Every year mantra – lust for life!

In the words of Lana del Rey, whom I am currently listening to, we’re the masters of our own fate and the captains of our own souls – and this should be every year’s mantra. For me personally, 2017 was a brilliant year – 12 months of going beyond borders, travelling, making new friends, forging […]

Not just a pretty face – a CHIC one

My story with CHIC SALON began 10 years ago, with my first nail extensions, French style ?? Over the years, I’ve returned to their coquette beauty oasis right across from one of the biggest parks in Bucharest – Alexandru Ioan Cuza park – for other services in my beauty regimen, from facials to hair make-overs. […]

The Harvey Specter zazz – and some iconic quotes to live by

I kind of sometimes most likely don’t conform ?. Suits was, up until a point, just another example marble in my unconventional chain. Everyone was buzzing about Harvey Specter. Facebook was beginning its Suits flood. Even my husband had taken it up. I was adamant to start watching when pigs flew – and, whaddayaknow – […]

Ooh-la-la, Vive la France – and its actors and actresses

Seeing Allied for the second time – although not the biggest of fans of this WW2 love drama – did stir up something: my urge to write some more ☺️. Marion Cotillard is one of the new generation French actresses I’ve had my sights on ever since 2006 and her appearance alongside Russell Crowe in […]

I saw The Sign – and it’s Sag Swag!

Anyone who knows me knows I’m into astrology. Anyone who’s anyone in my life has already heard his or her ‘astrodescription’ in a nutshell or, depending on availability, interest, timing, reasoning, has received the abridged/extended natal chart gift of life and enlightenment from yours truly ? This is the first series of posts on my […]

Why anyone should listen to electronic music – playlist 1

I grew up surrounded by pop and rock music. My 6-year-older sister’s tastes evolved in parallel with the musical TV channels of the time, spanning from Michael Jackson to Metallica, Guns’n’Roses and The Cranberries. Although our first casette tape was Mariah Carey – Music Box ? I discovered electronic music in its emerging days, as […]

Watch out: my Netflix top picks this summer

Had I not become a journalist-turned-MarCom specialist, there’s a high likelihood I would’ve become either a performer oooor… a performer’s performance specialist ?. Basically, this is how I would sum up my unquenchable thirst for movies and TV series and my potential commentator-critic role I would one day assume. Until that day – and yes, […]

A woman in her 30’s guide to happiness – part 2

I should start by saying this isn’t necessarily part of the ‘guide’, but you’ll find that in all the good circumstances in your life, you (should) go by it: always to a follow-up ?. And… then there’ no. 6: pick your battles. Unless it’s a life or death situation or actually debating whether to read […]

A woman in her 30’s guide to happiness – part 1

I am not the type of woman who reads self-motivating books. I’ve tried to finish Dale Carnegie’s Secrets to Success and landed at – wild guess over here ? – page 10. Never made it to page 11. However, I’m a very competitive person and I compete on a frequent basis with myself. Sometimes, that […]

My Elvira-style guilty pleasures: edgy hair

I don’t always wear chain-bolts-nails type of fashionable items, but if I had to choose between flowers and studs, I’d always go for the odd-woman-out latter. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I dislike feminine-preppy-chic imagery, I often display it myself. But there’s always a little devilish invisible counsellor on my shoulder, nitpicking about […]

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