I've moved on...
...to a different domain. Why, what were you thinking? The truth is, I just woke up one day and decided it's time for a change—a metamorphosis, if you will; or, in layman's terms, if Britney can shave her head, then maybe so can I? Nevertheless, it's been a rather handsome 10 years of talking to you, and thank you for putting up with all my moodswings and terrible dad jokes. Fear not! The hormonal imbalance and jokes are more terrible on CUBICLE, see you there.

We Are Handsome swimsuit (Robinson Pfeffer PR); ASOS white brogues

Kit of Style Slicker, my foxy travel companion

Photo stolen from Lake’s site buhehheh

Lake’s – My Lake Hotel & Spa in Wörthersee, Austria; Wearing sweater from Gmarket, Dress by Obakki (Robinson Pfeffer), Shoes by Salvatore Ferragamo, Belt stolen from Kit (from Mexx).

Not long after I’d arrived in London at the beginning of May I had to spill the Poland luggage onto my eerily foreign bedroom floor (almost alien after three months of absence) and compress the contents into an Austria.zip carry-on to set off for Wörthersee, Austria the next day. Fun fact: My life in Europe had actually started in Vienna, Austria before we moved to Poland. Fun fact #2: Vigorous clapping upon touchdown still exists on Ryanair flights. A waft of nostalgia hit the minute I stepped out of the plane, and all throughout the drive to the hotel I was delighting at the details outside the window that I’d been so familiar as a child: the wood chips on flowerbeds, the shape of the fences and roofs… 20 minutes later we (Kit & Natacha of Mango PR) arrived at Lake’s Hotel (My Lake Hotel & Spa) and my, what a spectacle. Snowcapped Alps enveloped the glassy lake, the trees on the bank dyed the water emerald… the view was simply revitalizing! Lake’s Fashion Days had just started a day earlier and the following few days were to be a mixture of fashion shows and lakeside entertainment – including a dip in the icy lake for those daredevils, which automatically excluded me, the lion of Oz. Stay tuned for part 2!

Thank you Natacha of Mango PR for taking care of us & Kit for the outfit photos x

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  1. beautiful pictures, i look forward to part 2!

  2. Wow, looks amazingly majestic…Shini, you’ve got one of THE best eyes for detail in photography…the composition, the focus, the drama captured through your lens is truly inspiring…and a total wordsmith to boot?!? Why some would say it’s quite unfair to the rest of us amateurs ;D…I’m such a fan honey!!

    Peace. Love. LOL!

    Haute Khuuture Blog

  3. Stunning photos, as always. The first one is so eerily beautiful.

    And ooh love that We Are Handsome swimsuit!


  4. this lake house is stunning, I love the design of the rooms

  5. Carolina

    The Lake photos look like watercolour paintings!
    did the fiance do the outfit shots? they’re GROG!

  6. Nice & cool photos!


  7. I wanted to use the fan as a way of luring the male models over to our seating lounge area Lol.

  8. Beautiful photography and it looks like the perfect relaxing holiday. I love it when the water is like glass as the sun sinks behind the mountains and makes everything glow gold, blue and pink!



  9. Dreamy photos and the galloping horse leotard is amazing!

  10. Beautiful photos and all those clothes hung up so perfectly in that wardrobe make me wish you owned a boutique or something. Park & Cube Closet? I’d totally shop there…

    You and Kit always look like you have the best time together!

  11. Such dreamy photos- or a dreamy place. I think it’s both.

  12. goodness me! You know that first pick of your closet? I honestly thought i was looking at a showroom, you pack impeccably shini.
    Plus, your pictures are so sexy!!! Hope you’re getting loads of R&R!

  13. It looks so picturesque! I’m envious!


  14. what an absolutely beautiful setting and clothing. love to see your many travels and the way of your life. thanks for sharing park & cube.
    xx, http://wordbyjessie.com/

  15. Look at that view! Apparating there riiiight about–NOW.

  16. These photos are delightful! (As per usual) And I just love the room you stayed in! And that amaaazing swimsuit!

    Fox Whiskers

  17. oh and p.s. that outfit is so super cute!

    Fox Whiskers

  18. Amazing photos as usual! I’m slightly jealous at how much you get to travel :0

  19. M

    Hi! Awesome photos! I love your sweater from gmarket! May I know which gmarket seller did you bought it from?

  20. Oh how I adore your magazine quality pictures (:

  21. Just LOOOOVE ;)

    NEW IN: BAG Phantom CELINE

  22. beautiful!!! thnx for sharing

  23. oh, you were there! it’s a little weird that none of the Slovenian bloggers who went didn’t mention that or take your photos, since you’re something like a blogging celebrity ;) I almost went, I’m sorry I didn’t cause I keep hearing really cool stuff about it. not so much about the fashion part (I don’t care that much about fashion anyway :D), but the partying in great company and beautiful surroundings.

  24. You have such a great eye! Austria looks gorgeous and so is your hotel room.

  25. Very excited for you! It sounds amazing! Looking forward to hearing more about it…

    If you have a chance to visit http://www.saintudio.blogspot.com

    I would love that so extremely much! XX

  26. amazing pictures!

  27. WOW the place looks amazing and of course your photographs are always look so good shini!

  28. Wow, great pictures :)

  29. i love your ferragamo flats :)


  30. The scenery photos looks so cinematic and serenely breathtaking. I love the watercolor swimsuit as well.

    much love.

  31. woow great pictures, great place :]

  32. These photos are so beautiful! Love the interior shots of the room, the cushions and the coffee machine! Love! x

  33. These photos are so wonderful and the swimsuite is perfect!


  34. Thats so gorgeous!! I love it!! Too pretty! XO Raspberry & Rouge

    http://raspberry-rouge.com (GIVEAWAY ON!)

  35. your photos are amazing!! such a beautiful blog you have!!


  36. beautiful pictures, especially the last one.

  37. What wonderful pictures and memories…Strange how you cn be gone for years, and when you go back to somewhere everything floods back to you…

    Take Care…

  38. all the photos are so beautiful! I want more :)

  39. These photos are breathtaking. Also, I love the horse one-piece!


  40. This is so so stunning. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Your shoes are gorgeous, always searching for ferragamos on ebay but can never find any that fit me for an affordable price! X

  41. What beautiful scenery, Shini! It looks like a stunning spot to stay, and very serene.

  42. the shoes are classis. salvatorea. very elegant.
    Also kommst aus osterreich, dann poland. wusste uberhaubt nicht.
    the hotel is oozing with style

  43. oliwia

    I hope you don’t mind me asking, but can you please tell me what camera you take your photos with? model lens etc. I would really appreciate it. You are so inpiring, and seem so lovely. :)

  44. Thanks :) I use a Canon 5D mark II with 50mm f1.4.

  45. is that Poland? Wow, beautiful…every pictures look beautiful..

  46. You have mad photography skillz! Love the photos of the lake… so misty and dreamy. I wish you were a Jedi of photography so you could take me on as your padawan learner, photography style.\


  47. wow these photos look awesome.
    haha lion on Oz. hilariousness~
    loves ze post!
    xo Diana

  48. @inspiration-elle,

  49. Wow! amazing sceneries!!! =p and i love that hotel! I’m excited to see pt 2!

  50. […] inspiration: spring greens & preppy stripes* style inspiration: dazzled by denim* travel: wörthersee, austria* still searching for: the perfect ipad case* party planning: monograms & lace […]

  51. This is so absolutely gorgeous shini, god it looks amazing. xxx

  52. This trip looks like it was epic! So insanely beautiful… if I couldn’t also see the alps from my balcony I’d have to be green with envy. Absolutely love the shots from inside your closet! Muaaahahaha. If only our closets could be so perfectly streamlined at home?! xx

  53. I’m not talking to you because you can see the alps from your balcony KTHXBYE

  54. @Shini, Hah! Don’t worry… when you come visit you’ll be able to see them too (and I’ll even entrust you with a coffee while you gaze at them – even though Kit has warned me not to). p.s. on balcony with coffee in hand as I type this…. xx

  55. I officially hate you (and Kit for telling you about coffee spilling incident). I WANT ALPS IN MY BACKYARD.

  56. Tsze

    The coffee was th first thing that caught my gaze lol! It reminded me of wall-e a little haha.. But awesome photos as usual..

  57. It looks incredible.

  58. These pictures are SO pretty. Waw! Can’t stop staring!
    How do you find all those beautiful settings :-)

    Looking forward to part 2!

  59. wow… it’s so amazing there! <3

  60. These photos are gorgeous! I am so, so jealous of you & your trip.

    I honestly cannot wait to see more! You’re really inspiring!



  61. what i love about your blog is that it’s so clear up and organised. absolutely perfect. and your style – i’m speechless

  62. That. Swimsuit.

  63. tina

    Oh my, I thought it looked very familiar. I go there on holiday every summer and I’ve been meaning to check out that hotel, but I usually stay at the private villa with appartments and it would feel as cheating :-) It looks absolutely gorgeous! I have an almost identical pair of Ferragamos.

  64. Pretty ensemble :)

  65. Beautiful nature pix..

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