My Sofia Apartment Tour

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And here it is – our dream flat. Philip and I moved in last week and now we are already fully settled in and we love it! The location, the interior and most importantly the blissful feeling it gives us. I haven’t felt so motivated and inspired for a long loooooong  time! Is it the French windows or just the fact that it’s again only the 3 of us? I don’t know. But it feels right.letters-to-a-apartamentapartament-tourapartament Sofia is also a fan. Crawling around and exploring all the corner – she is restless and cheekily smiling most of the time. Maybe after all we did make the right decision and changing the scenery is indeed a helpful and some times needed tool for a grander change.letters-to-a-apartament1apartment-tour If you wanna see more of our flat click on the video below,
Love
A.

LIFE IN SOFIA: 3 BAKERIES/CAFES I KEEP COMING BACK TO

letters-to-a-sofia-bakeriesBulgaria isn’t Sunny Beach and there is certainly more to it than its coastline.
Situated in the foothills of Vitosha Mountain, where approximately 12 years go I did my first ollie on a dopest K2 board hehe, Sofia is the underrated capital that has a lot to offer if you just give her a chance.
And now that I’m gonna spend some time here, I thought to share with you some cool places to visit if you’re planning to set foot in here anytime soon. sofia-bakeries3 Shorts by Jacqueline De Yong (here) / Top by FOREVER 21 Alternative (here)/ Bag by LEO WULFF (here) / Espadrilles by Pieces (here) / Sunglasses by LE SPECS  (here) /  Watch by ABBOTT AND MOSLEY (here)sofia-bakeries1   + TOVA  Marin Drinov Str. No 30
A hipster/artsy space which offers both a cafe area and space for various cultural activities – from exhibitions to fundraising workshops, meetings, presentations – you can see it all. A friend recommended me + TOVA and she was right – their LATTE is the best! And so is its price. And if you have a sweet tooth just like me, you will be facing a tough decision – should it the cheesecake or almond cake? Go for the BISCUIT one if you ask me! And then try all the other ones 🙂
+TOVA  next time you drop by the interior would have most probably changed.

Hlebar Oborishte Str. No 16
Denmark made a pro when it comes to bakeries. And let me tell you HleBar lives up to the Danish bakery standard, which, let’s be honest, is damn high.
Philip fell in love with their cream cheese sandwich (and industrial interior!), which is more of a cheese with bread sandwich – yep – there is a lot of cheeeeeeese on it!
‘For me?  Some scrambled eggs, a banitsa with mushrooms (I know,right?)… and a cup of cappuccino, please’

Le Salon Aux Fleurs Oborishte Str. No 37
A cute little café situated right across HleBar that has a lot to offer. From a marvellous cheese/mezze platter for all you non-breastfeeding winos, to yummy cakes, Scandinavian bruschetta topped up with salmon, of course, and a provance interior. But hey, it’s still summer, so make sure to get a table outside and order a cup of latte macchiato, while observing the passing by strangers…who sometimes walk by completely discarding your presence, or smile and cheekily say Cheers’ (Nazdrave!) 🙂 life-in-sofia Which one you would try first?
xoxo
A.

HEY YOU NEWBIE MOMS – GO FOR THE HOT PANTS.

letters-to-a-summer-in-the-cityOh, those summer days in the city. Asphalt – Burning Hot. Streets – Emptiness Overload.
Ah, I missed falling asleep to the sound of the sirens and buzz of the passing by pedestrians high from what the city has to offer.
Being a mother is more than a legit excuse to spend your days up until your little one turns one – into a pair of jogging pants, with your hair up in a ponytail and nails chipped and not so fresh.
SCRATCH THAT.
Hey, you newbie mom – go and dig out from the depth’s of your wardrobe a pair of hot pants.
Let your hair loose and put on a big smile.
I have a ritual – to get out of the flat at least ones during the day.
And now that I live in the centre of the town – how not to rock the cutest outfits I own? letters-to-a-summer-city1 Hot Pants MISSGUIDED (here) // SHOES by ANGULUS  (here) // Sunglasses by LE SPECS  (here) // TOP by LAUREN RALPH LAUREN  (here) //  Watch by ABBOTT AND MOSLEY (here) // Bag by DECADENT (here)summer-in-the-city1-copy  And what’s your favourite summer – not shouting ‘I’m a mommy’ outfit?
xoxo
A.

Summer Bliss in Afitos, Greece

letters-to-a-afytos3Going to Greece with a baby was a little bit of a challenge – we had our ups and downs, but now looking back, it actually worked out pretty well. We made a routine, so that we could spend some time sunbathing (later on this week I will be posting some tips for taking your baby to the beach), enjoy the beautiful scenery of Kassandria (Greece), and indulge in the delicious Mediterranean cuisine – there is no such thing as enough Kalamari or fried Feta.letters-to-aletters-to-a-romper-copy
I was so excited to be finally able to go on a family vacation and wear some cute summer outfits without having that big baby bump…and rock my brand new rompers. The one I was wearing that day is by REMIX, a brand I’ve only recently discovered, but immediately fell in love with – the fit, materials, and embroideries. If the romper is out of stock as I purchased it almost a month ago you can go to  Missguided and pick an alternative. My summer shoes are, wait for it, Stradivarious (here), watch by Abbott and Mosley  (here)  and bag by Leo Wulff  (here)letters-to-a-afytosWe chose to stay in Blue Bay Hotel, Afitos, a gem situated on the first finger of Chalkidiki. Even though Philip and I were pretty sceptical towards the hotel food, it turns out the best à la carte meal we had was exactly there. Below you can see some of the starters we had and let me tell you – the shrimps were to die for.  Sofia was with us of course, ‘chilling’ in her Bugaboo wagon, and waiting for only one more piece of bread. Yes, our baby is a bread lover and that’s the only way to keep her happy while we are dining. A piece of bread and she is in heaven. Easy peasy-ish. Unless you find yourself at a sushi restaurant. Then you have a problem.letters-to-a-greek-cuisineimg_7110-copyletters-to-a-blue-bay-hotel
Have you already been on a holiday this summer? Tell me more!
xoxo
A. :))

My Travel Wishlist 2017

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Okay… FRENDS headphones (here) are simply AMAZING! The design is to die for and from what I’ve heard the sound is also a killer. frends-headphones

I’m going for their TAYLOR model, and will probably get a few extra caps so that I can swap the rosegold with depending on my outfit. And as the founders of FRENDS say… there is no ‘I’ in FRENDS – how not fall in love with what they do?mahi-duffle-bagI’ve been looking for a travel bag for a long time, but I’ve been struggling to find the right now. Today I stumbled upon MAHI’s Armada Duffle Bag (here) and as my birthday was back in June I’m adding it to my personal travel wish list. I just can’t wait to lay my hands on it, and then take it along with me to make some memories around the world. As MAHI gives you an  option for having your initials on it – I will be definitely having an AJ on it. It’s also big enough to fit some of  Sofia’s belonging, so that I will no longer have to carry two hand luggages.sony-lens-smartphone

I‘m a little bit sick and tired of carrying  a few cameras with me (that I use for different purposes) when I go travelling. The solution? Getting an Optical camera lens by Sony (here) created for all smartphone users. Very handy …and lighter luggage if you ask me! frends-headphonesbkr-reusable-bottleTo accessorise my outfit even more (yes, because that’s how I’m choosing my items), I will be also ordering a BKR Reusable Bottle (here) to take with me to the gym, when travelling, or just lying on the beach. BKR’s bottles are made of glass, which means – no more plastic bottles for me :).

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A travel wallet? YES, please! When I get off of the airplane I end up having all my belongings at the bottom of my bag in a big pile of mess.  So… Ted Baker Travel Organiser (here) is exactly what I need! I will be able to arrange fit my travel essentials in it my headphones, passport, phone in and have an easy access to them every time I need

And what’s on your travel wish list?
xoxo
A.