Wednesday, 31 July 2013

On holiday

Very sorry for the lack of posts, but as you might know we are away on holiday *huge smirk on my face*. This post comes from sunny Lithuania where we have been eating, eating, more eating (even as I type this post I am eating), swimming, exploring and seeing friends and family. I haven't lived in Lithuania for nearly 15 years now (wish I could say I was a baby then...I wasn't, I'm just a tiny bit older than that...), but this is one of my favourite places to holiday (no, I am not biased, I just really like). Vilnius is a stunning city with lots of cozy little cafes, restaurants and bustling bars. Rain or shine, Lithuanians like to sit outside during summer months. If you get a little chilly by midnight (yes, having my dear mum as a babysitter gave Hubby and I a chance to have quite a few so called 'date' nights), then the waiter will happily give you a warm blanket. I love this whole 'blanket culture', it is very popular in continental Europe. We should bring it to London! Vilnius is also very cultural. From jazz bars to museums, theaters and classical music concerts. However, if the weather gets too hot and you fancy to relax by the water, then there are hundreds of lakes nearby. Trakai (photo above) is a pretty little town 20 minutes drive from Vilnius that has plenty of fresh water lakes and lots of great places to eat. You can hire a cottage for a few nights, or choose one of many fabulous hotels. You can also get a boat for the whole day or a few hours, which I highly recommend. And don't forget the sauna in the evening (followed by the swim in the lake) - something that most Lithuanians do in he summer (some crazy ones do it in the winter too).

Nap time for Little Miss S, coffee time for mum and dad

As it is Wednesday today, I am conneting to Transatlantic Blonde for What I Wore.

Heading out for drinks and dinner with Hubby and friends at the beginning of our holiday when it was a little rainy. I am wearing:

Jacket: Aquascutum
Jeans: 7 for All Mankind
Bag: Mulberry
Brolly: Burberry
Shoes: L.K. Bennett

Mama on duty. Weather is back to normal (hot!) and I am wearing:

Top: bought in Greece. Perfect for this weather as it is pretty much see-through and open at the back
Short: Ralph Lauren (extremely ancient but still great)
Sandals: from Greece (saw lots of lovely sandals here in Vilnius so might sneak off to the shops...)

Our holiday is not over yet. We are off to the seaside now. Little Miss S learnt a new word 'sea' whilst we were away in Greece and she hasn't stopped repeating it. Now it's time to see the sea again;) Till next time (I've got thousands of gorgeous photos and lots of yummy recipes to share).


  1. Hey darling, looking gorgeous as ever and fab holiday pics! I'm missing my holiday madly and not been back long! It's the rain! Weeps! Loving your Greek buys (of course) and your rainy day outfit, so chic! The food looks dreamy too! Wow, wow, wow x

  2. Looks like you're having an amazing time! I've never been to Lithuania before but it looks great.

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