Last week I had a jewelry party for Eve’s Eye, which ended up being a really great turnout. But before the jewelry party happened I needed to come up with a tabletop layout. I wasn’t sure how I wanted it to look, but it needed to be simple and clean. I also wanted to stay on a budget and not spend too much money.
To start I found a nice table cloth at ZARA Home which was the base for everything. I then went to the craft store and found some nice wood blocks, which I then ended up painting a gold yellow color. I found the jewelry stands at a cute little boutique called Rose Shop where I could hang some of the necklaces. And that’s it! It was a really simple display where everything looked clean and organized. It was exactly what I had imagined!
Here are some photos that I took really quick as I had setup the table.
The weather is finally getting better again here in Brussels. We were really lucky to have such beautiful weather a couple of weeks ago, and now it’s gone back to rain and cold. Today the sun was out and so I let out the cat’s so they could enjoy the slow progressing weather. Here are a couple of pics to help you know that spring is here and its only a matter of time before summer arrives! I can’t wait.
Okay, I must say that I have been a bad blogger. But I have good reason for my lack of writing.
It was in November that I flew back home to the U.S. for Thanksgiving. Around that time I had been feeling really tired and not sure why. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open! It’s the worst feeling in the world, especially when you feel like you have a lot to do and no energy to do anything. So I figure I’ll get some much needed rest and come back to Brussels refreshed to get back into the groove. Boy was I wrong. Two days into my trip back home I still didn’t feel right. I then realized that I had missed my monthly friend. So my cousin and I went to the local Walgreens and picked up a three pack of pregnancy tests. Sure enough the line appeared. I was in total shock, but excited to start a family. I was also disappointed because I had made plans to go back to America and eat all the foods that I can’t get here in Belgium. I especially was craving sushi, but that never happened. I also made plans to go out and meet up with friends that I had not seen in a very long time, but that was canceled due to my inability to drink and I also wanted to keep the pregnancy a secret.
For the last couple of months I have had no motivation or energy to do anything. It’s true, when you’re pregnant the first couple of months are rough. But now I have my energy back and I’m ready to introduce some new photo necklaces that I will be putting in the shop soon.
For now that’s all folks!
Wood Photo Pendants Coming Soon!
The other day I went to the cemetery in Ixelles. I find this place to be quite beautiful and peaceful. The most intriguing part about going there is that you can see headstones with old vintage photographs from the past. Who were these people, what did they do, how was their way of life?
Now that October is coming to a wrap I thought it would be nice to share these photos with you.
For the last few months I have walked by a restaurant called Neptune off of Rue Lesbroussart. I love the look and feel this restaurant gives off, which had sparked my interest to try this place out. So I called and made a reservation and managed to book the last table available on Friday night. Its a tiny space with limited seating and has a rustic feel to it. When you walk in you see the entire space including the tiny little kitchen. I was amazed how the chef managed to produce all the meals in such a compact space.
To start we had a coupe du champagne and awaited what was to come. You see there’s a set menu and you get what is being served that evening. I guess you have to be open minded about the possibility of being served something that you’re not used to.
The first item that was presented to us was a sea urchin siting all alone on a white plate. At first we weren’t sure how to approach this dish, but then we were told to lift the urchin and to our surprise was a tiny little savory byte of sea urchin with a green sauce. This was just to tickle our palate, and that it did. Visually it was exciting and it made us interact with the food. All our senses were awoken and ready for more.
Following that we had a wonderful soup served with a scallop on the side. The most interesting aspect of this was that the scallop was sitting on what looked like a smoking prairie grass and sage. This gave the scallop a nice smoked flavor.
Next came a halibut fish served with broccoli stems. This dish was very light in flavor and fell a bit flat for me. It lacked salt, which would have made a big difference in the flavor. (sorry no photo)
Then came the reindeer, which I have had once and was not too keen about it. But this place changed my mind about that. It was by far the best dish we had. It was like fireworks in your mouth. There were so many flavors happening. The reindeer was served with poached beetroot and it just melded so nicely together.
For dessert we were served some sort of almond puree with a creamy yogurt like dish. It basically tasted like lemon pie. It was delicious! When it first came out it didn’t look so appealing, but once you tasted it, it made up for its lack of looks.
In all I think that Neptune was a great place, we had great service, and a wonderful food experience. They took risks and gave us a unique food experience. Please note that I may not have given the right description of what we ate since I am still learning french and some words are still new to me. But I will attach a photo of the menu and if you can read french then you’ll know exactly what we had.
All photos were taken with my phone and so I apologize for the dark colors.
Yes, I said photo rings. They are so cool and fun! Instead of wearing some bling you can have glitter that does the same thing. The “glitter heart ring” uses one of my photographs that features a glitter heart with a hot pink back ground. The great thing about photo rings is that they are so different than most rings that have stones or just plain silver or gold. Instead these rings have a unique eye catching photo. Wear this affordable silver plated adjustable photo ring for only $18.00 dollars. Check out eves eye and see all the different photo rings available in my store.
I’m now on papernstitch! Its a great place to find really great pieces of art from wall decor to jewelry. You can see my photos featured on their blog! http://papernstitchblog.com/