6 top sightseeings in Berlin

1.Brandenburg Gate

2.Museum Island

3.ZOO garden and station

4.Checkpoint Charlie

5. Memorial for Holocaust Victims

6. Reichstag

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Fuerza Mexico, Viva la Cuba, Peace Colombia

Considering recent increases in Colombia’s GDP per capita at 8.8% per annum there is great potential for economic convergence, and in fact, the estimates of the convergence theory point to a possible Colombia’s per capita income convergence in roughly 42 years, i.e., by the year 2051. However, this forecast is highly optimistic at this time considering Colombia’s political impasse. Drug trafficking undoubtedly plays a large role in the Colombian black market economy; cocaine is produced at $1,500/kilo and is sold in the U.S. for as much as $50,000/kilo. There is so much profit to be made with the trafficking of drugs that even many Colombian government officials fall victim to temptation. – Huffington Post

Then there’s now-extradited drug lord Joaquín Guzmán, also known as El Chapo, who made various escapes from what were supposed to be Mexico’s most secure prisons with the help of prison officers. But events of this sort are not uncommon in Mexico: just this spring, Juan Jose Esparragoza Monzon, the son of another Mexican drug lord, escaped from prison with four compatriots. – TheConversation.com

Irma hit Cuba as a category 5 hurricane and barrelled through the central and western provinces, causing catastrophic destruction in a country that prides itself on disaster preparedness. At least 10 people died – Cuba’s worse hurricane death toll since Hurricane Dennis killed 16 in 2005. – The Guardian

Ever since I was a kid I dreamed of discovering the world. Traveling with no boundaries that should offer me to meet and adopt new cultures and make me even more open minded while leaving me with constructive point of view. Wide sphere of cultures being our biggest treasure to leave for the future generations to follow. Follow it in the new wave, with all prejudice, discriminations, corruption and all other evils of this world erased. Only pure joy of enjoying different cultures.

After I grew I up I realised things a bit different. There is no pink filter on the world topics, so I use pink shades. I’m trying to see good and emphasise it while trying to change people views regarding negative topics while I travel.

This gave me a great insight into what Croatia’s biggest assets are as well as problems in the eyes of foreigners. I believe Croatia is doing the next step in a good direction by joining the European Union. Being a citizen of a country that has been through a war, I see the importance of cooperation and mutual respect between nations.

In the case of Mexico where the whole structure of a country is corrupted, where there is no political, economy and government fair play strives an opportunity for huge rate of criminal. Regarding the fact that not only such problems can occur but environmental as well makes such a terrible loss. Countries that suffered terrible losses recently were Mexico and Cuba, while Colombian narco cartel never sleeps. That was the reason I dress up as mariachi skeleton, to show support for those countries by trying to make an affection towards their culture in the eye of an observer.

Fashion couldn’t be more political. If Vogue fights Trumps, you can fight with fashion as a weapon on different fields.

The way to make those countries rise again is up to you. Fight the injustice, fix people mindsets, create new social reforms – make a change.

Xx,

Teo

The Montenegro Outfit Roundup

Hey there guys! Even more fun I had in Montenegro was because of all the outfit inspiraton. I’m so much more inspiring while traveling, the thrill of adventure runs my mind even while layering new cool pieces for you as well as for my soul

Xx,

Teo

T-Shirt – H&M, Jeans – H&M, Shoes – Vans, Scarf – Louis Vuitton, Sunglasses – Carolina Lemke

Denim Shirt – Asos, Belt – Zara, Jeans – Religion, Shoes – Vans

T Shirt – Diesel, Jeans – Straduvarius Men, Braceletes – Maison Martin Margiela, Sunglasses – Ray Ban

T Shirt – ASOS, Hat – Dsquared, Sunglasses – Carolina Lemke, Swim shorts – Benetton

Polo shirt – Kappa, Jeans – Stradivarius Men, Sunglasses – Vintage Vogue, Shoes – Vans

T-Shirt – Zara, Belt – Gucci, Jeans – Religion, Shoes – Vans, Sunglasses – Vintage Vogue

Discovering my history – Montenegro

To travel is what I aspire to, but when it comes to discovering your own history while traveling it’s when I felt completely settled. The moment of out of physical silence in the crowded city of Kotor kicked energy rush through my body. I felt if I was already here, walking the same paths, listening to the same sound of sea and enjoying the same type of food. Such a special moment.

The colors that lures me to think about past, the friendliness of domestic people connected with picturesque views of Kotor and all Montenegro Bay blown me away!

In Kotor there is an amazing wine bar on the beginning of the old town, make sure to try Zvonko Bogdan’s wine. Fruity notes combined with semi dry taste of cabernet sauvignon influenced by percentage of blaufränkisch and merlot notes it’s what make this wine so special!

When it comes to food don’t forget to try no name dinner. Continue your way down the main street and then on the end of it turn right go a bit further and on the first crossway go right and may the food tasting begins!

Shrimps in cranberry sauce, garlic bread and white wine is what I would suggest you to try if it’s on the daily menu.

The costal city of Perast cherishes small museum where you can see history of Balkan coast. Swords and daggers from Venetians – Turkish fights, ancient paintings and what’s was so thrilling where I saw our family coat of arms live for the first time, since it’s a museum property. My family mostly lived on Sv.Stefan and Perast, where they had their army of soliders and did their activities when not traveling for battlefields and political meetings.

5 min boat ride from Perast will take you to two small islands one artificial island made by bulwark and rocks, sinking the old pirate ships and other natural. It’s where two small churches take place. Our Lady of the Rocks and St. Georges. Our Lady of Rocks an artificial island with a church that was created by a Croat local seamen who kept ancient oath after findimg the icon of Madonna and Child.

The second island is natural island empowered by church of St. Georges. The Island contains Saint George Benedictine monastrey from the 12th century and the old graveyard for the old nobility from Perast, including my ancestors. During the earthquake the church was ruined and it was my ancestor Miha Grubac who reconstruceted whole church, finding all the history notes through my family and visiting those locations was so fullfiling. My dad’s aunt is researching archive and writing the whole family tree book which I can’t wait for since it will show all the history and be avaliable in print.

This journey I will cherish forever.

Xx,

Teo

Josh Stiller x von Grü – Morocco Vol 2

Hey guys! So happy to present you second part of our Morocco experience! I’m presenting you talented photographer Josh Stiller and our images from Morocco trip. Morocco is the country I have so close to my heart, culture is beautiful and I’m happy to share it here with you so you can enjoy Morocco as much as I’m enjoying it! This is Vol 2 and final part of Morocco visual diaries. I hope you enjoyed it and plan on visiting Morocco really soon!

Follow Josh on IG: @josh_stiller / @snap_vancity and

Flickr: Josh Stiller Photostream

Xx,

Teo

Josh Stiller x von Grü – Morocco Vol 1

Hey guys! So happy to finally present you something totally different! I’m presenting you talented photographer Josh Stiller and our images from Morocco trip. Morocco is the country I have so close to my heart, culture is beautiful and I’m happy to share it here with you so you can enjoy Morocco as much as I’m enjoying it! This is only Vol 1, so be ready for more!

Follow Josh on IG: @josh_stiller and Flickr: Josh Stiller Photostream

 

Xx, Teo

 

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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

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

Travel Diary – Things to do in Madrid in 3 days

As I came to see my friend Viki to Madrid I instantly became impressed by city architecture, warm summer wind and charming people. Giving you few of my fav places in Madrid!

1. San Miguel Market

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Smell of fruits, spices and wine is the great combination for start of your Madrid experience. From Spanish jamon y queso to champagne and macaroons, you’ll spend all your money on this delights.

2. Teatro Calderon

After we finished grocery shopping we opened a bottle of wine and start getting ready for the city tour. We started our city square looking upon famous theatre building that’s which is the only building in Madrid that owns a pair of hot legs. Looking upon sexy pair of legs I asked Viki what else was the case with Madrid is it fully filled with sexiness or this is a tease. Madrid is sexy as hell, she replied. And damn, was that true..

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3. Gran Via

My favourite street in Madrid! I just love it so much. Huge white buildings, tons of fashion stores, restaurants and bars. This street is everything.

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4. El Imparcial

The night was young and so were we, as we were getting to what became first on the list of our favourite places in Madrid – El Imparcial restaurant. Vibe of an old aristocratic apartment that is run by the most bohemian staff with amazing tattooed personalities. Packed with flowers in each corner making smell of gardenia infused through whole place. The food, drinks, environment and hospitality 10/10

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Hala #Madrid Nice to get to know you love. #FrancoApproved

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5. Jardines del Retiro

The biggest park of Madrid. It was owned by Spanish monarchy until 19th century when it became public park.  Jardines del Retiro is the most amazing park in Spain. Don’t forget to take a boat ride on the lake and btw. take a bottle of wine, it gets more fun.

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6. Jardines de Sabatini and Royal Palace of Madrid

Needles to say… Honey, I’m home.

Honey, I'm home 🤴🏽 #Madrid #RoyalPalace

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7. Cassette Club

Best techno club in Madrid. Get ready to be surrounded by chains and chokers. Get your S&M spirit out and about.

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