Vacation in Bari, Italy

Monday, July 6, 2015

Vacation in Bari, Italy

It's been a long time since I've written a post for my beloved blog. Time flies - yes. Now here I come with a short summery of my awesome vacation in South Europe: Bari, Italy and Polignano a Mare, Italy (both in Puglia county).

First of all if you hesitate: just do it - go to South Italy. It has such a nice atmosphere and more cozy than North cities - like Rome for example (which is lovely, but that's a metropolis). We had our 2nd wedding anniversary with my sweetheart in June and we had an idea to make it more memorable and fun than just a dinner. As we had only a few days for this plan we've picked a destination which is romantic and not so far from Budapest. First we thought Venice, Italy would e nice... but then we've changed our mind as the June is more likely for a real SUMMER destination.

So, we checked different Italian cities and have found Bari - which is 1 hour and 25 minutes by air. And we found it has a cute name, as "bari" meaning in Hungarian: diminutive form of lamb, a little lamb : ) We've picked an apartment in downtown and spent a really fun time in Bari and we visited Polignano a Mare justly famous for its lovely beach - which is 20 minutes from Bari via train and the trains in Italy are air conditioned, run frequently plus cheap - justly famous for its lovely beach.

Here comes the pics : )

Bari, Italy - downtown
Bari, Italy - port
Bari, Italy - look up
Bari, Italy - cycles in old town district
Bari, Italy - my fav mint green shuttered building
Bari, Italy - port by night walk
And more pics : )

Polignano a Mare - view from the beach
Polignano a Mare - seaside

Polignano a Mare -the beach

Polignano a Mare - the beach
Plus a probably well-known advice: eat pizza, focaccia and ice-cream (Italian word: gelato) in small places, they'll be your favs beside the beach ; )

We've tried some places which had really good ranking on Tripadvisor and have to tell you, they're crazy good!!! : )

Cibo' in Bari - the chef and tones of yammieness

Cibo' in Bari - a heavenly Margarita slice and a ruccola-tomato-mozzarella cheese "cold" pizza

Gusto Caruso Gelateria e Yogurteria in Polignano a Mare

Well, it has so many-many cool places... We ate so many delicious streetfood that we didn't had more space for eating in a classic style restaurant. Haha. But next time we'll try one. Planning to go back to this awesome part of Europe.

Have a lovely day and GO TO BARI, Italy! : )
...and Polignano a Mare too.

xo, Dorottya

Happy New Year 2015

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Happy New Year 2015

That's just crazy! Today is 30th December. Year 2014 is almost coming to an end! So much has happened, I've visited Rome in Italy, Poreč in Croatia and Windsor (YAY!) in England and created so many lovely memories. Plus I'm still super happy to be able to do what I love :)
Thank you so much for your support and love, it means so much to me!
Wishing you all a PEACEFUL New Year for 2015, filled with BLISSFUL moments, JOY and HAPPINESS!!!

xo, Dorottya

PS: New Year SALE is ON NOW. :)
Just have refreshed my little corner of Etsy with an active coupon code - let's celebrate the new year together.
Plus it's super easy to receive the discount: Simply add to cart your chosen items AND use coupon code: NEW20 at the check out to receive 20% OFF on the whole purchase. And that's it ;) 

Summertime in Croatia

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Summertime in Croatia

It's December, I know :) But I thought maybe you'd like to see some of our summertime pics, so here they are Tadaaaam ;)

We decided to plan a summer vacation by the sea - so, we've spent a week in Croatia, Poreč. (Click for map view.) It was my first experience with Croatia and I've heard some ambivalent stories from my friends about it: some of them love it, some of them don't want to go there again. So, it seemed to be pretty exciting! : ) And I can tell you - as I don't choose movies by others' opinion, nor do I with choosing vacation destinations, hihi - Poreč has that mediteran feeling which could be the best for a relaxing seaside holiday. 

on the road we had beautiful sunny weather

The Adriatic SEA. First evening.

Rocky seaside, plus gorgeous green and blue colors!

I visited Croatia for the first time, my husband had a visit a few years ago. We spent a week in the country in total, we stayed in Poreč, and I was so surprised - first by how quickly I fell in love with Croatia, and second by how it had been the easiest road trip of our life.

Downtown of Poreč in the evening.

These stones are so shiny and slippery as the were polished by hundreds of feets.

Classic town house in Poreč, downtown.

I think Croatia intimidates a lot of people and keeps them away from traveling independently. Perhaps because most people think of an Eastern European country at war, when in reality Croatia is much more similar to Western Europe than Eastern Europe. Croatia is an EU member - so we had only our ID card with us and go -, and there hasn’t been a war for about 20 years. The country is safe, German and English is widely spoken, and it could fit for all kinds of travelers, from adventurous backpackers to sun-seekers who don’t plan on leaving their hotel or camp.

Candy colored buildings in downtown of  Poreč.

We stayed in an apartment which held by a Croatian family. Our landlady, Anita was extremely friendly and helpful. Our apartment was clean, tidy and had a modern accommodation and a cute balcony! :) We had our breakfast out there each and every day starting with a fresh summer mood. 

Usie - Sitting in a cute little park in Poreč.

We had the chance to try a new beach each day as they were only 10 minutes away from our apartment by car. So we visited Plava Laguna (Blue Lagoon), Zelena Laguna (Green Lagoon), etc. A new beach every day! That was fun, we loved to swim in the Adriatic Sea, hanging out with seagulls at rocky beaches and lay out on the rocks, sun-bathing - we had a very nice tan.

We had a lovely week. And would definitely go again! :)

Enjoy your day, xoxo
PS: ...and plan your next summer holiday to Poreč ;)

Bridal Statement Cuff Bracelet

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bridal Statement Cuff Bracelet

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Rustic Chic Floral Hair Pin

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Ivory lace bridal hairband

Saturday, June 28, 2014

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Rome - we love you

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rome - we love you

I've returned from a much-needed little vacation.. a few days in Italy, Rome.
It was wonderful of course. It was my first experience with the city and I can tell you it has a warm and cozy attitude for all who live in a big city and love gorgeous (and really big!) buildings.
Travel is something that I've long considered to be a great adventure and I can recommend for everybody who has the opportunity: DO TRAVEL! :)

view of Piazza San Pietro Roma

About a month ago, in the beginning of March, we've decided that we very much needed a get-away. So, in a rather spur-of-the-moment mood, we booked it.
Originally, we've planned this trip after our wedding last summer. And then, we thought Rome isn't really for hot summer vacation - nor any other big cities - walk all day to see the as much as possible from a city is need spring or autumn.
We stayed in a fantastic little B&B (bed and breakfast) which I highly recommend to anyone visiting Rome and would like to stay close to the city centre; Gregorius Close to St. Peter's, in Via Gregorio VII, only a few bus stops from Vatican City and downtown of Rome. Maria - our host lady - at the place was friendly and accommodating, our room was tidy and clean. 

our room in Rome

In some of the museums you aren't supposed to take photos anymore. I especially love the Renaissance art - buildings, paintings, sculptures - everything! When I was in high school, I took every art history class as a journey to that period. My Renaissance Art classes were some of my favorites and it was the first time I went to Italy and saw of that art in person, I felt the spirit behind them. The paintings has so much gorgeous details, gold and ornamentation - wow!!! All that beautiful living, bold colors and gold! ...bright blues and deep reds. So, we saw lots of that stuff, and have some pretty pics - but these pics can not bring back the feeling of the real art pieces. Vatican Museums (you go in like: OK, it'll be one big museum. But. It is like you see 5-6 museums built together!!!) You need a day - yes, a whole day - for the visit to see each room of it and not only run through them...

Me :)

On the floor - beautiful mosaics

looking up

a small detail of a painted wooden case

With all of the treasures inside the museums, there is just as much on the streets and in the many many churches and palaces. Besides the paintings of halos, I felt myself very lucky to see them... all of the beautiful frescoes and decorative ceilings. The amount of detail and the age of these works of art in this city is just gorgeous.

This sculpture had real duck face :))) so I did it too ;)
Selfie in front of ancient ruins

We had so much fun! Let's travel to Rome Lovelies! :)
Enjoy your day, xo

A happy bride, April

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hi lovelies,

March is so sunny and cheerful this year, isn't it? :) I'm celebreating spring by having a fruity rice dessert with tons of  whipped cream, yumm.

Plus I've just received an e-mail from a March-bride, April. :))) I'm always feeling so glad when I receive questions, custom request from a bride-to-be, I'm even more glad when I can see them wearing the finished jewelry or hair piece!!! I mean real wedding pictures are always have so much more inside, than just a model-photo: in my opinion brides have so much love around themselves on their wedding day, that they shining from inside with reflected light from a thousand-watt spotlight. And this effect can't be replaced by anything.

And now please meet April, she's a real bride (and a fresh wife by now) - she just had her 'I do' in March 2014. Very fresh!!! :)

I've just received some appreciation pictures from April. She chose my "Blue Bird of Happiness Boho Wedding Jewelry Set" for her special day to wear it as something blue. She created her wedding dress with her beloved mom, as you can see on pic: it is a white boho daisy dress - and so pretty! I'm sure they made their wedding memorable.

Up there on the photo - which is my fav pic from April: she's standing before a huge mirror checking her hair adornments. ...and she's of course wearing the blue bird necklace already ;)
She has a big & beautiful smile - which shows how she felt herself on her big day. It's so good to see brides like this!!! :)

Thank you so much April for sharing this great picture with me!!!

Enjoy your day,

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