Tuesday, May 2, 2017
It's May, and that means it's that time of the month where we all think we're going to be soo productive and do things right this time around. There's nothing wrong with that and I'm not going to lie, I am one of those people. But, I still have my reservations about new beginnings, maybe they are just too good to be true?
Anyways, Angela and I decided to take our location hunting to Plochnik, a popular spot in Skopje known for being a gathering place for all cheap wine and beer lovers. But by day, it's the perfect location to take photos at.
I'm wearing this lovely button down from Zaful.com, a website that never fails me. See more HERE.
Photos: Angela Petrovska
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Hold up, April is over? I seriously need to get my *you know what* together, soon it's gonna be me against 6 different exams - yay! But for now, let's have a small recap of the month of April, shall we? I spent half of the month feeling sick (but never fully sick), went on a roadtrip, spent time with friends (most of the time catching the sunshine rays in the City Park), tried to study, fangirled over SKAM's new season (!!!) and listened to a bunch of random music. Trust me, this playlist is as random as it's gonna get. So let's get get right into it.
Starting off with Gorillaz and ALL of their newly released songs - talk about perfect timing. Their sound is a bit different now, but I can't bring myself to hate their music, no matter what they bring out I know I'm going to love it! Plus, how cool is their Saturnz Barz concept, not only do we get a 360 video, but also there will be exhibitions inspired by the "Spirit House". My faves so far are Andromeda & Saturnz Barz.
Astrid S released a second single this month, and I was over the moon excited for it! Bloodstream did not disappoint, it's so catchy and modern, totally in Astrid's style. I can't wait for a whole album, this girl is going to go far!
Aloha by Mome ft. Merryn Jeann was one of the first songs that caught my attention during the first Skam episode, it's just so catchy! It's the perfect balance between chill and dance music, which is always nice to find.
And now we have a string of Norwegian songs that you'll most probably not bother listening to,but for those of you who are not afraid to reach beyond the typical English language, might I suggest these:
Iblindeserenbedre by Tomine Harket & Unge Ferrari is a wonderful piece of music that I would describe as a "chill Disclosure" type of song. The title might frighten you, but it's just I blinde ser en bedre but without space between the words (so Art, I know). I think I could listen to this particular song on repeat for days on end, it just makes me feel so calm. I now also know how to say "Be honest, can you see my soul?" in Norwegian haha.
Another song by the same artists that was featured on Skam was Nostalgi 3Millioner. I have to admit it first, the title of the song is so random, or I just can't connect it to the lyrics. Either way, you would expect some rapping or at least hip hop just by reading the title, but instead you have an amazingly touching ballad?! Oh Norway, how I adore you.
And last but not least, Fy Faen by Hkeem & Temur - I can't not include this song, it's the perfect summer hit waiting to be discovered. It lifts up your mood and makes you excited about summer, what more do you need from a song?
Now that the Norwegian songs are out of the way, we have another string of songs that I like to call "Summer daydreaming circa 2014" (because the songs are from 2014):
Imagination by Gorgon City ft. Katy Menditta - oh how I love this song, Gorgon City have some amazing songs and I don't know how this one's slipped under my radar.
I Know by Shift K3Y is the ultimate summer song, you can't go wrong with a catchy beat and repeating the same words over and over again. Elena, why are you torturing yourself, exams are just about to start and your mind is already by the beach, sun tanning and drinking a mojito...
Okay, so we all know My Love by Route 94 by now, but can we just appreciate it for one more minute? I don't know why but it's been on absolute repeat this month,
And the last discovery for this month, November by Super Cruel ft. Lisa Mitchell. It's a super cute song with a cute music video to go with it. Lisa's vocals are so soft to the ear, it's just like butter on warm bread. Plus, there's a beat drop, so that's an unexpected twist.
As always, click HERE for the whole playlist, until next time, byeee!
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
It's spring, therefore the denim jackets are out for the world to see, and my collection is getting bigger and bigger thanks to Shein.com (best place to buy denim jackets, seriously!). When I saw this one with flower embroidery I: 1.Went crazy with excitement & 2.Ordered it faster than you could say "OMG that's so cute!" Okay, enough fangirling about the jacket, I hope you all had a great Easter catching up with family. Now, back to reality, have a great week!
Photos: Angela Petrovska
Friday, April 14, 2017
Last week I touched on the subject of "places that make me feel calm in Skopje", but this time I'm taking you outside the city bounds and into nature at its finest. What you see here is Lake Kozjak, the largest artificial lake and man made accumulation in Macedonia. Even though the drive there is less than an hour away, this was actually my first time visiting this lookout point. I've seen plenty of pictures on Instagram, but the real thing is much more grandiose - in every sense of the word.
A road trip with friends was just what I needed to end last week off in a right way, and it definitely made me daydream about more in the future. Also, Happy Easter!
Photos: Filip Gjorgjioski & Angela Petrovska
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
One of my favorite things to do in spring here in Skopje is to take full advantage of the cherry blossom blooming season. So when this time rolls around each year, I go to Maksim Gorki street to admire the gorgeous Kanzan cherry trees before the petals hit the ground and I take looots and lots of pictures. I've been feeling a bit disorganized and overwhelmed recently, so whenever I have the chance to go here, or to the park, I take the opportunity to clear my head for a minute and breathe in the aroma from the blossoms.
BTW how cute is this top from Romwe.com, it's the perfect basic T-shirt with a modern twist. Click HERE to check it out.
Photos; Filip Stefanovski
Sunday, April 2, 2017
Овој пат имам поразличен пост од вообичаеното, и иако не сум бјути блогер решив да споделам со вас неколку продукти кои ги добив од Аvon Македонија и да напишам збор-два за истите.
Новата линија Mark е составена од впечатливи мејкап производи кои се наменети за девојките кои сакаат да бидат креативни со нивната шминка и да бидат забележани благодарение на високо пигментираните производи кои се дел од оваа линија. Во продолжение ќе прочитате за новата Spectralash маскара, Magix Face Primer & Avon Plum It Lipstick.
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Remember when I posted last month's playlist a bit earlier? Yeah, that resulted in me accumulating a lot more new music for this playlist than I expected. I don't think I've ever had this many songs to share with you, so I know this is going to be a mammoth to read, but stick with me!
My absolute favorite this month has to be Tame Impala's The Less I Know The Better. I've been digging the disco vibes this month, so much that I would describe them as... relaxing? I don't know what I love more about this song, the easy-going melody or the goofy lyrics, but either way I've been enjoying it way too much!
Sticking to the "disco theme", the song I've had on repeat these last few days has to be Shy Girls - Trivial Motion (PREP Remix). It's just a fun song to listen to and you'll find yourself shimmying your shoulders by the time you reach 0:30 seconds of the song.
I found Wildfire by SBTRKT over on Tamara's Instagram (her Insta is a whole playlist with cool songs by itself) and I was immediately captivated by the melody. It was unlike anything I've heard before, but it was definitely cool, dare I say a bit seductive? And that's when I had a little SBTRKT listening session and I found Hold On feat. Sampha - a very different sound from Wildfire, but you could still tell who the artist was. Check them out, you won't regret it!
And now, the attack of the Norwegian singers thanks to SKAM (a TV series I'm obsessed with for those of you who aren't aware). Starting off with Kamikaze by Susanne Sundfør - and no, this is not that super annoying song Kamikaze by MØ, but rather a ballad-esque song that grabs your attention from the very beginning with its 80s/90s melody.
Then we have Run by Elsa & Emilie, a song that is perfection for rainy days and gloomy weather. I would describe this one like this - Daughter, but instead of one amazing voice, you have two.
And ending the SKAM songs with my personal favorite - Grizzly Man by Rockettothesky. Where do I even begin with this one... It's not everyone's cup of tea. Not at all. Some would even say this song is boring, or pointless, or stupid. To me, this song represents how my happy place would sound. When I listen to this song, I close my eyes and I feel as if I am floating on air, or I'm lying on a field surrounded by green grass and daisies. This is what I want a song to make me feel, and I know I probably sounded crazy just now, but trust me on this one!
Call Me Out is Sarah Close's first single, and I've been following this lady on Youtube for a while now, so when I saw this in my subscription box I was so happy for her! Definitely check her out, it's such a cute song!
Astrid S finally released a new song and I'm on cloud 9 right now! I looove her music, and Breathe is no exception from that. I know that from the very first listen the chorus will be stuck in your heads. So, you're welcome!
If I had to describe James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go in one word, that word would be adorable! And it's not even the lyrics that get to me, it's the melody of the song and his voice. Oh so dreamy... and adorable haha.
When I saw that Syd had a solo song I was pleasantly surprised, but then again I knew that it would be an amazing piece of music. All About Me did not disappoint in the slightest. As a self-proclaimed RNB lover, I must admit I've been avoiding this genre for the past few months. And this song reminded me why I loved it in the first place.
And last but not least, the ultimate throwback! Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. Name a more iconic song, I'll wait. Okay, jokes aside, I've been loving this song through the whole of March. I remember it all started when I was having one of those "throwback music" nights, and this song reminded me of how much I loved it as a kid, but I never thought I was cool enough to listen to a band like Gorillaz. 10+ years later, I'm still not cool enough, but I sure know how to enjoy it a lot more. And I would like to think of this as a sign of destiny, because just recently Gorillaz released new songs, just as I was having their old songs on repeat!
And that's it! What a small playlist, I know haha. Click HERE for the whole playlist on YT, and until next month, ciao!