Individuals

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Mirrors and shadows, sceneries and memories, love and thoughts.

One moment we make them, another moment we get them.

Life is unpredictable, unexpected, hard and beautiful.

With our thoughts we make our world,

As Buddha meant with happy applause.

If you are not controlled by your made beliefs,

Then you can feel completely free and enjoy yourself being happy.

 

We often talk in general, about groups of people,

Without looking deeper, into their achievements,

Individual souls and sweetness.

We make these theories that serve to our beliefs.

But they are wrong, and push people into making wrong decisions.

Because we start acting according to them.

So by starting to see everyone as individuals,

We will make a huge step forward. To you, to him, to her, to us.

 

The scenery you see here, and memory I feel,

Are mix of all these things, combined with gorgeous dreams.

You have to make your own decisions and live Your life.

No comparisons to others, embracing yourself is the key.

And you have probably heard this before,

But Love does wonders to your whole body and soul.

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My inspiration for the day is this book I read recently called “The Man Who Wanted To Be Happy” by Laurent Gounelle. I read the book translated into Lithuanian language. It inspired me to think and look deeper into reactions of things and how we perceive people and different situations. Positive thoughts and good attitude do not always come easy. Sometimes we have to look from aside and think deeper to realise.

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Cherry Blossoms

Take a couple of minutes to notice the beauty spring has to offer!

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A place where people stop for a while,

Look up and stare,

For a couple of seconds, they stay there.

Then they take their phone or camera in hands

And smile for themselves,

Raise their gadgets like a glass.

One shot, two shots,

Did you get that perfect one?

Because nature show its beauty,

So strong in person though.

Take your time to capture it,

Also mental pictures are so great.

Magical nature, magic of nature,

No matter how you say it,

Cherry blossoms shine right now,

To You, To Me,

To Everyone who notices their beauty.

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

A day in Trakai, Lithuania

I was looking at some older photos and remembered one very nice trip that took place last July. So I decided to happily write about it!

When I visit my home country Lithuania, my girl friends and I have a tradition to visit a lot of different cafés. It is very exciting and fun. Since we were little girls, we used to save some money and visit our local café for a little treat. We always thought that it was a great way to spend some time together, catch up on things and treat ourselves properly. However, the last time I visited Lithuania in summer, we decided to do something different – to spend a day in Trakai. And of course, it included treats and goodies! 🙂

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The Castle of Trakai.

A short train ride from the capital of Lithuania, which is Vilnius, you will find a small but rather beautiful town called Trakai. It is a historical town and lake resort, which makes it a great tourist attraction with beautiful nature, history, culture and relaxation. We started our trip by taking a train from Vilnius to Trakai, which took us around half an hour. After that, we walked through the park by the lake to the city centre,  where the beautiful castle of Trakai is situated. Where people walk slowly, go for a boat or yacht ride, take lots of pictures, buy various of things in the streets and eat delicious food in the restaurants. Trakai is also very popular place for wedding photoshoots.

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While walking to the town.

Since the walking takes quite some time, it was about time to grab something to eat. And you ask what you could eat while visiting Trakai? Well, all Lithuanians know Trakai of their traditional heritage, which is called Kibinai (singular: kibinas). Therefore, You should definitely order one of those while visiting this beautiful town. But what is Kibinai? Basically dough pastry filled with meat and onion. It is usually made with different meats so you can choose the kind you prefer the most. Also they have vegetarian Kibinai, filled with cottage cheese and spinach. Delicious!

 

 

And guys, it was such a hot day! My shorts were literally glued to my legs. It was almost impossible to be in the sun. So after we ate, we found a wonderful shade spot under the trees besides the castle. There we sat, read a magazine and simply enjoyed peaceful surroundings.

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The Castle of Trakai is situated on the island, surrounded by lake Galvė. There is a bridge leading you to the castle, and you can walk around it for free, and inside can be visited by buying a ticket. This wonderful visit of ours was ended with some tasty ice cream and by taking a yacht! It is also one of the most common attractions in Trakai. On the hot day like that, it was perfect, so relaxing and beautiful. Highly recommended to spend a summer day in this beautiful town!

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View from the yacht in Lake Galvė. The Castle of Trakai in front.
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Ladies in the yacht.

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

 

Choose to wear a Smile

A name You may not remember, but a smile You will never forget! 

 

Fashion Friday of this week is being converted into Fashion Saturday! But no worries, I have a beautiful subject for you guys, which is called Smiling! It is so important to treat your inner beauty first and feel content with yourself and confident, as I wrote in the previous blog post – Choose to wear Confidence. Therefore, I want to talk about the main aspects that come from our insides, before we go and dig into outfit ideas and trends later on. You are never fully dressed without a smile on your face!

Have you ever heard that Smile is the best accessory anyone can wear? Have you thought about it, whether you agree? 

 

Well, I agree with that 100%! A real and genuine smile does wonderful things to yourself as well as to other people. It brings out simple happiness and joy!

 

 

What would a big statement necklace look like with an angry or sad face? Of course, the necklace would distract peoples eyes for a while, but ultimately they will notice your well being. At the same time it is very difficult to frown when looking at someone who smiles. Therefore, by wearing your best accessory, you make others to wear their best accessories as well!  Smiling can also make you healthier. It can reduce the level of stress and overall blood pressure, it boosts your immune system and increases the level of mood enhancing hormones like endorphins. So are You smiling already?

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Beautiful Smiles of my wonderful people!

Therefore, the goal is to treat yourself well, treat your inner beauty by smiling. When your inner beauty is in place, it will shine through to your outer beauty. You can wear a genuine smile – the best accessory in the world, day after day and everyday.

It is very important to not be ashamed of your smile, since every smile is different, unique and beautiful in its own way. A happy, smiling person looks always more content and attractive. Smile to yourself every morning, smile to the other people everyday and you will hopefully notice a difference for your inner happiness, health and outer beauty! Never underestimate the power of a sincere smile. ❤

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Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

S`illot, Mallorca

Long walks combined with long conversations… You simply walk without knowing where you are going. You are following the path. Eventually you stop, find a place to sit, enjoy the nature and your lovely company. You feel as this is your place, you belong here. This feeling is magical and brings a lot of good emotions. Have you experienced something like this while being on holiday?

 

Small, pretty and cozy, previous fishing village, situated on the east coast, which is on the other side from Palma de Mallorca. The town is called S`illot. ​There are pedestrian ways, where you are able to walk or bike to other nearby places, such as Sa Coma, Cala Millor and Porto Cristo. The beach in S`illot is quite small, so walking to the beaches nearby is a great solution. And oh, one more thing, parking is free all around. Even arriving at 9pm in July, we found available parking spot. Well, don’t have that high of expectations for the parking spot looks. The most important thing is that you can find a place for your rented car which is nearby and completely for free! We stayed at the Universal Hotel Perla, which was located by the beach, with great service and delicious buffet breakfast.

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You like night life? Well, then this town is not that great of a choice. The only night place they provide is called Crazy Monkey Bar. There wasn’t that much action when we visited that place, but the music was still fully on. The positive thing is that the whole dance floor is yours! If you are brave enough to dance alone of course, it takes courage to start something, such as dancing when no-one else is doing so. But always remember, that life is actually too short to constantly be afraid of everything, especially things you want to do. If you want to dance, but are afraid of what people will think of you, who cares, you will probably never see them again after that night anyways and they are sipping on those fancy cocktails and will probably join you after a while. So let your hair loose, put on a favourite dress and dance for as long as you wish. The dance floor is yours!

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S`illot is also close to an amazing place called Cuevas del Drach. The cave situated in Porto Cristo has been known since the Middle Ages and has a maximum depth of 25 metres below the ground level. There is an underground lake situated in the cave called Lake Martel. This Cave visit ends with a short but beautiful classical concert performed by four talented musicians playing in the boat. There is completely dark in the cave, except of bulbs situated in the musicians boat. Wonderful experience! You can simply close your eyes and enjoy the magical moment. And there is a boat trip at the very end across Lake Martel!

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One more thing which we did that was very fun. That was a boat ride. Two hour long boat ride through splashing water, both dark blue and crystal clear turquoise, with some amazing views of caves, cliffs and cities. I also had my Marilyn Monroe moment while on the boat, (which you can see on the second slideshow), since the wind was so strong as the boat moved. It was so much fun! Also not to mention the guy that pronounced all the places we arrived to in a very amusing way. You have to really experience it to understand. But the memories are strong which means it was amazing!

Song of the trip.

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana

Choose to wear Confidence

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You probably recognise yourself trying on new trends, outfits, hairstyles or makeup you have seen on other people that looked amazing, only to feel the urge to change to something else and cover yourself with a blanket. You walk on the streets and constantly touch your skirt, or fix the scarf and you definitely don’t feel like dancing. When people take a look at you, you immediately think there is something wrong and you nervously look down. What is missing here? Why do other people look so much better in your eyes?

The answer is CONFIDENCE.

No matter what you wear, confidence is the key and how you feel inside. Since the taste is very personal, confidence is universal – it is beautiful and we recognise it regardless of what type of style you like and preference you have. Feel the most beautiful in the room and shine bright from inside and out. Beauty is what you feel about yourself. So choose to wear confidence today and everyday!

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Have a shiny weekend full of confidence!

 

Much love and positivity,

Ruta Antana