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5 for Friday

January 6, 2017

Good Friday morning everybody! Besides already being on holidays in Croatia, today is an official holiday day so I won’t be chit-chatting for too long as I still have some of my best friends to meet, prepare and eat a family lunch and possibly take a walk outdoors in the evening if the weather allows.

You would think that a girl who’s born Russian and has lived for the past 10 years of her life in cold and dark Helsinki would have “adjusted” to the cold weather and it wouldn’t surprise me as much, but NOPE! I’m still a sucker for sun and I can’t function when it’s super cold and windy outside like it is today in Sibenik city.

I’m bringing you a roundup of my favourite snaps from Instagram feed from this past week. Zagreb trip was short but I had a blast and am now happy to finish my holidays with a quality family time down south. Yummy seafood, friends and walks down the memory lane await! Also, some Croatian wine and delicacies shopping is “on the schedule” too since I have some of my favourite people waiting in Helsinki to test and try those. πŸ˜€

Here’re my top 5 moments this week:

1.Spending wonderful “foodie” time in Zagreb discovering it’s gastro scene.

2.Meeting my childhood friend I’ve been friends with for 18 years.

3.Seeing the sun shining and enjoying the walks through Zagreb city centre.

4.Making plans for the near future.

5.Travelling down to South Croatia to spend time with my family.

Top 5 cosmetics/ books/ items:

1.LaMer moisturising cream – My holy grail for forever ESP. during cold and windy days.

2.Hero – Read it once and have started to read it again, it’s a MUST read since it’s so life changing.

3.Sushi at Takenoko in Zagreb is the best place to get your sushi cravings satisfied. Try their

tuna with truffles nigiri and the most delicious eel nigiri ever!

4.Planning my next purchase! πŸ˜€ This Chloe beauty is on my mind… A lot!

5.My Style Pill – a blog I’ve been enjoying a lot lately!

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  • Reply Nada January 6, 2017 at 3:28 PM


  • Reply Carol and Vero January 6, 2017 at 5:31 PM

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    • Reply natali karppinen January 8, 2017 at 10:29 AM

      Thank you very much, I’m happy that you’ve liked this post

  • Reply Vale January 6, 2017 at 8:57 PM

    Beautiful post, always very inspiring and adorable my Princess! It seems the new year started in a good way for you and I wish you an amazing 2017! Kisses

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    • Reply natali karppinen January 8, 2017 at 10:29 AM

      Thank you my sweetest one, you’re always so kind to me! Many kisses to you Vale!

  • Reply Ellese January 6, 2017 at 10:00 PM

    These are great favorites! I am the same when it comes to the cold winter months. No matter how long I have lived in it, I still am not use to it! I love the sunny warm days best as well! Thanks for sharing love. Have a beautiful weekend. XO, Ellese


    • Reply natali karppinen January 8, 2017 at 10:28 AM

      Thank you dear Ellese on your comment, I appreciate you taking time to read and leave a note. πŸ™‚

  • Reply Mara January 6, 2017 at 11:01 PM

    Looks so fun!! I love reconnecting with old friends so much. It’s like no time has passed!

    • Reply natali karppinen January 8, 2017 at 10:27 AM

      Thank you Mara and yes, old friends are so precious! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jessica Linn January 7, 2017 at 2:37 AM

    I love this 5 For Friday Idea! and your photos are on point!


  • Reply Magda January 7, 2017 at 10:21 PM

    Great post πŸ™‚

  • Reply Maria January 8, 2017 at 8:33 PM

    Loving this post with dead πŸ™‚ And cute pictures. i’m in love with the ones that you post on Instagram from your city! What a lovely place!

    • Reply natali karppinen January 8, 2017 at 10:28 PM

      Thanks so much Maria, this means a lot to me! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Jenna Condon January 9, 2017 at 1:42 AM

    I too don’t like the cold, and prefer the sun any day of the week too! There’s something about a gloomy day to make me lazy and snuggle with some Netflix lol. Loved reading this post:)

  • Reply Margaret January 9, 2017 at 11:02 AM

    I have never been to Croatia but I would love to go! I love the sun and beaches so much also!!!! I am so jealous now….ahahaha

    xx Margaret

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  • Reply Gingi Freeman January 9, 2017 at 6:28 PM

    OMG, I love your photos!! What an awesome snapshot into your life! –

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  • Reply chiara January 10, 2017 at 12:45 AM

    great post!xoxo

  • Reply Toks January 10, 2017 at 1:45 AM

    Beautiful photos, as always. xoxoxo

  • Reply Amy January 10, 2017 at 2:46 AM

    I love the story your photos tell – hope you stay warm and have a wonderful week!!

    xx, Amy

  • Reply sophie January 22, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    Wonderful weekend read, thanks for sharing <3

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