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May 2020 be the best year yet

Wearing: Bag: Fendi, Earrings: Missoma, Top: River Island, Trousers: Zara, Coat: H&M, Boots: River Island 

Here we are again we are closing the door behind another year and this time even another decade. It sounds quite scary to think that. I usually write about things I have achieved but to be frank this time I can do the summary just for myself. Instagram is flooded with Instagram stories of each blogger sharing what they have achieved and I am all up for celebrating success. However, I feel like it can give you more if you sit down and write down everything you are proud of just for yourself. It helps you with positive start and realise that you are GOOD ENOUGH.

The only few things I will mention is that I loved spending time with my son Liam, I started to write for ELLE and the book I have contributed to was published. So I can finally say I am a writer too although my other book is still in the process. Strangely at start of the year I had no idea about number two and three and see what life can throw your way.

2019 for me was a year of searching, learning and thinking. I really want to focus 2020 more on me, feelings, dreams but still give plenty of time to my family. I want to chose well what I spend my time on and who with. I want to surround myself with the people that inspire me, love me and I love them and give me joy. I want to spend time on activities that I love and make me feel good. And I mainly I want to be myself. I am so tired of all these profiles and people on social media that are not themselves. You have to own who you are, be true to yourself and that is what matters.

So may 2020 be the best year yet for all of us.

A je to tady. Zavirame dvere za dalsim rokem a tentokrat nechci clanek jako predchozi leta, kdy jsem shrnula, co mi rok prinesl. Tentokrat si sve uspechy a radosti sepisu sama pro sebe. Uz jenom z toho duvodu, ze kazdy bloger na Instagramu ma desitky stories, kde oslavuje sve uspechy. A to je v poradku, ale mam pocit, ze socialni online svet je v tyto dny zaplaveny a ze opravdu staci si v tichosti sepsat, co nam radostneho predchozi rok prinesl. A to udelam i ja. Pomuze nam to vstoupit pozitivne do dalsiho roku a desetileti. 

Jedine tri veci ktere zminim jsou, ze jsem milovala kazdicky moment s Liamem, ze me bavi pozorovat jak se meni, roste a jak nam dokaze vykouzlit usmev na rtech i v ty pochmurnejsi dny. Dalsi veci ktere zminim jsou, ze jsem zacala psat pro digitalni verzi Ceske ELLE a take jsem se stala spoluautorkou teto knihy. Tyto dve veci by me na zacatku roku 2019 ani ve snu nenapadly. A podivejte, co zivot dokaze cloveku hodit pod nohy. 

2019 byl rok, kdy jsem hodne premyslela, analyzovala, cetla motivacni knihy a hledala to, co me naplni. Snazila jsem se najit odpoved na to, zda jsem na spravne ceste, hodne meditovala a kladla si hodne otazek. A zjistila jsem jednu vec, ze chci v zivote mit ty lidi, kteri me posouvaji dal, maji me radi a ja mam rada je, inspiruji me a davaji mi neco pozitivniho. Chci dal pracovat na svych snech, ale chci take travit kvalitni cas se svou rodinou. Chci rozdavat radost, inspirovat a byt proste stastna. A hlavne chci byt sama sebou. Uz jsem unavena ze vsech tech profilu a lidi na socialnich mediich, co maji nasazenou masku, neukazuji svou pravou tvar a statisice lidi jim to vlastne veri. Chci byt sama sebou a byt na to pysna.

A Vam preju, at je rok 2020 ten nejlepsi. 

Eva 

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How to add touch of luxury to your home

Decorating your home is so much fun. Well at least for me but it can be slow process too. I have now recently added couple of items to my newish house in order to make it look more chic and feel more luxury. I love modern glamour but also country style and more traditional home decor however recently it has been modern glamour that has been winning for me.

To be honest these purchases do not have to break the bank as long as you have a clear mind on what you want. You may remember from my birthday youtube video  I got a new dressing table. However it came with a cheap looking and not so comfortable stool. I really wanted something more comfortable, more luxury looking and something that will go with my grey velvet armchair. I found this gorgeous velvet chair in grey colour that is actually originally a dining chair but it works perfectly for the hight of the table and looks so much more glamorous in the room.  They have so many colour options and this could work so well as a nice corner chair or table chairs. These are comfortable and gorgeous. And whilst I was on Cult Furtniture website I also discovered a stunning cushion that goes so well with the armchair that is already in the room. Bingo.

The next place that needed a bit of attention was this sad little corner in our living room. Firstly it was that scary place where people just put stuff that should not be in the living room (husbands just bring whatever and wherever) and it made it look even worse. And another issue was that there was nowhere for people to put a cup or a glass when sitting on the sofa. So I decided to get a small side table for a lap and some cute coffee table books that give that corner little something and will make it more practical.

I chose a gorgeous marble table with gold legs. I believe marble is classy, timeless and will never go out of fashion. This table went into sale and is now sold out but you can have a look at other gorgeous models here. I am so happy how it turned out. I may need to work on dressing the table but It already looks so much better.

Zarizovani domu ci bytu je zabava, tedy alespon pro me. Ale obcas to muze byt zdlouhavy a pomaly proces, at uz je to diky nedostatku casu, penez ci inspirace. Ja jsem v poslednich par tydnech poridila par kousku, ktere dodavaji bydleni nadech luxusu a rekla bych, ze jsou velmi chic. Mam rada kombinaci tradice, venkovskeho stylu a take moderniho glamouru. Ale k modernimu glamouru ted asi tihnu nejvice.

A i prestoze nektere veci vypadaji luxusne, tak nemusi zruinovat vasi kreditni kartu. Mozna si pamatujete z meho narozeninoveho videa, ze jsem dostala  jako darek stolik na makeup. K nemu byla stolicka, ktera byla nepohodlna a uprimne vypadala docela levne. A tak jsem si chtela poridit neco co vypada vice luxusne a take se bude hodit k sedemu sametovemu kreslu, ktere uz v mistnosti mam. A objevila jsem tyhle zidle, ktere jsou puvodne jidelni zidle. Maji velky vyber barev a jsou opravdu pohodlne. Tohoto rozhodnuti nelituju, protoze tento kousek vypada v mistnosti velmi sik a hodi se idealne i k vysce stolu. A kdyz uz jsem tak brouzdala na strankach Cult Furniture, narazila jsem na tento polstar, ktery se mi skvele hodi k tomu kreslu, ktere uz v mistnosti je. Zabila jsem tak dve mouchy jednou ranou. 

Dalsim mistem, ktere potrebovalo trosku lasky byl takovy kout v nasem obyvacim pokoji. Uprimne to byl ten kout, ktery byl smutny, prazdny a kdyz nekdo sedel na pohovce, nemel si kam odlozit piti, knihu ci sklenicku. A navic to bylo takove to nestastne odkladaci misto na veci jako taska a vubec veci, ktere podle meho nazoru do obyvaciho pokoje nepatri (no jo spousta chlapu nechape, ze obyvaci pokoj neni skladiste). A tak jsem se sem rozhodla poridit nejaky stolik, na ktery dam treba lampicku, hezke knihy, kvetiny, svicku a vytvorim prijemnejsi a praktictejsi koutek. 

Dlouho jsem vybirala, ale rozhodla jsem se pro mramorovy stolik. Jsem velky fanousek praveho mramoru, protoze je to nestarnouci klasika a nikdy nevyjde z mody. Muj stolek byl v poslednich par dnech ve slevach, tak uz neni k dostani, ale muzete se tady podivat na jine podobne modely. Uz ted vypada tento kout mnohem lepe, ale chystam se ho treba lepe nastylovat, at je vysledek co nejlepsi.

Eva

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Outfit: TOP 3 THINGS TO DO IN LONDON FOR FREE

Wearing: Shoes: Balenciaga, Belt: Black & Brown, Bag: Allsaints, Sunglasses: Le Specs, Jumpsuit: Storets, Blazer: Zara Man

I have lived in London for a very long time and after so many years I sometimes may take things for granted. However, I know there are so many fabulous things you can do in London for free. And last week when I was being tourist in my own city it kind of reminded me that London has so much to offer. And there are great things you can do for free and it will cost you perhaps only a tube fare. My recent visit to Natural History museum inspired me to actually list three things I like to do in London for free. Of course there are more but I may be doing even a full video about this on my channel.

  1. Stroll via Southbank from Tower Hill – Southbank is always fun and it is such a nice walk with so much to see. Firstly there is no limit how far you go or where you start. I personally love to get off at London bridge, walk through Borough market, stop at the different street artists and pay a quick visit to Tate Modern. You can walk all the way to London Eye, take great pictures for your Instagram, soak in the atmosphere, admire the street artist and check out modern art in Tate museum. So much to do and it is all free!
  2. Natural History Museum and Luxury window shopping – I love Natural History museum and I must say I have been few times with Liam as it is great for kids. The building itself is so stunning and the entry is free (optional contribution to charity). There is so much to see and to learn, it is great for adults and children and because it is in such a nice area of South Kensington you can go and check out some luxury shops for inspiration. You can walk to Harrods and Harvey Nichols, you can check out shops and boutiques in South Kensington and just enjoy the vibes of West London.
  3. Saatchi Gallery and Stroll around Chelsea – Saatchi gallery is one of my favourites in London. Yes some of the really good exhibitions you have to pay for but they still offer a lot for free. I love where it is situated and I love the atmosphere of the area. If you want relaxed afternoon I highly recommend it and then perhaps explore the Chelsea shops and gorgeous street with crispy white houses.

V Londyne ziju uz opravdu dlouho a obcas si uvedomim, ze nektere veci beru uz jako samozrejmost a Londyn si neuzivam se vsim vsudy. Ale je dulezite se zastavit a uvedomit si, jake mam stesti, ze tady bydlim. Toto multikulturni mesto toho tolik nabizi a dokonce vas hodne z tohoto nebude ani nic stat. A ted kdyz tady mam pres leto rodinu, tak s nima prochazim Londyn a pripadam si jako turista. A nedavna navsteva Natural history museum mi pripomela, ze se tady toho da dost delat a nebude vas to stat vice nez listek na metro. Je to samozrejme vice nez tyto tri veci, ale premyslim, ze o tom natocim cele video na svuj youtube kanal. 

  1. Prochazka po Southbank – Prochazka podel reky Temze je jedna z mych oblibenych aktivit tady v Londyne. Zacinam vetsinou bud u Tower Bridge nebo London bridge a zalezi na tom kolik mam casu. Ale muzete se projit klidne az k Londynskemu oku. Po ceste narazite na spousty poulicnich umelcu, coz mam moc rada a muzete se take zastavit v Tate Modern, kde pokazde narazite na nejakou vystavu zdarma. Je to idealni kombinace  umeni a prijemne atmosfery u reky. 
  2. Natural History Museum a prohlidka Luxusnich nakupnich domu – Natural History Museum mam osobne moc rada, vstup je zdarma (dobrovolny dar na charitu je mozny hned u dveri) a je tam opravdu hodne zajimavych veci k videni. Tato navsteva je poucna, zabavna pro deti a vy si ji take urcite uzijete. Navic v okoli South Kensington je spousta krasnych luxusnich butiku, muzete se pak projit po okoli ci navstivit nedaleky Harrods a Harvey Nichols. Nemusite si nic kupovat, ale muzete nacerpat inspiraci a pokochat se. 
  3. Saatchi Gallery a prochazka po Chelsea – Saatchi galerie je jedna z mych nejoblibenejsich v Londyne. Ano je sice proflakla, ale libi se mi prostredi a atmosfera. I kdyz nektere lepsi vystavy maji poplatek, vzdy je moznost nejake vystavy, kde se nemusi platit. Po galerii si muzete jit projit Chelsea, nasat atmosferu, projit si krasne a uhledne ulice plne velkych bilych domu, ktere jsou typicke pro zapadni Londyn. 

Eva 

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Improving my house with affordable art

Improving your home is a continuous and endless process. Most things require time and decent budget. I love to look up inspiration and I could spend hours each day looking through images of perfect houses and their interiors.

We bought our place in December last year and the process has been slow but step by step we are improving things and that is what matters. One thing that you can do right away and does not have to cost a fortune is to decorate your walls. I have partnered up with Poster Store that have beautiful selection of amazing posters of all kinds. You will love their beautiful posters and it will really make a difference to any of your rooms at home.

I have been playing with the idea that I will get rid of the mirror in our bedroom as it is not good for your feng shui and put in some pictures. However even with paintings and posters you have to be careful what you put up. You can look up yourself what are dos and don”ts. I went with my intuition and I knew I needed blue tones to compliment the rest of the room. I also love natural stones so I knew choosing a photo of blue agate must be a right choice. Blue Agate has got healing power and is really good source of energy. In general you should avoid pictures of water but I felt that the photo of the blue leaves and the drops on them have something magical and calming. Like the amazing feeling after a storm. Both pictures make me feel good and that is the key.

There were two other areas in the house that needed a bit of love and the first one was a second staircase that leads to a guest bedroom and guest bathroom. As the first staircase has a gorgeous black and white gallery wall with family pictures I knew I wanted to continue with the black and white theme. I picked things that make me happy like favourite places in the world as well as the beautiful images in black and white. I feel the house now has a lovely flow.

And the last but not least was our bathroom where I needed something elegant and simple and I went for two black and white images in gold frames.

I am so happy with how everything looks now and I have great news as I currently have 30 % discount code glamazon30 for the Poster Store (The discount is valid until the 15th of June and it applies to the posters only (excl. Selection Poster).

Vylepsovani vaseho domova je vlastne takovy nekonecny proces. Vetsina techto veci si zada cas, trpelivost a take slusny rozpocet. Ja osobne rada vyhledavam inspiraci a divam se na krasne domy a interiery a dokazala bych tak travit hodiny. 

S manzelem jsem koupila nas dum loni v Prosinci a priznavam se, ze celkovy proces a vylepsovani jde pomalu. Ale jde to a to je hlavni. Jedna z veci, kterou ale clovek muze udelat hned a nebude vas to ani nic moc stat je povesit si na steny hezke obrazy, plakaty ci fotografie. Ja jsem se spojila s firmou Poster Store, kteri maji opravdu krasnou nabidku fotografii a plakatu a da se tam urcite vybrat neco pro kazdeho. 

Uz dlouho jsem premyslela, ze si do loznice nedam zrcadlo, ktere tam bylo v predchozim byte. Neni to dobre pro feng shui a kdyz uz se rozhodnete pro obrazy ci fotografie i tady je treba byt opatrny. Mozna se podivejte co se do loznice a jinych mistnosti doporucuje. Ja jsem se ridila hodne intuici, ale jako prvni me zaujal modry achat, ktery ma jako nerost pozitivni dopad na zdravi. Ja miluju nerosty a krystaly a prestoze je to jenom fotografie, jsem si jista, ze ma urcite lepsi energie nez jine symboly. Jelikoz jsem chtela dalsi obrazek v podobnych tonech, vybrala jsem tyhle barevne listky s kapkami deste. Voda jako takova se nedoporucuje, ale tato fotografie na me pusobi prijemne.

Dalsi dve mista v dome, kterym neco chybelo, byly toaleta a take schodiste do druheho patra. Na schodisti v prvni patrem jsem nedavno vytvorila galerii cernobilych fotografii rodiny a tak jsem chtela i na dalsich schodech neco v cerne a bile. A rozhodla jsem pro tyto fotografie. Jsou to mista ktere mam rada a veci, ktere mi delaji radost.

No a na mensi toaletu jsem is prala neco jednoducheho a elegantniho a pro zmenu jsem v tomto pripade zvolila zlate ramy.

S vysledkem jsem moc spokojena. A pro vas mam super slevu 30 % na produkty z Poster store se slevovym kodem Glamazon30 (vztahuje se na plakatky krome specialniho vyberu) a plati do 15. cervna. 

Eva

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