20.8.12

Living life to the fullest

If you have seen my last blog post, you are probably aware of the fact I and E. went to the movies just enough time ago. Writing a film review after such a long-lasting break was quite meaningful because I used to do it all the time when life wasn't as eventful and hasty as it presently is. I was absolutely crazy about films!

Anyhow, our cinema visit took place on the afternoon of the 4th of August since the forenoon passed at my grandparents' place. The foundation of their veranda had to be made as soon as possible and naturally we helped.


dress - thrifted Satsu London; sandals - MICHAEL Michael Kors; bag - Ted Baker; necklace - Fornarina
sunnies - Emporio Armani; earrings - H&M.


So, before watching Step Up Revolution we had a good time in The Botanical Garden of the University of Tartu. Their ducks are the sweetest and also the bravest I have ever seen. As a matter of fact it's safe to say the botanical garden is the most beautiful sight in my former hometown Tartu. If you're interested, you can browse my old botanical garden posts here, here and here.

However, our day didn't end in the cinema hall. Instead we headed to Kapriis which is a café in the old town of Tartu in the Town Hall Square. Their food is incredibly delicious and delicate and clearly we must return soon because even thinking about the chicken salad I ate makes me drool. By the way, while we were enjoying our time there I ordered cold beer. And when I was feasting with my divine cheesecake I suddenly started reminding how we got there...


The answer: I drove there! And now I was drinking beer which was pleasant, of course but at the same time contained alcohol obviously. Luckily E. thought he was driving (actually his car was at home instead) and didn't even order meat in wine sauce. Therefore he simply drove my car and I could think about my memory issues which was really comical whereas things like that don't just happen to me. So, it was an extraordinary night, what else?


Anyway, I'm going to let you enjoy the photos. I hope you like them and everything else and as usual, be sure to tell me what you think.

72 comments:

  1. beautiful beautiful flowers & outfit! I especially love your leafy necklace <3

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  2. maiken, you always take fabulous photographs! the botanical garden flowers, and the ducks are divine. i like your thrifted dress, beautiful statement necklace, & how well it goes with the sandals & nail polish. i bet that cheesecake was absolutely delicious! :)

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  3. i love love love that dress! its so classy and chic!!! and your hair look sooo pretty :D

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  4. I love stripes especially in summer time and I am loving this dress on you. The irregular stripes is such an original idea it makes the dress so unique. And as usual your photos are amazing sigh when will I be able to make a such good job haha :P

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  5. lovely photos, I adore the one of the ducks, they are so cute. Love your stripe dress, such a great find.

    xo erica

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  6. Your necklace is stunning! I'd wear it anytime :) That garden looks like a place to see! Beautiful pictures<3

    xoxo Eeva
    eeva-theapple.blogspot.fi

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  7. Your outfit is darling, I like the striped back scoop dress with the yellow bag! And I like how you described the ducks as sweet and brave, that's nice!

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  8. Lovely outfit Maiken! The dress is a such a versatile print and style and it's thrifted? Great find.
    Nice photos too!

    x
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  9. you always manage to look so cute, babe!! and wow, the The Botanical Garden of the University of Tartu is so pretty!! i love visiting the Botanical Garden at UC Berkeley so much, too! hope that you had a good weekend, babe!!

    xx james

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  10. Love your dress, beautiful photographs xx

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  11. Beautiful pics as always!!! Love the first pic! And your dress is so nice, love the back of the dress:) Have a lovely day!xoxo

    FASHION CAT
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  12. Great outfit, you look absolutely gorgeous, I love your dress ! Great blog :)

    xxx


    S'LK

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  13. Dear Maiken, you look absolutely beautiful! I like your elegant yet effortless look! The stripped dress paired with a bright yellow bag and some seriously fabulous jewellery looks fantastic!
    I also really like the photos of nature!

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  14. Haha, you this is such a funny story (I mean the story of how you forgot you drove to the restaurant and you ordered beer :)) I don't even know how to drive a car, so I don't have stories like this one, but it was nice E. could drive you back home :)
    I absolutely love this necklace! It's amazing! And you look stunning in this striped dress :) Gorgeous photos :)

    Kisses.

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  15. lovely pictures &the dress looks really pretty on you..loving your neckpiece too

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  16. väga uhke botaanikakülastaja! kiidan keiti - hästi kena lõige, täitsa minu tass teed as they say :)

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  17. What an adorable striped dress ! The place looks so beautiful, lovely pics !
    I am very fond of going to the cinema, I go almost every week even in summer !
    Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies

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  18. Oh gosh, I love that yellow bag! So popping!

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  19. Love your striped dress, you look so cute!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  20. That's one really cute dress! ^^ Love the yellow bag and necklace (that looks like autumn leaves..^^) as accessory. Lovely nature & food photos too..

    About jewellery: I have tons! :D heh. Well, maybe not but too much because I'm such a magpie. But this just means that I REALLY need to open my blog shop soon.. Just haven't been sure whether to use ebay or what, hmm..

    I hope your week has started well! :)


    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  21. I absolutely love your dress, the stripes and the pleating? Just wonderful! Also, love your yellow bag!!

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  22. awww,, looks like you had a lovely time.. and you have the most gorgeous thick hair, btw!

    thx for sharing the photos!

    take care! Annie

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  23. What absolutely stunning photos Maiken- I love the one of the bumblebee! Your outfit is phenomenal, the bag is adorable and the dress is so flirty- what a great thrifted find!

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  24. I LOVE the necklace and tote :)!
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  25. I love all of the floral photographs! And your striped dress is so pretty!
    :)
    Allison
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  26. You look so adorable~! and the photos are great~!

    Olga
    http://www.myblondegal.com/

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  27. Great Post. I follow your Blog now.
    Please follow me.
    A.

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  28. I love that dress on you! The scoop back is so pretty.

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  29. nice pics! check my blog if you want ;)

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  30. The dress looks lovely on you! I love that necklace as well, it's so unique!

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  31. Stunning photos & I adore your bright yellow bag !

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  32. Thank you for your kind words on my blog! Wow lucky you, here we don't get dragonflies with wine bottles!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  33. Such pretty photos. I love the drop waist on the dress, gorgeous. Stripes always look so fun and casual!

    Ava Tallulah

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  34. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  35. I think this has got to be my favorite outfit of your's yet. I LOVE the thrifted stripe dress and the gorgeous statement necklace. eeeeeep so pretty. And yay more pictures of yummy food :) And the botanical gardens looks like a really wonderful place, ducks are pretty awesome.

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  36. oh my goodness, you look stunning. So fabulous. Amazing post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest trend report. xo

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  37. Love the outfit, looks like it was a good day. the food looks great also. :-)

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  38. Everything looks pretty in this post... pretty you, pretty pictures,
    pretty places and yummy foods!


    Please feel free to visit my blog, let me know if you like it,
    and if you'd like we can follow each other on GFC.

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  39. Beautiful photos! And that dress is just awesome on you.

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  40. LOVE the striped dress!! and the detail of the changing lines is so original! :D

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  41. I love the dress, the food looks delicious as always. And the scenery is gorgeous, amazing photos as always Maikeni!

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  42. IN LOVE WITH THE DRESS and your braid hair so cute and love the animal pictures specially those from the ducks so adorable hun such a shame the summer is over over there also over here the heat wave is over and now we are back with 20 and 18 degrees but still enjoin it just watch step up and love that movie have a great day dear.
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  43. Your dress is so cute, I love the open/lower back. I also heart the bag. I actually have the sandals by Ted Baker like that...I mean with that bow, the bag matches. ;)

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  44. Gorgeous photos and I love your striped dress!

    Maria
    Dainty and Decadent

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  45. I love the necklace, dress and the bag :)

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  46. i love the first pic! and one word to describe your style in this post. classic! ;) very nice

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  47. The necklace is to die for! I love the title of this psot yay for living life to the fullest :) www.shineonbyandrea.blogspot.com

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  48. wonderful photos!!!
    love your blog.


    xoxo
    http://mynameisglenn.wordpress.com

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  49. Sure, I just followed you. :)

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  50. Beautiful photos. I took a similar one with a bee on a flower the other day - pretty sure yours is looking better though! Great dress, it fits you well and really compliments your shape. Definitely a dress I would love to own!

    Thank you for the comment you left on my blog. Was really great to get your feedback and opinion. I particularly loved this line:

    'I know arguments sell on tv shows and in magazines but there should be a line between an argument and a really nasty attitude.'

    I couldn't have put it better myself.

    Hailes<3

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  51. Wow, it is absolutely beautiful there! Love these photos girl, one of my favorite posts from you.
    Gorgeous striped dress, I love the necklace and bright yellow bag you paired with it! :)

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  52. Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
    Material Fixations

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  53. You always eat the most amazing food! I love the stripes and yellow combination as well as the cute pictures of the ducks! I love ducks!

    Couture Caddy x

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  54. these photos are to die for! love them and i really like your outfit. the bag is cute, mustard is so wonderful!!!
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  55. you look beautiful! and those photos are so amazing, thanks alot for sharing! XO

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  56. First of all, I love movies too! I just enjoy watching them. I learn so much! Anyways, I love your outfit. It's definitely one of my favorites that you wore. From the dress to the bag, perfection. :)

    P.S. Thanks for always, always stopping by my blog. It means a lot to me!

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    Lots of love, B
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  57. Hey! Wonderful pics! And as usual - you look amazing :) that food made me hungry again :D

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  58. Surely live it up babe! Good food, good wine and beautiful day.
    I do agree with you in some sense..its true that weekends are the only time you could do things besides work. I guess its about hitting a balance. :)
    I do get even more tired too when I oversleep. HAHA!!
    Is that a tattoo on ur hand?? Looks so matching to the outfit and necklace.
    Whatever was on that dining table, it sure looks super delicious!!

    YOU LOOK AMAZING. and have u lost some weight? :) Looking all radiant too.
    HAPPY WEEKENDS!!
    I just finish work...so tired..talk soon.

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  59. Now about the food: DE-LI-CI-OUS! ^^ Made me totally hungry right now, in the middle of the night :D

    Thanks for the comments! What you said about writing down all the episodes you need to watch; great tip! I often forgot to see my favourite shows and do something pointless instead :D

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  60. Lovely photos. The flower from the first photos and the foods that makes me hungry -___-

    Love your dress! :)


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  61. Oh yes, I would very much like to follow each other. I'm following you now! My goodness, you look adorable here! You are SO cute. I adore your dress! It seems like you had such a pleasant date. Those gardens look glorious, and the food looks absolutely delectable. Especially that CAKE!

    May the force be with you.
    Emily

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  62. Thank you for leaving a sweet comment on my blog! I'll gladly follow you from Finland!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  63. Hi sweetie!

    I absolutely love the back of the dress, the low cut is stunning! You seem to find really nice thrifted items, have you got a thrift store you visit frequently, or do you shop around in different places?

    Looks like you had a lovely time. I love botanical gardens too.

    Kisses dear!
    /U
    pug-a-licious
    Lil'Fit

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  64. You look super pretty girl. I love how romantic and chic your dress is. LOVE IT

    <3 Marina
    Fashion.MakeUp.LifeStyle

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  65. Hiya Maiken,
    So sorry I havent stopped by in a while,I have so many of your posts to catch on :D
    The Botanical Gardens look so incredibly beautiful,and beautifully taken photography,as always. You both always seem to have the lovelyest of days,seeing new things,eating great food,that cheesecake sounds good :D my favourite :D
    Love your thrifted dress,very nautical and you look gorgeous,wow your hair looks so long and healthy,very jelous :D

    Thanks so much for checking my post,Ive just started working at Zara in my home town,so I get to look at fabulous clothes all day,Im just a cashier,but it'll keep me going until something in fashion design,comes up,hopefully :)

    I hope you have been well,I've missed your posts,so Im off to check out the rest...
    x

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  66. You look very classy in your striped dress. The contrast of the horizontal and vertical lines suit you well dear :)

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  67. your necklace is stunning! the food looks amazing too!

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