Wednesday, April 2, 2014

American-Caribbean dream second stop - Curacao

It was not my fault. The pause in the blog and sharing my vacation memories I mean. It was also not meant to get you all more excited (did it work tough?). It was just that my computer decided it was too much and stopped all kinds of cooperation. There goes that.
But now weeks later (months it feels), it was actually kind of sweet to put together this post and sort through all the sunny bright blue colorful pictures of Curacao - our second destination during the trip.

This tiny island in the Caribbeans is a funny one. Does it have something spectacular that distinguishes it from all other Caribbean islands? Hmm not sure. Extraordinary sights? Not so much. Did we enjoy it? Ouh yes we did!
The most interesting for me and the part I enjoyed the most (besides the sun and the sea and ice cold coctails) is that it has an interesting combination of two totally different worlds - the colorful houses representing the Caribbean, but minimalist chic interiors with even Scandinavian vibes. Colorful local people mixed with tall blond (handsome;)) tanned Dutch people (being part of Dutch Antilles). Fresh local seafood mixed with vintage-fashion-fusion restaurants. Was unusual and cool.
We stayed at two different places, both I would highly recommend (Bijblauw and Van der Valk Kontiki Beach resort), one was awesome and the other was awesome. We wanted to stay for a while closer to center and then just relax at resort so it was really the best decision we could make. We had time and chance to walk in the center, visit great restaurants, dance the night away but also to lay all day reading books by the pool- and seaside. And then there was of course the catamaran trip to the uninhabited Klein Curacao island and snorkling with the turtles. And the late night swims. And drinking wine on the balcony under palms. And the excitement to find out that the Ursa Major sign in the sky is totally other way around. Aaah..good times.

Below are some pictures if you would like to see..










More after Jump;)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

American-Caribbean dream first stop - Boston

Sitting here legs crossed on my couch drinking Värska (the first thing I longed for after getting back to Estonia) and writing this post, the beginning of the holidays already feels like a bit of a distant memory. Don't get me wrong, I still feel all sun-kissed and relaxed and new-born-fresh. I just think that visiting many destinations during one trip really stretches the time. Like I was away for a month. So looking at the pictures of Boston now is like..wow..yeah..I was there. And I liked it. A lot.

It was funny with going to Boston. We had an option to go either there or to Washington and none of the people we asked for advice recommended to choose Boston. Yet we all kind of looked at each other and knew we want to go just there. Sometimes you just feel it. And we didn't regret it for a second. I mean what's not to love there - it has sea, red brick town houses, gorgeous mid city park for picnics and skating, Little Italy with to-die-for food, academic-bohemic university atmosphere, contagious love for sports and their own teams, (micro)breweries, big city lights, friendly people, big breakfasts, diversity in every corner and so much more (like shopping..anyone seen my new Calvin shoes? Love them much?;)).
I think we must have walked around 15 km per day there just grasping in the city. I love just wandering around the streets in any new places I visit, much more than museums, tours or "must see" sightseeing, occasionally stepping in somewhere for a coffee or drink, getting lost just a little and going with the spontaneous flow. That's what it's all about!
Now, if we could have only had a chance to see a live baseball match at Fenway park..could have checked one more think from my bucket list;)

Below some pictures if you wish to get an inch of the feel..

{Three happy campers living the dream}


{Could I live in one of these? Please?}




See more after the jump!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Back in business


It's weird. To wake up to snow and in your own bed. And to not have any plans for the weekend. And to think I need to wake up in 7 hours to go to work. What's that like?
But I tell you this - it's much nicer to come back to your own little crib:)

Will share some vacation memories soon, have a great starting week in the meantime!


{Image: Edith Voksepp}

Monday, March 3, 2014

I am doing pretty damn good, thanks!

Quick heads up from Boston airport heading to Miami - the holidays are fantastic! As usually - who has time to blog during holidays?! But you can follow some small moments at my Instagram page.

Bon voyage to me;)

Friday, February 21, 2014

Defeating cold

Now that's a great way to turn all this cold cold annoying everyday weather around and work it..



Not to mention I have a sneaky feeling Diane is making these dresses for me! They have my face aaallll over them..ouh Diane why do you do this to me?



{Images: DVF Instagram}

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hello Mr Perfect

Couch that is. Let me introduce the almost oven-fresh Estonian born little thing called Cosmo..



Isn't he perfect?

Check more perfect stuff from Oot-oot, home of the not too shabby creators of Cosmo.


{Images: Oot-Oot Facebook page}

Monday, February 17, 2014

The best present for Valentines day is..

.. to buy yourself (yeap, hello miss Egoist) plane tickets for to..


Et voilà - I haven't even left for my first grande trip-holiday this year to US and have already head-over-heels dived into a new plan. What can you do, life is spontaneous these days:) It was a small present me and my sweet friend made to ourselves for the Valentine's day (I will stop making Valentine's day related posts soon;)) and I am so in love with the idea!
I was in Paris 3-4 years ago and have so great memories of the people having picnics and wine at Saint Martin canal, everyone looking so effortlessly chic; about lying barefoot on the grass by the Eiffel tower; about wandering the streets of Monmartre watching the painters doing their thing and throwing an occasional compliment at you; of the rose we drank at the last floor balcony watching over the roof tops and lights of the city at night; of the tipsy metro trips with the locals; about the dancers and singers and bottles of wines by the Seine in the evenings; about the sleepy long mornings at the Tuileries garden; about the fun laughter and late nights at the Latin quarter; about the antique books and paintings market by the river and of course about the crossaints, mussles, baguettes, cheese, salads, macroons and many many many other good food you go to Paris for. Aaahh..what a sweet nostalgy. Can I miss a place if I only was there once?
Together with Rio, Paris has been once city I didn't expect much of, but that left me completely breathless. And in August I have a chance to great whole punch of new memories!











They say that picture says a thousand words, but you can never exactly describe the feeling you have in a place. But you can bring it with you. And with all these feelings from all these amazing places and people in world - it's a good way to grow older with. My kind of retirement fond:)



{Images: 1, 23, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 910 via Pinterest}

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