A Wild Summer Escape to Paris

Just with a few months before getting married, I flew to Paris for my first wedding dress fitting. My trip coincided with the European Football Championship, and the unfortunate terrorist attacks, and thus I found Paris distressed with a lot of military surveillance, but equally tourists. However, even with this palpable tension mumbling in the air, I found Paris to be, as always, a never-ending inspiration for me and my artistic practice. The weather has been wild, moody and rainy, or warm with sun bathing everything in pictorial colors.

My mother rented a beautiful apartment for us, with a view to the Eiffel Tour, so every morning this landmark was enchanting our sight, and every evening we were discovering a surprising, and always different, spectacle of lights. There is always something about that history, charm, and beauty that Paris holds, that one discovers, more and more, with every visit. The apartment's balcony that was givings us the Eiffel Tower's view served as a relaxing spot in the morning while drinking our coffee, and in the evening next to a glass of French wine, assortment of delicious cheese, and gourmet sweets.

Honestly, we truly felt experiencing a veracious Parisian life! A fast-forward hectic time with excellent food and breathtaking history at every step of the way. And as my dressmaking was progressing, so the weather, and the view of the Eiffel Tour that I couldn't resist to capture at all moments in all its beauty. But my story doesn't end here. I have more to share with you about Paristhe making of my unique wedding dress, a behind-the-scenes look at the Opera Bastille guided by the award-winning soprano Andreea Soare, and much more to come. Stay tuned!

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The Best Lunar Spectacle in Decades - the Supermoon

As supermoon rose over my house in the Czech Republic last night, I was completely mesmerized by its pronounced appearance and glow. I couldn't just look up and not record such an important historic moment; this is the biggest moon seen since 1948, according to scientists. I never seen before a brighter moon than the one I witness last night, considering that our entire back yard was flooded with a beautiful white moon cast. Trees' shadows were extremely dramatic, like in a Grimms' Fairy Tale.

Because this sky event is such a rarity, I had to capture its appearance in a living still. The spooky colors of the clouds on the sky made everything even better looking. Superbright and hypnotic, this lunar sight will be a beautiful record for posterity. Be sure not to miss it tonight, and if you are not lucky to having clear skies tonight, enjoy my living still of the supermoon !


A Romantic Getaway in the Far-Off Land of Transylvania

There is something so romantic about fall spent in nature, the leaves changing color, the rain and cold air, the harvestmoments that one can peacefully and quietly enjoy. A memory of such beautiful and romantic encounter is our last year's getaway to Transylvania. There are so many reasons why one should visit Romania, but mostly it is because of its tradition, breathtaking landscape, and places like Cincșor, an authentic Saxon village in the heart of Transylvania.

The village gives you a warm welcoming through the Cincșor Guesthouses that are awaiting to accommodate you. We spent our weekend in a Cincșor guesthouse that was formerly a Saxon school, built in 1910 in the Art Nouveau style and restored in 2014. Walking into this beautiful architecture with walls full of books, fireplaces and traditional, yet elegant Romanian decor, was absolutely enchanting. There are not many guesthouses to have so much character, great design, rich history and beauty!

We felt like going back in time stepping into the house. Dining was exquisite, and the modern, yet rustic and traditional design of the entire house was, once again, unforgettable in our memories. Relaxing in the library or in our bedroom quietly listening to the rain, or waking up in the morning with the Fortified Church's bell ringing, was indeed so lovely and romantic.

A dramatic rocky ruin and the surviving structure of the Lutheran Evangelical church you must visit is the Cârţa Monastery, set in a beautiful lush garden, not very far from Cincșor. The peacefulness of the place draws you to explore every corner of the ruin built in Gothic style; everything around is so calm and beautiful. This getaway has been truly an amazing experience, something like a celebration of love and enchantment by the nature. Check out the film of this beautiful getaway as I documented it throughout our weekend.




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