Dubrovnik – King’s Landing

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Dubrovnik is called the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and in my opinion, there are very few places in Europe that can match this place when it comes to beauty and it should be on top of everyone’s travel list.

Know as King’s Landing from HBO’s Game of Thrones now got even more hype because it will be featured in new Star Wars VIII movie.

After visiting Dubrovnik this summer and experiencing all the beauty I’ll share some of my favourite things to see and do.

 

Have Breakfast at Dubravka 1836

We discovered this place on our first day and we loved it. Dubravka is a restaurant and a cafe that serves everything from breakfast to dinner but we liked breakfast so much that we kept coming back. It’s located near Pile Gate and you get stunning views of the fortresses Lovrijenac, Bokar and Minčeta. You can choose from few different types of breakfast and every single one is massive, delicious and great value for money. We were also lucky to get the table close to the edge

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Walk The Walls

Probably the first thing every tourist does in Dubrovnik is walking the giant Walls of Dubrovnik. 1,940 metres long and 25 meters high, with 3 forts- Minceta Tower, Fort Bokar and St John fortress, Walls will keep you occupied for at least one hour.

There are 3 gates where you can enter- Pile, Ploce and Buza and for entrance, you’ll pay approximately £13 per person.

My advice is to avoid to climb the Walls between 11 and 5 because  heat and tourists can turn this amazing experience into torture. Bring water and camera and take advantage of many photo opportunities along the way.

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Dress: New Look(sold out), Bag: Accessorize

Explore the Old Town

Old Town Dubrovnik at night is as beautiful as it is during the day. From  white cobblestone streets to the maze of stairs filled alleyways that make up Old Town, there are endless routes to explore.

Stradun or Placa is the main street of Dubrovnik. The pedestrian street runs some 300 metres through the Old Town. Many shops, restaurants and cafes are located there but because it’s main tourist promenade prices are much higher than in the rest of the town.

It can get overcrowded so the best time to go it’s early morning.

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Visit Lokrum

Lokrum is a small, inhabited island just a short 15 min boat ride. This island can provide you with few hours of fun in the sun or hiking to the highest point(96m) Fort Royal Castle. The climb is steep but once when you get there the view of Dubrovnik and coastline is spectacular.

Lokrum is also home to an old monastery, botanical gardens and a small lake called Mrtvo More or the (Dead Sea). And Game of Thrones fans will be amazed because there is a real Iron Throne in which you can sit and take the picture.

Be aware, island is inhabited by gangs of cute peacocks and rabbits that seem to be around every corner on this island!

Cost: Round boat trip is around £10

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Have a Drink at Buza Bar

In the old Dubrovnik dialect, buža means ‘hole’ and indeed,to get to the unique cafe bar you need to go through the hole in the wall. Buza is one of the most beautiful bars in Dubrovnik located on the cliffs  where you are able to enjoy magnificent views of open Adriatic sea, island Lokrum and beautiful sunsets  while drinking cocktails.

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Catch Some Rays on the Beach

Dubrovnik’s main public beach is Banje Beach, located near Ploce gate, offers great view of the Old Town. Although many people rent lounge chairs and umbrellas, there’s no problem with just flinging a towel on the beach. There is a beach and lounge bar and restaurant which also turns into a night club in the evening.

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Problem is this beach get overcrowded so you might want to find alternative.

Little bit further away is St Jacob Beach. This beautiful sandy-pebble beach is located in the elite part of Dubrovnik, in the cove below cliffs and the namesake church St. Jacob. The beach offers a spectacular view of the old town, city walls and on the island Lokrum.

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 Ride The Cable Car

The best view of Dubrovnik is certainly from the top of the Srd Hill. In a short ride, the cable car takes you from downtown Dubrovnik 778 m up where the amazing view will simply take your breath away.

While you are there, after you done your Instagram pictures, you can have a meal or a drink at the cafe and restaurant Panorama, visit Museum Dubrovnik in Homeland War or go on an adventurous ride with the Buggy Safari tour.

My recommendation is to get there just before the sunset for the most epic experience.

Price of return trip is around £13.

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Have a Dinner at Taj Mahal

No,it’s not Indian restaurant as you might think. It’s bosnian! If you want sea food it’s very easy to find good sea food reastaurant but this bosnian place is something different. You have to be aware that queuqeing might take hours so it’s recommended that you book in advance.

Bosnian cuisine is mainly influenced by Turkish, Middle East and Meditteranean cuisine, consisted from both, meat and vegetables.

Try local specialties like cevapcici(grilled minced meat), burek, sarma, potato pie or ajvar.

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Summer Red

 

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  Photographs: Jasmina Haskovic

Sometimes it’s just worth it to travel around  London just to get that perfect dress and that was the case with this one. In four days it basically disappeared from all Topshop stores including online. Luckily,one was waiting just me.

As you may notice this dress looks similar to Revolve red dress with small stars, seen on many bloggers this summer, which is probably why this cheaper model from Topshop gained so much popularity . I simply fell in love with this dress! Maybe the reason is that is so easy to wear, no need for much accessories or maybe because wrap gave me so much desired waist.

I’ve used the opportunity of few days of summer in London to make most of it.

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On this Sunday I met my friend for brunch. We chose Refinery Southwark, a retro-chic cafe and cocktail bar just the short walk from Tate Moder. Once inside you will see the funky decor with industrial lighting, the bar on the one side and restaurant like area on the other side. From the big list of cocktails and food, I chose classics mojito, chicken and kale caesar and for dessert Raspberry Panna Cotta which all was delicious and worth coming back

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Vogue 100: A Century of Style

Untitled-11One hundred years long fashion story written by respectable journalist and captured by lenses of renowned photographers is now displayed at National Portrait Gallery in London.

British Vogue was launched in 1916 in response to the First World War which prevented the delivery of the original magazine from America to Europe. From the very beginning, the magazine has achieved huge success in the past hundred years has established itself as one of the most influential fashion publications in the world.

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The exhibition includes more than two hundred and eighty photographs drawn from the rich archives and some private collections.

British Vogue editor, Alexandra Shulman made a statement regarding the exhibition:

‘I am incredibly proud of this collection of exceptional photography and of the whole concept of the exhibition, which shows the breadth and depth of the work commissioned by the magazine as well as Vogue’s involvement in the creation of that work

…The National Portrait Gallery is a wonderful place for this show, which mixes portraiture and contemporaneous artistic style in the same way as much of the Gallery’s own collection. Anybody interested in photography, fashion, fame and magazines will find this an unmissable experience.’

The exhibition is set backwards  so that visitors do return to the past, first introduced to  the best works of modern masters such as David Bailey, Mario Testino and Tim Walker up to the legendary photographer Cecil Beaton last Millenium, Lee Miller and Horst P. Horst.

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Christy Turlington – Patrick Demarchelie, December 1987
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Claudia Schiffer in Paris by Herb Ritts, 1989
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Cecil Beaton’s ‘The Second Age of Beauty’

Sunday Reading List

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Kate Hudson Models Jimmy Choo’s gorgeous fall collection

Alexa Chung launched her own shopping app and it’s great

3 Yes,it’s really finished.Or if you are in England it didn’t come this year so it’s fine.Here are some advice on How to Cope With the End of The Summer

The Bloggers You Need To Follow During Fashion Month

Givenchy debut at New York fashion week

6 Photographers from around the world share intimate scenes of their home city

Barbie account mocks the picture perfect lifestyle snaps of Instagram

8 If you don’t know what to have for breakfast check London’s Most Instagrammable Breakfasts

Sunday Reading List

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1.There is no big surprise but nominations are in.See the complete list of  Emmy nominees for 2015.

2.At home with True Detective’s Michelle Monaghan

3.  Flowers frozen in ice-cubes is such a fabulous idea for a summer party

4.Amazing photographs of dancers by former dancer Kyle Froman

5.Interview with the star of the new British tv drama series Humans –Gemma Chan

6. Thing I really want to know is how to make beachy summer waves  

7.Inside the work wardrobe of Beyonce’s personal assistant 

8. Lily-Rose Depp’s Inevitable Chanel Campaign Has Arrived  

Sunday Reading List

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1.An Australian TV show about fashion bloggers , featuring Sara Donaldson from  Harper and Harley,which is available to watch on youtube

2. The most inspiring life lessons from Humans of New York

3. The prettiest picnic I’ve ever seen.

4.  Incredible photographs of windows around the world

5.  For hot days in London iced green tea

6. All the best fashion highlights from this year’s Glastonbury festival

7. Vogue presented short movie At home with Poppy Delevingne in partnership with Cartier

8. 5 ways how to decorate with books

12 Reason Why London is The Most Photogenic City

London is probably one of the most photogenic city. With leaves in autumn and blossom in spring along Regents Canal,Kew Gardens and Battersea Park. And in the summer…well everything is pretty in summer. And in winter,ok there is nothing much in winter except maybe monuments ,like those lions on Trafalgar Square.

It’s not really hard to find great background for your photographs.

Here ,I give you, my twelve  favorite spots to grab a shot in London.

Remember,always have your camera with you 🙂

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1.St Paul’s Cathedral – Iconic. It’s in the middle of everything (OK, and there’s the Harry Potter bridge leading up to it with  the best views in town)

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2. Leadenhall Market – South of Liverpool Street. You feel tiny every time you walk through. It’s established 600 years ago and it looks stunning

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3. Greenwich – Tulip staircase at Queen’s House it’s the most amazing staircase I’ve ever seen.

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4. Bywater St– Notting Hill? No,Chelsea. I love Notting hill but it can be crowded with       tourists .   On the other side Chelsea is really quiet ,mainly locals are going there and is as much as pretty as Notting Hillenhanced-buzz-wide-680-1435759642-7

5. London Pubs–  Half the city’s pubs are downright photogenic. This one at Kensington is the most beautiful I’ve found

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6. Shoreditch- Street Art

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7.Soho– It’s tiny,crowded and colourful,But each of its storefronts feels like it has a story to tell .

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8. Neal’s Yard-This place is very well hidden in the middle of Covent Garden but if you find it you will enjoy it just by sitting there.

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9.Horse Guards Parade 

10. Elder Street– This is probably the most photographed car in London. Mostly because it’s permanently park there,close to Spitalfields Market

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11.Covent Garden– Its beautiful from every angle and in almost every weather (they decorate it stunningly for Christmas)

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12. Mews Houses– These tiny little houses  are hidden all over London and I think half of the city’s population wants to live in one.This ones are in Belgravia

Instagram Obsession: Tuula Vintage

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Australian fashion and travel blogger Jessica Stein combines two things she loves in the most beautiful way. While on her blog she mainly shows her outfits which you can buy directly from shop section on her site,on Instagram it’s all about amazing views of exotic places.

It’s dthe most dreamy Instagram account I follow.

Tuula Vintage shows some incredible locations which will inspire anyone to start an adventure.

Follow @tuulavintage

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