About me

Hi! I am Asta! I am a philologist and a philocalist to the heart's core. Here I share things that I consider being aesthetic and fantastic!
In my opinion, summer memories are best relived during rainy days of autumn. Currently the rain is pouring outside so I decided to share some sunny pictures from this year's vacation to brighten up the mood. Jurbarkas region that me and my husband have visited this July is famous for its two castles. So let me take you along to this journey down the memory lane!

Two Castles in One Day

In my opinion, summer memories are best relived during rainy days of autumn. Currently the rain is pouring outside so I decided to share som...

The Enchanting Gelgaudiškis Manor

My personal quest of visiting as many manors in Lithuania as I can continued this summer during my vacation in the regions of Jurbarkas and ...

Madame En Vacances: Visiting Smalininkai & Viešvilė (Pt. 4)

When the beginning of our vacation was drawing closer and I was planning what to see when we get to the lovely regions of Jurbarkas and Šaki...

Madame En Vacances: Come and Thrift With Me (Pt. 3)

Second hand shops, flea markets, trunk sales... As a lover of old things I just must go to places where I might find some unexpected gems an...

Madame En Vacances: Discovering Jurbarkas (Pt. 2)

Jurbarkas town and its region was  terra incognita  for me for a long time so this year's vacation was dedicated to correct this mistake...

Madame En Vacances: Destination Panemunė Road (Pt. 1)

When you live in such a small country as Lithuania, sometimes it might seem that you've seen it all and done it all. However in most cas...

Easy-Breezy

It's finally summer! As the heat caught us off guard (it's been a very VERY rainy and cool May, and suddenly - it's plus 24 C an...

Visiting Vyžulioniai (Vyžulėnai) Manor Estate

Lithuania is full of manors that I am eager to explore. Some of them are in ruins, others are coming back to life with intensive care and at...

What I've Been Up to Lately

... and just in the blink of an eye, the month of March was over!.. As we're currently nearing the midpoint of April, I think it would o...

DIY: 1890s Corset

I  would  never have thought that I am going to make a corset. However, as I find myself diving deeper into the depths of the historical cos...

DIY: 1890s Fan Skirt Made Entirely From... Bed Sheets

My sewing adventures continue and this time I present you my latest project that I've been working on during the second half of this Jan...

Skincare Routine. Current Favorites

January is drawing to an end and I thought that it is about time I share my current skincare routine and talk about my current favorites as ...

Fragrance Discoveries | Gentlewoman by Juliette Has a Gun

I have to admit that Gentlewoman , a fragrance by Juliette Has a Gun was a total shot in the dark. I was intrigued by the title, especially...

Witcherbounding: Ursine Armour

Although CD Projekt Red, a Polish game developing and publishing company lately has been attracting most of the media attention due to an un...