My dear fashionistas, welcome to my blog! We have officially entered the last month of this 2019 and are slowly getting ready for the holiday season! I sincerely hope that you will spend these holidays in the best possible way with your family and friends, whether you decide to spend holidays abroad or at home.
In a previous post, I described to you the capital of Georgia – Tbilisi, which was otherwise called as the “Heart of the Caucasus.” Today I will tell you how one day in Tbilisi went, but in a slightly different way.
I can’t complain we had a really exceptional hotel – Iota Hotel which is located right in the heart of the city so we were able to discover all the beauty of Tbilisi in the best possible way. I have to admit the worst part of every trip to a FW is a must when I bring along a lot of clothes because I am not at all sure what I will end up wearing and bring along all the things I think will be a fashion hit! It’s nice when you pack all those things in your suitcase, but when you get to your desired destination you have to iron all those things and REMEMBER as it’s not IN to go “chewed”, at least not yet!
Bojana was impressed that I was obsessed with ironing, and I was happy because the iron machine was perfection, so I did all the work for a really short time…
A new day in Georgia was promising a lot, so Bojana and I decided to take a little tour of the city and see the beauties this interesting little town has. Of course, Bojana was in a very good mood, so we started to take some photos early in the morning.
Can you believe how drowsy I was that I didn’t see the color of the socks, so instead of the ones I prepared, I pulled on some completely different socks. I just noticed that evening when we got back to the hotel and afterwards we started to take photos. Okay, so what to do … Try to ignore this little mistake of mine!
Perhaps some of you remembers this coat from last season when I wore it in Helsinki for the purpose of promoting the Finnish fashion house Turo, which made this lovely “oversized” coat of the finest wool. I am the person who keeps things and carefully places them in my closet. Well, you see, we’re bloggers just like any other normal people, so we wear some of our old clothes again.
The unwritten rule in our industry is “you make a photo of every piece once and that’s it”, but since it’s absolutely impossible (at least for me …) I try to show people as many combinations as possible with some of the same iconic clothing pieces as in this one case this coat which is always my inexhaustible fashion inspiration.
Besides this wonderful coat, you had the opportunity to see these sunglasses in one of the posts this summer on my blog. I promised to you that I will not leave my house without them, but this time they were lucky to be left in a suitcase pocket because I forgot to take them out of the same one when I returned from Egypt.
I admit that I was a little surprised when I saw them and Bojana immediately told me to bring them on and that they fit perfectly with this outfit, I listened my Fashion Guru nevertheless women have a refined taste when it comes to fashion.
Our whole day was filled with good fun and we learned a lot of interesting things about Georgia that I shared with you in a previous post. We visited the Museum of Georgian Fine Arts, the Churches and the Opera. After touring Central Street, we continued on to the fashion week shows on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi where we were their dear guests.
How looks life in Georgia? What are the prices in Tbilisi? If we look at it from the perspective of an average European tourist, I can tell you that everything is significantly cheaper than in other parts of Europe. Here, for example, the fare for a one way transport ticket is 0.50 lari, which is about less than 20 cents. Yes, you read the fare for one way ticket is around 0.20 euros.
Prices in the supermarket are also drastically lower than in Europe. I remember Bojana and I took a couple of buns, juices, chocolates, sweets, gummy candies and a couple of cured meats and some more and we paid about 5 euros, which is amazing! Their standard of living is similar to Serbian one, but their prices are adjusted to their incomes not as disproportionate as in Serbia, where it is impossible to survive on the average salary.
I read somewhere on the internet that there is a charge to enter certain churches in Tbilisi (like in Italy), which is a big lie. Georgians are an extremely religious people and are very proud of their history. Due to some of the injustice they suffered, they built a lot of places of worship – churches and monasteries. In Georgia, almost 85% of the population is Orthodox religion.
I find that in the architectural sense the churches in Tbilisi are more beautiful and that certain details have made it all look more complete. When it comes to museum ticket prices, tickets are a little cheaper than in other parts of Europe.
The Georgians were really fantastic hosts and we spent an incredible 6 days in Georgia that really impressed us. Finally, I would like to thank my friends from Loro Piana fashion house, friends who were so wonderful, so I had the opportunity to walk on the streets of Tbilisi in their beautiful and comfortable sneakers, which is usually difficult for me.
My feet are extremely sensitive and I easily “earn” blisters on trips due to long walking in uncomfortable footwear. In addition to these adorable sneakers I got a turtle-neck sweater and trousers from them so you can see how it all goes in one beautiful and fashionable harmony.
Trousers: Loro Piana
Turtle-Neck Sweater: Loro Piana
Sneakers: Loro Piana
My dear fashionistas, once again we have come to the end post from special series of post from my Georgian adventure. Time just flies so fast when you are having a good time! At the end of this post, I would like to thank my friends from Turkish Airlines and National Georgian Tourism Administration for this incredible adventure and Iota Hotel for their huge efforts to make our stay unforgettable and I felt like at home. Also I would like to say huge thank you to organizers of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi for kind invitation.
How do you like this story about Tbilisi? Have you maybe had a chance to visit Georgia? I would like to share with me your experience! See you next week with another interesting story from Tbilisi, but we will explore this amazing city through some different “fashion” angle.
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This post was sponsored by Turkish Airlines and National Georgian Tourism Administration. I would like to say thank you to Iota Hotel for having us. Our days were fulfilled with special fashion adventures with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tbilisi and this was an extraordinary experience for me! Dear friends from Loro Piana and Edel Optics thank you for making this outfit so great. I also thank my friends from Sony who made it possible to enjoy in these beautiful photos made with the Sony Alpha 7r Mark II camera with Sony FE 24-70 mm lense from special G Master series of professional lenses.