MEET ME IN A COFFEE SHOP: MOZART CAFÉ

I love cafés. I love finding new places where I can go out either alone or with my friends and enjoy a cup of coffee, or tea, or whatever we feel like drinking. So, I kinda made it my mission to find new coffee shops, tea houses or bars that have something special.

Today I want to share with you one of my favorites here in Cluj: Amadeus Mozart Café! Continue reading “MEET ME IN A COFFEE SHOP: MOZART CAFÉ”

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5 THINGS TO DO IF YOU’RE SINGLE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY

Every year I’m single or alone for Valentine’s day and every year I keep saying next year will be different. Haha.

I used to hate spending Valentine’s day alone, but now I actually love it. I don’t have to deal with all the cheesy things couples do (not that I mind others doing it) and all the crowded restaurants and I can have all the day for myself!

If you are single or simply alone for Valentine’s day, here are some things you could do to have an awesome day! Continue reading “5 THINGS TO DO IF YOU’RE SINGLE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY”

10 MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU

Being busy with uni and internship and life in general, made me feel a little uninspired about my blog and what should I write about because lack of time isn’t the only problem I have right now, but also the lack of ideas.

So whenever I feel down, or I feel uninspired I search for quotes or I read articles that I think would motivate me or will inspire me. Today being one of those days, I found some motivational quotes by Jim Rohn, who was an entrepreneur, an author and a motivational speaker. Unfortunately, I haven’t read any of his books, yet, but I still want to share with you 10 quotes that made me feel more inspired.

1. Don’t wish it were easier. Wish you were better.

2. Formal education will make you a living, self-education will make you a fortune.

3. If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t you’ll find and excuse.

4. For things to change, you have to change.

5. The book you don’t read, can’t help.

6. Your life doesn’t get better by chance, it gets better by change.

7. How long should you try? Until.

8. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.

9. Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.

10. Either you run the day or the day runs you.

There are many others who are just as inspiring. Do you have a quote that inspires you?

Alex D

All quotes were taken from: goodreads.com

50 LITTLE THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE GREAT

I’ve been trying to keep myself positive lately, just enjoy life for a change and find happiness in little things from everyday life. And since I’ve been feeling inspired I felt like sharing with you 50 little things that make me happy and my life better.

1.Sunny days

2.Rainy days

3.Thunderstorms (under the blanket)

4.Empty bookstores

5.Quiet coffee shops

6.Sundays spent in you pajamas

7.Smiles

8.Hugs

9.Compliments

10.Pizza

11.Watching a movie

12.Watching a TV show that you love

13.Singing in the shower

14.Dancing

15.Listening to music

16.Smell of fresh baked bread

17.Laughs of babies

18.Sundays spent with your family

19.Making memories

20.Saturdays spent with friends

21.Smell of rain on a Summer day

22.Rainbows

23.Mulled wine during Winter

24.Hot chocolate

25.Going into warm room when outside is cold

26.Sunsets

27.Sunrises

28.Starry nights

29.Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing you have a few more hours to sleep

30.Going to sleep after a long day

31.Putting up the Christmas tree

32.Sound of waves

33.Smell of the sea

34.Taking walks on the beach

35.Bonfires

36.Finding money you didn’t know about in your old clothes

37.Clean sheets

38.Playing games with your friends (be it board or drinking games)

39.Organizing your things (be it your desk, your bookshelf or wardrobe)

40.Good hair day

41.Massages

42.Smell of coffee

43.Helping someone else

44.Setting goals that you actually accomplish

45.Popping bubble wrap

46.The feeling of sand between your toes

47.Actually laughing out loud

48.Hearing your favorite song on the radio

49.A smell you love that brings back memories

50.Chocolate

It’s all about being happy, right?

What small things make YOUR life great?

Alex D.

10 SONGS FOR STUDYING AND READING

I’m going back to university soon and since I love listening to music while reading, studying or when I just try to clear my head I had to update my playlist for the new year. So I thought I should share with you 10 of my favorite songs that I listen to when I’m reading or relaxing.

1. The Oh Hellos – Hello My Old Heart

2. Ben Howard – Promise

3. Kygo – Piano Jam

4. Kygo – Piano Jam 2 

5. EMMA6 – Passen

6. The Head and the Heart – Lost in My Mind

7. Kaleo – All The Pretty Girls

8. The Oh Hellos – Like The Dawn

9. Ray LaMontagne – Be Here Now

10. Vance Joy – Georgia

Do you listen to music while studying or reading? What kind of music do you listen to?

Alex D.

15 QUOTES THAT WILL MAKE YOU FALL (EVEN MORE) IN LOVE WITH AUTUMN

I was feeling a little uninspired these days… and whenever I feel uninspired I like to read quotes to get myself motivated and well… a little inspired. This time I read some that go hand in hand with the season… and I felt like sharing some of them with you.

  1. Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale. ~ Lauren DeStefano
  2. Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple. ~ J. K. Rowling

3.There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of autumn leaves. ~ Joe L. Wheeler

4. Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. ~ Jim Bishop

5.  But then fall comes, kicking summer out on its treacherous ass as it always does one day sometime after the midpoint of September, it stays awhile like an old friend that you have missed. It settles in the way an old friend will settle into your favorite chair and take out his pipe and light it and then fill the afternoon with stories of places he has been and things he has done since last he saw you. ~ Stephen King

6. I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it. ~ Lee Maynard

7. I was drinking in the surroundings: air so crisp you could snap it with your fingers and greens in every lush shade imaginable offset by autumnal flashes of red and yellow. ~ Wendy Delsol

8. It was a beautiful bright autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it. ~ Diana Gabaldon

9. Fall colors are funny. They’re so bright and intense and beautiful. It’s like nature is trying to fill you up with color, to saturate you so you can stockpile it before winter turns everything muted and dreary. ~ Siobhan Vivian

10.  Autumn that year painted the countryside in vivid shades of scarlet, saffron and russet, and the days were clear and crisp under harvest skies. ~ Sharon Kay Penman

11. It was one of those perfect fall days when the air is cool enough to wake you up but the sun is also kissing your face. ~ Anita Diamant

12. Autumn is the time of balance and of
sacrifice, a time when the light is defeated by darkness, a time
when night takes over and brings the coming winter. The
ancient wisdom says that those who long for light must face
their inner darkness and overcome it. ~ Tony Riches

13. Autumn teaches us a valuable lesson. During summer, all the green trees are beautiful. But there is no time of the year when the trees are more beautiful than when they are different colors. Diversity adds beauty to our world. ~ Donald L. Hicks

14. I love the start of autumn when the trees in my garden change the colour of their leaves in one last dazzling display. ~ Michael Caine

15. “Autumn is the greatest reminder: It reminds us how dreamlike beauties our earth has and it reminds us how all these beautiful dreams can easily vanish!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

Which one is your favourite?

Alex D.

All quotes were taken from goodreads.com

FIVE AUTUMN FEELING SONGS

You already know I love autumn and lately I’ve been listening to some songs that really get me in that “autumn” mood. You know what I’m talking about, that chill, ready-for-a-rainy-day-with-a-cup-of-tea-and-a-book mood. Therefore, I’ve decided to share with you 5 of my favorite songs. Now, this songs are not necessarily about autumn per se, but they really give me that autumn feeling.

1. Passenger – Autumn Leaves

2. Eva Cassidy – Autumn Leaves

3. Ed Sheeran – Autumn Leaves

4. Imagined Herbal Flows – Autumn Leaves

5. Audrey English – Autumn Leaves (by Paolo Nutini)

Yes, I know they’re all called Autumn Leaves, but I couldn’t help myself.

Do you have a song about autumn (or that gives you that “autumny” feeling) that you like?

Alex D.