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PARIS OPÉRA GARNIER ACADÉMIE NATIONALE DE MUSIQUEThe last post of the year is dedicated to the place where it all started, Paris of course.
With my partner in crime we went to see the mesmerizing and upside down Christmas Tree at Galeries Lafayette situated near The Palais Garnier known as Opéra that you can see in the first four pictures. I used to work in this neighborhood and I fell in love with it instantly. I may not be a huge fan of the Parisian crowd and lifestyle but I am obsessed with its architecture from the 19th century. I recommend the 9th arrondissement if you too are hooked on typical Parisian buildings and great places to do some shopping.
As I mentioned before, we went there to see the unusual Christmas tree above all as we have already visited this neighborhood many times in the past two years.
From the moment we stepped into the galeries,  I couldn’t stop taking pictures of the magical upside down tree hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the ‘shopping center’, if I could coin it in those terms! But we had to get out of there ’cause the place was so crowded and it was getting hot. So to cool ourselves a bit, we strolled through the streets of Paris and ended on Place André-Malraux nearby Le Musée du Louvre where we enjoyed a wonderful soap bubbles show. You can see in one of the photos how I am in awe of the gigantic bubbles flying over Paris. The next stop was evidently La Pyramide du Louvre and Parc des Tuileries from where you can see La Tour Eiffel pointing the tip of its nose. After taking some pictures of the impressive Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, we moved towards the exit of the Parc des Tuileries and ended up on la Place de la Concorde with its enchanting Ferris Wheel and L’obélisque de Louxor. On the second to last picture you can see les Champs-Élysées, l’Arc de Triomphe Étoile and la Défense (the business district).
The stroll ended there, I mean we stopped taking pictures once we hit the Christmas market at the end of the Champs-Élysées because of cold, the crowd and mainly because it was daylight and lights were still off. So we returned there after 5pm and took some great pics that will soon be published, so stay tuned guys!

By the way, Happy New Year to all of you!

Xo, G.

I was wearing : Zara turtleneck, Gap jeans, H&M scarf and a handmade coat from Italy in which I didn’t get unnoticed since apart from some Asian tourists and children, people were mostly wearing dark colors, as usual.
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DISNEYLAND PARIS

DISNEYLAND PARIS ENTRANCE MICKEY MOUSEI got the best Christmas present ever and I couldn’t have wanted more. My sister, her husband, my niece, my husband and I went to Disneyland Paris and enjoyed it like little kids. It was my sixth time at Disneyland Paris and second time I had the chance to visit it during the Holidays. Needless to say it was magically decorated and completely enchanting. I am still a child at heart, especially when it comes to Mickey Mouse’s world so I couldn’t be happier. As we expected, it was crowded as it always is at this time of the year, so we only did four rides since the waiting time was from 45min to 100min and after spending 50minutes in a queue and 30seconds in the ride, we didn’t feel like waiting in the cold another 60minutes and then 50min and then 60 again, so we walked around and appreciated the magic world we were lucky enough to be part of on the day after Christmas. My favorite ride at Disney is definitely Indiana Jones (even though I was shitting on myself in the queue, as usual!) but once it’s finished I always want more. The last ride we did was The Twilight Zone, The Tower of Terror and for those who never heard of it, it is an accelerated 56 meters drop!!! It is sick! I have done it once in the past and it seems that I forgot how scary it was. But you shouldn’t miss it because once the elevator is at the top of the tower, the doors open so you can appreciate the beautiful view of the entire resort before the thrilling and terrifying drop. It is breathtaking figuratively and literally! ^^ I love Disneyland from the bottom of my heart and can’t wait to go back. I hope you will enjoy the pictures I took. You see me only in two pics since I have the bad habit to monopolize the camera wherever we go.

Xo, G.

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Reception at The Twilight Zone, Tower of Terror
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#TBT HOLIDAYS 2013

TBT SNOW LJUBLJANA SLOVENIAThrowback to last year’s holidays when Ljubljana was all white and trees were covered in snow and frost as you can see on these breath-taking photos I have taken from my windows.
Today, it is Christmas and the sun is shining bright outside, the day is beautiful but I am missing the snow so much. I am happy it isn’t raining though.
Since this morning we are listening to Christmas songs, eating delicious meals and cakes my sister, mother and I have made, and now we are getting ready to go for a walk in a beautiful park in the neighborhood. Later on, we are planning on watching my favorite Christmas movie ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’ with Jim Carey and eat more cake. ^^
Hope you are all having a great and peaceful day folks.

Lots of love,

Xo, G.

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FESTIVE OUTFITS FOR THE CHRISTMAS AND HOLIDAY SEASON – PART 2

ALICE + OLIVIA SEQUIN TOP HAIDER ACKERMANN PANT ADAM LIPPES COAT JIMMY CHOO HEELS AND CLUTCH BIJOUX HEART EARRINGSSo girls, have you find what you’re going to wear tonight? If not, here are five new outfits I have created lately for all of you who are having difficulty finding the right look for tonight’s Christmas Eve party or family dinner.
The first one is made of metallic colors and sequins to respect the holiday theme. As you can see, the orange brick goes perfectly with gold, cream and navy so try it out tonight and lighten the room up.

MAISON MARGIELA SHIRT ALBERTA FERRETTI SKIRT H&M COAT MANOLO BLAHNIK PUMPS DIOR CLUTCH The second look is inspired by a super classic and chic woman and one of my favorite designers, Carolina Herrera. She is one of those who knows how to rock a simple white shirt either by pairing it with pants or skirts and so for the festive season I opted for a satin high-waisted skirt for an extra feminine twist. However, the key piece of this look is definitely this amazing coat from H&M than can be worn as a dress too. I really love it. I went for gold metallic pumps as they seemed the right color to make this outfit even more festive.

LA PERLA BODYSUIT ISA ARFEN PANTS ALTUZARRA FOR TARGET FUR JACKET OSCAR DE LA RENTA CLUTCH MANOLO BLAHNIK HEELSThis is a perfect festive all-black look actually, the best I have created in a while. The lace bodysuit has something to do with it!
Unlike the little black dress, all-black ensembles have never been very appealing to me as I love every piece of my outfit to stand out and be noticeable. In all-black looks it is quite difficult to distinguish what is what and in order to make your outfit more interesting, playing with fabrics and shapes is necessary. Here I used satin, lace and faux fur and the result is really satisfactory.

THAKOON GOWN THE ROW FUR COAT BEN-AMUN EARRINGS AQUAZZURA + OLIVIA PALERMO SHOESAfter black, red, gold, nude, cream, gold and white here comes an all-blue ensemble for women who simply don’t want to play it safe or traditional for this year’s holiday season.
Lucy Mecklenburgh was seen wearing this dress a few days ago.

FRAME DENIM SHIRT EACH X OTHER PANTS DVF FUR COAT OLYMPIA LE-TAN CLUTCH MANOLO BLAHNIK METALLIC PUMPS OSCAR DE LA RENTA NECKLACEThe last look of the day is the most classic and easy to pull off. To dress up a white shirt, pair it with a pair of metallic blue pleated pants and throw a faux-fur navy coat over your shoulders. Opt for gold to accessorize the look by wearing a timeless pair of pumps in metallic gold and go for a minimum of jewelry by picking out a statement necklace.

Merry Christmas guys!

Xo, G.

CHILLIN’

BLACK T-SHIRT 1As the weather isn’t top these days, the first pictures from Paris are shot inside my sister’s apartment wearing an all-Gap look while chilling and watching some old episodes of One Tree Hill. You see, since I moved to Slovenia I got used to watching series and movies in original version, and in France everything is synchronized and channels that offer both French and original versions are rare so it’s a bit annoying, thanks God Internet exists! Speaking of series, I am a huge fan of Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, House of Cards, The Walking Dead, The Bridge, Shameless, Mad Men, Newsroom … and while waiting new seasons to be released, I am watching Suits a quality show that I discovered recently and I recommend it because it is quite entertaining and interesting.

Stay tuned guys as more pictures of beautifully decorated Paris are coming soon.

Good night,

Xo, G.

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THROWBACK TO MY WEDDING DAY

TB WEDDING 1It’s been four days since I arrived in Paris and I started to terribly missing my husband today, so I went through our wedding pictures and I selected a few of them to share with you.
I love my wed pictures more than any other photos I have. While our wedding video isn’t that good, even though we hired a professional who worked on music videos, documentaries and had at least 20 years of experience in that field, the photographers were simply amazing and totally worked in harmony with me and respected my vision on how I wanted the pictures to be which is spontaneous and casual.

The first picture is of our fists showing our rings off and seconds after making our first fist bump as a married couple. And actually, that has become something we regularly do when we agree on something. ^^

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TB WEDDING 3As the color of the wedding was coral, I got this beautifully and simply made bouquet of fresh roses and nice white pearls glued all over it.

TB WEDDING 4And here comes Cinderella… Yeah, well, the big difference between Cinderella and me, is that I didn’t loose my shoes, I couldn’t even take them off! ^^ See, they are super comfortable for high heels but the thing that went wrong is that my feet were swollen at some point and with so many straps, it is mission impossible to get your feet out! But at the same time I got many compliments on them so I guess that is 50/50.
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TB WEDDING 5But the worst thing that could ever happen to a bride is to get her makeup done by some incompetent b**** who didn’t even went to an artistic makeup school and was working in this reputable beauty salon in Ljubljana where my sister and I went to pamper ourselves and relax a bit. But things went really wrooong! We literally looked like transvestites. When I first laid eyes on my sister I started laughing so hard that I cried and she laughed her ass off too because she knew something wrong was going on. The lines of her face disappeared under tons of cheap foundation which didn’t even respected her skin tone, and when I saw what the b**** has done with her eyes, I was pretty sceptical on letting her do my makeup too but I didn’t have much choice.
Once she finished to put on my foundation, I asked to see myself in a mirror and the result was hilarious. I didn’t even let her do my eyes. My sister and couldn’t even look at each other without crying with laughter. The first thing we did at home was to wash our faces off and apply our makeup ourselves. It is too bad we didn’t take a selfie this day but my sister’s fake face is stuck with me for eternity and it’s the same for her. Ahhh.

Oh yeah, my earrings are from Oliver Weber.

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0349I was fooling around at the end of the photo shoot ’cause I was exhausted and needed to cheer myself up to keep going, ’cause it was a crazy day full of good and bad emotions.

My dress is made of silk chiffon as I wanted it to have this airy and ethereal feel and the band lace is embellished with Swarovski crystals to match my earrings. Even though it was custom made, I have lost 4kgs in 2 days and the dress was falling down all day long. I was so sad that it didn’t fit as the day I brought it home. Sniff sniff …

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Xo, G.

SUNDAY FUNDAY

SUNDAY FUNDAY 1You can say that I am a simple living mountain person enjoying everything Nature has to offer and even though I love visiting large metropolitan cities, I would never live in one ever again. I feel so happy and free when instead of modern skyscrapers I see mountains and never-ending fields I can walk and run in during summer, and go sledging in during winter. I dream of visiting smaller countries with gorgeous natural landscapes such as Scotland, Norway, Iceland or New Zealand. With my husband we have made a deal that once we are done building our dream house, we will go on a crazy, adventurous, far far away trip to change our habits at 100%. Can’t wait!

In the meanwhile, we regularly go on a walk in our forest and fields and sometime take pictures to share with you the beauty we got to see every time we step out of the house. Today the weather was perfect. As you can see in the pics, the fields were golden and I felt like strolling in a field somewhere in Arizona. Hehe. I know shit about Arizona by the way, but from what I have seen so far in movies and documentaries, I can say it is a beautiful state with an outstanding natural landscape. It is on my ‘places to visit’ list too.

For a stroll in nature, I usually go for track pants but after spending two consecutive days in a track suit, I wanted to change a bit and went for this light blue pair of Levi’s 529 (I think) which I paired with a warm light blue top and petrol blue down coat. The grey scarf is so damn cozy and since I bought it, I cannot live without it.
To be honest guys, this post is more about showing you the beauty of this country than giving you some outfit inspiration so enjoy the pictures and don’t worry about my look of the day.

This would be all for today guys, take care!
Xo, G.

I am wearing : FRACOMINA down coat + QUECHUA sweatshirt + H&M scarf + LEVI’S jeans + NIKE Air Force sneakers

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