LES COURONNES headband
For more info about the Playlabel Rooftop and its future openings during the summer, check out the Facebook page right here
How was your weekend? Mine was pretty fun, including some party time at the Love party (the one party I never miss in Brussels), some resting and sleeping on saturday, then enjoying the beautiful sun on sunday between the foodtruck festival (I’ll talk to you more about it soon) and the sunset openair party at place poelaert.
But anyway, today I wanted to share with you the photoshoot of Julia June’s summer collection, taken by Nina Dancet. The blog evolves more and more and I’ve decided I wanted to share more of my fashion/clothes crushes. This particular collaboration was brought to my attention by Julia Junes’ press agencies, but the result is so magical, whimsical (if I may), that I really wanted to share it with you. I could totally picture myself in that universe.
Julia June is a belgian brand (as far as I know) and they collaborated with Nina Dancet, who’s a (obviously) talented photographer from Gent (Belgium). The end result is really great!
So last week I had to opportunity to try the new burger bar in Brussels, in none other than the Chatelain neighborhood, called Marcel.
Their name says it all, this place is all about burger. Nothing fancy, they focus on good bases: delicious meat, good bread, and then it all depends which one you choose, but it doesn’t seems like you can go wrong.
Here you can have a look at their menu
The range of different burger isn’t big, because as I just said, they focus on quality rather than quantity.
I went for the cheese bacon, my typical choice, and I have to say it was super yummy. I was especially impressed by the fries. Because this guys are french, and we, belgians, are hard to compete when it comes to fries. But hey, they were dammmnn good! I wasn’t so crazy about their homemade sauce (personal choice) but was very happy with the different sauce I could find at my table (especially the Dallas one).
The place is neat, without being over the top. The concept stays really « bar » like with you meal being served on a plater, but it didn’t really bother me.
And yes, you can finish your dining experience with a photo souvenir, how fun!?
Marcel Burger Bar
87 Rue Américaine – 1050 Ixelles
This marks (finally) the come back of the recipes on LuluFashionCoach.com. Because YES, Lulu’s cooking too!
Since I’ve had several people asking me about my recipes after all my food related pictures on instagram, I decided to post more food in here. Which brings the blog in a new dimension I believe, probably more lifestyle (with my travels and such) but I guess this website evolves just as I do.
So here we go with what’s been lately one of my favourite homemade dish:
The curry noodle soup
(see french version below)
Ingredients (for 3):
– 250gr rice noodles
– 1 cube chicken stock
– 1 liter water
– 1 can coconut milk
– 1 tbsp red curry paste
– 5/6 babycorn (you can cut them in 2 or not) (I buy pre-cooked babycorn)
– about 10 snow peas
– 8/10 mushrooms cut into 4 pieces
– 3 scallions
– fresh cilantro
extra: ginger, lemongrass pouder
Put a big casserole on the heat with some olive oil. After a few seconds put the curry paste to stir a little bit then add the coconut milk.
After 3 to 4 minutes add the water and the chicken stock. Make sure to stir enough to blend curry paste into broth completely.
Add the mushrooms, a few pieces of ginger and some lemongrass pouder. Let everything cook together for about 10-15min.
2-3 minutes before serving add the snow peas and the babycorn.
In a bowl add boiling water and let the noodles cook in it for a few minutes (until service)
While the snow peas and the noodles cook; slice the scallions and cut in small pieces the cilantro.
Put your noodles in a big plate or bowl, pour the soup on top of it. Add the scallions and the cilantro.
When I eat my soup, I like to add some soy sauce and sriracha, for some heat.
And this week I tried a new version with broccoli and without snow peas and babycorn. I also added some fried onions to finish it.
La soupe de nouilles au curry
– 250gr de nouilles de riz
– 1 cube de bouillon de poulet
– 1 litre d’eau
– 1 boite de lait de coco
– 1 cuillière à café de pâte de curry rouge
– 5/6 mini maïs (vous pouvez les couper en deux ou pas) (je les achètes pré-cuit)
– environ 10 mange-tout
– 8/10 champignons de paris coupés en 4 pièces
– 3 oignons jeunes
– coriandre fraiche
extra: gingembre, citronelle en poudre
Mettez une grande casserole à chauffer sur le feu avec un peu d’huile d’olive. Ensuite ajouter la pâte de curry et faite la chauffer un peu dans l’huile, avant de rajouter le lait de coco.
Après 3-4 minutes, ajoutez l’eau et le bouillon de poulet. Faites un peu réduire pour que tout se mélange bien.
Ajoutez ensuite les champignons, quelques bouts de gingembre et la citronelle en poudre. Laissez cuire tout ensemble pour 10-15min.
2-3 minutes avant de servir, ajoutez les mange-tout et les mini maïs.
Dans un grand bol, mettez de l’eau bouillante et plongez-y les nouilles. Laissez les cuires quelques minutes (jusqu’au moment de servir).
Pendant que tout cela cuit, découpez en petit morceaux les ognions jeunes et la coriandre.
Quand tout est prêt, placez les nouilles dans une grande assiette creuse ou un grand bol, at versez la soupe par dessus. Ensuite déposez les morceaux d’ognions jeunes et la coriandre.
Ensuite, au moment de manger ma soupe, j’aime rajouter un peu de sauce soja et de la sriracha, pour relever un peu le tout.