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Visit Helsinki: Saaristo

July 28, 2016

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Just when I thought that I have experienced pretty much everything that Helsinki has to offer, I was proven SO wrong by visiting restaurant Saaristo! Visit Helsinki cycle of posts brings us to another gem on Helsinki’s gastronomy scene, Finnish traditional cuisine presented in a fine dining way. I’d say that restaurant Saaristo is situated on a wonderful location to take your significant other for a romantic trip/ dinner or organise a celebration, such as your own wedding perhaps.

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5 tips for Summer festivals

July 15, 2016

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Summer is my most favourite time of the year! Surprise, surprise, that was SO hard to predict. 😀 Ever since I was little, I was living for Summer and everything that comes with it, endless sunshine, happy times at the beach, swimming my heart out in the sea, eating tons of ice cream and just being carefree.

KesĂ€ on minun suosikki vuoden aika. YllĂ€ty, yllĂ€tys, olipa vaikea arvata 🙂 Olen ihan pienestĂ€ pitĂ€en elĂ€nyt kesĂ€lle ja kaikkeen mikĂ€ siihen liittyy. Loputon auringonpaiste, iloisia hetkiĂ€ rannalla, estoton meressĂ€ uiminen, jÀÀtelön syöminen litra kaupalla ja huoleton fiilis.

One of the reasons why I’ve been loving Summer even more as I was growing older was ( and still is ) all of the happenings that seem to happen many times a week, every week, through the whole Summer. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with so many interesting events to go to and so many amazing Summer festivals to check out.

Yksi syy minkÀ takia aloin rakastamaan kesÀÀ vielÀ enemmÀn kasvettuani oli (ja on vielÀkin) lukemattomien kesÀtapahtumien mÀÀrÀ. Useana pÀivÀnÀ viikossa, joka viikko ja ihan koko kesÀn ajan. Lukemattomien tapahtumien ja festivaalien mÀÀrÀ joihin pitÀisi mennÀ, tekee minuun suuren vaikutuksen.

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Lifestyle, My Work, Outfits

CLUSE watches

July 11, 2016

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I’m 28 and am only 3 months away from my 29th birthday. I can honestly say that I’m excited to start the last year of my 20s. I’m loving the woman I’m becoming and I’m loving the outlook on life I’ve been carving by collecting all of the ups and downs, learning about my weaknesses and recognising my strengths… I don’t know why is everybody making a big deal about 30s because I can’t wait for my 30s and all of the smarts and confidence that come with them.

Olen 28 vuotias ja 3 kuukauden pÀÀssĂ€ 29 vuotis synttĂ€reistĂ€ni. Ja voin rehellisesti sanoa ettĂ€ olen innoissani siitĂ€ ettĂ€ viimeinen vuosi on alkamassa ennen kolmekyppisiĂ€ni. Rakastan sitĂ€ naista joksi minĂ€ olen muuttumassa. Ja rakastan sitĂ€ elĂ€mĂ€nkatsomusta jota olen veistĂ€mĂ€ssĂ€ itselleni kerÀÀmĂ€llĂ€ ylĂ€- ja alamĂ€kiĂ€ matkallani. Opin ymmĂ€rtĂ€mÀÀn heikkouteni ja vahvuuteni… En oikeen ymmĂ€rrĂ€ sitĂ€ ettĂ€ miksi kaikki tekevĂ€t siitĂ€ niin suuren numeron ettĂ€ tĂ€yttÀÀ kolmekymmentĂ€. Maltan tuskin odottaa sitĂ€ hetkeĂ€ ja sitĂ€ viisautta ja itsevarmuutta jonka se tuo mukanaan.

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5 Instagram pointers

July 8, 2016

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Hello my dear readers and happy Friday! I’ve been thinking about putting up a bit different type of post. My favourite and most used app on my iPhone is def. Instagram and I update my profile 4-5 times per day. I’m nowhere near the girls who have 100k or so followers, but I believe that many of us can’t relate with those profiles to start with, so from my humble but real point of view, I’d like to share some Instagram tips and pointers with you. Please mind that I’m talking only about organic, self brought traffic to an Instagram profile. There’re no payed companies that manage my account nor did I buy any followers and likes. After clearing this out, let’s start with the pointers:

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Visit Helsinki: Yume love

July 6, 2016

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There is a saying that love goes through stomach. I can absolutely confess that I did let my heart skip a beat or two each time I ate great food. I’m thankful for being able to explore different cuisines and restaurants in the past and esp. throughout the last year. I could have never believed that I could fall for some food so much that I just had to keep on coming back over and over again for more. 🙂

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Good things right now

June 24, 2016

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Good Friday morning my dear readers! I hope that you’re all doing well and that you’re ready for the weekend. We have started weekend bit early here in Finland because there’s a very “important” celebration of Midsummer that people here go nuts about. It’s just a Midsummer, chill-ax peeps, but nope, they really take it seriously and this is also when almost the whole capital city migrates into the country side because it’s very popular to visit summer cottages and have Midsummer aka Juhannus celebrations there with the families and relatives.

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Visit Croatia: Hotel Life

June 9, 2016

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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.

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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.

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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. 🙂

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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.

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*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

 

Lifestyle, My Work, Outfits

No fear

May 30, 2016

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Lately, I’ve encountered some situations and people which made me often think about one specific subject: “fear”! I wonder, when did we stop being these fearless kids who would do all sorts of “crazy” things and not fear the outcome of our adventures? I’m not talking here about the vandalism or doing bad things, but you know, about doing that “one extra” push or step just to test the water and how cold it really is.

When did we all became slaves of our own brain and have started to overthink everything!? When did we started to ask so many questions and building up a feeling of fear because we can’t find the answers to all of them?

One quote always rings in my head: “What would you do and how far would you go if you wouldn’t be afraid?” That is so true and very thought provoking at the same time. Just think for a sec… How much we would all do and how far we would all get if this, anxious feel of fear wouldn’t stop us? If we wouldn’t be afraid of taking a risk in anything, from our relationships and jobs to other segments in our lives… How much more wider our horizons, experiences and better everyday life would be?

You do know, my dear readers that “fear”, such thing simply does not exist. We are the ones who bring it into our lives and we’re the ones who are such pros in making the fear stay present in our day-to-day lives. Being aware or responsible aren’t the same thing as being afraid of something. In reality, fear just disables us from thinking clear and makes us only make more bad choices faster. Fear disables us from fully ever accomplishing anything at our best or reaching those dreams and goals which we’re longing for so much…

Fear is an illusion, but I don’t know if it’s ever possible to fully let go of this illusion and live fearlessly. I believe that we can at least try our best to control it and always take a moment to breathe or take a step back before we act on anything out of fear.

So, message of this post is – NO FEAR dear people! No fear that you’ll do wrong, choose wrong, etc… Every choice which you make, every step that you take, fear not that you’re going in the right direction and walking the path you’ve been supposed to take since the day you were born.

P.S. Special thank you to my brother for taking these awesome outfit photos! 🙂

I’m wearing: Espadrilles – Chanel, Bag & bracelet – Balenciaga, Shorts, top, jacket, headband and earrings – Zara

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Food, My Work, Travel

Visit Croatia: Bota Sare

May 25, 2016

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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*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

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5 for Friday

May 20, 2016

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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

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