Sunday, July 31, 2011

Flea market at VEF

Latvian's don't  really have flea markets. The only one we have in Riga is named "LatgalÄ«te" and it is pretty amazing place where you can get anything. Literally anything. Old photos, electronics, old army stuff, furniture, suitcases, illegal CDs, stolen bikes etc. Latvians joke if your bike is stolen just go to Latgalite on the next day and you can buy it back for $20. Also it isn't the most pleasant place in the world, mostly because there are too many old drunken guys hanging out as well as some people that look like willing to stole your wallet....so I was pretty happy to read that there are some people in Riga organizing flea market every Saturday in the different location.
We went to the first two and it was nice. Not as much stuff as we hoped for but still a lot of interesting things. So I really hope this tradition will live and soon Riga will be well known because of its awesome flea market. :)

Here you can see some photos and read some info about that.
And guess who is in the one of the first photos? ;)


Thursday, July 28, 2011

Skirts

I was at the fashion shoot today...sha-la-la-la-la...hopefully I will see the pics soon, bc it was pre-e-e-e-ty! :) 9 beautiful girls in skirts with flowers and roses in their hair..oh oh oh  so excited! :D

We were demonstrating Baiba's awesome skirts, that you can also see in her Etsy store.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

baby hippo

awwww, a baby pygmy hippo from Tokyo zoo!
Photo: AFP/Scanpix

More HERE.

Monday, July 25, 2011

painting

Good friend of mine has a birthday today. Some time ago she mentioned she would love if we could paint her a painting as a birthday present. Done and done. It took as a few days to figure out what can we draw because none of us is particularly good in drawing, but here you can see the result. And I don't know why it's a giraffe...well, because they are awesome and the balloon looks like a peppermint candy...
Aren't we super talented??? :D

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Saturday, July 16, 2011

the big adventure

You won't believe but I have never walked a dog in my life! So I was so excited and at the same time a little bit nervous when my friend offered me to do that a few days ago. So we took Dandy and had a little walk to the nearest park. Oh, that was fun! :)


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mumiy Troll show

...was awesome! There are things that never change. And one of them is my love to Mumiy Troll. :)
Click here to see their official site!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nouvelle vague

Yesterday we went to Nouvelle vague show. They create cover versions of popular punk rock, post punk and new wave songs in a bossa nova style. The music was great and the show was even better! I was really pleasantly surprised because I have never heard them before. But now after yesterday I put this show in my "awesome shows of the bands I have never heard of before" list. :)


Enjoy!
And tomorrow we are going to see one of my favorite bands of all the times - Mumiy Troll (from Russia)! I'm super excited!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

a little bit of fashion

When we still were in KY we went to Midway (tiny little city near by Lexington) one day and found this small and awesome gentleman store "CRITTENDEN" owned by Mr.Crittenden Rawlings who has worked for Ralph Lauren and other famous designers.

The store is super awesome, and Mr. Rawlings was really kind and helpful. Eric got there a really nice tailored jacket (pictures will be posted some other day). And I was lucky enough to put my little hands on vintage Ralph Lauren jodhpurs (riding pants) for ridiculously cheap. He doesn't really sell vintage pieces in his store, but had some of them laying around there. I put those pants on and fell in love immediately - the style, the fabric, the color - perfect! Now I need to find a nice shirt and shoes to wear them with.




 

Cheers!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Brutal Knitting

Some time ago I had a post about Knitted Graffiti and other crazy stuff you can knit. Here is more!
Brutal Knitting  - incredibly funny and the best thing is, you can buy all of that. :)


Guess where I'm gonna get a hat for skiing this winter? :D

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sausages

I apologize a little for being so lazy lately with my blog posts because everything I've been posting here have been some random pictures from my life here in Latvia. Long story short, we are in Latvia now and it looks like we are going to stay here for a while. We are looking for an apartment (that is not as easy as it sounds), job for me and making some other plans. Tonight I met my good friend Ieva and her bf Philip that we haven't seen since December. As usually we had tons of fun. At the end of the night Philip took us to a traditional German place where we had a chance not only to eat and drink traditional Bavarian beer and white sausages, but also enjoy German music and traditional costumes. I even had a chance to dance with the owner of the place. :D




Friday, July 1, 2011

Beach

Just add more people, some palms and +10 F and it is almost like in Florida :D


















 A tiny picnic with bread, cheese balls, pickles and tomatoes...