“In still moments by the sea life seems large-drawn and simple. It is there we can see into ourselves.” ― Rolf Edberg
“The bird of paradise alights only in the hand that does not grasp.” – John Berry
OK, so it’s back to work everyone.
On our last night in Croatia we were walking through the old town of Dubrovnik and ended up in a narrow street full of life and small shops. We stepped into an old orthodox church and on the way out I saw a small boutique across the street. At the open door way was a mannequin wearing the perfect dress. Now, I’ve been looking for a dress for an October wedding and even if we were broke (It was the last day of the holiday) I had to try it on. And it fit like a glove. But I had to leave it there as I didn’t have enough money with me to get it and we were flying home the next day. All I got was a picture. Back home in Ireland I couldn’t stop thinking about the red dress. So we tried to remember the name of that small street, the church, the shop and finally found out a little bit more about the small Croatian designer brand called Nebo. Then we found …
I still have some stories from Croatia to tell. Let’s start with pictures from a phone. I just loved the fact that you could fill your water bottle pretty much everywhere, even the fountains force out clear drinking water. Among the neon-coloured bikinis full of ruffles and glitter I found the perfect pair for a Finnish Girl! I was planning to try out water skiing just for the occasion, but went kayaking instead
In between touristic restaurants and souvenir shops, on one of the narrow streets that climb up from the main street in the old town of Dubrovnik, Lega-lega is waiting to be discovered. The brand has gained international attention with it’s award-winning packaging, which in all fairness is Brilliant! Funky T-shirts sold from what look like industrial fridges come in red and blue milk cartons. Against the other wall notebooks are arranged in a bookshelf made of old wooden crates. The brand is obviously proud of it’s Croatian origins and uses for example Dubrovnik’s motto Non bene pro toto libertas venditur auro (Latin for “Liberty is not to be sold for all the gold) in it’s designs. The store is decorated with wood, flowers and vintage pieces from traditional grocery stores that together with the graphic colourful products form an interesting, fresh concept. I bet that the small designer team behind the brand definitely still has some aces up their sleeves, so I’ll make sure to keep an eye on this one. And, the good news is that you …