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Monday, June 18, 2018

FRANKFURT CALLING




(in love with my shirt)





Frankfurt, what pops up in your mind as I mention this is most likely the European Central Bank, a picture of a finance center in general, and well, this weekend you could have caught me there as well!

After more than three years, it was time for me (and my German skills) to once again revisit the city and enjoy its flair and river side. I almost had forgotten how at home I actually feel in Germany. Fun fact is, German is my second mother tongue. After absorbing and listening to kid's TV shows for half a year on their channels, I randomly started speaking it at age 2 (and haven't stopped since).

Brunches are my favorite thing in the world, especially if there is also a buffet section (yes, why yes, I do live for the hotel all inclusive lifestyle). My search in Frankfurt resulted in a wonderful one at Cron am Hafen! The offer includes a coffee or tea and lots of sweet and salty things to choose from!

I love that the city is so active, everyone is either on their bicycles or going for a run. For me long walks next to the river side are essential, also the bridges are ideal for picture taking, the weather served me well and I finally put on some shorts, as well as my new shirt from Esprit that I recently purchased, and later when I get hungry... let me ask you, do you know What's beef?

I also just found out, a diner style venue with heavenly burgers, the menu offers a wide variety (and even sweet potato fries as side options). I chose a very extravagant one as the picture might tell. What really makes this restaurant special is actually the shakes they offer, I discovered the amazing pictures on Instagram and really craved one, but keep in mind it takes longer for them to be made. Another big bonus is that one can watch soccer while eating there!

Dear Frankfurt, thank you for keeping me busy this weekend, and I hope to see you soon! Now, I am back in Milan, slowly packing up my stuff and preparing for yet another move! 

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

AGITA'S BOOK CLUB


While preparing for exams there is nothing more relaxing to me than being able to just hop on my bicycle and take myself out for the thing I crave most once a day: COFFEE... You know me, I am usually the tea advocate in this corner, but sometimes you just have your Gilmore Girls moments, where you have to have a latte macchiato or a cappuccino (we've all been there, and also watching the Gilmore Girls reboot wasn't maybe the smartest idea XD).

Being in Italy makes things thus far more easier, I mean helloooo, coffee is a religion here, and I decided to join in on the servings. In these two years of studying here the only thing I am not joining in is the drinking coffee while standing (if you are like me from the Balkans, hour long coffee time is kind of the norm you grow up with, am not really planning on changing that). 

What else do we need? Well, a good read to join in on the fun. My new goal for this year was to read one or two books a week, and I did manage to keep my promise. As I got older, as the school obligations accelerated the time for reading more kind of minimized itself, but it is a healthy way for the brain to reset itself and just have a little break. My coffee table includes mostly classics, some modern day literature and other bits and pieces.

The personal favorites of the moment are Demian by Hermann Hesse, The Picture of Dorian Gray, followed by some business and development books like Lean in by Sheryl Sandberg, what I find particularly interesting is actually books about the development and structures of languages and cognitive functions of the brain, since an early age I have been kind of obsessed with these topics, even today I like to research even more on them, that is, when my time allows to do so. I have to say Thinking Fast and Slow (one of my most recent reads) has definitely been a book I couldn't put down and it came in handy during all of my airport time.

I do think we spend so much time on the internet (mysteriously we always find time for that), that it can only be considered fair to drop that phone of yours and indulge in a bit of printed work. For me, one of the best sites is Bookdepository, from school books to fiction, fantasy, arts, cooking and self-development they provided me with all I needed with just one klick. Here in Italy it is hard to find books in English, and when you do, well, the Italian already put a grand price to it as well! The site was kind of my knight in shinning armor! I have also left you the links to my favorite books of the moment in case you happen to like those topics too! I have one more exam to go, so wish me luck and stay tuned for the newest adventures on the blog!

XO
Aleks







Friday, May 4, 2018

A cruise with Chanel...










Ever since I was little my mum used to feed my curiosity with all of these fashion magazines. I started with the German Petra, went on with Vogue America, thrived the clothes of Harper's Bazaar and lots more. That is exactly how my Chanel obsession started... The signature cut, bold mix and timeless sense of independent, chic femininity (I kind of nailed the description there) always pushed me to work harder, get educated just to one day be able to buy my mum the bag she always wanted (and deserved).

I took a look at their newest Cruise collection and I fell in love with it (it sure was a true cruise down the runway), I included my favorite looks here from the show. I think this is a good start into a weekend, but make sure to let me know what your favorite looks are!

XOXO
Aleks

Get inspired on their website! @Chanel
Photo source: WWD

Thursday, May 3, 2018

AGITATRIX X SHEIN










You may not have seen it coming, but yes, a new collab is on the way! Today, I partnered up with Shein to bring my favorite looks from their site to your laptops, all you need to do is enjoy the ride (and the following picture collages!). I opted for everything casual, since, as a student, I don't have much time (I think you fellas out there understand me), but do I like looking put together? Well ofc YES! The days have gotten nicer, the time is right for lighter pieces to complete your looks! Happy shopping!

XOXO
Aleks

Go to their website! Shein

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

NOTTINGHAM AND MORE...




(I might not be the biggest fan of taking photos after all)


How does a bathtub sound to you? No, I'm not talking about a real-size one, but this one also has a small floating duck around...

In Milan it's always something new, whether we see it on Instagram or just hear about it at Uni, we're constantly seeing something intriguing. So this time we went into Nottingham forest to see for ourselves, what does this forest in a city have to offer?

The place is rather small, reservations are obviously something that isn't possible in a forest, but they make up for it (even my ten minute wait time) just with the sheer offerings of cocktails (cuz guys, I have never seen a bigger menu in my life). What a friend of mine saw online was creatively called Sephora, yep like the beauty metropolis, and once that bubble bath cocktail tub arrives you get the message behind it...we indeed pampered ourselves! (although, almost not finishing the mixture of champagne and vodka)

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Nottingham forest
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Monday, April 16, 2018

AGITA IN THE CITY








So often (once a day), one particular friend of mine and I sit down and have a tea. That and a cheesecake muffin accompany spontaneous rants, idea and pep talks unlike any others offered on TED. After that the only conclusion we can reach is...let's go somewhere.

A mimosa, a martini, or wine later, we have found another dream spot to hang out in.
The Yard, actually a hotel (what a surprise to find me in one of those) is hiding in it the Doping club, a secret membership option and for all us regular humans drinks can be arranged too. We went without any reservation and ended up having 4 couches just to ourselves up until the end of our stay (those actions sometimes do go the opposite way considering we are talking about Milan here).

My personal favorites are thus far definitely Madame D, and for after Zumbrowka (as you might have guessed it has vodka in it). For me even cocktails with vodka aren't that bad, but I do admit they aren't for everyone. I also do suggest to eat up before going anywhere, this place, although it offers food isn't really my go-to for the preparation, I would suggest you visit one of those old-school Italian places, usually normal prices and REGULAR SIZE PORTIONS!!!

For photos this place definitely has it's charm, it is filled up with different items, all representing fun activities or evoking memories of travel and those 50's business men with their Cuban cigars. I myself developed this strange fascinations for cigars and the first day after all exams are done I always go and buy myself one, sit on the terrace and just relax.

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The Yard

Friday, April 13, 2018

24H IN COPENHAGEN...




Me tired before the taxi came to pick me up for the airport



A heaven for cocktails... (Bronnum)


Boarding our Ryanair flight


It hides a lot of good places for food and beer!


Frederik's Church


Aleks happiness in between bicycles


A wonderful coffee spot in their theater!


Welcome to behind the scenes...


The guards at the palace


The little Mermaid


And ofc, nowhere without my signature pose...





Don't you just love the thrill of a good spontaneous travel? My friends and I embrace it (regularly too!). My often so casual Wednesday turned into a Danish treat and I fell in love with it!

Booking the Ryanair was easy, airport-to-city transport a blast (just hop on the metro and after approx. 6-7 stations you're there)

After carefully reviewing lots of Instagram pages, travel sites and written guides, the decisions on what to see were still unclear (there was so much, and we had so little time, but we refused to say no to even a thing). Instead, wise as we are, established the Copenhagen criteria for this travel:

A random direction will lead the way! And so it was. The botanical garden (definitely climb up the stairs in the glass building, up into the palm trees you go), military base, royal palace, Frederik's church, library (with a neat cafe in it), a castle or the ever so mesmerizing Little Mermaid (definitely the hot spot for tourists and worth the waiting for a photo) amazed us with their beauty. What's more, everyone is on their bicycles ready for action. Personally I was looking forward to renting one, but sadly one of my friends couldn't do it. There are lots of options, from rental shops, to the bike stations (you might also know these from Milan), and not to forget there are even some with navigation systems in them (blonde approved XD).

Another thing I found very interesting is that, apparently Denmark really is the country for me. Everyone loves their brunch! No kidding but for the most part of the day in all those nicely rounded up cafes (each with a soul of its own, but still they all work together for the perfect Instagram picture) everybody seemed to be getting their brunch on..

The museums are the dream of every art lover, sadly for us the time limit did prevent us from doing even more things, but we nailed it anyways! When you enter them, make sure to check out the information tablets, as they also provide a guide to what is free to visit on which days and what hours! And if your trip is blessed with good weather like ours was, you should definitely take a moment sit on the grass and just soak up the sun (I even got a bit of a sunburn XD).

When it comes to food: pastries, pastries and even more pastries are the motto to live by. With so many cute places there I think you should just pick out the one you like most by yourself! For me the Vogue guide definitely didn't lie and Lagkagehuset  (exists in multiple locations throughout the city) is a pearl, let's face it we all crave a danish cookie sometimes! We also tried their famous hot dogs and we loved it! Now, for some solid food, I gotta admit, the burgers in Milan really aren't the best, so at first I was scared to try some there,but they turned out amazing, and what better atmosphere to eat them in than a gas station, Gasoline grill is the food highlight for me I think!

The prices are something you should think about beforehand, they are higher than Milan for example, because of the higher standard of living there. Coffees can cost around 5 euros, and brunches from 15-30. The metro tickets there are valid for 90 minutes, just like in Milan, but cost 5 euros, you should buy yourself one straight at the station when taking the metro, since it is valid immediately from the moment of purchase, but what is convenient is that you don't need to additionally validate them anymore!

I would definitely say it has captured my heart, and I believe that spending my time on travel is essential, I hope you get the chance to discover Copenhagen the way I did (and that you will hopefully have even more time to do so). I wish you a happy 1st of May, lots of love!

XO
Aleks