Easter is finally here and it couldn’t have come any sooner! I’ve been busting my ass off lately, traveling here and there, planes and trains and cars and busses and what not. I really need some time off, sunny days filled with good food and drink, walkies with Sammy, dosing off in front of our new favourite series- Hotel Beau Séjour- and painting around the house. I’m finally selling after the holidays and I need all the help I can get from a fresh coat of paint and newly washed windows. I was about to write “if you feel like helping out”, but then I realised what I need most is some people detox. Haha! Too much socializing in my line of work, they end up eating you alive!
I’m back from France and ready to start a new semester of work and play. Ok, more work than play, but still. Turning 36 in a month´s time and since I´ve been obsessing about getting older for a while now, I made up my mind that as long as there´s enough champagne, I will survive! 😉 Continue reading
Long time, no see. Missed me? Last time I checked in, I was overworked and pretty much fed up, now however I´m back with new forces from a week´s holiday in lovely Kardamyli, Greece. A week of sunbathing, swimming in the sea, devouring delicious sea food, enjoying a glass of rosé in the shade of a fig tree or under a vine roof, counting mosquito bites and doing a bit of reading, too. 😉
A couple of days ago we had great weather and we enjoyed the afternoon by the beach. We couldn’t be bothered to take a boat and spend the entire day on an island, so Sørenga, a 15 minutes walk from home, sounded most appealing. With an ice-coffee in our hand and Sam in the lead, the world was a pretty awesome place to be. Continue reading
No, I´m not in Mykonos right now, although I wish I were. It´s my number one destination for the time being. 😉 I want to lounge on a sun bed, say good-bye to bills and stress and just be. Eat Greek salad and drink some fizzy white wine while reading a good book or improving my instagram account. 😉
I´ve always known it was a very beautiful island, but the party vibe kind of scared me off. But now I´m ready to kick back and just not care if there´s a party somewhere, as long as I get my fair share of peace of mind. 😉
Hi y’all? Missed me yet? We´re in Berlin for the SEEK trade show and it´s been an adventure of all sorts! 😉 I have a couple of fair advice coming up, but this blog entry is about Berlin vibes and holiday “wanderlust”. I love this city, as you might have noticed if you´ve followed my travels for a while now. If there´s one city I´d move to in Europe regardless of the weather (and you know me and weather!) and language, it would be Berlin! Such a cool place, full of positive energy, creative people and progressive paths!
You know those old ladies walking around with small dogs like they were their babies? That´s me in 30 years, only with a big fur baby! I´d made up my mind, I was never going to turn into one of these crazy dog ladies! I couldn´t stand them! Such a lack of insight! And yet I am all of that now. Most of my spare time revolves around Sam. I talk to him on the street. I kiss him loudly and I ´d do pretty much whatever it takes to make him smile, like in this picture.
We´re heading to Berlin next Monday to participate at EAM´s first trade show- SEEK and we´re so excited! 😉 This is our sole summer holiday (at least we don´t have any other plans for now), so it’d better be good! 😉 Already dreaming of getting rich and moving to a warm country, where we´d be living in a big mansion, with a beach line and a pool! haha! 😉
First and foremost it´ll be hard work. We´ll be setting up stuff and decorating on Tuesday and the show itself starts on Wednesday and lasts for 3 days. Luckily, our stand is by the coffee shop, so we´ll be able to stay hydrated the whole time. 😉 haha! No Prosecco for this cutie, last time I attended a trade show in Paris (as a visitor), I got a major head-ache just from walking around with so much people around me. Haha!
As a child, summer equaled holiday. We used to stay with our grandparents in the countryside for two and a half months, then my parents would come and get us and we´d go to the seaside together, for a couple of weeks or so. Summer meant reading, taking care of my little garden, meeting with my friend Irina and getting tanned. It also meant loads of fresh fruit, straight from the tree, running around freely, building huts and getting “infested” with fleas from the neighbour´s cats.
Nowadays, summer for me is first and foremost a holiday somewhere in the South of Europe. 😉 For the rest of the season, wearing dresses without stockings, walking bare foot on the grass and eating yummy salads is as good as it gets in Scandinavia. If you´re really lucky, a couple of days on the beach and some holiday guests make the picture complete!
This post is inspired by Edvard Munch, the great Norwegian painter, who would spend most of his holidays in Warnemunde. I got a glimpse of the place a while ago, immortalized in a movie they play at the Munch museum in Oslo, and I fell in love right away! I´m usually the kind of person who prefers summer during the European summer time, so the Mediterranean sea is an obvious choice. I usually need to know it´ll be sunny and nice, no matter what the weather Gods feel like in that period. Lately, however, I´m starting to get the charm of Nordic summers, too. It´s like travelling to Romania in May instead of August, the weather will be more moody, but you´ll probably have lots of fun being able to walk everywhere (instead of being stranded on the beach, by the pool or by the air condition), eating good food and reading or sleeping in if it happens to rain. So for the coming years, when we´ll finally have a driving licence and a car, I´m thinking of thrifting our way through Sweden (they´re famous for tons of countryside antique stores), eating and bathing our way through Denmark (they´re renowned for their incredible sandy beaches) and camping out in Germany, by the Baltic sea. 😉 For a perfect finish, a couple of days in Berlin are a must. What do you reckon?