Welcome to my world of wanderlust. My name is Teona and this is my blog. This is a place for all my creative thoughts that I carry on daily.
This is my blog world, created in 2016, with the purpose to create a place where I can express myself through my photos and words.
My blog is the reflection of all my interests, passions and loves, but also my personality.
THE STRAND-18 MILES OF BOOKS
My love towards books and reading goes all the way back to childhood, I was that kid that didn’t need to be forced to read, I absolutely loved it. Books were my escape from reality, and you would find me reading most of them time. As a family we read a lot in general, and my grandfather has a huge home library with more than 3,000 books, so my love for book collecting comes from him for sure. Throughout the years I explored which genres I liked and which not, but in general I read everything, depending on the mood I am at. But one of my favorite past-time activities is reading, and a place I can spent hours in are bookstores. The Strand bookstore was on my visit list for a long time and this week I finally paid a visit.
ROWING IN CENTRAL PARK
Central Park is probably my favorite place in NYC, for a moment you forget you are in a concrete jungle with 8 million people living there. It’s the 5th biggest park in the city, with 843 acres. In 1857, landscape architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux won a design competition for the park with their “Greensward Plan”. The building of the park began the same year and it was finished in 1876. Central Park has dozens of attractions and places to see and things to do. From taking a walk to taking a jog, picnic, horse carriage ride, read a book and so on. One of the things I really wanted to do was to rent a boat and row on the Lake.
Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Exhibition
Wanted to visit the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition when it was showing for the first time at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. However, it was so popular that I never got the chance to get ahold of tickets. Two years from them Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition is being displayed at the Brooklyn Museumin New York. So, this time I could not miss it. I booked my tickets online, although you can buy them on the spot. My advice is to purchase them online for the specific date and time you want, just in case there is no availability at the moment, since the capacity is limited due to covid regulations.
An idea for an afternoon activity in NYC: walking the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan to Brooklyn by foot, grab a coffee in DUMBO, enjoy the Manhattan skyline, watch the sunsets from the pier. But, let’s get into details.
Back with another skincare review of a brand. This time Clinique- an US based cosmetic brand with vast variety of products from skincare, make up, to fragrances. It’s a brand that it is world wide known. Their brand approach is that all their skincare products are paraben, phthalates, and fragrance free. Over the past few years I have been purchasing and repurchasing Clinique products, and some of them are in my holy grail skincare list. Let’s not make this intro too long and jump into reviewing.
IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH EXHIBITION
Long time no travel post, about two weeks ago I moved to NYC area, so this explains the radio silence on the blog. But, the last month and a half have been a bit hectic. Packing, moving, flying, unpacking and what not. But it’s been almost 20 days since I came so I am pretty much settled. Anyway last week I saw that the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition is in NYC and I had to go. For all of you that don’t know Van Gogh is my favorite artist, that is why I had to see this exhibit.