Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wishlist // Packing for a getaway


All images taken via Ark online store // Edited by me

The time has finally come to pack my stuff for holidays and I can't hold my excitement!
For the past two months or so, bloggers around the planet were uploading a gazillion pictures of summer getaways-drinks by the pool, shorts and bikini combinations, frozen yogurt food art and many more snaps-making me feel so miserable about my life while I was still stuck in the office.
After so much work and deadlines to catch up I am so looking forward to this summer getaway in the Greek islands and cannot wait to see my family again :)

The other day and while I was on Skype with my mother she asked me what I would like her to pack for me, given that most of my summer clothes are still in my parents house-we don't get too many sunny days in Aberdeen so it made no sense to have my summer clothes here with me.

There's no shame to admit that it took me a good amount of thinking to eventually decide what to pack along with me...While doing island hopping some of the most obvious things to consider is comfortableness, high temperatures and limited luggage space. I am planning to travel with a backpack so do not want to carry half dozen of clothes around with me, plus because I will be travelling a lot I want to feel comfortable. Having said that, I do not want to lose my sense of style and fashion so had to think of a piece of clothing that combines all the above and what else would that be than shorts!

Shorts are so versatile and easy to wear with almost anything, especially during the hot summer days (and nights). So after much thought I decided to go for many shorts of different prints and colours, without forgetting of course the classic white pair-that I can match with many accessories, simple t-shirts and a pair of gladiator sandals.

If you happen to be in the same dilemma and want to save yourself sometime here's my summer getaways packing tips list:

♥ Be a light traveller, you don't want to run around to catch the ferry while carrying a heavy bag with you. 

♥ Pack many pastel and nude colour shirts & t-shirts // life saving options.

♥ Shorts and mini skirts are always a good idea! Play with the prints and the colours and make safe choices pairing them with neutral colour tops.

♥ Flip flops and two pairs of sandals are more than enough to take with you. 

♥ Kimonos are good to keep you warm when the night cool sea breeze hits you.

♥Last but not the least do not forget your panama hat, aviator sunglasses and happiest smile!


Happy Summer Getaways!
Love,
Anastasia





Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Lifestyle // 19 things I will tell my daughter

19 things I would tell my daughter
all pictures via my Pinterest board // edited by me

1. Wash your sheets every two weeks, I promise you’ll sleep better.
2. If a boy breaks your heart, it’s okay to cry.
3. If a girl breaks your heart, it’s okay to cry.
4. School is important, but there are many things you can’t learn in a classroom. Pursue them.
5. Find your passion, and run with it.
6. No, you don’t need to lose weight.
7. You are beautiful without make up.
8. You are beautiful with make up.
9. Being a good person will never go out of style
10. Buy yourself flowers if you’re feeling sad.
11. Getting enough sleep is very important.
12. Drinking water has so many benefits
13. Believe in fairytales, believe in love, and allow no one to steal your magic.
14. Reading is good for the soul.
15. I am not here to judge you, but I will always support what I think is best for you.
16. I appreciate you.
17. I am proud of you.
18. Even on your worst days, you will never disappoint me.
19. I love you no matter what.


While browsing on tumblr the other day I stumbled upon this and knew I had to repost it.
This is like a self reminder for the grey days we all get every now and then..

Thanks for reading and enjoy!
Love,
Anastasia

Monday, 21 July 2014

Lifestyle // Three King's birthday celebrations

Two weeks ago and while I was in the middle of a lunch break, my friend Josef texted me asking if I would do him the extraordinary honour to travel down in Glasgow for the Three King's Day. It took me a while to realise that he was referring to his, Chris and Gabriel's birthday weekend party celebrations.
Boy, do I wanna travel to Glasgow I thought, given that I hadn't been in the big city for almost six months! Without any hesitation I booked my tickets and started making plans as to what to wear and how to help with the party organisation.
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I arrived Friday night and Chris picked me up from the train station before we both vanished to Hummingbird for a couple of cocktails and a news catch up.
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Saturday morning I woke up to this amazing view and cup of tea waiting for me before heading to the jacuzzi with El Magnifico, that's Josef's newly acquired nickname in case you've been wondering.
Soon after that we decided it was Tribeca time, one of my favourite breakfast clubs in Glasgow!
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Warm and cozy, Tribeca is the perfect escape for a grey Saturday morning. The amazing thing about this place-well besides that it serves the best milkshakes, is that it's offering the best pancakes sides; fruits, nutella, ice-cream you know name it and Tribeca serves it!
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Iliana ordered the vegetarian bagel, while Josef and Chris went for the classic English breakfast.
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Opposed to what the others ordered I went for the sweet taste of my all time classic beloved breakfast, pancakes! Served with two scoops of vanilla ice-cream filled my heart and gave me a happy face.
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Chris was massively impressed with the portions and decided to order some additional pancakes for himself-greedy boy that he definitely is!
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After this feast we headed back home to get ready for the afternoon BBQ by the canal...my camera died from battery but luckily I managed to get some snaps with my phone..
The Three King's at their bests! From left to right meet the King of Spain, King of Hellas and King of Malta!
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A mixture of good friends and delicious food-best birthday party ever!
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Late in the evening and while the boys were resting their full bellies I was on the task of baking some additional birthday cakes before the warm up party in the flat, followed by a salsa party at El Barrio later at night.
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I prepared an Oreo cream and cookies dessert, along with a chocolate brownies pie and an orange-chocolate cake...
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By the time we had to leave the flat we were all quite tipsy and the Three King's felt like the King's of Glasgow not to say of the entire Scottish country!
I couldn't think of a better way to spend this weekend and celebrate the birthday of my friends, so thanks guys for having me with you. Until the next time Glasgow!

Love,
Anastasia

All photos taken with a Nikon D3100 camera 50mm lens 


Sunday, 13 July 2014

Wishlist // Le Parisien


A little something for your Sunday.....how to get dressed like a real Parisien!
I am lucky enough to have a couple of French girlfriends and having a thorough look in their style (and wardrobe), I concluded that the secret to get dressed like a Parisien girl lies in simplicity. 
These girls have a love affair with nude and pastel colours, they wear flat ballerina shoes, stripes and a nice watch always decorates their arm. 
A real Parisien girl carries around a leather bag-rucksack in my friends case- and smells divine, thanks to Miss Dior body lotion
Her make up is natural, a pink lip gloss and pink lacquer would do. Her hair is on a messy up-do or a low chignon and her face shines from her daisy earrings.
In a word, Parisien girls are the most adorable girls in the entire world!

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Do you like the Parisien style?

Love,
Anastasia

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