Adriatic Road Trip Video

Mistakes are awesome!

After sharing with you all for the past month our amazing trip around the Adriatic region, I thought it would be nice to share with you one last thing (no more summer pictures after that, I promise).
Here is a video of our trip, the stunning roads, the crystal waters and the crazy dancing.

I debated (with myself… *cue in weird image of Ana talking to herself*) long and hard on whether to share this montage with you all.
My first ever attempt at filming and video editing is far from stellar or oscar-worthy. Unfortunately the quality of the image didn’t come out as expected and there is some wobbly camera action that might give you slight sea-sickness… and I could keep going on and on, pointing out what is wrong.

But then I thought to myself, nothing will be perfect the first time around, it takes time and practice to get it right and (*cliché alert*) you learn from your mistakes. And if all mistakes are as sunny and awesome as this one, I cannot wait to make many more.

Enjoy the video and let me know what you think.

 

 

Brela and Brac – Adriatic Road Trip 2014

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The End of the Road

We are now officially in September, which only means one thing, Summer is over and Autumn has officially arrived. To be completely honest though, weather wise, as you can probably tell by my countless posts about Irish weather (I am starting to sound a bit like a broken record), this doesn’t make a big deal of difference to us Dubliners. However, being the kind and warm hearted person that I am, I do share your sadness for the end of  sun filled weekends and endless summer nights.

And just like summer, all good things must come to an end, so here is the last leg of our fantastic road trip around the Adriatic.

After a couple of dreamy days in Montenegro, we ventured back into Croatia and hit the road all the way back up to Split. On the way there, we stopped in Brela, renowned for its crystal blue waters. We chose to avoid the town, that was overcrowded and felt like a holiday nightmare, and relied on the locals and my 3 words of Croatian to find the perfect beach spot. And man did we find it! After a bit of dirt track driving and some serious rock climbing action, we arrived at our own private beach. This was by far the best beach and waters we experienced in all the Adriatic, a true postcard moment!

The next day we were on a ferry to Bol, to discover the beautiful little town of Brac. Picturesque and easy-going, the town still had a certain buzz, that made it our perfect and favourite island getaway. Being woken up by the sound of crashing waves was a wonderful added bonus too.

For this last day in Brac, I chose to wear one of my favourite summer items, the denim shirt dress. Perfectly versatile, it can be worn as a summer dress, a beach cover up, a long shirt over trousers (bringing back the 90s)  and even evening wear if worn with the right set of killer heels.

Holiday over, the blog will resume back to normal with your Closet Roulettes and intro to fall outfits very soon.

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Porto Montenegro – Adriatic Road Trip 2014

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Pictures by Christian Samuelson

Dreams do come true

Have you ever, while on Instagram, stumbled upon a picture that made you go  “ Waaahhhhh…. I wanna go there!” to 2 minutes later think “ Maaaannn…. but only in my dreams” ? This happened to us earlier this year, when we saw the picture of one of the coolest pools I have ever seen. In all honesty, I was the one that had doubted we would ever make it there, I mean, when was I ever going to travel to tiny Montenegro, right?
However Chris, the dreamer that he is, never doubted it for a second. And it pains me to say this, but for once, he was right.

Flash-forward 3 months later, and there we are, sipping fruity pink cocktails by the most amazing pool I have ever been to, and by far my favourite moment of our trip.

The pool club, nowadays called Lido Mar, has been voted one of the top pools in the world and is part of the exclusive marina of Porto Montenegro, home to the mega yachts of the mediterranean.
When described this way, many of you might think it sounds like one of those pretentious snobby “in” spots, where judgment and scrutiny are practically a side dish. However, to both of our surprises, it was by far some of the best and friendliest service we have ever had, feeling welcome from the moment we arrived until the dinner the following evening, on their wonderful balcony.
By the pool, the cool beats coming from the speakers were accompanied by the sound of children jumping and splashing in the water, which clearly added to the unpretentious feel of the place. I am not going to lie, there was still some major posing going on from some of our fellow pool-goers (of the “arched back, chest out, hair to the side, pout” instagram profile variety). But, hey, who can blame them, the place is pretty spectacular.

As you can see, we also had our own version of a poolside photoshoot … But as I said, can you blame me :).

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