HAIR BAND STYLE

….with Ltd #artscarf from SchimJolie

Hair Band Style
Heluuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!

I felt playful this morning and decided to try a new look with the #artscarf.

It’s really getting colder up north so wearing it like a dress is a bit to cold for me now!

These days I mostly use the Ltd #artscarf’s as a shawl, a poncho, a cape or a nice neck scarf to compliment my otherwise very neutral and straight outfit!

But today I decided to use it as a chick hair band. I’ve noticed that this style is really trendy right now so here I the result of pulling all my hair forward, secured with long flat clips.

Then I have this wavy iron to give me the texture in the fringe and at last I tied the Ltd #artscarf «Yellow Summertime» twice around my head! (Use the blue link to see full size and how you can get it)

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Ltd #artscarf «Yellow Summertime» from SchimJolie used as a hair band

I like it!

So maybe that’s the style I use when I in less than fifteen hours is on my way to the «City of Lights» to meet with the fashion Industry in Paris.

The City Of Lights - Paris
The City Of Lights – Paris

Have a nice afternoon! Et a bientot :-)

ALPACA ALMIGHTY – du store alpakka

On thursday we met with Alpakka Lista. Alpacas have fascinated me for a long time, and I started to google and try to find out more about them this summer. Therefore when I found out about the livestock farm at Lista I just knew I had to go!

We got a really nice meeting with Cecilie Nilsen who is the «mother» of over 45 alpacas.

She imported her first stock from New Zealand in 2009 and has never looked back. She told us that the process has been long and challenging, but well worth it, when coming this far.

She gets lots of attention from tourists and from the people in the little communities of the ares around Lista.

And you don’t have to wonder why…really!

Lista fotoshoot for www.schimjolie.com
The Cutest Alpaca Girl Ever

Alpacas are used in therapy and mindfulness. And just to sit and observe a flock of alpaca is very tranquilizing and interesting.

CBS NEWS

http://www.iolanthealpacas.com

Cecilie tells us that their attitude resembles of a cat’s. They are very independent, curious, a bit shy. They are elegant and graceful. And they are beautiful, funny and friendly.

But not like the cat, you can train an alpaca, they are super intelligent and responsive to training. Left alone you can pet them but:

The alpacas do not like to be cuddled when they are in their flock on the field, they are not that kind of animal. They totally ignore you and pull away if you try to stoke them.

That’s why in the pictures I’m walking around in the flock, when I came too close they just pulled away!

Cecilie also told us that if you cuddle an alpaca when it’s a baby and use it as a pet, they can go crazy and you have to put it down.

But if you treat them with respect and let them live their own life on a big field, in a flock, minimum 2, under your care; which is limited down to cutting their nails, trimming their wool once a year, checking their teeth, giving them the possibility of shelter during rough weather and some concentrated feed and D vitamins in the winter month, the alpaca is surviving and living a happy life.

We have to admire Cecile and her husband for their work at the farm. And all the things they have accomplished! Check out their web shop with the fantastic products made of alpaca wool.

Thursday was a wonderful day, sunny and warm, so we moved over to the Light House where the alpaca boys were grassing and decided to make a photo shoot with them in Ltd #artscarf from SchimJolie.

Always out to promote and to make and to create! Check out this video we made as well http://www.schimjolie.com/live-love-laugh-lista/

We drove away happy and inspired and decided to go visit the vineyard just a stone throw away! More about that in my next blog post :-)

PLUMJAM PRODUCTION

SchimJolie Farmerstyle PlumJam
SchimJolie Farmerstyle PlumJam – with hint of vanilla and cinnamon

Yesterday we spent time on grandmas farm again and we came home with a large bag of plums!

For the first time in my life I have made jam….. it wasn’t rocket science, It was more like a test of your patience….well, the most time-consuming job was to remove the stones out of 2-3 kilo plumes, but with that done I just put some water, not much, into the pan and poured 1 deciliter sugar in as well.

I also found a couple of cinnamon sticks and one vanilla bean I threw in!

After, I read on the pack, that the sugar is supposed to be added after the plums have boiled. But I don’t worry about that! I’ll do it that way next time, hihi!!  It also said I needed to add a whole kilo of sugar! No way!

I added the «Jam-Pack», to make the jam more firm, like it said on the pack and then I added 1 deciliter more sugar – in my taste and health opinion, more than enough!

«you don’t always have to follow the recipe – whether it is in life or cooking, it is always allowed to think for your self and do your own experiences, that’s how you learn and evolve» – Ingrid Himberg 2013

Here are some photos from my little jam workshop, hihi, all dressed up in a SchimJolie

BIG IN JAPAN

Geisha
Trying a geisha look in Ltd #artscarf «Single Swan» hihi

Wiiiiiiiiiiiii………We are going to Tokyo next month. So I better start practicing the Japanese language and style…..!

I have never been to Japan before but I’m pretty good at eating sushi for what it’s worth :-)

I honestly can’t wait to see this far away country with such different culture, history and scenery compared to Europe!! My camera will go burning hot, I recon!

And there will be a new Tokyo edition to the Ltd #artscarf collection from SchimJolie, for sure!!

I got some great tips from CathinTheCity who just came back from Tokyo last week.

Well, if anybody out there have some suggestions about what to see or not, feel free to leave a comment! I’ll be very happy to hear from you!

In the mean time I’ll have to study on my own. I always like to know some phrases in the language spoken in the countries I visit so here we go:

Some phrases
Some phrases