Good Sunday my dear readers and welcome to a new cycle of posts on my blog, “Sunday cafe”! I’ve been living in Finland for almost 9 years and thought this time I have met many wonderful, inspiring individuals and creatives whom have impressed me with their personalities, work, etc. I wanted to start something new on the blog, so since I see L’art of fashion as a place where I like to inspire, share and bring always something beautiful to an “ordinary”. I thought that a sit down chat with a likeminded individuals would be something that would interest you too…
It’s been couple of months since I’ve been to a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Helsinki city – Boulevard Social. If you are interested, you can read my previous review here. It was around Christmas time when I had the pleasure to try the enchanting tastes and flavours of Mediterranean delight at Boulevard Social. Third restaurant to open by the BW restaurant chain, but nothing less successful or amazing as compared to the other restaurants.
Siitä on muutama kuukausi aikaa kun kävin viimeksi tässä mahtavassa ravintolassa, mikä sijaitsee aivan Helsingin sydämessä – Nimittäin Boulevard Socialissa. Jos olet kiinnostunut niin voit lukea minun edellisen arvosteluni täältä. Se taisi olla viime vuonna Joulun aikoihin kun minulla oli ilo päästä kokeilemaan näitä lumoavia Välimeren makuja Boulevard Socialissa. Kolmannessa ravintolassa minkä BW ravintola ketju on aikoinaan avannut. Ja se ei ole yhtään sen vähäpätöisempi ravintola kun ne ketjun aikaisemmatkaan paikat.
If you’ve been reading my blog and following my photography work for a while now, you might have noticed that I’m a very emotional person… Somebody who wears her heart on her sleeve, somebody who “triple feels” everything so deeply… When I was little, I’ve been always told to suppress my feelings, to not show them easily and not to everybody. Do you think I’ve learned how to do that? Nope, but I did learn something else… How to mask my feelings.
It’s Friday afternoon already and I’m totally feeling very weekend-ish! It’s hard to concentrate on much and I feel like the whole week just flew by in an instant which means that I’ve been very busy and I still have so much “leftover” work that this weekend won’t be a super laid-back one but I will take a moment here and there to just do fun stuff, like meeting friends and watching a cartoon with my daughter tomorrow.
I’m a fishy-fish kind of gal! Anything fish scores big time with me. 🙂 I love seafood in general and I can eat it raw, cooked, grilled, baked… It all sounds and tastes wonderful to me. One of my ultimate faves is baked octopus. I grew up eating this type of dish very often, esp. in the summertime. I got lucky to find a fresh octopus in my local grocery store so I decided to buy half of it and prepare a nice Sunday lunch for two. I believe that if you have a smaller appetite, this would be enough of lunch for three or even four persons.
Good Monday morning everybody! How was your weekend? I hope that you had as much fun and great times as I did. I feel that I was all over the place ever since September started and I’ve been very happy and thankful for that, because I’ve met some incredibly amazing and inspiring people, I’ve spent lots of time with friends, attended some cool events and did tons of work as well as my conceptual photography shooting/ planning and agreeing on the future shoots. I’m set on having an exhibition next year in Spring and if everything goes well and as planned, creating it will keep me very occupied and hopefully on the top of my creative game until the end of this year.
Well hello Friday!! Who’s exciting for the weekend? It’s been a gorgeous, sunny week and looks like the weekend will be the same. I had tons of work but also fun this week and today + weekend will be completely filled with great people, work, food, events and I’m going to spend about few hours at home in the next three days and I like the way it sounds. 😀
What are your plans for this weekend? Fun and action filled one like mine or more chilled and cozy one at home?
I’d like to share some of randomly picked photos from my Instagram feed and also my top 5s this week!
I’m not sure how many of you have watched or remember the legendary TV series “Cheers”? That little cafe where “everybody knows your name”? Yep, that’s how I feel each time I step inside of Yume restaurant, as my second home, place where everybody knows my name and every time I come there, I know that I’m up for a special treat. Ever since discovering Yume’s fusion flavours bringing us the best of tastes of Asia, I have been a devoted fan of their kitchen and vision. After following through their 4 menu changes, I can only say that they’ve been getting more and more inspiring with the selection of dishes on the menu and the way how they get the best out of each dish is still unresolved mystery to me. 😀 How can they deliver at all times with all of the dishes on the menu? I mean, their sides are equally mind-blowing too.
We’re couple of days into a new month, so happy September to all of my readers! September always marks the end of Summer and beginning of Fall in my “calendar” and with that in mind, I can not escape thinking about the final 4 months of this year. Can you believe it? Only that little is left of 2016 and I intend on giving my best to those final 4 months before embarking onto a whole new year, some new wishes, promises, dreams…
Pastis is the anise flavoured spirit and aperitif from France, typically containing up to 45% alcohol by the volume and 100 gr of sugar per litre. This is the mini task I gave to myself upon visiting Pastis last weekend for brunch – to check out the meaning of word/ name “Pastis”. I saw beautiful, empty bottles labeled Pastis by the big restaurant’s windows and that’s when the curiosity about the name started.