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NOVA Rent A Car

March 15, 2019

NOVA Rent A Car is my favourite rent a car company in Croatia. When I’m not in Finland and I want to relay on a good, safe and modern cars for the local trips in Croatia, I go to NOVA Rent A Car!

NOVA Rent A Car has the best selection of rental cars at the most affordable prices! I have been using their services for a long time to be able to stand behind my words when I assure you that there was not a single time I had any issues with NOVA Rent A Car, actually quite the opposite. Every visit to NOVA Rent A Car in Sibenik has been one of the most pleasure filled “client services” experience.

From getting to the office, to getting a car, payment, driving the car and to finally returning it, it is all so easy and comfortable which is the main reason why I keep on coming back to NOVA Rent A Car and don’t go elsewhere.

Great fact about NOVA Rent A Car is that they have many offices through whole Croatia, from Zagreb to Dubrovnik but you can also always book your car online too! Another cool thing is that you don’t need to stress taking the car back to the original office where you have picked it up from. If you need car from Sibenik to Zagreb for instance, you can drop off the car in Zagreb NOVA Rent A Car office and continue on with your trip.

NOVA Rent A Car offers you 2 different options when renting their cars, you can take a full on package, meaning you prepay for the insurance of the car or you can take it without one but then it’s bit more riskier because in case something happens on the road, you’re responsible to pay for the damage no matter what the price will be.

There are also car extras which you can choose according to your needs and you can also always check out NOVA Rent A Car website for the special deals which could for instance get you a 15% discount on certain cars for a specific period.

*Thank you to Mr.Ivica from NOVA Sibenik and Miss Vanja for the best customer service.

*All of the opinions are my own/ all of the photos by me.

Lifestyle, My Work, Outfits

On board

January 10, 2017

Travelling… Something I’ve been a “fan” of since the first trip I ever took and it was when I was only few months old. 😀 First trip which I clearly remember was when I was about 8-9 years old and have travelled to Moscow, Russia with my mom and sister to visit our Russian family and relatives.

My mom always said that I was the easiest kid to travel with because you could literally “pack” me into a suitcase and send me off anywhere and I’d be happy! I was such an explorer since the early age and even though I have travelled a lot in the past 29 years, I still haven’t seen even a glimpse of what I want to see around the world.

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Food, Lifestyle, My Work

Visit Helsinki: Boulevard Social

September 22, 2016

It’s been couple of months since I’ve been to a wonderful restaurant in the heart of Helsinki city – Boulevard Social. If you are interested, you can read my previous review here. It was around Christmas time when I had the pleasure to try the enchanting tastes and flavours of Mediterranean delight at Boulevard Social. Third restaurant to open by the BW restaurant chain, but nothing less successful or amazing as compared to the other restaurants.

SiitĂ€ on muutama kuukausi aikaa kun kĂ€vin viimeksi tĂ€ssĂ€ mahtavassa ravintolassa, mikĂ€ sijaitsee aivan Helsingin sydĂ€messĂ€ – NimittĂ€in Boulevard Socialissa. Jos olet kiinnostunut niin voit lukea minun edellisen arvosteluni tÀÀltĂ€. Se taisi olla viime vuonna Joulun aikoihin kun minulla oli ilo pÀÀstĂ€ kokeilemaan nĂ€itĂ€ lumoavia VĂ€limeren makuja Boulevard Socialissa. Kolmannessa ravintolassa minkĂ€ BW ravintola ketju on aikoinaan avannut. Ja se ei ole yhtÀÀn sen vĂ€hĂ€pĂ€töisempi ravintola kun ne ketjun aikaisemmatkaan paikat.

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Lifestyle, My Work

5 for Friday

August 19, 2016

Hello my dear readers, 5 for Friday post is here! I’ve been dwelling on should I, or should I not write today’s post but then I was like: “What the heck?!” and I’ve decided to do it. I didn’t have a good week… It was actually one of the crappiest ones and bad weather didn’t help the mood. I always want to and try to inspire and bring only good and positive vibes to my blog and Instagram feed, but sometimes… Sometimes, I’m just a human, I hurt, I don’t feel good and from time to time, I think that it’s ok to say it out loud and call it a day. Or week.

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Lifestyle, Travel

Croatia roundup

June 17, 2016

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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!

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Lifestyle, My Work, Travel

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, Travel, Uncategorized

5 for Friday

June 3, 2016

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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 ihmeessĂ€ tĂ€nÀÀn on taas Perjantai? Ja kaiken lisĂ€ksi tĂ€nÀÀn on uuden kuun ensimmĂ€inen pĂ€ivĂ€, joten…Tervetuloa KesĂ€kuu, olenkin jo odottanut sinua. 🙂

Kuinka sinun viikko meni? Minun mennyt viikko oli erilaisten tapahtumien, tunteiden ja lisÀksi lÀmmön ympÀröimÀ sillisalaatti. Kuumat pÀivÀt 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, vÀhissÀ kesÀvaatteissa. Ja kun tuntee raikkaan merituuleen, samalla kun nauttii mahtavasta jÀÀtelöstÀ.

TĂ€stĂ€ Perjantaista tulee tulee tosi rela. Ensiksi muutama pĂ€ivittĂ€inen asia. Ja sen jĂ€lkeen vĂ€hĂ€n zen aikaa hyvĂ€n kirjan ja minun mini minĂ€n kanssa rannalla. Ja illalla olen menossa hyvĂ€n ystĂ€vĂ€ni kanssa katsastamaan “Miss Mamma” tapahtumaa. Jossa kisaa 16 tavallista ympĂ€ri Kroatiaa tullutta 25-55V naista. Odotan tĂ€tĂ€ innolla. SillĂ€ toisin kuin yleensĂ€ muissa kauneuskilpailuissa. TĂ€mĂ€n kisan toinen pÀÀkategoria on luonne, siis ulkonÀön lisĂ€ksi. Ja uskon ettĂ€ nimenomaan se kilpailijan luonne on tĂ€llĂ€ kertaa se tĂ€rkeĂ€mpi seikka.

Lauantaista ja Sunnuntaista tulee pizza ja uimaranta tÀytteisiÀ. Ja saamme mitÀ luultavammin myös ympÀttyÀ siihen sekaan myös ihanan leffa hetken.

MinÀ jaan minun menneen viikon 5 suosikki Instagram valokuvaa. Seuraa minua pÀivittÀin tÀÀllÀ !

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Lifestyle, My Work, Travel

5 for Friday

April 29, 2016

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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!

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Food, Lifestyle, Travel

Byebye Croatia

June 25, 2015

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.

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Lifestyle, Travel

Life lately

June 21, 2015

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.

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