Today I want to introduce you to Paradise Festival, the brand new green festival in Belgium. (Read till the end, CONTEST INSIDE!)
I’ve heard about it since many months, and it’s already next week, I have to say I’m super excited!
Why is it the kind of festival I like?
• Well, it’s green. No tickets, everything works with an electronical bracelet with which you pay at every steps of the festival. How practical?
• It’s close! Only a 15min drive from Brussels (Steenokerzeel – Casteel Ribaucourt). Plus for the ones who do not have a car (like me) and always spend hours trying to figure out how to get there, or come back, well UBER is there! Yes, Uber is setting up a unique carpooling solution for Paradise City. To enjoy this exclusive service all you need to do is to enter the code « PARADISECITY15″. On top of that, the ride is free if you share it through the Uber app with two friends.
How much do we love Uber now? EVEN MORE RIGHT!?
• The food sounds amazing! And you know how much I love food, right? It’s in the same spirit, healthy, veggie, green, raw, paleo… What’s there not to love? I mean, look!
• And of course, there’s the line-up. On sunday (which is the day you’ll definitely see me there), there is two stage from my favourite parties in Brussels, LOVE and BRUXSEL JARDIN. I mean, how could I miss this?
So, now let’s get to the interesting part: how to book or win you entrance!?
If you want to book your ticket in a regular way, follow this link and type in the code « Lulu ». As I’m an ambassador I just try to bring as many people as possible, since it’s a festival I really believe in.
The second option is to win 2 tickets for saturday or sunday! YAY
How to proceed?
– go to my instagram @lucievd
– follow me
– share the « paradise festival photo » with the #paradisecity15 and mention me
– tag in the comments the friend you wish to go to paradise city with
And voilà! How easy? The contest will end next friday, you have a week!
Today I’m reviewing one of my favorite Hotspot in Brussels: Odette en Ville. Have you ever heard of that little Hotel/Restaurant located in the heart of Chatelain? It’s been open for a few years now and is the little sister of Chez Odette located in Williers, France.
I discovered Odette en Ville only at the end of 2014, thanks to friends, but I had never set a foot there before. It’s seemed to « posh » to me, but guess what? It’s never too late to realize you’re wrong. I was completely seduced by the place, and by the staff, who is more than adorable.
I usually go there for a few drinks, on weekends, but also any other day of the week. Because yes, Odette en Ville is open everyday! And for once (in Brussels) it’s good to know a place that is open everyday, no matter what.
They make some of the best cocktails I have ever tried, thanks to their amazing bartender Alexis (and Julien who’s getting better day by day 😉 )
I’ve eaten a few times there, but I was kindly invited a few weeks ago to try their lunch. They have an interesting lunch formula every week, from monday till friday for 22€ including a starter, a main dish and a tea or coffee. I actually ended up choosing plates from the menu, and it was all super yummy!
I started off by asking an alcohol free cocktail to Alexis, which I’ve done before a few times, and it’s just as good as a regular cocktail!
I then chose the boiled egg with truffle and wild mushroom… INSANELY good!
I finished off with sesame seared tuna with a wasabi sauce (with a salad and fries as side dishes)
I really loved how clean is the presentation, still making me want to devour the plate right away!
To be completely honest, it is kind of an expensive place to eat, that’s why I usually go there at night and only go for drinks. They serve probably the best cocktails of Brussels (it’s then worth its prices…)
Since a few month now, there is also « Les Apéros d’Odette en Ville », which is always fun. A great way to discover the magic of Odette, without being maybe intimidated by entering the charming place on a regular night.
Here is a great memory from the Apéro of March
And if you pass by, look around, I might be there just hanging around with friends… And come say hi!
Small article today to show you the outfit I was wearing last wednesday to have a few drinks with friends at La Terrasse de l’Hippodrome. The weather was starting to get nicer, so I went for something summery (that would still keep me warm when the temperature lowers when the sun is gone).
I was wearing my brand new sandals by Sam Edelman, and they seem to match so many of my outfits, I’m so happy with them!
Wearing: ZARA blazer – SANDRO shirt – TRUE RELIGION jeans – H&M necklace – STELLA MC CARTNEY bag – SAM EDELMAN sandals
Have a wonderful weekend!
With a bright and sunny day like this one, I thought it was the perfect day to share with you the recipe of my delicious Tacos.
It may sound weird but as much as Fajitas is more of a winter dish to me, Tacos sounds really summery. And THAT’S WHY today’s tacos wednesday!
(if you want to check out my fajitas recipe anyway, it’s right this way)
• soft shell tacos (hard shells are too hard to eat)
• shrimps (I buy them frozen)
• avocado (count 1/person)
• sour cream
• sriracha sauce
• cayenne pepper
• espelette pepper
• olive oil
• salt & pepper
About an our before cooking, I take out the shrimp from the freezer, and make them marinate in a little bowl with: chopped garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper, paprika, espelette pepper, cayenne pepper and a little bit of sriracha sauce.
An our later, I start to prepare the side I want to be able to put in my tacos. I always make the same ones, they taste the best to me: guacamole and salsa
For the guacamole: I mash the avocados, I had some chopped tomatoes, chopped red onions and some cilantro. On top a touch of olive oil, some lime, salt & pepper.
For the salsa: chopped tomatoes, cilantro. On top olive oil, lime, salt & pepper.
I put the lettuce in a bowl, and get the sour cream ready
Once that’s all done, I just need to cook my shrimps and heat up my taco shell.
After, I make my tacos to my taste, usually adding a bit of sriracha on top for the heat!
I recently discovered the brand Undiz, I had mentioned it to you on the bikini post a few days ago. As I told you then, I was really seduced by the brand, they have really fun and colorful underwear. Their range spreads also to swimwear, homewear and pajamas of course.
While discovering the shop I came across a pair of PJs pants that made my heart melt right away. But as I am always kind of unconventional and need to do things differently, I know right away I wouldn’t wear it as a PJ pants but as a regular pants.
It was a bit of a challenge for the styling because it has to be really chic, unless I was afraid people could tell it was a PJ pants. Thankfully, it looks like I did a good job at it, no one noticed (or no one said anything…) and I even got a few compliments! GRACIAS
Wearing: UNDIZ PJ pants – H&M trend top – ZARA blazer – EXIT shoes – JEROME DREYFUSS bag