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5 things you can do for your body and soul this spring

Outfit: Sunglasses: Dior, Bag and Top: Zara, Trousers: H&M, Belt: Vintage

Picture by Iva 

I firmly believe that our soul and body are so well connected that it is a genius mechanism. And that it is why it’s so important to look after both in order to achieve good balance, happy state of mind and feel good.

Spring brings better weather but also lot of people suffer from fatigue, mood swings and our immunity can be weakened. So it is crucial to do the best we can for ourselves. And by that I do not mean just to walk in to Dior and walk out with a new pair of bag (but would be nice cherry on the cake). So here are 5 things I like to do in the spring and that help me.

  1. Meditate in nature – Mediation in general really helps me on a daily basis. 10 minutes can really change how you feel and how you see things. What is also amazing is to meditate in nature and that is just by sitting in a quiet spot and letting your thoughts flow. Just take in what is around you and enjoy that moment.
  2. Take your workout outside – Working out is one of the best things you can do but working outside is another level. It is almost a way of meditation and if you are not that fit even fast walking is good enough, it will help your blood circulation and your mind.
  3. Exfoliate and use sun protection – In spring I am always motivated to look after my body more. I exfoliate a lot so my skin is fresh and bright and I use sun protection. These are the small things that will pay off long term.
  4. Eat your superfood – Spring also offers a lot when it comes to food. We have lot of seasonal food that will benefit you but the intake of superfood is important to support your immune system.
  5. Slow down if you need – Only you know how you feel. You have to do what your body tells you to do. If you feel you need to rest…then do it as you are the one running your life and body and nobody else will do that for you.

Let me know if you have any other tips that help you the most in the spring.

Pevne verim, ze nase duse a podvedomi ovlinuje nase telo a  opacne, je to takovy dokonaly mechanismus, ktery nelze osalit. A tak je dulezite se starat o oboji. Casto to, co je dobre pro nase byti je dobre i pro nase telo a obracene. Nejlepsi je, kdyz dosahnete balancu a citite se dobre a hlavne stastni.

S jarem prichazi lepsi pocasi, ale casto take unava, zmeny nalad a s nejvetsi pravdepodobnosti mame i oslabenou imunitu. Kazdy bojuje po svem a prestoze udelat neco pro sebe a pro radost muze byt, ze si do Dioru zajdete pro novu kabelku, je to hodne o kazdodennich malickostech. Je to o tom si najit cas pro sebe, poslouchat signaly naseho tela a neco pro to udelat. Tady je par tipu, ktere na jare pomahaji v mem pripade. 

Meditace v prirode – Meditace jako takova mi hodne pomaha, ale meditovat muzete uz i tim, ze si sednete v prirode na klidne misto a nechate plout sve myslenky, vnimate vse kolem a nacerpavate energii. Je to opravdova ocista pro telo i dusi.

Cviceni venku – Pohyb je vzdy dobra rada, ale co teprve pohyb venku v prirode. Je to vlastne takovy zpusob meditace, ale zaroven si zlepsite kondici. A staci klidne chuze sviznym krokem a telo vam podekuje.

Starost o pokozku a ochrana pred slunickem – S jarem se mi nastartuje chut se o sebe vice starat a tak si rada delam peelingy, at se mi obnovi pokozka a hlavne je treba se chranit pred slunickem. To vse jsou male kroky, ktere se dlouhodobne vyplati.

Jist vyvazene a dodat telu superfood – Unava jde casto ruku v ruce s tim, co jime. A na jare je dobre vyuzit cerstvych bylinek, ktere rostou a dodat telu to nejlepsi. Muzete si vyhledat ruzna superfoods a zvysit jejich prisun. Jaro nabizi tolik moznosti co se jidla tyce, tak toho vyuzijte. 

Zpomalit, kdyz vam telo da signal – Neni dobre se telu vzpirat. Kdyz telo hlasi stop, poslechnete ho. Jenom vy vite jak se citite, druzi za vas neudelaji to ci ono a nasledujici den, jste to vzdy vy, kdo se musi vzchopit. A tak se nepremahejte, pokud nemate silu. 

A jake mate na jare ritualy vy? Je neco co vam urcite prospiva? 

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The Dress Edit you will love

  1. Revolve, 2. Ganni, 3. Alessandra Rich, 4. Alessandra Rich, 5. Emilia Wickstead

It is that garment that makes us more feminine and gives us special power. You can never underestimate a woman in a good dress. I personally love dresses and went through a period in my life when it was majority of my wardrobe. And when the temperature is rising so is my need for more dresses whether for another social event, dinner on the beach or cute garden party. And as always I have included more affordable pieces as there are also fabulous pieces on the high-street.

Saty jsou ten kus obleceni, ktery z nas dela zeny a dava nam tu skrytou zenskou silu. Nikdy nepodcenujte zenu v krasnych satech, nemusi se vam to vyplatit. Je to tajemna dracice plna sily. Ja osobne jsme mela obdobi, kdy vetsina meho satniku byly saty a stale je take miluju. A jakmile zacnou teploty rust nahoru, okamzite zacnu hledat krasne nove kousky. A tak tady prinasim vyber satu z drazsi i levnejsi kategorie. Jsou to modely na vsechny mozne prilezitosti at uz svatba, vecere na plazi nebo jenom zahradni party u kamaradu. 

  1. Revolve, 2. Ellery, 3. Loveshackfancy, 4. Zimmerman

And because there is never enough of dresses here is my selection of some cute yet affordable dresses that will make you a star at any occassion.

A protoze satu neni nikdy dost, dole je vetsi vyber cenove dostupnejsich kousku. Jsou to saty, ktere vas financne nezruinuji a presto budete za hvezdu. 


Outfit: Why We need more professionalism in blogging?

Wearing: Boots: Allsaints, Dress: Zara, Blazer: Zara, Sunglasses: Dior, Belt: Black and Brown

Professionalism is something that is expected in any area of work so why does it seem there is a lack of it within blogging? I have been in this industry for many years and encountered many different people. Are they all professional? No. However there are many that extremely professional and they create a good reputation in this industry. And that is the direction it should go. Sadly over the last week I came across so many stories within my circle of “colleagues” and I must say at times my jaw just dropped.

Let’s face it bloggers have been criticised so many times in printed and online publications and some critique came from highly respected people. And although the criticism probably does not apply for everybody in some ways some points are valid. Firstly there should be more respects in between creators towards each other. Some ways of communication are just not acceptable. And all it is is change the language, the tone and phrase things differently.

A friend of mine recently told me about a message on Instagram she recently got and she could not believe her eyes as somebody she barely knew asked for sensitive piece of information. On one hand I understand that being direct sometimes gets you what you need but you have to really judge these things carefully. And actions like this only create a bad image of influencers. Another friend that works within PR told me about an incident when the brand rejected a blogger’s proposition and what followed was extremely rude and aggressive response. If I was that PR I would have blacklisted that person forever as there simply would not be trust. I could not collaborate with anybody that has that sort of attitude.

Another friend got a message from an influencer that has recently started asking tell me how to make money fast! Is that so bad? No … but in the context of any other industry it is just strange. I cannot imagine that another professional for example within real estate, recruitment, audit, modelling contacts total stranger and asks them tell me how to make money fast. It is not professional way to do it and plus the tone of the message was very aggressive. Also hundreds of influencers share their tips on things like growth, money making and so on all over the internet. So it would question the other persons proactivity as anybody can find lot of information online and on youtube as well.

And these are just few things that made me thinking what can we do to change it. Yes if 50 % of us are going to be professional that is still only half and whoever has got dealing with the other half will get bad experience. I am glad there are extremely professional people and in some ways it is improving but it is still such a new industry, anybody can start at any minute, the competition is big and sometimes the circumstances are forcing people to act how they act.

Profesionalita se ocekava v mnoha oborech a tak premyslim, proc je ji v blogovani tak malo. Jsem pravdepodobne jedna z tech prvni blogerek a tak uz to delam nejaky ten patek a muzu rict, ze jsem potkala spoustu velmi rozlisnych lidi. A jsou vsichni profesionalni? Bohuzel ne. Nastesti je ale spousta, ktera jsou extremne profesionalni a ja doufam, ze timto smerem to take pujde dal. V poslednich par tydnech jsem slysela z kruhu svych “kolegu” pribehy nad kterymi mi zustava rozum stat a zaroven se nedivim, ze maji blogeri tak spatnou reputaci. 

Co si budeme povidat, blogeri se probirali v nekolika tistenych i online casopisech a novinach a kritika byla v hodne pripadech od respektovanych zurnalistu. A prestoze se urcite nevztahuje kritika na vsechny, nektere body me ani neprekvapuji. V prvni rade musi byt influenceri vice profesionalni mezi sebou. Nektere zpusoby jednani jsou proste neprijatelne. Vse je o tom jak mluvite, staci trosku slusnosti, spravneho tonu a  hned to vypada jinak. 

Jedna znama mi nedavno rozhorcene rikala, jak ji nekdo koho sotva zna napsal na Instagramu o prosbu, ktera si myslim, ze byla docela drza a nemistna. Ja ocenuji, kdyz jde nekdo tvrde za svym, ale tohle byl trosku jiny pripad. Druha znama, ktera pracuje jako PR mi rikala, ze jedna blogerka, ktera je oslovila na spolupraci a byla zamitnuta reagovala velmi agresivni odpovedi. Zustaval mi az rozum stat. Pokud bych ja byla v situaci te PR tak tento clovek bude zapsan na blacklistu, protoze bych jich nemohla nikdy sverit do rukou propagaci zadneho produktu.

Dalsi znama mi rikala, ze ji nekdo naprimo a velmi zvlastnim tonem napsal, at ji rekne jak na Instagramu vydelat penize co nejrychleji. Je to blba otazka? Ani ne ale jakmile si tuto situaci aplikujete na cokoli jineho, je to prinejmensim divne. Predstavte si napriklad personalistu, realitniho maklere, auditora jak vkraci ke konkurenci nebo jim napise email and napise jim, at mu reknou jak rychle vydelat penize. V tomto pripade me napada jen to, ze to musi byt nejaky linejsi clovek, protoze internet je zaplaveny tolika tipy jak rust, jak zacit a ta dana osoba si to muze proste jenom vyhledat. 

Je smutne ze ne vsichni si uvedomuji, ze kazi reputaci ostatnim, pokud se chovaji nemistne. A tohle je jenom par prikladu za poslednich par dni. I kdyby 50 % z nas bylo profesionalnich, porad je to jenom polovina. Bohuzel blogovani je neco, kde neni treba kvalifikace a nejsou urcena pravidla a je to vlastne relativne nova zalezitost. Kdokoli muze zacit prave tady a ted a to je obcas ten problem. Blogovat muze zacit starsi slusny clovek, mladsi vysokoskolak a stejne i ten, kteremu profesionalita absolutne nic nerika. Urcite se to da zmenit, ale je potreba tohle tlacit vic do sveta a ukazat ostatnim, ze profesionalni chovani je treba ve vsem.



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Outfit: Ego vs Intuition

Pictures by Iva 

Wearing: Shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Blouse: Amo Couture, Jeans: Revolve, Bag: Zara, Sunglasses: Rayban, Earrings: Astley Clarke

I could not count how many times I have read about ego, intuition and how many times we discussed this even at school, with friends, reading about in on all sorts of books. And ego and intuition inner battle comes to us daily. It is that constant fight in between what your head says and what you actually feel is right and what your path is.

When I was setting up my youtube channel I knew it was going to be in English. I lived here for almost 14 years and although I am a proud Czech and I know I have a good size community in Czech that like reading my posts and follow my content, I knew youtube should be in English. I got to a point that few people suggested I should try to film in Czech and yay the views went up however my intuition was telling me it is not the right direction. I was not feeling the same when creating Czech content and firmly believe it was confusing a lot of people. Whilst ego was happy with views going up, my heart was on a different frequency. When I create I want to create things with joy, smile and love it. Only then the things can bring joy and love to other people. I was living in  constant doubt, I kept coming across signs that this is not the way to go. And that is why I stopped.

I have never given any explanation and I just mentioned it to the closest friends and most said go where your heart takes you as that is the most important thing. So I said bye to my Ego on this occasion, no matter what it costs me.

Nedokazu ani spocitac kolikrat jsem cetla o egu, intuici a kolikrat jsem to rozebirala s prateli, cetla o tom v dalsi knize, ci procitala, co o egu tvrdili nasi nejvetsi myslitele jeste ve skole. Volit mezi egem a intuici je nasi kazdodenni soucasti. Je to takove to neustale rozhodovani, zda se ridit hlavou nebo tim, co nam naseptava neco hluboko uvnitr.

Kdyz jsem zakladala svuj youtube kanal, tak jsem vedela, ze chci vse vest v Anglickem jazyce. Muj blog tak byl vedeny temer od zacatku, ziju v Britanii opravdu radku let, ale vedela jsem, ze mam i Ceskou komunitu, ktera cte me prispevky a sleduje me na ruznych platformach. Ale tajne jsem doufala, ze ta moje komunita si me nasla prave protoze umi Anglicky a pevne verim, ze ti spravni, kteri si vas maji najit, si vas vzdycky najdou. No a pred nedavnem jsem se na popud par lidi rozhodla zkusit nekolik vlogu v Ceskem jazyce. A svete div se, zvedla se sledovanost, ale moje intuince mi naseptavala, ze to neni moje cesta. Navic jsem neustalne narazela na znameni, ktera me v tom utvrzovala a tak jsem postupne od Ceskych vlogu ustoupila. A v teto situaci citim, ze je to tak spravne. Jsem spokojenejsi a citim, ze toto je moje cesta i prestoze ty v AJ maji mene shlednuti. Chci delat to co delam s usmevem, chci citit radost pri kazde tvorbe, kazde fotografii, videu, postu. Kdyz citim radost ja, predavam ji dal a to je to nejdulezitejsi. A tak jsem tentokrat zamavalu egu na rozloucenou, i prestoze me to neco stoji, ale jsem tak spokojenejsi.

Myslim, ze ti kteri si me Ceske vlogy oblibili si zaslouzi vysvetleni a jak rikam, ti co si me maji najit si me najdou tak i tak. Ja chci jit svoji cestou a ridit se srdcem.



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