Norway – Ice, Beauty and Happiness

My second trip in 2017, was to Norway. I had the amazing chance to spend one week in this amazing place. I flight from Bucharest to Oslo, the flight took about two and half hours.

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When I arrived in Oslo, the very first thing I noticed was the smell of pine trees. Since it was end of February, I was expecting to be much colder. It wasn’t that bad but my suggestion is to try to visit Norway during warmer months.

All the people I met in Norway were very helpful and friendly. So no surprise Norway is one of the happiest countries.

I got a couple of hours in Oslo, and here is what I saw:

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Then I continued my trip by train from Oslo to Lillehammer, which is small city situated northern than the capital. Lillehammer is located near lake Mjøsa, all surrounded by mountains. The city centre is full of shops, warm coffee shops and beautiful wooden houses.

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Close to Lillehammer is the famous Lysgårdsbakken Ski Jumping Arena. Norway is of course the perfect place for skiing and other winter sports.

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Norway is so beautiful – white snow and  threes peeking out, pretty houses with huge windows and tiny paths to the street. Norway is coziness – a fireplace, warm blankets and some cappuccino. Norway is calmness – piece and quiet.

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And the only thing I was sorry about was the fact I haven’t got the chance to see the breathtaking Northern lights even after a couple go tries – freezing and impatiently waiting far from the city lights…  but of course it is a good reason to go back again!

P.S: Have you been in Norway? 

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Sunday Afternoon in Caffe Pascucci Rimini

Sunday is relax and coziness.. Sunday is comfy clothes and big sunglasses… Sunday is a good coffee and something sweet.. Sunday is a nice walk on the beach with a good friend.

This Sunday I will take you on a walk, we will see one of the most beautiful italian beaches

….and after we will grab a coffee at the most famous cafeteria in Rimini – Caffe Pascucci.

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Address: Viale Amerigo Vespucci, 47921 Rimini, Italy

Phone: 0039 0541 709165

More information on www.pascucci.it

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The coffee shop is pretty big and if the weather is nice also there are tables outside with а view over the main boulevard from where you can spy the tourists browsing around. You can sit with a friends and enjoy the nice company, or hide in some of the small tables inside and just have a relaxing time and do some work.

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I like the interior, it is very simple with mainly black, white and dark brown. There are some little pretty details like pictures on the walls. It is cozy but still modern and stylish.

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The atmosphere is very nice, the buzzing around people, the conversations and the warm welcoming from the staff, who works there make your experience even more interesting.

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They offer pretty big selection of cold and hot drinks. My favourite are cappuccino and tea. Also with the drinks they give you some sweets as a compliment.

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As it comes to the price range, I can say it is higher than average in Rimini. But once in a while it is worth the splurge to spoil yourself.

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P.S: Do you have any favourite spots? How do you spend your Sundays?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Garnier Haul

Last month I bought a couple of beauty stuff  so I decided to share with you my first impressions in this mini Garnier Haul.

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First thing I got is this gift set containing two products – Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water for sensitive skin and Garnier Essentials Hydrating Care Day Cream. I needed both so it was a great deal for me!

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I already have been using the Micellar Water for the last couple of months but mine finished so I repurchased it.  And I am very happy with it, I have tried some different ones, but so far Garnier`s one is my favourite. It cleans and removes make up and dirt, it leaves my skin fresh and smooth without any extra oils.

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The second part of the small gift set was Garnier Essentials Hydrating Care Day Cream. It is for normal and combination skin. That is my first time using Garnier face cream. I like it because it absorbs very fast in my skin and it smells very good. As a result my skin is hydrated but after a couple of hours it gets a little bit shiny and oily. So I am not sure if I will buy it again.

I also got two face masks – Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Face Mask and Moisture + Freshness Tissue Face Mask.

garnier_xoxogabrielle4Moisture + Aqua Bomb Tissue Face Mask is super hydrating and repulsing. It suppose to hydrates intensively,  replumps and boosts radiance. It contains extract of grenade, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum, perfect for dehydrated skin.

Moisture + Freshness Tissue Face Mask is super hydrating and purifying. This one hydrates intensively, refreshes and tightens pores. The extract of green tea, hyaluronic acid and hydrating serum makes are suitable for normal to combination skin types.

Those two I haven’t tried yet but as soon as I do, I will do a review on them, so stay tuned!

P.S: Have you tried some go those products? Do you have any new beauty favourites?

xoxo,

Gabrielle

Friday Dinner in Rimini – Noi Sushi

After we had a coffee in Rimini, I decided to take you to a nice dinner at the city centre. While going to the restaurant we  can enjoy a walk through the historical part of the city or a little shopping tour. So I hope you are a sushi lover, because we are going to Noi Sushi.
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Address: Piazza Cavour 15, Rimini 
Phone: (0039) 0541 787577
Open: Everyday 12–2:30PM7–11:30PM

You can find more information here: Noi sushi Rimini

 

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 The restaurant is pretty big but it is very cozy and the interior is very nice. The people who work there speak English and they are all very kind and helpful.

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Me and my friends had some sushi and everything was soooo delicious! The menu offers also salads, soups and some other specialties.
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A part of the sushi they also offer quite a big selection of drinks and cocktails.
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And last but not least I tried for a very first time a green tea ice cream. To be honest I can’t say it is my favourite type of ice cream but it was interesting!
P.S: Do you like sushi?  Have you tried the green tea ice cream?
xoxo,
Gabrielle