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НА ПУХИ

Sunday, May 13, 2018

НА ПУХИ
Наистина вярвам, че ти, мое малко бяло съвършено Пухче, бе изпратено от космоса в живота ми с мисия. 

Появи се в момента, в който имах най-голяма нужда от теб. Донесе ми толкова много щастие. 

Нямах търпение да се прибера от университета и ти да ме чакаш в малкото ни студио в общежитието. Още от асансьора те чувах как ентусиазирано мяукаш пред вратата. И ти нямаше търпение да се прибера, за да те гушкам! 


После пък, когато сядах на металното черно столче пред бюрото си, за да пиша блог публикации, ти винаги стоеше около мен. Дали сгушена в скута ми или от дясно, до лаптопа, беше моята неразделна приятелка във всеки един момент. 


Даже като ставах да взема нещо от хладилника или отивах до тоалетната, ти пак тичаше по петите ми. Искаше винаги да сме заедно!


Имахме си и наша песен. Talking To The Moon на Bruno Mars. Всяка сутрин, когато първата ми аларма звъннеше с тази мелодия, ти скачаше нетърпеливо от леглото на пода (където беше телефона ми) и започваше да мяукаш (пееш) с музиката. Аз не исках да ставам, спеше ми се, а ти идваше при лицето ми с мъркане и се опитваше да ме събудиш. Винаги ще ми липсва това събуждане.


Никога няма да забравя и най-любимият ти момент в нашата рутина във Франция. Вечерно време, когато сядах в леглото с книга в ръка и ти буквално скачаше при мен, мъркайки като мотопетка, бутайки се между мен и книгата. Искаше да те галя и гушкам, имаше нужда от толкова много любов. 


Или как ми казваше “наздраве” с мяукане всеки път когато кихах.


Или когато веднъж в късните часове на нощта реших да си оправям гардероба и извадих всички дрехи, ти пак бе там, стъпила на малката масичка, просто стоеше и гледаше към мен. Подкрепяше ме в абсолютно всичко. 


Понякога ме ядосваше по малко. Като се завираше измежду шкафовете и гризеше ъгълчетата на листовете ми, например. Или като разпъвах голям лист хартия на пода, за да рисувам с маслени бои и минаваше през него. После трябваше да ти мия розовите лапички. Най-хубавите розови лапички на света!


Един от най-трудните моменти в живота ми, преди сегашния, бе да те оставя в България, докато се настаня в Англия и подредя нещата си така, че да мога да те взема отново при мен. Когато кандидатствах за магистратура в Обединеното Кралство, не знаех, че самолетните билети за животни са толкова скъпи и не предполагах, че ще бъда изправена пред избор да те оставя при родителите си или да променя напълно плановете си за развитие.


Оставих те в дома си в България с обещанието, че един ден ще имам възможността да те взема отново при мен и пак да си бъдем заедно. Този ден така и не дойде. Както се появи в живота ми, като магия, дар изпратен от небесата, така и си отиде - без дори най-малък намек, че ни напускаш завинаги. 


Много ми е мъчно и сърцето ми се къса от болка, но ще те пазя завинаги в ума и спомените си, моя мила Пухи. Мое прекрасно бяло момиченце. 


Ти ни донесе толкова много радост вкъщи. Не само на мен, а на цялото ни семейство. В най-трудните моменти за родителите ми, когато аз и Оли заминахме за Англия, и семейният дом остана празен, ти ги утешаваше заедно с Кити. Вие двете бяхте малките момичета, носещи щастие вкъщи. 


Не знам защо животът ти трябваше да бъде толкова кратък, но вярвам, че всичко става с причина и се надявам сега да си на едно още по-хубаво място, в което си безгранично щастлива и изпълнена с любов, здраве и енергия. 


Знам, че някога пак ще се срещнем.

Благодаря ти, че бе част от моя живот.

Почивай в мир, Пухи. Обичам те безкрайно много. 


12.05.2018г. 

SOFIA TRAVEL DIARY

Friday, May 11, 2018

SOFIA TRAVEL DIARY
I almost forgot how beautiful Sofia is! Not sure what made the difference in my visit this time. It might be that for the first time, I'm seeing it through the eyes of a tourist and not as someone who grew up there and is used to the beauty the city has to offer. But that was honestly one of my best visits so far.

It would be a massive lie to say that after so many years and travels under my belt, I don't feel as excited as I was at the begging, crossing the airport doors of Sofia Airport Terminal 1 and seeing my amazing parents, impatiently waiting for me, surrounded by a sea of strangers. That's the happiest moment of my journey to Bulgaria, every single time!

I love reading Wizz's monthly magazine. It always gives me the best holiday & destinations ideas
I know, I know. I'm aware that we live in the 21st century and I can easily find affordable flights from England to Bulgaria with low budget airlines such as Wizz Air (which I am using all the time actually), but the feeling of having someone so precious, waiting for you at the airport, EVERY SINGLE TIME, is just priceless. 

I love everything about my home. And I think that the fact my life is split between the U.K. and Bulgaria is what makes me appreciate my home country and all the great stuff that it has to offer even more.

Like the mornings at my grandma's, for example. Her homemade tea with a dozen of herbs and her incredible breakfasts.

Morning view from my grandma's window

The flower shops around every corner of Sofia. Do you know how good the flowers smell in Bulgaria? It's insane!

Savina in the flower land

My two favourite girls - Puhhie and Kitty
. I miss them so much! Can't wait to get so rich so I can afford to get a big house with a garden, where all my family (and, of course, cats) will live together.


My Persian princess Puhhie, who you'd probably know if you've been reading my blog since the start of it
And that's our family cat - Kitty. She is now 15 years old, but I bet she is the most energetic little puma you shall ever seen 

The colourful trams. They must be new as I don't remember seeing green and blue trams in Sofia before. I mean, how Instagrammable are they?! 

The hidden architectural gems in the capital city and all of the little restaurants and bakeries offering an insanely delicious food. Not only traditional but from all over the world. I'm not this kind of person who would say "that's the best, because it's mine", but trust me, guys, if you haven't been in Bulgaria and you haven't tried Bulgarian cuisine, you have absolutely no idea what I am talking about. Check this article where I'm recommending some really good food places in Sofia. 


Here is a little vlog from my trip to Sofia. 


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5 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW

Friday, May 4, 2018

5 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO FOLLOW
Nowadays, social media is so powerful! Isn’t it great how in just one click we can access thousands of sources of information. Whether you’re looking for fashion inspiration, daily outfits or style ideas, Instagram, for example, offers a wide range of content for everybody’s needs. 

In today’s post, I’m going to show you my TOP 5 GO TO FASHION PAGES on Instagram, that you should definitely check out. If you ever struggle connecting with your inner style guru or are running out of inspiration. 

Starting off with my forever NUMBER 1 - @americanstyle

A post shared by Angel™ (@americanstyle) on


With almost 8 MILLION followers globally and over 10 000 posts, @americanstyle is with no doubt one of the biggest (and in my humble opinion) most powerful fashion curator pages out there. 

Can you imagine how incredibly honoured I felt when I got a notification that this giant page reposted one of my personal pics! I mean, c’mon! It’s like Leonie Hanne from @ohhcouture (or someone else who you really admire) coming to shake your hand with the words “Well done, you’re doing great!”. 

Need I say more? Go check @americanstyle and give them a follow now! 


NUMBER 2 - @hairsandstyles


That’s my second favourite curator page for fashion inso on Instagram. Beautiful colours, inspirational photos, great content! If you’re like me and enjoy scrolling down beautiful feed, that’s your cup of tea! 


A post shared by fitness (@body_fitness_fashion) on

If you’re a gym enthusiast or a health freak, but you like a bit of fashion too, @body_fitness_fashion is definitely your thing! A great mixture of gorgeous looking stylish girls and fitspo at the same time. What more could you possibly ask for?

I find pages like that a great visual motivation for my “getting ready for summer” period or any other time really when I’m trying to get into my skinniest jeans. How about you?


NUMBER 4 - @wildfiresss


Retro chic, freedom and romance. 4 words that sum up perfectly my favourite curation account for daily vintage and adventure inspiration. Check them out!



This beautiful account with almost half a million followers is also in my top list of pages to follow if you are a romantic soul like me and love everything vintage. Incredible content that makes you fall  deeply in love with places you’ve never seen and been to. Love at first sight. 

What are your favourite Instagram accounts for fashion inspiration?


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BIG TRAVEL GIVEAWAY

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

BIG TRAVEL GIVEAWAY

Happy Wednesday, mademoiselles! 

Have you joined my new Instagram GIVEAWAY yet? If you haven’t, feel free to join it NOW.

You can win a 2 night luxurious Royal Suite stay with breakfast for two, worth €500 at the most stylish hotel in Riga! Fancy taking your bff on a little trip? 

All you need to do to enter is:

1. Follow me on Instagram 
2. Follow Redstone Boutique Hotel on Instagram and like 3 of their photoс
3. Subscribe to my Youtube channel
4. Like this post and tag at least 3 friends in a comment below

The giveaway is opened internationally and it ends on the 26th of April. The lucky winner will be chosen randomly and announced on my Instagram story on the 27th of April.

Check the official giveaway post for full terms and conditions. 

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ВРЕМЕ Е ЗА GIVEAWAY! 

Сезонът на почивките идва и реших да зарадвам една от вас със същата страхотна мини ваканция, която си направих аз в Рига преди две седмици. Точно така! Ще дам възможността на една читателка (или читател) на блога ми да спечели 2-дневен престой за двама в луксозния Redstone Boutique хотел с включени 2 нощувки със закуски на стойност €500.

Всичко, което трябва да направите, за да се включите за участие, е:

1. Да ме последвате в Инстаграм
2. Да последвате Redstone Boutique хотел в Инстаграм и да харесате 3 техни снимки
3. Да се абонирате за Youtube канала ми
4. Да харесате този пост и да тагнете 3-ма приятели, които биха са включили в играта

Играта приключва на 26.04 и победителят (който трябва да е изпълнил всички условия) ще бъде избран на случаен принцип и оповестен в инстаграм историята ми на 27.04.

За повече информация и пълните условия на играта, вижте официалния giveaway пост.


Успех на всички! :)

ПП. Aко все още не сте се, а имате желание, може да се запишете и във ВИП Списъка ми с блог читатели, за да получавате първи ексклузивни покани за събития в и извън България, игри с награди (giveaways) и най-новите ми блог публикации. Напълно безплатно е, просто трябва да впишете името си и имейл адрес за връзка във тази форма.

WEEKEND IN RIGA

Monday, April 9, 2018

WEEKEND IN RIGA

THE PLACE

…is the capital of Latvia - Riga. The weather is cold even for April. Snowflakes flying. But the beauty of the city is breath-taking. Around almost every corner you find completely different architecture, colours, and atmosphere. 


My boyfriend and I have been planning a city break for awhile now, and this time we decided to go for a place we have never been before. Somewhere less likely to go when thinking of going on holiday. Exploring and discovering new cities, cultures and cuisines is always exciting, especially when it’s done with your partner in crime!


THE HOTEL

…is The Redstone Boutique Hotel, situated right in the heart of Old Riga. The most stylish and Instagrammable hotel I’ve ever seen! The building consists of 11 suites with varying categories from Prestige Superior to Royal, and Imperial Suite. Each one bespoke designed, inspired by the art, historic and cultural heritage of Old Riga.

Redstone Boutique Hotel, Skarnu Street 11, Riga, Latvia

THE INTERIOR

Can you imagine my surprise when I opened the door of our room (we were in the Royal Suite) and the most beautiful and aesthetically pleasant pink interior appeared in front of my eyes! Pink walls, pink doors, pink furniture, even a pink air conditioner!! In addition to that: massive panoramic windows in each room (including the bathroom!) with a beautiful view to the Old Town, chocolates left on the pillows, stereo music coming from the ceiling installed speakers in every room, and a Nespresso coffee machine only for me! (Fil doesn’t drink coffee.) Ultimate goals! 


THE FOOD

…was as Instagrammable and amazing as the interior! The breakfast is included in the package and it’s served in bed (literally) between 7-11am. You pick the time. What Fil and I tried (and I’d recommend) is the granola with blueberry and yogurt, the cheese selection with homemade bread (so delicious!) and the omelette with cheese. As for drinks, I had freshly pressed orange and Fil had apple juice. 


THE TOWN

It’s really hard to compare Riga to other places we’ve been to. As I said, each street transports you to a different world! The different parts of the Old Town reminded us of Amsterdam, Paris, London, Berlin, Milano, Corfu (in Greece) and even Sofia (in Bulgaria). So impressive!  

The other thing to notice is the colourfulness of Riga! I’ve been to so many places, but I don’t remember seeing such an artistic and colourful city before. Each building is painted in a different shade, it’s hard to see a plain white one. Even the cobbled streets were deeply coloured!  


THE TRIP


We flew with Wizzair from London Luton Airport and the flight took around 2 hours. This time we went for the Wizz Plus option which includes Speedy Boarding and a up to 32kg bag in addition to your cabin one. I’ve never been sat in the front of the aeroplane before and I didn’t realise how much of a difference it makes! If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile or following me on Instagram, you’d probably know how much I love to travel! However, what you probably don’t know is that I have a very sensitive stomach and get very “travel sick”, so the actual transportation is the worst part for me in every trip. This time though, I am not sure if it was the front seating factor or the lack of stress when it comes to packing, knowing that I have enough space in my big suitcase and not having to worry about fitting everything in my small cabin bag, but I felt much better. The flight went quick and was a pleasant one! 


THE FINANCE

If you’re lucky enough you can get a flight with Wizzair from London to Riga for as little as £22.99.

The currency in Latvia is euro. Fil and I exchanged £100 to have for food and transport in Riga, and that was enough for our weekend stay.

The taxi from the airport to the hotel (11km disctance) was 12 euro.   

Here’s my pro-tip: before visiting a new place, I always spend some quality time in reading through TripAdvisor and writing down the best (and most affordable) activities and restaurants around where we stay. This way we can try as many new cuisines and explore as many sides as possible without having to spend a fortune. It’s a big money and time saver, especially if you travel on a budget like us. 

This was my list of “must try food places in Riga”: Folkklubs Ala Pagsabs, B Burgers, Spitaki, Food Box, Ezitis Migla, Terra Restoranti, Picas Meistars, and Big Bad Bagels.

I’d totally recommend the Big Bad Bagels. Super yummy bagels and fresh smoothies on great price!

Big Bad Bagels, Maskavas street 4, Riga, Latvia

THE CONCLUSION


We had an incredible weekend! It was indeed the city break we needed. Isn’t it incredible that we live in time that allows us to travel to so many places in the world, and within just a couple of hours you can be in a complete different place, with different sights, different people, and a whole new experience?!



Where shall we go next? Any recommendations?

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*The post is in collaboration with Wizzair