Summer in Croatia was a bliss and it feels like I was there last week, when in reality it’s been almost 2 full months since I’ve returned to Helsinki. Can you believe that there are only 3 days left of August and pretty much after that the Summer is over? I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I had to pull out my Fall coat and put a scarf on for the first time in a while… Continue Reading…
If you didn’t know, Croatia has been the hottest Summer vacation destination in Europe for the last couple of years. It’s been the most wanted pick by many this Summer especially. When tourists, wanderers, nomad souls are looking for a place to visit in Croatia where they will get the maximum of beautiful and clean beaches, delicious Mediterranean food and great hospitality, they usually are all having different preferences when it comes to places to stay at. Some will opt for Airbnb, some will like the affordable and no fuss hostels, while others will want to go “all the way out” and enjoy their vacation to the max by choosing to stay at high standard hotels such as D-Resort for instance. Continue Reading…
If you do follow me on Instagram, you have probably noticed that I’m back to Helsinki. The temperature/ weather difference came to me as a shock, it’s at least 10 degrees less than in Croatia and it’s been raining like crazy for the past two days. If it continues like this, I can kiss my “olive skin” tan away. 😀
Anyways, Croatia was amazing, the sun, sea and people made my soul and heart filled with happiness and gratitude. I didn’t knew how much I needed to recharge my batteries until I have arrived there and on the very first day have realised that all I wanted was to sit by the sea, in peace and just “be”.
My dear readers, whenever you can, go and travel, you will always return back home a different person than you were before you left on a trip. Travelling always makes you richer and gives so much closure on some things that are so important as well as make you dismiss those that are of no use/ good for you anymore.
Here’re few photos to roundup the final days of my trip. It’s FRI-YAY and I’m happy for the weekend to be here, some quality time will be spent with my daughter and close friends.
Have a great weekend sweethearts!
Situated in a small bay of Zecevo, between cities Primosten and Rogoznica, Hotel Life is an ultimate destination for a private getaway from all of the noises and rush of the city life. While the hotel is perfectly tucked away and has one of the most beautiful sea views I’ve ever witnessed in my life, it is still only a short car or bike ride to either of two mentioned cities in which you can get anything you might need, some souvenirs as well as visit some heritage places such as church of Our Lady Of Mercy, chapel of St. Rocco, metal museum/ shop – crafts and souvenirs made out of different metal parts. Very nearby are famous Babich fields where the best wines come from. You can take a tour of Babich vineyards and learn more about the vinery and how the wine is being made.
While in Rogoznica, you can discover some more architectural gems, big marina and as well a natural phenomenon, salt lake called “Dragon’s Eye”.
Hotel has it’s private indoor and outdoor pools, but one of the most “raw” and untouched beaches with the clearest sea is right in front of the hotel.
Besides vicinity of many amazing and traditional restaurants in Primosten and Rogoznica, Hotel Life has it’s own restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. For lunch and dinner you can choose whichever dishes you like from their a-la carte menu. Menu is traditional, based on authentic Dalmatian cuisine with a bit of modern twist.
Hotel Life is a 4 stars, family run business and a lot of care and thought has been put into decoration of the hotel, esp. it’s bedrooms. I loved the fact that all of the rooms were very spacious, modern and had some of my favourite beauty products by Rituals as their toiletries. Rooms are varying from superior room with a sea view to the Presidential apartment of 90m2 which could be a perfect honeymoon suite for instance. 🙂
If you wish to have a relaxing and pampering day at the hotel, it’s very much possible by visiting it’s Finnish sauna or Turkish steam bath as well as taking a massage at the Spa.
One thing which I was very impressed with that all of the staff was very welcoming, pleasant, fully skilled and has met all of my wishes and needs. As somebody who has travelled a lot and have stayed in many different hotels, I find it very important to be happy with your accommodation and hotel’s service. When you’re on a holiday, you want to feel relaxed, safe and welcomed and that is how I felt staying at Hotel Life.
*This post has been made in collaboration with Hotel Life, all of the opinions are my own.
*Thank you to Miss Tatjana for this collaboration!
*Photography by: Natali K. photography
ENG: How in the world is it Friday already? To top it off, it’s also beginning of a new month, so… Welcome June, I’ve been expecting you. 🙂
How was your week? Mine was a mash up of all sorts of happenings, feelings and lots of warm, may I say hot weather which brought me to the beach and I got my bikini out for the first time this year. To be bare feet, with minimum clothes on and feeling the sea breeze while licking super yummy ice cream… Let me tell you, only few moments/ things can top off a moment like that one was.
This Friday will be an easy going one, first some errands, then some zen time with a good book and my mini me at the beach and in the evening I will meet my friend to go and watch a “Miss Mamma” gathering 16 ordinary women from all over Croatia aged 25-55 and divided in two categories. I’m actually quite looking forward to this, different kind of competition where I believe that whole personality will play a bigger role in winning the competition than the looks which is usually the case in other “beauty” pageants.
Saturday and Sunday will be all about pizza, beach time and possibly squeeze in some movie time too. 🙂
I’m sharing my 5 favourite Instagram photos of the past week. Follow me daily HERE !
Have a great weekend everybody!
FI: Kuinka ihmeessä tänään on taas Perjantai? Ja kaiken lisäksi tänään on uuden kuun ensimmäinen päivä, joten…Tervetuloa Kesäkuu, olenkin jo odottanut sinua. 🙂
Kuinka sinun viikko meni? Minun mennyt viikko oli erilaisten tapahtumien, tunteiden ja lisäksi lämmön ympäröimä sillisalaatti. Kuumat päivät ovat vieneet minua rannalle nauttimaan. Joten sain vihdoinkin kaivettua bikinit esille. Maailmassa on vain muutama asia jotka ovat ihanimpia kuin se tunne. Kun saa olla paljain jaloin, vähissä kesävaatteissa. Ja kun tuntee raikkaan merituuleen, samalla kun nauttii mahtavasta jäätelöstä.
Tästä Perjantaista tulee tulee tosi rela. Ensiksi muutama päivittäinen asia. Ja sen jälkeen vähän zen aikaa hyvän kirjan ja minun mini minän kanssa rannalla. Ja illalla olen menossa hyvän ystäväni kanssa katsastamaan “Miss Mamma” tapahtumaa. Jossa kisaa 16 tavallista ympäri Kroatiaa tullutta 25-55V naista. Odotan tätä innolla. Sillä toisin kuin yleensä muissa kauneuskilpailuissa. Tämän kisan toinen pääkategoria on luonne, siis ulkonäön lisäksi. Ja uskon että nimenomaan se kilpailijan luonne on tällä kertaa se tärkeämpi seikka.
Lauantaista ja Sunnuntaista tulee pizza ja uimaranta täytteisiä. Ja saamme mitä luultavammin myös ympättyä siihen sekaan myös ihanan leffa hetken.
Minä jaan minun menneen viikon 5 suosikki Instagram valokuvaa. Seuraa minua päivittäin täällä !
Good Friday morning everybody! I’m writing this post from the bed. I had an early start to this, already sunny day. The weather has been amazing in Croatia and I believe that over the weekend I shall go swimming in the sea, first time this Summer. 🙂
I had such a wonderful day yesterday spent half in Split and half of it in Sibenik on Taste the Mediterranean festival where some of the best European chefs ( one of them has a Michelin star ) were showing off their cooking skills and having a “face off” between two chefs from Morocco and two from France. I’m very much looking forward to attending the festival today and tomorrow too! To keep updated, stay on track with my Instagram feed -> HERE .
I also must mention that I’ve been enjoying ice creams and great Mediterranean cuisine through this whole trip and am in an absolute foodie heaven here! I will bring some more spots such as hotels and restaurants which I want to share with you and recommend them to you in case that some of you might be vacationing in Croatia this Summer. 🙂
What are your plans for the weekend? Besides taking my first swim in the sea and the food festival, I will visit city of Zadar for work and also meet bunch of friends that I can’t wait to catch up with.
Have a wonderful weekend everybody!
Here’re 5 favourite photos for this week from my Instagram feed:
Who could ever say that Mediterranean cuisine has anything to do with the Japanese one? Who could ever say that these two could be “mixed” and deliver the best of two worlds together in one place? Bota Sare made me believe that this is very much possible.
Oyster and sushi bar Bota Sare comes from a 40 years long family tradition of love for the sea food originating from their hometown Mali Ston. First fusion restaurant like this one was opened in Dubrovnik, followed by the one I’ve visited in Split. Ever since, Bota Sare has been the ultimate choice for many locals and tourists as a “must try” sushi place as well as a place where you get to try the best of traditional meals such as seafood risotto, octopus salad or mixed shells in Buzara sauce.
Bota Sare is tucked away in a small side street, just a short walk away from the most visited spot in Split – Splitska Riva, one of the most beautiful promenades that a sea side city can have. Thanks to the benefits of Split city being situated at the Adriatic sea coast, fish is caught fresh daily and that is something that you can make sure of – Bota Sare serves only the best of the quality produce and never make compromises. Oysters are also daily caught and shipped from Mali Ston to Split.
Menu is really interesting and “colourful” so it was a bit though to decide on what to choose from it, but since I’m a huge sushi lover, I had to take different nigiris, rolls and sashimi as starters and main course. Another two options were for more of a meat eaters, spring rolls stuffed with cream cheese and veggies as for the starter and beef teriyaki with rice as the main course.
Sushi rolls were great, especially a dragon roll, but the spotlight def. goes to the super fresh and delicious nigiris and spicy tuna tataki!
If you want to enjoy the unique crossover of Dalmatian vs. Japanese cuisine, make sure to stop by Bota Sare and let the kind and skilful staff welcome you with the plates full of goodness for all of the true seafood lovers.
*This post has been made in collaboration with Bota Sare restaurant, all of the opinions are my own.
*Thank you to Miss Antonella Sare for making this collaboration possible!
*Photography by: Natali K. photography
Hello dear readers and happy Friday! The post comes online a bit later than usual this Friday. I’ve been having some hectic couple of days in Croatia, but working is always lots of fun at the same time, the sun is shining, food is super delicious… I really can’t complain at all. 🙂
How are you doing my dears? I’m so happy and thankful to all of you for always engaging so well with all of my posts and leaving me your comments. I read through all of them and I try my best in answering all of them too. You really make my day and the blogging is never hard, but very motivating job instead.
I’m back with my 5 for Friday post, 5 photos from my Instagram feed which I loved in the past week. If you wish to follow my daily adventures and know more about what I’m up to, then follow me on my Instagram profile HERE!
What are your plans for this weekend? It seems that there will be a first real heatwave coming to the South of Croatia tomorrow, so I’ll make sure to take day off and spend it by the beach with my daughter and take my friend for lunch too.
Have a wonderful Friday everybody and take care! <3 <3 <3
Hello everybody and greetings from sunny Croatia!! I’m here for my friend’s wedding day which is tomorrow and I’m very excited to see her take a big step in her life like this one. I’m also looking forward to just relaxing and having some fun with close friends.
I’m also here for some work and small projects which I can’t wait to talk to you about. Most of it is still “under construction”, but already next week, I’ll be kickin’ off the first assignment. 🙂 Keep an eye on this space because Croatia is a big time “hotspot” as the world’s most wanted Summer destination this year.
Since I have a lot to do and prepare for tomorrow’s wedding celebrations, I’ll take off now, but stay tuned for so much more to come. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend everybody!
Good morning world and hello FriYAY!! I’m back with my 5 for Friday post where I’m sharing my favourite 5 Instagram photos from the past week. If you wish to follow my daily adventures on Instagram, please do check out my profile HERE!!
One more working week is almost behind us and “the” mark of 1st of May is coming this Sunday! I just can’t wrap up my head around the thought that 5th month of this year is kicking off… Time flies and there’s still so much that I want to do and complete in this year. I better start driving bit faster and take my foot off the break for a little. 😀
What are your plans for the month of May? I’m taking off to Croatia soon and I can’t wait for that. I will do my best to bring /create some awesome content to share with you. It’s such a gorgeous country, esp. in the end of Spring and whole Summer, there’ s just no better place to be at. 🙂 Also, as I’ve mentioned already, my childhood friend is getting married so I’ll be happy to get all dolled up and celebrate with her!! It’s been about time to go out “properly”. 😀
After a week of rain and clouds, it’s finally sunny in Helsinki and I’m about to hit the gym and after that, I’m off to two meetings, but in between, I’ll make sure to inhale some of that natural D vitamin in some of adorable cafe terasses in the city center.
Have a great weekend everybody!