梦想

受我父亲的影响,从小我就爱下厨房。总是有一个画面,我站在父亲身边看他炸猪油,打鱼丸,做蛋饺等。我很享受做菜的过程,慢工出细活,我喜欢没有压力的慢慢打理。不像我在餐厅做主厨助手,那是对速度和人抗压能力的考验。当然啦,如果你去餐厅,肯定不希望一份菜要等超过30分钟。即使米其林餐厅,上菜的速度也是很有保证的。

所以我一直有一个梦想,自己开一个餐厅,做自己喜欢的菜,用心做。我和老公提起过好几次,他都是给我一盆冷水,说我只是喜欢做菜,但不懂得经营之道,肯定会亏本。所以这颗梦想的种子在我心里一直埋着没有发芽。直到上周,他突然提起开餐厅的事情。说如果能在我家附近,盘到好的地,他愿意开一家餐厅或者咖啡馆让我打理。

天哪!

我简直不敢相信自己的耳朵,也许我的梦想真的要照进现实了。于是这几天,我就在想如果开餐厅,要开成什么样子,取什么名字,做什么菜,等等等等。

我希望的餐厅是人们进入餐厅后可以慢下来,享受周围坏境和全身心投入吃饭的餐厅,绝对不是汉堡、薯条、匹萨饼。但是也不是米其林那种过度注重视觉感官的。我在一条视屏上看到一个坐落在台湾叫春余院子的餐厅,就是我想要的那种餐厅,非常的有禅意。

真心希望有一天,我的梦想可以实现。

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Lost in the Wonderland

After meeting my midwife yesterday, I decided to spend some time and money on baby stuff.

The option here in Iceland is not so much, there’s a local brand called iglo + indu, found 2008 by fashion designer Helga Ólafsdóttir. They use prints like puffins and very good material.

Yet I like to have more choices. Petit Bateau and Bonpoint are the first ones came into my mind. When I lived in Paris, I loved Petit Bateau, not only for their super soft material, but the clean design.

Therefore, as I googled Petit Bateau, a website called Babyshop came first. They have a broad range of infant clothing, also strollers, car seats, toys, ect.

At further search, I finally came to Aden + Anais, which by far my favorite. The Australian-born founder Raegan Moya-Jones is the person behind the brand. Prince George and Blue Ivy Carter were both spotted in her chic baby swaddle. The material she use is muslin.

It is a cotton fabric of plain weave. It is made in a wide range of weights from delicate sheers to coarse sheeting. It gets its name from the city of Mosul, Iraq, where it was first manufactured. Early muslin was handwoven of uncommonly delicate handspun yarn, especially in the region around Dhaka, Bengal. It was imported into Europe for much of the 17th and early 18th centuries.

– Wikipedia

 

Tisane

Tisane is also called herbal tea, which are usually contain mint, dill, fennel, anis, flowers…etc. Because they’re caffeine-free, thus a perfect drink for pregnant women and for those who doesn’t consume caffeine. They also have digest and calm effect to the body, having one after a meal is just heaven.

I got this bag from a friend in Norway, she picks the herbs from her own garden and dry them.

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Tea cup from tipcup

It doesn’t matter if you’re a big fan of design, art or not, Icelandic design, or Nordic design is something special and outstanding. They use a lot of material from the natural, such as leather, feather, rocks, stones, fur, etc. and most of the time, they’re rather simple and minimalism.

Approaching Christmas, small and big markets are everywhere, people are trying to show their stuffs around Christmas.

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List = Art, hönnu = design, safn = museum.

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A playful little can

It was warm, no wind and the sun was shining. I believe the temperature was over ten.
Waked up at eight, went for a hot yoga at ten for one and half hour. Then walked downtown with my sister-in-law to the annual farm food market in the music concert hall – Harpa, from organic vegetables, raw chocolat, smoked meat/fish, honey, bread to ice cream.

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Approaching to the X’mas, the flower shop down in Harpa decorated with all kinds of Christmas decoration. I just love it, shining, gleaming and glamour. The sun was shining though the mirror, glasses, I felt like Alice in a wonderland.
Then I found something very interesting, playful, called “spiladós” in icelandic, and in Engilsh it’s “music box”. All girls have one when they were little. You wind the box and it will play the melody, the most classic one is a girl playing ballet. Yet these ones are quite special, they’re made of bamboo or shells, very delicate.

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Spíladós = music box = boîte à musique = 八音盒
Spila: to play; dós: can, tin

Noir

A Paris-based simply, elegant, avant-garde fashion brand.

To capture the essence of the brand, Dice Kayek found a kindred spirit in film director Marie Schuller, head of fashion at SHOWstudio. Schuller scripted an experimental film, NOIR, which is less a fashion presentation than a fashion editorial sprung to life. Taking as a point of departure the designer’s and director’s mutual love of German expressionism, constructivism and film noir, the four-minute video riffs on key scenes from the 1961 Alain Resnais film “Last Year at Marienbad”, depicting glamorous, sometimes troubling dream-like scenes from the life of a young couple, complete with special effects that recall the golden era of Hollywood.

source: Dice Kayek