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What is the color of happiness?

Hi guys! How are you today? I hope you’re doing well and you are ready for the new post! February is here but, somehow I can’t get used to the fact that holidays are over… I’m very sad! This month is very special to me, because as you know, it’s time for India. I’m sometimes like some little child and every trip is real enjoy and adventure. I think that something common, almost every person is happy when it comes to talk about travelling.

 

 

Today, I have prepared for you very interesting post. I will write you about happiness and colors. Ok, when you think about colors and happiness, there is not some direct connections between those stuff, but think again. Try to look from another aspect. For example, you love some special color and you are sometimes very excited when you wear some fashion piece in the color which you really love the most. Have you maybe thought about: “What is the color of happiness?”.

I am a huge fan of lighter colors, especially pastel shades of colors. It’s not a simple love, that love has been passed from generation to generation. My grandfather was always wearing a beige suits, my dad is different. He likes a little darker colors, like navy and black. It’s all genetics, I guess always choose lighter shades of colors just to make some balance. I’m dark, my hair, my eyes are dark brown and lighter colors look much better on me. I look younger and fresh.

We can observe that the fashion from this point that we like to see isn’t changed too much. You have a couple of trends and it’s just “spinning” around and it’s just a question of time when you will be again in trend, younger generations now love to say: “To be chic and cool!”.

I know the fact that it’s not good for me to wear the upper pieces of clothes in some dark colors, like t-shirts, sweaters and sometimes my jackets are in a slightly brighter tone. (at least I try to match every time!)

Navy, gray, black, sometimes some darker shades of brown are best for people who have lighter hair. (it turns out that blond guys/blondies are suitable for almost all colors, since they have bright color of hair, they are super cool!). Because of all this, I decided to do a little experiment with beige color, which went so well. I bought a beige faux Zara shearling similar to prove the theory. At the end, I got conclusion that it is true that it is better to wear a lighter colors near to “face” and get a different visual effect. You will absolutely get some newer, cooler look and you will not lose the elegance.

 

 

Zara is a brand that always has to offer something for everyones taste. Whether you are a fan of the real street fashion or the great classics icon pieces, Zara has in its offer pieces that will make everybody’s wardrobe much cooler and you will be the real trendsetter for less money. Almost every winter and summer stay in my memory because of Zara’s super final sales, especially when you can buy some pieces at a discount of 80% to 90% off! Really amazing, isn’t it?! Such reductions mean a lot to people who are huge fashion lovers but they don’t have the enough budget to cover all expenses of the newest fashion trends. I understand those people, very well!

 

 

How did I succeed to combine three capital colors such as beige, navy and bordeaux? Very simple! The navy and the bordeaux are the colors that match very well, and the beige is so great because it “breaks” the dark monotony and combination gets some new better look. Burgundy turtle-neck sweater is something that everyone should have in their wardrobe. 🙂

Navy color is a capital color, the best replacement for the black. You will be elegant and I’m sure you will find your place and be in the centre of the spotlight! Believe me!

 

We have come to the end of this post, as you know in life when is something interesting, time flies so fast. I sincerely hope you enjoyed my today’s post and my outfit. I’m so happy and it’s time to tell you that preparations for trip are on and I must hurry up because I’m going to India for less than 48 hours. I must go now! Follow my adventure on social media and expect new posts from India soon!

If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or proposal for collaboration visit the CONTACT page. See you!

Best,

Mr.M

 

OUTFIT

Faux leather shearling: Zara

Turtle-Neck Sweater: Zara

Trousers: Zara

Sneakers: Versace

Camera: Alpha 7r via Sony Deutschland

 

 

The post is sponsored by Inditex Group.

 

 

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It’s time for new adventures!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my new post. I hope you doing good! Holidays have passed and it’s time to return to our daily duties. Some people find it very difficult to accept new challenges at work… I guess in the end it’s all life! Show must go on!

Have you made a list of plans and wishes for 2018? My list is almost done, well it’s not so bad either. 🙂

 

 

If somebody of you remembered that I mentioned in the previous post and I also posted on the social networks, that I will anticipate in some new projects and some new exciting adventures… It’s time to talk more about it! Prior to the end of last year, I was invited to participate in the project of the Ministry of Tourism of India in co-operation with the Government of India. It’s a special trip with luxury trains, where 60 bloggers from all over the world will have the opportunity to explore India.

The motto of the project is “8 days, 60 bloggers, a million stories!”. I must admit that I am very excited and that I can not describe my happiness that I will have a unique opportunity to visit the country like India. As I promised you and I led you to my “adventure of life.” India is a magical country and I can’t wait to see one of the world wonders, such as Taj Mahal. Now is almost less than two weeks of the beginning of this incredible adventure. First, I counted the days, now I started to count the hours! 🙂

If anyone was in India and you have some recommendations what to visit in New Delhi, let me know! Thank you in advance! 🙂

 

 

At the very beginning I wanted to tell you some news, so that we could continue with our post. 😉

Today’s post was made on special day so I decided to take a little walk around town with my dear ladies (for now they are my mom and sister! :)). The sister showed the initiative that she want to make some photos for my blog! Believe me it has to be used well because these moments are very exciting and very very short lasting so that it was just for me to dress fast and go outside for shooting!

 

 

I don’t know if you were surprised by this unusually warm time we had at the beginning of the year in Europe, but it was a pleasant surprise to me. That’s why I decided to wear my favourite coat in this post. Of course I also have a red sweater to continue to spread the joy after those holidays! 🙂

 

 

The streets were full of kids, which made me very happy! Nothing can put the smile on your face as it can make a child’s smile! Maybe this is because the kids are feeling the real enjoy of these holidays from the heart? I do not know, I’m not smart, but these are some of my thoughts!

While we were making photos for this post, one lady came who was following my blog and asked me how I could be smiling at the pictures all the time.

Here “who would say miracles are happen”! Everything is possible! After a little chat with lady, one sweet little girt pulled my sweater. I think she liked the stars on my sweater that she tried to remove some of them, but something did not go like she wanted! (luckly for me!)

As much as I ask her how old she is, she tried to talk with me, but on the other hand she was busy with removing my poor stars from the sweater. That’s a brave little girl! She will be a real danger when she grows up. I wish the luck for all guys who will meet her one day! 🙂

 

 

After I have finished with little girl, it was time for me to occupy the stairs on the Kalemegdan fortress. I was a real attraction to the few Chinese ladies who took some photos of me! 😀 I can tell you that this year has started very interesting! 🙂

Jeans are definitely my favourite and most fashionable piece in my closet for this season, believe me. When I think I have to go to somewhere where I will do some activities more than usual, jumping around or something… I can only imagine to do that with the jeans! Now I get few pairs of jeans, which are perfect for my trip to India… My mom still doesn’t believe, that I’m going to India. Almost every day ask me am I planning to take her on the trip she will go with me, even if she’s in my luggage! 😀 Mothers…

 

 

I sincerely hope you enjoyed my today’s post. As you already know, for all questions, comments, suggestions or business proposals fro collaboration you can contact me via social media or just visit the CONTACT page on the blog. 🙂

We’ll see you in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

 

Best,

Mr.M

 

 

OUTFIT

Coat: Burberry

Sweater: Givenchy

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Sneakers: Burberry

Camera: Alpha 7r via Sony Deutschland

 

 

 

 

 

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Smile is the best gift you can give for Christmas…

Hi guys! Welcome to my first post in this 2018 year! I hope that you are good and you had amazing time for the New Year’s Eve. Now I’m preparing for the greatest holiday – Christmas. There are Orthodox Churches in the Europe and in the world that recognize the holiday dates according to the Julian calendar, for example the Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian Orthodox Churches. Christmas is still on December 25 a holiday everyone rejoices, and most of all children. It’s a real family holiday, no one is alone. I’m sure that many of you have seen those famous American commercials where older people (father or mother, grandmother or most common widows) are waiting near the phone to be called by their children, and from the great expectations were nothing else left…

At the end of each Christmas ad you see the smiling faces of their grandchildren, their partners who are looking forward to seeing their loved ones. Such advertisements always put you to the point of thinking and you ask yourself these type of questions:

 

Has closeness disappeared? Has humanity “gone out” of the latest trends? Does love have a price?Are we afraid that we will be alone in our “gold” age?

 

 

When you are too young there is no too much space for thinking about that. Those questions are too serious to worry about. You don’t think about life and you just hope you always will be close to your parents. Suddenly everything in life is changing… You become a adult person, who must care about “new” family and your children and you just go away to find a better life for your family.

Christmas is a holiday that reminds us of some real values: love and respect. This should never be forgotten. Perhaps our financial standard has fallen significantly because of financial crisis and we may have become more nervous and impatient persons…

Holidays are the only time when we forget everything from our everyday life and we can take a break and everything will be just fine! We didn’t lose our way as people, that’s the most important thing. We have so many days in a year to be sad, just take you chance to spend at least this holiday time in peace and happiness.

 

 

Yesterday I went to take a package at the bus station and I watched a lot of people who came to Serbia to spend Christmas (and maybe Serbia’s New Year, we celebrate that in the night between 13/14 of January) with their loved ones. The tears of the joy, happy faces of mothers and fathers who are waiting for their children and grandchildren and most importantly: The Candies! The children react immediately! I was attracted to attention by a girl who has about 4 or 5 years maybe. She was waiting for her aunt from Germany! Naturally, the aunt came and brought a big package which was full of candies… Yesterday I was so envy on that girl, why I don’t have that aunt from Germany to bring me the package full of sweets, although I’m 25 and I’m still a kid! 😀

My mom says, “It’s all good while your children are little and they are only looking for interesting little things like candies, you know all about that and you understand them very well. When they grow up and start asking for bigger things like expensive shoes or bags, then everything is much harder to understand…”. Just to know I am still a child who enjoys in chocolate! For “bigger” things in life I work hard to get them…

 

 

It is very important, during these holidays to think about the value of mutual understanding, respect and most important thing in life: LOVE. There are many family rituals (customs) for Christmas, but that’s all in the spirit of our faith. I had wrote a text on how my family celebrate this great holiday every year, but I finally realised that it wasn’t necessary to write about it. The most important thing is to celebrate this important holiday with happiness and a warm home full of love and understanding. It’s enough for everyone, I guess!

 

 

As I said at the beginning of this post, this is my first post in 2018 and I hope you will like it. The pictures are a little different, the editing of the images are different now and they get some new artistic touch. Thank you very much for all the nice comments and kind support that you have provided me in the past year and I sincerely hope that it will be even better for us in this 2018 year with new interesting pictures and fashion stories.

 

 

Once again, I want to remind you that Christmas is the time of forgiveness and connection with people … If you have any disagreements or you have lost contact with a loved ones, call them, or better you can surprise them with a nice visit. You will see you soon in some new fashion stories and interesting travel adventures.

So far, you have learned that everything is possible in my “interesting” blogger life! I think that February will be a very interesting month on my blog, and I will not talk about it yet, but I promise you will find out in time! 🙂

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my today’s post and you will listen to my advices. I would like to hear how much you liked my today’s outfit in the post? Many of you asked me about this jacket last year when I took some photos for Instagram in Berlin… It was already the end of winter, but you know that it’s always cold in Berlin and this jacket is perfect for that weather! If there were not my friends from Glamood by Spence and with the little help of Corneliani, this “beauty” wouldn’t been here in today’s post! This jacket may have been from some past season, but we all know that style is timeless and some good fashion items will be IN (trend) forever! I want to say thank you to my friends from Glamood for understanding and letting me to make this post “delay” for almost a year! 🙂

 

Best,

Marko

 

OUTFIT

Jacket: Corneliani

Trouesers: Pedro del Hierro

Sweater: Massimo Dutti

Sneakers: Saint Laurent

Camera: Alpha 7r via Sony Deutschland

 

 

This post is sponsored by: Glamood by Spence, Grupo Cortefiel and Inditex.
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It’s time for a New Year!

Hi guys! I hope you are doing well and that you are ready for my last post in this year. Today we have more reasons to celebrate. Fine, Friday is a day of happiness, because there is no person who simply doesn’t feel some sort of happiness for the weekend time. This weekend is very special – we are going to celebrate the New Year’s Eve. I think it’s time to finally think about all your impressions and to say, “Bye, 2017! it’s time to go on!”.

 

 

In the last couple of years I’ve been practicing a some unusual thing, but I’m seeing it now as a custom! I’m working that at the end of each year. We will agree on one thing, which is that each of us has some nice wishes that we want to accomplish and those less beautiful things that we want to forget. I have one iinteresting trick!

Good wishes: Write 10 wishes that you want to achieve in the next year on 10 separate papers. When you finish writing your wishes, fold each paper in half and split it into three parts. Why in three parts? You all know that the number three is a symbol of luck and that’s why this is done in order to “increase” the chance that your wishes will be fulfilled. At the end, you should throw those papers in the fire, because belief suggests that it’s easier for the “ghosts” to carry those wishes and it will be faster to fulfill all of them. Note: Please don’t burn the house! 😀

Things we want to forget: It’s the same procedure as for good wishes. Write 10 things you want to forget from this year. You fold each paper in half and tear three times. It is only necessary that those parts of all the papers are placed in a plastic bag (the simple bag that you get in supermarket) that you tie a bag three times and thrown into the garbage can.

This is my ritual for the years, and I must admit it helped me a lot. I’d like to let me know what the results are for you … (if someone wants to contact me in 2018: D).

 

 

The New Year is here to remind us that one particular period in our life has passed. People don’t even notice from all those everyday problems and all stupid things how days, months just pass, but December 31st is an excellent reminder. Whether you are doing: traveling somewhere or waiting this eve at home with your family and friends, one thing is common to all: Joy. I hope that joy will fill our hearts this December 31st.

The big holiday we all welcome is Christmas. I’ll repeat what I wrote a couple of days ago on my Facebook page. I want you to spend the holidays filled with love, understanding and feeling of closeness. Share joy and help those in need. It is very important that during these holidays we remember of all the invaluable value such as: mutual understanding and respect.

I sincerely hope that you have learned something new this year and that with a little more experience you will enter in new 2018 year.

 

 

As I wrote at the beginning of this post, this is my last post this year. I learned a lot this year and I have to thank all of you for that. Thank you! Thank you for all the nice comments and kind words and support. Many people contacted me after posting almost every post this year and they said to me that they learned something new. I’ve learned a lot from you all guys and thank you for everything!

I sincerely hope that in 2018 we will bring to all of us a lot of good things. You can expect some of the new type of posts on my blog next year and maybe new editors in my team whose stories you will also read with love. There will be the stories about Belgrade, Serbia, the region… You will learn something new about people from Balkan and which places and countries you can visit. We will travel, we will meet the world, and you will be with us too! I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

To those who travel somewhere for these holidays, I want a have a safe trip and of course have a good time. Those who stay home don’t be sad, you never know why it’s good. You can always find a way to have some fun, just need to find the right way. It’s all up to you!

 

 

Once again, I want to wish you: Happy New Year! I wish you all the best from bottom of my heart. You can expect the new post for a couple days. If you have some of your wishes that you would like to share with me and to share with the world please write in the comment. I can’t wait to read them!

 

Best,

Marko

 

OUTFIT

Jacket: Burberry

Sweat-Shirt: Kenzo

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Sneakers: Versace

Camera: Alpha 7r via Sony Deutschland

 

 

 

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Hello Winter!

Hi, guys! I hope that you are good and ready for my new post. Time flies so fast, that’s nothing weird, but when we see on the calendar that the end of December is coming… We all know what that means! It’s time for holiday and New Year’s Eve magic. Have you summarized all your impressions for this year? Did you make your list of best thing which happened to you this year? If you accidentally didn’t do that, don’t be desperate, neither I (I’m waiting for December 30). Get ready to make a nice wish on December 31st. If you also haven’t done the home decoration, don’t even worry about it. I understand you very well! 😀

 

 

I am pleased with my achievements this year. A man shouldn’t have any expectations, but you should work and you could hope that it will be better next year. I have made sure of it! In the new year I want you only the best! That basic package “health, happiness, love” is must, but it is very important that man is accomplished in business and also in life.

Some people think that blogging is a funny and meaningless thing, that bloggers simply waste their time … Writing for your soul is nice, the blog is one type of open diary where a person shares mind and some important things in life. I am very grateful that I have the opportunity to take my chance as a blogger. Blog is a very interesting, there are so many topics, about you can write, so many ways and how to run a blog… Everyone eventually finds themselves, just like in life. Blog is a bit different because you create your workplace, working hours and everything depends on you. When Blog is successful, you just can’t let it to work “alone”. You must always be present and actively edit the content. Do you like the job you are currently doing? Do you feel just tired after work?

 

 

Love, hope and dedication are the main things in life, but literally every job and even in love … No, that’s it? You should always love what you do, and to hope that it will be better and better. Dedication? Oh yes… That is only the test for the bravest persons. Sometimes when you do not have time to sleep, there is no rest, there is no time for some other interesting things … Whether you are learning or doing, I believe that you are very familiar with this concept.

 

 

My recommendation for today: good cup of tea, and the sweet cookies with crumbs of chocolate. It’s a must for me to enjoy these days! Happiness is in the small things. Was this an outfit post? Absolutely no! What I talked about today? This was a story of gratitude! I wanted to share my experience with you. Anything to do in life requires work, faith, hope and dedication (when needed!).

I sincerely hope that you liked my today’s post. I would love to hear from you in the comments what you learned from this year and why you are grateful. Can’t wait to read them!

 

Best,

Marko

OUTFIT

Jacket: Burberry

Turtle-neck Sweater: Pal Zileri

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Watch: Hugo Boss

Shoes: Burberry

Camera: Alpha 7r via Sony Deutschland

 

 

 

 

 

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Ljubljana: Small city with a Big Heart

Hi guys! Welcome to my new post. Travel is the best thing in a life that a person can buy. Everyone loves traveling, whether you are young and adventurous or older. Traveling is there to give us pleasure, rest and the nice memories for a life. For each trip, you need a good and reliable partner, so I would like to say big thank to the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) for this wonderful experience. This adventure has really filled up my old albums with some new photos and now my mom has put new photos into that famous album “Little Marko From the Cradle to…” for now we have reached 25 memorable years, but we have many to catch up! 🙂

 

 

Why was Ljubljana on my travel list this year? As a Fashion Blogger, Fashion Week is very important event for every fashion blogger, because it’s a place where you can meet some new colleagues and who knows you might also make some business contact for some collaboration in future.

So this year I was invited to attend on the Fashion Week in Ljubljana (LJFW) and I have to admit that this was a unique experience for me. Ljubljana is really an unusual city, who once came to Ljubljana, comes back very soon, because Ljubljana simply so charming city with it’s special magic. Anyone who want to feel the real adventure, must visit this wonderful city.

 

 

I’m sure you all know the fact that Ljubljana is the main capital and the largest city in Slovenia. Ljubljana is at first sight a small, nice city which has a population of about 300,000, but it’s enough for me to be happy. It’s great for me to be near to all those beautiful sights and you don’t need to use a lot of transport. Vey useful for health and you don’t need to pay expensive training sessions in the gym. You can do Cardio workout every day! Vey Practically, right?

 

 

Architecture in Ljubljana is unusual, there are many different styles. I promised you in my previous posts that I will tell you the story of a man who was always out of standards. Some people loved him, they simply admired his work, others just didn’t like him – Jože Plečnik. From the little boy people thought there was no bright future for his work due to school failure. His father felt that and he thought it was better for Jože to have a safe “job” in his hands and hire him in his workshop. Jože was a creative soul, he made a real little wonders of the tree, and after seeing the Wagner’s (Otto Wagner) draft of the Berlin cathedral, young Plečnik was absolutely fascinated by architecture and he succeeded and he started his studies in Graz.

With his work and unusual ideas, he thrilled his idol Otto Wagner and mr.Wagner took him to his architect office. After that, all is pure history and Jože Plečnik became an urban legend. He led a very simple life. Recycling and using more economical materials were the only ways of his work. He was extremely practical and economical man and perfectionist. Why some people didn’t like him? The answer on that question is simple, because of his sometimes strange nature and some of the actions he has done to prove to himself, and to others that he can do everything…

 

 

Ljubljana is known as the City of Dragon or the City of Jože Plečnik. The dragons have multiple meanings in their culture, some considered them to be symbols of courage and power, while others had a slightly different opinion. There are three legends which explain how the dragons have become symbols of Ljubljana. I will tell you a “verified” famous first legend! 🙂

The legend says that one day Greek hero Jason wanted to take the golden fleece and the skin of the golden ram, which was guarded by the dragon. After the battle with the dragon, where the king’s daughter, Medea, who fell in love with Jason, helped him with a magic. Of course he won the dragon and got a golden fleece.

As you always know, when you in love with someone you make some crazy things so Medea (princess) decided to run away with Jason after the battle. Her father (the king) was very upset and angry because of that and he sent the army to chase them. During the escape, the ship accidentally went to the mouth of the Danube, instead of towards the south to the Aegean Sea! There were no returns for young refugees, so they continued to the Danube, Sava and Ljubljanica rivers. They built a settlement at the source of the Ljubljanica river in order to prepare ship for transport to the Adriatic. The settlement was named Emona.

Near Emona, there was a lake and swamp, where one day Jason had a battle with a dragon, he fought with the dragon and of course he won. The city, which was formed in the Emona area, Jason chose the dragon as a symbol. Today, this city is called Ljubljana and has a dragon in its flag.

 

 

There are many more legends, but this is simply a favorite among the people! Ljubljana is maybe a small town, but it has a really big heart. I have to admit that I saw more street musicians in Ljubljana than in a major European cities like Paris.

Ljubljana is a city that will impress every tourist! Whether you are interested in history, architecture, food, or shopping, you can find everything in one place. Before I went to Ljubljana, many people told me that everything was much more expensive there than anywhere else in Europe, but I am from those people who simply believe in personal experience.

Slovenia has a higher standard of living than Serbia (my country) and countries in the region, but prices are not so high. Food for example is maybe little more expensive few euros, but that is absolutely ok. Clothing is even cheaper than in Serbia. I personally checked out a few things that were also selling in Belgrade and I found them in Slovenia and they are quite cheaper. That is my experience from this trip…

 

 

During my stay in Ljubljana, the rain didn’t stop, but this didn’t affect on the beauty of the city itself, as well as the photos look good at the end. The city is so beautiful so you will make beautiful pictures never mind are your professional photographer, you will enjoy. The Slovenians are very pleasant and they immediately realised that I was a blogger when I was trying to find some cool pose on the bridge. People waited for me to finish my job for a moment, but I noticed that after and we had to make small breaks, because I don’t have right to use someone’s kindness on that way.

It was quite interesting experience! 🙂

 

 

This picture was made on the famous Tromostovje Bridge (Triple Bridge). The name itself tells you a bridge made up of 3 bridges: a large central bridge and two small auxiliary bridges. Plečnik was so impressed by Italy, especially Venice, so he decided to make a small replica of the famous Rialto Bridge and I must admit that he did it with a little help from the optical corpse. The main central bridge is flat, the other two are staircase and the man from whichever direction he comes comes with the feeling that the bridge completely looks like the famous Rialto Bridge in Venice.

 

The capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana, lies on the river called Ljubljanica.

 

Ljubljana is a wonderful city and you will not be able to explore whole city just for one visit. You will come back to continue your adventure.

If you are in love you must visit the Mesarski Most! (The Butchers’ Bridge). It’s not as scary as it sounds, just as the name just says there were once the butchers were selling their products. Today is the Love bridge! You can here in Ljubljana, like many in many cities in Europe to try to “lock up your love”. Try it, you can’t lose anything!

 

 

Ljubljana is a great city for photography enthusiasts, wherever you go, the inspiration just wakes up in you and just enough to take out the camera or mobile phone and capture that little piece of the heaven and take it home with you. I’m doing that on every journey…

 

 

Shopping in Ljubljana

Ljubljana is also an excellent destination for shopping. Since I’m a fashion blogger, I have to say something about shopping in Ljubljana. As in any other city in Europe, you can find in Ljubljana more affordable brands such as Zara, H&M and others. As far as luxury brands are concerned, most of them don’t have their flagship stores in Ljubljana, but you can found almost all of them in the Galeria Emporium department store and in certain multi-brand stores which are located in the city center and in some big shopping malls.

If you want to refresh your closet with interesting pieces by Slovenian designers, my warm recommendation is to visit the ZOOFA multi-brand concept fashion store.

ZOOFA is a project of 12 young designers from Slovenia who have decided to help the domestic fashion industry.

 

 

 

As we walked along Ljubljana many times, it was time to see the tourist attraction which you almost see almost on every photo from Ljubljana. Ljubljana Castle and the famous white clock tower!

The Ljubljana Castle

A medieval castle, a symbol of Slovenian capital, an interesting tourist attraction. An idyllic promenade just a few minutes away from the heart of the city, the cultural center of Ljubljana.

 

 

If you come to Ljubljana, the castle is a place you must place on your travel bucket list. You need to take a few hours, and if you are a nature lover you can hike around the castle because the castle is in nature on a hill. Due to bad weather conditions we were not able to enjoy natural relaxation.

In the castle you can visit Viewing Tower and Piper’s Tower, Museum of Slovenian History and Museum of Puppetry.

 

Museum of Puppetry

 

 

 

 

 

The Museum of Puppetry is a unique museum in Slovenia and also in Balkan area. There are various kinds of puppets and the most interesting fact is that the museum is interactive! You can start the particular puppet show by yourself. Would you like to try to make your own puppet show? You can try a bridge that is 5 meters above the stage. You can feel how looks like to be a puppet master for a moment!

If your answer is YES, I want to try it then the Museum of Puppetry is the right place for you!

 

 

Accommodation

Ljubljana is a city that can respond to requests and those of the most travel hedonists. Numerous restaurants, bars, specialty food and goods shops… To explore the city and enjoy all those great delights, you need a good place to stay. I had the opportunity to stay at the Park Hotel, which is located in the center of the city and I have only a warm recommendation. The staff has made effort to make me feel at home.

Hotel Park is specific, it’s based on respect of ecological rules. The hotel on the roof itself has hives and they make their own honey… The food is exclusively from local farmers. At the hotel, on every wall has printed sentences that encourage man to save energy and natural resources. That is very interesting. I think you will be satisfied with the service! 🙂

 

 

 

Guys, as you know, time always flies so quickly when you are having fun. My adventure in Slovenia ended in November, and is now officially ended on my blog. Little #ifeelsLOVEnia adventure was a unique experience in my life, but I will miss my photos #ViewUnderMyUmbrella…

Life writes new adventures so I hope we will soon have the opportunity to explore another country … It’s almost New Year but I will not reveal location where I’m going to meet Santa this year! 😉

 

 

I sincerely hope you enjoyed in my little Slovenian adventure and would like to hear your opinion. For any questions, suggestions or proposals for collaboration please visit the CONTACT page and fill out a short form or send me an email.

 

Best,

Mr.M

 

This post is sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board.
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Happiness in Black and White World

Hi guys! Welcome to my new post. I hope you are well and you are ready for my new post. December is one of those months of the year when you are thinking about what did happen to you. It was a very difficult year for someone and you hope that the next year will be better, while somebody this year was very successful and your plans are much better and you can expect the next year to be even more successful … It’s like black and white … Is there between maybe grey? No?! What about those people who are not hoping at all? Are they maybe a “new” grey? Think about it!

I sincerely hope that this year have brought to you many wonderful moments to remember and that you will have them even more in 2018. Many of you have sent me many times one simple question: “Marko, when you are going to post some outfit post with black and white pictures?!”.

December is time when some wishes come true, so it’s time to make your wish come true, but I must admit that I also enjoyed in making of these photos because it was one big challenge for me.

 

 

It’s the truth what people say: “A man learns everything while he is alive!” It’s the same with pictures! Man constantly learns something new when editing photos. Each picture has it’s own story. I used my last chance this year before the snow and I decided to make some photos for my post.

It was pretty fun, and I also had a interesting company…

 

 

These swans absolutely fell in love with my camera, so they were constantly in the frame… Some animals seemed to be a superstars. Since now I have a Midge in the video, ducks in Slovenia, swans on the river and once I think I had also a cat. I think I will soon change the name of the blog so Mr.M and friends will be perfect. If nothing else at all I have a company for the shootings! 🙂

 

 

I’m sure you know (You really can notice in my posts) how much I love trench coats and coats. That’s why I decided that my first “black-and-white” post would be with my favorite fashion item from my closet. It’s all about taste and style. Everyone is unique in some way, but I think that they are rare people who don’t like them. They are the true icon in classic men’s fashion. I’m sure that you remember of the black and white movies and almost every good-looking man was worn some trench coat or coat. They were also the symbols for the detectives, but the real guys were wearing their raincoats in the final scene on the rain… Is that fact just cool to me or you also feel that way?

 

 

These trousers are pure symbol of classic style, they maybe have a famous Italian touch… So classic and elegant in Italian “slim fit” way. Do you notice anything unusual in this “classic” black an white story?

Somebody will notice, someone doesn’t see at all – The Shoes! The shoes give this combination a new, fresh urban look. That’s the “Urban Classics” style I’m constantly telling you about on my blog.

 

 

The story about shoes may be little unusual, strange, but you will learn something…

They were bought during my first visit to Berlin, almost 10 years ago… Then I didn’t even think that Berlin would be my second home. I still haven’t forgot that day! It was a summer time – August. It really was is a nice and sunny day. Little Marko walked around the city and suddenly it started to rain, just to make it clear now after I learn that everything is possible in Berlin. Mom and I just run into the first store we came across and waited there while it was raining outside. Then you learn a very important lesson in life! You just have to try on 20 pairs of shoes just in case that you don’t have to go outside and get wet! I remember there in that store was some amazing final sales and, of course, my mother, like every other woman on the planet, decided to buy at least one pair of shoes.

I looked around at the store and I didn’t find anything interesting to me, until one German lady came to return one of the men’s shoes, she was furious and something was really really wrong. She pulled shoes out of the box and she were just showing around to store manager and store assistants what is not ok on those shoes. I looked like a crazy person who just fell in love because I really liked those shoes. The women returned the shies, of course and I came as fast as I could, just to see my shoes, because it rarely happens to me that I liked something at first sight so much. The manager said that the shoes were damaged inside, that somewhere inside of one shoe the sewing inside one of the shoes was slightly wrong…

I listened all those bad things, but I didn’t care about. I also didn’t care about the size, because they was one and the half size smaller than my actual size. The Germans saw that they had found the right “fool” customer for their product, and for small sum of money I bought Dior shoes that I still wear today as well.

 

 

My mother convinced me that it certainly wasn’t good at all (as any other mother on this Earth), but the price has won in this case. Afterwards, we realised that the German lady tried to damage the shoes so she failed and she painted the part inside of shoes and in the light it seemed as the sewing would turn out. Now, I can only tell her: “Thank you, so so so much!”.

 

 

How the time just flies… 10 years since my first visit to Berlin, and also we came to the end of my today’s post. Somebody says I’m a good writer, somebody says I’m not… Who knows… For a couple of days  you will have the opportunity to see the new post about Ljubljana – the city of Jože Plečnik.

I sincerely hope that you liked my today’s post. I’d like to hear your impressions, how do you like black and white images, and maybe I’ll include them once a month on a blog. Let’s just me know is that ok and what you think about my idea. For any suggestions or proposals for collaboration, please visit my CONTACT ME page.

 

Best,

Mr.M

 

OUTFIT

Trench coat: Burberry

Trousers: Zara

Gloves: Burberry

Sunglasses: Salvatore Ferragamo

Shoes: Christian Dior

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r via Sony Deutschland

 

 

 

 

This post is sponsored by Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A.
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Kamnik: The Breathtaking Beauty

Hi guys! Welcome to my new post. Man and nature have always been inseparable, only when people sometimes make bad things by their behavior and actions. Nature is good and forgiving everything, but we need to know that it can’t take a long time, and it is necessary to help nature.

Travel is a wonderful thing. A man sees new cultures, sees something new. With the help of the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) I’ve got the chance to meet Slovenia and at least to enjoy in it for a moment.

Welcome to Kamnik!

 

 

After visiting Celje, with great excitement mom and I continued our adventure. Beautiful landscapes, mountains, forests look like a fairy tale. During my journey, I was thinking about my childhood when my father and I were researching forests in Serbia and when I first got on the skis. These are memories that always reminds me to winter magic and whenever I see mountains and forests, I would like to have a cup of warm tea. I know, I’m a dreamer…

I was barely waiting to get to Kamnik and to feel the fresh air. Kamnik is the name of the city, but at the same time also the name of surrounding area in central Slovenia. This is a place that can fulfill all your expectations. Whether you are a hiker, skier, or you want to feel the magic of the city and you want to know more about the cultural treasury, Kamnik is right place for you.

 

 

My first destination: source of Kamniška Bistrica river. Looks like a fairy tale… I had the feeling that I’m on the set of the famous “Harry Potter” movie. Being in the Alps and enjoying such a beauty, for one Saturday afternoon, is more than enough. Mission accomplished!

 

 

We must continue our journey, there is not much time for talking. We all know for the pictures how much is important the daylight. I went to see the gorges Veliki Predaselj and Mali Predaselj present the narrowest part of the riverbed of the Kamniška Bistrica. The gorge Veliki Predaselj is 30m deep at it’s deepest part, a beautiful scenery! Maybe it’s a little cold there, but when you see something like that in your life, the other part of you who is ready for the adventure will simply order you to move on!

 

 

This is one of the moments in a lifetime that is not so easy to forget. Of course the picture above you see is zoomed, because I wanted to show you that wonderful color of water. I’m speechless!

In the Kamniška Bistrica valley you can also visit the Hunting lodge of King Alexander I Karadjordjevic. I was not able to visit it this time because of the lack of time, but the house is so pretty and built by famous architect Jože Plečnik. I will tell you more about him in the next post, the man was brilliant, he was absolutely genious.

Now a little treat for all lovers of mountain tourism. I’m sure you know those sweet mountain huts. On the Velika Planina there are huts and people can enjoy their beauty.  Some people who are simply not able to hike because of  health condition or for some other reasons, such as parents with small children? Now there is also a special resort (SLOVENIA ECO RESORT). Slovenia Eco Resort is a place where you can feel the spirit of the Velika Planina and you can also enjoy a variety of dishes and outdoor activities.

 

 

I feel in love with Eco-village. It’s interesting that tourist season is open all year long because they have extremely developed outdoor activities such as hiking. These ducks were so friendly and sympathetic, and some of them were following me all the time, even when they noticed that I had nothing to give them to eat, they didn’t leave me. Maybe they liked my camera, so they wanted to be my models. 🙂

The eco-village has several huts that are very comfortable, the food is amazing, and I could notice it on the happy faces of the children. Children always know what’s the best. When you want to relax, you can use the sauna. If you would like to know more about this Eco Village, just visit this LINK.

 

 

It was time for little Marko to learn something new. Maybe I came a little late, but the town’s beauty didn’t disappear in the night. Street lamps, the architecture of the city itself, has made me to fall in love this small charming town at first sight. Small places hide huge secrets. So I heard many stories, one of them is a Legend about Countess Veronika.

 

 

As I always I will try to explain you the myth in the shortest way. Veronika was a lonely, evil Countess who lived in her castle in Kamnik. The legend says that she was so evil that she refused the request of three brothers who wanted to become priests and to set up the new church. The legend also says that she would turn herself into a serpent by her curse instead of giving money for that purpose. The curse was filled, Veronica turned into a snake, and the country swallowed her. The End…

 

 

Myth about Veronica is still a story that intrigues many people. Veronica has become much more than the legend, it has become the symbol of the Kamnik. Not only that, but also the children’s festival and the famous autumn festival in Kamnik carries her name. Interesting!

 

 

This view is just wonderful, isn’t it? Kamnik is an ideal city for people who want to discover something new. As I said, a small treasure chest of culture.

Did you know that there is the first edition of the Bible in the church library in Kamnik? Really impressive! It is only very important to know that you have to announce your arrival couple of hours in advance or one day in advance. You can do it with the help of the Tourist Information Center or with the help of a local guide in Kamnik.

 

 

I’m really interested to know one thing. Have you seen something unusual on the photo above? Please write down in comments if you see something strange. 🙂

I wanted to show you a detail, but at the end, a pretty picture of the city came out. 🙂

 

 

The old part of the town is beautiful, you just have the feeling that someone has briefly “teleported” you in the golden age of this town. Just amazing feeling!

 

 

We were little tired, but very happy because we had a chance to visit this wonderful town. With wonderful memories and with last atoms of strength we continued our trip. So guys, we came to the end of the second post in this special adventure in Slovenia. Next week I will take you to Ljubljana – the city of Jože Plečnik. I sincerely hope you liked this post and would like to hear your opinion. If you haven’t read my previous post about my trip in Celje, you can do it now! LINK

 

Best,

Mr.M

 

This post is sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board (STO).

 

 

 

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Fashion Week: Ljubljana Day 2

Hi guys! Friday is the day we are all looking forward to, irrespective of whether it is a student who counts minutes by the end of the sixth class, a student who is waiting for that famous break or an employee who nervously knocks under the desk and waits for the end of work time … That is the magic of that famous Friday, there are plans for a weekend that changes in 90% of cases, but it’s important that something happens in a life…

So, two weeks ago, just that Friday night, I was preparing for Ljubljana. Travel is great when it takes a man to relax and at least escape from his problems at least for a moment. So, the Slovenian Tourist Board (STO) helped me to forget my own problems and they gave me a unique opportunity to meet Slovenia in an unusual way.

 

 

It’s time to show you my second outfit which I was wearing on Fashion Week in Ljubljana (LJFW). I am a person who has always been honest, so I will again say what no one would admit in real life. This outfit is awesome over the day, sportive elegance, even when you add the fact that this jacket is so warm then you could ignore all other irrelevant things. “Urban Classics” is a style that I will always be faithful, it’s a matter of personality.

Fashion Week is an event where everyone is trying to be the real fashionista – fashion icon, just to show up on the pages of some famous fashion portals. If you missed my previous outfit post from LJFW, here is the LINK. 🙂

 

 

Many of you asked me where I bought this jacket. Everyone liked these unusually large pockets, decorative stitches and of course, fur on hood. My biggest fear when I wear darker things, especially shirts and turtle neck sweater. This jacket is from Burberry’s new collection, but it was only available on the US market, perhaps you could also find in some department store like KaDeWe in Berlin or Rinascente in Milan.

For someone this jacket is maybe too classic. Dark navy jacket could not beat shiny, sparkle things and shiny latex pants, but it was very warm to me and I didn’t get sick (this is most important thing to me in the winter season!). Yes, I know the real grandpa, but that’s how I like it. The backpack was not planned, but since I was on the trip, let’s say it has greatly combined with this outfit. 😀

The jeans are of course also there, they are best for traveling. I brought 3 pairs of them, then you can imagine my obsession.

 

 

Maybe the weather this time wasn’t perfect, but believe me, Ljubljana is a city that simply gives you reasons for a smile and to be in a good mood. I realized after the end of the shooting that people were moving or going around using by another bridge. 😀 Looks like Slovenians have a lot of understanding for us bloggers! What else to say than thank you guys you are the best!

 

 

I almost forgot… You had the opportunity to see these shoes in the first post of this new Fall season (LINK), and I really have to praise them, because I regularly have problems with the shoes when I go on the trip. You know those classic short horror stories on the trip: “My legs are swollen!”.  I know that feeling, it’s so painful and harsh.

 

 

Ok, now it’s time to say bye till the next post, because we came to the end of today’s post. I hope you liked my today’s post and you could see that I explored Ljubljana with style. Once again I would take the opportunity to thank the Slovenian Tourist Board for support in this project and of course my mom who is responsible for these beautiful photos. Soon, expect my new post where I will take you a little to the mountains and remind you that sometimes it’s necessary to return to nature.

 

Best,

Mr.M

 

OUTFIT

Jacket: Burberry

Sweatshirt: Zara

Backpack: Louis Vuitton

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Shoes: Christian Dior

Camera: Sony Alpha  7r via Sony Deutschland

 

This post is sponsored by Slovenian Tourist Board and Grupo Cortefiel.

 

 

 

 

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Celje: The History of Love

Hi! How are you today? I honestly hope that you are good and that you are ready for the new post. Those who follow me on social media have noticed that through my posts there is a hashtag: #ifeelsLOVEnia. Yes, you don’t need to guess anymore! Today on my blog starts a small series of posts from Slovenia that I would not be able to do without the help of the Slovenia Tourist Board (STO).

So let’s start!

Slovenia … Older generations remember this country much better from time of SFRY, especially our mom’s and dad’s when they went to Trieste, and then they had to come to Slovenia. On this road there is a famous city: Celje. What is your association for Celje? Do you maybe a little help?

Zlatarna Celje! That was my first association to Celje. Celje is an hour’s drive from Ljubljana and if you go to Slovenia you just have to visit this wonderful city.

Now I can proudly say: Welcome to Celje!

 

 

The town has a population of about 40,000, but it’s enough for me to be happy! At first sight, I fell in love with this city, just because of charm. As I walked slowly to TIC (Tourist Information Center), the city knocked me down. Street musicians, children who are cheering on the streets, the elderly ladies who are rushing to the market with their cute bags (I will explain why it is so important to go on the market on Saturday!) In larger cities you don’t have that sense of simplicity of life. I immediately took out my camera and started with “work” because every moment should be used in life and also on the journey like this!

It was interesting for the people to see me with the camera, so I had the status of the most loved person in the whole city on that sunny Saturday. Following the map and instructions from the mail, I come to the TIC and I met the smiling faces of my guides and the adventure has officially started!

 

 

Please, don’t be surprised if the weather changes on the pictures, the sun and the fog have played a bit with me. The history of Celje is very turbulent since the time of the old Celts, the Romans to the famous line of Habsburgs. While the “Celeia” was under the influence of the Romans, the city experienced a renaissance. The city was intended for people who entered the golden age, so that they could peacefully live their retirement days and give their contribution to Celje. Houses, it’s a mild word, those were villas! To understand how much they were out of their time, I will tell you that they had a special wall and floor heating and sewage system that today the city of Celje is using. I think it’s clear to you how many Romans were out of their time. The city has experienced its flourishing, trade has gone better than ever and Celje has become the main economic and trade center. Who would say?

After the Romans, the Huns come to Celje, the famous Migration Period… Celje loses its glow, the city was ruined, and until the early Middle Ages Celje was in a dark age. There is reason for this. The time passes to the Counts of Celje, the period when Celje returned its shine.

When you mention the Counts of Celje, the face of almost every inhabitant is the slight, proud smile. They played a very important role in the history of Celje, they were the most influential late medieval noble dynasty on the territory of present-day Slovenia.

 

 

The city is fascinating and hides very interesting secrets. I have an interesting little bit to tell a passionate love story, but I’ll talk about it a little later. 😉

The picture you see above is the exit to the “Celje Beach”. Celje has its own beach. You did not know? There, you can always learn something new. This passage is new, they’ve made it a couple of days before my visit and you can spot the remains of the Roman Wall (in the right part of the photo, the old stone wall).

 

 

There is a one fact that impressed me very much. In the Middle Ages, people who were poor and who didn’t have the money to build their own home, they had a chance to make the place inside of the Roman wall and thus got a place they could call home. Very nice and human gesture! Today these houses are worth much more. 😉

The view from the “beach” is absolutely amazing! Landscape like from a movie! And at the top is the famous Celje Castle, which unfortunately I didn’t have time to visit this time, but we agreed that during the next visit to Celje I will visit the castle because it requires almost half a day (if you are a fan of good stories and architecture). When I opened this picture on my computer, I just said WOW! that’s it!

 

 

The city allocates a lot of funds for maintenance, as well as for the reconstruction of the city itself and also a lot of help are donations from the European special funds.      The City also invest in art and help artists and they finance their projects.

As a sign of gratitude, the artist gives his best works to the mayor, and he gives this as a special gift to foreign officials. Really beautiful, Celje really deserves it. I really think that the Counts of Celje is smiling now from the sky and proudly watch their city. You can still feel that shine of old times, along with a good coffee and an interesting story about the history of this beautiful place, time flies! You will always try to find some more time to explore the city…

 

 

Since you were so good and you read some historical facts, you deserved to hear a love story. It’s not a classic love story, but it’s a story about love.

I’m sure you heard about Alfred Nobel? This is the one whose name is adorned with those great prizes for various disciplines, it is best known for peace. Yes, it’s the Nobel Prize! There are Nobel Prizes for economics, physics, medicine, chemistry, literature and as I have just mentioned for peace. What does he have to do with the town of Celje now? Love…

Sophie Hess was an ordinary girl from Celje who was sent to Vienna to become a young lady because of her free behavior. A girl with an unusual way of life at her age. She liked the adventures …

A young girl and a significantly older man, clear evidence that in the 19th century there were such love. There was a lot of it and it will always be… Sometimes love is really strange thing. Their love was unusual, but they couldn’t do it without each other. Alfred has a home in Paris, Sofia has also a flat in Paris… The same street but a few meters away… So it was in every town where Mr. Nobel had his properties. At that time they expressed their love by the letters. Her life was filled with fun. It was his longest love affair, and the last in his life.

 

 

Celje is a city that just asks you for just one thing – to explore. As we stayed longer on the Celje’s beach and talked about the Nobel story, little Marko was late for the museums. 🙁

I promised myself that I would come back to this town and explore all secrets which this charming town hide. And for the end I have one more interesting thing to share with you guys, but it’s for 18+! 😀 I’ll just say: The erotic fair in Celje. The only fair of this kind in Slovenia.

 

 

 

Guys, we have come to the end of my first post from this small series of posts about my adventures in Slovenia! In the next post I will take you to the mountains and I will show you an interesting town!

My suggestion of Celje’s tour plan and find out why Celeia is “the Place Under Place”.

Of course, for more information and suggestions about the tour in Celje, contact the Tourist Information Center – TIC, located at Glavni Trg 17 (Main Square 17). My warm recommendation is to visit Stari Pisker (Old Piskern). They have so large portions, you will not eat for the next 3 days, I know because I was there!

My suggestions:

Visit Slovenia.info

  1. Old Castle Celje
  2. Celje Regional Museum
  3. Saint Daniel Church
  4. Museum of recent History

 

I sincerely hope that you enjoyed this post today! See you next week!

Best,

Mr.M

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