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21 Most Beautiful Castles in Europe

facade of Peterhof palace in Russia

I love castles! Ever since I could remember, I was utterly fascinated by them. Their architecture, owners and all the unusual legends about them. Both my BA and MA thesis were about the castles. And my internship, after I’ve finished my studies, was in a castle, as well. Since I’m always looking for new interesting places to visit, I’ve asked some of my fellow bloggers to tell me what are in their opinion most beautiful castles in Europe. And well, here is the list! Most Beautiful Castles in Europe #1 – Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria A symbol of the…

First time in Paris: Beginners art & culture guide to Paris

Tea watching at river Seine in Paris

I could visit Paris a few times per year and would never get enough of it. I’m so fortunate to live only 3 hours by train from Paris, so I’m there quite often. And after visiting it on a school trip, with friends, as a couple and on a solo trip, I’ve become a sort of ‘first time in Paris recommendations’ expert among my friends. After being asked for Paris recommendations so often, I’ve decided to create this beginners art & culture guide to Paris. Here you’re going to find a list of sights you should visit, best museums, French…

A day in Paris with CLUSE

Cluse watch and Eiffel Tower in the distance

Paris is one of the most inspirational cities I know. It’s art, design, fashion, architecture and lifestyle are something I’m always looking forward to when there. That’s the reason I am trying to visit Paris at least once per year. I’m getting so much inspiration for my projects and am always coming back home filled with new creative energy. So, here is how I’ve spent a day in Paris with CLUSE. Paris is always a good idea! Audrey Hepburn’s famous quote is  describing so well my feelings towards that beautiful city. There are so many amazing museums, buildings and art…

Monet’s postcards

Monet's postcards

Travel is inspirational in so many ways. But, when you’re an artist, it could be transferred into a beautiful piece of art, too. So many great poems and stories were written about travel. So many beautiful paintings were inspired by it, as well. I’ve chosen here a few paintings, a famous Impressionist Claude Monet made during some of his travels. Some of them really made beautiful postcards. Monet’s postcards French painter Claude Monet travelled a lot around Europe. He was one of the first painters that started painting outside of his studio. So, of course, he made many paintings showing the…

How to spend a day in Paris like a local

Fountain in the park in Paris

After being in Paris for already a few times now, I wanted to emerge more into the local every day life. I have already found my favourite park, museum and place for breakfast. But, I wanted to feel that famous Parisian way of living, too. So, during my recent trip to Paris I met with local Parisian Ana, who took me on a walk through a different Paris. Parisian’s Paris. How to spend a day in Paris like a local Parks We meet close to my hotel and in my favourite part of Paris, Jardin du Luxembourg in a heart…

My yearly pilgrimage to Paris

Tea looking at the Eiffel tower in Paris

Ever since I’ve first came to Paris, the city hasn’t stopped inspiring me. I’m not sure what it is exactly. The art it has, that beautiful architecture or how dreamy it becomes when it’s rainy. I’ve got so addicted to that boost of inspiration I’m getting there, that I’ve started to go on a pilgrimage to Paris every single year. My yearly pilgrimage to Paris Art – Museums of Paris Paris is a home to some of the best museums in the world. Being able to see some of my favourite painters at the same place is one of the things…