25 October 2016

Vienna Through My Eyes

The city of Vienna, a never stopping blooming flower of classical music that’s echoing in every corner of every street. My second favorite city in the world that's slowly starting to grow on me more and more, even when I visit it on rainy, cloudy and chilly October days.

It was my country's national holiday and was a time when all the travel agencies were offering bus and plane trips to Vienna, Budapest, Paris, Prague, Florence, Belgrade... etc. Me and a friend decided on going to Budapest, but somehow ended up on a bus trip to Vienna. We travelled for about 24h and finally reached our destination. In spite of being very tired and cooped up in a chair for the past day, our desire to see the city's sights asap hadn't faded away at all. We got right on that and visited Hundertwasernhaus. It was amazing being there and admiring all those colours that just begged to be photographed by the many tourists that pass by every day.

We got the chance to visit the gorgeous Belvedere Palace, now a home to many old and valuable paintings to admire. I couldn’t take pictures inside the palace, but that did not stop me from documenting some breathtaking views I saw from the palace windows.

The last day was gloriously sunny, and spent just walking around and admiring the magnificent gardens of Schönbrunn Palace and having some Wien coffee and a piece of Sisi cake at the Gloriette Café. It was an unforgettable trip, with many many photos taken that I'm sharing below, so take a look...



21 October 2016

Prague Wonderland

Prague has been a political, cultural, and economic centre of central Europe with waxing and waning fortunes during its history. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, Prague was the capital of the kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors, most notably of Charles IV. It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city played major roles in the Bohemian and Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, and in 20th-century history as the capital of Czechoslovakia, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions that I'll be showing below, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. I had the pleasure of visiting this wonderful city numerous times and every single time it manages to take my breath away. Of love for Prague I decided on sharing some of my most beautiful captions during my stay there and am so happy for all of you guys to see them as I put them out on my instagram account and also here, so enjoy!

4 October 2016

OPI Through the Looking Glass

This is the second Disney collaboration for OPI with Alice in Wonderland and it’s a nine-shade limited-edition collection just begging for you to try. Below I'm introducing you with all the shades that this collection has to offer, and also some looks inspired by the movie and those beautiful bright colours, so take a look...

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