Happy Birthday, my love, Sofia-Malou!

sofia-malou-1-yearsofia-malou-birthday1year1sofia-malou-birthday21 sofia-birthday1sofia-malou-birthday12-copyПреди точно една година те видях за първи път. Обсипах те с целувки и… сълзи! Бях на седмото небе…
Бях ‘там и сега’ и не можех да си представя по-голямо щастие от това да бъдеш в обятията ми и да усещам ритъма на сърцето ти.
Беше толкова мъничка и крехка и мястото ти беше единствено в прегръдките ми. Слънчевото ми дете! С всеки изминал ден се променяш – та ти вече направи първите си крачки и започна да се храниш сама! Днес ще прекараме деня със семейство и приятели, за да отпразнуваме ТЕБ и да прекараме първия ти рожден ден и имен ден заедно – усмихнати и бликащи любов! Продължавай да бъдеш все така любопитна, инициативна и усмихната! С тате сме тук, за да ти дадем всичко онова, от което имаш нужда, за да намериш истинското си аз и да разгърнеш целия си потенциал. Тук сме, за да бъдем твоята опора и разчистваме пътя ти, докато не станеш достатъчно голяма, за да го правиш сама.
Благодаря ти, че ни избра за свои родители!
Обичам те!
А.

Translate:

It’s been exactly one year since I met you for the first time. My beautiful girl!
I was so relieved to have finally met you… to have you snuggled in my arms and be able to feel the beat of your heart. It was everything! It still is!
God! You’ve already taken your first steps and you also eat all by yourself!
We’re gonna spend your first birthday with our family and friends to celebrate YOU! And you? Keep being so curious to discover the wonders of the world! Your dad and I are here to give you all that you need… to find your true self and unleash your full potential.
Thank you for choosing us as your parents!
We love you!
A.

Baby clothes by Babyshop.dk //Bag by LeoWulff  // Pants by Missguided  // Shoes by Sam Edelman 

GETTING LOST IN FLORENCE

letters-to-a-florence31letters-to-a-florence9-copyletters-to-a-florence3-copyI’m a control freak.
That I have learned the hard way.
It’s only when I travel that the control freak retreats and my true self takes over. My idea of the perfect trip is to get lost as many times as possible.
And you don’t necessarily need to turn your Google Maps off to let yourself get lost. You can do that by letting yourself experience everything that crosses your path having no expectations…making no strict plans.letters-to-a-florence1 Espadrilles by Tommy Hilfiger (here) // Shorts by Missguided (here) // Top Boohoo.com White Cami (here) // Sunglasses Quay Australia (here) // Headband Stradivarius (here) // Alternative to my bag by DECADENT (here)letters-to-a-florence5Philip and I didn’t get the chance to travel before we had Sofia… But now that we’ve begun to travel, I’m relieved to find out that we both want to do things on a whim. I’d considered in the past creating a list of all the cafes I wanna visit (referring to other blogs), exhibitions, and parks. But I somehow always end up going in a completely different direction… which often takes me exactly where I want to be.
Our first day in Florence was our first day of getting lost in a city that we thought was too small and uneventful… but then took us by surprise.

To be continued…

A.


Трудно ми е да пусна контрола…с едно изключение – когато пътувам. Само и единствено тогава се оставям на момента и не планирам дните си час по час. Наслаждавам се на всичко, с което се сблъскам без никакви очаквания и надежди.

Както вече съм споделяла с вас, отношенията ни с Филип се развиха прекалено бързо и в опита ни като двойка до момента липсваха пътешествия и почивки заедно. Затова и това лято решихме да си „подарим“ взаимно общи пътувания, което се оказа страхотно решение! Чувствам се още по-щастлива и благодарна, че животът ми ме събра с Филип, защото се оказа, че и двамата сме на една абсолютно една и съща вълна относно пътешествията. И двамата отказваме да си правим списъци с места, които искаме да посетим, както и предварително планове. Взимаме решения спонтанно… и… някак винаги поемаме в неочаквана посока… Най-често тя е обратната на тъплата, но ни отвежда точно там, където най-много искаме да бъдем.

Първият ни ден във Флоренция се изгубихме. И това беше най-хубавото изгубване! Попаднахме на изненадващи места, на които си създадохме страхотни спомени и изживяхме истински вълнуващи емоции.

Следва продължение…

А.

The Flamingo Is More Than A #Hashtag

flamingo3I really tried, okay? I spent a day in the mountain, where a couple of friends celebrated their birthday. During the day and while the others were sipping ‘rakia’, I hid under the shed and spent some alone time to reflect.
Now that I got back to doing YouTube videos /here/, I felt the urge to plan, plan, plan and scribble down in my notebook every topic I wanted to cover. No more procrastinating and finding excuses, right!? I WAS ON IT! Until I fell asleep on that cute sofa.
It felt good.flamingo1t-shirt by Jake*s (here) or  Missguided Sweatshirt (here) //RALPH LAUREN High Waist shorts (here) // Watch by BOOM WATCHES (here) // ARNE JACOBSEN Design Letters Notebook (here)// Sneaks by REEBOK (here)pinkflamingo-copyThe short nap revived me. I woke up by the sound of the rustling leaves and adorable giggle of some kids, playing ‘Hide and Seek’ around the shed. I found myself in the middle of nowhere totally engulfed in my thoughts. The city girl in me retreated for a while and the dreamer took over for a while.
Did you know that the Flamingo is more than that inflatable #hashtagged prop? The Flamingo as a totem symbolises the time of rebirth…that magical time when you’re craving to cleanse your heart and soul and get rid of all the clutter.
Start with getting rid of your negative thoughts.

antoinettepepelove-copy I went out from the shed only to see Sofia that was in her grandad’s hands. Escaping the noise, the vanity, the stress even for a day gave me a new perspective on life.

There is something  magical about being in tune with your surroundings and yourself. Loving yourself for who you are and embracing your flaws as being yet an essential part of that unique and perfect creation that you are.
It’s a feeling. A feeling of completeness. It’s no longer your good and bad sides. It’s just You.
And it’s inspiring.
Choose the Flamingo.
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A.

P.S. To get a notebook like mine by Arne Jacobsen with your letter – visit Moodings.com and get 25% off by using the code BD25 at checkout . The code will be active after 12 AM Friday.  flamingo121

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.

EXACTLY 2 YEARS AGO TODAY!

brunchExactly two years ago today Philip and I locked eyes for the first time! Look at us now! All happily ever after and him putting Gordon Ramsey in his pocket with the perfect scrambled eggs! Have  I ever told you how we met?
At a bar! No Tinder, no Happen! Very old-school, eh? Eli, who was visiting me at that time, and I went out to have dinner at Fishmarket the day before she left. And after sharing a bottle of Rosé we spontaneously decided to go to a bar. She was hardly impressed by the attitude of the bartenders who didn’t even look at us when handing us the drinks. And just like that we ended up at another place where it was literally  us (It was Wednesday!?) and a few boys a standing a few meters away from us at the bar. And there he was – that gorgeous Danish blondy  grinning at me and raising his glass to say ‘Cheers’, meanwhile sending us a few drinks. Finally good manners, eh Eli? 🙂 hehe
I liked him. He seemed so easy-going and somehow familiar when we spoke. I guess it’s true that when you meet the One you just get that bizarre feeling…as if you’ve known each other forever.
In an hour Eli and I left, and quite frankly, I knew that won’t be our last meeting. He used my blog to get to know me and well, it worked. Both ways.
He found out that there was more to that petite girl with berry lipstick on… and I got the chance to get to know him too.
Our first date took place in a week or so… and guess what? We moved in together exactly 2 weeks after that date.
When something is supposed to happen – it will happen. Just open your heart…and your eyes for everything wonderful that’s coming your way.
xoxo
A.

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