Friday, September 28, 2012

"The World Atlas of Beer" published, and Cantillon's Quintessence



"The World Atlas of Beer" was recently published, and it is
a must read book. The authors are Tim Webb and Stephen Beaumont,
both well known in Belgian and other beer circles.

Before I proceed, I will let you know, in the interest of disclosure,
that I did have two of my photographs published in the book,
which I'm very pleased about.

The first is of brewer Jean-Pierre Van Roy of Brasserie Cantillon
in Brussels, on page 29a (top.) This half-page photo was taken in
November 2008, during the Quintessence, Cantillon's twice yearly
beer and food pairing event. In fact, the event has become so
popular that the next Quintessence will be held over two days.



(Photo, above: Jean Van Roy pouring at Cantillon's
Quintessence in 2008. Jean's son, Jean-Pierre, is pictured
on page 29/top photo in "The World Atlas of Beer.")

It's next weekend. Yep, if you are in Belgium next weekend,
get there! Friday, 5 October will be reserved for members of
the "Brussels' Museum of Gueuze"and professionals in the beer
world, while Saturday will be for the general public.
The menu and details are here

The second photo is that of brewmaster Dirk Naudts of De
Proefbrouwerij in Lochristi, East Flanders, on page 77. This
photo also occupies a half page in the book.

To have a look at these photos, you'll just have to get a copy
of the book. :)

While I have not read "The World Atlas of Beer" from cover to
cover, I have read most of the section on Belgium-no surprise
there! It is certainly a fine introduction and overview of Belgium's
brewing heritage, styles, breweries and cafes. While written with a
general audience in mind, it will still be of much interest to
well-informed beer lovers. A good balance has been achieved
between appealing to Belgian beerophiles and keeping things
simple enough for novices to enjoy and understand.

In short, well done on the Belgian section. In fact, all the sections
of the book that I have read seem well-researched and well illustrated.

I saw several copies at a Barnes and Noble here in Baltimore,
Maryland, this week, and they can be purchased on-line at Amazon here

Our Home State!


This month we decided to stay here and enjoy everything that our home state has to offer.  Then we decided that we would share it with you all in case you were thinking about planning a trip this way!!

Vermont is beautiful any time of year, but fall is an especially magical time because that’s when you can witness the most stunning foliage.  With vivid colors of bright reds, luxurious oranges and dazzling yellows among them, you won’t be disappointed we promise!  

Leaf peepers (not a term I have ever used before, but I figured I would try it out on this post) from all over the country will have the same idea you do, so book early to make sure you don’t have to settle for a less-than-desirable lodging location.   You don’t want to risk having a long trek to the best foliage-viewing spots.  Plus, the longer you wait, the higher the prices will rise.  

The peak foliage time can be anywhere from the last few days in September to the first couple of weeks in October.  Unfortunately it’s going to be different timing ever year, so its tough to say when the best time to come and enjoy the scenery is.  I will say that if you come early to mid October, you can’t go wrong!  Plan to stay for at least one week or more (if you can of course, we love visitors to the state!) so that you can catch the most brilliant color displays.  Staying longer will make for a more enjoyable and relaxing trip, allowing you to take day trips to the best scenic areas, take tours at a leisurely pace and stop to take as many photos as you want.  If you can’t stay for a week or two, come for a long weekend!  I promise that you will love the sights!!


Killington Peak
                       
This is one of those things you simply must experience for the pure thrill of it.  The best way to see Killington Peak, the second highest summit in Vermont’s Green Mountains, is to take a sky ride called the K-1 Gondola ride.  You will glide over the most amazing landscape and take in a spectacular aerial view of the foliage.  Definitely bring your camera, and definitely bring a strap for your camera!  Its a long way down and the search and rescue mission will be challenging.  I’ve lost some sunglasses to Killington.  

Once you arrive at the Peak, you’ll be in for another treat.  There is an observation deck from which you can take in breathtaking views, made all the more so by the color-changing leaves.  After you’ve had your fill, you can relax and dine at the restaurant located right on the summit, knowing that another eye-pleasing event awaits your return trip on the K-1.


Jenne Farm

Located in the hills of Reading, Vermont, this is one of the most photographed farms in New England.  Fall is an especially popular time, as that’s when this already scenic farm becomes the site of color-changing splendor.   The farm hosts an annual Fall Photo Contest, so definitely bring your camera and take your best shot!  


Your fall excursion in Vermont is going to be a very aesthetic and memorable experience.  Remember to plan early and set aside enough time to capture the full magic of the season. In addition to long, scenic drives, a trip to Killington Peak and Jenne Farm are must-sees to complete your most colorful vacation ever!


Enjoy the visit here!!


-Cliff and Tiff

Brown sugar ...

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                                                                                            boots: zara,
                                                                                            shorts: primark,
                                                                                            t-shirt: h&m,
                                                                                            cardigan: benetton,
                                                                                            bag: benetton,
                                                                                            watch: michael kors,
                                                                                            sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                            ph. Masa


Today, just a quick reminder: i love September! Sunny but not so hot, chilly but not yet freezing, just enough to get a hug from someone, or grab a big cardigan, it`s your choice! ;) This is how i`m imagining autumn!
Do you like it?



Thursday, September 27, 2012

Something sweet ...

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                                                                                              ph.via pinterest 

Sorry, but i have some huge cravings today and i need someone who will share these feelings with me. Creamy and tasteful, with chocolate or fruit, in the jar or as a cupcake, with cheese or with biscuits i`m not picky at all! For most of these photos you may find the source and also the recipe by clicking on the particular photo in my "Something sweet ..." board on the Pinterest!
You also know how much i love cakes and cookies, and i`m promising that i will continue with my recipe section soon!
Have a nice Thursday!

p.s. you still have chance to win the Sheinside giveaway, click and enter Here!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Lost&found ...

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                                                                                              sneakers: pull&bear,
                                                                                              jeans: zara,
                                                                                              sweater: zara,
                                                                                              scarf: pashmina (from Turkey),
                                                                                              bag: non branded,
                                                                                              bracelets: cotton candy, accessorize,
                                                                                                              ringeraja,
                                                                                              watch: thanks to Urban watch,
                                                                                              sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                              ph. Branislava ( Divine World of Fashion)


Before i went on holiday to Turkey, my blogger girls and i had our drink time in the afternoon (you can see by my shorter hair that it was almost two months ago). For that day, i picked a relaxing look, favorite boyfriend jeans, sneakers, oversized sweater and a little bit of jewelery. Comfy and easy for spending hours and hours outside your home.
Do you like it?

p.s. if you wanna check all my looks with some particular type of clothes, just enter in the search box word that you are looking for, and it will pop out! for example, you can  write "sneakers" and my every single outfit with them will be shown! ;)
p.p.s. huge thanks to Brana for making these lovely photos!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hello autumn ...

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                                                                                               shoes: mango,
                                                                                               dress: thanks to romwe (here),
                                                                                               bag: aldo,
                                                                                               sunglasses: accessorize,
                                                                                               watch: michael kors,
                                                                                               ph. Olja


Wouldn`t be great if the autumn decide to surprise us and give us the dreaming temperatures so we could wear dresses, shorts, layers but still bare legs?! I`m voting for it! This time, i paired a beige dress with black collar and buttons , cat eye sunglasses, classic black shoes and Kelly look a like bag.
What do you think about my match? ;)

p.s. don`t foget to enter the Sheinside giveaway Here!
p.p.s. huge thanks to my sweetie Olja for making these great photos!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sheinside Giveaway ...

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Well, in the name of the first day of autumn, let`s make a new Giveaway! ;)
Sheinside.com will award two winners, they will receive 50$ voucher to spend on their online store, necklace and a secret gift! How great is that?! On the first photo i choose some of the garments (jacket, sweater and pants) which are under the 50$ as a my suggestion for the winners! There are so many great things that you can pick for this amount of money.
So, here are the rules:
1. you should follow my blog in the most easiest way for you (GFC, Bloglovin` or Facebook page),
2. register on the Sheinside.com 
3. leave a comment under this post with the same email address that you used for the registration

and that`s pretty much it.
We are playing until next Saturday 29th of September, using the random.org i will pick the winners!
Good luck! :)

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Zahvaljujući Sheinside.com sajtu, narednih sedam dana imaćete priliku da se prijavite i učestvujete u novom Giveaway postu! Ovoga puta, biramo dva pobednika koji će osvojiti vaučere od 50$ koje mogu potrošiti na njihovom sajtu, ogrlicu i tajni poklon! :) Na prvoj slici možete videti moje predloge za odeću koja iznosi manje od 50$ (jakna, džemper i pantalone), izbor je zaista veliki tako da ćete lako pronaći nešto i za vas!
Evo i pravila, potrebno je da:
1. pratite moj blog na vama najlakši način (GFC- sa desne strane bloga, preko Bloglovin`-a ili da lajkujete Facebook stranicu),
2. registrujete se na Sheinside.com sajtu (ukoliko već imate profil ne morate ponavljati ovaj korak),
3. ostavite komentar ispod ovog posta sa email adresom koju ste koristili pri registraciji!

Igramo se do sledeće subote, 29. septembra, a pobednike ćemo izabrati pomoću random.org sajta!

Želim vam puno sreće! :)


Friday, September 21, 2012

Antwerp's Modeste Bier Fest returns in 2 weeks



In just 15 days, a great new Belgian Beer festival will return for
a second edition. The Modeste Bier Fest, first held last October 1-2,
will again be staged on the grounds of Brouwerij De Koninck in
Antwerp. This year's dates are 6 and 7 October.



I attended last year, and was very impressed by the breweries
and beers represented, and how smoothly the first time event
was run.



There were about 35 Belgian breweries on hand. The
Duvel-Moortgat family of breweries, such as Achouffe,
De Koninck, Duvel, and Liefmans, were, of course,
represented. Duvel-Moortgat owns the De Koninck brewery,
and has been making improvements to it since its purchase a
few years ago.



Most of the twenty members of the Belgian Family Brewers
Association were on hand as well. These included greats like
Dupont, Dubuisson, Het Anker, St. Bernardus, and Verhaeghe,
among others.

Photo, above: Karel Goddeau, Geuzestekerij De Cam,
and Brouwerij Slaghmuylder.


See: here for the list of all the Belgian Family Brewers.

Small breweries were well-represented as well. "We like to help and
promote small breweries," said Hans Bombeke of 't Antwerps Bier
College (ABC) a craft beer education and promotion group. ABC
helped organize and staff the event, in cooperation with Br. De Koninck.

Photo, above: Gregory Verhelst, Brasserie La Rulles,
with his wife.


Such breweries included Blaugies; Boloens; lambic blender De Cam;
De Dochter van de Korenaar; Den Hopperd; Drie Fontienen; Hof ten
Dormaal; Inter-Pol; La Rulles; Les 3 Fourquets; Pirlot; 't Smisje; and
more.

Photo, above: Johan Brandt, Brouwerij 't Smisje.


The weather could not have been better: about 80 degrees
and sunny the entire weekend.

Photo, above: Pierre-Alex Carlier (left) and Marie-Noelle 
Pourtois, Brasserie de Blaugies.


Tours of the De Koninck brewery were given on a regular basis
throughout the weekend, in several languages.

Photo, above: Tine (left) and Pol of Brasserie Inter-Pol.


Belgian beer luminaries such as Sven Gatz of the Belgian Brewer's
Association, Duvel-Moortgat CEO Michel Moortgat, Chris Bauweraerts
of Achouffe, Professor Denis de Keukeleire, and others were on hand
to bring in the new fest as well.



Food was available as well, in the form of a number of vendors.

A look at the 2012 fest shows about 40 breweries plan to be on hand.
The event runs from 11 am to 7 pm both the Saturday and Sunday.
See: here for more info, and here for even more photos!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1,2 step ...

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                                                                                             boots: zara,
                                                                                             shorts: new yorker,
                                                                                             t-shirt: mango,
                                                                                             cap: non branded,
                                                                                             bag: benetton,
                                                                                             sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                             ph. Olja



Now, i need to make a confession: i`m totally in love with this look and photos! No, i`m not a narcissistic person at all, but com on , look at them! ;) Something between Isabel Marant and my high school r`n`b playlist, i managed to keep together all my favorite pieces. Boots (on a bare legs of course), ripped shorts, tee with the numbers and aviators. The addition was this cap which is a great way to cover your "dirty" hair! ;)
Hope you can recognize my true character through the photos, because they represent me better than the rest!
Can`t wait to hear your thoughts about this sporty look! :)

p.s. huge thanks to my beloved Olja!