Welcome to Kitchen Julie


Hello And Welcome to Kitchen Julie

As it’s only been a short while since the launch of my new website, I think I owe you an introduction. After all, a lot has changed over the last couple of years, thus I feel like you may no longer (or not yet) know me. The past year was an emotional roller-coaster for me as amongst various personal changes I also had a fallout with the publishing house in Lithuania which had published my first ever cookbook back in 2021. I went through a painful experience of lies and manipulations after I started challenging them for a growing debt on my account. Instead of celebrating my first book, I was chasing pay checks and trying to figure out what was actually happening.

This situation affected me in the most negative ways emotionally and financially. My credibility was questioned as more and more customers claimed never having received my book after purchasing it from the publisher’s website. My book was suddenly gone off the shelves but I was unable to inform the KJ community about what was happening as I was involved in legal processes and therefore silence was the only viable option as my lawyer tried to negotiate the best possible scenario. I was lost and confused. The publisher eventually went bankrupt in June 2023 with a total debt reaching half a million euros.

It is still hard to comprehend, but after endless negotiations my lawyer managed to get the full rights of the KitchenJulie book back to me so I could publish another edition on my own. It all went quite well and the books were ready to be picked up from the printing house on the 1st of December which felt like the beginning of a new Era. A door had shut, but another one opened and I am ready to be back, finally, truly as myself.

Enough of sad stories, time to share some facts about me and get this blog re-launched.

Some facts about me

I turned 30 on the 26th of August ’23.

I got engaged.

I have an orange cat. His name is Alexander, but he goes by “Sasha”.

I live in Vilnius with my fiancé and the cat.

I am a model turned food blogger.

I still travel for modeling, but the majority of my time is dedicated to Kitchen Julie.

I do not follow any restrictions when it comes to food, but I do aim for a wholesome and nutritious diet. No matter what I eat, it has to be, what I call, happy food.

I cannot imagine my life without a generous dose of nature.

I work out regularly, be it yoga, pilates, or a session at the gym with my trainer.

My weaknesses are design, music (soft spot for vinyls), art, horse riding.

I film, photograph and edit everything you see here and on my social media channels myself (with rare exceptions) I’m a one woman team.

I wrote this entry with the hope of it being a short little introduction, something you can paint a picture with of the person behind all things Kitchen Julie. If you can relate, you should probably visit my instagram page so we can hang, so to speak.

Thank you for visiting. Lots of love.



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