*NOTE:Unfortunately we are still in unusual times, and the COVID-19 regulations change rapidly. Please check here the latest information before making your journey to Portugal.
Another check off my bucket list! Over the past decade since I have started my blog, I was mostly focused on travelling within central Europe. Although Portugal was always on my wish-list, somehow I never made it. However as we know, for everything there is a season, a reason and time.
Thanks to my longtime friend and colleague Maria Ratzinger who had a brilliant idea to visit Lisbon in September, this trip was the best thing we have planned to start the fall season. Our journey started from Vienna to Lisbon, followed with a short trip to Sesimbra region.
1. L’Oréal Knows, Feb 2020, 16 x 20 inches, Acrylic on wooden panel, 2. Only a Dentist Can Give Her Better Floride Treatment, Feb 2020, 16 x 20 inches, Acrylic on wooden panel
Dana Robinson is a visual artist who addresses black female identity, black love and blackness. Robinson has exhibited her work in the US, abroad. Currently she has work online with Medium Tings, Stay at Home Gallery, and Selena’s Mountain. Her work has been written about in NY Mag’s Vulture, VICE, and Ain’t Bad to name a few. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Fine Art in 2019, and is preparing to show work for the first time in a virtual reality environment at Untitled Art Online with LatchKey Gallery and Selena’s Mountain later this month.
After weeks of overwhelming emotions, I am using my platforms like Instagram as well as my blog to raise awareness, and continue to fight against racism as well as police violence.
As the #BlackLivesMatter trend is slowly vanishing on social media, now it’s time for everyone to understand, that changes won’t happen overnight. Supporting a cause is not about one week of attending protests and sharing content. It’s about continuously spreading awareness against discrimination, fight for human rights, educate ourselves, and our children.
Fresh summer rolls are colorful, healthy and fun to make with any kind of ingredients which are easy to find or you already have at home. Served with delicious and creamy peanut butter or sweet chilli dipping sauce, these summer rolls are great for lunch, dinner or just as a snack in-between.
The rice paper rolls are gluten-free, vegan, and perfect for plant-based foodies. I tried making them for the first time, and it was pretty easy. I already had lot of veggies, noodles, and fruits at home, so I thought I will give it a try, but the secret to deliciousness are the dips.
Staying at home is never boring when you know how to spend your time wisely. Not only cooking, creating photography content, or painting gave me pleasure, but books felt like vacation during these strange times. These books aren’t to be confused with beach reads— although if the beaches will be open this summer, then you can read them at seaside while sunbathing.
These books are about love, life, family, psychology, loss, finding yourself and success.
Few years ago I’ve started the “Food” category on my blog, but unfortunately I couldn’t keep up posting recipes frequently. Since the pandemic has started, I am back to the kitchen for cooking, baking and writing new recipes.
There are so many reasons why I love cooking, but one of the main reasons is that I love incorporating fresh ingredients into meals that makes them healthier than having processed food. I find cooking as a very relaxing activity to practice. Hunting for the ingredients, preparing them and putting them together to make something delicious, puts me in a much relaxed and happy mood than sitting on the couch and watching Netflix.
For the first #QuarantineRecipe I’ve created is this delicious easy vegan brown rice noodle bowl. A perfect dish for spring, which is nourishing, packed with lot of vitamins, spicy, gluten-free and super easy to make. Served with vegetables, brown rice noodles and crispy tofu.
While we are currently physically distancing and staying at home, I am not just decluttering my closet but also my travel photos from past years. Since we cannot travel or go on vacation yet—this post might not be relevant at the moment, but sooner or later we will travel and visit all our favorite places.
Who would have thought that 2020 will start with a pandemic outbreak? Absolutely, no one. We are living in extraordinary times, where anxiety and panic spreads faster than the virus. Everyone worries about their parents, grandparents, kids, jobs and their finances.
First of all, I want to apologize for being MIA in February. I dedicated my time and attention to my family and working on future projects, which requires stepping out of the comfort zone and making good choices with lot of focus on details. I know you’ve missed the ‘What To Read’ post the past two months, so today I want to share what I read in January and February.
While past two months were good months of reading with lot of new inspiring books, here are the five books I would suggest you to read now: