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Beograd 1,2,3 – The Future Is Not Written

(preporuka: lagana knjiga, film za razmišljanje & joga za kod kuće)

Ležim na plaži i pod kapcima vidim svetlost sunca. Ispod mene je pesak. Uživam dok mi se kapi mora suše na koži. Uživam čak i dok mi se graške znoja skupljaju po čelu i ispod miške i lagano klize na peškir. Jer volim toplotu. I leto. I talase, i decu koja se prskaju, i suncobrane, i barke i njihove upetljane mreže i ribice koje grickaju stopala u plićaku. Kada otvorim oči ipak, nisam na plaži. Nije ni naročito toplo. U Beogradu je promenjivo oblačno, sa povremenim pljuskovima i grmljavinom. Ali leto je još tu. I dok se svi raduju jeseni i jedva čekaju da nazuju čizme kojih sam se otarasila tek prekjuče usled zimogrožljivosti, ja bih da sanjarim po ceo dan i nosim japanke i razmišljam na koju ću plažu sutra. Zato sam odlučila da ne popustim ovaj put. Ako je ostalo još 5 dana leta – slaviću još tih 5 dana i praviti se da mi nije hladno kad izađem napolje u kratkim rukavima. I čitaću samo lagano štivo i gledati limunade. U to ime, 3 preporuke iz mog (nedovoljno čuvenog i nepravedno zapostavljenog) serijala Beograd 1, 2, 3. Pa da uživate i vi u toploti 😉

Quick Escape To Nature – Top Serbian Spas

This is the perfect time of the year to visit some of the most beautiful Serbian spas as most of them are located in the natural environment, surrounded by forests, meadows and fields with lots of springs of thermal and mineral waters. They are a perfect getaway from the noisy city where you can relax any time of the year, and enjoy in sports, cycling, hiking, fishing or pamper yourself in some hot spa centers with massages, pools and saunas. Surroundings of Serbian spas are also beautiful with lots of lakes, waterfalls and mountains, so you can go sightseeing or get to know Serbian couture by visiting some of monasteries, churches, ethno houses or other historical spots. There are many spas in Serbia, any every spa has its own benefits, but today I will tell you about my 3 favorite spas and why I think they are great place to go to anytime of the year, and what you can do and see there. This is my personal choice, so feel free to leave comment bellow if you like some other spa better 😉

Olé, Olé!

Kit je ispred bine već nekoliko minuta divljački mahao kroz vazduh ogromnim drvenim štapom neobičnog oblika, za koga je bila privezana crvena marama. Niko nije bio preterano iznenađen. Znali su da gitarista najvećeg benda svih vremena na ovaj način pokušava da umilostivi bogove kako u sledećih par sati više od 80 hiljada ljudi ne bi pokislo.

U Brazilu, ipak, ludačko vitlanje nije sprečilo kišu da pada.

Mađutim, nije ni kiša sprečila Stonse da održe još jedan fenomenalni koncert.

U stvari, poslednjih par decenija apsolutno ništa nije sprečilo Stonse da održe fenomenalan koncert.

Kako je to moguće?

48 Hours In Belgrade

Ah, the magic of Belgrade! A place where you can dance until sunrise seven days a week, where the most beautiful women live and where you always feel like you’re home no matter where you’re from. Needles to say, Serbian capital is a perfect destination for anyone looking for an adventurous holiday, where hospitality crackles in the air and people are overwhelmingly friendly. So the good thing is that you don’t need your selfie-stick; passers-by will be more than happy to take your photo, guide you to a right direction and have a friendly chat.

First thing first – Belgrade is often called low-budget New York, because of its mix of cultures and colorful variety so there is a way to travel here with a small amount of money. That doesn’t mean that you cannot find posh places: if you want to spend, there is plenty ways to do it, starting with crazy nightlife, fancy restaurants and luxurious hotels. Today however, you only have 48 hours to explore Belgrade, so let’s get going!

Belgrade During Wintertime

There are a lot of “what to do in Belgrade” texts, but I think none of them focus on what you can do when the weather is really bad (or freezing cold like now). While most of the tourists (and locals) think it’s best to sit inside the warm house under a big blanket and a bag of popcorns, I think there are a lot of interesting things you can do for fun in Belgrade in the wintertime.

Here are my top 5 🙂

Beograd 1, 2, 3 – Pupin, FAF & turska kafa

(post o dešavanjima u Beogradu začinjen šarmom Milice Ristović)

Davno nije bilo reči o stvarima koje su zanimljive u Beogradu, a davno planiram i to da promenim, pa evo posta o Beogradu i u 2016 🙂 Ko nije upućen, serijal Beograd 1, 2, 3 govori o 3 interesantne stvari koje se u Beogradu dešavaju, a ovaj put tu je za vas jedna izložba, jedan festival i jedan kafić koji preporučuje Milica 🙂 Pa – da krenemo 😉

Bez daha – Dimitris Sotakis

(šta poklanja Clio kao proud sponsor konkursa, a i generalno sjajna knjiga za čitanje)

Ovaj roman, osim što je i nagrada za jednog našeg (kratko)pisca, takođe je i odlična knjiga za čitanje (ono, da je pozajmite ili kupite). Roman koji je objavila izdavačka kuća Clio (ko ne zna, birkaju mnogo i objavljuju najbolje) a po rečima samog autora preispituje osnove na kojima je postavljeno moderno društvo. Bez daha govori o tome šta mi kao ljudska bića radimo i koliko smo spremni da žrtvujemo svoje živote za umišljenu budućnost koja najverovatnije nikada neće doći.

KZM Box

Kada sam prvi put saznala za KZM kutiju, bila sam oduševljena – naručiš knjigu (tada je još bilo iznenađenje koju ćeš dobiti) a usput dobiješ i pregršt poklona koji su posebno osmišljeni za nas knjiške moljce, pa ima li šta bolje?! Dakle svakog meseca na kućnu adresu dobiješ u najsimpatičnijem pakovanju ever knjigu (ili dve ako si dovoljno taličan) i prateću (ponekad i ne knjišku) opremu – bookmarkere, olovke, svećice, čarapice, privezak, narukvicu ili slične gotivne rekvizite.

Three, Two, One – HOOP!

When was the last time you changed something in your life? I’m not thinking about the circumstances that have forced you to change something. I’m talking about something that you have done at your own free will, when you said: today I will try this – enough with the talk! In sports in particular, when you train for a long time or when you are not training at all – you need a change. To experience something new. Interesting. Inspiring. A physical change affects the state of consciousness. That’s why (at least for me) it is always a great thing when I try out a new form of physical activity. And this time it was an amazing Aerial hoop!

Aerial – what?!

Belgrade 1, 2, 3 – Souffle, Aprons & Fortune

(things to do in Belgrade – part three)

It’s hard to be objective in the things you like. It’s still your taste and things you like. So these are just my subjective proposals. And this time at (more and more regular) post Belgrade 1, 2, 3, you’ll find a great cafe, a YouTube show (in Serbian) and the most cheerful and colorful aprons in the whole world (that can be in English). So let’s begin 🙂

Get To Know Thyself: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

A story that begins in a very (un)usual way: Liz has the perfect life – a beautiful house, a good career and a decent husband. But Elizabeth doesn’t want children. She doesn’t. And she tears herself apart for not wanting them. When so many people want children, when so many women are trying to get pregnant. Everyone should want to have children, should’t they? Especially when all other requirements are there. What exactly is her problem?!

Care Of The Largest Human Organ

It took me a long time to handle the fact that skin is the largest human organ. Organ. And that’s why I should treat it carefully and gently. Especially my face. Not to mention the fact that there are a million products on the market that I should choose from and find the one that suits me. That’s why I made a small list of products I use for a basic face care, and as I advocate natural cosmetics, this should suit most skin types. So let’s begin 🙂

Belgrade 1, 2, 3 – Bow Ties, Martaan, Henri Matisse + Giveaway!

(what to do in Belgrade)

Belgrade in 3 steps. The 1, 2, 3 enjoyments: a space for whispers, a detail that catches the eye and the food for the soul. It happens so often, the best is left for the end, and it seems to me that Belgrade hides something different and new in its every corner. That’s how I’ve found beautiful bow ties, incredible exhibition and there is also one of my favorite cafes. So if you have no idea where to skittle these days, here are some suggestions on what to do 😉

Oh, La, La, Decoupage!

(closed!)

I’ve always been fascinated decoupage technique and all the things that can be made with it, so today’s post is all about decoupage purses. I usually find them at handicraft fairs and I am always surprised how awesome they look and that each one is unique. They are usually full of colors so they can be combined not only with the evening outfit, but also with the daily outwear, and they are super convenient for mobile phones and other girly stuff. That is why today, along with Marina who makes these wonderful purses, I prepared a special giveaway

Belgrade 1, 2, 3 – Esquire, Pržionica, Metamorphosis

(or things to do in Belgrade)

Sometimes it seems that Belgrade cleverly conceals its best pieces, or people just don’t notice how many good things there are to do in this city. For some time I’ve wanted to write this recommendation post, and now I think it will become a regular one 🙂 The topic is 3 things that are interesting in Belgrade, for example. bars, restaurants, plays, but even websites and books… For now, I chose something I was previously thinking about, so it should be interesting!

Love Hate Relationship With My Personal Trainer

I like to workout. No, I love to workout. I tried all sorts of aerobics, hydrobics, kickboxing, pilates, zumba and it seemed that the next stop would be cricket 🙂 And then I finally found the right aerobics which was perfect for me – 3x a week & a great trainer. The only thing that was not so great was their schedule, the eternal crowd in a group and constant waiting for the shower. But then I also started getting more work… And my every attempt to get to the training has failed 🙁

How To Make High Heels Less Painful?

(or The Best Tips Ever To Making High Heels More Comfortable)

On a night out girls (and some boys) love wearing stilettos because they look so good and make you feel more confident and sexy (not to mention legs look longer and leaner). At the same time, everybody’s dreading the moment the balls of the feet will begin to burn along with the horror of toe numbness. And no matter how perfect the night was, somehow it seems that it always have to end up with an excruciating foot pain.

However, I learned that you don’t have to avoid wearing great looking heels just because you feel tired and achy – pain in your feet isn’t a price you have to pay. Here are some of my thoughtful tricks that can save you from limping on your way back home (or before), because gorgeous Louboutin’s don’t look so good when you wear them in your hands.

Hot Trends For Cool Winter + Shoes!

 

(or Top Fashion Styles For Upcoming Winter. And Shoes Of Course!)

Winter is coming (yes, exactly like in Game of Thrones) so I wanted to show 10 hottest fashion trends that designers have predicted for the upcoming coldness! Be prepare to wear a lot of khaki color, fury accessories, goldish elements, but also check what could be your ideal shoes to match the particular trend. And all that in pictures…

Growing Up In A Week – Tadpoles by Ante Tomic

 (book recommendation)

In year 1975, Alenka is 12 years old and spends summer vacation with her grandparents. Her days pass by in the company of two boys in the landscape of Slavonian town B, and around low sandbar on the river (popularly known as Texas). In just a few weeks the girl  matured significantly. And growing up do usually happen in this way. Overnight. And then people do not notice that you became a girl, and talk to you like you’re still a kid. Or worse, get to know you as a girl (who grew up suddenly) and do not realise that you’re still a child.

Steak Tartare Without The Steak

(or beef entrecote a la steak tartare)

Whenever I mention that I love steak tartare, people often say that they have never tried it because of the bear thought that they are eating “living flesh”. Although I never quite understood that (to me it is somehow more logical to eat raw food than processed), yet I was sad because I will not share mom’s best recipe with my friends. But mom would not be Mom if she hadn’t come up with an alternative. Tired of our persistent avoidance of meat from the soup (and in her opinion, “leaving what is the healthiest”), my mom decided to use the rest of the meat and make it into something like steak tartare. The result? Soup is cooked every week, just so mom could make beef entrecote a la steak tartare (or as we renamed it – false steak). 

High Fashion Meets High Tech!

(or 5 Fashionable Tech Products)

So you’re about to take a picture but your phone is dead because the internet was on for just one hour. Or you didn’t hear it ringing (again!) because it was buried deep inside your purse. Or you didn’t bring your memory stick cause it was supposed to be in you bag (but it’s not!), and you really, really need it. Or you want to check your pulse while jogging but don’t remember where to place your fingers (was it the wrist or the neck and what exactly do you need to count?!). You know the feeling huh? Well yes, technology can help, and just so you know – not all fashion tech products are necessary bulky and difficult to have on. And here’s how some regular fashionable accessories took a leap forward that can nowadays change your life for better.

It’s Always Tea Time!

(or where do I find great cool gifts for every occasion)

I have to admit that this is a gift shop that my good friend owns, but that does not diminish its awesomeness! This mini gallery is called Srecica and it is located in Borca district, and since it is not very close to the city centre the prices are more than reasonable! When you enter, you just do not know where to look and what to touch or smell – there is an incredible selection of really great things for every occasion. 

What Do We Know About Love Anyway – The Art Of Loving by Erich Fromm

(or What To Read – book recommendation)

When I was thinking about a book I wanted to write about, I thought about Hugh Hefner. Did this eternal bad boy in a bathrobe knew that his photos of Merlin Monroe in the first issue of Playboy magazine would bring him so much popularity? Once I saw an interview with him, Hugh was talking about Merlin with immense respect, and the first thing he did when he earned a little money was to buy a grave right next to hers, and he said something like: “I owe all my gratitude to her.” Here I am not so interested in popularity of men’s magazine no. 1, as much as in his choice. First edition HAS TO BE phenomenal. To gain attention, so people can talk about it and remember it forever! That’s why the very first book that I write about cannot be ordinary… And while I was thinking which novel left the biggest impression on me, I remembered From and The Art Of Loving.

Bingo!

Great Granola Recipe That Even You Can Make :)

(or spring, healthy granola snack recipe that will light up your day)

One day I randomly tasted this refreshing recipe with granola at café Pastis in Belgrade’s Dorcol area (great cafe with great waiter!). Then I tried it again at Passenger (again in Dorcol) and I liked it so much, that I decided to do make it myself.

It turns out that this nice, refreshing and crisp, healthy “sweet” can be made in less than 5 minutes and it doesn’t require a lot of culinary super powers 😉

Death Yoga That Makes You Come Back For More

(or my experience with Bikram Yoga (in Belgrade) after 10 classes (yeiii))

In the desperate search for some training, I spent hours browsing & looking for a yoga studio that I would like. My dearest Google suddenly showed Bikram yoga, and in addition to all yoga names that I just couldn’t yet figure out, I wanted to know which one is this. It turned out that the only difference from other yogas is that Bikram yoga is done – at 40 degrees C. Wtf ?!

I Am Words

I am words I am someone’s words gathered on a paper that are out of paper, I am bunch of letters that I leave behind, I am just a trace in the universe that will disappear without a trace, that may become again, I am trapped in each book for the sake of my body built out of letters, you will not know me unless you read me and I will not know myself because I cannot read myself all to the end, deplete myself, because I am just that pathetic bunch of letters, always the same, fenced with 26 characters, in some language more, in some less, I am alone and always with someone, I am in love with myself too much, in my letters and pages and I have no boundaries, except those letters, but I travel through connections with sentences, I build myself with no connection to words, I am always staring at dot on i and three dots at the end of the thought that is endless and if you think this kick ass how will you only react to something that I write outside of myself and my letters, out of any relation to reality, how will you leave me and let me go forever when you look at this letters and you cannot stop reading me…