A two week road trip with a baby

We are back from our marathon holiday. We literally spent the last 2 weeks on the road, in total we stayed at 4 hotels plus our parents houses. It was hectic, but it was much better then I expected. Luca was incredibly nice and he adjusted to all the changes we threw at him. First it was the road trip from Zurich to Romania, in total a 16 h drive. We split it in half and slept one night in Vienna which is exactly in the middle. The trick was to leave early enough in the morning so that Luca would sleep in the car. Since he still eats once a night we left after his night feed. On the road we would stop to feed him and spend around an hour playing with him. Then he would sleep for an hour and then it was time to play in the car. Having new toys helped and when that was not enough I did take him in my arms just for him to stretch. Overall Luca was a happy traveller and seemed to enjoy the ride. It was a good lesson for me to not worry that much and a very good reminder that babies don’t need much to be happy. As long as their primary needs are satisfied (eat, sleep and play) they are great.

We were crazy tired, but it was all worth it since Luca got to meet all his family and our dear friends. I was a bit worried of how he would react to meeting and spending time with so many people at once. But he enjoyed the attention and I have to say that taking this trip when he was 4 months old was the best thing ever. It is the age when they start to be very aware of what goes around them but they still have some of the newborn characteristics, like napping for long hours in the car.

During our journey we also did his christening. It was a very nice celebration that gathered all our close family and friends. I can’t wait to share the photos.

But for now I only have the photos from my phone from the last 2 weeks. You will notice a lot of selfies and pictures from our hotel rooms.

 

Happy to be back home and to enjoy spring in our area.

xoxo, Andreea

 

 

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Easter weekend

We are home for the Easter weekend and even though we are moments away from the sea and the beach, the weather is stubborn and keeping us inside. Weirdly enough I don’t mind it, I have some cool books to keep me company and I just woke up from a nap. I also found a few things online that kept my mind busy. Take a look.

A girl starts a 100 days push-ups challenge. So inspiring.

An interview about mariage.

Check this cheesecake recipe. I know what I am having for desert next.

My friend makes a delicious strawberry lemonade. Perfect for summer.

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

I have a skirt obsession, Alice and Olivia maxi color block skirt.

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Isn’t this house a dream? I love how the old and the new pieces blend in so perfectly.

One cute necklace found on Etsy.

Blue druzy pendant necklace

Blue druzy pendant necklace

 

Have a relaxing weekend, lovelies!

XO, Andreea!

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Romanian holiday

We are ending our one week Romanian tour as we are heading back to Zurich today. I love being back home, since it is our time with the family and friends. It is always good to be back to the places where you grew up and that you know so well. It is also a good reminder of the things that matter the most in this world, like the love of your family. We are incredible lucky to have that and to have the roots that we have. With every trip home I seem to discover more about myself and the support and love that we need so much. Not having our family close makes us cherish them more and it makes the time spent together more intense and full of meaning.

We discovered a new beach this past week. Actually it is someone we know that has created this special corner at the Black Sea shore. OHA beach has the best decor and it is so chill and relaxing and no crowds. If you find yourself in the area you should definitely stop by. We loved it.

Next on our stops was my parent’s house. It was so welcoming and as always, I fell in love with the garden. My Mum loves this house and gardening is one of her favourite activities. She does an amazing job every year and she manages to have the best flowers and green outdoor space.

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Rhea Costa dresses

I am not an expert in fashion, let alone in design. I can barely call myself a design consumer. If you show me different pieces of clothing most likely I won’t be able to tell you the name of the designer without looking at the label. But I really like a nice dress and I can say that, when it comes to Romanian designers we have huge talent in this field. One of them is Rhea Costa, a Romanian brand that I discovered this year and fell instantly in love with. Why am I telling you this? Because this week, Rhea Costa launched a new collection of evening dresses, La vie en rose SS 2013. Take a look at my favorite ones. I can’t wait to have one of these beauties in my closet.

Photos from here by photographer Radu Chindris 

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Les Petites Choses

While in Bucharest for the weekend my friend took me to a home decoration store called Bell’Agio Casa where I was pleased to see some really nice pieces of furniture and home accessories. I managed to take a few pictures of some things that I liked.

I think I might be obsessed with bookstores and lately I discovered that I love taking pictures of the books on shelves. It might just be that I want this in my home, but in any case love how they look.

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Girly weekend

Last weekend I was in Bucharest for some wedding business. The big day is getting closer and closer and our there are still a lot of things that need to be done. I am happy that I found my wedding dress. It is a gorgeous Maria Lucia Hohan creation and I can’t wait to wear it on the big day. But besides all the errands I had to do, I also enjoyed the company of some close friends and family. My mother in law is one of them and I am just lucky to have her in my life. So most of the weekend was spent doing girly activities, like getting fresh pedicures and manicures or getting a new haircut, shopping, eating in nice restaurants, seeing a play or simply chatting like girls do. It was a nice but short weekend. I wish I just had more time to spend with friends.

Alexandra, my good friend

And our fresh painted toes 🙂 

Drinks in the city with friends 

And handmade stuff that caught my eye in a store in Bucharest

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Memories from Romania

After my 2 weeks tour through Romania and not only, I’m happy to be back. I don’t come empty handed. We had lots of fun, we got to spend quality time with our dear ones and we came back with some sweet memories. I picked up a few images from this time home, the ones that match this blog. There are mostly from my parents home. Even if I grew up in the city and not in this home (they moved there only 5 years ago) I still feel like it’s part of me because the land belonged to my great grandparents and I saw how this house, the yard and everything around it was built.  That place has a beauty that inspires me, maybe because it still manages to keep its authenticity. I hope you like it.

Getting in touch with the Black Sea in Constanta, my hubby’s hometown

The grapes I grew up with and that will become a great wine for the Christmas meal
Apples from my parents garden
Plum jam made by Mum, it’s delicious!

Little corner in my parents yard where we drank our coffee every day

Decorating idea – they were put outside on the window sill of my parents wooden cottage
The wooden cottage that was built before my parents decided to do the house. Me and my brother we spent some crazy summers here in our wild years.

The newest kitten that my parents got, it’s a she and I tried to get her to answer to the name of  Zara…
The house

Balcony with lots of flowers

 Small corner in my parents yard

Haystacks in my family’s village

All the pics were taken by Traian.

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