Sunday, July 12, 2015

Yoga Festival Berlin


From 9 to 12 July, from all over Germany and also all Europe, people with a common passion(you can already get it from the title) gather together in Kladow, one of the cutest (and cleanest haha) parts of Berlin. My boyfriend talked to me about it months ago and since lately I got into a more peaceful way of living, we decided to go together! This will basically be my first impression since it was my first time there :) 




1. How to go there

We actually live pretty far from the place, and Kladow is definitely a non-turistic  place.. Or maybe you could catch some old tourists but not really young people, mostly concentrated in hipster areas! But this is awesome because this place is so beautiful and pure that needs to remain like this. 
Anyway, the funniest way to go there is with a boat from Wannsee! The huge Lake is the only thing that reminds me of the see, so I guess I will return there several times in summer, since I kinda miss to touch the water with my feet and being on a beach! The boring way is with the bus, maybe in case of rain. 





2. The place

The location is awesome and you can completely get into the nature after the city chaos of Zoo or Alexanderplatz. You have the lake in a side, if you're a water person, and a forest in the other side, if you are a earth person as I am. I always think that Berlin (or Germany in general) really knows that nature is important and always gives to it the space that it deserves, still remaining a big city. You may need probably an hour to get to see some green, but it's always worth it! 




3. People of the Festival 

I saw a lot of people from different places and ages but they all gave me the same vibes, all positive of course. First thing I said there was "I wish the whole city would be full of people like this". These are the people who don't care about how you dress like and if your thoughts about something are different from theirs.. They were some of the people who finally understood that we are all the same and we just need more love(and more smiles! )





4. Colorful stands

The magic of the Festival is even in the cute and colorful stands, many with beautiful crystals or jewelry, clothes or home pieces. Also as soon as you get hungry, for normal prices you can get tons of vegetarian or vegan food, expecially Indian food with a lot of curry, which is always good haha

So.. did I like the festival? YES. Do I want to return next year? Definitely, and next time, after I will get more confident with it, even meditating with all the people there! 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

JUNE FAVOURITES


This June is nearly over and so far I really love it, so I decided  to make a post about what I mostly used, did or discovered in this period!

1. NEW HAIR COLOR


One of the biggest thing I did this month is definitely changing my hair colour, giving to them a more natural shade after a year. I got kinda sick of the ombré I had, even if I don't regret anything because I love ombré hair.. But I just needed a pause, let's put it this way! Anyways, since the extremities of the hair were blond, they still go from a darker to a lighter color. 

2. TABLETS CHANGE YOUR LIFE


I would have never thought of buying a tablet once: first because I feel more comfortable with computers, but also because I basically thought they were useless! But ideas can change so fast.  
The computer I have stopped collaborating with me since months now, and this tablet from Samsung became my new friend. Not only it permits me to write on my beloved little blog, but I can now bring my favourite books always with me (I know, it takes a bit if you also love paper books..  But nothing stops you from buying your favourite ones anyway) 

3. STARBUCKS IN BERLIN 


If you are in Berlin, around the area of Alexander Platz.. It rains or you feel tired after a day in museums.. Take a look at the Starbucks of Hackesher Markt, literally where I spend my afternoons! I would like to have a little area with a signboard that says "reserved for pollyalba" in the second floor, best place to study or read for me at the moment (idea that may change since berlin has so many coffees to explore) 

4. NIKE


Before, I never really used to invest money for trainers, since I didn't use them that much in Italy.  But coming in Berlin definitely makes your feet cry if you walk a lot as I do, so they need as much comfort as possible! That's why I bought these, in red because why not. 
Of course someone may say they are not the most fashionable ones, they are not chunky boots or other gelly shoes that are so loved at the noment, but I find them cute and pretty easy to pair! 

5. DELICIOUS SMOOTHIES


The power of smoothies tho. How good are they? And as many other things, even if is sad to say, I am happy that it got so "mainstream" so that I could give it a try it and enjoy it. The more simple it is, the more I like it: mango-banana-peach and cherries-banana are my favourite combinations! 

6. HARRY POTTER


I am happy I didn't read the Italian version of Harry Potter when I was a child, so that I could now enjoy the original English version that is making me connect so much with the books. Definitely better than the movies, maybe because in my imagination it is different and it has the possibility of getting even more magical! 

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Some of the photos are from my Instagram account @pollyalba! 
Hope you are enjoying your weekend and that you liked this post. 

With love, 
Polly