France and Spain

France x Spain

As the 2017 has begun, you might be strarting looking for a holiday destination for the next summer. Basically, that’s why I decided to finally upload some pictures from my ‘France x Spain’ trip.

Half a year ago, in the end of September my friends and I went on a trip across France ending in Spain, Barcelona. Surprisingly, our first stop was in Lichtenstein, which is a little country in between Switzerland, Austria and Germany. We saw a munumental, but in the same time beautiful castle of Hohenzollern, which looks exactly like as it was caught up in a Disney movie.
The very next place we visited and stopped off in was Strasbourg, le petite France as they call it that way. I liked this place to much, it really appealed to me. After that we’ve seen Clermont Ferrand with its stunning architecture with the amazing cathedral in the forefront. Then as a final stop, we stayed in Barcelona for a couple days. On the way back we’ve visited Narbonne and Avignon, which were just gorgeous in its beauty.

Three days of long beach walks, calm atmosphere and endless relaxation

Right before the vacay season, I went to the Polish seaside. With my family, we stayed in Jastrzębia Góra in a beautiful guest house. It was some kind of a luxary and elegant place, but in the same time it was really warm and very home-like People working there were so kind and so caring that I wanted to shout it out loud and recommend this place to all the travellers from around the world!
The house is called Villa Victor and it’s pretty gorgeuos. Every day, as we wrere there, my grandma, my mom and I, had this amazing routine, which was pretty much like this:
We woke up around 8 o’clock, oh okay, maybe I did get up like half an hour earlier, then, when we were all ready and dressed up, we went to the restaurant downstairs to enjoy the breakfast in this stunning room with a very beautiful sea view. Also there was a very pretty tarace, but as it was this time of the year, it was a bit chilly in the morning, mostly because of the sea breeze.
Then, we would go for a few hour long walk through the beach. That’s the thing which is pretty amazing in Poland, that the beaches are so wide, so beautifully sandy and that they are so long you can walk and walk for hours and there are still many kilometers of the wonderful seaside to walk forward.
Our trip was such a great experience which let all the stress we absorbed during the school/work year go away and when we came back we were all relaxed and full of the interior calmness.

Morning Inspiration: spring edition

Carrot and Zucchini Muffins and Puff Pastry Rolls

If it’s raining outside or if the weather’s a little chilly, it’s a great idea to bake ourselves some breakfast pastries. Here, I present carrot walnut muffins, which are made from zwidokiemnasol.pl ‘s recipe, zucchii muffins also form this blog and puff pastry rolls, which are basically puff pastry, I used premade by Blikle bakery, stuffed with chocolate, fruit marmolade and, as a salty version, with cabbage filling.

April Celebrations

As may has begun I’d like to sum up april and all the events which took place around this month. April, as I consider it, is a month of sun, flowers and a very festive mood.
There were quite a few family meetings with lots of roses and delicious foods up there. I would like to thank you for all the wonderful moments of the month that has just passed.
Also I would like to mention a  h u g e thank you to my dear friends who organized a  birthday party for me, which was just so amazing. I was stunned and I’m sure I will never forget this day. F.r.i.e.n.d.s themed cake and gorgeus presents were absolutely fantastic. Thank you all so much one more time and I’d just like to say that I think I have the best friends I could possibly imagine or wish for.

 

Morning Inspiration: spring edition

Today, something frooty.. pomagranate bowl!
Because we can easly feel a spring vibe already now, in april, I decided to show you one of the ‘detoxifying dishes’, which is just pefect for a morning snack or any other treat during the warm day.Here, in the picture there’s basically a pomagranate and coconut flakes.

Morning Inspiration: spring edition

Morning Inspiration

As spring gets closer and closer, I’d like to share with you some bright ideas for warm, sunny mornings.

Well, starting from today, here’s my first morning snack to inspire you: chocolate muffin and straberry smoothie. This breakfast was so delicious and it made me full for such a long time. Muffin, homemade, made of whole grain flour, with nuts and cranberries, was full of fiber and good carbs, which are basically very good fuel to give you energy. Also cacao , which created chocolate flavour made me feel like I have eaten a dessert! Smoothie, made of natural yogurt and strawberries which we’ve frozen last summer, satisfied my need of fruit in the morning and also satiated me with protein. This breakfast was so good, I’m telling you!

One of the things I love about the time of morning is its wonderful light, which makes every single thing look positive and pretty.

Summer vibe in the middle of Winter

A few days ago, when there was a sunny day in the middle of winter, I got a mango and frozen raspberries. Leaving raspberries to get the room temperature, I cut the mango into pieces and made myself a fruit snack. As I was preparing myself a treat I just couldn’t resist leaving this wonderful view of summer fruits without a picture. The sunshine, warm wind and these fruits made me feel like it was spring already. Such a summer vibe in February made me so happy, I wanted to share this little note with you.

Italy

Milan

Let’s begin from saying that I love Italy. I love italian language, Italian people, Italian coffee and of course Italian food.
We went on a Italy Tour and we’ve visited many places around northern Italy.
Starting from Venice, living on Lido di Jesolo we moved to Cinque Terre and  Genua, then we stayed in Milan. After that we went to Verona an Florence. Finally, on the way home we stopped in Bologna for a while.

Venice.
I found Venice as a wonderful, mystic place. I’ve beed there once before and I need to say that it looks exactly how I remembered it. It’s an old city, full of narrow streets, bridges and beautiful nooks. Romantic alleys and cul-de-sac’s. I am totally in love with this place.
My friends and I had great time strolling through the heart of Venice. However we’ve visited plenty of landmarks, we took some time just to taste the city. We went for long walks with fresh cappuccini and croissants in hand.
Venice left us a feeling that we have to come back to spend another Italian vacation there, to feel the atmosphere of the city one more time.

Milan.
Milan, absolute love of my life. Big modern city, where you can easily notice that it’s a city of fashion, design and architecture.
The city definitely showed off it’s beauty. As we spent a day walking through wide well designed streets and gorgeous pedestrian zone full of coffee shops and designer clothing stores. To crown our day we went to see Milan from the top of the cathedral. We went on a roof and admired the view, which was really impressive.
After the day in Milan I must admit that I have absolutely fallen in love with the city. And what’s more, I’ve started considering connecting my future life to this city.

Florence
City of renaissance. Artists’ and art lovers’ favorite. The city is really pretty, as you walk down the streets of Florence you can feel history of the place. There are some great museums to visit such as Uffizi museum and Galeria dell’Academia, where we can see masterpieces of Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio and many others.

To sum up, I’d like to say that I love Italy to the moon and back and possibility to visit all these wonderful places was something very special to me. During our travel I had innumerable situations as I came across random acts of kindness, which were for instance a question, asked whenever I ordered a coffee, if I’d like some cinnamon and cacao in it. These melted my heart and with my love to this country I need to say that I could spend my whole life right there, in the country of Italy.