Holiday resort in Wales, Aberystwyth

Tuesday, 31 May 2016


When I start to think about a day trip to the sea the town of Aberystwyth comes quickly to mind as I`ve known it ever since the age when I used to travel here with my husband as a couple before we got all our children.

So the memories connected with this place will sound more like this: " I can recall times we used to come into this bar even without a one single little push chair!" (now I have a double one) Or: "We used to pop into this cafe just for a quick refreshments and no one needed to clean up hours after our visit". It`s a habit to look into a windows for a high chair before you want  to come into somewhere.

Apart from all this I still put it on the top of the list for a quick travel to make  a weekend of it. Yes, it takes slightly longer for us to get there now and a car journey is not so relaxing but it still is worth every minute of it. Nevertheless, all the places and bars of the past will still be visited and a walk along the promenade will be more fun with a clouds of pink and blue candy floss. The same thought will cross my mind again, how exciting it must be to be a student in such a historic sea resort  in Wales.

 photo IMG_3958_zpsequvbmz8.jpg  photo IMG_3955_zpsijgqhdmf.jpg  photo IMG_3914_zpshrzmcv61.jpg  photo IMG_3951_zps4wozs1zo.jpg  photo IMG_3901_zpshms4wdh0.jpg  photo IMG_3896_zps8e09xrzq.jpg  photo IMG_3946_zpswwooj56x.jpg  photo IMG_3954_zps4lshs5vn.jpg  photo IMG_3930_zps3lgknsbk.jpg

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The Holburne Museum, Bath

Friday, 29 April 2016



To start with, it`s always a pleasure to come back to Bath, whatever the weather and whatever the season Somerset will stay in a list of my best travel destinations in England. My recent visit there was a short break on a wet and gloomy weekend, indeed so very grey while a hotel room was so very cosy and tempting to stay in, curl up and sleep in with the sound of the rain, which didn`t look like it was going to clear. This kind of happens often with me after a long way driving, so I could predict I`ll be acting like this. For this reason the best solution in this case is always kicking myself out to explore the places I`ve been before, that are however always full of good memories that will stay with me forever. Bearing in mind I`ve stayed a walking distance from this gorgeous historic place, it wasn`t a dilemma where I`ll be admiring a beautiful works of art. The Holburne Museum is the first public gallery in the city.

The collection of Sir William Holburne (1793-1874) is at the heart of the Museum which is located in Sydney Pleasure Gardens.

I`ll leave you with a pictures to enjoy!

 photo IMG_0715_zps1b4xk4bl.jpg

Galleries 
Davidson Gallery Fine and Decorative Arts
Posnett Gallery Holburne`s Treasures
Fletcher Gallery C18th Style and Taste
Brownsword Gallry British Paintings
Sackler Discovery Centre Family Activities
Wirth Gallery Temporary Exhibitions
Roper Gallery Temporary Exhibitions
   photo IMG_0717_zps1phwurun.jpg photo IMG_0718_zpsmnyukiud.jpg  photo IMG_0739_zpsjeqyzrc1.jpg

For more information please visit official web-site here
An ongoing exhibition Impressionism:Capturing Life, February 13, 2016- June 5, 2016
Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Somerset BA2 4DB
Museum remains free to enter.

 photo IMG_0741_zpsyvuzwpgf.jpg

Instagram

-Travel post, The Emirates, Air Line, London-

Sunday, 20 March 2016


One of the London`s attractions that are not much talked about and definitely worth making a separate travel post on a blog.  Well, yes, this was my last visit to ExCel London, back in March, an exhibitions and international convention centre, which is situated on a northern quay of the historic Royal Victoria Dock(Prince Regent DLR station). With a hotel booked just few steps from it, I had a whole night of doing nothing but exploring the area. To be honest this was my second experience of "flying" on a cable car and actually this second time I liked it even more. You`re crossing river Thames and got all outstanding views of  Docks and East London and it`s even more magnificent to fly upon a Thames in a night time. (close time is 8pm October-March, 9pm April-Spetember)

So if you`re after some new impressions from London, what about taking an unforgettable 10 minutes (one-way) journey on a Cable Car?

 photo IMG_0619_zps4sqlzway.jpg  photo IMG_0505_zpsht0i0ton.jpg

The O2 Arena  photo IMG_0499_zpsexjikgnb.jpg

 photo IMG_0504_zpsuvvlujeh.jpg
 photo IMG_0513_zpslqownfnd.jpg

 photo IMG_0512_zpssmyes9ci.jpg  photo IMG_0497_zpsuyfk0agv.jpg  photo IMG_0514_zpsrnbzfytq.jpg

P.S. While I`m still busy managing several projects simultaneously, I`d still love to keep up with a blog, not as frequent as I did before but yet I promise new posts will appear here.

Emirates Air Line (cable car) 
Royal Docks Terminal 
27 Western Gateway, London, E16 1FA

To book tickets visit web-site- here

Instagram

Women fashion power, business style

Tuesday, 8 March 2016


If there`s still anyone who wonders what`s happened here, I`ll tell you, I`m trying to keep up with this impossibly fast modern world. Finally publishing an update post, which coincidentally falls on International Women`s Day, and in the spotlight is clothes again. The style which I`ve always loved, smart yet tricky to dress in terms of  making tailored pieces look fresh, not boring and even quirky. As there are two styles I mainly wear now, casual and smart(or let`s say office appropriate), I`m always on a look out for new ideas for this particular dress code. Looking through exhibitions visited last year, I found some unshared images from "Women, Fashion Power", Design Museum. Women from our times who work in politics, business, culture and fashion. Just a great inspiration for everyone who`s (like me now) thinking: what else can I wear to work rather than a dull suit?

Enjoy and Happy International Women`s Day of course to all of my beautiful readers!

 photo IMG_0557_zpsyjrdofay.jpg

"For centuries women emulated men`s wardrobes to dress for power: from the battledress of Joan of Arc, to the extreme shoulder padding of 1980s, through to the trouser suits that mimicked men`s suits to assert authority.

Today we see the evolution of a new attitude that moves away from playing safe and following the rules. Professional women are engaging with contemporary fashion as a way to express individuality, a sense of style and to project  empowerment.

Women and Power surveys the key arenas in which powerful women operate. Each of the "power" arenas showcases contemporary women invited to participate in exhibition. A series of questions has been addressed to each woman, and their responses are presented here, together with their choice of clothes. The display demonstrates their individual approaches to fashion- in their own words. This is high profile women, from the spheres of politics, business, culture and fashion, use fashion to define their place in the world, and their sense of themselves."  photo IMG_0572_zpscgwah0ff.jpg  photo IMG_0573_zpseerpi7lp.jpg

Dolce and Gabbana Dress light pearl grey chiffon dress and georgette with crystal mesh floral embroidery dress Alfiya Kuanysheva, founder and Co-chair BATT Corporation "My choice was determined first of all by the fact that the dress is very sexy and fantastically beautiful. Stefano and Domenico`s style is called "mermaid" and I truly feel like a mermaid in the outfit. Most importantly, when I wear the dress, my two little boys say that I look like a princess."

 photo IMG_0575_zpspwkbgadp.jpg

Jiang Qiong Er, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer Shang Xia, an internationally renowned designer. In 2009, she established the luxury lifestyle brand, Shang Xia, which infuses traditional crafts with contemporary designs to create a 21-st century lifestyle.  photo IMG_0578_zpsu1rc1lem.jpg
Dame Zaha Hadid, Founder and Director Zaha Hadid Architects

"This elegant cape was especially made by Prada for the MAXXI opening in Rome and every time I wear it. it brings back happy memories of the event".

Instagram

South bank of the river Thames

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

 photo IMG_0542_zpsld0waaw1.jpg

So, we`ve finally passed a January blues, which I didn`t even try to beat and for about a month I`ve just felt I had nothing meaningful to say, nothing significant happened to be documented on a blog, then here we are, February. What about going out? Well, yes, impoverished after festive family time and monotonous January days that can be just a short walkabout. Fighting with the blustery wind.

In this case if this will count as a travel post I`ll carry on with my favourite route in London. It`s a south bank of river Thames. If wandering beneath the tunnels of London Bridge sounds like a courageous act, may be food and drink would cheer you up? (that`s what I`m always starting any trip with) Borough Market that is beneath the railway lines is always alive and a perfect spot to enjoy fresh ready-made refreshments.  Sightseeing? That`s Tate Modern, White Cube, Shakespeare`s Globe.

Or just enjoy the views! photo IMG_0540_zpsgsbg94cz.jpg  photo IMG_0536_zpsybbbqzcj.jpg  photo IMG_0532_zps8jkopxvl.jpg

more on South Bank- here  photo IMG_0535_zpsbpvac812.jpg Instagram

Outfit: Cape

Tuesday, 19 January 2016



It has taken me sometime to make an outfit post for a blog and I`m searching words in my mind to explain a reason. Lack of time or cold weather are no stopping for a blogger so there must have been something different. I`m asking myself a question whether I still want to do this or not?  Probably I`ll have to leave this as a rhetorical question right away and just smoothly move to a New year 2016 in these red shoes and checkered cape.
All things considered, I`m growing older, getting through new challenges, wearing red but still enjoying and exploring the life.

 photo IMG_2982_pp_zpsdrhgl5zl.jpg  photo IMG_2988_pp_zps1grqze8u.jpg Handbag vintage etsy shop- here// Cape Fraas Germany// Shoes Fiore collection photo 1_zpsvmqcyeww.jpg  photo IMG_2985_zpskfdaie12.jpg  photo IMG_2983_zpsqffmycpo.jpg Instagram

Christmas display and things to share

Monday, 28 December 2015


I`m more of a reader than a writer now, more of a thinker than a doer.
Having said that surprisingly I managed to keep one of my pre-New Year resolutions and had both courses started in London sometime ago finally finished, proudly I can hang my certificates in Fashion Blogging and Fashion Photography on the best side of bedroom`s wall.

Another thing to share is that I am on instagram. Probably someone`s noticed me liking and following, still that account is not in a full use, and I even haven`t got a profile picture there, but I can assure you it`s not a spam, it`s myself going digital. Of course I`d appreciate if my blog readers could start following me there too.

So for now, as a qualified blogger of course, I`ll be sharing a highly interesting content with you- it`s my floral basket display done for this Christmas dinner. How would you find that:)

Happy Christmas and New Year everyone!


 photo IMG_2632_zps1q14cf68.jpg

Items used: 
winter foliage and greenery
straw baskets painted white
floral foam
candles
handpainted decorations  photo IMG_2634_zpsjjhfkzai.jpg  photo IMG_2635_zpsrgkemnrd.jpg Follow

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Holiday resort in Wales, Aberystwyth


When I start to think about a day trip to the sea the town of Aberystwyth comes quickly to mind as I`ve known it ever since the age when I used to travel here with my husband as a couple before we got all our children.

So the memories connected with this place will sound more like this: " I can recall times we used to come into this bar even without a one single little push chair!" (now I have a double one) Or: "We used to pop into this cafe just for a quick refreshments and no one needed to clean up hours after our visit". It`s a habit to look into a windows for a high chair before you want  to come into somewhere.

Apart from all this I still put it on the top of the list for a quick travel to make  a weekend of it. Yes, it takes slightly longer for us to get there now and a car journey is not so relaxing but it still is worth every minute of it. Nevertheless, all the places and bars of the past will still be visited and a walk along the promenade will be more fun with a clouds of pink and blue candy floss. The same thought will cross my mind again, how exciting it must be to be a student in such a historic sea resort  in Wales.

 photo IMG_3958_zpsequvbmz8.jpg  photo IMG_3955_zpsijgqhdmf.jpg  photo IMG_3914_zpshrzmcv61.jpg  photo IMG_3951_zps4wozs1zo.jpg  photo IMG_3901_zpshms4wdh0.jpg  photo IMG_3896_zps8e09xrzq.jpg  photo IMG_3946_zpswwooj56x.jpg  photo IMG_3954_zps4lshs5vn.jpg  photo IMG_3930_zps3lgknsbk.jpg

Instagram

Friday, 29 April 2016

The Holburne Museum, Bath



To start with, it`s always a pleasure to come back to Bath, whatever the weather and whatever the season Somerset will stay in a list of my best travel destinations in England. My recent visit there was a short break on a wet and gloomy weekend, indeed so very grey while a hotel room was so very cosy and tempting to stay in, curl up and sleep in with the sound of the rain, which didn`t look like it was going to clear. This kind of happens often with me after a long way driving, so I could predict I`ll be acting like this. For this reason the best solution in this case is always kicking myself out to explore the places I`ve been before, that are however always full of good memories that will stay with me forever. Bearing in mind I`ve stayed a walking distance from this gorgeous historic place, it wasn`t a dilemma where I`ll be admiring a beautiful works of art. The Holburne Museum is the first public gallery in the city.

The collection of Sir William Holburne (1793-1874) is at the heart of the Museum which is located in Sydney Pleasure Gardens.

I`ll leave you with a pictures to enjoy!

 photo IMG_0715_zps1b4xk4bl.jpg

Galleries 
Davidson Gallery Fine and Decorative Arts
Posnett Gallery Holburne`s Treasures
Fletcher Gallery C18th Style and Taste
Brownsword Gallry British Paintings
Sackler Discovery Centre Family Activities
Wirth Gallery Temporary Exhibitions
Roper Gallery Temporary Exhibitions
   photo IMG_0717_zps1phwurun.jpg photo IMG_0718_zpsmnyukiud.jpg  photo IMG_0739_zpsjeqyzrc1.jpg

For more information please visit official web-site here
An ongoing exhibition Impressionism:Capturing Life, February 13, 2016- June 5, 2016
Great Pulteney Street, Bath, Somerset BA2 4DB
Museum remains free to enter.

 photo IMG_0741_zpsyvuzwpgf.jpg

Instagram

Sunday, 20 March 2016

-Travel post, The Emirates, Air Line, London-


One of the London`s attractions that are not much talked about and definitely worth making a separate travel post on a blog.  Well, yes, this was my last visit to ExCel London, back in March, an exhibitions and international convention centre, which is situated on a northern quay of the historic Royal Victoria Dock(Prince Regent DLR station). With a hotel booked just few steps from it, I had a whole night of doing nothing but exploring the area. To be honest this was my second experience of "flying" on a cable car and actually this second time I liked it even more. You`re crossing river Thames and got all outstanding views of  Docks and East London and it`s even more magnificent to fly upon a Thames in a night time. (close time is 8pm October-March, 9pm April-Spetember)

So if you`re after some new impressions from London, what about taking an unforgettable 10 minutes (one-way) journey on a Cable Car?

 photo IMG_0619_zps4sqlzway.jpg  photo IMG_0505_zpsht0i0ton.jpg

The O2 Arena  photo IMG_0499_zpsexjikgnb.jpg

 photo IMG_0504_zpsuvvlujeh.jpg
 photo IMG_0513_zpslqownfnd.jpg

 photo IMG_0512_zpssmyes9ci.jpg  photo IMG_0497_zpsuyfk0agv.jpg  photo IMG_0514_zpsrnbzfytq.jpg

P.S. While I`m still busy managing several projects simultaneously, I`d still love to keep up with a blog, not as frequent as I did before but yet I promise new posts will appear here.

Emirates Air Line (cable car) 
Royal Docks Terminal 
27 Western Gateway, London, E16 1FA

To book tickets visit web-site- here

Instagram

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Women fashion power, business style


If there`s still anyone who wonders what`s happened here, I`ll tell you, I`m trying to keep up with this impossibly fast modern world. Finally publishing an update post, which coincidentally falls on International Women`s Day, and in the spotlight is clothes again. The style which I`ve always loved, smart yet tricky to dress in terms of  making tailored pieces look fresh, not boring and even quirky. As there are two styles I mainly wear now, casual and smart(or let`s say office appropriate), I`m always on a look out for new ideas for this particular dress code. Looking through exhibitions visited last year, I found some unshared images from "Women, Fashion Power", Design Museum. Women from our times who work in politics, business, culture and fashion. Just a great inspiration for everyone who`s (like me now) thinking: what else can I wear to work rather than a dull suit?

Enjoy and Happy International Women`s Day of course to all of my beautiful readers!

 photo IMG_0557_zpsyjrdofay.jpg

"For centuries women emulated men`s wardrobes to dress for power: from the battledress of Joan of Arc, to the extreme shoulder padding of 1980s, through to the trouser suits that mimicked men`s suits to assert authority.

Today we see the evolution of a new attitude that moves away from playing safe and following the rules. Professional women are engaging with contemporary fashion as a way to express individuality, a sense of style and to project  empowerment.

Women and Power surveys the key arenas in which powerful women operate. Each of the "power" arenas showcases contemporary women invited to participate in exhibition. A series of questions has been addressed to each woman, and their responses are presented here, together with their choice of clothes. The display demonstrates their individual approaches to fashion- in their own words. This is high profile women, from the spheres of politics, business, culture and fashion, use fashion to define their place in the world, and their sense of themselves."  photo IMG_0572_zpscgwah0ff.jpg  photo IMG_0573_zpseerpi7lp.jpg

Dolce and Gabbana Dress light pearl grey chiffon dress and georgette with crystal mesh floral embroidery dress Alfiya Kuanysheva, founder and Co-chair BATT Corporation "My choice was determined first of all by the fact that the dress is very sexy and fantastically beautiful. Stefano and Domenico`s style is called "mermaid" and I truly feel like a mermaid in the outfit. Most importantly, when I wear the dress, my two little boys say that I look like a princess."

 photo IMG_0575_zpspwkbgadp.jpg

Jiang Qiong Er, Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer Shang Xia, an internationally renowned designer. In 2009, she established the luxury lifestyle brand, Shang Xia, which infuses traditional crafts with contemporary designs to create a 21-st century lifestyle.  photo IMG_0578_zpsu1rc1lem.jpg
Dame Zaha Hadid, Founder and Director Zaha Hadid Architects

"This elegant cape was especially made by Prada for the MAXXI opening in Rome and every time I wear it. it brings back happy memories of the event".

Instagram

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

South bank of the river Thames

 photo IMG_0542_zpsld0waaw1.jpg

So, we`ve finally passed a January blues, which I didn`t even try to beat and for about a month I`ve just felt I had nothing meaningful to say, nothing significant happened to be documented on a blog, then here we are, February. What about going out? Well, yes, impoverished after festive family time and monotonous January days that can be just a short walkabout. Fighting with the blustery wind.

In this case if this will count as a travel post I`ll carry on with my favourite route in London. It`s a south bank of river Thames. If wandering beneath the tunnels of London Bridge sounds like a courageous act, may be food and drink would cheer you up? (that`s what I`m always starting any trip with) Borough Market that is beneath the railway lines is always alive and a perfect spot to enjoy fresh ready-made refreshments.  Sightseeing? That`s Tate Modern, White Cube, Shakespeare`s Globe.

Or just enjoy the views! photo IMG_0540_zpsgsbg94cz.jpg  photo IMG_0536_zpsybbbqzcj.jpg  photo IMG_0532_zps8jkopxvl.jpg

more on South Bank- here  photo IMG_0535_zpsbpvac812.jpg Instagram

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Outfit: Cape



It has taken me sometime to make an outfit post for a blog and I`m searching words in my mind to explain a reason. Lack of time or cold weather are no stopping for a blogger so there must have been something different. I`m asking myself a question whether I still want to do this or not?  Probably I`ll have to leave this as a rhetorical question right away and just smoothly move to a New year 2016 in these red shoes and checkered cape.
All things considered, I`m growing older, getting through new challenges, wearing red but still enjoying and exploring the life.

 photo IMG_2982_pp_zpsdrhgl5zl.jpg  photo IMG_2988_pp_zps1grqze8u.jpg Handbag vintage etsy shop- here// Cape Fraas Germany// Shoes Fiore collection photo 1_zpsvmqcyeww.jpg  photo IMG_2985_zpskfdaie12.jpg  photo IMG_2983_zpsqffmycpo.jpg Instagram

Monday, 28 December 2015

Christmas display and things to share


I`m more of a reader than a writer now, more of a thinker than a doer.
Having said that surprisingly I managed to keep one of my pre-New Year resolutions and had both courses started in London sometime ago finally finished, proudly I can hang my certificates in Fashion Blogging and Fashion Photography on the best side of bedroom`s wall.

Another thing to share is that I am on instagram. Probably someone`s noticed me liking and following, still that account is not in a full use, and I even haven`t got a profile picture there, but I can assure you it`s not a spam, it`s myself going digital. Of course I`d appreciate if my blog readers could start following me there too.

So for now, as a qualified blogger of course, I`ll be sharing a highly interesting content with you- it`s my floral basket display done for this Christmas dinner. How would you find that:)

Happy Christmas and New Year everyone!


 photo IMG_2632_zps1q14cf68.jpg

Items used: 
winter foliage and greenery
straw baskets painted white
floral foam
candles
handpainted decorations  photo IMG_2634_zpsjjhfkzai.jpg  photo IMG_2635_zpsrgkemnrd.jpg Follow

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