ASOS top, skirt Zara, shoes Valentino, bag Gucci
I guess June’s goal is fairly easy – Make the most of Spring. And I would say I have been enjoying it so far. I’m trying to go out as much as possible especially now the weather has been a bit nicer and I’m trying to do more of new things and go to new places. I’ve said it many times that I want to explore more of Britain and I have just actually come back from a weekend away in Somerset. I visited the county for the first time and we managed to see a little town called Wells which was very charming and spent a day in Bath which has been on my list for a while. I really enjoyed both and will tell you more about it in another blog post.
I have visited Kew Gardens for the first time and that’s crazy considering I’ve been living in London for 16 years. But finally I did it and loved it and definitely plan to go back soon again.
I didn’t go to the Chelsea Flower show but I really enjoyed all the decorations around Sloane Square and that’s where these photos were taken. Peggy Porschen was one of my favourites and I am not biased here (yes I love that place anyway) but they were just so pretty, I loved the pink bike and pretty flowers.
This is my favourite time of the year and I am really in my element and I love dressing for this season as well and I really am trying to enjoy every day and enjoy the longer days and do the things I love. I’ve got few nice things planned and I’m trying to say YES to more things although I have been concentrating on the blog a lot lately and although this goes up and down, I feel very motivated at the moment and I want to get a lot of great content and I have you enjoy coming here and reading this. Which I really appreciate by the way.
What is your favourite thing about Spring and ways to spend it?
Dress Self portrait (old season), shoes Prada (old season)
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Dress Zimmermann, shoes ASOS, bag via Amazon, sunglasses Chanel
Two weeks ago, after I came back from visiting my family in Czech republic it happened to be a really lovely weather on Sunday and my friend and I made the most of it by visiting the great British countryside and I loved every minute.
She suggested a trip to a little village called Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and a close by Ashridge estate with a beautiful manor house and its beautiful gardens and massive fields full of bluebells. We had such a lovely day and I came back smiling and even the fact that I was going back to work the next day after two weeks couldn’t spoil it.
We first drove through the village which is really cute old style typical English. So photogenic! Then we went to the bluebell fields and walked for couple of hours just enjoying the beautiful nature and clean air and being away from London. It was perfect timing for the bluebells and it was so beautiful. There were spots where it was just purple/blue.
After that we walked over to the Ashridge estate and wanted to have a peak in the house but it’s actually a business school and it’s not open to public except for some days in August when it’s school holidays. We are planning a visit then because from what we’ve seen it seems amazing. Definitely on my to-do list for the summer.
Then we drove back to Berkhamsted and walked some more along the canal, enjoying the weather and pretty scenery and ended up in a lovely pub (The Boat) having a drink and some dinner. I couldn’t have asked for better end to my holiday.
But you can count on me to wear the most inappropriate outfit. When we decide to go I was trying to decide which were my most sensible shoes for walk in the fields and I decided to go for these espadrilles. They are very comfortable, but don’t have a proper rubber sole and as the grass was a bit wet they soaked through a bit. So lesson learnt – don’t wear espadrilles.
I decided it’s time for me to get some cute plimsolls/trainers as I want to do more exploring. I love my pretty girly shoes but I have to be sensible here. I have few trips planned actually. I really want to see more of Britain and will post more about it. I’m even thinking about regular series about this so stay tuned. But for now if you’re looking for something to do this Bank Holiday weekend I would definitely recommend both Berkhamsted and Ashridge Estate.
What are some of your favourite places in Britain?
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It’s been a while since I did a beauty post, but in the last few months I have discovered products that I really love and wanted to share them with you.
I am 36, work in air-conditioned environment and have very dry sensitive skin. I have to always use SPF (I tend to use it as part of my foundation as it is the last layer). I have recently discovered primer and am hooked already. Because my skin is dry, it has no natural shine to it and sometimes feel quite flat. That’s why my number one product is a blusher to add dimension to my face (I’m loving the new palette from Tom Ford but more about that later.)
My friend who is a make up artist convinced my that I needed a primer and after a bit of research and trying it on couple of times I went for the Tom Ford Illuminating primer and I haven’t looked back. It is moisturising and feels amazing on the skin. I feel my make up definitely lasts better since I’ve been using it and my skin overall looks fresher. I am hooked and would definitely recommend this product.
Another Tom Ford product I’ve only discovered recently is the Contouring compact. It’s amazing! The colours are perfect. It has a bronzer, highlighter and brusher all in one which is handy and it was one of the few products I took on my holiday recently. I really love the shades and the packaging and it lasts really well. I am a very low maintenance girl when it comes to make up and rarely touch up during the day and with this I don’t have to and it stays on until the evening. It’s highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. The downs are that it’s quite pricey (so far I think it’s worth the pennies) and it’s a limited edition. I’m already worried about the time when I finish it. What if I can’t get the same?! Can you tell I love it?
If you have dry skin like me you must try the Chanel Hydra range. I can’t get enough! I use the Micro serum and after that the Hydra Micro cream. It’s helped me so much. They both feel really nice on the skin and smell lovely. I have used other hydrating ranges before but this one is definitely my favourite.
I also use Chanel Sublimage eye cream. The range is for older skin which I don’t think I need that anywhere else, but the eye cream is amazing! I have been using it for quite some time now and even though it’s super pricey in this case I think it’s totally worth it. Not only I’ve been told by skincare specialists and beauty therapists that my eye area is in a very good condition, it helped me lighten my pigmentation spots. (Like I said I have sensitive skin and must use SPF daily and if I don’t I get sun spots straight away and use this eye cream on those as well – it really helps!)
And last but not least when it comes to dry skin is a good hydrating mask. I’ve used quite a few different ones and like to alternate them. The Lancôme Hydra intense mask is one I go back to. Skin feels soft after it and smells amazing. I also love Sisley Black Rose mask which I may review next time. I use a hydrating mask every 2 to 3 days and it has definitely made a difference. I use them instead of a night cream and leave overnight.
Last product I want to mention is Charlotte Tilbury eyebrow pencil. It’s not a product I used to invest in (I used Rimmel for years) but I bought it once just to try something new and just repurchased because I really like it. It has a brush on one side to tame your brows and the pencil on the other side. It doesn’t need a sharpener (a plus), it glides on really well and comes in 5 shades. I’m using Brooke S and I think it looks quite natural. I don’t think I’ll be changing any time soon..
What are your favourite beauty products? Have you tried any of these? I’d love to know what you think.
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ASOS dress , shoes Valentino, cardigan H&M, bag via Amazon
Floral maxi dresses are one of my favourite things to wear in summer. They are so easy to just throw on and so versatile. The minute I saw this one I knew I had to have it. I love the print. It’s so pretty.
In London we are still waiting for summer and if you live here you know it has been raining pretty much nonstop this past week, but I am hopeful I will get to wear my summer dresses soon. Recently when it was a bit warmer I took the opportunity to wear this number and just added a cardigan but I can’t wait to wear it on its own.
Florals for Spring are a non-brainer and I have so many pieces just dying to be worn so let’s hope for plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures soon.
Have you got any exciting plans for the weekend? Is it a nice weather where you are?
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Bag Valentino, sunglasses Miu Miu, ASOS dress (also white version) and shoes
Spring is without a doubt my favourite season and in these photos you can see why. I love how everything is blossoming and blooming and colourful and it’s just so gorgeous. May is definitely one of the best months, I just wish England would keep up and raise the temperatures accordingly..
On Friday I came back from visiting my parents back home in Czech Republic (with a little trip to Croatia thrown in) and it was perfect time to go. I mean it’s always nice going home and seeing my family, but the weather was lovely but not too hot, perfect for bike rides ( I went on a couple) and we did a BBQ on Monday (it was bank holiday and it was just perfect) and walks with my niece and nephew and everywhere looked extra pretty. There were tulips and lilacs everywhere (you can see plenty of evidence on my Instagram) and of course there were fields of rapeseed aplenty. What’s not to love?
I could not miss the opportunity to have a run in a rapeseed field and let me tell you, you can’t really run, but it’s fun nonetheless and on a beautiful sunny day it’s so good for the soul. As much as I love London and I am a self confessed city girl I have been spending more time in nature recently and really loving it. Whether it’s hiking in Croatia (read about it here) or visiting bluebell fields in the UK (this past weekend – post coming up) I am really trying to make the most of Spring and enjoy the beauty around us and feel much better for it.
Have you been enjoying the nature recently or always? Where is your favourite place to visit?
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Dress Nicole Farhi, bag via Amazon, shoes ASOS ring YSL
Little white dresses are my wardrobe staple. They are like a blank canvas that can be worn million different ways and for many different occasions. I have a wardrobe full of them and keep buying more – I just can’t resist. This 100% linen one will be perfect for summer (if it comes..)
The beauty of a white dress is, that you can add any accessories you want. You can keep it quite simple with neutrals or add colour like I did here. I went all out there with this colourful bag. It’s the perfect look for a sunshine filled days. You can expect to see me a lot in white.
What is your summer staple?
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My goal for May was to book a trip somewhere new and I have actually been already. This past weekend I visited Plitvice lakes in Croatia and even though I am more of a city girl I absolutely loved it. If you don’t know this place, it’s a National heritage site, part of Unesco and it’s absolutely breathtaking. Photos don’t do it justice. I am also planning another trip to a place that has been high on my list for ages so I will tell you more about that later.
April goal was to try something new. I didn’t push myself as much as I wanted to but I visited couple of new parts of London, and for the first time in 16 years of living in London I went to Tate Britain. Can you believe it’s taken me so long? I mainly went to see the David Hockney exhibition (who is a new artist for me too) but also had a little look around too. I definitely want to go back soon as there is so much to see.
I would recommend the David Hockney exhibition. It covers 60 years of his career and some of the work is really amazing. It was inspiring and I really enjoyed it.
Have you ever been to Plitvice Lakes or anywhere else in Croatia? What exhibition have you visited lately?
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