October Favourites

I’ve noticed most bloggers, especially beauty bloggers, do these posts where they describe their favourite products they used in the previous month. I decided to give this a try, but with a little twist. I will not write about things I bought and liked but things I did and enjoyed.

1. Autumn photography

Who thought that taking photos of colourful leaves can be so satisfying? Walking in the park, admiring the tall trees with leaves in all sorts of warm colours, while the sun is shining like it is still summer. October was golden. Check out more in this post:ย Autumn fairytale in Ljubljana

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2. New trip ahead

Having travel plans make me feel very reassured. It is something I really look forward to and work towards it. Planning the trip is almost as good as taking it at the end. I love reading about the place I am going to visit and learn as much as possible beforehand. I know Istanbul will be amazing, I will get to show some pretty spots to my boyfriend and discover some new ones together.

3. Pink bike

I got myself a bike at the beginning of the month. And a pink one that is. Since October has been so incredibly warm and sunny I was riding it to work, city center, park, store. I enjoyed it so much and hope that I will get to ride it as much as possible in November as well.

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4. Sunsets

I love that our apartment is facing west and have a wonderful sunset every single evening just by looking out the window. Everyday is different and some days I even think nature competes with itself to create more and more beautiful sunsets every evening. I love to take a few minutes to open my window and just admire this wonderful live painting on the sky.

5. Relaxing evening in a hot tub

Few years ago we discovered that Terme Banovci – thermal spring wellness and pool center also offer romantic baths for two. Our first one was called Chocolate dreams. It was 90 minutes of pure bliss in a hot tub with chocolate fondue, fruits, chocolate shake and some pralines. Since then we go every year at least once to enjoy and have 90 minutes just for ourselves with no distractions. This time we tried one called Sweet sin where we enjoyed ice cream with hot blueberries, fresh fruit and a glass of wine. I am dreaming of having a hot tub at home since then. For the first 20 minutes we were just sitting in warm water in silence while all the stress bubbled away.

6. Autumn food

If there is something I always liked about autumn is food. Pumpkins, apples, cinnamon, chestnuts, hot chocolate… Last year I tried to make chai latte at home and it turned out to be even better than the ones I could find in Ljubljana’s cafes so this is my new favourite drink for autumn and winter. All those lovely spices and creamy texture… This drink screams coziness! Now I just need to try to make pumpkin chai latte. Here is my recipe forย Homemade Chai Latte.

7. Meeting with friends

It is always a great idea to meet with friends no matter the season. We invited two of our friends to come see our new apartment and prepared a tiny Octoberfest in our apartment. We bought selection of beers to try and I put together sausages, pickles, cheese, some bread and mustard. It was such a great evening and I really enjoyed preparing this, as it didn’t take much time and cleaning afterwards. I don’t like to over do it, because then I don’t get to enjoy the gathering as much as I could.

October definitely turned out to be much better than I expected. There was so many things going on, from me losing a student status to searching for a way to get employed by my previous employer while still working there to planning a new trip, when we thought that Venice was our last one this year. I also achieved all my unwritten blog goals, which was really surprising (my numbers were higher than previous months, plus I reached over 700 blog views, which is a lot for me).

I cannot wait for what November will bring!

 

34 thoughts on “October Favourites

  1. What a lovely post Janja. I love all your Autumnal pictures, this time of year is so beautiful, especially with all the different coloured leaves around us!

    Also, your pink bike is amazing, makes me want to get a pink bike!!

    Glad you had a good October ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sophie xx

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    1. Thank you so much! I was so happy when I saw that they had a pink one. Didn’t really have any idea what kind of I wanted, but when I saw this one…I had to have it. I bought it on a second hand bike fair and it was not expensive, as I am afraid it will get stolen and I don’t want to over spend it on bike then.

      Have a wonderful November!

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  2. I love this blog post idea, Janja! I’m obsessed with your autumn photography, those autumn leaves are gorgeous! ๐Ÿ˜ love that pink bike as well, so girly! Looking forward for your November favourites now. I’m so excited! โค๏ธ

    Mary

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    1. That is so nice to hear! โ™ก Autumn was really photogenic this year and so warm. I didn’t think it will turn out so great. Enjoy your November as well! Can’t wait to see what it will bring. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Your pink bike is amazing, and I seriously so inspired by your photos, they look so fab. I wanna take photos like you!! Love reading stuff like this, with lots of pictures!! Lots of love xx

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    1. Thank you so much for this kind comment! โ™ก There is still so much I need to learn when it comes to phtography, most of the time I have no idea what I’m doing. I also love my bike and I regret not getting one earlier.

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  4. What a great favourites post, I love that it is different to the usual favourites which are usually objects. Your photography looks amazing no wonder you are loving it this month! All of your blog photos look incredible and god I wish I could take photos like that, youโ€™ve clearly got a talent for it! Great post!
    Alex x
    http://allthingsalexx.wordpress.com

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      1. Nah theyโ€™re amazing donโ€™t doubt yourself! Itโ€™s all about learning and growth and itโ€™s clear youโ€™re making an effort with it so it looks greatโ€™

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  5. Such a great post! I love your pink bike, I’ve wanted to get a big like that for ages because I want to ride to places more but haven’t ever gotten around to it. Those sunsets also look so beautiful, your lucky you live in a place where you get to see them so often! x

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    1. I’ve been living in Ljubljana for 6-7 years now and only now I got myself a bike. Wish I had done it sooner, but well… I never lived in a place where such stunning views were possible. Usually I was just staring into another building. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  6. I love this post! I love taking a moment to enjoy all the fun things that have happened in the month! I like to do this with my monthly highlights series and I LOVE reading other peoples as well!! Great post!! I would love to read more of them in the future! x

    Linda || Lindaroche,blogspot.com

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