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Is Beauty the most Important Thing in Life?

Hello, my dear ones, welcome to my first post in 2019. This is my first post this year and I have to admit that I am a little nervous and excited because I have everything on my mind right now and I hope to be able to “speak out” my thoughts and write all of them correctly. First I would take the opportunity to express my sincere apologies to you that I am writing a post today, but I did not arrive because of certain duties earlier and I was not inspired because of the cold (yes, I was sick again!).

I want to congratulate you New Year and Christmas, I wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart. Christmas reminds us every year about the most important values of life: love and respect. I hope that we will all find the peace for which we are constantly searching! I hope you have spent these holidays with your family and friends, some may even have been fortunate to travel somewhere. The most important thing is that we all finally end up with a smile on the face and a filled heart with joy to enjoy in these holidays and we are ready to move on.

I did not plan at all to write a blog post today, but because of an unusual question that I received tonight on Facebook, I decided to write a post with this “interesting” topic. That question was not exactly the reason that led me to write this post, better to say that it was more a “trigger”. During these holidays, I spent a lot of time with my dear people, because of the illness of the photographer, my team was not able to realize the collaboration with one Tourism Board for the New Year’s holidays, because of all of this I decided not to go alone, and the rest of my team agreed with my decision that it is the best that we all spend holidays together in Serbia.

My friends always give me inspiration for my posts on the blog, all the texts so far were in some way directly or indirectly about some of our everyday topics, so we have touched on the theme of physical appearance for these holidays, or has everything become so superficial today? We all know how important it is to leave a good first impression, maybe we will not impress anyone at a first sight, but there is always some chance that someone will remember us for some of our unique personality…

This holiday season my best friend was my hero, why? Her boyfriend left her after 3 years of relationships with words: “Sorry, you’re just not my type!” What connected or better to say “tied” them in those three years? Obviously, it’s just an instinct to spend with a person for three years and to be left in such a way while she was stepping into the new year with thinking that after New Year’s Eve she would choose a wedding dress, she got her “dump” card on December 27th… It’s all life, but have we really become so superficial?

Did love decide to escape from the city or all those wonderful romantic movies on Hallmark channel is just a perfect lie? Of course, American love comedies and soap operas are just there to help us feel a better for hour or two afterward we return to our lives. At least, each of us is aware that perfection exists, but if you decide to spend some time, you should make a little effort to find something interesting in a person who thinks about you on the other side … You all know very well the fact about  that modern saying: “Karma is b..”, everything is at the end coming back.

That was a short story about some of disasters in love relationships, but let’s tell you something about a bit different relationships – Business. If you want to succeed in the business world, whatever you want to do in your life, you need to possess 3 the most important things: self-confidence, persistence and commitment. If you do not own it, you are ruined! It sounds a bit rough, but that is the ugly truth! This is the truth that your life teaches you, but if you change your habits on the time and change yourself, the results will be beyond any average.

As much as anyone thinks that bloggers do nothing and that everything including money and products fall from the sky especially at the moments when we, blogger want, that everything is waiting for us on the plate, and it is only for us to find the ideal white wall to take pictures of our fashion outfits… FALSE! Blogger’s work is very complex, some people who met me have changed their opinion about our profession because they saw with which problems we are facing daily. Each of us can be a blogger, you can run your blog and write about a topic or many different topics that really interact with you.

Bloggers need to know more things, besides having some talent for writing, they need to know how to edit photos, they must always improve themselves, have to learn new marketing tools, persistent to be good absolutely in everything. I started my blog by taking pictures with the help of my friends with a mobile phone, I told you about it in some post, to be honest right now I can not exactly remember in which, it does not matter now. It’s important that you know where you are going and that you do not lose your self for a pair nice shoes or some coat, this is where self-confidence, perseverance and dedication arouses to help you to get know yourself much better.

I have always been fortunate to be surrounded by people who are trying to help me in my vision to make Mr.M a something more than just a blog; it is simply an oasis of peace where everyone can relax and those few minutes that leave for themselves just to clear their minds with a cup of Coffee, if you encounter my blog, enjoy some nice and interesting topics like fashion and travel.

I mentioned FASHION and TRAVEL. These are two completely different things, but they can connect nicely. Fashion has always been a “cruel” industry. There always were high standards that were difficult to fulfill… Beauty has always been the most important thing and everything else is being suppressed. The average people have never been in fashion, but the times have changed NOW. We all see the top models look perfect on the runways and during the shootings of some fashion editorials. When you see them in live, finally you realize that they are not nothing special, that it is all makeup and a good Photoshop…

Yesterday I got an interesting question on Facebook and I shared with my friends in my own way:

Guys, I’ve just got an interesting question … 

Person: “How can you be a blogger when you’re not beautiful?”

After 30 minutes I ate all the sweets in the house, I called 15 friends to cry and to find some good answer, I also called a plastic surgeon with the desire to change my personal appearance, but I realized that I need at least 30,000 dollars that I will not earn for my 10 lives… So, my diplomatic and calm answer was:

“Beauty is in the eye of an observer, good night and pleasant dreams!”

Many people thought this message was ridiculous because I wanted to entertain people on the way I usually do, but on the other hand, I really do not care about it, because I just wanted to entertain people and to share something interesting with them. Also, there are blogger who are sensitive to such messages, so they lose self-confidence and do not know how to continue with their work. I will only tell you one thing, as an average man with average intelligence, keep in mind that you need to look at yourself and go only through life, because beauty is transient. Beauty is a feature that has value only to cold and superficial people.

It’s great when a woman or a man is good as a person and beauty is just as an additional plus to all those other qualities. According to some of my modest opinions, people who are looking at the exterior only are cold and empty and try to make up some totally unnecessary standards.

Will beauty save the world and humanity? Believe me, we are all human, but rarely is a person. Strive to be a good person and provide everyone a chance and realize that there is nothing to insult or humiliate a person. Everybody is beautiful in his own way, each of us has something special and we need to appreciate what we really have.

At the end, I would like to tell you a short story about the outfit that you had the opportunity to see today on the photos. You saw this lovely shearling leather jacket last winter on the blog, I just decided to get it out of my closet and walk this season again. This amazing turtleneck sweater I’ve got from my friends from the fashion house Turo from Finland.

I received my boots last year from my friends from Burberry, just not to think that bloggers only bring things for a couple of times, then we throw it in the garbage like it hasn’t ever existed… I do not throw anything at all, I have things I’m keeping and I am happy to carry them even today, although all those years, this boots are something special for me, they are evidence that I did something good in my blogging life to get them.

My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end of this fashion – lifestyle tips post. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will star some new adventure!

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the Turo fashion house which helped me to explore urban world of men’s fashion.

P.S. I have to share some confidential information with you! Special sales have started on official website of Turo fashion house, so now you can use your chance to buy this amazing turtleneck sweater on the link bellow or you can find some other interesting items for you.

OUTFIT

Shearling Leather jacket: Armani Collezioni
Turtleneck sweater: Turo x Ikla
Jeans: Pedro del Hierro
Boots: Burberry

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

How do you like this outfit? Are you ready to step into a new year with some new goals? Did you write down the list of your important decisions which you make for this 2019 year? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT ME page. As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Fashion House Turo and Tendam Fashion Retail Group.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.

 

 

 

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Letters from Cyprus: Everything you need to know about Limassol and Paphos

My dear travellers, how are you today? The 31st December is the special day when we were saying goodbye to the old year and with a heart full of expectation and good wishes we are waiting for a new year that we hope will be much better and brighter than the previous one. Otherwise, you know that I have practiced writing posts on Fridays just for you to have time to read new posts on weekend free time, but this time I wanted to say properly goodbye to 2018 with the last post which marked my adventure in Cyprus.

In previous posts you had the opportunity to get know more about of Cyprus’s beauties such as Larnaca-post and Nicosia and Lefkara-post. If you were not able to read my posts from Cyprus, you can do it now during the holidays. Before I start today, I would like to thank the Cyprus National Tourism Office for this exceptional experience and the opportunity to meet a Mediterranean paradise such as Cyprus.

One November morning we were amazed by this beautiful seascape where we had the opportunity to enjoy in the view from our terrace of our hotel room in Limassol. In a moment, I forgot about the flu that caught me those days and I must admit that this adventure helped me to actively heal the flu on foot and that I managed to even heal well despite the efforts. Who knows, maybe the sea makes miracles.

Limassol, with its 200,000 inhabitants, takes the place of the second largest city on the island. The city is the most important harbour on the island and at the same time one of the most important ports in Europe because of its exceptional position between the Suez Canal and Europe. There are also some interesting things about the historical details of this extraordinary city.

Limassol is located between the two ancient cities of Amatus and Kurion, which were significant in Cyprus during the ancient times. The development of today’s city begins only at the beginning of the second millennium. English King Richard the Lionheart was destroyed Amatus city in 1191. Limassol is probably built after the destruction of Amatus. However, only the area of the city has been inhabited since ancient age, since the graves which were discovered are old even up to 4,000 years ago.

The British took over Cyprus in 1878. The stable and advanced administration of the United Kingdom has enabled Limassol slowly to develop during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the city there were modern buildings, a completely new infrastructure is placed.

Limassol today has about 100 thousand inhabitants in the city area and about 165-180 thousand inhabitants in the wider urban area. Today, the residents are mostly Greeks, while the once-present Turkish minority moved out after the Turkish invasion. At the same time, the city has received thousands of Greek refugees from the north of the island. In recent years, more and more foreigners, or economic immigrants from the East or former tourists from the West, have been settled in the city. The latest research has shown that over 40,000 Russian inhabitants have moved into this interesting coastal town.

The development of tourism in Limassol began in 1974 after the Turkish occupation of Famagusta and Kyrenia, which had previously been the main tourist centers of Cyprus. The largest harbour city became the same in 1974, and before that it was Famagusta. Limassol is today the largest archive port with highly developed trade. Limassol is famous for wine growing and olive and southern fruit production. There are many vineyards around the city.

In recent decades, the city has become a famous tourist destination, due to the perfect mild climate and beautiful beaches in the area, as well as the preserved old town core of Limassol itself.

The medieval castle in Limassol is located in the heart of the old town, just above the old port. According to history, this is the place where English King Richard Lewis Heart married a Berengary from Navarre, where she was crowned as Queen of England in 1191. The fortified walls are of great archaeological and historical significance and are considered to be important parts of the much larger castle that once existed.

The exact date of construction of this building is not known; According to Etienne de Lusignan, the castle was built in 1193 by the founder of the Lusignan dynasty, Guy de Lusignan, but the first official written document confirms that the castle was built until 1228, at the time when the King of Germany, King Frederick II during the occupation of Cyprus.

The Church of Agia Napa was built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, on the ruins of an old, smaller Byzantine church.

According to some history facts, the church was named after the icon of the Virgin Mary, which was found in a glen. Other sources believe that the church owes its name to a temple built during the Franciscan period, dedicated to the Holy Apostle of St. Berenice, known as “Saint Nape”.

Today’s church – was completed in 1906 – with a marble iconostasis and frescoes mainly on the dome, and contains a silver icon of the Agia Napa.

After visiting the city we headed to our other planned destination – Paphos. Paphos is the fifth largest city in Cyprus, located in the southwestern part of the island. Paphos is also the center of the area with the same name.

Paphos is the place of birth of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. In the days of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, Paphos was the capital of Cyprus. Remains of the palace of the Roman king with beautiful mosaics represent today a great tourist site.

In the 1st century, the city was visited by the apostle Paul. Because of this, Paphos is listed on the European Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO.

Traveling between Limassol and Paphos takes about an hour and if you have the opportunity to rent a car, you can enjoy the beauty of the Aphrodite stone that has become a landmark and part of the European cultural heritage. There are more legends about the origin of this stone, but one of them is especially distinguished:

The Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, according to the legend, was born from a special sea foam right at this place. She was crying for the first time in this same place, and her tears turned to the stones. The legend says that the one who is swimming here between the stones will be eternally young! My dear ladies, if you want to save some money for some too expensive aesthetic treatments, make sure to try this! My favourite saying is: “Always try everything!”. The beach is pebbly, be careful if you go barefoot, but the sea is very clean, even if your desire for eternal youth is not fulfilled, you will not regret having spent a little of your time in this beautiful natural spot.


The journey is calling us, the time just flies when you have a good time and Paphos is our final destination on this journey! Thalia, our guide, has kindly reminded us of our next destination and we must to move on! After a short drive we come to our last destination of this adventure in Cyprus – Paphos.

Paphos gradually lost most of its significance as an administrative center, especially after the establishment of Nicosia. The city and its ports continued to decline during the Middle Ages and Ottoman rule, such as Nicosia, and the port city of Larnaca was gaining its significance.

The city and the Paphos area continued to lose its population during the British colonial period and many of its residents moved to Limassol and Nicosia. The are and the city of Paphos remained the most underdeveloped part of the island until 1974. Today’s Paphos, with a population of about 35,000 inhabitants, is a popular tourist resort with an attractive fishing port. Ktima is the main residential part of the city, while Kato Paphos area, by the sea, is built around the medieval harbor and contains most of the luxury hotels and other vital tourist infrastructure of the city. Saint Paul Avenue, the most visited street in Paphos, connects two parts of the city. It starts near the city center in the square of Kennedy and ends outside the city walls with a medieval fortress located in the immediate vicinity of the city harbor.

In the heart of the city, there is an interesting treasure of handicrafts products, which at the same time represents one little hidden treasure of the region and the city of Paphos. The Place is the name of this small arts corner, which is daily unselfishly welcome a large number of tourists who decided to spend their holidays in this part of Cyprus.

I’m sure you will always find some interesting gift for yourself, your household, your dear ones, the most beautiful and interesting gifts for your friends which were made originally in Paphos.

After visiting this lovely store, I decided to visit the viewpoint with the most beautiful view of the Mediterranean.

Thalia, our guide explained to us that several hundred people daily visit this interesting town and that irresistible  charm of Paphos wins their heart. In addition to the charm and modern architecture, Paphos has this enchanting viewpoint with the most beautiful view of the Mediterranean. I hope that I managed to capture the beauty with my camera because it was a unique experience for me.

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of our travel adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! This post will mark the end of 3rd blogging year on my blog and I’m happy because this post is the last one for 2018.

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from National Tourism Board of Cyprus for this incredible adventure which mark the end of this year and the friendly staff from St. Raphael Resort that made our stay pleasant and we felt like we were at home.

How do you like this post about Limassol and Paphos? Have you ever visited Cyprus? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the Cyprus? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

I want to use this special opportunity opportunity to wish you a happy New Year and I hope that 2019 year will bring you everything that you have dreamed of. First of all, wish you the most important things in life: health, happiness and love, and everything else will come. I hope that we will be doing this kind of nice journeys in 2019 and that we will discover some new destinations together on Mr.M blog. Thank you for the wonderful comments, suggestions and critics that you left on Mr.M blog in 2018, you make the Mr.M blog as a nice place. Thanks again for the respect and love you gave me in 2018, and I hope it will be the same in the new year. Today is the time for celebration and for all of you I want a crazy and unforgettable time! 🙂

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

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by National Tourist Board of Cyprus, St. Raphael Resort Hotel and others partners of Cyprus Tourist Board which kindly help this project.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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All I want for Christmas…

Hi everyone, how are you today? I hope this Christmas spell has changed your mood, and you are celebrating this holy day filled with joy that bring you Christmas. I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate the great holy holiday of Christmas to all people who celebrates this holiday. Christmas reminds us every year about the most important values of life: love and respect. I hope that we will all find the peace that we are constantly searching for. I have tried to congratulate all my friends and associates who celebrate this great holiday, as they every year try to send me their positive energy and best wishes in January every year when the Orthodox Christmas is celebrated.

Today I decided to be in the festive spirit and to congratulate my friends from the Turo fashion house this great religious holiday in this unusual way, and I hope that my fashion greetings will mark this magnificent day.

If you have missed a chance to read the previous post which I made in collaboration with the Turo, you can do it now if you visit this link. I hope you will enjoy! Pictures for this post were made in early November this year, but due to the obligations of my photographer, we were unable to post this post before. I thank my friends from the Turo brand for understanding.

Cooperation with this irresistible Finnish brand completely confused all my “blogger” senses and I must admit that I had no idea where I could make the pictures in order to succeed in presenting this unusual outfit. The new special limited collection TURO x IKLA, which the Turo fashion house has prepared for this Fall/Winter season,is something completely new when we are talking about the male fashion scene.

In the previous post, I presented you basic goals and vision as the designer of this special collection shared with the world – Ikla Wright, a young Finn who found happiness in a fashion world in the capital of England, London. Although after many successes he has made as fashion designer in England, Ikla has not forgotten his homeland and has decided to give a fashion house Turo a real fashion freshness.

Unusual models, freedom in movements and basic colors that will always make every man timeless was the primary goal of the young creator to encourage younger generations of men to adopt a new urban style of classic men’s fashion.

Berlin, as a city of new ideas, the center of street fashion where many famous world brands were created may have been the ideal place to take pictures of this outfit. As you can see, it’s always fun, even when it’s cold, because the very idea of having the chance to make the photos in Berlin warm my blogger heart, so even the lower temperatures can not spoil my perfect mood.

Some scientists, after some years of research, have come to the conclusion that some colours can significantly affect the positive change in people’s mood and thus contribute to improving the overall health. Red color except it is also attractive for the human eye, has a lot of influence on mood swings. I’m sure you’ve all heard that the red color is a symbol of joy and love. Due to this symbolism, many fashion houses create special festive collections each year especially for the holidays season that contain red, green, navy and unavoidable white colour.

This red sweater reminded me of the holidays, the moments you spend with your family and friends during the holidays where you share happiness, joy and positive energy because holidays are the best when we are together.

My photographer had a completely different conception of my outfit, so instead of my version Christmas spirit, because of the unusual style of the coat, I’ve got a compliment to look like a student who is late for a train for the Hogwarts because there is a plot story of the famous Hollywood movie blockbuster “Harry Potter”. No one can “ruin” you better than your  closest associates.

I must admit… Well, maybe this compliment was the best description of this outfit and this is proof that every one of us has his own personal view of things that can also be real, only at first sight we do not personally notice it well.

You also had the opportunity to see these trousers in the previous fashion outfit post where you could see how they suit well and with warm pastel colours like it is camel colour itself. An unusual model, with a high waistline that can help men like me to visually for a moment “change” my lower part of the body. I may be tall, but my legs are a bit shorter for a couple of centimeters because my hips’ weight is lower for my height a little and the torso is getting more pronounced.

In the past few months, I have received a few interesting e-mails from young and older men in choosing the best men’s trousers when you have the problem with the stronger hips, after they noticed that I have a similar “problem”. Of course, this is nothing serious, but it is the physiognomy of certain men, and then we have a problem finding the ideal trousers. My advice is that if you have a problem with stronger hips, and the lower part of the legs is thinner, you always choose models of pants that are wider in the upper part, while in the lower part they are slightly narrowed or what fashion designers would say “cigarette” model of trousers.

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this second special fashion outfit post about Finnish brand Turo. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventures on Cyprus as well!

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the Turo fashion house which helped me to explore urban world of men’s fashion.

P.S. I have to share some confidential information with you! Special sales have started on official website of Turo fashion house, so now you can use your chance to buy these amazing fashion pieces on the links bellow or you can find some other interesting items for you.

OUTFIT

Oversize Coat: Turo x Ikla

Sweater: Turo x Ikla

Trousers: Turo x Ikla

Gloves: Burberry

Boots: Makia Clothing

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

How do you like this outfit? Are you ready to step into a new year with some new goals? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT ME page. As I promised we’ll see again in a couple of days, so if something new and interesting happens to me, I promise, I will write to you!

Best,
Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Fashion House Turo. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Letters from Cyprus: Nicosia, City of History and Freedom

My dear adventurers, how are you today? Welcome to my new post! I’m sure you’ve managed to “get over” this work week and you can now make plans for the weekend. I decided to surprise you with a new post and today we continue with our story about Cyprus. In the previous two posts, you had the opportunity to get to know more about Larnaca and Agia Napa – LINK. Today I will reveal something new to you about the capital of this lovely island country. Welcome to Nicosia!

Cyprus is an island, but unfortunately the capital is not located on the sea side of the island. I know, it sounds weird, but that’s it! Although this time I have no beautiful seascape for you this time, but I am sure that you will find at least 100 reasons to love this nice town that is specific for many things, and you will soon have the opportunity to see it! Before I start with today’s post I would like to say thank you to all of my friends from National Tourism Board of Cyprus for their support and this incredible adventure which I had on this amazing island.

When we talk about religion, the people on this island are very religious, all generations, older and younger are trying to maintain a tradition. In the main capital of Cyprus, Nicosia I had the opportunity to visit two important churches of  exceptional importance. The first religious building we had the opportunity to visit in Nicosia is the church of Panagia Chrysaliniotissa, located in the old part of the city.

The most important Byzantine church in Nicosia, the only church in the old part of the city that dates from the Middle Ages – the Byzantine period. The original appearance of the church was very simple with the simple dome, but for a certain period of time the architecture of the church was changed to the original shape of the dome to a great extent has changed. A large number of church icons and frescoes originated from this church are exhibited at the Byzantine Museum of the Archbishop of the Makarios III Foundation in Nicosia. Taking photos the interior of the church itself is forbidden, so we respected that.

Thalia, our guide, suggested us that is much better for us if we take a little walk through the old part of the city and see what architecture is in this part of Nicosia, she was sure it will be interesting for my blog. For all those who are not familiar with the current political situation in Cyprus, after 1974, the Republic of Cyprus was violently divided, and therefore the territory of the State of Cyprus decreased considerably. Nicosia remained the capital of the country, although divided into two parts, one belonging to the Republic of Cyprus, while the other part was occupied by Turkey. Because of the sensitivity of the topic, I didn’t ask anything, as this is equally painful for them, as is Serbian vulnerable point is Kosovo. I think it would be better to get to some brighter and more interesting funny topics!

Thalia was right, their architecture is very interesting, true Mediterranean where predominantly bright colors are used, especially white and blue shades of colors that are dominant in their culture. The first thought when we strolled at the neighbourhood was: “Where are the people?” I gently asked our guide all my inquisitive questions, she only gently laughed and assumed that I would ask her at some moment. She knocked at one door and in the Greek language explained that I was a journalist who came to Cyprus, because otherwise I could explain to a woman who was 80 years old who I really am – a Blogger. Lady was delighted and let us in her home.

I learned what had been digging for me a few minutes ago, their life is taking place in a backyard owned by almost every house in Cyprus and therefore have no need to sit in front of the doors and socialize “on the street”. She introduced me with her neighbors, we got a nice and refreshing juice and cakes and we had the opportunity to see how they are actually a communicative people, regardless of the fact that I did not understand the Greek even a word, or Thalia, who is origin came from Cyprus, did not succeed in simultaneous translation, so that in me she translates a moment after the ladies were quite ready for the nice and long conversation. I did what I did best, tried to watch all the participants of the conversation in the eyes and smile, eat the cake and thank for the hospitality.

The fruit cake was refreshing, I learned something new and my heart is always full when I have the opportunity to get to know the local population and feel the warmth of welcome, cordiality and small gestures that can sometimes tell a lot about their culture.

The ladies were willing to talk for a long time, but our dear Thalia explained them that we had to go because we need to visit a lot of places and that we did not have much time. We need to go, Nicosia is waiting for us! After this settled and perfect end we reach the part of Nicosia that connects the old part of the city with the new city – center. This part of the city is the great “shelter” for all those immigrants who have come from other countries and you will notice the people on the street, smiling in addition to all their everyday problems, they are trying to welcome people to their modest restaurants.

After a few minutes of walking, we arrived to another very important religious building in Nicosia – Church of Agios Ioannis tou Theologou. The church is located next to the Archbishop Palace and opposite the Pancyprian Gymnasium, has a very rich collection of frescoes of the 18th and 19th centuries. The next stop is the Byzantine Museum of the ‘Archbishop Makarios III’ Foundation, located precisely next to the Cathedral. Amongst its wonderful exhibits also lie parts of the mosaic of the church of Kanakaria, which date back to the 6th century AD.

I will mention that in Cyprus are only the old Orthodox churches that were built in the new era or in the Middle Byzantine period. After the reign of the Ottoman Empire, certain religious objects were converted into religious objects of Islamic religion.

The new part of the city, the heart of the city is a small, modern bohemian quarter. Most visitors coming to Nicosia are asking for a graphite that can be seen in the picture above. The artist who painted the wall of the building in the center of Nicosia is unknown to the public, although residents say it is known who did it, but they do not want to reveal. The artist had a vision to make a remake of an old masterpiece in which the artist wanted to show the society that was in that time. An unknown street graffiti artist who designed this graffiti just wanted to illustrate today’s society in Cyprus and in the world as well. The building was old, but now it got a new “artistic” value.

The time has come to move on, our adventure in Nicosia was short, but sweet and educational. I will remember this trip as one of the best organized trips in my blogging career. In the picture above you have the opportunity to see the monument – the Statue of Liberty that was built in honor of the victory and independence of the Republic of Cyprus. Freedom is the most valuable thing a state or individual can provide for itself. It’s time to move on before it’s getting dark! Next station: Lefkara.

Sights which you should visit, when your way takes you to Nicosia:

After almost 30 minutes of driving, we come to a small town in Cyprus, famous for handicrafts and handmade jewelry. Welcome to Lefkara! Lefkara is the cradle of folk art, where the art of sculptural folk “needles” was born – the famous “lefkaritiko” – whose reputation surpassed the borders of Cyprus and became famous in most European countries and around the world. Lefkara can thank for this prosperity owed to this art of needles and trade that was established at the end of the 19th century, which experienced its peak during the first thirties years of the twentieth century.

In addition to these wonderful handmade artworks that have made this little lovely village known in the world, their fame is also worth the jewellers who daily make real small pieces of art, made of precious metal. The place is so quiet, there are interesting stores in whole village, at least 20 jewellery shops and studios, then imagine how much this place has craft shops. The employment rate in this place is extremely high, say even over 90% of the population is working.

Walk through this small lovely town was more than pleasant. Lefkara is such a quiet place, clean and fresh air. People have a sense of closeness and security, and even to that extent they leave the doors of their homes open and of course, the cats that rest on their home thresholds. Lefkara is one of the fairy tales places in the world, who knows I may someday also come here to live my golden ages.

This place has one very important landmark, a church with a small part of the cross on which Jesus Christ was crucified. The magnificent church in Lefkara is dedicated to the Holy Cross and dates from the 14th century. According to Byzantineologist Athanasios Papageorgiou, the eastern part of the church dates from the 14th century. This date is confirmed by the metric inscription “Olivianos” appearing at the bottom of the golden cross in the church in Lefkara. There is written evidence that Olivianos was a bishop in this church in 1307 during the Occupation Period by the Franks.

This fact has been confirmed by the 14th-century written note which is kept in the safe of the Church. At the end of this manuscript, which is a valuable evangelist, it was noted that it was written in 1345/46 and that the monk Gabriel, who was the monk and founder of the “Holy Cross” Monastery, paid all the expenses of the Church. The church in Lefkara was restored in 1740, and then it was a wooden curly iconostasis which was made by the sculptor from Rhodes.

Iconostasis has an invisible cavity. It is a tomb in which a large wooden cross is dedicated to this church. According to tradition, the part of the Lord’s cross is located at the very center of this cross. The circle is a small, thin silver metal. Fourteen cut out pictures from the life of the Lord, the angel and Jesus’ apostles Constantine and Helen can be seen on the main cross. The process of crucifixion is shown at the center of the cross and covered with two sides, on which the Theotokos (Mother of God) and Joanis (John) are presented.

The central picture of Jesus is surrounded by four angels. Constantine the Great, “The Betrayal of Jesus”, “Golgotha” and Saint Helena are illustrated horizontally on the cross. The “throne of the second coming” and “the Resurrection of Jesus,” as well as the presentation of the “deposition” and “the burial of Jesus” are illustrated vertically on the cross from above. The Olivian picture with the relevant metric inscription is located on the lower edge of the cross. According to belief, the cross is part of the Holy Cross of the Lord.

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of our travel adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Cyprus.

How do you like this post about Nicosia and Lefkara? Have you ever visited Cyprus? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the Cyprus? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

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

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by National Tourist Board of Cyprus and others partners of Cyprus Tourist Board which kindly help this project. I will mention all of them in some of the next posts.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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One Little Red Postcard from Cyprus

Hello guys, I hope that you are doing great. As you know another Friday came to mark the end of the working week. I sincerely hope that this week was not hard for you, but I have to admit that we have received another “uninvited white guest” today in Serbia – snow. Some people really enjoy in snow and other winter magic, but I belong to that other group of people who would, if possible, only snow fall on the mountains as it once is dangerous in the city.

Today I am continuing my story from Cyprus. Today, I’ve prepared for you a small fashion story from Larnaca. I struggle against winter, snow and cold with a sunny, warm and bright post from Cyprus. I think it will help me in a mental way to overcome this current cold that I feel because thank God heating system is not working… again!

Who had an opportunity to read my previous post from Cyprus, I am sure that you are now very familiar with the beauty of this lovely island which radiates and attracts an increasing number of visitors from the world and Europe each year. Who has not been able to read a post, you can do it now – LINK.

I succeeded to make this post on the first morning in Cyprus, because according to the itinerary organized by my dear friends from the National Tourism Office of the Republic of Cyprus, we noticed that we will leave Larnaca the next morning and we will not be able to make a post. That’s why my tired, very sick, but unbridled spirit has decided that it is best to immediately make an outfit post that will mark my trip to Cyprus.

The sunny morning was just calling me outside. I was out of my mind, although I must admit I was sick and I packed the jacket in my backpack, because I had a feeling of coldness, because of my flu. I managed to make myself stand somehow out in short sleeves because I noticed that all people on the promenade were in short sleeves, some even in the shorts, so I was convinced it was just my cold that didn’t give me peace.

What to write about this outfit? I honestly do not have a special story, maybe I bought these interesting trousers in Zara this year in Germany at the final sales of almost 3 sizes bigger and that after I take them to the tailor to style them properly (and they were not done again as I imagined, but at least now they are on me!).

This insane shopping was influenced by amazing nice price… That moment when you that they make a huge discount and your favorite trousers just drop off from 60 euros to 7 euros and you just buy them… That’s what I did with these pants. I received the information that it was the only one size of this model in whole Berlin and they maybe had a smaller size, but in a city that is approximately 300,400 km far from Berlin… I just take them, and I’ll think about the tailor after. Few months later, I managed to fix them somehow, as can be seen on the photos in this post. 🙂

This red T-shirt, very important to me is also bought at summer sales in Zara, but in Belgrade. I have at least 10 red Zara t-shirts that are similar, nobody in the family sees the difference between them, but I know exactly where I bought a particular shirt and how many times I wear it for the fashion posts. Someone will think that I have “wacked” a little. I can say in my defense that these are nice memories and one kind of training brain normal memory function.

You have seen  these sneakers in two posts so far on my blog, outfit post 1 and outfit post 2 (outfit with leather black jacket). I bought this sneakers this summer in Serravalle Outlet. Again a similar situation as with trousers, I just bought two sizes smaller sneakers, when I saw the price I could not believe so that my shallow blogging pocket finally could have opportunity to by something nice. Thank God I have a fantastic cobbler who always looks forward to every my visit, because I think that I am the most frequent customer and always with the same problem…

Well, now I found out how I got “manage” for this outfit. No one is perfect! My God, we are all human beings with all their good and bad sides that may make life difficult for us or it makes it easier sometimes. Now, while I’m writing this post and look at these beautiful photos from Larnaca, I only remember the sun, the wind and the smell of the sea… This adventure has ended, but now I am at least there when I share with you my memories from Cyprus through my posts, I refresh some nice moments which we had there on Cyprus.

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special fashion outfit post from Cyprus. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Cyprus.

OUTFIT

T-shirt: Zara

Trouesers: Zara

Sneakers: Saint Laurent

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

How do you like this post? How do you like my special red “winter” summer outfit from Cyprus? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

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

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by National Tourist Board of Cyprus, Frangiorgio Hotel and others partners of Cyprus Tourist Board which kindly help this project. I will mention all of them in some of the next posts.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Letters from Cyprus: Everyone needs a little Vitamin Sea

Dear travellers, I hope you are doing well and you are ready for a new adventure! You’re used to almost all of my travel posts are titled with famous first words “Letters” or “Postcards” from a particular destination and I’m very glad that a lot of people who read my cheerful travel adventures regularly know that it’s time for a new travel adventure on Mr.M. Today I have prepared for you the first post from an island in Europe with one of the most beautiful, and at the same time one of the richest island countries in Europe – Cyprus.

After my exciting adventure in Morocco in May this year, I received an email from the National Tourism Organization of the Republic of Cyprus with an offer for potential collaboration if I am interested to visit Cyprus in November of this year. At first sight, I thought November is to far from now, but with great pleasure I accepted their invitation to visit this lovely county and to present to you, through a couple of special posts, on Mr.M blog.

I always easily will be deceived when it comes about the time… From May to November there may be many months to count when we look at it from some rational mathematical point of view, but life is quite another matter. Every day, people are preoccupied with daily activities, little joys and problems that fill their days, weeks and months. You do not notice it easily and time just do it’s thing – flies so fast, just like the sand in hourglass. That’s how it happened to me this time, so the days, weeks and months passed and this famous first part of November has came to mark the beginning of my new adventure.

Winter in Belgrade did her own thing. I got the fear, so I did not even know what to bring to my “winter” holiday in Cyprus, and in the end, like every average guy, I carried almost everything with me! With the full suitcase of medicines which I need for my cold, little Marko has officially started his adventure!

Maybe we were little exhausted, because we came in some early morning hours, but little Marko could not sleep. I drank all the possible medicines that could be drunk, imagined that I did not feel cold because of a my illness and dressed like all the normal world that morning. I did not miss anythings this time, I was really happy because I had the opportunity to experience the magic of the winter “summer” in Cyprus.

Republic of Cyprus has two airports: Larnaca Airport and the airport near Paphos city. When you come from Serbia, air carriers use the airport in Larnaca. Life on the island is interesting because of one very simple fact – each city is relatively close to another one. Whether you use: bus services or you want to rent a car or a car with a driver, believe me, everything is close.

I just want to mention for all those adventurers who want to rent a car in Cyprus and to explore the island independently, keep in mind the fact that in Cyprus the rules of driving apply as in the United Kingdom. Driving on the opposite side of road, than we used to be used in the other part of Europe, I just wanted to warn you about that fact. I’m sure you will have a quite adventure there!

Larnaca – Pearl of Cyprus on the sea coast

Larnaca with over 70,000 inhabitants is the third largest city in Cyprus. It is located in the southeast of the island and Larnaca is the oldest city in Cyprus, the legend says that it was built in the year 4000 BC. In ancient times, the city was named Kition. Due to its unusual geographical location and as a city at the crossroads of civilizations, the city had a quite exciting history. In the pictures above, you can see the Old Square in Larnaca, a square which today is the heart of Larnaca and the center of culture, where many cultural events are held every year.

One of the most important era that marked the history of this city was the Byzantine period due to the church of Saint Lazarus founded by the emperor of Constantinople, Zenon The Wise. In the basement of the church was one grave with sign “Lazarus, a friend of Christ” people believe that Lazarus (St. Lazarus) was the best friend of Jesus. Today the church of St. Lazarus is one of the most important sights of the city. There is an interesting tradition in Larnaca. On Lazarus Saturday, eight days before Easter, the icon of Saint Lazarus is taken in procession through the streets of Larnaca.

Orthodox Church of Sv. Lazarus is located in the old part of the city, closed to the Promenade of the city. St. Lazarus, who is considered to be the best friend of Jesus. Jesus resurrected him and sent him to Cyprus. If we just think about the period when the church was built, its architecture is impressive.

In the center of the church there is an iconostasis, which captivates all visitors with its beauty. I had the opportunity to see how the elderly people of Larnaca pray in the church and some of their daily customs when visiting this holy place. Maybe the way is a little different from ours in Serbia, but the same religion making us spiritual connected. The Orthodox Church in Cyprus is independent financially or in any other way dependent on another churches. On this trip I had the opportunity to visit many holly places on the Cyprus and I hope that I able to present you in some of the following posts.

What you should visit in Larnaca:

 

Cape Greco and Ayia Napa

After the sightseeing of Larnaca and some of its main attractions, we headed for the nearby town of Agia Napa. During our journey to Agia Napa we had the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this natural stone bridge – Gefyri tou Koraka which is belonging to the national park Cape Greco. Nature is a miracle, somehow it can always obscure all the magnificent buildings that the human hand has made. We made a small break to enjoy the beauty of nature and this absolutely unreal color of water. I have to admit that the weather has served us excellently on our trip this time in Cyprus.

The time in this beautiful national park has just flied so fast and it was time to continue our journey to the final destination for today – Ayia Napa. I hope that at least you enjoyed the beauty of this beautiful view of the crystal clear sea.

Slowly, the time for the famous cypriot fish lunch was approaching, and we did not pass the halfway! It’s time to hurry up Ayia Napa is waiting for us! I was so excited because it was planned in our itinerary to visit another holly place in Cyprus – first female monastery in Ayia Napa.

This monastery was built around 15th century in the heart of the Ammochostos district in Agia Napa village by an extremely brave and courageous woman. A young woman who was a daughter of the famous Venetian aristocrat decided to run away from her home because she realized that she would never be able to marry someone she really loved, except for the members of the aristocratic society. This female monastery was built as in one type of medieval castles. One part of the monastery was built underground, but this has not yet been explored enough and that part of this monastery is not open to the public. The turbulent history is connected to this monastery, but despite everything that happened, it managed to resist the fortune of time.

This monastery was a shelter for all women who were rejected by their families and society. People usually think that persons who come from very wealthy families are selfish and only think about themselves, but this is one example that shows that it is not always the case. One woman who wanted to be loved did not succeed and she resolved to become an exile and find her refuge in a foreign country. She tried to help other women fighting for their own desires, imagine how it was then inconceivable and very difficult during the 15th century, when in the 21st century we continue to allow women to fight for their rights equality that should be acquired by birth. I really admire that woman how she managed to do everything and to help other women to realize their dreams.

Potamos Liopetriou – Natural fishing shelter

After we had the opportunity to hear something more about this brave young woman and to get to know a little better the history of this first female monastery, the guide has told us that there is an interesting surprise for the end of this day and if we are in the mood it will be great to visit it before the dinner which was planned by our friends from the National Tourism Organization of Cyprus. Of course, we accepted and after a few minutes we reached Potamos Liopetriou – which is known as a natural fishing shelter.

Thalia, our guide is who told us very interesting facts and stories about rich history of Cyprus during this one of our first day in Cyprus was absolutely right and this time! This is wonderful place! Here you have a unique opportunity to see how fishermen in Cyprus live and work. In this unusual fishermen’s heaven there is also a lovely fish tavern that is very good and where you can enjoy in fish specialties without spending a lot of money.

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of our travel adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Cyprus.

At the end of the post, I would like to thank the friendly staff from Frangiorgio Hotel that made our stay pleasant and we felt like we were at home.

How do you like this post? Have you ever visited Cyprus? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the Larnaca? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

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

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by National Tourist Board of Cyprus, Frangiorgio Hotel and others partners of Cyprus Tourist Board which kindly help this project. I will mention all of them in some of the next posts.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Fashionable and Stylish Fall in Tallinn

My dear fashionistas, how are you today? I hope you have used this weekend in the best possible way, even though weather conditions have not been favorable to us these days. Today I present to you a special fashion story from the capital of Estonia. I must admit that I have been thinking a lot today about the title of this post because Tallinn is itself an unusual city. A modern city that has some magical vibe of medieval times, where tradition and culture were at an enviable level. Other values were more valued, art was different, exalted, maybe even had its own cult, which today was visibly faded.

Tallinn is a city with a special energy. One day in early morning, we’re even finished on a cruise. From high dose of excitement I forgot about the umbrella, without telling you how many times I checked the weather forecast last night in Tallinn. Fortunately, when you have a photographer who has travelled almost the whole world, everything has to be in the backpack… In my backpack, there were only basic “survival kit” – a biscuit, a cap, a scarf and a couple of maps from Helsinki (for God sake I really do not understand why I carried with me maps of Helsinki in Tallinn, I will just say God, please help me!) That’s only I can take at 3 am in the morning, I’ll just tell you that I used only the biscuits from all these great stuff which I had in my “survival kit”! 😀

We arrived early in the morning in Tallinn, I think it was about 7 am in the morning, I only know that there was no living soul on the street at that time. Well, on the one hand, this is great when you want to have a good photo shooting of fashion outfit for the post. On the other hand, I could not immediately feel the soul of the city, because as we all know the soul of every city, are inhabitants.

All right, it quickly went through that emptiness, as long as I have ended with my biscuit, I heard the first sound of female heels on the streets of Tallinn. I have always admired the women for their ability to maintain balance on heels and also to run on those high heels. What to say, well congratulations you are my heroes! Sometimes, barely I do not know to walk properly with normal flat sneakers on the ground!

Well, after watching a small street fashion show, three best friends go together to some serious business work, one could say that it was a more serious company, perhaps a law office, because all three were perfectly fiddled in toned suits with briefcases and modern bags… Maybe, they are some business women from a serious corporate business world, that we bloggers will never be able to understand.

It was all great, but my photographer was so disturbed by my bright orange turtleneck sweater which by his modest opinion did not fit in with this brown combination… It wasn’t that bad, the first thing – material was a bit thicker than my other beige turtleneck sweater which I planned to I carry with this outfit and the other thing is that I noticed that the facades in Tallinn are mostly bright beige, white colors and I did not want to be part of them! That’s why I combined together nicely and usefully, I did not become part of the Tallinn architecture, but I did not freeze, thanks god. You know, I am from those people who can easily get sick, and because of that I have 9,999 medications in my bag on all my journeys, because you never know what can make me “sick” in one of my adventures.

Luckily, the Main Office of the Tourist Board of Tallinn has opened, so we got some guidelines, how to use a few hours in Tallinn in the best possible way. In the picture above you can see little Marko, the man who “studied” hard the guide through Tallinn.

OUTFIT

Coat: Burberry

Turtleneck sweater: Makia

Jeans: Pedro del Hierro

Sneakers: Sax

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

This year, the Autumn have some completely different colors. In Finland and Estonia, everything is all about nature, so I had the opportunity to enjoy the magic of golden autumn because of the rich natural world in Nordic European countries. As I wrote in the previous post, fashion experts said that this season gold colour is in trend, so I can only notice that nature in Helsinki and in Tallinn as well, follows the latest fashion trends! 🙂

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this special fashion post from Tallinn. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure.

At the end of the post, I would like to thank the friendly staff from Aallonkotti Hotel Apartmentsthat made our stay pleasant and we felt like we were at home. The concept of hotel is to stay in apartments of different sizes. The size of apartments depends on your needs. The apartment in which we had the opportunity to stay was specially decorated by the well-known Finnish brand Marimekko, which besides its basic activity – making clothes has its own special line for home decoration.

How do you like this outfit? Have you ever visited Tallinn? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the Tallinn? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

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

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Tourist Board of Tallinn – Visit Tallin, My HelsinkiAallonkoti Hotel Apartments, Marimekko company and others partners of My Helsinki organisation which kindly help this #MyHelsinkiResidence project. I will mention all of them in some of the next posts. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Lifestyle by Noventa Di Piave

Hi everyone, how are you today? It’s time to make happy my dear fashionistas with new fashion outfit post. Today I will share with you two special outfit which I did with my friends from McArthurGlen Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet. Lately, I notice an increasing number of questions related to the “approval” of someone’s taste and style. Questions: “Do I have style?”, “Did I dress for some of the latest fashion trends?” And all other questions are sometimes completely unnecessary. First, we are all human beings and each of us is special in some way. Sometimes you need to wear clothes in which you feel nice and comfortable.

Fashion is a game, it’s something more than you see in a shop. A lot of work, effort and dreams are found in each of these clothes. The clothes will be sold once, but will the buyer return again? This is a question that everyday fashion designers ask themselves who sign those small labels which we carry around the neck.

Label? What is it? Is it just a piece of cotton cloth with the name of a brand or something? In today’s consumer society, the label unfortunately represents only one aspect of a new division of society… The label can not tell us whether someone is a good or bad person, but today there are people who like to love to put the labels on other people on the basis of the brands they carry. These are, in my opinion, mentally poor people who have nothing to offer, and are hiding behind their small branded labels that “mean life to them!”. On the other hand labels for me represent just quality and beauty of imagination of fashion designer.

We all love beautiful things, on the other hand, beauty is in the eye of the observer. Not all things have the same value for each of us. Nice things are always there to remind us that there is that little light at the end of the tunnel. In most cases people associate beautiful things and quality with high prices, but it does not have to do everything in life, which is nice, it’s expensive! That’s why there are outlets that help people who do not have a very “deep” pocket to buy some nice and quality things, while taking advantage of budgets that stand out for shopping.

After publishing my previous posts about the Noventa Di Piave outlettravel post and fashion outfit post, I realized that many people are not familiar with the way they sell in outlet shops. I’m going to try to explain, and I’m sure I might be a little more repetitive, but do not offend me!

Let’s explain the “life” flow of a collection of a brand that practices factory outlet sale. First, one latest collection comes to the official store of that brand, after a while the same goods come to a seasonal discount – sale. Goods left after seasonal final sales and goods that are damaged which are not sold in official stores are sent to the outlet store. The way of sale in the outlet store is the same as in the regular store, the collection always follows the current season, so if a regular spring / summer collection is sold in the regular store, the outlet shop is also selling the same spring/summer collection, but from the previous season.

When goods arrive in the outlet, it is considered a new outlet collection and usually the starting prices in the outlet are the same as the prices that those products had at the last (final) reduction in the official store or sometimes they start with more discounted price.

In the outlet there are also periods of seasonal discounts, and then you can buy products at a discount of up to 70% (sometimes there are also discounts and more than 70% in the case of a collection older than few of years ago, goods with major damages or some special offers) from the original price of the product in the store. In the outlet you can buy really nice and quality things, even if you are buying in the period of great savings, the savings can be drastically higher.

There is no need to run blindly for fashion because there are only few groups of people who can follow all of these fashion trends on time, especially if you are reading fashion magazines, you need a small fortune to be able to buy all those nice things that you can see on the pages of those famous magazines. Magazines, blogs, online portals and all other fashion literature should be used exclusively as inspiration.

If you have not been able to buy a fashion piece now, irrespective of whether it is a piece of clothing or fashion accessories, do not despair when you will find this thing at a big discount or in outlet. How many times I have found myself complaining about a good jacket, after a couple of days I forget that I wanted it at all… After a while I come to the same or similar jacket on a discount and then I buy. You can never buy all the things you want…

The first outfit you have had the opportunity to see on the previous pictures is a great combination for every modern man. Beautiful, street-style elegance complemented by elements of classic men’s fashion, such as a simple stripped shirt, which is simply a piece that every man should have in his closet. Jacket is an extremely important fashionable piece for every man, jacket is a mirror of every man. That’s why it’s always important to choose a piece that will be classic, stylish and can be used for more occasions, in most cases for some everyday use for work or some other daily activities, to some more ceremonial formal occasions.

A man can maybe save a little bit on other pieces, but when it comes to a jacket, the man should be a little “spender” and think about more.

OUTFIT

Jacket: Paul & Shark

Shirt: Paul & Shark

Jeans: Dsquared2

Boots are from my own private collection.

Location: Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

 

On the other hand, we have everyday street style, I used the same jeans from the previous outfit. Same jeans, two completely different fashion combinations. On the one hand, we have sportive-elegance that has a certain amount of classics and seriousness because of the shirt and boots. The other outfit is a little different and is suitable for younger men who want to follow the latest trends in men’s street fashion.

OUTFIT

Leather Jacket: Guess

T-Shirt: Guess

Jeans: Dsquared2

Sneakers are from my own private collection.

Location: Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

 

My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end of this second and unfortunately last special outfit post from Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling.

How do you like this post? Have you prepared everything for this Fall season? Have you visited this outlet before? If your answer is yes, I would like to hear your experiences. I would like to hear your opinion! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

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

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by McArthurGlen Group and Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet. I would like to say huge thank you to these brands: Paul & Shark, Dsquared2 and Guess for all these beautiful combinations and a good time.
For all these wonderful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II.
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Letters from Finland: Korkeasaari, Animal Kingdom

Hello everyone! My dear adventurers, how are you today? It’s time to introduce you to the most unusual zoo in the world, it’s not an ordinary zoo, it’s a real animal kingdom. Korkeasaari, a word that I still do not know how to say, but I was happy to read it on a little board of bus no 16 that can take you directly from the central train station – the heart of the city of Helsinki to the island where the zoo is located .

I think that morning at the station I was the oldest child on the bus, I honestly did not care about that, I just wanted to get to my goal. Sometimes is very hard to think almost about everything, but this time I forgot that the zoo was on the island, I completely distracted myself from the mind that it was windy there and that I should take my cap that I forgot in the apartment. My friends from My Helsinki were so good and they gave me an interesting brown cap as a gift, but I just forgot this time to bring it with me!

The Helsinki Zoo is located around 30 minutes of drive from the centre of the city and in a just 30 minutes you can leave the urban part of Helsinki and enjoy the beauty of the natural and wildlife. Due to the strength of the wind I was not able to take some photos of the approach to the island, the view was absolutely amazing. The picture above was created when we crossed the bridge, at the very entrance to the zoo. The view is enchanting, I was totally speechless!

This island paradise is home to more than 150 animal species and a rich vegetation world that has over 1000 species of plants. There are only few zoo’s on the world that are located on the islands, which is why the zoo in Helsinki is special. It is also one of the oldest zoos in the world, opened its doors in 1889. The zoo works all year round, only the approach of the island depending on the season and weather conditions is different. During the spring, summer and early autumn you can reach the Korkeasaari Zoo with special ferries, while during the late autumn and winter period you arrive by bus number 16, as we did this time.

The Korkeasaari Zoo is divided into several parts. Each part is a special story for itself and it is not important whether you are a child or a child “trapped” in the body of an adult man I am convinced that you will enjoy. There are special facilities throughout the zoo where you can feel the way of life in Finland. Wooden huts by the water, a camp fireplace and facilities built for the purpose of educating children and adults makes this zoo unique in Europe and the world as well.

It was a little harder to get to the monkeys this time because the children of school and preschool age were simply fascinated by the charisma and positivity of these pretty animals. In those days when we were in Helsinki, there was a special holiday for children in Finland that lasted for a week and is special because it is an active holiday for children. Children have planned activities every day, to get to know the world around them much better and learn something new. I really think that we need something similar to do in Serbian education system for preschool and elementary school age children.

This zoo is a great place for all lovers of nature, except that you will be able to spend time and see some of your favorite animals, you can also enjoy in all beauties of the nature. Fashion experts have said that the gold color is in the trend this season, it seems that nature in Finland follows the latest trends! 😉

It was interesting to see how trainers and people who care about animal feeding animals. The bears were not in the mood for some photo shooting, since we came to them when it was time for the afternoon nap, so maybe they did not want to cooperate with us this time… Well that is one of the reason why I should come back to Helsinki again!

The reason I wanted to visit this zoo is White Owl. The White Winter Owl always appealed to the famous Hollywood films about the boy wizard Harry Potter. I do not know how familiar you are with this unusual movie hero, but I’m sure that you at least hear about him or some of your younger members of family are usually people who love this magical hero.

Since the main topic in Harry Potter movies are related to paranormal things like magic, they do not use “normal” mail services. All shipments – letters and parcels are sent with the help of white big owls. In Europe I have not noticed that zoos have theses species of owl, but when I saw a white owl on an advertising flyer of Helsinki Zoo, I had to go and see it. If they had let me take her home, I would gladly have it and imagine that I was Harry Potter every day! 🙂

Due to weather conditions that are slightly colder than in other parts of Europe, the Zoo in Helsinki has made efforts to have only animals that can live in these conditions in their small animal kingdom, there are not many tropical animals here, maybe a small number of bird species from Africa, but they are located in separate indoor buildings that are adapted to their special needs.

In this small animal kingdom you can find various polar mammals that are characteristic of this part of Europe. Deers, Reindeers and other species are the inhabitants of this unusual zoo. I was fascinated by the natural beauty of this paradise. My heart was full, because I had the opportunity to feel at least a couple of hours of all the natural beauty and magic of this natural oasis located not so far from the center of Helsinki.

This guy was not in the mood for photo shooting, but we tried to “capture” him in the best possible pose since we waited him almost 15 minutes to turn! He’s very stubborn! In the end, we somehow managed to capture this beauty on the photo. 🙂

On the other hand, we have this interesting gentle lady, which all those years could not do anything to her, so she is quite fast and very active for her age. In less than 10 minutes, she made full 3 laps without pausing, she greeted us and continued her daily activities.

My dear travellers once again we have come to the end of this second special travel post from Helsinki. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure.

At the end of the post, I would like to thank the friendly staff from Aallonkotti Hotel Apartmentsthat made our stay pleasant and we felt like we were at home. The concept of hotel is to stay in apartments of different sizes. The size of apartments depends on your needs. The apartment in which we had the opportunity to stay was specially decorated by the well-known Finnish brand Marimekko, which besides its basic activity – making clothes has its own special line for home decoration.

How do you like this post? Have you ever visited Finland? Did you have chance to enjoy in the magic of the Helsinki? I would like to share with me your experience! If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

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

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Tourist Board of Helsinki – My Helsinki, Korkeasaari ZooAallonkoti Hotel Apartments, Marimekko company and others partners of My Helsinki organisation which kindly help this #MyHelsinkiResidence project. I will mention all of them in some of the next posts. For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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Moomin’s Winter in Yellow Helsinki

You must go on a long journey before you can really find out how wonderful home is.

Snufkin (Comet In Moominland)

Hi guys, how are you today? I sincerely hope that you are good and that you are huge fan of Moomins. If your answer is YES, this post is perfect for you!

Today I have an interesting post for you. I will tell you how I managed to fulfill my childhood dream and remember my dear heroes from a famous cartoon – The Moomins. For all those who may not remember or are not familiar with these famous Finnish characters in a series of books, comics and television series, here’s a small reminder! Moomins are a family of white, round fairy tale characters with large snouts that make them resemble hippopotamuses.

This carefree and adventurous family lives in a house in Moominvalley, somewhere in the forests of Finland. In addition to them, books and series mention other characters that may be slightly different from them, but are accepted as part of a family and friends. A very interesting cartoon of my childhood and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to grow up with them, but I was not able to learn the Finnish language! 🙂

Maybe I did not able to learn Finnish, but I had a chance to visit Helsinki and feel that kind of nature and a slightly different life than we live in Serbia every day. Surely you are all now wondering what the Moomins have to do with this special fashion outfit post from Finland?

During my visit to Helsinki, I received a invitation from the famous Finnish luxury street fashion brand Makia to be one of the brand ambassadors of their brand. Since at a meeting with my friends from the My Helsinki I showed great admiration to their cult series The Moomins and told some situations from my childhood when I watched this famous Finnish television series, they sent it to representatives of the Makia brand and the this unusual cooperation took place.

The Makia brand was founded in Finland in 2001. This brand is a Helsinki based clothing company producing Nordic contemporary designs to stand the test of time, equally in quality and over trends to become a part of our everyday lives. The idea of Makia originates from the need to keep warm in harsh conditions, while befitting a city environment. Makia’s collection is inspired by the history and surroundings of Helsinki Harbour, where the brand’s headquarters are located and has evolved into a full line of garments to shelter you from head to toe.

This year, Makia brand managed to make first collaboration of this type with the Moomins. It is also the first cooperation of this cult Finnish brand like Moomin with a fashion brand such as Makia.

Bright colors, practicality and, of course, the quality of the materials are just a few reasons why this special collection of Makia x Moomin is so special. To me, this yellow jacket made a smile on my face that awakened in me that Little Marko who enjoyed in his favorite cartoon.

Another day in Helsinki has ended, little Marko filled his another childhood dream, and everything was better than I imagined as would ever be in my life. Sometimes, you don’t need a reason for doing everything in your life. Do it because you want to. Because it’s fun. Because it makes you happy.

My dear fashionistas once again we have come to the end of this first special fashion outfit post from Helsinki. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! Don’t worry in a couple of days I will publish a new post where we will continue together to enjoy the charms of traveling and we will continue our adventure in Finland and Italy as well.

The fourth day in Helsinki ended, tired, but happy we went to our Aallonkoti apartment to fill our “batteries” just to continue our adventure. In the next post I will introduce you to the most beautiful zoo in Europe. It’s on island! I can’t wait to show you everything. 🙂

OUTFIT

Jacket: Makia x Moomin

Turtleneck sweater: Makia

Jeans: Makia

Boots: Makia

Camera: Sony Alpha 7r Mark II

 

At the end of the post, I would like to thank my friends from the Makia who made my day with this new collection and I hope that I have succeeded to refresh this cold winter with these cheerful colours! 🙂

Perhaps at first sight orange and yellow colours do not combine well, but I learned from my previous experience that people mostly make a mistake when it comes to fashion. One thing is when you see clothes on hangers, but that right comes just by yourself when you dress up those things. You will see all those thing different on your body.

How do you like this post? Have you prepared your closet for new fashion season? If you have a question, comment, suggestion or message for me, you can write me down in the comments. Of course, as always you can contact me via mail or social media, which you can find on the CONTACT page.

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

Best,

Mr.M

This post is sponsored by Tourist Board of Helsinki – My Helsinki, Aallonkoti Hotel Apartments, Makia brand and others partners of My Helsinki organisation which kindly help this #MyHelsinkiResidence project. I will mention all of them in some of the next posts.
For all these beautiful photos I used Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera.
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