Sunday, November 30, 2014

This is nuts...


...that's how good it is. 
I am hungry like almost all the time. But I don't eat a lot, I just always need something to bite. So what better to munch on between meals... yes! granola bars. Sometimes I bought the ones with banana and chocolate flavour at the store but always wanted to make one on my own. I could add whatever I wanted.

My friend Pia over at Joie de Vivre and Cupcakes and all of her granola recipes lately motivated me to make granola bars.

This is what I did:
I used the stuff I had at home at that moment so this is what I used:
oats
almonds
dates
peanut butter
maple syrup

I chopped almonds and dates, then mixed together all the ingredients. I can't say how much I used, I just went by the feeling. It depends on how much bars you want. I also put a lot of peanut butter and it was so delicious. Just keep in mind that peanut butter is the one that keeps other ingredients together. 


So final step is to put the mixture in a square pan and push it down so they are not to high, then put it in the refrigerator for an hour. Now all you have to do is to cut them in squares and that's it! So simple you just have to do it! :) 


Let me know how it goes :)

Wish you a great day!
Love,
Barbara

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Nizalnica


When I started college I never thought I will met so many creative and talented people. One of them is Nina. On that up coming Christmas she prepared a little gift for us. I still remember the golden wrapped present with the little bag which contained a brooch. She made it herself, so that present was extra special. She is very crafty with the jewellery and she always has something new around her neck. It's colorful and vibrant as she is.

She finally decided to open a Facebook page and it's called Nizalnica where she is showcasing some of her work so if you have the time check it out.


Would love to hear your thoughts about this so share them in the comments bellow! Share the love!

ps. ...and because the Holidays are fast approaching maybe you find a perfect gift for someone special or just for yourself :)

Wish you a great day!
Love,
Barbara

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sticky Chocolate Deliciousness


 I was looking at the blogs I follow on bloglovin' and over the years I have piled them quite a lot. So I went through and discovered some good cooking blogs I completely forgot about. One of them is Call me cupcake and the first thing I saw was this Swedish chocolate cake or Kladdkaka as they call it in Sweden. I immediately checked for ingredients if I have everything I need at home. Luckily I had everything so the baking began. It is very simple and I like the fact that it's flour less. The only thing I've changed is coffee, I replaced it with water. 

Find the recipe here + beautiful photos:

Here is how mine turned out...it was SO good! The only problem I have with this cake is that it disappeared too quickly. 


Have a great day everyone!
Love,
Barbara

Saturday, November 8, 2014

It's not winter yet


While taking these photos me and Pia were freezing. I still don't know how I was able to run around in just jeans and t-shirt. Well the fluffy hat helped a lot. But still...the sun was shinning and in good company we were able to shot these photos. After that we ran downstairs for a hot chocolate or in my case coffee with cream and too much chocolate.

T-shirt, jeans-GAP/shoes-Converse,Allstar/watch-s.Oliver

I could actually live in this shirt because it's so soft and comfortable. Yes, yes I say that a lot but that's important to me, that the materials are nice and soft so you feel good throughout the day.

And yes I do wish It was winter already...snow come quick!

Have a great day,
Love,
Barbara


Photo: Pia Anžel

In collaboration with:
Dnevni KichBTC City

Friday, October 24, 2014

Something new


A lot of "new" is going on here. My shorter hair, no jeans for pants and new brand that has finally come to Slovenia - GAP. 

They have a lot of basic pieces which I like, you can really find something that you will be able to wear for a long time. I am usually jeans and t-shirt girl so my first choice was a t-shirt which you will see in a few days :)

pants,shirt-GAP / coat-VeroModa

Hey have you seen where I was on Sunday? Such a beautiful place that is covered in snow right now. Want to go back there ASAP.

Oh and hello Friday!
Love,
Barbara

Photo: Pia Anžel

In collaboration with:
Dnevni Kich, BTC City

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ljubljana Fashion Week / #ljfw

Foto: Karim Shalaby

Yesterday was the opening event of this seasons Ljubljana Fashion Week. It was different than what we were used to see. It was actually one night at City Museum Ljubljana, where many fashion enthusiasts gathered for a drink and watch the short movie where they presented us the collections.

Foto: Klemen Razinger

It was actually a nice evening in good company, we sure will miss those three days when we all get together and watch the fashion show, but hey what's important here is that the designers show their new collections, which were amazing by the way.

The presentation of the clothes and the movie will be at Ljfw Plac at Mestni trg 15 in Ljubljana for all those who wish to see the clothes in person and maybe talk to the designers him/herself. It will be there until Sunday 19.10.. opening hours are from 9 to 21.

Foto: Mimi Antolovič

But for those who can't, below you can watch the short movie that was presented yesterday.


LJFW / Pomlad-poletje 2015 / Spring-Summer 2015 from Ljubljana Fashion Week on Vimeo.

Share your thoughts in the comments bellow. :)

...and it's almost Friday, who's excited?
Love,
Barbara

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Identity


Last week we got the opportunity to see the opening of the exhibition called Identity, which was basically a fashion show. They presented interesting dresses from designers from all over the world.
I was amazed by the whole show, the amazing atmosphere, music, people and of course the dresses.


The one that caught my eye was the little white dress, I like it that it's wearable and I love the details. 

Hello from me and Maja

This month is full of inspiration and great design, I am so happy I am able to see all of this amazing work. 

Still drinking my first coffee today so good morning and wish you a nice day,
Love,
Barbara


Photo: Klemen Kastelic, Aleš Jenko and first photo taken by me

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Month of design / Mesec oblikovanja


On Monday there was an opening of the Month of design. This was my first time attending the exhibitions, I don't know how I managed to skip it last year?!

Well I really didn't know what to expect and I must say I was really impressed! With the venue, the people and the exhibit of course. Just the whole place screams design and I love the atmosphere they created. The pictures definitely don't do the place justice because you have to experience it by yourself. 

This years program is full of interesting lectures and debates about different subject of design. From architecture, fashion, product design. I really recommend if you live nearby or you might just be here visiting that you should see this exhibition. :) It will be here from 6.10. until 6.11.



At the opening they first gave the awards to this years best designers in different categories. Congrats to the winners!


Later we saw Tapas exhibition from Spain and this is the first time presented in Europe. Very interesting.

As you can see in the photos there are kitchen supplies made in innovative way and with modern design. To me the coolest thing was the cutting board for the bread, it has holes for the bread crumbs to fall into and that lead into a bowl that collected the crumbs for the birds to eat. Not to mention the coolest kitchen table with hand football! The cutest are the cups that have bunny nose at the bottom :)


Oh and how cool are these huge swings?! Hello from me and Pia!

If you want more you can check out my instagram, I'm always on the hunt for a great photo :)

Love,
Barbara


Photo by Pia Anžel