For I Have Changed 


Lost. Not in who she is. Nor where she’ll be. But in the puppet show in which she’s the lead.

Disappointed. On a constant quest. Not for the dreams. But for the soul.

Torn. Between oceans. Longing for the world. Never not missing home.

Persistent. Always to rise. Not to be someone’s toy.

Certain. Failure she does not see, for a warrior she found within. 

Changed. 

-by Asja 

Vegan Easter Brunch Ⓥ

Hello loves,

Happy Easter to all those celebrating! Today, me and Ana hosted a brunch for which we’ve spent the entire afternoon and night yesterday in the kitchen making our food delicious and aesthetic. If you’re into really pretty food, this is a post for you. Enjoy the pictures and the video and let me know if you want a recipe for any of the dishes!

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Until next time!
Stay stylish and ambitious,
Asja
xx

Aesthetic Eating: The Avocado Show

Dear foodies,

have you heard about the new (and first ever in Europe) avocado restaurant opening up? It’s called The Avocado Show, it’s in Amsterdam and it is vegan heaven.

After eating there, I’ve decided to give you a full review of this fabulous restaurant.
First of all, the place is open 8:30am-5pm, so don’t try to go there for dinner. It’s located in the area around Rijksmuseum, but just enough out of the way from the annoying and overflowing tourist crowds. You won’t have trouble finding the place as it’s window is covered in avocado stickers (goals or what?).

The menu is mostly vegan (or can be made vegan) which i truly appreciated. I ended up opting for a dish called ‘The Avo Rose‘ which is basically a very-well-decorated avocado toast. The hummus was one of the bests I’ve had in my entire life. To accompany my meal, I had an avocado mango ginger smoothie which was nice and thick and undoubtedly delicious.

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The prices are mediocrely normal. For instance, my avo toast was 10 euros, while my smoothie was 4,5 euros. For a fancy, well-advertised instagrammable place in Amsterdam, those are quite normal. However, for what you’re paying, the portions are definitely on the smaller side. Thus, ordering just a main may not be enough for you, which is why I’d definitely recommend ordering a side dish or even sharing an additional main with a friend.

Something I’d have to point out is the spirit of the place- most of the people are vegan and there is a huge avocado love in the air. When I say this, I truly mean it- our waitress had an avocado tattoo on her forearm!!!

From me, this is a definite recommendation and I cannot wait to go back. Also, the fact that this is one of the most instagrammable places I’ve been to makes an Instagram addict like myself even more in love with this place (as if having every dish on the menu an avocado dish wasn’t enough).

I hope you check it out if you’re in the Amsterdam area (or visiting) and let me know what you think.

Until next time!

Stay stylish and ambitious,
Asja
xx

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How To: Vegan and Travelling

To my Globe Trotters:

I’ve been vegan for nearly a year and one of my main concerns when initially deciding to go vegan was whether I can still do it while I’m travelling. Since, I have done my fair share of travelling, thus have decided to share my tips and tricks with you.

What I’ve found to be the most influential factor here is whether I’m travelling with someone who’s vegan (or at least vegetarian), or if the entire group is a group of aggressive meat eaters. If you’re travelling entirely by yourself, you’ll surely have less of a problem.

As I’ve recently travelled with a group of non-vegans/ non-vegetarians, I’ve felt compelled to write about this. This is surely what will happen:
-they won’t be impressed by the new vegan restaurant that has instagrammable aesthetics and decorative dishes
-they will be more fussy about where you’re gonna eat than you ever will be

In this case, I’d suggest you do what you would’ve done either way (or at least I would’ve):

-Pack a bag of almonds (and make it a big one; these are your best friend during travelling- you never know if the airport will have good vegan options- take it from someone who’s almost missed flights due to seeking kale salads and spinach juices)

-Do your research in advance (this is something i’m terrible at, but have found to be extremely helpful; especially so when you’re travelling in groups- as you’re likely to be the only one with the list of restaurants, the chances are you’ll get your way)

-Don’t be a fussy eater… as long as the restaurant has something vegan (or can be made vegan)-settle!

Let me know if you have any more tips on the matter, as I can always use some help from a fellow vegan traveller.

Until next time!
Stay stylish and ambitious,
Asja
xx

On Being Vegan: An 8 Month Update

Hey guys! It’s almost anniversary time! And yes, I am referring to my 1-year-vegan anniversary. Okay, I’m only at 8 months now, but going strong.

Recently, I’ve been thinking of all the benefits to me being vegan and the two most noticeable ones for me have been my energy levels and skin appearance. Additionally, I have managed to cure anemia, which I’ve suffered from for the longest time (around 7 years) by going vegan.

I filmed a little storytime for my YouTube channel explaining these, so check it out! Also, keep an eye out for a What I Eat In A Day post.

Until next time,

Stay stylish and ambitious!
Asja
xx