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…
Funny fact about me: I used to be into interior decor for many years and I was so serious about it that I wanted to study it. That was up until the moment I have realised that a lot of “counting & calculating”, meaning mathematics was involved in those studies, so I gave up on the idea of studying interior decor. Even though I never ended up being a professional at this, I did always kept my fire and interest burning for decorating and re-organising spaces, namely my own home(s).
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!
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 !
Did you already hear or read that Croatia is this year’s number 1 Summer destination? Croatia has one of the most beautiful, old and filled with life and heritage cities in the South of Europe. If you’re looking for a perfect “one person” kind of adventure or for a romantic honeymoon destination or maybe a fun holiday spot for a whole family, Croatia should be your 1st choice! I promise, if you do pick Croatia as this Summer’s destination, you won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Sea is crystal clear, the nature is breathtaking, sun is shining “non stop”, locals are cheerful and very welcoming of tourists, restaurants and hotels are plenty to choose from, beaches are perfect for a whole day fun, there’re endless excursions which are tailored to show you all the best hot spots as well as some hidden gems. Some of the best Summer music festivals are being held in Croatia too such as Ultra and IN music festival, just to name two of them!
If you wish to visit a small, picturesque and very special city in the middle of Adriatic coast, then look no further, Sibenik will impress you with it’s enchanting narrow, cobble stone streets, wonderful architecture and breathtaking sea views. One of the biggest attractions, cathedral of St. Jacobs which is under protection of UNESCO is def. worth taking a long and thorough look at from the inside as well as on the outside. Besides interesting cathedral, churches, city hall, etc. worth mentioning are fortresses and palaces of Sibenik. One such, Marenci palace is the hero of today’s post. 🙂
Marenci palace used to be one of knight’s palaces, dating from 15th century. It’s complete renovation started back in 2014. and once, long forgotten and barely used palace, turned into a gorgeous, fairytale like hotel.
Hotel Life Palace opened it’s doors to public almost a year ago in the very heart of old town of Sibenik. It has 17 beautifully furnished bedrooms which are all decorated in 15th century vibe paying a tribute to Sibenik’s history and original “function” of the space.
Besides royalty like furnished bedrooms, this boutique hotel has a mini spa with jacuzzi, Finnish sauna and also a lovely cafe with a gorgeous summertime terrace. Cafe serves some of the best cakes you will try anywhere and you can also enjoy a great scoop of Carte D’or ice cream on the terrace. If you’re an early bird, make sure to catch a delicious and healthy breakfast too! 🙂 Starting this month, cafe will be also serving Tapas bites to satisfy some late evening munchie cravings.
Hotel’s walking vicinity to all of the main city’s attractions, shops and restaurants make it your ultimate choice for a hotel to stay at in Sibenik city!!
*This post was made in collaboration with Life Hotel Palace. All of the opinions are my own.
*Thank you to Miss Ivana and Tatjana for making this collaboration possible.
*Photography by: Natali Karppinen
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:
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 everybody! My holidays in Croatia have come to an end and past three weeks have been absolutely amazing. I got to relax, recharge and get rid of nastiness of jet lag from LA. Lots of sun, some swimming, being by the sea every day and different day-to-day life was just what I needed after hustle and bustle of LA’s streets.
Hello my dear readers! How are you doing? Did you have a nice Midsummer weekend? I have usually spent past 6-7 Midsummers in Finland and it’s a big “thing” over there, but this time around as you know already, I’m in Croatia and in the city I’m staying at ( my old hometown ) Sibenik, it was the city’s birthday and an opening of International Children’s Festival for the 55th time.