‘Gastronom Eliseevsky’,a food store that’s over 100 years old, in Saint-Petersburg, Russia has an interesting history. As our tour guide said, it was established by the brothers Eliseev. According to the legend, their dad managed to grow strawberries out of season and his master was so impressed he granted him freedom and gave 100 rubles (big amount in those days) to start a new life. Eliseev (still according to the legend) bought a box of oranges and started selling them on the corner of the street where later when business has flourished and his family acquired a title, his sons opened ‘Gastronom’. The store has a huge ‘pineapple’ in the middle with coffee tables around it and under its leaves as a reminder that ‘it all started with exotic fruits’ (quoting guide).
Unfortunately, taking pictures is not aloud inside but before I knew it I took few pictures of cute sugar mice and dolls, deliciously looking eclairs and also beautifully decorated store windows with little golden angles moving up and down and characters from ‘Nutcraker’ rotating to the music.
Glasses: Tom Ford
Photography by @alinaaalias (Instagram)
Love pink and pastel colors trending this season. White is always a good summer color to match with anything any time of day and little gold hardware details complete the look perfectly adding enough glam to make it an outfit for an evening outing too.
Since I started this blog I have been trying to figure out what it should be. Quite a few times I posted not something I entirely approved of but wanted to try it out (like styling lifestyle blogging pictures or hair tutorials), some of it was just to post something (like the funny pictures from internet).
I started this blog for the sole purpose of writing about fashion industry. But what I’ve learned is that people are diverse (what a revelation, right?) and like different things. So whatever I did, I would get some response. And this discovery allowed me to be more of myself.
When you go out into the world and put yourself out there, you expose yourself to being judged, you become vulnerable. Online presence is a great way to try things out. Instead of creating a picture perfect life you can go out there and express your opinions that often times you have to keep to yourself at work, and with friends, even with family and loved ones, and you can follow and share your true passions! Or, you can find comfort in reading and watching the experiences of others. There’s a whole other world that’s been brought to us by blogging – we can travel, we can learn, we can find whatever we want and like, and we can also share our worlds with others! All of that said, I often hate the fact that I’m blogging on WordPress as they are stuck-up, not very helpful and the iPhone application fails more often than not, hence less blogging from my side.
So this is my ode to all the people who are staying connected in a way that lets them broaden their horizons and lets their voices be heard and pictures be seen for more reasons than trying to create an image of a perfect life (hello, instagram). I love exploring the blogging worlds myself. Sadly, I can do it from my phone normally, and my phone fails to put likes or post comments often time (hence sadly). But there are things about WordPress that I love. I love the community here. It is that one of more mindful and creative people, and it is a community that supports every single one that starts to explore the worlds of blogging and sharing pieces of their minds and souls here.
And if you are a blogger, if you like blogging, or want someone to get hooked on it – Please share this post!
Sending online love,
I wish I was better at writing down the sources for pictures but I will learn :)
Tuesday is over and it’s one important day to get through tomorrow before you’re on the more fun end of the week. So if the rain got you staying at home this evening (it was raining in NYC, after snowing only five days ago) here are some mood uplifters.
Take a smile, look at the cat eating colored ice to activate and if it still doesn’t work the only reason is… well, you’ve got the cake for that ;) (or show it to your gf ;)
Cheers to all,
Have a happy week ahead!
Loving things all bridal I’m so excited about The Kleinfield Bridal Sample Sale on Gilt.com! (Now I wish I had a fiancé!) But for those lovely girls that do (or those with attitude ‘get-the-dress-husband-will-follow) – that’s a dream sale! Such steals as the gorgeous Silk Gardenia Line-A by Mark Zunino going for less than 20% of the original price, or my personal favorite elegant Silk Strapless Empire Waist Bridal Gown by Sophia Kokosalaki (doesn’t have a lot of discount on it but is not expensive for such a dress to start with and is absolutely incredible in its style and simplicity).
Had a terrible itch to share this wonderful dresses and the news of the sale! Staying a huge Reem Acra fan myself of course ;)
Love, peace, joy.
P.S. Oh, and say YES! (to the dress ;)