• Lifestyle

    5 Best Street Style Looks: Amsterdam Edition

    First it was the paper magazines and the fashion shows on TV. Then it was the shift to online magazine websites. And finally, it was the turn of street style mavens, bloggers, Youtubers, social media influencers. Fashion is being viewed and consumed differently today, with a lot of us turning to street style muses for inspiration. Which is what I did last Sunday as well. The weather was perfect, with a sunny afternoon after morning showers, so I took to…

  • My Christmas Wish List
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    My Christmas Wish List

    With every winter that comes, there are a few things that I still await with the same fervor year after year since I was a child. Like the first snowfall, decorating the Christmas tree together with my family and of course, unwrapping all the presents. As I grew up, I started appreciating the non-material gifts in life more and more (the health, happiness and peace that we have been blessed with). But the little girl in me still gets all…

  • Lifestyle

    Investing in Yourself: Self-Care (5)

    One of the hottest words of this past year most definitely was “self-care” (yes, I know, it’s two words actually). Everywhere you looked, someone was sharing their self-care routine, talking about the importance of self-care or sharing their favorite self-care tips. But why is self-care such a hotly discussed topic and what makes it so important? And most importantly, how do you find your perfect personalized self-care routine? To me personally, an act of self-care is first and foremost about being…

  • Inspiration,  Lifestyle

    Fashion Dictionary: A Romanian to English Guide (Tongue in Cheek)

    Writing a style blog in English as a native Romanian speaker is certainly fun, but sometimes also challenging. Luckily my English is near native (so I’ve been told), so I can easily express myself in my second language. Chances are if I don’t know a word in English, I probably don’t know it in Romanian either. But even so, sometimes there are some specific Romanian words related to style or fashion that I know since I’ve been a child, and…

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    Birthday Musings: 5 Lessons I Learned This Past Year

    As I’m hitting Publish on this post, I’ve just finished polishing off a luscious piece of my birthday Lemon Meringue cake. “Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette (allegedly) proclaimed. Well, today I totally agree with her! Because if you can’t have cake for breakfast on your birthday, then what even is the point of this whole getting older thing? And as I am getting older and (just a little bit) wiser, I wanted to share some things I’ve learned since…