Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ebenezer's Belgian Beer Dinner 2013

Below is a link to photos from a fabulous beer dinner at Ebenezer's
Pub in Lovell, Maine, last week.

I'll be writing about the dinner in various publications. I'll
post info here about that when it happens.

See here for the photos. Click on the arrow button inside the
rectangle in the top right corner to play as a slideshow.




Sunday, August 25, 2013

She Doesn't Mind ...

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                                                                                         sneakers: zara,
                                                                                         shorts: primark,
                                                                                         shirt: pull and bear,
                                                                                         sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                         bag: v73,
                                                                                         watch: michael kors,
                                                                                         ring: parfois,
                                                                                         ph. Olja

Last weekend I wore this combo for a Sunday walk by the river my girl Olja + her adorable baby boy. Simple and comfy with eye catching colorful sneakers.
Hope you will like it!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Le cool ...

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                                                                                      sandals: zara,
                                                                                      shorts: primark,
                                                                                      sweatshirt: mango,
                                                                                      bag: v73,
                                                                                      watch: michael kors,
                                                                                      sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                      rings: lovely, parfois,
                                                                                      ph. Olja

When I saw this sweatshirt on I instantly fell in love! After this gorgeous but yet simple piece hit the store I bought it and I couldn't wait the day to wear it! Chilly summer day was perfect to satisfy my appetite for fall clothes, so I match it with white shorts and gray bag.
Do you like it?

Monday, August 19, 2013

You ain't messing with my dougie ...

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                                                                                     sandals: zara,
                                                                                     shorts: new yorker,
                                                                                     t-shirt: new yorker,
                                                                                     jacket: zara,
                                                                                     hat: h&m,
                                                                                     watch: michael kors,
                                                                                     bracelet: morellato (here),
                                                                                     ph. Maja

If you are following me on the Instagram (@vanjaam) you already know about this look. Favorite shorts lately, mixed with Zara studded sandals, hat with red stripe and a denim jacket  over all.
Do you like it?

For those who are asking me lately about my wavy hairstyle, here is a video (click PLAY) where I recorded couple months ago how I'm curling my hair. :)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

White&gray ...

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                                                                                    sandals: zara,
                                                                                    shorts: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                    t-shirt: mango,
                                                                                    blazer: thanks to Sheinside (here),
                                                                                    bag: V73,
                                                                                    sunglasses: raen,
                                                                                    bracelet: Morellato (here),
                                                                                    watch: michael kors,
                                                                                    ring: parfois,
                                                                                    ph. Maja

Last two weeks I was on vacation, but guess what? I was still working despite that fact! The new project will be revealed soon and I can't wait to show you! Hope that I will also manage to get a few days off again so I can relax on the beach somewhere!
In the meantime, here is a new look! This shorts was quite challenging because its probably one of the most photographed items during this spring/summer season, and I decided to go with white blazer and gray t-shirt with leopard print.
Do you like it?

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lambic experts to speak at Ebenezer's Belgian Beer fest August 23

(Photo, above: Gert Christiaens, 
Oud Beersel)

Gert Christiaens doesn't get away from his Oud Beersel lambic
blendery very often. The demand for his excellent lambic,
Oude Geuze, Oude Kriek, and other beers far exceeds supply,
so he's usually in Belgium, slaving away, producing more lambic
so we beer lovers can be happy. He also runs the business, with
the help of his father, Jos.

Good news, though: Gert is headed stateside in less than two weeks.
You'll have to go to Maine to meet him, and hear a talk from one of
Belgium's hardest working lambic makers. Gert will be there with Yves
Panneels, one of the two brothers that run and own In de Verzekering
tegen de Grote Dorst, one of the Payottenland's premier lambic cafes.

(Photo, above, left-right: Yves and Kurt
Panneels, In de Verzekering Tegen de 
Grote Dorst)

Yves is also in charge of Public Relations for HORAL, the group that
helps protect and promote lambic beer in Belgium. Yves is also an
expert on lambic beer, and is Chairman of the "Geuzegenootschap" a
Gueuze Society that organizes several special lambic events at his cafe:
Night of the Great Thirst; Day of the Kriek; and Day of the Lambic.
I have been to all of them. See here for more info about the cafe.

(Photo, above: In de Verzekering tegen de 
Grote Dorst, Eizeringen, Belgium.)

In fact, this year's Night of the Great Thirst (Nacht van de Grote Dorst)
will be on Saturday, August 24th at Ebenezer's Pub in Lovell, Maine.
"I'll be bringing a special blend that the Gueuze Society made last
December. It's drinking beautifully right now," Yves told me today.
Night of the Great Thirst is held on even years in Belgium, hence
the date in Maine for this year.

(Photo, above: Chris Lively, right, in black
shirt, of Ebenezers Pub, Lovell, Maine.)

Yves will give a lecture titled: "The Typology of Lambic Beers"
at Ebenezers on Friday evening, August 23. Gert will give a talk
"The Revival of Oud Beersel and Authentic Lambic Beers" that
same evening. Contact Ebenezer's Pub directly for details and
ticket availability. See here for their email address and telephone

Ebenezer's owner and lambic lover Chris Lively is organizing
the events. As if anyone needed another reason to celebrate, Chris's
40th birthday celebration is also the same day as
the Night of the Great Thirst, Saturday August 24th. It surely
should be a day of great enjoyment.

(Photo, above: the bar at Ebenezers Pub,
Lovell, Maine.)

There may be a slideshow to accompany the talks. This is sure to
be a special event and sell out quickly!
Ebenezers Belgian beer festival will run from Friday, August 23,
through Sunday, August 25.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Get inspired ...

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Hello Sunday! You know how much I love you!
And if you are not at the beach right now, the best thing that you can do is to get inspired!
So today, I'm sharing with you some old and new blog crushes!
Carolines mode and Song of style are always on top of my list, but these girls climbed up very high:
1. Before our (Jelena and me) winter trip to Paris we were drooling all over the Paris in four months blog. Beautiful photos with very sincere tips about every single cute corner in Paris helped us a lot. Then, we had chance to met gorgeous and talented girl Carin, the author of this great blog and instantly fell in love even more with her story and photos that she makes. Now, I'm getting my daily dose of this incredible place thanks to her. She recently came back from holidays in Italy, so you will have chance to see this charming country too. Click, click, inspire!
2. Next girl, who is also super talented, is Slava Micic. You could see her in this post here.
With her husband, she travels the world, works from amazing places and takes snap shoots of different cities and share through her blog. What I also love about her, besides her great personality and talent, is the fact that everything is possible. With her lifestyle, she can confirm that dreams are coming true! So, click, click and inspire!
3. And the third girl for today is Evangelie Smyrniotaki, the Athens based blogger, founder of . I can't even describe her better than her blog title, she is a true style heroine, with amazing photos and enviable wardrobe you will get inspired for sure! Click, click!

What are you reading/browsing on a daily base? Share with me your favorites, can't wait to check them out!

Friday, August 2, 2013

The potion ...

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                                                                                              boots: isabel marant,
                                                                                              shorts: bershka,
                                                                                              shirt: zara,
                                                                                              belt: accessorize,
                                                                                              sunglasses: ray ban,
                                                                                              watch: morellato,
                                                                                              bracelet: morellato,
                                                                                              ph. Maja

If you're not wearing bikinis and flip flops while you burning your as... , I meant eyes at the beach, boots and bare legs are perfect choice for summer. ;)
Full stop

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Behind the scene ....

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                                                                                        ph. Maja

Finally I managed to gather all these "behind the scene" photos in one place, and turn them into a post.
You know about my big photo shoot for Italian brand Morellato (official photos are HERE ) and today I'm sharing with you how we create them. Different make up, clothes and even a nail polishes, outside and inside scenery, for almost a whole day of shooting. :) Lots of fun for sure!
Hope you will like it!

ps. here you can find names of all who participated it and links to their official contact information! Once again thank you all for a wonderful experience!