If you do what you love, it is the best way to relax

It has become difficult nowadays to find time to relax. But relaxation allows us to be more agile in our ideas, have a better mood, avoid illness and spend more pleasant moments with our family and friends. In other words, staying relaxed gives us a better quality of life. It’s also for me very difficult to find the time to relax, but when I do things that I love – like swimming for example, they give me energy to move my work and my tasks forward.

For me when I am satisfied with the work I have done, then I am also feeling relaxed, or also when people around me are happy and content. So, relaxation is way of life – knowing how to live, do your best and combine everything in life.

Quote from Christian Louboutin

Skiing in Carinthia

Carinthia is situated in the southern part of Austria and is called „The land of sun“. In winter it is snow covered and as in most other parts of the country, skiing is the main activity. The mood is more relaxed with a Mediterranean touch as it borders with Italy – nearly everyone down here speaks Italian.

One of the biggest resorts in Carinthia is Bad Kleinkircheim, which is quickly moving up the rankings of the ski resorts in Austria. It has over 100km of pistes, 24 lifts and a slope steep enough to get included in the world cup circuit. There is enough snowfall throughout the season, but the sunny days are abundant as well – as you can see for the several days I was skiing there it was sunny all the way.

The hut at the top of Kaiserburg, situated 2019 meters above sea level, is a notorious one, with the fine views it offers and a traditional interior, as you can see from the pictures. Service and the food quality are very traditional for the region.

Love skiing

I was a 2,5 year old little girl when I started skiing and since then my love for the sport never faded away. It is a great feeling each winter to get on the skis, but it’s also a very good exercise, especially when you are good at it.

This year I was in a very beautiful resort – Bad Kleinkircheim, situated in the Carinthia part of the Alps. I enjoyed every bit of it – from the great weather and fantastically well prepared slopes, to the marvellous views the Alps presented, as you can see on the pictures. I planned to write a lot about it, but no words are really needed when the photos can talk for themselves. It was like a winter tale.

What makes me different makes me beautiful

I have many favourite quotes, but this one from Coco Chanel is in my top ten: „Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself“. That said, I have always believed that being yourself is priceless and it’s what makes you beautiful.

Of course we still have to follow all trends, news and the fashion in general in order to be up to date. But the fashion world is like an endless ocean we must learn to swim in, every season, year, month, week and day.

And what best to fit the winter season than the white, even when it blends into the snow around us. It goes even better with a pair of black boots and fluffy coat, to achieve the always trendy black and white combination. Though high heel boots are not typical for the real snowy winter I like them very much and they make me feel elegant in this outfit, because elegance is not only standing out, but being remembered.

So be you, be different, be yourself!

Photography by Marg Basarova

Adding some winter white

It is still winter but I’m looking so much forward to spring that when adding some winter white to my wardrobe I choose not only winter clothes (like a thick sweater and a cap), but also a short skirt and over-knee socks which would be more suited for a warmer season.

But before taking the challenge of wearing white, you should know that winter white is rarely pure white because of the wool material. It’s often closer to ivory or even slightly grayed out white, like ecru. But do you know – it’s worth it – take the challenge to wear white in your winter outfits, that way you will brighten up the gray cold days.

Photography by Marg Basarova

Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas

On this holy day i want to give you a red ball full with health, happiness, love, longevity, peace and prosperity.

„May lovely, happy times decorate your holiday season, may warm, special memories brighten your new year, may the wonder of Christmas be with you forever.“

Merry Christmas!

Photography by Marg Basarova | quote by Peg Bracken

It is Christmas in the heart that puts Christmas in the air

I would say Christmas has always been one of my favourite time of the year. Maybe because of the special atmosphere that you can feel everywhere, in shops, restaurants and even streets, where you can hear the magical carols and seeing all the excited people rushing to buy presents for their loved ones. And all that because Christmas is more than just a big day, it’s all the little things that make it extra special: the decorations, the presents, the cooking and so on. All in all – a time that does magic to people – and the preparations for the magic is likely more exciting than the celebration itself. So, have you already created your own magic?

Photography by Marg Basarova | Quote: W.T. Ellis