21 February 2017

Dubai Diaries | 10 Reasons Why I Will Visit Dubai Again - Part 1

Dubai Marina at sunset
There is a beautiful quote which goes, "So much of who we are is where we have been". Being a person who has lived in 3 different countries (and traveled to a few more), I can vouch for that on many different levels. When we travel, we expand our knowledge and change our perception of the world and other cultures. We get out of the shell and see how diverse the world actually is. We get to see beautiful places, meet lovely people with fascinating backgrounds and experience things we never came across at home. That's why, when it comes to the unique destination like Dubai, there's no doubt, even the pickiest of travelers would find something they'd love about it. Personally, I loved it SO MUCH that my Dubai Diaries post had to come in 2 parts. Because a) there's just that much to show and tell and b) it's one special city and it deserves more than one blog post. Hope you are comfortable with the photo overload situation. No matter how much you try to narrow it down to a few, it's not easy. But I am more than sure it will not be too sore to look at ;) On top of that, I am sharing useful tips at the end of each category that should come in handy if you're planning to visit Dubai one day.

13 February 2017

7 Exciting Things To Do On Valentine's Day Whether You're Single Or Not

7 Things To Do On Valentine's Day Whether You're Single Or Not
It's that time of the year again. Probably, one of the most controversial days when you either read "10 reasons I love" or "10 reasons I hate Valentine's Day for" blog posts, tweets and Facebook updates. No matter what side of the barricade or camp you belong to, remember to be kind. February 15th will roll in very quickly but the hurt feelings and the echo of the bitter words, said the day before, could linger on for weeks, if not months. Whether you love it or hate it, whether you are in a happy relationship or you're happily single, I decided to put together 7 (exciting) ways you can show love to someone you think the world of. It doesn't matter if it's going to be on Tuesday or two weekends after. Be considerate, show compassion, spread love and read on to learn about a few more ways of how to do it.

5 February 2017

January Favourites | 2017

January Favourites 2017
January. I had a bit of a roller coaster relationship with January. As much as it's supposed to be that I-am-easing-into-everything-after-the-holidays type of a month, it was quite the opposite. Full on rush (I need to learn to make my to-do lists shorter!), full on gloom (sunshine, please, come back to the UK!) and full on almost 95% offline mode (can't complain about that as it can be refreshing). BUT, we can now officially start the countdown to spring (YAY!). Nevertheless, January was aahhhhmazing when it comes to favourites so there will be many exciting and different things in this post. Get into the time machine with me ;)

25 January 2017

US Sephora Haul | First Impressions + Giveaway

Sephora Haul
Traveling to foreign countries is an incredible experience. Even when it includes zero shopping. It's pretty awesome on its own. But if you live in a country where there's no Sephora, it's an absolute must to pay a visit there when you're abroad. It's funny how now, long before I even spot Sephora in the shopping mall (my indoor navigation skills are just as terrible as my outdoor ones), my hubby is pointing it to me saying "Go. I will wait here. Take your time" (he's a keeper). This exact scenario happened when we went to the US last month. I didn't get much this time but I did pick up a few things I knew I would love and a few new products that would be fun to "test". I also got a special little something to include into this post as a giveaway because I'd love for one of you to have it and enjoy it as much as I have. Without further ado, let's dive into all things Sephora beauty.

19 January 2017

5 Tips To Plan A Perfect Weekend Getaway

5 Tips To Plan A Perfect Weekend Getaway
January can be quite a sluggish month. Yes, we've just turned over a new leaf aka 2017 which means it's high time to get cracking and start ticking off those to-do's and goals off your list. Well, guess what? It's perfectly fine if that hasn't happened to you yet or that you've already broken half of your resolutions. Ease that pressure on yourself. It's a massive challenge on its own to dive head first into the routine after the holiday season. To be honest, it has been tough for me to do the most elementary things on certain days (hello, motivation?). I tried to crack the code as to what is wrong with January but Google would be able to tell you more about the "winter blues". There's one thing I know that works 100% without an error when it comes to surviving the "post-festive winter" - a perfect escape. Planning for it can be a daunting experience so I decided to share these 5 easy-breezy tips to help you organise that much needed getaway

6 January 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017, 2017 Goals
There are basically two types of people in the world. Those who dunk their biscuits into the tea and those who eat them the right way (just kidding!). Same applies to resolutions. There are those who swear off setting any kind of plans/goals/aspirations while the rest of the world is on a mission to change their lives once the new year rolls in. I definitely belong to the goal-setting portion of people but comes 2017 I realized I have been doing so many things wrong when it came to actually STICKING to those plans. This year I am going to work on changing the way I view my goals and start taking baby steps towards those summits I want to achieve. It's true that 2k16 was a tough one. Nevertheless, it's great to look back and find the good in it, get those valuable lessons on board and step into the new year stronger and happier than ever.  So here are my reflections of 2016 and goals for 2017.

29 December 2016

Travel Wishlist: 5 Cruise Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List

5 Cruise Destinations To Add To Your Bucket List
2016 has been quite a tough year but it was absolutely incredible in the travel department. We have visited 3 most immense destinations of the world: Norway, Dubai and the USA. I can't complain - traveling was at the top of our charts. As for "cruising", it has always been on my list when it comes to a good ol' travel bucket list. While we are still deciding where to go in 2017 (so far we just know it will be something big!), cruise trips are always in the back on my mind. My sister-is-law in currently on one in the Caribbeans exploring CocoCay's turquoise waters and enjoying the quaintness of this beautiful private island. There are just so many out-of-this-world destinations on our planet and my bucket list is already miles long. So when Planet Cruise* got in touch with me and asked if I would be interested in writing a post about my very own dream cruise destinations, I was given "green light" in letting my imagination run wild. I spend a few days browsing through multiple cruise lines and researching different voyage options until I was ready to share these breathtaking 5 cruise destinations worth the pickiest bucket list owner. You'd never regret these nor would you ever be able to forget them.
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