31 Mar 2020

Korean Dramas to Binge-watch

Korean dramas or K-dramas are my guilty pleasure. It all started years ago, when my sister showed me You Are Beautiful (미남이시네요) and I later googled out the guys who performed in it (thus discovering the world of K-pop and diving further down the rabbit hole...). Because our current entertainment is limited to the internet and TV, I thought that I could share the list of my favorite dramas with you. Especially since some of my friends are now craving to watch something for distraction from this badly directed episode that is currently our reality, so why not K-drama?

22 Mar 2020

What a Nice Idea!

I have always admired creative and crafty people. Not only they follow their drams and vocation, they also share their works with others, thus brightening our days and lifting our spirits. This is a story on how I met one very special girl, who can turn fabric to loveliest blossoms and is as much fascinated with Peter Pan collars as I am! With her works taking more and more space in my jewelry box, I think it's time to talk about the Nice Idea!  

19 Mar 2020

Fragrance Discoveries | Byredo

Dear spring is here and even though many of us are contained in our flats or houses due to the pandemic, there are still many ways to enjoy the season. I begun with pinning some ideas to my Spring Moodboard on Pinterest, buying some fresh flowers, and a new scent from Byredo. Currently, with three different aromas in my modest perfume collection, it's about time to elaborate more on why am I so fond of this Swedish company and their fragrant creations.

15 Mar 2020

Introvert's Tips on How to Endure (and Even Enjoy) Self-quarantine

The world is in shambles. Well, at least that's the image I get after reading some news or scrolling through my Facebook feed and seeing my friends' posts. There are people fighting over the toilet paper, or buying all the bottles of liquid soap that were available at the store, leaving nothing for the others. And it's quite understandable, since most of the people are in sheer panic. Many countries are already in lockdown, or are going to enter one soon, Lithuania being no exception. From tomorrow, 16th of March, my country will officially be in quarantine, letting no one in or out of the country, requesting people to stay at home, closing shops and restaurants, leaving only food stores and pharmacies open. Being an introvert par excellence, I thought that I would like share some of my tips on how to handle and even enjoy this mandatory staying-at-home experience.

28 Feb 2020

Vilnius Book Fair 2020: "You should live without formulas, be open to the world." (Jonas Mekas)

On this day, at this time one week ago, I was at The Book Cinema Hall, watching A Chronicle of Amorous Accidents (Pol. Kronika wypadków miłosnychdirected by Andrzej Wajda, 1986). It was the second day (out of four) of the Vilnius Book Fair, and my only day off at this event, since I volunteered to stand behind the counter this year again. And here's how it went...
15 Feb 2020

Wearing (Modern) Vintage: Tips and Tricks

With an amount of vintage clothes that inhabit my closet growing larger, I decided to talk about my passion that I've been kindling for years. Here are some tips and tricks on how to curate your wardrobe with clothes that are (or look like they are) from another decade or even a century. 

31 Jan 2020

My Morning Routine: Skincare Edition

My search for the perfect skincare products continues, so this time I am introducing the current "residents" of my bathroom's shelf. Four bottles, three different brands, and the list of pros and (some) cons. Let's start!

18 Jan 2020

New Habits and other plans for 2020

Couple of weeks ago I was celebrating my birthday and as a gift, I asked my husband to take me to Kaunas, because I wanted to visit the M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art. And while I was standing in front of one of his most famous works, "Rex", I started thinking about the pretty grim future that awaits us (perfect illustration would be this sculpture called "Extinction" by Algimantas Kensminas), if we continue to ignore climate change and do nothing. With parts of Australia burning, Venice being flooded and then left almost dry, and the past decade being declared as warmest on record, it's hard to pretend that everything is ok. Heck, even here in Lithuania is pretty obvious that something's not right - we are having an incredibly warm January, with temperatures rising to 8,6 C, and snow is necessary to restore the depleted water sources that are still recovering from record-breaking droughts last year and the year before... So with all this in mind, I started to think how can I change my habits in order to produce less waste, especially plastic, how can I live a comfortable life but also be calm that my actions are not affecting the nature? And that's how my personal 2020 challenge was born. 

6 Jan 2020

10 Years. A Review

2020s are here and I think the best way to start it is by doing a short review of this past decade of my life. If these ten years would be made into a movie, it would be a coming of age story where the heroine would struggle to prove to everybody (but mostly herself), that she is worth something. I think it would get an average rating on IMDb and somebody would write that the movie is fun to watch because most of the situations are relatable. Jokes aside, let's do a quick run through the pages of my life during these past ten years.