čtvrtek 17. srpna 2017

Zakynthos 2017

Hi, my dear readers ♥

I finally got around to put together post about this year's big adventure :)
After spending holidays in various pretty cities around Europe in the last few years, we decided for a change this year and have a "normal" lazy, sunny holidays at the beach.

It sounds almost weird from me, doesn't it? We both haven't been to lazy beach holidays since our teenage years and back then it was pretty boring week or two with our parents, lying at the beach, reading book, getting fried on the sun and most importantly - endless uncomfortable hours in car travelling to get there.

So we decided to spend summer beach holidays the way we like it ! We picked Greece as our destination and chose Zakynthos island as the perfect place for us. At first I planned to go really stereotypical and stay at hotel with breakfast, private beach and everything, but then we discovered Lithies organic farm on Airbnb and hotels suddenly looked boring and dull :D

As for the travel - we took a flight from Prague, which departed ONLY totally incredibly early time - something like 6 in the morning or even sooner ?! Which was ugh... I decided to not go to sleep at all, so in the end I was awake for more than 26 hours, which was... ha ha... fun :D but I survived !

The Lithies houses are  BEAUTIFUL ♥ We had a lovely house with red door and two floors, with view on sea and everyday cat visits at the porch :) The owner of the whole farm is an incredibly kind woman and her son who are also running a taverna which serves dishes made from home-grown vegetables *o* We were having a dinner there every day for the whole week and I came home much heavier than I left :D ha ha (actually Greek food was one of the main reasons why we picked this destination)

We didn't spend the whole week only laying at beach and sunbathing, but we also made some trips around island and one hike on top of the highest mountain with monastery (or what is left of it). 

I have to say that this one week on Zakynthos changed my mind about lazy beach holidays and I actually miss it quite a lot and hope we will come back soon ♥

I will not bother you with tourist "here I am in my swimsuit at the beach" photos (I don't even have any except from a few in my phone :D), but here are some nice moments I captured through the week ♪ 

Best thing ever ? Lemons growing everywhere growing like apples ! 

 our house ♥

dried out tiny salt lake :) 

Lithies taverna 

 our loot - the big olive oil bottle was a gift from the farm owner, made from olives grown there ♥ I got a lot of spices and I wanted to buy even more, but Honza was worried that guards at airport could think that I have a suitcase full of Marihuana :D

I bought this BEAUTIFUL (seriously, it's so pretty that it needs caps lock) tea cup and the cutest little ceramic studio just a few steps from our organic farm. The ceramic artist is such a kind and calm old guy with lazy ginger cat (he was definitelly not a muggle) and all of his work is inspired by sea ♥ I am absolutely in love with colours of the tea cup - it looks exactly like sea and beach from above ♥ Honza bought his first tile for his tile collection and I also got a ceramic seashell with small bead and made them into a necklace :)

I hope you're all doing fine ♪
Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥

pátek 11. srpna 2017


Hi, my dear readers ♥

Long time no museum outing post !
On one rainy Sunday we finally visited Lenbachhaus - a peculiar building, half moder, half built in Florentine-villa style. We had no idea what to expect inside, so we just entered and found out that this museum doesn't have 1euro tickets on Sundays :D The interior caught our eye so much, that we ignored the ticket price and went on another art adventure ♪

At the lower part of the gallery is contemporary art, various instalations and huge digital prints (love it) ♥ 

On the second floor is an exhibition of Munich painters

... and a room dedicated to The Blue Rider movement with the super-famous "Blue Horse I" by Franz Marc. Honza usually doesn't show any emotions when it comes to paintings, but this room made his eyes sparkle a bit (he he)

While he was admiring brush dynamics on Marc's paintings, I was standing, starring and admiring for long minutes this amazing Salome by Franz von Stuck ♥ I even come back to take a look at it again, because it's just


also this is one has an amazing atmosphere ♥

But the most peculiar part of this gallery are rooms of Franz von Lenbach which were created to look like art gallery, with muted light, dark green walls and many beautiful decorations - suddenly you feel like in a castle - or - in a real Florentine villa with a view on beautiful garden decorated with sculptures and little fountains ...

One of my favourite parts about art galleries (aside from the art itself, of course) is the art shop :D I love buying small art-nerd stuff and
here I didn't make any exception ! I had to buy a big poster of the Salome painting and also this super-cute enamel pin with the Blue Horse I ♥

I went all new out of the house on this Sunda - with head much lighter without my dreadlocks, new succulent sweater and pair of "formal" comfy pants which Honza refused to leave at the shop. I can't really see what's so special about them, but he loves them  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

sweatshirt & pants - C&A
shoes - Nike
bag - ArtOfPan's RedBubble

ehm, now concerning my dreadlocks

Why I cut them off after more that 3 years?
- they were heavy
- messy
- and I was too lazy to do the proper repairs regularly
- I couldn't use any natural hair products like Lush shampoo or henna
- too short to do big hairstyles, too long to be worn in other hairstyle then the same bun every day
- I couldn't change my haircolour (the horror)

How I did it ?
- at first I tried to comb them out, but it took me 1 hour to comb out half of one... and I had like 30 of them on my head ?
- I cut them off to 10cm and comb that out
- it took a whole day, nevertheless
- it hurt
- I used a lot of unraveling conditioner and hair balsam
- this hairstyle is my work
(- I planned to go to hairdresser, but I didn't because I'm lazy)

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask ♪
I'm still super-happy that I had them for so long, because it was always my dream to have the real dreadlocks. Maybe one day I'll come back to them... but this time they HAVE TO BE white ! :D

Have a beautiful day, everyone ♥
and sorry about the Solas, he broke my heart, too