Tuesday, March 19, 2013


Hey guys,

it has been quiet a while since the last post, so I decided to post another quickey.
Lately I have been quiet busy in the college (or so was and still am supposed to be), but I still managed to make some time for more fun projects!

1. Cooking at home and trying new delicacies
This challenge was and is an easy one. There are times when I don't feel like waiting for food to be cooked and home and I do eat out, however at other times I totally enjoy the procrastination of my time in the kitchen while preparing something yummie.

After seeing the beautiful over-sized knitted beanies from the LFW, I decided to go back to knitting and make one myself. Even though it wasn't as easy as one might think, with a little help of my expert knitter friend it took only like 3 days to finish. The result....pure happiness and nice, cozy and warm head!
After finishing this project I started another one, colorful scarf. I have the tendency of wearing just simple dark colors during winter, and so my new scarf will give it a bit more life and funky effect.
The worst thing with knitting is that I am already thinking of other things that I want to make, even though I probably won't have the time for it.

3. Workout
Ok, well I do love working out  but sometimes I might be a bit lazy to go out into the horrible snow/rainy weather for a run! I decided to alternate different classes and activities such as swimming, boxing, running and some weights...and so far I am totally loving it! Hopefully I will last, haha :D

So much for the recent updates.

Kristina ❤

Beanie inspiration

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Napoletana Dolce Vita

Hey guys,

This week we had a reading week, hence no college (wuaay!). Anyway, instead of just staying at home and 'reading', I decided that it was time to see and experience the real stuff we are learning about in college.
Me and my two classmates decided to do a little trip in Italy.
We started of in Naples where we stayed for three nights. Our plan was to go and see Pompeii and Herculaneum and so Naples was an ideal place to stay. Before our trip, many people were trying to discourage us from staying in Naples, the city full of noise, dirt, mafia and danger but LUCKILY we didn't listen to these people! For anyone planning on going to Napoli, you will definitely hear loads of negative stuff about the city but that might not be completely true. I feel like people just exaggerate and create these horrible stories about the city, without really knowing how amazing the place is!
Straight after arriving to Robby's House B&B we knew that this was indeed a good plan. The place was really nice and clean, and Robby himself was just amazing! He showed us where the most famous places are in Naples, how to get to the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum...and you could just feel the positive energy all around. The B&B itself was located right in the old city center, just ideal for our 'getting lost' in-between the streets.
I don't want to waffle around too much, but the last point I want to make is about the people we met. I love taking photos and so walking around with camera around my neck was a necessity in order to take as may photos as possible. Usually people react by just hiding and not wanting to be on the camera, but in Naples it was a different story...everyone loved the attention of camera and gladly posed and smiled. Oh and no one tried to steel anything!! People were very nice, cheerful and even though majority could't really speak English, they still gladly communicated and tried to help.

People, food, sites and wine and the infinite vibrancy of the real Neapolitan life made our stay in the city unforgettable.
'Napoletana dolce vita' you will be greatly missed!


Friday, February 15, 2013

Ralph Lauren autumn/winter 2013-2014


Today I was browsing the internet (a little) and I came across this "Anna Karenina meets Les Misérables" article on Vogue website. It immediately caught my attention, and to be honest these photos talk for themselves.
I have always been tantalized by the clothes from old movies, romance novels and past in general. 
This new collection is a beautiful manifestation of Ralph's ability (especially when you look closely at the beautiful details of every single piece from the collection) to combine the elegant and glorious  and ordinary daily-life features of both the vintage and the contemporary chic.
What do you think?



Hey guys,

This week it was Pancake Tuesday!!! I love this day soo much. I could have it everyday or at least every Tuesday haha!
Anyway, I am pretty used to making crepes, but since it's called "pancake" I decided to make pancakes this year, and oh boy did I go crazy!
Here's the recipe ;)

What you need for the batter:

-3 eggs
-250 g flour
-130 ml milk
-1 tea spoon baking powder
-vanilla extract

  • First divide the whites and yolks into two different bowls.
  • Mix in the flour and milk with the yolks. Add the baking powder, a little bit of salt, 2 table spoons of sugar, and a little bit of vanilla extract.
  • In the second bowl whisk the whites until they form stiff peaks, and then gently add into the mixture in the other bowl.
  • Heat your pan on a medium heat.
  • Pour some of the batter on the pan and fry for couple of minutes. Meanwhile add your favorite topping. When you see the edges starting to turn golden, flip the pancake and continue frying until golden.
As toppings we used raisins, coconut, pineapple, grated chocolate and banana; but you can pick whatever. I used these simply because they were all in my cupboard and I felt like it would be great to try the different flavor combinations....totally worth it by the way! Oh and by the way I served some of them with jam, but you can totally go for maple syrup or Nutella or whatever :)

Enjoy your cooking! :)


P.S I got inspired at Jamie Oliver's site, but I changed it a little to make it more sweet. :)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Baked Buckwheat with white yoghurt and vegetables

Hey guys,

Today I want to share another recipe. I think it's quiet easy to prepare + healthy + tasty....the best possible combination!

Whenever I leave Slovakia to go back to Dublin, I always take few bits'n bobs that are simply not available in Ireland or just very rare and expensive.
Anyway buckwheat is one of them. It's quiet widespread at home, but for some reason I haven't found it anywhere here just yet!

So here we go...

What we need:
-chopped tomatoes in tin
-sweet corn and peas
-salt,black pepper,garlic
-white yoghurt
-spring onions, cucumbers, tomatoes

  • We cook the buckwheat in the water, the same way as rice but a bit shorter.
  • Add some salt, black pepper, garlic and the chopped tomatoes and cook a little longer until all the water has evaporated.
  • Add in the sweet corn and peas and then one egg (or 2 eggs in case you're cooking for more people)
  • Put the mixture into the casserole, and bake in the oven at 190°C and bake until the egg has turned white and is no more liquid-like.
  • Grate some cheese (whichever you like) and spread it on top of the baked buckwheat mixture and put it back to the oven until the cheese melts and turns a little brown.
  • Serve with white yoghurt and fresh vegetables!

It's really delicious, so go ahead and try it ;)

P.S the fresh taste of cucumbers and spring onions reminds of summer...agh how I wish it was summer already!