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What happened last week III/II

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Hey babes!

Monday evening and post which was suppose to be uploaded yesterday, eh. It’s been hectic weekend and very quickly running week! Since last Monday I prayed for my holidays to come and then it came – since Thursday I enjoyed my free time spent mostly with Daniil. Damn, how much I needed holidays!

Last week I finished the sequin dress I’ve been working on – and as it is Monday and I am doing random post, the final look will be just surprise for you haha. I mean, if you are curious how does it look like…:D

On Friday we went to this place called Pitt Cue. Daniil loves meat, I love Daniil and fatty pork so this place was the right choice. We were eating ox heart, pig’s trotter, crispiest bacon ever and ox’s cheeks. Everything was delicious but at home I just fell asleep in heavy over-fat coma. Plus the wine we had. Uh! I felt a bit sick to be honest, but the food was divine, I can really recommend the restaurant. Just be fast with their specialities on the menu – they disappear fast!

On Saturday we went to Canary Wharf to fish market. It was amazing and I don’t regret the early wake up at all. For sure it is great idea to visit this even if you are tourist here in London – so unusual experience! We bought fish (red snapper, never heard about it before:D – we bought it considering size, colour and price:D) and tiger prawns – have to proudly say, I did really good job with both of them. See pictures and droll over:D.
I love the part around Canary Wharf, maybe because the talk buildings and industrial part with the port reminds me New York? How much I dream about the city guys, I really hope we  will move there next year..

Then we went to see the movie Fifty shades darker. Simply by one sentence – don’t waste your money on tickets for it. I love Dakota but I really hope she can do better than this – but I believe that this got her so much up – the cinema was so full and it is one of those smaller ones in London where usually nobody goes. The story of the movie was very weak. The book is still more worth to read than the movie to see.. :( But still – I loved the costumes, I loved the gestures Cristian was doing, etc:)
Sunday was very nice day, lazy morning and just about me and Daniil…

Okay, by this I have to stop myself to don’t make you fall asleep by way to long post:) I am so tired today! I had my enrolment day at school and then some appointments to do and came home exhausted. Quickly cooked dinner and meals for the week and now just chilling with Daniil..

Have a great night everyvone xxx

 

4 days ago
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Palm Vaults: When you have your expectations

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So I’ve been hearing for few weeks already about this cafe called Palm Vaults – the super Instagrammable café in London. I’ve been waiting for my days off to take the journey to Hackney to find out what is it about this place. Actually, it wasn’t really journey as the place is near to us (King’s Cross) so I just took the overground (and made my HIT training in form of catching train) and walked a bit to the Mare street, 411. I would almost miss it! But then I spotted the retro / Miami relaxed styled sign “Palm “Vaults and went in. The girls behind the cashier were super nice and willing to explain me everything and do small substitutions for my drink.
Let’s talk about the main part everybody is interested in: The colorful coffee drinks, smoothies and food. I went for the Velvet latte – with powdered beetroot for its typical pink color. In original recipe the coffee is made with oat milk and agave syrup. I went for cashew milk and version without the syrup. And it was perfect. Really nice coffee with just tiny feeling of the beetroot  – but I believe if you go for the agave syrup added to it, you will barely feel it. Even I went for cashew milk, the foam on my latte was perfect (damn, how did they do it?)
I was also thinking about the Lavender latte but pink is my color – but the lavender, hm, next time for sure!

The interior inside is cute. Flowers and plants hanging everywhere, overall nice atmosphere. But I had the feeling that the space is missing something – not sure if they could decorate it a bit different way, use different chairs? In some moments I had a feeling I am sitting in a reception of little hotel somewhere at Miami, honestly. I just had the feeling that it needs something to lift up the amazing coffee, to be just itself!
Take a look also on the menu – I believe after your workout or long day at work, the smoothies there can really fill you up, without the feeling of guilty cheating on your meal plan. Same with their toasts or granola. I didn’t go for any of this, you know how picky (and sugar free) I am.
Also again, I had a feeling that pretty toasts with avocado and acai bowl has been somewhere… :)
Guys, am I too cruel? I just mean it the best possible and honest way. Once you’ll go there, let me know how did you feel!

4 days ago
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Make the most from your bad day

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As each of us, even I am having sometimes bad days. at work, in relationships, with my hobbies or just with myself.
The thing is, that each of us deal with these bad days different way. Some people love to complain about it, some people constantly bother others with their problems and are just sucking out the positive energy from the others around.
And some people like me are trying to do the most from their bad days and simply deal with it. I know. It’s easy to say as people naturally tend to break themselves to the negativity more than to stay positive, but.. it’s just works!

For example today’s outfit – I was so much not in a mood for doing that, but later on I took a look on the pictures and.. it came out so good! I think it looks really cool, to mix the two trends – use shirt dress over high waisted jeans and put over it a thick leather belt. I got this one from Asos, it was the first one I found as soon as I spotted Kim Kardashian and then Carli Bybel do this!:D They took the inspiration from Prada collection. Actually, they might got the belt really from the Prada collection:P I’d love to find some nice denim belt as well, but so far didn’t see anything. Any tips guys?:)

I wish you great day and keep on doing what you love !

February 15, 2017
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Sewing: Birthday sequin dress not for my birthday

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First thing: I am very happy how organised I am lately. Second thing: it has got couple of conditions, to keep up with the schedule – wake up at 6am, meal prep, energy (which disappears at 11am) and organised and scheduled posts. I mean, pictures. Because this is my first post I’m doing at work, on my break, with belly full of mashed cauliflower with butter and poached chicken. So full. How is your Monday so far? 

Today I share some first sneak peaks into my sequin dress: You gonna love the final picture! But I’ll keep it for next Monday post:P

The dress is for Daniil’s birthday party happening in March. I got it ready now already because later I will be panicking with cake for My cutie pie and make up. 

To be honest guys, I didn’t expect it will be so easy to work with sequin fabric, plus lining. I got all the parts of the pattern ready first, than  sew by hand together lining and the parts (for preparation only) and then worked on the whole dress.

As you can see, the sequins were eeeeverywhere!:D The whole floor in the kitchen was glittery, like disco ball exploded there or whatever. How do you like it? I feel so glamorous in that dress, I’ve never done or worn something like this before!! Would be amazing to have some fluffy white fur over my shoulders haha. But it might be too much for house party:) I am seriously thinking about selling the dress once I’ll wear it just for one night. 

Anybody interested?:))

February 13, 2017
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What happened last week II/II

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Good morning to all of you!

I don’t know, where to start today. It’s been so busy week that for the next weekly random post I must do some notes on daily basis to remember what everything I wanted to share with you guys!
This week it was almost just me at home as Daniil left for his friend’s birthday party to the Netherlands. I was quite excited to have weekend for myself and sewing but.. You know what, is sucked. I missed my boyfriend so badly! The weather wasn’t helping at all so when I was on my way home from shopping, I wasn’t excited about the empty flat, about not doing our jokes or being together. But I have to admit I did lots of sewing though. I’ve been working on new sewing project – working name is dress for Daniil’s birthday party. And the dress is for me, just to let you know. It is like this – for every smaller or bigger occasion I get excited so easily that I have to simply create new outfit for it, cook something special for it or simply organize the whole event. Yep Lucie, that’s you, you little bossy girl.
So I said, I’ve done another sewing project which I absolutely love love love (see blog posts in following weeks), went through bunch of magazines and cleaned up my closet. I also successfully finished first week without carbs (eating carbs only in vegetable, nuts, cocoa or.. actually that might be it!) so I am so proud about myself. And from the picture above you can see that when you quit carbs, you don’t quit desserts for breakfast! Visit this amazing blog of a girl called Janina who writes about her sugar free life and shares amazing recipes. Yesterday I baked her brownies (with a little paleo twist) and they are divine. The cream on top is just sweet positive side of high fat diet:D

 What about you guys, what have you done for last week to be proud of? :)

PS: I found one amazing thing: My boyfriend probably wears only one sock / has got one real leg only / Our washing machine is eating socks. Honestly, this morning when I was folding his socks, I had 6 spares socks. And I’ve already sorted them out like million times! Anybody has got any clue about this?

PS2: Next time I am definitely coming to Netherlands. Yesterday night I had Face Time with Daniil and saw all the amazing people I can call my friends. I miss you guys so badly! And Happy B-Day Thijs! I would change partying with you guys for all cashew butter in the world! :D

February 12, 2017
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