Ski Holiday in Austria – Budget Planner

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EN  Hello again, dear friends! I have just come back from a perfect ski holiday in Austria and thought to myself – why not give you a small guide on how to replicate my perfect holiday, in case you’re a ski fan. So here it goes, some tips and some information about how much money you need to spend:

I always rented an apartment with family and friends. We believe it’s easier to have an apartment and cook your own food. Being on the ski slopes all day, you usually have 2 main meals and you never know what time you’ll be back. This way you don’t depend on anyone and you make your own schedule. Renting an apartment varies, but you can find good places with €150-€200 per couple, per week. Best place to book a place is Interchalet.

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RO  Saluut! Am lipsit putin ce-i drept, insa am avut motive serioase: am petrecut un concediu tare placut in Austria la ski. Si cum imi place mie de obicei, am ales sa va fac un mic rezumat cu ce trebuie sa stiti daca va organizati si voi sa mergeti si cam cat va costa un astfel de concediu. 

In primul rand, cazarea: noi mereu am mers pe principiul de a inchiria un apartament pe familie/prieteni. Asa nu ne constrange nimic, ne gatim noi singuri si e mai usor. Fiind toata ziua la ski, organizam de obicei doua mese mari si la ore total diferite. Uneori suntem mai obositi, alteori mai matinali…asa ca e mai bine sa nu depinzi de vreun program la hotel. E si cel mai avantajos din punct de vedere financiar: in medie e undeva pe la €150 – €200 de cuplu pe o saptamana. Cel mai bun site de cazare, din punctul nostru de vedere, e Interchalet.

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EN  Food there is similar with UK prices so you can buy there all your stuff. If you decide to eat on top of the mountains, you’ll pay around €15-€20 per person. They serve good quality food in those cottages with superb views, they also have great beer and mulled wine at very good prices.

The ski passes can be a bit pricey, but the more days you buy them for, the cheaper they get. It’s around €200 per person for a 5 day season. But you can pay slightly less or more, depending on the area you’re going to. All ski areas are beautiful and worth visiting, in my opinion. However, because it’s quite warm these days, choose something at a higher altitude just to make sure the snow is plenty. Details about prices, ski slopes and everything around Kitzbuhel – are all here.

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RO  Mancarea e significant mai scumpa decat in Romania. Din Romania e usor, te urci in masina si incarci bagajele cu cateva cumparaturi. Asa e cel mai bine, macar alimente de baza pentru primele mese. Daca alegi sa mananci in oras, e plin de cabane in varful muntilor cu peisaje deosebite. O masa e in jur de €15-€20 de persoana, iar calitatea mancarii e foarte buna. Berea si vinul fiert se gasesc la orice loc la preturi okay. 

Cel mai mare cost e accesul la partii. Un bilet pe un sezon de 5 zile e undeva la €200, depinde de zona pe care o alegeti, adica numarul de partii. Toate partiile pe care le-am vazut m-au impresionat. Insa pentru ca e tot mai cald iernile, va sugerez undeva la altitudini mai mari. Asa va asigurati ca partia e okay, altfel skiati mai mult pe zapada artificiala sau moale. De data asta noi am fost in zona Kitzbuhel, o zona foarte intinsa. Detalii cu partii, preturi, altitudini etc – le aflati aici

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EN  You’ll find loads of buses that offer free transportation to different ski areas. So look for this when booking your accommodation, if you don’t have a car. You’ll need some sort of transportation, unless you live just next to a base.

Bring some FastumGel or any other type of pain killer remover for your muscles. If you are not in the greatest shape, you can pull your muscles easily – depending on how much you ski. Don’t overdo it from the first day! It’s a holiday, but it is an intense work out.

ski holiday austriaRO  Transportul la partii e foarte important. De cele mai multe ori aveti de mers si cel mai comod e sa aveti o masina. Insa daca nu aveti, e plin de autobuze care va transporta gratuit doar cu ski pass-ul pe care oricum l-ati luat. La casa de bilete va pot oferi informatii cu statii, orar, tot ce trebuie.

Desi e un concediu, poate fi obositor mai ales daca nu sunteti in cea mai buna conditie fizica. Nu exagerati din prima zi si va recomand sa luati cu voi creme de tip Fastum Gel pentru musculatura. Pentru mine cel putin a fost destul de obositor, dar poate si pentru ca am incercat sa ma tin dupa Dan – n-am cazut decat zilnic. 

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EN   And last but not least, go at least one day to a spa! You need it, and there are some beautiful ones. You can go to local ones for about €15/person. You’ll get some warm water and saunas. But if you’re after those fancy places with hot jacuzzis outside, you’ll have to pay €30 or more. Overall, a ski trip can cost you minimum €500 per person, with all reduced to the bone. If you want to relax a bit, €700 is more of a real number.

RO   Si cel mai important, nu uitati de spa! Mergeti cel putin o zi (sau o dupa masa) la un spa, sa va relaxati si sa va bucurati de un tratament. Sunt multe bazine in diverse localitati la preturi in jur de €15 de persoana cu sauna inclusa. Iar daca vreti ceva in stilul pozelor faimoase cu jacuzzi in aer liber, printre munti va costa aproximativ dublu. Iar per total o vacanta la ski in Austria va poate costa minim €500 de persoana, cu economii la sange. Insa vreo €700 e un numar mai real zic eu. 

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♥ Andra

Minimalist

minimalist look EN   This is an office look for those who don’t usually wear this, but need to have some sort of office clothes in their wardrobe. I think that the easiest way is to go with classic colours: black and white. I wore this white blazer in so many ways just because it goes with everything. And one place where I find some nice smart clothes, at good quality and reasonable prices is H&M. I got there my interview dresses too and some formal trousers. They all look smart and they all lasted me many years. Everyone says: invest in a nice white shirt, it’s a must. I say, don’t invest in it. White shirts are everywhere. I prefer to change my white shirts, they get yellow-y in time and I like to change the fit in time.

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RO   Asta e o tinuta smart foarte simpla pe care puteti sa o creati atunci cand nu trebuie sa va imbracati asa de obicei. Spun asta pentru ca aud mereu sfaturi de genul: fiecare trebuie sa investeasca intr-o camasa alba, e un must. Si sunt de acord, o camasa alba fiecare trebuie sa avem, insa nu sunt de acord cu investitiile prea scumpe. Gasim camasi albe la fiecare colt, asa ca prefer sa le iau la preturi mai mici si sa le schimb mai des. Albul se mai ingalbeneste, e mai sensibil la pete, asa ca niciodata n-am dat o avere pe o camasa simpla. Tot pe principiul must have, eu zic ca-i musai si un sacou alb. Stiu ca majoritatea opteaza pentru un sacou negru, de-aceea eu am mers pe alb. Parca-mi face tinuta mai eleganta, mai deosebita si doar pentru simplu fapt ca-i alb. Daca sunteti la inceput de drum cu hainele office, va recomand cu caldura H&M. Eu de-acolo am luat multe la preturi acceptabile, care m-au tinut ani de zile. minimalist look minimalist look

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Blazer – H&M

Shirt – Primark

 

♥ Andra

New Year, New Sales!

january outfit EN  It’s that wonderful time of the year again when we are surrounded by Sales everywhere. And even though we’re broke after the winter holidays, it’s too tempting to say no. Still, I’m trying to be good this time and buy only things that I really really like. I often buy clothes that are a bit outside my comfort zone, just to experiment more with style. And one brand that has a lot of variety is Zara. You can’t go empty handed from a Zara store. I was a bit disappointed with the sale in Romania, I think UK offers a better range and even better prices! That’s why I only bought a knitted jumper which feels like a blanket, it’s extremely comfortable and warm. What have you bought lately? Let me know in a comment below.

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RO   E iar perioada marilor reduceri si desi avem bugetul strans dupa sarbatorile de iarna, e prea tentant sa nu mergem si prin magazine. Insa cu parere de rau trebuie sa spun ca am fost usor dezamagita de promotiile din tara. In Anglia gasesc oferte mai bune, chiar si preturi mai mici in perioada reducerilor! Chiar si asa, n-am putut sa nu-mi iau nimic.. asa ca astazi port un pulover de la Zara, extrem de comod si calduros. Insa e mai scurt, asa ca nu-l recomand decat cu pantaloni sau fusta cu talie inalta. E si foarte largut dar asta-l face mai interesant. Voi ce v-ati luat de la ‘marile’ reduceri? Lasati-mi un comentariu mai jos. january outfitjanuary outfit zara top january winter

Top – Zara

Jeans – Topshop

Boots – H&M

Coat – French Connection

 

♥ Andra

How to be Organised in 3 Steps

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EN   In the previous post I was telling you that my 2016 goal is to be consistent. The first step to do so is to be more organised. And let’s face it, improving our organisational skills always helps. So after reading some productivity books and trying what best works for me, I wanted to share it with you too. My 3 steps for being more organised are:

1.Buy an Agenda/Diary

Buy any sort of diary that fits in your pocket or your bag, so it’s always with you. I like to buy a nice one, to make it colorful and fun. But yours can be as personal as it can get. You can use your mobile too. I prefer to write and tick off what I’ve done, but if the mobile is more comfortable even better. There’s loads of Apps too, and they’re all free!

2. Have up to 2 goals per day

Don’t overdo it. Specialists say that if you put everything on that list: washing the dishes, washing the clothes etc… makes you feel a bit overwhelmed, like you have loads to do, even though most of them are small jobs.Focus on 2 main goals per day, maximum 2 things that you need to do that day: talk to an old friend, plan a holiday, change your internet provider etcetera.

3. Set a time

Make sure you set a specific time for those planned jobs. Creating a schedule helps you stick to it. The more specific you are, the more chances you will finish the job. Otherwise you’ll be tempted to postpone it.

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RO  In postarea anterioara va spuneam ca planuiesc sa fiu mai consecventa in anul nou. Asa ca vreau in primul rand sa fiu mai organizata. Si ma gandeam sa impartasesc si cu voi planul meu simplu, pentru ca organizarea nu strica niciodata. Am cules ideile astea din diverse carti si am o creat o metoda foarte simpla mie, care suna cam asa:

1.Cumpara-ti o agenda

Investeste intr-o agenda care-ti place, cat mai personalizata, care sa-ti incapa in geanta sau in buzunarul de la geaca astfel incat sa o ai in permanenta cu tine. O alta metoda e de-a te folosi de telefon. Dan are totul planificat pe telefon si salvat online, asa are acces constant la programul lui. Eu personal prefer hartia, insa daca alegi mobilul ai o sumedenie de aplicatii gratuite pe care le poti downloada. 

2. Stabileste-ti maxim 2 obiective pe zi

Specialistii spun ca nu e bine sa iti aglomerezi lista cu prea multe lucruri de facut. Si incearca sa eviti sa pui pe lista lucruri pe care oricum le-ai face: spalat vase, dus gunoiul etc.. Toate astea fac sa te simti coplesita si e mai bine sa pastrezi lista simpla. Timothy Ferriss sugereaza 2 obiective principale pe zi, doua lucruri care pot sa-ti ia mai mult timp, care trebuie facute dar nu sunt urgente. De exemplu: planificare vacanta, schimbare abonament telefon etcetera. 

3. Stabileste o ora

Asigura-te ca stabilesti o ora anume pentru fiecare obiectiv major. Astfel iti creezi un program zilnic si ti-e mai usor sa te tii de treaba, te face sa te simti mai organizata si ai timp sa faci tot ce ti-ai propus. Daca lista e vaga si doar pui: ‘de sunat la agentie’, risti sa tot amani pentru ca e nu e ceva urgent. 

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Diary and Notebook from paperchase

♥ Andra

My 2016 Resolution

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EN  I want to wish you all an amazing 2016! I believe that we should always have our own goals, no matter the month of the year. However, let’s face it, a new year is a new opportunity to put our life in order. To actually start going to the gym, even though we give up after a week or two, to start eating healthy and give up after the first weekend… and so on! So my goal for 2016 is to stick to things I want to do. To be consistent, to stay focused and use my time efficiently. Let me know what your New Year resolutions are, and let’s make the most out of it!

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RO  In primul rand vreau sa va urez tuturor un An Nou cat mai bun, plin de impliniri! Eu sunt de parere ca mereu ar trebui sa ne scriem niste obiective si sa ne gandim la ce vrem sa realizam pe viitor, indiferent ca e Ianuarie sau alta luna a anului. Insa anul nou e ocazie perfecta pentru a ne pune viata in ordine, pentru a ne apuca in sfarsit de sala, desi renuntam dupa o saptamana, pentru a fi mai atenti la ce mancam desi pe weekend am uitat de dieta ..etcetera! De-aceea scopul meu pe anul 2016 e sa fiu consecventa, sa ma tin de treaba si dupa 31 Ianuarie, sa nu uit de prioritati. Voi ce v-ati propus sa realizati in acest an? Nu uitati sa-mi spuneti si mie, si hai sa avem cu totii un an cat mai reusit!

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Top – H&M

Skirt – ChicWish

Shoes – Local store, Constanta Romania

 

♥ Andra

 

Book of the Month Series

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EN   So I thought I’ll give you a shout out about the new series I started to do on Youtube – The Book of the Month. I want to encourage more people to read, to learn more, to improve themsleves. So all these beautiful books that I am talking about are self-help, inspiring books. I’ll share with you the last video I did and now I’m going back to another book. Outside it’s snowing, made my hot tea already and I’m sat on the big sofa with the cat sleeping next to me – life’s good!

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RO  M-am gandit sa va spun repede de noua serie pe care am inceput-o de cateva luni pe Youtube – Cartea Lunii. Videourile sunt in limba engleza pentru a fi accesibile cat mai multor personane. Insa daca aveti nevoie de mai multe detalii in limba romana, nu ezitati sa imi lasati un comentariu, iar eu va contactez cu cel mai mare drag!

Am ales sa fac aceste videouri pentru a incuraja publicul online sa citeasca mai mult, sa se axeze si pe carti de tipul dezvoltare personala, leadership, personalitate si business. Sunt o mare fana a acestor carti si cred ca cu totii avem ceva de invatat din ele. Iar acum va las cu ultimul filmulet facut, ma intorc la cartea mea. Afara ninge, am facut un ceai fierbinte si stau pe canapea uitandu-ma la geam, iar pisica doarme langa mine – mai bine de-atat nu se poate!

 

 

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Top – H&M

Glvoes – Primark

 

♥ Andra

Buying Gloves for Winter

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EN   I always thought that if we need to wear gloves, they need to complement the outfit. Today however, it all started from the accessories. I thought I really like the burgundy so it all added up. I don’t think I ever matched my gloves so well, but the idea is – why not invest in some fun gloves? They can really change an outfit – something that I just found out on my own. So here’s what I recommend when investing in new gloves: choose colours that will look good with the coats that you already have. Be practical – if you need thick ones, buys thick ones.. if you need something to wear on your way to work, maybe something thinner is enough. Don’t pay too much for them, you’ll probably loose one – or at least it always happens to me. And don’t overdo it, like I did! I went to Primark and got overwhelmed by all the cheap gloves and ended up buying too many. I might wear them once only, but hey, they were too cute I couldn’t resist. You need to be stronger though, so don’t let them fool you!

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RO   Cand vine vorba de purtat manusi, mereu le-am privit ca ceva ce completeaza o tinuta. De data asta insa, am ales tinuta in functie de manusi. Mi-a placut mult ideea de rosu – visiniu asa ca am pornit cu gandul de-a ma asorta. Si veci n-am fost asa asortata cu manusile. Asa ca pe tema asta, va impartasesc cateva sfaturi cand vine vorba de achizitionat manusi: Alegeti mereu ceva ce se potriveste deja cu paltoanele sau gecicle din garderoba. Fiti practice si luati manusi in functie de necesitate, materialul e foarte important si captuseala poate face o mare diferenta. Nu investiti prea mult intr-o pereche, manusile se pierd tare usor, sau cel putin eu le pierd foarte usor… Dar nu va lasati nici prea tentate de preturile mici, ma gandesc acum la mama care mereu are o gramada acasa: ‘uite, Andra, alege-ti o pereche sau doua, tare dragute sunt si le-am luat pe toate’. Si stiti vorba aia, asa mama – asa fiica… inca am vreo 3 nepurtate, dar au fost tare dragute si le-am luat pe toate…burgundy christmas outfit primark affordable burgundy christmas outfit primark affordableburgundy christmas outfit primark affordable burgundy christmas outfit primark affordable burgundy christmas outfit primark affordable

Gloves, Collar, Top – Primark

Skirt – Mango

♥ Andra

Inspired by Nature

christmas cocktail dinnerEN   I found this maxi dress at a zara sale and totally loved it. I like how the details go up from the bottom and I like how long the dress is. And if there’s nature printed on the bottom of it, I thought why not take some photos in the middle of the nature. I also see myself wearing this dress at a nice cocktail evening, now that we are all busy with Christmas work dos and events. It’s elegant and it has more than enough room to eat all the extra delicious cake for the month of December. How about you ladies, any dresses for the Christmas dinners yet ?

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RO   Ce ma surprinde e ca am facut pozele din postarea de azi acu’ cateva zile. Anglia nu arata deloc a iarna, dimpotriva, zici ca e primavara dupa culori, toamna dupa vreme… Eu cel putin inca sper la un Craciun alb…Insa am zis ca peisajul asta merge totusi la fix cu rochia noua de la zara – printul de jos tocmai imita crengi de copaci si culori de natura. E o rochie pe care o s-o port cu drag la unele din evenimentele de Craciun pe care urmeaza sa le am. Imi place tare luna Decembrie – e luna in care companiile organizeaza petreceri de Craciun, luna in care ne revedem cu totii, ne relaxam cu totii si, cel mai important, avem destule ocazii sa ne imbracam mai elegant. Voi cum stati cu tinutele, ceva in minte deja?christmas cocktail dinner christmas cocktail dinner christmas cocktail dinner

 

♥ Andra

Christmas Inspiration – Dresses

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EN  It’s officially less than a month until Christmas so I think it’s time to talk more about this beautiful holiday. I don’t know about you ladies, but I am already thinking of what I am going to wear to all the Christmas dinners and parties I am going to attend. And with Christmas it’s always the same theme for me: red, gold, black, sparkly – this is the theme I am usually going for. And another thing that I usually do, is buy a new dress each Christmas – it’s like buying a Christmas tree – you can’t have Christmas without it.

Another advantage of looking in advance for a dress is that you have a wider variety to choose from. You have time to order some online, to return them if they don’t fit properly, you have the luxury to be picky. And I always say that when you invest in a Christmas dress, make sure you can wear it afterwards too.  I have friends who don’t like wearing dresses and end up with one just for Christmas. Make sure you personalise your choice, if you don’t like red and sparkle, go with pink or blue or whatever makes you happy. And to help you a bit, here’s a selection of three different dresses that I would wear for a Christmas dinner, all dresses found here.

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RO   Oficial avem cam o luna pana la Craciun asa ca mi-am permis sa incep nebunia sarbatorilor de iarna: rochii, decoratiuni, cadouri – tot tacamul! Pentru ziua de astazi am ales trei rochii pe care le-as purta purta la cina de Craciun. Cred ca e important sa ne uitam dupa tinute din timp, nu-mi place sa ma inghesui prin magazine pe ultimul moment.. am impresia ca niciodata nu imi gasesc marimea sau modelul preferat. De aceea in ultima perioada am ales online shopping; mi-e mai usor sa comand mai multe modele, le probez, trimit inapoi ce nu-mi place – e mult mai flexibil. Asa ca mai jos va las cu trei rochii gasite tocmai online, spuneti-mi care e preferata voastra! Eu nu ma pot hotari. 

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All dresses from PromTimes, online store available here.

♥ Andra

Sweater Weather

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EN   It’s November, it’s getting really cold outside, Starbucks has already started selling their red cups…so I think it’s officially sweater weather, guys, and I am very excited. All this Balmain – H&M drama has got me interested so I decided to do some shopping this weekend. Everything is so glittery in town, so sparkly and Christmasy – I want to buy it all! But then I am the most indecisive person when it comes to shopping. I need to love something to actually buy it. Otherwise I would be broke the same day as pay day… So today I am showing you two items that I bought without hesitation: my first designer bag – a Ralph Lauren black leather carrier bag, and a new Christmasy jumper from H&M. I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait for the winter holidays.

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RO   Nu stiu voi, insa eu incetisor simt cum se apropie Craciunul. Ieri s-au aprins oficial luminile in Manchester, la Starbucks cafeaua se vinde deja in pahare rosii, Christmas Market se deschide imediat…. iar eu deja am inceput listele de cadouri. M-am plimbat putin prin magazine weekendul asta si am hotarat sa merg si prin H&M. Toata reclama Balmain – H&M mi-a trezit interesul si am zis sa mai vad ce au nou. Desigur ca nu aveam sa gasesc nimic semnat de designer – a fost o nebunie aici, totul s-a vandut aproape instant. Insa mi-am propus sa vad ce au adus pentru anotimpul de iarna. Asa am gasit puloverul asta extrem de calduros si comod – larg, la fix sa ascunda prajiturile extra pe care cu siguranta o sa le mananc. Tot astazi va arat si o achizitie draga mie – prima geanta semnata Ralph Lauren – ceva ce mi-am dorit tare de mult. 

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Jumper, Leggings – H&M

Boots- Ego

Coat – French Connection

Ring – Topshop

Bag – Ralph Lauren

 

♥ Andra