16.10.12

Vacation tales: part 1

Hello, my dear readers!
The beginning of something is always thorny but I promised to tell you about our recent holidays, and promises are naturally made to be kept. Therefore, before arriving at Tervis Medical Spa in Pärnu we made a prompt stop in Tori, a small borough in Pärnu County.

The first six photographs were taken over there but if you want to see a few more, check out a past post dating back to year 2009. That place has been known as Tori Hell and there are many folk stories and legends about it. The river by the side of Tori Hell is The Pärnu River and it has also been called "the Estonian Mississippi" as it is one of the longest rivers in Estonia and like the true Mississippi, is remarkable for its great floods. All in all I believe it's a delightful background for my photos!


But now about Tervis Medical Spa in Pärnu, the official summer capital of Estonia for many years. Our relaxation package was called "Bring time to a standstill!" and it included various enjoyable sauna pleasures in the spa and sauna centre, tasty buffet breakfast and dinner, accommodation in a comfortable double room, even highly essential Wi-Fi - in fact all you need for a pleasant holiday.

Feeling cosy and warm at the spa and sauna centre after the fairly long and tiring drive was exactly what we needed. I and also my fiancé loved steam bath and Japanese bath the most but I think I will tell you more about the spa and sauna centre in my next vacation post. By the way, when was the last time you visited a spa and how was it?

Last but not least I hope you like the photos I've chosen from that day, October 8. It was a beautiful but uncommonly freezing autumn day.


Emporio Armani sunnies | earrings - a recent gift from Tbilisi, Georgia | thrifted brooch | thrifted Teen-Look coat | thrifted Elisabeth Shannon sheer jacket | Reserved sequin skirt | Vision Street Wear leopard sneakers | thrifted belt | Seppälä gloves.


ps1. Sweet Vivienne (her blog Thrifted Shift) nominated me for the Sunshine Award and asked ten interesting questions so an award post must arrive in time. Thank you, Vivienne!

ps2. Several of you were interested in my new header. The brief story behind it is following: Emma (her blog Nuellasource) ran a giveaway and decided to gift something for every participator. My prize is the new header, whereby I got to choose the photos, the roundish design, the font and the pastel shades. Emma transformed all my wishes and ideas into a classy result which is now decorating my blog. Thanks, sweetie!

54 comments:

  1. ma ei märganudki kohe uut headerit, enne kui teksti lõppu jõudsin. jah, mu tähelepanu on üldse veits lauali viimasel ajal, see on järjekordne märk sellest. aga isver, ära üldse räägi spaamõnudest. ma vist pean su järgmise postituse vahele jätma :D sest no üks selline lõõgastus on praegu väga needed! ma mingi aeg viskasin põgusa pilgu peale isegi, mis kuskil toimub, aga tegelt tuleb asi tõsiselt kätte võtta - kuskilt on vaja energiat juurde ammutada või midagi

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    1. jah... kui ma praegu jaapani vannile ja türgi saunale mõtlen, tekib ikka kerge masendus küll, sest need olid tõesti maailmamõnusad! see soe vesi ja õhk, mmmm :P ma läheks KOHE tagasi!! :D sest no olgem ausad, Eesti ilm sakib ikka täiega.

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  2. maiken, your vacation sounds just as magical as the backdrop to your photos! i like your outfit with the jacket and gloves & without, so pretty. i noticed your new header immediately. do you love it? i've never been to a spa before, kind of crazy, but true.

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    1. yes, I do. it's exactly what I wanted for the time being :)
      and Teddi, definitely visit a spa as soon as possible! you and your guy will love it!

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  3. I LOVE your new banner girl ! It's so lovely. Simple and sweet and I like it a lot :)
    Your earrings are also really adorable :) Cute outfit & photos!

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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  4. Beautiful, interesting photos! Love the photo of the earring, what a great close up!


    loving the blog =)
    My Own Project

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  5. I love that green coat.

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  6. Maiken, first of all I love the new header. The coat looks great, and with the pink belt? It's perfection. I've yet to try a more casual look with my sequins skirts..def need to try it out.

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  7. Great look! I love the mix of prints and textures! The pink gloves are sooo cute! New follower on GFC and Bloglovin! :)

    http://flyelephantfly.blogspot.com/

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  8. Wow, your vacation just sounds amazing! :)
    Glad to hear it too, you deserve one
    Anyway, fabulous bright trench - I love the bright pink belt you paired with it ♥

    Trendy Teal

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  9. YOu look so fabulous! I love your trench. Looks like you're doing well!

    run-style-run.blogspot.com

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  10. What a lovely blog post! LOve your outfit! Would you like to follow each other?

    Love,Nyt
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  11. you've changed your header? i loved that! i also like your green coat!

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  12. Beautiful pictures! I love your coat and the new header is a great change and nice gift!

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  13. Love your coat, especially that color!

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  14. Love your shimmery skirt and fun coat! You look very cute and also comfortable. That second photo is gorgeous - makes me want to travel there right now :)

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  15. You look so pretty! I love your coat, the color is so fun!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  16. I like that you travel so much through your own country and share your impressions, knowledge, ideas. I learn so much about Estonia through you!I really like it!
    Your outfits are super pretty as always. You've mixed feminine and playful so nice in that look. And I love the bright colours of your outwear

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  17. Mõnus sügisene postitus :) Ja palju õnne, kuidagi on kahe silma vahele jäänud, et kihlusid! Võiksid sellest ka eraldi postituse teha ;)

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    1. suur aitäh! :)
      tegelikult pole ma otseselt kirjutanud tõesti, et kuidas, kuna jne, aga miks mitte natuke sellest kirjutada, kui huvi on. võtan soovi kindlasti arvesse uute postituste koostamisel ja kokku sobitamisel. sellised soovitused on alati teretulnud!

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  18. it´s a perfect and smart combination of style and very goo taste.

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  19. Hi, thanks for your nice comment =)
    I would love to keep in touch and follow each other, so I'm following you now!

    My Own Project

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  20. I love the first photo and the close-up of your earrings! Have a wonderful day!

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  21. Hey :)

    I love the new header! What a great prize to win :)
    Now I love the photos taken by the place with the river and your outfit is amazing! The shoes, tights and coat are my favourite part! The spa also sounds wonderful. I have always wanted to visit one but haven't had the chance to yet - maybe in the Summer? Beautiful photos as usual!!

    Congrats on the award :)

    Hailes<3

    Click here to check out my blog – Hailes Hearts Fashion

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  22. I love your jacket - it's so lovely and the colour is so juicy!

    xx
    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
    P.S. your new header totally changed the overall blog look!

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  23. Love the colour of your coat!

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  24. Great blog!!! I love all your pics! Would you like to follow each other?

    Love,Nyt
    from
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

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  25. Very nice pictures!

    It will be amazing if you have time to check our blog and maybe follow us if you like it ?!

    Keep blogging girl !

    X

    Emily from Pretty Tiny Things

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  26. OMG, first of all, LOVE the new header!!! It's gorgeous and you look amazing!! And it sounds like your vacation was wonderful!!!! The spa sounds so incredible and relaxing- I need a vacation like that!!
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files
    Shop Kawaii Kitsch by A on Etsy!

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  27. Love the coat and skirt. Beautiful colors and background! :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  28. wow that coat is so gorgeous! its such a magnificent color :)

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  29. that coat is fabulous!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  30. wow...I can't take my eyes off your coat...love the color!!! And I love you paired with the beautiful color of the belt and gloves. Great combo!

    FASHION CAT
    www.myfashioncat.com

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  31. Love your earrings!!

    xo - Sheila
    www.sheislovelyblog.com

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  32. It looks like you had such a relaxing holiday - you're practically glowing in these photos! My last spa vacation was about three years ago, in Hungary, and these snapshots, plus your description, are making me wish I could go back! I've missed reading your posts since I've been away, and I love the way you've changed the look of your blog :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  33. what a great trip!! your pictures are beautiful, and a spa day sounds fabulous. i love your neon coat!

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  34. great outfits! love the lime jacket so cute!

    want to follow each other? :)

    http://anightinnyc.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  35. I love this green coat, it's so stylish! And the earrings are gorgeous :)

    Kisses.

    www.pollysboudoir.blogspot.com

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  36. SUPER CUTE! I love that bright neon - what a way to bring joy into fall!

    High-Stitched Voice

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  37. Ohh you look great with that neon coat!!! and love the mixing with black trainers! I'm waiting for a spa and massage...some day will be 'the day' haha.

    xxxxx

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  38. Hello lovely!!! Ahh, I feel like I've been MIA for sooo long! First off, I love your new header!!! It's so you, it's beautiful and totally transforms your blog in the best way possible!
    You look gorgeous as always! I adore your coat, you're rocking it!
    Your spa vacation sounds soo relaxing and magical! Very jealous! The last time I went it wasn't a proper spa.. Well kind of. It was in a hotel in Thailand so it was amazing!! But that was ages ago.. Would love to follow in your footsteps!
    Also, you should most definitely come to London!! I think you would love it! Come! It would be so fun! :) also, the reason why I haven't been writing is that my computer hard drive broke, and it's in repairs right now :( I'm trying to blog a little but from my phone because I miss it so much, but you know, it's not the same! Hopefully I will be back soon, for real! ;)
    Xoxo Kasia :)

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  39. What lovely candle holders and beautiful scenery in your photos!
    You can read about my latest spa experiences in earlier blog posts here http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/2011/10/stress-remedy-relaxation-books-and.html and here http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/2012/01/frosty-spa-weekend.html.
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog! I saw that some of the jewelry that I presented in the editorial is sold in H&M, just giving you a hint if you really liked them :)
    Oh I didn't know about the fact that you can't make international payments, how come? That must be so life restricting!

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

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  40. LOVE that green jacket!! Like I just said on my last post is the perfect way to add color to our winter and sad outfits hahaha and Btw do you have a new header, right?? I love it!!!! :D

    http://thegoldenpaillettes.blogspot.com/

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  41. Nice pics :)
    Would u like to follow each other?
    kisses from www.julsjollypop.blogspot.com

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  42. that coat is perfect <3

    i love how it can bright up any outfit!

    you look lovely as always and i love the new blog layout!
    xx
    City Laundry

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  43. here i am.. back from my hiatus and there you are.. looking as cute as ever! and here i am, again, envious of your trips! pretty please take me with you one day ;-)

    xx james

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  44. I LOVE YOUR JACKET ...it colour makes me so happy inside...your photos are very lovely......THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY!!! much love chari T

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  45. The spa sounds so relaxing and I love the photos (as always! :D) Your outfit is so cheerful too, I really like the lime coat! Such a lovely color :)

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  46. Are the first photo candles? They're lovely! The river sure is delightful. It's such a nice location for a photoshoot. By the way, I love your new header. It's beautiful. Nicely done! :)

    Lots of love, B
    http://vivalabreee.blogspot.com/
    Twitter | Facebook | Facebook Page

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  47. sauna and buffets,the spa sounds delightful,and the rivers certainly is a beautiful back drop for your photos.I love your pink gloves and bright green coat,looks lovely and so bright,perfect for brightening up a chilly autumns day.
    Going to read part two,hope your well x

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  48. Really love how vibrant your outfit is, especially the coat :)

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  49. That coat with sneakers is too cute, great little outfit. God I love sauna's I don't indulge nearly enough. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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