Jan 30, 2012

All of the lights

Over the past weekend my city was all about lights, lights and light cause the second edition of "light festival Ghent" took place.

The Light Festival wants to reveal a glimpse of the unique and hidden charm of my city. You could experience unique and spectacular lighting along the waterways, at historical locations and monuments all over the center of Ghent.

About fifteen internationally renowned artists and light designers lead you during the darkest days of the year along a 6 km track. On several unique locations, both inside and outside, you could admire the work of the light artists.

The installations are all incredible and very nicely done.

It made me realise how beautiful and amazing my city truly is.




Jan 26, 2012

Comforting winter soup

I always love a good bowl of warm soup in the winter times: Tomato, cauliflower, zucchini, chicken soup,... name it, Ceesie loves it.
But my personal favorite is my stepmom's carrot-red pepper-pumpkin soup.
So yummie and so easy to make.

What do we need:
- 1 kg carrots
- 1 big onion
- 2 red peppers
- 1/2 kg pumpin
- 2 liters chicken broth
- 2 laurel leaves
- 1 small hand of fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tablespoon yellow curry powder
- small hand of fresh cut and peeled ginger
- peper and salt
- 1 hand of flesh coriander leaves

How we make this:
Peel and cut all the veggies into small pieces. Heat some olive oil in a high baking pot and color the chopped onions until they are golden brown. Add the carrots, ginger and pumpkin and let it bake for about 6 minutes, add the red peppers and cook on a high temperature.
After a few minutes you add the chicken stock, the laurel leaves, the fresh thyme, the curry powder and some salt and black pepper to spice it up.
Let it boil for 20 minutes till all the veggies are soft and tender, by preference under a lid so you keep all the vitamins and flavors.
Mix until all the chunks are gone and you get a smooth delicious soup.
If you like eastern flavors you can finish it with a little bit of coconut milk and some fresh coriander leaves, or if you like it more simple you can add a tablespoon of fresh goat cheese and some ground black pepper.

Just another recepie from my upcoming cookbook. ;-)



Jan 21, 2012

Seoul

Ceesie was for less than 48 hours in the capital of South-Korea, the city where it all began... I used to live in Seoul for 2 months 3 years ago. It was my first modeling trip ever, so I was very happy and exited to visit Seoul for the 2nd time in my life.
Seoul is an amazing city. The food, the people, the atmosphere and the architecture is just incredible. Being there for less then 48 hours was again a C-R-A-Z-Y and very intense experience. Ceesie all jet-set lagged was wide awake at 3 am and went strolling down the Korean streets in the middle of the night. I went for Kimpab and my old time favorite: Kimchi. At 7 am the people from the shoot picked me up from my hotel and it was time to give the Koreans some heavy Zoolander moves.
The day after I had a day off and went to the Karl Lagerfeld exhibition, did some shopping, had a massage from a blind woman, walked around in my old hood, had my first green tea soy latte (my new favorite starbucks drink) and went for a traditional Korean bbq. After all that I took the 16 hour long flight back to Belgium. Ceesie had a short but productive trip.






Jan 15, 2012

Skater boy

Another thing you might not know about Ceesie is that he loves skateboarding. Sadly enough I can't stand longer than 15 seconds on a skateboard. But I just love to watch skaters skateboard and rollin' down the streets.
I think it's such a cool and fun thing to do.
Maybe I should learn to become a skater boy ?!

Jan 11, 2012

Total 0%

Ceesie always had a big love for Total 0% Greek yoghurt. But while shopping in the Italian supermarkets I discovered my new favorite snack. It's the normal total yoghurt but with a blueberry jam on the side. You just mix the 2 in one and you get an amazing combination. So good and 0% fat!

Try it! ;-)


Jan 9, 2012

BABY OVERBOARD

If there is one thing Ceesie hates it's the sound of a screaming child on an airplane. I wish that babies were not allowed to board planes or that there was an airlines that don't allow small children. For example yesterday, on my flight from Brussels to Milan there was a baby NON STOP crying, screaming and bouncing just one row behind me. It was so loud I almost wanted to throw the baby out of the airplane!
Don't get me wrong I do like children , sometimes, but when you're in a small room and you try to relax and your headphones or earplugs are not helping to get rid of that annoying sound... you just go LOCO, enough is enough!

Jan 4, 2012

Diane Arbus

Today, in between casting I went to a cool exhibition in Paris. The exhibition was about the famous photographer Diane Arbus.
For the people who never heard of this amazing artist, Diane Arbus was an American photographer and writer noted for black and white square photographs of deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists,...) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal. In other words: freaks.
I remember learning about her in high school, so I thought it wouldn't be a bad thing to have a closer look into her work and to refresh my memory.
For Ceesie the pictures are really interesting and strange in there own way. In the artist's own words: "A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know." and Ceesie totally agrees with that!