Michael Jackson’s HOUSE (Gary, Indiana)

On another one of my mornings in Chicago, I decided to join my sister on a road trip to Indiana – Illinois’s neighboring state that is a 2-hour drive away from Chicago. As we were in a completely new area, we agreed to explore around a little and found out that Michael Jackson was born in one of the small cities close to Michigan lake. For all the fans – the name of the city is Gary, the population is around 78,000 people.

The town is quite small, but it does have its fair share of shopping centers, cinemas, theaters, and restaurants. Of course, the main reason for which it gets so many visitors is the house where the King of Pop himself was born. It was quite easy to find, as it is located on an intersection named after the Jackson family (Jackson Family Blvd 2300 Jackson St.), so the directions were pretty clear. 🙂

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On the outside, a high black fence that keeps the fans out is the only way in which the house differs from the neighboring houses. Of course, nowadays, nobody lives there, so the place is more of a tourist attraction.

If you go inside, you will find a monument with his picture, date of birth and death. On the back side, you will see his short biography and pictures of him at different stages of his life. By the way, it is not the place where Michael Jackson was buried, as his grave is in Los Angeles. The house is there as a nice memory and a way to remind the locals about the pride of the city.

I think people on the street are used to “tourists”. When I was taking pictures of the monument, the postman who was passing by recommended to take photos from the back as well. Haha, this was how I found his biography and photos. It was also fun to leave a note on the whiteboard for visitors, we couldn’t miss the opportunity.IMG_6342

Unfortunately, we did not have a pen with us instead we used a lip liner 😀

IMG_6346Discovering the Jackson family house without meaning to was a very pleasant surprise for us. While popular tourist attractions are always a must on your travel itinerary, wandering into a non-touristy area is always a refreshing way to spend the day, you never know what you can find. I am almost sure that we were the first visitors from St.Petersburg there (well, according to the whiteboard at least). The impression you get once you see the house is quite special. Who knows, maybe in a couple of years it won’t be there anymore. IMG_6368

Nutella-Land!

May 31st – a significant day for all the Nutella lovers. The first ever Nutella café in the world has opened. Where? Of course, in my lovely Chicago. It was the grand opening: for the first three hours, it was open only for VIP guests such as celebrities and food bloggers. From 2 pm until 8 pm it was open for everyone else. Not surprisingly, the line to enter was very long, stretching at least a hundred meters from the entrance. We didn’t feel like standing in line for hours would be a good idea, so we decided to come back the next day. Read more ›

BLACK&GOLD

Saturday evening is the time when you just want to leave all your work behind and spend some relaxing time out especially if its rooftop party season. Our plan was to attend a MOËT party at the Cloud 9 bar located on the rooftop of Prague’s Hilton.img_7375b-e1498141742664.jpg

When it comes to weekend evenings, my rule is to always try clothes that I am not able to wear during the week days. I am not afraid to experiment and go for daring outfit, my advice to you is to do the same 😉IMG_7341b Read more ›

Fairy Blue Dress👗

Finally, summer is here, it’s June!

Hopefully, all the rain and wind are going to stop and we will have real summer days in Prague. But during the windy days, we can still create a chilly summer look during the work week.

The crucial role of the whole outfit is played by, no doubt, the blue ASOS dress. It reminded me a little of old-fashioned denim overalls, and we all know that fashion tends to come back.IMG_7158c

Of course, this dress doesn’t look like the ones our moms wore in the 80s. It is a wonderful combination of an old-school dress with contemporary details like the wide belt and the narrow hem with a long cut on the back.

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To complete the look and make it more suitable for the windy weather, I decided to match the dress with a white sweater which was the perfect choice for a casual office look. The sweater is a V-neck that is parallel with the dress’s shoulder straps, so everything looked symmetrical.  Read more ›

🍨🍮🍭🍪☕️ WAF-WAF in Prague

 

Recently, a new creperie has been opened in Prague around the Letna area, its name is as fun as its waffle toppings, but more on that later. As a huge fan of anything and everything sweet, I could not overlook the place and paid a visit a few days after its opening.  Read more ›

Sugar Factory – Sweet Heaven

Having arrived from Miami back to Chicago, we decided to dedicate one of our evenings to the Sugar Factory – a place highly recommended by a friend. The place is probably well-known for Chicagoans, but for me it was a completely new discovery of sweet heaven.IMG_6806

The Sugar Factory is a combination of a candy shop, fancy bar, restaurant and café with an amazing variety of desserts, milkshakes, cocktails, and hot drinks. Read more ›

London at first sight

Welcome to my blog and my very first post, my friends 🙂

 

Let’s see what London can show and say in 5 hours.

IMG_4208aOnce we landed at the airport, the first thing that caught my attention was the ethical diversity among the airport staff. The second is the positive attitude, English people are very polite, well-organized and well-mannered, and this is an ethnic particularity. We used to hear many stereotypes about the locals. The first impression I got from people at the airport made me break these stereotypes in my mind. Instead, I was greeted with warm treatment, and amazingly, immigrants learned to act the same way.
IMG_4192aI spent only 5 hours in the city but it was enough to fall in love with London. Indeed, this city is unique. You will not be able to find anything like it in the entire world. Generally, Great Britain is located on an island which makes it a country untouched by other cultures. In addition, the country has a rich history; especially London – the city with a long biography as a capital.

 

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