Wednesday, 11 December 2013

2013 - Best You Tube Discovery

I laught to tears the first time I saw this!

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Just write three words...

I am a bit unprepared today. No post, no idea…but I am writing just to right. So I am doing it right now. Writing. This post will be re-edited tomorrow. So till tomorrow!

P.S. I kept my word

P.P.S That’s true. I haven’t gave it 

Later edit: Nope, I still don't have more to say.

Monday, 9 December 2013


OM*G, it's December!!!

One of my last year resolutions was to develop this blog but it seems I totally forgot. Doesn't matter let's look once more towards the future. Step by step! 

I take once more time the challenge to post every day till the end of the year. I don’t take this too serious, I just want to have fun and keep it going...

The view from my window today. No filter. No snow

Monday, 23 September 2013

When in Belgium..

#1. Eat chocolate

#2. Have a beer at a local brewery 

#3. Try the frites

#4. Have a waffle

 #5. Admire the unique handmade lace

#6. Take home some souvenirs

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Tuesday, 27 August 2013


I am lucky, I am happy, I am in love!

Happy 7th brithday to us!

Thursday, 22 August 2013


The secret of a bloger is to blog. I haven't been to good about that and as always I am trying to catch up. Better later then never, right?

Updates: we've
been on vacation
moved on the other side of the country
fighting with paper work for a happy event
looking for an apartment and furniture
exploring the new surroundings

oh may, oh may....and many other little things!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Magic Summer Potion

I love summer and I love the things I can make with my own hands. So, I love Socata. That is elder flowers drink.

This elder drink is one of the best things I ever tasted. Every early summer my mom made this drink us and it was my dads duty to collect the flowers. So it was a family thing :)

4 simple ingredients are needed:

10 elderflowers
2 organic lemons
5 tbs sugar
5 liter water

Mix everything in a big jar and let it in the sun ferment for one day. 

I promise, it is to die for! 

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Rhubarb Pie

Ooops I did it again. After my famous apple pie there's another simple, quick, seasonal fix for a spring rainy (again) Sunday.

This recipe is from my mom. The holly rule of 5:

5 eggs
5 tbs plain flour
5 tbs sugar
5 tbs oil
lemon zest
vanilla extract
pinch of salt
backing powder
+ rhubarb (can be replaced by any other juicy fruit: strawberries, peaches, plums...)

First you separate the eggs.
Mix the yolks, 3 tbs sugar, the lemon zest and the vanilla and stir until the sugar melts.
Separately beat the eggs whites with the remaining 2 tbs sugar and pinch of salt to a soft foam.
Gently add the foam to the yolks, add the oil and consecutively the flour. Each spoon at the time. It's really important that the dough stays fluffy. Last mix one tee spoon baking powder with lemon juice or vinegar and add it to the dough. Stir gently.

Pre-heat the oven.
Grease the backing form with butter or oil, tap with flour.
Pour the dough into the form and gently add the rhubarb.

Bake until it turns gold.

I can only say that I saved the half to photograph after a very very tight fight! Again it was suuuper lecker!

Monday, 20 May 2013

Berlin - My Love

Oooh my I love this city! I was lucky enough to go for a short trip to Berlin. Soooo inspiring, I could move there in a heart beat. Forever!!!

It always feels the right place to be :)

I love that's big, nosy, colorful, multi-culti, green, not always pretty (sight)

We rented a small apartment (actually it's bigger then ours) on airbnb. It was so cool, much different than what I would do in my own apartment but very inspiring through it's minimal, effortless style. The high light for me was definitely the bath tube! Luckily the weather was really good so we walked a lot, visited some museums and just chilled...

I can't wait to go back!

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Easter Reloaded

My family is celebrating the orthodox Easter today. I miss them even more today knowing they are all together around painted eggs and my mom's delicious goodies... so I gave myself a treat: flea market and ice :)

Happy Sunday!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Youn Sun Nah magic moments

We just got back from an excellent concert. The South Korean jazz singer Youn Sun Nah offered the most beautiful evening I could imagine. A sensitive, delicate appearance with an incredible strong and rich vocals. Moments like this get me back on track to stop fighting and just enjoy life. As it is!


Do check her Youtube Chanel to see her performing. Breakfast in Baghdad is my second fav

Sunday, 31 March 2013


Last year I was so exited about Easter, I followed trends, I prepared everything for a long weekend with the family, l took pictures if my beautiful painted eggs in the sun...

Today is windy, snowy...perfect weather to spend the day in bed watching The Life of Brain. My exact cup of tea :)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Christmasy in March

There's still a wintery feeling in the air. It's almost as cold as on Christmas and just to hold on a bit more on these positive mood I had the brilliant idea to bake a pie that smells of cinnamon. I used this recipe. Clear and easy...a piece of cake ;)

As the light was so bad it took me more time to take the than to bake. And it was gone instantly  :)
That's always a good sign. It did another good deed today - I can go to bed in peace 


Friday, 1 March 2013


There is a beautiful tradition back home in Romania on March, 1. 

On Martisor a little charm with white and red thread it's given to girls and women as symbol fertility and reviving of nature. Nowadays it is given more as a symbol of love, respect, appreciation.

These ones below are made by my mom and are quite traditional made with natural wool entirely hand processed and dyed by my grandmother. What can I say?! Amazing women!!!


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Zara Women Feb 2013

Is it jut me or the model on the new Zara Women Collection is not as skinny as runway models?! She looks more like size M rather than XS.

I really like her healthy, masculine, rough look.

Pictures from

Monday, 11 February 2013

Greetings from Gent

Because it's carnival time in Düsseldorf (I will come back to this) we decided to escape to Belgium. First we visited the lovely town Antwerpen and we are in Gent. Everything is super! Super impressive  super cute, super cold, super windy...

And yes, it's Monday, which means all museums are closed :(

Lucky enough, we stayed at Uppelink Hostel, located in one of the oldest building in the city right in the historical center. It's very affordable and the view and the common area are breathtaking

Hostel Uppelink

Hostel Uppelink

Note to myself: MUST visit in Summer

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Sunday delight #5

Hmmm...letting aside that I burnt my hand and my boyfriend was sick in bed all weekend. I had fun discovering a really cute flea market in a old train station. It was so nice to out into the world again :)
It's always nice to be around creative people, get inspired or just relax drinking a fresh mint tee <3 

Because I try to save for the BIG move, I told myself I will only go to look. But that's always hard, isn't it?!

P.S. the light was terrible day, from grey-sh all the way to grey

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Sunday #4 No walk

Such a ***ty weather today. The snow starts to melt, it's rainy, it's windy, it's grey, it's time to get back to to bed...
or take care of some old/ new craft projects.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Sunday walk #2 Rhine

On what felt like the the coldest day of the season we ended up on the Rhine shore. And yeap, there was more wind too. We were lucky enough to see the Sun = Vitamin D. Big plus for me :D

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sunday walk #1 Belgium

I never make big resolution on New Year's Eve only say out loud some wishes, like: I wished we go out in nature more, I wished we move out (ok - this is a big one but I'm sure it will happen this year), buy more flowers, eat less cheese...this kind of stuff.

So, one of my wishes is to go outdoor more. We both like nature, hiking, walking, discovering new places. The first destination this year was in Belgium. Ohhh...I love Belgium!!! Not only because they speak French but also for the beer (one of our must go destinations in Belgium are the supermarkets :) and the must do is bring home some stocks. I don't drink much alcohol, but when I do I go for something special and the fruty Belgian beer in champagne like bottle is my thing. In bars the beer is served in the most beautiful glasses ever...


Besides that we made tour in a beautiful reservation then headed to the lovely little town Tongeren - the oldest town in Belgium, had a beer in an local old-fashion brewery, snapped some pictures...and left with the feeling that we'll be coming back :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Happy New Year!

We welcomed the new year in the city center, on a bridge over the Rhine that offered a magnificent view! We made new wishes, thanked 2012 and under a strong wind - of change?! :) kissed and hope for a better, luckier year!

Wish you all a happy new year full of smiling faces and sweet moments!