REVIEW: PELICAN BAY ART HOTEL IN MYKONOS

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Mi-am petrecut vacanta in Mykonos la unul dintre cele mai bune hoteluri de la malul marii in care am stat de-a lungul timpului: Pelican Bay Art.

Localizat la doar 5 minute de plaja Platis Gialos, hotelul nu are de oferit doar o buna pozitionare, la cativa pasi de una dintre cele mai furmoase plaje de pe insula. Privelistea spectaculoasa de la etajele superioare este unica. Hotelul mi-a amintit de un labirint, fiind pozitionat intr-un mod foarte ingenios. Te poti rataci cu usurinta daca esti mai mult cu ochii la pesisajele minunate. Nu va faceti insa prea multe griji, pentru ca noi am invatat sa ne descurcam prin labirint inca din prima zi.

I’ve spent my vacation in Mykonos in one of the best seaside hotels I had the pleasure to experience during my vacations: Pelican Bay Art.

Located 5 minutes away from Platis Gialos beach, the hotel offers so much more than good positioning, steps away from one of the best beaches the island has to offer. The spectacular views offered from the top floors are breathtaking. The hotel reminded me of a labyrinth, the setup is very interesting, and you can easily end up in another place if you get distracted by the beautiful views. But don’t worry, we learned our way around from our first day there.

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Pelican Bay Art Hotel View

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REVIEW: PAINE SI VIN

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Pentru mine mancarea este una dinte micile placeri ale vietii si intotdeauna ma bucur atunci cand gasesc in Bucuresti un loc special, care ma face sa imi doresc sa revin din nou si din nou ca sa incerc gusturi speciale. E fix ceea ce mi s-a intamplat cu Paine si Vin. Food has always been one of life’s small pleasures for me, this is why I am always happy when I discover great places in Bucharest, making me want to go back again and again for a delicious bite. Here’s my recent experience at Paine si vin.

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REVIEW: FENTY FOUNDATION AND LIP PAINT

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Linia de cosmetice lansata de Rihanna in septembrie 2017 era de mult pe lista mea de dorinte. Toata lumea lauda produsele ei si eu abia asteptam sa am ocazia sa le cumpar. Majoritatea produselor Fenty sunt extrem de bine vazute, dar cred ca in topul preferintelor tuturor sunt foundul de ten PRO FILT’R si celebrul ruj lichid STUNNA LIP PAINT. In Romania nu se gasesc inca si daca rujul puteam sa il comand de pe net, cu fondul de ten nu puteam sa ma risc fara sa il testez in prealabil. La ultima mea calatorie in Madrid m-am oprit in primul Sephora si am cumparat cele doua produse. Rihanna’s cosmetics line launched in September 2017 was on my wishlist ever since. Everyone had only nice things to say about the products and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. Most of the Fenty products are very praised, but I believe that the PRO FILT’R foundation and the STUNNA LIP PAINT got the most positive reviews. The cosmetics line is not available in Romania; I could have bought the lip paint online, but buying a foundation without color matching it first is a no-no. During my last trip to Madrid, I rushed to the first Sephora in my way and bought the two products.

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REVIEW: MITSIS LA VITA HOTEL, RHODES

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Dupa o vacanta superba o sa descriu si hotelul in care ne-am cazat: Mitsis la Vita, la doar 15 minute de orasul vechi. Nu am nimic sa le reprosez, personalul a fost amabil si foarte prompt. Mobila din camera ar putea fi imbunatatita putin, dar nu este cazul sa vorbim momentan de camere invechite. Am avut o camera cu balcon si vedere laterala spre mare. Pe balcon era o adevarata placere sa stai seara sa bei o bere in adierea brizei. De aici mai urmaream pisicile din curtea invecinata dar si acesta masinarie haioasa care mi-a placut incredibil de mult. After an amazing vacation let’s also talk a bit about the hotel: Mitsis la Vita, located at about 15 minutes from the old town. There’s nothing to complain about, the personal was helpful and well trained. The room furniture could use some updating, but it’s not very old or outdated. We had a balcony room and a side sea view. It was a real pleasure to sit at night on the balcony and drink a beer and feel the sea breeze. I observed the cats from next door and this very nice contraption.
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Balcony view

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REVIEW: SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM, NYX

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Imi plac la nebunie rujurile, iar cele din seria Soft Matte Lip Cream de la NYX m-au cucerit din prima. Prefer aspectul mat celui lucios, desi e si un mare dezavantaj: uneori aceste rujuri usuca buzele. Va puteti feri insa de problema aceasta daca folositi inainte un balsam de buze. Pentru ca ma rodea curiozitatea am cumparat un set de rujuri, pe care il voi descrie mai jos: I love lipsticks and the Soft Matte Lip Cream collection from NYX was on my list for a long time. I prefer a matte look as opposed to the glossy one, even if there’s a big minus: sometimes you can get chapped lips. You can avoid this by using a lip balm before. I was very curious, so I bought a set of lipsticks that I’ll describe below:

 

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REWIEW: TRATTORIA BUONGIORNO

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Incet-incet descopar ca imi place foarte mult sa va scriu despre … mancare. Asta si pentru ca sunt gurmanda de cand ma stiu. Cu greu ma convingea mama in copilarie sa nu mananc toata ciocolata intr-o singura zi si sa pastrez si pentru restul saptamanii. Principiul e simplu: “Traieste clipa”. Ma bucur pe moment de ce am si daca nu imi ramane si pentru mai tarziu … pai atunci asta e. Macar am fost fericita mai devreme.

Sa trecem deci, la fapte. Saptamana trecuta mi-am delectat papilele gustative la Trattoria Buongiorno (de pe Lascar Catargiu).

Am incercat Ravioli rosso con Buratta in traducere libera: Ravioli proaspete, muguri de pin, smântână dulce, parmezan. Buuunnnn rau de tot, iar sosul de smantana a fost perfect, nu a ingreunat deloc preparatul.

I’m just realizing that I love to write for you about … food. It’s because I’ve been a food lover since I can remember. In my childhood, my mom could barely get me to save a piece of chocolate for the next day. It’s really easy actually: I prefer to live in the moment and enjoy what I have now. If I don’t save some for later … it’s not a loss. At least I was happy while it lasted.

Let’s get down to business. Last week I’ve delighted myself with some delicious food at Trattoria Buongiorno (located on Lascar Catargiu Street).

We’ve tried Ravioli Rosso con Burrata: Fresh ravioli, pine nuts, cream, parmesan. Reallyyyyy tasty. The cream sauce was just right, not heavy at all, just a delight with the rest of the ingredients.

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REVIEW: DINING AT SAINT GEORGE, BUCHAREST

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Cand nu am timp sau bani sa calatoresc, imi place sa ma simt ca in vacanta in Bucurestiul meu. Asa ca la fiecare pas prin oras incerc sa gasesc frumusetea ascunsa a locurilor prin care trec. Ca sa nu ma plictisesc niciodata, imi place sa ies in locuri cat mai diverse, si sa incerc lucruri cat mai diferite. E valabil si atunci cand vine vorba de o cina in doi. Din cand in cand, mancarea gatita in casa nu e de ajuns, ai nevoie doar de un locusor linistit, unde sa bei ceva si sa mananci ceva bun. When I don’t have the time or money to travel, I like to take a moment and feel like I’m on vacation in my Bucharest. I try to find the hidden beauty of the city with every step I take. I don’t like to visit the same places every time, it would be boring, so I try to mix it up and try different things. This also counts when we’re planning a dinner out for two. From time to time homecooked meals are not enough, all you need is a quiet place to drink and eat something tasty.
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