A little taste of my recent vacation with some WIWs thrown in

I have been back from my vacation for 3 weeks now but was so busy at work that did not have much time and energy for YLF. It is not going to ease much before the New Year but I will try to pop in here from time to time so you know I am still alive. I promise.
For starters here is a short post on my travels with some WIW from my carry on suitcase. We visited 2 cities in Poland - Warsaw and Krakow, 3 cities in Moravia and 2 cities in Bohemia in the Czech Republic. It was our most cultural trip ever as in addition to museums we also visited a lot of performances - concerts, opera, ballet and even Prague specialty -  "Laterna Magika" - non-verbal show with pantomime and dance which was amazing.
Here are some observations from my trip:
- It looks like there are 3 things Warsaw cannot live there without: flowers, music and books. I have never seen anywhere so many bookstores  - felt like there was one on each city block! The same with the flower shops - they are everywhere, including stands on the streets. As for the music the highlight was a free Chopin piano concert in the park with a great musician. It was truly magical!
- We were lucky to catch an opera premiere in Brno (the capital of Czech Moravia). The performance was great but what struck me the most is that at least 10% of women visiting the theater wore full length evening gowns! Maybe it is the norm somewhere in North America too but not where I live. Czechs take theater visits very seriously and dress to the nines - I was glad I took my sheath dress and lace shell with me so I hope I did not look too touristy (pic 8)
- We were also lucky to catch the burcak season in Moravia. Burcak is the young wine which is only sold for a couple of weeks in September and October and it is phenomenal! One of the best memories of this trip (and yes, Czech beer is not a competition to burcak in my eyes :-) )
I have to stop myself now or this short post will turn into a very long one.
Here are some pictures for you with my WIWs from the trip:
- pic 1 - 3 are from Krakow.
- pic 4 is from the wine capital of Moravia - Mikulov where we rented the bikes to see the countryside (which was almost a disaster due to my "skills" of riding the bike).
- pic 5 is from a fabulous little cafe in Cesky Krumlov where coffee and cakes were delicious,  where there were books lying at each table and where we saw this charming coffee table made from the old piano!
- pic 6 and 7 are also from Cesky Krumlov where we explored this little town on the backstreets, away from the tourist throngs.
- pic 8 was taken in Prague Smetana concert hall - amazing masterpiece of Art Nouve. Beautiful!

OK, I promised a short post so this is it!
I am off to bed now - see you later :-)

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  • Bonnie replied 8 years ago

    What a fabulous trip. You dressed very well for traveling light. 

  • Cococat replied 8 years ago

    Your trip sounds fabulous and you looked very stylish from your carry on! I wish I could figure out how to enjoy my holidays with a carry on.

    Your photos are magical. I was fascinated by the cafe with the lovely red vintage chairs and piano table. I want to sit on the hand bench! I hope I get to visit that part of the world one day.

  • Golden replied 8 years ago

    Lovely, your wardrobe and the place!

  • Brooklyn replied 8 years ago

    These are beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing. And you look super stylish. I especially love no 6 and no 7.

  • Maneera replied 8 years ago

    Oh these are beautiful, Sveta! You sure packed well! The trip sounds & looks lovely. And you look very stylish yet comfy!

  • Karie replied 8 years ago

    What a fabulous trip! Your outfits are gorgeous, and so is the photography. 

  • lyn67 replied 8 years ago

    Wow, Sveta, you packet all so well, my faves are nr 1,2, 6 and 8, but all are just fab! Love your assortment of  leather jackets(featured the white and taupe here)!

  • replied 8 years ago

    I agree with others: your packing choices are perfect. I love your cobalt trench, your delicate black lace top and the leather jacket. You look like a model in pic 6. That cafe looks so cosy. You seem to have had a fab vacation. Thanks for sharing these, the settings are beautiful.

  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    Your trip sounds amazing and you look perfect in every setting. Packing and travel success!

  • Aquamarine replied 8 years ago

    What a fantastic trip! Thanks for sharing your photos. I don't think you could ever look touristy...you have wonderful outfits and always manage to look elegant, even in jeans.

  • Suz replied 8 years ago

    Such fabulous photos, and it looks as if you had an amazing trip. Your travel capsule seems to have served you extremely well. So glad it was such a rich and wonderful experience. 

  • abc replied 8 years ago

    Hi Sveta! What a great recount of your trip but now I want more! Please post off topic if you have time and energy, I'd love to hear more and see more pics!

    You look so pulled together and elegant in every pic. So happy it sounds like you had a fabulous time.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 8 years ago

    Fantastic pictures and outfits!

  • kellygirl replied 8 years ago

    Lovely, Sveta! You look straight out of a travel magazine--so stylish and pretty. Sounds like an amazing vacation!

  • Joy replied 8 years ago

    After your photos, I want to take the next plane to see this part of Europe. You look wonderful in each outfit. Like abc, I want to see more.

  • Susie replied 8 years ago

    So beautiful...you and the scenery. It sounds like an amazing vacation. My daughter spent 9 months in the Czech Republic as a foreign exchange student when she was 16. I so regret that I didn't visit while she was there.

  • Carole replied 8 years ago

    What a treat to see your pictures, Sveta! Your outfits are all fantastic and you looked chic and stylish in every photo. Love the picture by the river:)

  • Peri replied 8 years ago

    Wow, everything is beautiful! I love the bench in #6, so fun...and you look beautiful!

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Missed you, Sveta! Your trip sounds killer amazing and you look every bit the stylish tourist. Soooo fun to hear about people dressing up in that neck of the woods. Glad you had a magical time.

  • Sara L. replied 8 years ago

    Great outfits with great poses and settings!  I love to hear trip reports and find out how the outfits and packing worked (or didn't work). 

  • donnat replied 8 years ago

    Those are really beautiful photos Sveta. You look great in them, looks like your careful packing paid off.

  • rachylou replied 8 years ago

    Esp like the blue scarf, white jacket, and piano as table!

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