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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

All those glitters - fashion photoshoot

 BRNO

Before I have left to UK, I have scheduled a shoot which I had planned already for a while. See the result from a very productive day from this amazing team gathered together. Moreover, it was a first shoot in this new year and kick that right!
 Got few more shoots plans and available to book again. Message me if interested.

Model: Vindy K.
MUA & Hair: Kateřina Bartošková
Fashion Designer: Luděk Hanák
Studio: Pronájem foto ateliéru Brno











Sunday, February 7, 2016

Day trips from London - top 10 city breaks

 LONDON

I love to make day trips or weekend getaways when possible. When I am thinking right now, such a shame that back in Czech, I wasn't doing that much, but not whenever I am back, trying to catch up with all that beauty around. However, that's human thinking, we all want something different rather than what is much closer with an easier access. Read 50 reasons why actually you have to visit London at least once and read more of my Dear X diaries here.

UK is very well connected by trains or buses, I advice you to book tickets in advance, because ticket prices may fluctuate. These places are within an hour to 2.5 hours away from London. Great nature and places may be visited in further zones of London too (which may take you 30min to an hour - yet and still in London!).


1. Brighton -
great sea side city with the famous pier and Brighton wheel. Don't forget to get fresh fish and chips over there.

2. Oxford - a beautiful old university city with great architectures. Just couple minutes away from Oxford you may get into the bus which will lead you to Bicester village, which is a biggest outlet in UK

3. Cambridge - another old towns of the great university campus, people say that the city is much better compared to Oxford. Visit both and be your own judge.

4. Manchester - a city know for its football teams, gigs and engineering sides. Very nice red brick city with a nice canal side and night life.

5. Bath - a great town in the countryside known for its hot springs. You have Stonehenge nearby too!

6. The Costwolds area - a pretty rural area covering 6 counties with many nice small villages and nature. Great for some true British countryside walks.

7. Cardiff - a "capital" of Wales, located nearby the waterfront. Let's go explore some Welsh!

8. Eastbourne -  a town in the seaside area, known for a series of white chalk cliffs - Seven Sisters which are not far away from the town.

9. Birmingham - the second largest city (but Manchester seems to be better!)

10. London's surroundings zones and areas (Richmond or Kingston upon Thames)





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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Top 10 tips for effective travelling planning

 MANCHESTER

Planning trips is my favourite hobby and procrastination! I love researching about the other country and culture, writing down all the things I wanna see and experience there, planning day to day activities and of course, most importantly looking for prices and budgeting the trip. World offers endless options and choices for you to discover. In this post I am sharing with you some tips crucial to think of when starting to plan a vacation, weekend trips or getaways. 
I have summarized key checklist points for you to download and print here , hope it is useful for your trip planning!:) Now it depends how much in advance you like to plan. 
I got my plans until March done and now thinking even forward for summer holidays. What are your plans for this year?



A summary of key points to highlight:



1. Motivation

Clearly define what is the idea behind of your trip. Is it because you want to discover the place, is it because of you wanted to attend an event/festival there, is it because you want a place to relax and enjoy sunshine or is it because it offers you sports activities that you are unable to do it in your hometown?
Whatever the reason or reasons are, set it clearly so you know what you are going for and plan your time spent there correctly. 

2. Check bargains and book in advance

Checking all suitable flights or other travel options in days you are free to travel. Check for the best accommodation, including hotels, airbnb, hostels or couch surfing. Check for travel agent's deals and packages. Do your research and book in advance.

3. Visas?

Check if the country where are you going need visa, if you do, apply early to avoid any disappointments and delays with paper working. When applying for a visa, you will already need to have booked tickets and accommodation. Also check the processing time, where you should apply for a visa (maybe in the embassy or maybe at the airport?)

4. Budgeting

Set yourself a budget and work from there. How much are you willing to spend for activities? Food? Check prices of places you want to go, check the average prices of the country/city you are going. Try to get familiar with the prices for locals, in order to avoid any scams or over expenses tourist prices.


5. Activities initiary

A week or two before the trip is a good start to look at some tours or activities you may want to do there. Write down all places you want to visit, schedule it by your time availability, places of location in order to fit with your available time there. It is always good to come prepared, at least it will save your time, you will get straight to the point and the rest free evenings or days you can spend to explore local entertainment or do some random walks/trips.

6. Check how you will get to your accommodation

Before your trip, it is good to check and maybe book a transport to your accommodation. Where is the airport? How long does it take? Will you go straight to the accommodation or will be in center first? What time is the train/bus going from/to the airport? From where?
Check and research it prior you get pannick.

7. Check the weather and plan what to pack

A day or two before you leave, check the local weather for the period of time you will stay there. Pack accordingly to the weather. Be prepared also for any cases of rain or colder weather. You never know how the weather is unpredictable. Write down a list of things you need to pack, so you will not forget anything and so you will have time still to buy some last minute necessities if needed.

8. Change money

A day or two change your money currency (also it's good to check what currency they are using before changing, as I know many people who have changed to Euros, because they though all European countries have Euros, oops). Sometimes it is also good to change in the country when you get there.

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Golden touch

 PRAGUE

Some quick snaps of a causally formal look, wearing a skirt and a bag from Asteri boutique. You may have read the post a while ago back, if not, read it here






Saturday, January 23, 2016

Denim skirt and high boots

 MANCHESTER

I love turtle necks for winter seasons. It keeps you warm, it looks nice and act like a second scarf too. Have you fallen into 70's A line denim skirts and dresses too?

Boohoo turtle neck top / Asos denim skirt / Boutique coat / Dorotha Perkins high boots
Photos by Ola Rolka