monthly favorites / July

 

Yes, it’s that time of the month when I collect everything that was meaningful to me in the past 30 days.

Citāts / Quote

“Not to spoil the ending for You, but everything is going to be ok” by some unknown author is the quote of the month for me. It’s simple but speaks to me in so many different levels.

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Džinsu šorti / Denim shorts

I wore this pair of denim shorts (cut offs from old Zara jeans) almost every single day in month of July. They are easy to mix with everything in my wardrobe – simple shirt, classic jacket our blouse, high heels our trainers, they’re extremely comfortable when riding a bike so, yes, it’s kinda expected that I will wear something like that everyday in summertime.

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Andrē Van Līzbets “Tantra. Sievišķā vara” /  Andre Van Lysebeth “Tantra. The Cult of Feminine”

I’m not big on reading books. Mostly I’m just bored by them and tend to fall asleep after first 10 minutes, but if I find a book that I know will teach me something I will read it fast and enjoy it very much. This month I managed to finish one and at this moment I’m reading my second  book – “Tantra. The Cult of  Feminine”. Girls, do the justice and just read it – it will open Your mind in possibly new and better way, it will help You to understand yourself as a woman and help to be the most beautiful creature.

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Karstums / The heat

Most people in Latvia tend to be unhappy when the weather is finally great, I mean – when temperature is as high as +30 degrees.  I absolutely love this kind of weather because no one is in rush, everything happens in slow motion, people can enjoy themselves by the sea, drink refreshing drinks, eat less and better. It’s like vacation for everyone. Please don’t destroy it by saying it’s too hot… soon it will be cold and rainy for 10 months. While it lasts – enjoy and be happy, don’t do anything and be grateful for that!

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Banāni / Bananas

Already wrote about my pure love for bananas. They are great weight loss food because they taste sweet and are filling, they help sustain blood sugar levels and protect against muscle cramps during workouts. Girls, bananas also help with depression and reduce PMS symptoms (also bloating). When I count and see how many bananas are in my fridge daily, I’m surprised that I don’t feel like a monkey living in jungle.

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Bombay Bicycle Club  full album So Long, See You Tomorrow

Everything started when I accidentally heard “Luna” on my Spotify playlist. Listened it for 2 days straight and started to search something more. Their newest album “So Long, See You Tomorrow” now is my most played album in month of July. It gives an instant good mood, have some slow and heart full songs, but mostly perfect for beautiful, hot summer days like these.

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There is no such thing as missing bananas in my fridge. They are always there.  I use them fresh as a snack before training, in my daily smoothie, as an extra for my morning oatmeal our oatmeal cookies and so on. Last night for the very first time I tried to bake a bread. And yes, You guessed – it was banana bread. The recipe is very simple. You can add nuts, dried fruit our berries, but as usual – I baked it as basic as possible.

I wanted to try it for the longest time but struggled to find the right mold for it. I went to Gemoss, went to RITO and other places, but finally found it at Rimi supermarket and paid just 3.98EUR. Such a bargain for 1.5 liter loaf pan (next day I went to Stockmann where the same pan was on sale for just 1.40eur!)

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everything is Positivus / my festival playlist

Tomorrow I will pack my bags and for full 2 days will go to festival we all been waiting –  Positivus 2014. There are so many well known artists and artists to discover, and there are few I really want to see. Hopefully won’t miss them, so I made my super short but sweet festival playlist :

– And So I Watch You From Afar  (playing Saturday 15:45 – 16:30  / Lattelecom Stage ). My favorite song? Everything from album All Hail Bright Futures

– Phantogram (playing Friday 21:30 – 22:45 / Lattelecom Stage).  My favorite song “Fall in Love”

– Laura Mvula (playing Friday 20:45 – 21:45 / Nordea Stage ). My favorite song  “Sing to the Moon”

Also would love to see The 1975, Bastille, The Kooks, Daughter, The Sound Poets and all bands worth knowing.

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And this is their super comfy, official t-shirt (wearing size M) which You can buy at Positivus merchandise shop. Great cut, light and breathable material. Perfect for festival days and memories to make. See you there!

Beāte

monthly favorites / June

It was such a weird, cold and long month. Nevertheless here are my eight monthly favorites:

Balts krekls / The basic white shirt

More than ever this month I purchased basic white shirts. They are not the most practical thing to wear, but white color looks so sharp, clean and put together so I just can’t resist even more when it’s summertime.

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PeonijasPeonies

June without the lovely Peonies? Well,I just can’t imagine that. The beautiful smell, vibrant color and gorgeous looks! Stole a bunch when I was visiting Cesis, lasted about two weeks and photographed them almost every day. Love fresh flowers in general, but peonies, tulips and wild flowers the most!

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Zīmuļsvārki no Wowowo / Pencilskirt from Wowowo

This time it’s not about the designer our print of the skirt. It’s about me getting out of the usual. Most of the time I enjoy wearing short dresses and even shorter skirts, so pencil style skirt wouldn’t be my first choice after all. But I tried it and fell in love.  Simple as that.

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LEGO filma / The LEGO Movie

It’s such a cute and super funny movie to watch (find the official trailer here). Loved the Batman – go and see it!

Diena mototrasē / ‘Track Day’ with motoaplis.lv

When I was a little girl, I thought that someday I will have a motorbike, because they where super fast, looked super good and super impressive. Now when I’m older, I know that they are too dangerous for me and not ladylike, but still… I love watching and be around them. Motorbikes are super sexy and biker guys even more. Also my dear friend rides one and he is super talented so now I have to and I want to be his biggest fan.

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Aromātiskas sveces gaisma / Candlelight with touch of aroma

I know,  it’ s not the kind of thing You usually enjoy in month of June, but I can’t help it. If I need an instant feeling of peace and calmness I always tend to burn a candle. This month my favorite is Vintage Candella wax candle with indian  patchouli.

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Smalcinātas linsēklas/ Chopped linseed

I wrote about chopped linseed and all the good things about the use of them in article “New ingredients for smothie and life“.   Have been using them all month with my daily smoothie (still not finished with the first pack). It feels great to give your body some extra help and I think in long term it’s a great decision to do so.

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100 laimīgas dienas / #100happydays

This month I finished my 100 days of #100happydays project on my Instagram! It was a pleasure to participate and make a single pretty picture every day for 100 days without a break is not as easy as it may seem. No, I’m not less or more happy now. The single thing that’s changed – more than ever I see all the small and beautiful things about life and I’m really happy about that!

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– Beāte