Barbio’s bets on wholesome for its business philosophy

A decade ago, a new mum in Grosuplje, a small town just south of Ljubljana, came up with the idea of making the healthy and nutritious food she was preparing for her kids available to other people. She started a business called Barbio's, which today offers a wide range of additive-free products.

Ljubljana lit up as work of art

Light installations exploring the subject of space have transformed Ljubljana into a venue of modern art for a month as the Lighting Guerilla festival is back in town for the 17th year.

Opening outside the Vžigalica (Match) Gallery opposite the Kržanke open-air theatre late on 22 May, the festival is running until the Summer Museum Night on 17 June.

Thousands dance quadrille to mark end of school year

Around 6,000 students danced the quadrille, a traditional prom dance, in 20 Slovenian towns at noon on 19 May, in what has become a popular way to mark the end of school for final-year secondary school students.

Roughly 2,500 students danced in the capital of Ljubljana and around 1,000 in Maribor, the country's second largest city.

Ljubljana’s iconic restaurant closes

Maxim, the legendary Ljubljana restaurant, has closed after serving as a hub of haute cuisine in the Slovenian capital for more than 50 years.

Located near Slovenia's parliament building, the headquarters of NLB and the Cankarjev Dom cultural centre, Maxim has for years been a place where the elite met either for business or pleasure.

Tonne of waste removed from Ljubljanica on Earth Day

A tonne of waste was removed from the Ljubljanica on Earth Day but the divers exploring the riverbed find the situation is improving as the pile of rubbish pulled out of the river is getting smaller by the year.

The weather was good and the water clear for the annual clean-up campaign, Miro Potočnik, head of the Vivera underwater activities association, told the STA.

Haute cuisine pioneer named Gault&Millau’s Slovenian chef of the year

Janez Bratovž of JB Restaurant in Ljubljana has been named Slovenian chef of the year by the French restaurant guide Gault&Millau and his restaurant was added to the ten that received the highest accolade, the four toques.

"If you've ever eaten well in a Slovenian restaurant, Janez Bratovž certainly contributed to that," the restaurant guide said.