B R A C E L E T S

BRACELETS 1I am completely obsessing over these gorgeous, sparkly cuff bracelets that we shot during our weekend getaway at the beach. The light was stunning, the landscape breathtaking and Lena’s swimsuit worked perfectly with the colors of the bracelets. I can definitely say that all the conditions were met for a perfect photo shoot.

Enjoy the pictures guys,

Xo,G.

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N E C K L A C E | LOFFIE SEMI JOIAS

LOFFIE SEMI JOIAS 1For some women, perfume and makeup are the two main things they never leave the house without, me it’s jewelry. My old watch and my engagement/wedding rings are like glued on my hand and I don’t like taking them off or replacing them with other jewelry however when it comes to necklaces and earrings, it is the total opposite.
This gorgeous necklace created by the fabulous Marielli from Brazilian jewelry brand Loffie Semi Joias is a timeless masterpiece that I was saving for a special occasion to wear with a nice elegant outfit but being impatient as I am, I couldn’t wait but wear it on the beach this summer to show it off a bit. And I can tell that some people have noticed me either because of my gorgeous necklace or because they couldn’t figure out what the hell was I doing with my camera, either way the end result makes it all worth it.

If you enjoyed this post, also check out  Loffie Jewelry part 1 and Loffie Jewelry part 2 to see more great designs from the brand.

Have a nice weekend guys,

Xo, G.

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MOTO GP / Czech Republic

Moto GP 1The weekend we spent at Brno was one of a kind. This road trip turned out to be a really nice adventure between friends sharing the same love for sports and sporting events in general. The two days we spent on the Brno circuit filled me with one-of-a-kind energy that made me feel like I was one with all supporters right there. Imagine 120,000 people screaming and clapping every time a motorbike passes by, waving at all the racers no matter who they were. Surprisingly, unlike in many other sports, rivalry and hatred seemed nonexistent in MotoGP which appealed to me right away and made me love and respect that sport even more. But as a supporter and fan of the Doctor, Valentino Rossi seeing 95% of the public from all around Europe cheering for him and sporting either t-shirts, caps, umbrellas or flags from his own brand was definitely the highlight of the weekend. Looking back, I came to realize that no matter how good you are at what you do, or how talented you are your personality is what makes a difference. People love Valentino Rossi not only because he is the greatest racer of all times but also because he is a genuine person who keeps things simple and make us laugh.
No matter if he was practicing, qualifying or racing, at the end Valentino Rossi slowed down his bike and took the time to wave at us all which showed us that he was really appreciative of the warm support he was getting from his fans. No surprise though that I could count on the fingers of one hand how many Lorenzo fans were there.

Take a look at my first pictures as a sports photographer and simply enjoy. ^^

Thanks for visiting my blog guys,

Xo, G.

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K O R N A T I | PART 1

It would have been a shame to leave Dalmatia without visiting the K O R N A T I , archipelago of Croatia which includes 140 islands. The trip was very pleasant due to the family atmosphere that reigned on the boat.  We left early in the morning and spent most of the day on the boat, cruising in between islets and reefs, snapping pictures and socializing with other passengers. During our first stop, we reached the highest point of the Kornati from where we enjoyed the mesmerizing view and also took some beautiful pictures, that will be revealed in part 2. There, we swam and dived for almost an hour and after we were on our way to a local restaurant. After eating lunch and visiting the surroundings, the boat stopped in the middle of the sea and we couldn’t resist jumping off the boat in the deep blue water. It was amazing!

KORNATI 5Can you see a Lion in this picture?

KORNATI 6A few Dolphins welcomed us.

KORNATI 7Our little boat in the middle of nowhere.

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KORNATI 8Pictures taken from the highest point of the Kornati.

KORNATI 9Heading to the restaurant.

KORNATI 10Small tower Toreta, probably built in the 6th century AD by the Romans.

KORNATI 11Small church of Our Lady of Tarac built in the 17th century on the location of an early Christian basilica from the 6th century.

KORNATI 12The most impressive yacht my eyes have ever seen, Ti-Coyo.

KORNATI 13Approaching the port of Murter.

Thanks for visiting my blog guys and don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see Part 2 of our trip.

Xo, G.

SNOWBOARDING TIME

SNOWBOARDING KRVAVECI was dying to show you the pictures from the day we spent snowboarding in this magical place called Krvavec, a snow park near Ljubljana.

On Thursday morning when we left the house the weather was quite moody and it even started to rain half-way there so with my husband we were suspicious of what’s been going on up in the mountains. But as soon as we reached the first level Gospinca which is at 1.477m the sun came out which instantly put a smile on our faces and motivated us to go even further and we landed on Krvavec at 1.853m and then, bang, I was lost for words. The view was spectacular. My first reaction was to take out the camera and start snapping all around me. I was a bit hysterical as I couldn’t concentrate and calmly do my thing. It happens when there’s so much beauty around me. The worst thing is that no matter how good the camera is, it is impossible to capture exactly what my eyes were seeing that day. The feeling is also indescribable. I felt so small yet incredibly free. For someone who is afraid of heights, I must admit that I felt pretty comfortable up there.

The snow park also has a cute little restaurant with a beautiful terrace where you can have a snack or tan a bit while sipping on mulled wine. It was amazing and this, despite my frustration as I couldn’t turn on my board and fell a few times on my right shoulder, which felt at the end of the day like I’ve been boxing. But as they say, no pain, no gain and we all need challenges to push us towards our best performance so I kept going and spent the 2 last hours of the day really enjoying snowboarding down the slopes turning on my board and feeling a bit proud because it was my third time ever that I stepped on a board with a 2-year pause in between my second and third time. I would like to thank the best husband on earth who has a great amount of patience and support and without whom all this would not have been possible.

Hope you’ll enjoy the pics guys!

Xo, G.

I am wearing an ensemble from Icepeak, boots from Forum (men collection), hat from Bartz, goggles from Brunotti

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PARIS, PARIS – PART 2

EGLISE SAINT EUSTACHE PARISJ’ai retrouvé ma motivation pour écrire en français donc l’article d’aujourd’hui sera bilingue. Après avoir squatté à Opéra, les Champs, Parc des Tuileries et Le Louvre, cette fois-ci la visite touristique a commencé dans le 4ème arrondissement, plus précisément à Châtelet et s’est bien évidemment terminée dans le 16ème, à Trocadéro. Sur la première photo vous pouvez voir l’impressionante l’église Saint-Eustache que je vous recommende vivement de visiter si vous passez près de Châtelet.

My motivation to write in French came back so today’s article will be both in French and English. During our last tour, we spent several hours on Opera, Champs Elysées, Parc des Tuileries and Le Louvre so this time the sightseeing visit started in the 4th arrondissement specifically at Châtelet and of course ended in the 16th arrondissement at Trocadéro. In the first picture you can see the impressive church Saint-Eustache I urge you to visit if you are near Châtelet.

PARIS CHÂTELET LA TOUR SAINT JACQUESLa magnifique Tour Saint-Jacques dans le 4ème arrondissement.
The outstanding Tour Saint-Jacques in the 4th arrondissement.

CHAMPS ELYSÉES ARC DE TRIOMPHEAutant que je me souvienne, l’Arc de Triomphe n’était jamais décoré pour les fêtes de fin d’année et lorsque nous sommes sortis du Publicis Drugstore avec nos délicieux macarons Pierre Hermé, j’ai été agréablement surprise de voir que l’Arc a volé la vedette à la Tour Eiffel cette année.

As far back as I can remember the holidays lights were only reserved for the Eiffel Tower and when we stepped out of the Publicis Drugstore carrying our boxes of delicious Pierre Hermé macarons, I was pleasantly surprised to see the Arc de Triomphe stealing the show from the Tour Eiffel this year.

ARC DE TRIOMPHE DÉCORÉ PARISCHAMPS ELYSÉES LA GRANDE ROUE DE PARIS FERRIS WHEELLes Champs-Elysées sont biensûr la plus belle avenue du monde mais ces voitures gâchent tout! Il m’était presque impossible de prendre des photos sans me faire klaxonner par les chauffeurs Parisiens nerveux. A force de les envoyer chier, j’ai rapidement perdu l’envie de photographier et me suis rapidement dirigée vers l’avenue Montaigne, pour une balade tranquille.

Les Champs-Elysées are obviously the most beautiful avenue in the world but damn, those cars ruin it all! It was almost impossible to take pictures without being honked at by the cranky Parisian drivers. After constantly having to tell them to piss off, I rapidly came back into my angry Parisian mood, lost the desire to take pictures and quickly walked towards the Avenue Montaigne for a peaceful stroll.

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AVENUE MONTAIGNE DECORATIONS DE NOEL HOLIDAYSL’ Avenue Montaigne, ma préférée.
The Avenue Montaigne, my favorite.

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TOUR EIFFEL CAROUSSEL PARIS BY NIGHTJe conseille à tout le monde qui visite Paris pour la première fois de commencer par Trocadéro. A la sortie du métro vous ne voyez pas la Tour Eiffel qui est dissimulée par l’immense Palais de Chaillot mais une fois que vous passez le palais, elle apparait soudainement devant vous et le sentiment que vous éprouvez est unique.

If you are visiting Paris for the first time, start at Trocadéro. At the exit from the métro the Eiffel Tower cannot be seen since it is hidden by the huge Palais de Chaillot but once you pass by the Palais, the tower suddenly appears in front of you and the feeling you get is unique.

Enjoy!

Xo, G.

PARIS, PARIS

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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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.
I bought them at Mass.

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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TB WEDDING 6My dear husband and I in black and white…

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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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photocatsHope you will enjoy my pics guys!

Xo, G.