20.8.13

Eyes of the tiger in Viljandi

Hello! A particularly busy weekend just ended and instead of relaxing we stubbornly wrestled with our firewood for the quietly arriving winter. In my opinion autumn is always the shortest season and winter just cuts in by force although it's clearly the suckiest time of the year (heating everything, thick clothes, snow and slipperiness everywhere = triple annoying!). Anyhow, our firewood is in its place now and that's already a significant win. Plus, dealing with the firewood for two long days in a row stands for some hardcore workout and that's also a pretty nice win ;) But enough of all that talk about working since I actually wanted to tell you about our lovely day trip to Viljandi, one of my favourite towns in Estonia.


So, as early as on August 3 I and my fiancé decided to spend a hot summery Saturday in Viljandi. We walked through the beautiful cosy Old Town again and again, at the same time visiting a couple of thrift shops. I spent merely 1.30 euros in one specific store and got an absolutely fabulous (how can I not love the royal print?) vintage blouse for 1 euro and a cute little box with an elephant painting for 30 cents. I just really like elephants for some reason :) But I also came across those particularly cool earrings (€4.95 1) while visiting local Seppälä and I'm rather crazy about that kind of earrings so it was an excellent discovery! Do you own something similar?

Emporio Armani sunnies | Lindex statement necklace | Kids by Lindex crop top | Lindex belt | Amisu denim shorts | Tamaris sandals | thrifted vintage satchel.

Anyway, on top of everything else we put Café Harmoonia to the test and it came out as a definite winner. My green salad with chicken fillet and Caesar dressing was delicious and it filled my tummy for a surprisingly long time. E.'s barbecue smoked pork tenderloin was also tasty and actually the whole experience was utterly pleasing. Check out their detailed Facebook page here.


By the way, later on, before arriving home we stopped at a gas station and tried pita kebab for the first time ever and gosh it was yummy! Another magnificent discovery from that day. So in the same way as always I hope y'all enjoy the photos. And do wish me luck and durability because there are only three more workdays left and my especially long-awaited vacation is finally here! See you!

47 comments:

  1. Toit näeb nii isuäratav välja. Loodan, et puhkuse aeg saad veel toredaid kohti ja ilusaid ilmu nautida! :)

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    1. soovitan kindlasti Harmooniat külastada, kui Viljandisse peaksid sattuma. väga meeldiv koht mõnusa väliterrassiga. ja aitäh ka muidugi, mina loodan (või pigem eeldan :D) sama asja.

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  2. mul on ka mingi väike teema elevantsidega. lihtsalt miskipärast meeldivad väga. ma arvan, et see on kunagi mu õest külge jäänud, kes oli mingi aeg ülisuur vantside fänn ja ma alati reisidelt tõin talle igast tegelasi kaasa, nii et lõpuks avastasin, et mulle endale on nad ka kuidagi ekstra armsad tunduma hakanud :) nunnupead tegelased!

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    1. mul just virnades neid elevanditeemalisi vidinaid pole, aga näiteks kamina simsil pesitseb üks kujuke, kes selle karbikese näol endale nüüd sõbra sai. ja miks mitte edaspidi sinna midagi temaatilist veel lisada :)

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  3. Oeh, see tiigripluus on hüpnotiseeriv! :D

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    1. on on, ma ei suutnud oma silmi uskuda, kui Lindexis seda rippumas nägin. haarasin kohe kaasa, sest teadsin, et see tuleb minuga koju! :D

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  4. Sounds like a fun day! Love your tiger shirt, what a fun piece!

    Sara

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  5. WOW what a fierce tee! Looks fabulous on you and your hair colour! Also love that thrifted shirt - what a find! The pattern is so Hermes!

    Couture Caddy x
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  6. That firewood business sounds tough! That tiger shirt is awesome. Have you heard Katy Perry's new Roar song? Your shirt made me think of it...

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    1. I'm listening to it right now actually and I don't like it, to be honest. Katy Perry's songs are too boring for my taste :P though it does go well with my top, that's correct.

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  7. Yaaay, finally a vacation :D
    The vintage blouse looks absolutely fantastic, and it's such a bargain!

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  8. I'm glad you had a nice trip! I love the pics of you in the tiger top with your tattoos, you really rock in that top :D!!
    I also have those faux loop earrings, I had a real loop too but it ripped ;(
    The little elephant box is too cute. Since I love dinosaurs, elephants are big and strange enuff for me.
    I have tried kebab before and I didn't like it at all, perhaps you had better ones ;D
    x,
    LaraLizard

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  9. You look sooo cool Maiken! Your tattoos ah I'm envious! As said in your previous post I like your top and even more now that I see it on you.
    I can imagine how excited you must be for those vacations haha :)
    That thrifted blouse looks beautiful, I love it!
    As usual when I read your blog posts I'm hungry :P

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  10. Looks like the perfect day :) As always, you amaze me with your vintage finds, that top is a real stunner. And your tiger shirt is so fierce! The pita kebob looks soooo good, yum

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  11. I love your blog, you always have the nicest photos. and your tattoos are so cool! You go on the nicest trip! Keep up the fantastic posts!!! Happy Wednesday!

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  12. You always find the best stuff! Love your fierce tiger tee and those rad sandals :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

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  13. You look awesome, I love this cropped top with cute tiger! how you could find this awesome blouse and spent such little money!

    Have a good Friday
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  14. I love the tiger top, you look so pretty! And the pita kebab looks so delicious!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  15. ohh the food does seem yummy.. and i love your tiger print top! i have a similar one but it's a tank top.

    xo, Carla
    www.CarlaViolet.com

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  16. OMG Maikeni..that sandwich! YUM hahah and your tiger tee ROCKS a lot! love it :D

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  17. Mmmm all that food!! Yummy!

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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  18. Oh what a treasure that royal printed blouse is. I also love kabobs, my favourite is this Turkish place that my bf and I goto it's so good. The day trip sounds lovely, especially with a thriting win. Wishing you a wonderful weekend dear Maiken. xx/Madison

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  19. 1st of all, I love your tiger printed crop top..I need something like it for myself :D,
    also I love pita kebab :)

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  20. Ha...in England it feels like the whole year is one big autumn. Honestly, we do not have other seasons. Maybe...2 days of winter, spring is blink and you'll miss it and summer is either non existent or it shows up one day per year. The rest is one long, boring autumn.

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  21. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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  22. Ahhh that shirt is amazing! I've always a bold tiger shirt, they're so edgy! You look great :)
    And I agree, I hate winter as well haha

    Rachel Emma
    Daydream Frenzy

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  23. you look fab as always. love that tiger shirt with the amazing necklace and sandals! also great finds!!!

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  24. love the tiger shirt you're wearing xx

    would you like to follow each other?
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  25. Lovely photos! I'm happy you enjoyed your summery day in Viljandi. I actually had to look it up because I hadn't heard about that town. I was happy to read that you like elephants. I remember I didn't know that when I wrote about the symbol of Pärnu.
    I'm so happy to hear that you like our home Maiken :) Thank you for your comment! I must remember to write more often interior related blog posts. I have been thinking about some striped curtains for the living room, but lets see :) Yes, I do use colors for special occasions, I don't know if you remember my Easter post? You can find it here http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/2013/03/the-purest-and-most-thoughtful-minds.html. When the interior base colors are clean, it's easy to add some color to it.

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

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  26. ooh i loveee that necklace with that top! so cute :D and your sandals are so cool :D

    katslovefashion.blogspot.com

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  27. You have the coolest tops! I love this tiger one with the denim shorts and your sandals are so cute. They are such a great neutral color:) The pictures of food in this post are REALLY making me hungry, haha. Especially the pita kebab. I love those things.

    And my mint skinny jeans are just mint, the sunlight kind of makes it looks like there's a pattern :P

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  28. interesting shirts,want to get one

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  29. Gorgeous,your wearing that new gorgeous necklace,it looks fabulous on,and I love it paired with this cool day casual outfit,the necklace really is a statement piece.I can not believe how cheap that blouse is? thats crazy and I too love the royal print!
    That pita kebab looks so yummy,all the food does :P You always have such lovely trips with your fiancé,sweet towns,gorgeous foods and shopping,defiantely need to be doing this more myself and making the most of time of work! :D

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  30. Wow, that trip must have been great! You look lovely, the T-shirt is nice, and you are very beautiful! I think I would love to visit this old town,I love history! Wow again, that amazing shirt for 1 euro? Really? It's so beautiful! No, I don't have any shirt like that, but now I want one :) The pita kebab must be good - I don't eat meat, because I don't like the taste of it, but I know many people who do and I can recommend to them! I eat pita bread, though!
    Thank you so much for your always so sweet words to me! I admire you very much and your words always make me happy! I think you are beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside! denisesplanet com

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  31. Ugh, I agree. Winter is my least favorite season too! Glad you got that firewood all wrestled in (: As for your day out on the town, am I ever jealous! You are seriously the queen of bargains--what a stylish blouse that suits your taste so well and exquisite painting for so little. Ah, if I ever visit Estonia, can I request that you take me shopping haha? Your tiger top is too cute too--you look so fierce with those cool tattoos and statement necklace. Your photos are, as always, gorgeous. Love those vibrant flowers and delectable cuisine. I'm drooling! Good luck with work girl! Enjoy your vacay for me!

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  32. You've chosen comfortable yet stylish outfit for your city trip dear Maiken. The city looks by the way fantastic. I love the jewellery you've added to you outfit. That fuchsia crystal necklace is beyond gorgeous! and you managed to do some great shopping as well;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  33. the food looks very fresh from here. like almost organic and super healthy. Nice to take a walk out here with ur fiance to enjoy the simplest things - shopping and eating. nice roaring top btw! we cant help complaining abt winter for sure.

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  34. I believe the trends of the catwalks affect the fashion we find in shops so in that case it's nice to know from where the trends start :) The trends I've presented in my blog posts are not all the trends of this fall, but merely my personal picks :) Thank you for your lovely comment!

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

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  35. Looks like a good time! I love your photos and your blog!

    ► XO • KIMBERLYLUXE

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  36. Super lovely tiger top! I thought that pita would be too thick as a couple of buns, wasn't it hard chewing it? haha

    Freedom & Its Owner - simplyjochris.blogspot.com

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  37. Love the top so much! it looks stunning on you!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  38. Happy almost-vacation, Maiken! I know how long you've been waiting for these days to come, you've certainly earned it :) But it looks like in the meantime you've been finding ways to have fun on the weekends, too. Viljandi looks like a wonderful spot and I'm so in love with the royal print blouse you picked up, what a gem!
    xox,
    Cee

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  39. maiken those shoes with that top are wonderful! holy fantastic abs batman. hooray for finding great places to eat. no i don't own a top like the one you found. i'm sure you'll look super in it. i am so ready for fall. summers here are far too long.

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  40. I'm already being hungry and now I'm seeing even all those pictures of food :-( ....

    I like your bag. it looks really vintage and cute

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  41. i like your style!ESPECIALLY NECKLACE!

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