Slovenia – Ljubljana

One of the cities I have so dear to my heart comes from Balkan and the name of that city is Ljubljana.

This is why I love it so much. Picturesque charming city, feel the vibes yourself!

The city of dragons #Slovenia #Ljubljana #ArchitectureAddict

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Glasses – Optika Erjavec William Morris; Scarf – H&M; T-shirt and blazer – Zara; Pants – Pull and Bear; Sneakers – Zara

Glasses – William Morris Optika Erjavec; Shirt – vintage shop; Belt – Gucci; Jeans – Zara

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Chanel​ SPA review and favorite bath products

When it comes to the favorite spa experiences besides my home sweet home, I have few places dear to my heart. There is nothing better than a bathing experience of your life, trust me!

When I first came to Chanel SPA in Paris hotel Ritz, I was amazed by its interior. Whiteness symbolizing purifying of your body and mind while you are treated with thoroughly designed products. The pool area is vivid with the texture of old aristocratic interior and reminds of an open arena polished with glossy, glass note.

That very Saturday was giving all the signs of busyness. Motorcycle and car sounds followed with the heavy smell of dust and hot asphalt ruling the air. Or was it that I was just sick and tired of city vibe? Maybe.

I realized it was ages since the last time I pampered myself, so I called and arranged myself a spa moment. Giving the fact it was a Saturday I was free for the whole day except the prior date that I set up with my old friend Chyn from NYC.

“I was about to say where the hell are you but then I realized oh here comes the Brad Goreski!” said Chyn referring to my purple-blue head to toe plaid suit. Brad Goreski was the stylist Rachel Zoe’s assistant in the Rachel Zoe Project who was famous for his dandy style I was rocking at the time, now I’m more of Jeremiah Brent. (Assistant that came after Brad)

“Oh, here comes the NYC glam squad, consisting of… Well just you since the bitch is here to rule.” making a joke and just laughing and hugging.

We were standing in front of Angelina Cafe near Luxemburg park in 6th since the main one was just too crowded during Saturdays. For lemon pie and hot chocolate I always choose Angelina over Laduree. You can even get some of the hot chocolate for take away packed in the glass jars when you get nostalgic for Paris. Like I do.

“Everything goes so slow in this country. I just can’t. I wanna die in Paris if the death will be as slow as my latte is.”

After settling down and finding a table Chyn started with her French frustrations which made me a bit uneased because I’m not the type of person who goes after someone while having a delightful time in their cafe. So I just turned the topic and talked her into good sides of French culture even though I understood what she was going through and it is true that cultural differences can put you down for a long run. There are always differences and nothing is perfect, so even if something doesn’t work out as you imagined just give it some time and stick with an open mind because everything works better if you stay chilled. I love all of the cultures and how they influence the world, it feels amazing when you just go with the wind.

“Did you heard? They discounted Bey’s concert it’s happening in a week at Stade de France.” I dropped the maj line.

“OMG. Let’s go! Like.. Formation your ass up the stadion.”

“Let’s plan it, we might if I’ll be free from work! You know I’m team Bey all the way. After KKW. Sorry, not sorry.”

Afer a get-together it was time for my spa time! I took Uber to Colonne Vendome to hit Louis Vuitton and buy some books I saw earlier since it was next to the Ritz. After getting the books, I was walking towards Chanel SPA in Ritz, and all of the sudden I enjoyed the smokey smell of the streets and its busyness. Hmm. It’s so funny how spoiled we people are.

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Entering Ritz I was escorted to Chanel SPA area where I have been greeted once again and assigned to a person who will be helping me find suitable treatments designed specially for my body and mind cleanses.

Angelica, my therapist for the day, started explaining to me how each treatment in Chanel SPA is a timeless experience, an energetic renaissance. A holistic approach that awakens all the senses following natural biorhythm to induce deep relaxation.

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“Treatments we are doing in our SPA, are combining our retail skin care line of Sublimage, Hydra Beauty, Le Lift, Le Blanc and others. They are specially designed either for woman or man, but you have the ability to combine them depending upon your needs.” Angelica said with such a peaceful tone putting me to experience the holistic side of Chanel SPA already.

“Oh, gosh Angelica. It all sounds really wonderful, I don’t have any extra special needs. I went through the crazy stressful day and Haute Couture week so I just want to feel peaceful and relaxed again.”

“Okay, I understand you completely, if you feel a bit fatigue out of stress you went through we can start with ‘Le Grand Soin’ multi-sensory voyage with immediate and lastingly visible results. I advise you our special treatment for men called ‘Le Temps Revilisant’ which will boost you with radiance! After we can continue with our body treatments to finish moment of indulgence for your body and spirit.”

“I’m all in! Kidnap me for a month if you wish and I won’t call the police!”

‘Le Grand Soin’ lasted for two and a half hours. Angelica was prepping my face with finest creams and oils while massaging it following holistic approach hitting the stress spots. Afterward, she put a sheet mask filled with micro agents to firm my skin and make it young again. (15 is the age my skin stopped aging. lol) After she finished with the face, Angelica started massaging my body with one of the 5 Chanel essential oils made specially for and available only at Chanel SPA at Ritz. The oriental smell puts you in the nature of India and Africa making your body reunited with nature again. I died and went to heaven. Literally.

After the whole experience ended I went to take a swim and believe me, that night, I slept like a baby and my skin felt like ones as well.

 

But even when it comes to my own home sweet home DIY rituals, there is nothing as good as hot bath experience followed with face masks and oils. These are some of my favorite bathing and home spa products:

1.Diptyque candles

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Since nothing says relaxation like candles, and no one speaks it better than Diptyque.

$64; Diptyque.com

2. Jo Malone lime basil and mandarin bath oil

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Peppery basil and aromatic white thyme bring an unexpected twist to the scent of limes on a Caribbean breeze. Delicious!

$75; JoMalone.com

3. Philosophy lemon custard shower gel, shampoo, and bubble bath

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Its multipurpose power is so fab. When you’re not bathing in it, you can repurpose the conditioning cleanser as shampoo and body wash. And the smell. Did I not said Angelina’s lemon tart is my honey? This smells like my honey!

$18; amazon.com

4. Rituals bath foam

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For a super chill bathing experience, combine warm water with this nourishing foam infused with naturally calming White Lotus fragrance.

$19; rituals.com

5. Hask Keratin Protein Deep Conditioner

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When I had longer hair I used to put some conditioner or mask before popping in the bath since the hot fumes going out of your bathtub are making mask ingredients go deep in your hair locks. And this one was my favorite! Even when my hair was tortured with bleach and felt rubbery, this baby made her look like million bucks! Recommend!

$2,99; ULTA.com

 

 

XX,

Teo

Hemingway​ bar and bistro recension

Driving around heated Zagreb with grandmother, we started thinking only about food. You see my grandmother is a foodie granny, she made me experiment with food since I was a little boy. Snails and frogs were level 1.

“I will die of this heat, turn around and let’s do the first bistro we see.” The grandmother said through rapid movements of old newspaper.

“Are you sure you are even hungry,” I asked even though I knew what she will say next.

“but wait, I know… There is always enough time for food since time is a luxury and food is gold.” quoting it at the same time.

We went for Hemingway since it was closest from the parking space. (Love the reasoning)

Upon our arrival, we didn’t have to go through menus for too long since we ordered impulsively as we choose the place to eat. I’m not a soup type of guy but she choose root soup while for the main dish I went for fish filet and her for a duck.

Fish filet was extremely tender and the notes of asparagus suited it really gently. The notes of rose from Cro valleys influenced the taste reaching refreshing notes perfect for extreme summer heats.

The duck was soft while fried polenta was giving it amazing pop of sweetness.

As we finished our meal discussing old memories that this random dinner date remind us of, we agreed how sometimes spontaneouse choices are the best ones.

 

Zagreb

Every time I go back to Zagreb I feel like I came to a restless place. Mostly since Zagreb is so so small that if you grew up in it, you keep bumping in aquaintances. And I love it!

The smell of daisies on the Tomislav square made my walk through the Pavla Hatza street even more pleasant. When arriving at Zrinjevac, which is like the central park of Zagreb, I bumped into my old friend Elza. Elza was the wildest girl at law school, complete tease, not listening to anyone living a bohemian life of random mornings on yachts and oriental countries. She wakes up one day and decides that she is up for elephant ride in Thailand but want’s to have dinner at the coast of Vietnam while catching the last rays of the sun.

“Omg. You bitch. Are you back to Croatia?” – she said instantly.

“Hopefully not for too long Elza.” – I replied with hesitation worried about her next question. Mostly because I knew what she will ask afterward…

“I have like the best idea ever. You, me, club, tonight!” dancing and mimicking beats.

After the night out with Elza and a sober morning after, I realized something. Elza is seeing someone. My Elza is being tamed awww. Although, few seconds after making that assumption, she just went to Skyscanner to buy a ticket for a spontaneous trip to India. Elza can’t be tamed.

 

Fav places in Zagreb:

 

  1. Tomislav square

2. Optika Erjavec

3. Esplanade Luxury Hotel

My second home ✨💖✨

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4.Trg Maršala Tita

5.Velvet bar

6. Ilica

#Casual #Zagreb #streetstyle#streetstylecroatia

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Learn how Kim Kardashian Instagram edits her 90s vibe pictures (Polaroid effect filter)

As you may know, I was raised on 00s cultural references, therefore when I realized vintage photo effects are hitting the Instagrams runways there was no one happier than me!

I just loved those Polaroid cracks on photo paper, tiny amounts of dust, reminding us of good old times and fun memories… Digitalization might be good, but at the same time, we are losing those charming effects of memories.

If you are camera nostalgic like I am you will be happy to know that there is a line of iPhone and Android apps ready to serve you dust, cracks, and old Kodak filters! Or either if you are a fan of Kim K and always wondered how she is achieving that old school 90s vibe and making a Polaroid album out of her Instagram feed this is the video for you! vibe and making a Polaroid album out of her Instagram feed this is the video for you!

+ get info for Kylie Cosmetics lip kit GIVEAWAY I am holding!

 

xx,

Teo