Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Ocean Blue - Gozo


The isle of Gozo, lies only a twenty minute ferry ride from mainland Malta. Time seems to freeze here as the streets are emptier and the sea wilder. Yet, the architecture on this neighbouring isle won't let you forget that you're still stepping on Maltese soil..


SWEATSHIRT - ADIDAS ORIGINALS
JEANS - ONE TEASPOON
SNEAKERS - ADIDAS EQT







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Friday, 17 November 2017

Valletta, Malta



Malta - a perfect example that you don't need to look too far beyond your continent to find a unique destination. With the possibility to fly anywhere in the world we tend to overlook the places that are  much closer to us. Well, the beauty of Europe is that with just under a 3 hour flight from Warsaw, Poland - you can experience a completely different culture, architecture and language that has influences dating back to over 5000 years BC. With its rich historical background and plenty of UNESCO sites, Malta is like a portal that takes you back in time and makes you feel like you're on a set of a period Hollywood movie. Hence it comes with no shock that the makers of Gladiator, Troy and even the popular Game of Thrones series chose this special island when filming..

This small island country is an absolute gem that finds itself within the Mediterranean archipelago. As its first settlers were Sicilian you'll find a lot of such influence all across Malta. Whether its it in the language, local food  (the ricotta cannoli was definitely my vice) or the buildings that to great extent showcase Roman influence, you can almost feel the different layers that moulded this island and gave it its identity. The language itself is a hybrid mixture of French, Italian and English that over the years came together to form the Maltese spoken today. What more, certian words and phrases even echo the Arabic language.

As this was my second time there, I decided to explore the beautiful streets of the capital - Valletta. This impressive fortress like city is astounding in every possible way. Whether you want to explore museums, eat a deliciously fresh seafood dinner or simply roam around the streets, you'll find it all here. I personally really enjoyed just walking around Valletta and finding the effortlessly stylish architectural details that grace this city. The pastel coloured walls are to die for and naturally create a harmonious backdrop to any outfit. Considering that, I still went for a creamy coloured outfit. Here is my nude toned smart casual Valletta get up..in sneakers of course!

*Last but not least, I have a little treat for you all as you can get 30% off all designer purchases at the American Outlet store with the code MARIAA2017 - valid until 31st of December 2017 - just in time for Christmas!*


TOP - RALPH LAUREN KNIT VIA AMERICAN OUTLET
SKIRT - TOPSHOP
SNEAKERS - ADIDAS ORIGINALS NMD CS2
BUMBAG - OBEY WOMENS
NECKLACE AND EARRINGS - WASHED ASHORE ADORNMENTS
BRACELETS - BOHO BETTY

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

BUT FIRST, COFFEE



It's fall. That transition period which marks the end of summer and patiently leads us into the less anticipated winter time. The leaves may have already changed into kaleidoscopic colours, yet with the weather still taking it easy, I have been taking advantage of the last days of comforting warmth aka - I have constantly been rocking summery kicks and outfits.

As most of us these days, I am always on the go.  Therefore a drink that I can take with me whilst working is absolutely essential to my daily routine. Yes, I am an absolute coffee fiend and a morning without a good caffeine dose in my blood just doesn't exist. After 5 years of Med School, I have learnt that a good kick start in the morning can really make or break the day and I'm not the one to take a risk on this one..

It does't matter where I am in the world or what time of the year it is. Cappuccinos, lattes or americanos I love them all, however recently I noticed that I didn't feel too well after excessive amounts of dairy. I figured that this is most likely partially due to the fact I have replaced much of the dairy in my diet with dairy free options. For example, I started using almond milk instead of regular cow milk  in my oatmeal. I believe that because of the change in my eating habit, my stomach doesn't tolerate dairy as well as it used too, which posed a slight problem with my cappuccino habit. Whilst searching for new products, I came across Jimmy's oat milk based Iced Coffee. It's a super delicious and a great dairy free alternative to normal coffee. What more if turned out to be ideal when I am in a rush and lack the time to prepare my coffee on the hob!

Whether I am working at home on some projects, rushing to the hospital or simply waking up in the morning, coffee is an essential element to my day and Jimmy's Iced Coffee is helping to keep my daily agenda on point - home or away! Will it become part of your routine? Give it a try!

To learn more and check out all of the other coffee options and flavours that Jimmy has on offer head over to:
www.jimmysicedcoffee.com












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Monday, 16 October 2017

SUNDAY FALL 90s



90s grain with a 90s grind. I have always been a bit of a tomboy and with the come back of the 90s sports style I feel like I have a much wider room to manoeuvre within stylistically (edit wise too since grain is in). Let's be honest - the rules that existed were totally pushed aside in the last seasons catwalks and nothing seems a faux pas in fashion as long as you won't label it as one. Sunday is the day I use to kick back and reflect upon the week that passed. I honestly do not see myself in any other outfit beside the one presented in this post. What I love about the new sportswear in todays collections would be its absolute universality. The clothes are not only comfy but look smart and with the clean cuts a sense of effortless formality is provided too - ticking two boxes at once. Wearing kicks is not a dress down but a dress up. In this case, the classic Stan Smith with the platform twist, reinvented as the "bold" is exactly the trainer I've been looking for. Platforms have taken over the sneaker world for a while now but I struggled to find my perfect match. I'm not sure if its the creamy colour way, the classic model or the soft suede (that I am sucker for!) that lured me into loving this model so much - alas, it was probably all three..


Sweatshirt, Pants & Trainers by Adidas Originals
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