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 student 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.
Here is the second part of the article about Canggu (Canggu area and Seminyak), with my favourite addresses.
The next spot is Motel Mexicola
Motel Mexicola is actually located in the center of Seminyak, in a little hidden street. I’m crazy about mexican/tex-mex food, and since it’s really hard to find in Brussels, I was over excited to be able to finally have some mexican goodness.
Besides the food, the places is just amazingly BEAUTIFUL! And the cocktails are super delicious. The price is a little higher than other places, but it’s worth it. I went alone so it wasn’t that exciting but with a bunch of people it looks a lot more fun. And I believe the nights usually end in big parties
Let’s continue on a mexican vibe with Lacalita
I discovered it by passing in front of it a few times to go to the beach. It was actually located the street just next to my guest house, so not even a 5min drive (in Canggu). It seemed mexican, and the place looked so cute I couldn’t resist.
The first time I hate outside a delicious fish burger. I took a picture of the place, posted it on instagram and ended up talking to the instagram account of the restaurant a few days later. I was already planning on coming back, but they definitely convinced me.
That second time I sat at the bar, and enjoyed talking to the different bartenders, they were all super nice, giving me advice on what to eat, but also on where to go to have fun in the neighborhood. I also had one of the best tacos in my life!
Really cool place, but especially, REALLY pretty!
The beach Bar (or whatever its name is)
I discover thanks to my friends living in Canggu, it’s a place where they really like to go and where they took my twice during my stay.
It is literally in front of the ocean, and they also allow you to have a table on the beach. The view is breathtaking, especially at sunset. It’s located in between Canggu and Seminyak
Since I don’t have the name of the place, I can tell you that it’s a few meters after the Mozaic. You can’t miss it, it’s a small wood house (which is the bar) and a few wooden tables and chairs. You can also eat there if you want.
Look at this view!
Next and last spot will be Echo Beach
Still in Canggu, it looks like a big terrace with an amazing ocean view.
They have lots of seafood, cooked on a BBQ, it’s just super yummy. The atmosphere (at least for lunch) is quiet and relaxing. I was, for the most, hypnotised by the sea (or by my plate haha)
And that’s how I ended my beautiful stay. With those delicious grilled shrimps.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask in the comments!
I’m finally back with the next, and last step from my Bali trip: Canggu (pronounced « tchangou »).
I picture Canggu more like an area than a village, because even there’s a small village, everything else is spreaded. It’s very close to Seminyak, about a 15min motorbike drive.
I ended up there because the friends I met at the beginning of my trip lived around there, and it sounded more quiet than Seminyak. I quickly found a guesthouse that looked pretty cool… and I met two germans coming back from Nusa Lembongan as well, and they were going to that place so… I gave it a go! And dammn what a good decision!
The Serenity Eco Guest House is exactly what I needed. Calm, a great location (5min walk from the beach), it has Yoga, Meditation, a restaurant that serves fresh, healthy and alkalin food. It’s not over expensive, rooms are cute and clean. And last but not least… it has a pool!
My second hotspot for Canggu is the Watercress cafe.
It’s actually located in between Canggu and Seminyak. It’s a little cafe that serves delicious and healthy food, a bunch of different salads and yummy fresh juices. Everything looks really incredible.
The place is also pretty cool, a part of the café is actually open.
The street where it’s located is also pretty cool, there’s a bunch of cool restaurant and shops!
Next stop is the Old Man’s bar, facing the beach.
There’s probably way too many Australian to my taste (even though it’s really enjoyable to look at), but the view and the atmosphere is pretty cool, lay low. You’re facing the sea, and the surfers hitting the waves. At sunset it gives one of the most amazing view.
Since I have a lot more to show you, it’s coming in my next post!
A few month ago I received a Bose SoundLink Color to try out. It’s a small speaker that you have to recharge and that you can than take anywhere. I took it mostly everywhere in my apartment, never a chance to take it outside, but it’s definitely an option!
Anyway it took me a while to use it because all of my music is all in my iPod… and you need bluetooth to put music on (I think it’s possible with an iPod if you buy an extra cable). None of my music is on my phone so I felt stuck. Until the day a friend of mine told me just to use Spotify and play it on the Bose SoundLink Color. The perfect idea! (I guess I’m too old school sometimes to think about this kind of things)
Anyway, since then, I never stop using it around my apartment, you’ll see it in the following pictures. It also give you the chance to have a sneak peek at my lovely apartment that I love more and more.
This little speaker has been especially useful in the bathroom while I take my shower, in the kitchen when I cook around in my living room when I clean my apartment. I have to mention, even it’s seems obvious to me (since it’s Bose and to me they make the best products EVER) the quality of the sound is really amazing – and can go really loud (sorry dear neighbors haha). Find all necessary informations right here
The SoundLink Color exist in different shades but I definitely think this one looks really good with the colors of my little cocoon.
If you follow my instagram you may have seen that I went to Barcelona last week, for two days.
I did the trip with a bunch of crazy party people from Brussels, to discover the famous Nasty Mondays parties of Barcelona. The concept is originally from there but has travel in many different places around the globe, before making a stop in Brussels in may.
It has a real concept that I’ve never seen before in Brussels. It’s all about Rock’n’Roll and crazy attitude. I’ve never been the biggest fan of Rock’n’Roll musique, but this parties take the rock to another level. People go crazy and the atmosphere in the club is really insane. Part of it definitely thanks to both organisator and DJ’s Mad Max, and Sören.
I can’t wait to see what it will be like in Brussels, but I can tell you I’m already super excited. The party will be at Bloody Louis, on may 13th. Mad Max and Sören took their tattoos, leather jackets and vinyl all the way from Barcelona, and Ozzy Mozzy will do a come back from hell just for a night. Excited much?
Find all infos on the Facebook Event
And now, some show off photos from my two days in Barca!
I’m so sorry it’s been forever! I just really wanted to let you know that I do not forget about the blog, but the past weeks have been crazy!
While still looking for a job, I’ve been taking extras here and there (a girl’s got to eat, ya know), and somehow, with events popping every other day, and a very big lack of sleep (or an health issue, don’t know yet) whenever I have some free time I just spend it sleeping. I guess it explains why I haven’t had a second to myself to either take an outfit picture OR actually take the time to write a little something.
With a 5 minutes window in my crazy schedule, I finally decided to do so. Since I haven’t shown you any outfits in like, forever, here are a few pictures taken lately, at parties, of by myself!
Playing Diva’s at Après-midi croque monsieur
And right after, at the Fly
Being my very own self, a wild bartender at Bar du bois – JX
Or going crazy for Jeudi Une Fois
And also being a good volunteer for the Saint-Sein party, against breast cancer
Drunk Happy Faces
Random elevator outfit
As probably a lot of you have seen already, I cutted my hair really short, about 2 weeks ago.
Now people wonder, how did I get there? Why would I cut my long, beautiful hair, that I’ve had long all my life, and go super short? Well here’s the story…
It started about then years ago, with this
Agyness Deyn for Jean Paul Gaultier. I believe that’s how I discovered Agyness, and I directly fell in love with her hair (and her style, later on). I thought the haircut was just fucking amazing, and wished for many years to have the same… but always thought it wouldn’t look good on me. However, I always had it somewhere in my mind, never forgot about it.
Then, lately, a few « celebrities » started to have the same haircut, people with different shapes of faces (I always thought I didn’t have a good shape for short hair…go figure!)
There was Miley of course
But then, there was also Garance Doré, which was a big shock. She’s always had long hair too, and her hair are super curly, just like me, and she had the guts to do it anyway!
And I thought it looked amazing on her.
The following step is that I met Alain Spaens, who owns the hairsalon by Joseph, a few months ago. And we started talking about doing a collaboration. I didn’t want to change my color, but for once, I was ready to change my haircut.
When I first asked him what he thought, he said « super short »! At first I was scared and said no. It was such a big change! But with time the idea grew in my mind, and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
Since I know that he’s really talented, if I had to do it at some point in my life, it had to be with him! So I went for it! We first had a little meeting at his salon to talk about it, the place is just super cosy…
And then, the day after…. IT HAPPENED!
And then… VOILA!
I have to say I couldn’t be happier with the result! It’s exactly what I wanted, and it stays really me. People seem to really like it too, since I’ve got so many compliments.
So if you’re in need for a change, I would deeply advise you to pay a visit to my friend Alain at his hairsalon, his hands are magical!
Rue des Minimes 25 – 1000 Bruxelles