finally one of my most creative and talented friends has launched her own blog. i've only been nagging her about it for the past few years. i am so looking forward to seeing manon's gorgeous photography, super cute illustrations and cool interior ideas appear on there - i really am beyond excited about this. can you believe she just decided to frame the packaging of the magazine i got her from berlin, right there on the spot? and the result looks like it's straight from a magazine. okay, i'm done gushing.
now please go check out clique chique. photo by manon via clique chique
i didn't spend much time in copenhagen last time i went, so i was happy to find our hotel conviently located super close torvehallerne kbh. i had read about the indoor food market and being the food market geek that i am, i desperately wanted to check it out. it was okay, mostly. some stalls were more interesting than others, but i really liked the vibe at the place. a nice mixture of hipsters, locals and tourists. and i got to sample the coffee collective - which was awesome. for more pictures and personal anecdotes visit 70percentpure on facebook
you all know i'm a fan of roa, right? ghent street artist, lots of black and white, rats, bunnies, birds, skeletons - what's not to love? so when we went out for dinner in the arts district downtown los angeles, i was stoked to come across these works by him. i had completely forgotten to put them in our itinerary, so it was just a happy coincidence we bumped into them.
so i left for copenhagen earlier this month without my identity card (turns out your driver's license will also get you into any schengen country, who knew?) and without my camera's battery charger - so all i've got are these crappy iphone pictures. for a minute at the airport i thought i had also forgotten my iphone, but that turned out to be a false alarm. i need to have a rule in my life that when i am in three different countries in one week, every essential is somehow attached to my body.
moving to geneva is pretty exciting, and i am so looking forward to it - but it's made us face some tough decisions. when we first decorated our apartment in antwerp, we never thought we'd only live there for two years, and we put our heart and soul into it. unfortunately our swiss apartment is about half the size, and we are not able to bring everything we love with us.
so we are selling some of our stuff that is now preloved but waiting to be loved some more by someone else. if you're interested in our buzzispace lamps (sold), our supercomfy living room sofa (sold) or the cool denim sofa i had in my office (sold) - just click the links for more pictures over at kapaza.
it's not often a press release lands in my inbox and i immediately feel compelled to share it here - but this brand is belgian and though i'm moving abroad soon i still have a thing for belgian talent. though it is combined with english blood here, so i understand. in any case, check out pierre de greef and sophie bartle's scarves: they rock.
eating, i am a master at. cooking, not so much. i can't tell you how excited i am to be living under the same roof as my boyfriend again soon - because he more than makes up for my lack of talent in the culinary department. we are currently rediscovering the simple things, like homemade pesto with our home grown basil and roasted walnuts and pine nuts (a genius combination, so i learned). i was never really a big fan of pesto - but that was before we made our own, obviously. i loved tweaking the recipe until we got it just right for our taste.
another one of the highlights of our stay in los angeles was our visit to the j. paul getty museum. we had some trouble locating the actual entrance, but it was well worth the trek. when it comes to location, architecture and view - the getty is without rival. i think we spent as much time gazing down the hills at the city's skyline as looking at herb ritts' portraits - both were pretty amazing sights.
i am probably very late to the party, but i just came across this beautiful video by surface to air and i simply had to share. i love the mellow atmosphere - it already makes me nostalgic for those hot, lazy summer days that will soon be in the past again. it's also the first example of a man wearing a wedding ring that i didn't hate. (it's crazy how little details like that spring out to my wedding-oriented mind right now)
i'm not a big fan of outfit blogs, but i do admit i'm having some sort of style crush on sincerely jules - and i think it stems from the way in which she meshes sporty and girly. her style's seemingly effortless but hits all the right notes at the same time. something to aspire to whenever i'm in front of my closet without inspiration. all images via sincerely jules