Friday, 28 September 2012

Krakow Days

We stopped in Krakow for only a couple of days but I really liked it! It's a vibrant and lovely medieval city with a beautiful main square and an interesting old town. There are a lot of young people living in Krakow which adds to the lively atmosphere.

Beautiful day in the city centre

Rynek Glowny is the main square in Krakow. There are lots of cafes, pubs, restaurants and food stalls all around the square. We had delicious barbeque food there! The traditional polish dumplings are also really good :)

Dumpling stall at the main square
Jewellery boxes and other cute trinkets :)

We also visited Wawel Castle a short walk from the centre...

I wish we could have had one more day in Krakow, but even though it was a short visit we managed to see a lot around the city. We took a bus ride to visit Auschwitz as well. It was really sad to see but I felt it was a necessary part of the trip. We missed the salt mines which seems to be a popular attraction. Maybe if we return to Krakow again we'll get to see that too.

The place we stayed at, Venetian House Aparthotel, was lovely and right on the main square. On the last night there we made ourselves some tea while we got ready to go out and snapped a few photos from our window :)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Pinterest: Dessert Recipes

A few of the delicious recipes I've found via Pinterest lately :)

1/ Fig and Almond Frangipane Tart
2/ Poached Apples with Vanilla Yoghurt
3/ Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies
4/ White Chocolate and Cherry Cheesecake

You can see more at my Pinterest Dessert board here!

Saturday, 15 September 2012

On Stress and Relaxation

via Pinterest
Hi all. This week has been pretty stressful, lots of things going on and also my Sis was having some intense head pains. We were in and out of A&E, scans and she was also admitted to hospital for a night. It seems to be a flare up from stress, thankfully she's a lot better now. 
What helps you to manage stress?  For me, getting lots of sunlight being out and active during the day, running on my treadmill and also just taking time to relax. I love reading a book in my room with some aromatherapy oils burning and a warm cocoa. I found this link a while back - 55 ways to take care of yourself, for the busy girl. I hope it gives you some good ideas too when you're feeling stressed. For now it's Saturday and I'm ready for the weekend and a good night out! :)

Monday, 3 September 2012

September Loves

Happy September! :) I hope the month has started off well for all of you. This month I have lots of items on my beauty wishlist but I'm also organizing my current makeup collection. If you're a makeupalley user you can check out my swap list here.

At the moment I'm all about radiant glowing skin and also going back to rich eyeliner colours which I've mostly skipped wearing during the past months. Here are a few of my most-wanted this September. I've already ordered a few things online and looking forward to reviewing my favourites when they arrive :)

Raspberry nail polish:

Bliss face mask:

A new fragrance:

MAC Supernova blush:

Honey bodycare:

Nars Eyeliner Stylo:

Which beauty item is on your September Wishlist?