Monday, December 30, 2013

Christmas 2013 and Happy New Year 2014!

The best Christmas is when children believe in magic of the baby Jesus and you get to watch it.... On their face... Hope you had a Merry Holiday Season and wishing you a happy start of 2014! 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Back again: paradise on Earth

It has been a while since I posted and life has been busy ... my birthday (29), stomach flu, fashion show, travel to paradise....yes paradise called Kauai. 

Na Pali Coast

Our vacation was a huge success. Leaving Calgary at -25C and over night arriving into +29C was a dream come true. This island of Hawaii is by far the most favourite place I have been to yet. It is the greenest one of them all and in short, compare to other hot holiday destinations, this combination of green luscious landscape and perfect white sand and even more perfect water in the ocean and the ideal humidity (for me) in the air (as it can be too humid everywhere else! Or too dry like in Calgary).... I felt like a new me ... like I was a happy child once again. I did not have the slightest desire to adjust anything ... as I normaly do with a certainty. We are going back! 

Here are some of our fun moments, and despite the fact that we could not have gone kayaking or hiking or mountain jeep exploring in this green paradise because I am 5 months noticeably pregnant and our boy is under 5 years old, next year, that will all be different! 

Mc Bryde (national tropical botanical) Gardens

Polynesian Luau Dancing

Our beach play

Interesting (strungler) giant tree exploring

Eating Fish, colouring Fish!

Estate Plantation Train Ride and Tropical produce exploring

Local Market Coffee mornings

Minigolfing in the gardens fun!

Getting Plumeria (amazing smell) flowers from my son insisting I wear them at all times (if not there would be tears of sadness only a little boy can achieve)

Plentyful hugging and kissing!

Boat sail to see dolphins and Na Pali coast

Tatoo getting (henna)


Before our trip, Rad and I worked on a small fashion event for the Hudson Bay department store and met some Olympians, tried on a sled and were surrounded by beautiful girls (my son's favourite thing). 

Olympic clothing with leather minis, or leather pants and denim or some glitter, perfection!

Radovan loves blonds, Kimmi did not mind....

Fashion Event and Olympic sled testing

Big brother:

Baby ultrasound before our Kauai trip!

Yes it is a boy no. 2!!

Now it is back to the cold weather back home and soon to be working on those magical Christmas preparations.

Hope you are well!


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Living room update: Painting by Tivadar Bote

Hello Everyone, it has been a while and I am sorry, but pregnancy symptoms have left me with all day nausea and little bloging creativity to speak off. 

Not so long ago we got a new painting by Tivadar Bote for our family room or living room ...what ever you may fancy to call it. We don't have two living rooms as is often common in North America, because I find we would not use them...we have a basement family room hang out with a big movie screen etc. And a lovely front room office with a sofa and deco desk to enjoy adult creative time or a coffee with a girlfriend without kids but that is well. 

So here it is, I LOVE the painting and the colours and the feeling it brings me! Energy and relaxation together, plus Italian vibe. What more is there one needs when I sit down to read or have a drink? 

This BEAUTY comes from the artist's Italia Series, called: Portorose. 

We have also been enjoying some fabulous Czech cooking at home, as my son is requesting that type of food and I am in heaven to satisfy his every craving...well, we all love it!

Here is a simple potato pancake recipe and a dish we made last week for dinner:

1. Peel and finely grate potatoes (8 large), yellow flesh, not the horrible starchy ones please!
2. Add 1/2 tbsp salt, some pepper, and marjoram (mash it in your palm beforehand) and 1 whole egg.
3. Add 4 tbsp of all purpose flower and mix well with a spatula.
4. Heat up canola oil (1/2 cup to a cup for all the panckakes)
5. Place the potatoe mixture with a spoon and flatten it and fry on both sides for about 3 to 5 minutes each.

We ate it with fresh spinach and chicken breasts with thyme. 

And since we just got a load of snow in Calgary this morning, it is only good to eat some heavier fried foods!

...view from our bedroom this morning...

Enjoy ... 


Monday, September 23, 2013

Fall Fashion show - Calgary Hudson's Bay (downtown)

This beautifull historical building and department store is celebrating 100 years in business. What an anniversary. I styled and produced a fashion show for this occassion and it was a great enjoyment for me to come back to work after 3 years of not styling shows. 

Here is how it happened:

"Prep and my helper Rad during styling wearing some girl's clothing ((:"

"Backstage - our 4 yr old boy loves models!"


Feminine Masculine Style

The Punk Rock Chic

City Elegance

Crazy For Furs

Menswear Fabrics - checks and plaids and tweeds etc.

Midcentrury Modern Silhouette

The End

"With Mami after the show"

"Boy's dancing on the Runway"

"My handsome Men"

The SHOW Hair and Make up inspiration:

I hope you enjoyed the glance at our fashion show and style for fall 2013 and wishing you a wonderful stylish week!