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new beginnings

September 10, 2013

I guess it’s a part of all creative souls to be fully present and then burn out. When a dream has faded and became unbearable.  And the only solution is to pack and run.

So there has been a lot of packing and running and unpacking again. A lot of touching moments and sweetest “till i see you again”s.  Followed by a lot of silence, taking a moment just to be.  Without any plans or expectations from self.  May be for the first time, a road without a final destination, without a goal. Scary and refreshing. Learning patience and simplicity.

And now, it’s all coming back. With blood pumping through the veins in the new way. There are big changes in the making. They are still too young to tell but soon to reveal.

All I can say for now is that I’m becoming a new persona. 

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bolshoi

June 10, 2012

Ask and you shall receive and sometimes received BIG, in my case “Bolshoi” BIG. Just when I brought up being spontaneous, I managed to get 2 tickets to one of 5 sold-out performances of Swan Lake by Bolshoi Theater in LA … the night before the show. The newly-born spontaneity guru in me is having blast, the planner in me is terrified of me almost missing the one performance I was dying to see for a long time due to lack of organization and proper scheduling.

Needless to say, the performance was magnificent: immaculate techniques and out-of-worldly grace and elegance of the dancers; lavish costumes and, of course, the Music so powerful and consuming. Everything came together for a one in a life time experience.  Juxtaposition of love and  fate, beauty and passion, light and dark totally transfers you to a surreal world of imagination.

I give this one to the planner girl, I wish I had time to savor the anticipation a little bit more. May be one day (when I grow up:), I’ll actually get to experience this ultimate perfection of art on the home field, t.e. The Bolshoi Theater. After the remodel, it looks simply stunning. Quite an experience of its own.

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love is in the air

February 13, 2012

Even though I’m a strong believer in  expressing love in every little thing on the daily basis, some extra affection has never hurt anybody. So I hope you pause this busy Tuesday and get a chance to give and receive some :)

This post I want to dedicate to YOU… you know who you are (if not, look one more time at the image below:). Thanks for always looking at the bright side and cheering me up when I run low on the Endorphins. I HEART you!

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the dream vacay: part 1

November 2, 2011

I promised to share, once I get back to normal pace..so I finally went through trillion of snaps and put together a little collage of the first stop of our dreamy vacation this last September.

We’ve spent an incredible 5 days in the most beautiful city in the world and it felt more like a teaser for the future come-backs. You really can’t have enough of that place no matter how long you stay there.

Now I have to say something in my defense. You say: “Beret, stripe top and Eiffel Tower. Could you be any more innovative?”.  And I say: “Please, let the girl get it out of the system right away!”.  I’ve DONE all of the clichés and I’m PROUD of it!

Even if Paris wouldn’t have had a single site to see, the food and long walks would still lit the lights!

Macarooooons! Need I say more?!

Style vs. Comfort?! It was never a question for me. If you have to suffer in order to wear THOSE shoes, then this will be it! Practicing what I preach, I was teh only one climbing the stairs of the Eiffel Tower in hills.  But at the end of the day after walking the streets, the gilded halls, then streets again and some more gilded halls even I gave up. So, YES we did wrinkle the perfectly groomed Versailles lawns.

PS. Honey, thank you for letting me borrow you stylishly comfy sneakers! Love ya!

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i’m back…at least my body is

October 15, 2011

3 weeks ha? Do you ever get a feeling like you’ve been away for the whole lifetime but somehow have been brainwashed so you don’t remember a thing of the past few weeks. Well…this is how I feel, only the half-unpacked suitcases and a luggage-smashed box of macaroons bring some vague memories of another life. Another life where everything was drenched in sun and sugar, where the mornings were lazy and streets smelled of fresh bread, where reality was finally better than the dreams and I’ve never before felt so alive.

And all I want to do now is curl up in bed so none of these escapes me, so I can hold on to this for as long as possible.

I promise to share some of it soon, just need to finish unpacking first.

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i’m there…

September 13, 2011

in my dreams so far, but soon to be reality. Can’t wait!

ready for a party….yay!

July 9, 2011

If you find nothing to do tomorrow afternoon, crush my party at Dockweiler Beach for a cup of pinkberry and long conversations by the fire. Yes, I’m officially turning “quarter century +1”, you do the math.

happy summer…finally

July 6, 2011

How an Angeleno knows that the summer is here?… by checking one’s calendar and not finding a single weekend open for the next few months. Between B-day parties (and one of my own), pool parties, BBQs and roadtrips, it’s almost impossible to find a minute to actually realize that we are almost midway through summer.

We opened up the summer season with a few roadtrips to Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Areas. With the temperatures much milder than LA and over 200 wineries, the region has become a favorite of ours and I see us coming back there quite soon again for the dose of that certain something  that makes Californian cows so happy.

I forgot to mention miles and miles of stunning beach lines. There’s also a certain opulence to enjoy, where too much of a good thing is even better. …and a sweeping wind in the hair that takes all the worries away. One said it’s the happiest place on earth and it’s definitely one of mine now.

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walking in charleston, sc

May 7, 2011

It’s been a while since I’ve made a “walking in…” post. Well, the only places I’ve been walking in recently were grocery stores and same old sightseeing places in LA with gazillion guest visitors last month. But last weekend we were so lucky to go for a wedding trip to Charleston, South Carolina.

To say that I was excited is to say nothing. I LOVE historic architecture and we don’t have it much here in LA. Charleston was founded in mid-17th century with tons of treasures to explore. Needless to say I was completely enchanted with charming little street, white porches and intimate gardens of residences, and southern food with its buttery sauces.

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and I’m back!

March 17, 2011

I missed you guys! But I really feel like I’ve accomplished something…well, almost. Only one more final to go and I’ll pocket my second Masters. Don’t cha think I’ve deserved a little treat, like these TINY donuts may be…or something else with sprinkles on top?

I’ve heard that sugar helps to restore all the nerve sells destroyed but the sleepless night! Or have I just made it up…

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