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Must see – Zagreb Advent 2017

Again, for the third year in a row, Zagreb has been chosen as the best advent place and given that I actually live here for most of the time in next few years I thought it was only right to check some places out and present you what the advent is all about.
I haven’t really been out every single day to see everything but some high points will be shown in both photographs and my commentary. I hope you like this post and consider checking Zagreb’s advent this year (for what is even left of it) or perhaps next year since it can only get better from here!

 

One of the most beautiful attractions (and one of the most photographed as well) is the Marińáev prolaz that is decorated in such a way to look absolutely magical. It’s actually a passway (that’s what prolaz means in Croatian) that is decorated just in this time of the year (and correct me if I am wrong you who know better, I think this is the first year they did something like this for advent). The tiny lights on those branches make up such a romantic and wonderful place that the passway is usually packed with people so it is hard to take a nice photo. So if you want to do so, I advise you to go a bit earlier in the morning or later at night when most of the tourist groups aren’t around.

 

This is the famous park Zrinjevac in the center of Zagreb. Switching on the lights, that you can see in these photos, for the first time always signifies the beginning of Advent and it is an event a lot of people come to see. The park is usually, by itself, beautiful but for Advent, at night it becomes a place that you must visit just to see the magic of millions of lights around it.

 

Ice park on the King Tomislav Square is one of the most visited sites every advent. It really is magical and romantic to ice skate with the scenery surrounding you, especially at night when the lights go on. I have been there to skate 3 times and I wish I could have been every single day. The tickets aren’t that pricey but they do go away quickly for the closest session on weekends.


The part of the advent that happens in Upper Town Zagreb is also amazing. There you have some of the most photographed sites of the whole advent. Also in close proximity there 3 places you have to visit; Caffe de MatoŇ° with cute benches and little cafes with photograph so well,¬† Stross which offers you a lot of gourmet choices and fun places to take photos as Rudolph, Santa and Grinch¬† and my favourite Klovińáevi dvori¬†(Klovińá palace) where you can eat about anything and see the whole city from up there while listening to good live concerts.


In the Strossmayer park which is between King Tomislav square and Zrinjevac there is also a lot of food place choices and some of the extra sightings like the HBO gift shop where you can buy literally anything related to GOT, LOTR or Harry Potter and you can also drink and eat stuff that is related to Harry Potter series. Next to that, you have a cute looking little circus where your youngest ones can have fun.

 

That will be all for this posts! I wish you all the best in the new year that is in front of us, and I hope you spent your holidays well. 

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Winter fairytale – Outfit inspiration

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Boots: Le Edo, over the knee
Jeans: Zara Woman
Bag: Local store
Coat: Mango
Shirt: Zara

Long time no post. But I cannot miss posting at least one blog post for a Christmas series I usually do every year. This year you will get a winter lookbook (this post and maybe one more before New Year’s Eve, and resume of the advent in¬†Zagreb. Let us start with this post right away!¬†
First of all, I have to highlight my new over the knee boots I purchased this Black Friday. They were 50% off and just what I was looking for; classic, black and with a bit chunkier heel so they are as comfortable as they can be. I am in love with them, they can spice up absolutely every outfit and are worth every penny. To see them for how they actually look and how I style them be sure to check out my Instagram or at this link HERE!

Now for my classic Zara ripped black jeans that were featured a couple of times in my previous Outfit Inspiration posts. Since it is a bit colder now I opted for wearing some shiny tights under them so they can pop out at times. A classic with a twist ;)! Also, something that has been featured numerous time on this blog is my black bag with studs, so to check that out look at some previous outfits (linked below)

This soft green shirt is also from Zara and I purchased them on pre-fall sale for a ridiculously small amount of money. The color pops in every outfit and it also has rips on both elbows as well as a big pocket in front. And on top of that it is also slightly cropped, so it definitely one weird and unusual cool shirt you have to have!

And possibly the best item on these photos saved for last. My magnificent grey long coat from Mango. Changing a climate from cozy to harsh winters pushed me to buy new outerwear to survive the degrees under the zero in Zagreb. This coat has been my savior and I am thankful for it every day. It is so classic and stylish, it goes with everything and it keeps me worm. What more can a girl ask?

That will be all from me for today. Want to know more about the location of photos up, be sure to wait for my Must see locations in Zagreb – Advent 2017 coming out in a week or so. Happy holidays folks!

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Why I love Christmas?/ Christmas series 2016

In my last year’s Christmas with Small Town Blogger I expressed my love for Christmas, but never really explained why do I actually love Christmas. So, for the first post in my this year’s series I will try to explain exactly that!


So my story starts two Christmases ago. A dark time in my life. The time I did talk about before. If you have been with me since the beginning you would know that I have anxiety for many years now. And also that I suffered from depression previously, 2/3 years ago.

As a child everyone loves Christmas, whether it is for the Santa, gifts or family time. But later the whole magic of Christmas bursts like a bubble and now all of sudden you treat Christmas like any other day. But I kind came to my senses properly because I was depressed. Let me explain it further and you might understand what I mean.

While I was depressed of course I try to hide it away from my family and friends. (Not a good decision by any means but it is what I did.) So, I was empty inside for the longest time and to keep any will to live I began to obsess with Christmas. I was all in with the decorations, gifts, the Christmas spirit. And at one point it actually started making me kind of happy, as happy as a person with depression can be, obviously.

I blame it on Christmas magic. So in that honour I still go all in every year after that one. And I will for as long as I keep that memory, keep in mind I do not forget easily. My Christmas tradition came from  one of the darkest parts of my life and for me to make it into something good took a lot of strength. And yeah, that is my reason. Do you have yours?

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Every summer

Today officially is the first day of summer on the Northern Hemisphere, so most of us bloggers decided to dedicate a blog post to that particular occasion.

I, myself, wanted to talk and make a list of things that happen every single summer and take a humoristic twist to the topic.

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  1. You get hooked on that one specific song that become your summer 2016 (or an other year) song. By the end of the year, the songs becomes so boring and annoying that you cannot event understand why you liked it in the first place.
  2. Every summer your goal is to read more or to exercise more because you have more free time. In the end all you do in your free time is sleep, and occasionally some catching up with your friends because they want to be sure you are actually alive.
  3. This summer I am going to get so tan that people will think I went to a solarium, you say to yourself every year. The reality is, you get sunburnt and red everywhere. It is so painful, but you will at least get some tan – of course that does not turn out like that. The colour is not as nearly tan as it was red, and you still cannot go outside without everyone asking you why are you still so pale.
  4. You make a summer whishlist/to do list even though you can almost immediately see that being disappointing in the end.
  5. Now one for all make-up lovers. I am going to control the oiliness of my skin this year and not look like I went for a mile run after 15 minutes I left the house. I am going to prepare, buy every single product available and control it. Either you realized there is no way of controlling that or you keep your entire makeup bag as close as you can wherever you go.
  6. Saying you are going to practice a foreign language with foreigners, but end up just speaking English because you are too afraid to not sound perfect even thought the person talking to you in English probably doesn’t even speak English well at all.¬† So, you end up being a fool because you realize you know their language far better than they know English.
  7. You are trying to eat healthier. It sounds as a good if you think about all of the great fruits that grow in summer, but also fast foods are now opening on every corner (like there already wasn’t one in a 5 minute walking radius). Mission sabotaged!
  8. Thinking about getting a new hobby. That works. Sometimes. For about a week.
  9. Not leaving the work for the last few days, but doing it gradually whilst you are on vacation. Let’s be honest, no one is thinking about doing work while they have some time off work.

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