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Couple of months ago Conrad hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road got a new restaurant "Vesna", serving up contemporary Slavic cuisine in a modern ambient. Recently I paid a visit to this place and I am ready to share half of their menu through my photos, cause trust me everything was super delicious and totally worth mentioning on my blog. It is really hard to choose what I liked the most, but if I really have to I'll give a double thumbs up to baked Seabass with cheese from their main menu and honey cake from dessert list. So as soon as you visit Vesna, let me know if I made a mistake with a choice but I'm pretty sure you will love it as well. What I also liked apart from food was the whole atmosphere and live music that you can enjoy from Wednesday to Saturday, their lovely staff, as well as the smell of fresh flowers that welcomes you at the very entrance of the restaurant. All I have to add is "Vesna, I'll come back for sure."
Pre nekoliko meseci Conrad hotel na Sheik Zayed Road-u, dobio je novi restoran "Vesna" koji služi savremenu slovensku kuhinju u modernom ambijentu. Nedavno sam ga posetila i spremna sam da kroz slike podelim sa vama pola njihovog menija s obzirom na količinu hrane koju sam probala. Haha, poznajete me već, gurman sam pa šta. Mada moram priznati da je sve bilo veoma ukusno, stoga je definitivno vredno pominjanja na mom blogu. I zaista je teško izdvojiti šta mi je bilo najukusnije, ali ako pak već moram, recimo da bih dala još pet bambija brancinu u topljenom siru sa glavnog menija i medenoj piti sa liste dezerta. A vi prvom prilikom posetite Vesnu i javite mi da li sam pogrešila sa izborom, mada sam sigurna da će vam se dopasti. Ono što mi se takođe veoma dopalo je čitava atmosfera u lokalu, živa muzika uz koju možete da uživate od srede do subote, zatim veoma ljubazno osoblje, kao i miris svežeg cveća koje vas dočeka već na ulazu u lokal. Sve što još imam da dodam je "Vesna, vraćam se sigurno." 












Before hitting the road and going on my next vacation, it was time to edit this video and remind even myself how incredible this trip to Sri Lanka was. Definitely one of my best adventures ever and I am so happy I could share this with you. Subscribe to my youtube channel and give it a thumbs up if you like this video. Thanks for watching and thanks for supporting me. Till next time... xoxo

Pre nego što odem na svoj sledeći odmor do kojeg odbrojavam dane, vreme je bilo da editujem video i sama se prisetim koliko mi je zapravo bilo nezaboravno putovanje na Šri Lanku. Definitivno jedno od najboljih ikada! Srećna sam što mogu da podelim ovo sa vama i zahvalna na svu podršku koju mi pružate. Pratite me na youtube-u i lajkujte ovaj video ako vam se dopada. Do narednog javljanja... xoxo


I'm not gonna share this location with you. Let's keep it as a secret place for now. But I'm definitely gonna share my photos I took there before having a Christmas breakfast in this paradise. Did I ever mention that winter is for sure my favorite season in Dubai? Oh yes, it is. And who says you have to wear layers like these at the beach in the middle of January. Right after shooting I came straight into my bikini to get some tan. Oh la la... Love you #MyDubai!Ne smem da podelim ovu lokaciju sa vama. Neka bude za sada jedno tajno mesto. Ali ću definitivno podeliti fotografije zabeležene tačno pre Božićnog doručka u ovom raju. Jesam li ikada spomenula da je zima moje omiljeno doba godine u Dubaiju? Ooo da, i te kako! I ko kaže da morate ovako slojevito da se obučete za plažu u sred januara. Odmah nakon shootinga sam uskočila u kupaći, ne bih li nabacila malo boju. Oh la la... Prosto volim #MyDubai!       






I was wearing:Jeans: ZaraSweatshirt: ZaraSneakers: ConverseSunglasses: MangoRings: Stradivarius 

When it comes to winter in Dubai, I am super excited about spending more time outside, getting some fresh air and trying some outdoor activities. Since I'm a food lover and someone who really enjoys having a cup of coffee/tea or lunch with friends, I was so happy when I discovered this lovely Fortnum & Mason "Afternoon tea on the go" in the form of the famous Hamperling. First thing that came up on my mind was of course having a picnic in the Burj Park. And here we go... I grabbed my friend, a blanket, matching heels and Kilesa bag to have a picnic in style, my new Frends headphones cause I can't go a day without listening to music, and last but not the least - I grabbed hamperling for two ready for this unique al fresco experience. As you can see in the photos it's designed specifically for sharing with a friend or loved ones. It includes two rounds of afternoon tea sandwiches filled with cool cucumber and cream cheese and Fortnum's delectable smoked salmon, plus two fresh scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam. Those with a sweet tooth will love the three pastries, which can be washed down with a cup of Fortnum's famed tea or coffee. All of this you can get for 190 AED, collected from Fortnum & Mason in Downtown Dubai or delivered on request. If you would rather go for a hamperling for one, they thought about that as well. Get it for the price of 90 AED and you're good to go! 

Dolasku "zime" u Dubaiju se mnogo radujem, jer konačno mogu da provodim više vremena na otvorenom prostoru, da uživam u svežem vazduhu i spoljašnjim aktivnostima. S obzirom da sam veliki gurman koji uživa da sa prijateljima ispija kafu/čaj i odlazi negde na ručak, obradovala sam se kada sam saznala za Fortnum & Mason "Popodnevni čaj za poneti". Prvo što mi je palo na pamet bilo je, naravno, organizovanje piknika u Burj parku. I eto me... Zgrabila sam drugaricu za ruku, uparila cipele i Kilesa torbu da piknikujem u stilu, zatim nove Frends slušalice jer ne može dan da prođe a da ne slušam muziku, i poslednje - zgrabih Fortnum & Mason "for to go" paket. Kao što možete da vidite na fotografijama moj paket je dizajniran za dvoje, savršen da ga podelite sa vama dragom osobom i uživate u doručku na otvorenom. Ono što ćete pronaći u kutiji jesu mali sendviči sa svežim krastavcima, sirnim namazom i dimljenim lososom, plus sveže pogačice sa kajmakom i džemom od jagoda. Za sladokusce koji su navikli da se zaslade nakon svakog obroka, tu je izbor nekoliko kolačića i na kraju šolja čaja ili kafe (po vašem izboru). Sve ovo možete kupiti po ceni od 190 dirhama. Za one koji pak žele manji paket, dovoljan za jednu osobu, mislili su i na vas. Njega možete uzeti po ceni od 90 dirhama, direktno u Fortnum & Mason restoranu u Downtown-u ili naručiti specijalnu dostavu. 



I was wearing:Dress: SheInShoes: ZaraBag: KilesaHeadphones: FrendsSunglasses: MangoWatch: Guess




In my apartment you can still feel that Christmas atmosphere. There's a Christmas tree, lights, candles, as well as super delicious gingerbread cookies that I made for my Christmas couple of days ago. And here's the recipe I used to make them. P.S. Let me know if you make yours at home. Post some photos on Instagram and put the hashtag #bakingwithsvetlana. :)
Ingridients:- 3 cups of whole wheat flour- 2 teaspoons of ground ginger- 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon- 3/4 teaspoon of salt- 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda- 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder - 1/2 cup of melted coconut oil- 1/2 cup od dates syrup- 1 large egg
Method1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, cloves, pepper, baking soda and baking powder. Whisk until blended.2. In a small mixing bowl, combine coconut oil and dates syrup and whisk until combined. Add one egg and whisk until the mixture is thoroughly blended.3. Pour the liquid mixture into the dry and mix until combined. Shape the mixture into a round disc, wrap it in a plastic wrap and leave in the fridge to chill until cold (about 1 hour or up to overnight).4. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.5. Use cookie cutters to cut out cookie shapes as you wish, place them on a baking sheet and bake on 180 degrees from 8 to 11 minutes.






Kod mene u stanu se još uvek može osetiti praznična atmosfera. Tu su jelka, sijalice, sveća i miris ovih predivnih medenjaka koje sam ispekla za svoj Božić. A evo po kojem receptu sam ih pravila. P.S. Ukoliko ih i vi budete mesili, podelite sliku na instagramu i stavite hashtag #bakingwithsvetlana. :)
Sastojci:- 3 šoljice brašna- 2 kašičice đumbira u prahu- 2 kašičice cimeta- 3/4 kašičice soli- 1/2 kašičica karanfilčića- 1/2 kašičice bibera- 1/2 kašičice sode bikarbone- 1/4 kašicice praška za pecivo- 1/2 šoljice kokosovog ulja- 1/2 šoljice sirupa od urmi- 1 jaje
Priprema:1. U osrednju posudu umutiti brašno, đumbir u prahu, cimet, so, karanfilčiće, biber, sodu bikarbonu i prašak za pecivo.2. U drugu posudu pomešati kokosovo ulje i sirup od urmi, a zatim dodati jedno jaje i dobro umutiti..3. Obe smese sjediniti u jednu, a zatim staviti u frižider da se stegne (1 sat ili može čak i da prenoći).4. Zagrejati rernu na 250 stepeni.5. Dobijenu smesu oblikovati po želji, poređati na pleh, a zatim na peći na 180 stepeni od 8 do 11 minuta. 

Living in a country like UAE, where's sunny most of the days throughout the year, you would miss cold weather even if you never liked it before. That's why we all need that dose of winter at least for a week.. And Dubai gave us three options - to visit Ski Dubai, visit Ice Rink or go to the airport and travel somewhere far away. I guess I have to wait for a couple of more days before jumping in that plane, so I decided to get out on the ice and enjoy some ice skating under the snowfalls, during the Village market in Dubai mall. Well, not bad for a city in the middle of a desert. It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas! 

Kada živite u državi kao što je UAE gde vam je leto tokom skoro čitave godine, uželite se hladnog vremena čak i ako ga nikada niste voleli. Zato je meni potrebna ta mala doza zime, makar na nedelju dana. A u Dubaiju imam tri opcije - da posetim Ski Dubai, klizalište ili aerodrom kako bih odletela u neke hladnije krajeve. Recimo da za putovanje moram da pričekam još nekoliko dana, stoga sam odjurila na klizanje, da uzivam barem uz vestačke pahulje koje se puštaju u Dubai mall-u tokom Village marketa. Eto, konačno malo Bozićne atmosfere, a i nije tako loše za jedan grad u sred pustinje!








I was wearing:Sweater: ZaraJeans: ZaraHeadphones: Frends

Christmas is maybe behind some of you, but I'm still waiting for mine in January. Before that, I'm super excited about New Year's Eve, even though I still do not have any plans. However, that should not stop me from baking. And what's better than pumpkin pie - just to bring that scent of winter at my home. So, whoever wants to try making this delicious pie, I am more than happy to share my recipe with you. Ready? Let's start!

Ingridients:
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup rice malt syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon of ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom
- 1/2 teaspoon of lemon zest
- 2 cups of pumpkin purée
- 1 1/2 cup evaporated milk
- 1 crust

Method:
1. Preheat your oven to 250°C
2. In a large bowl beat the eggs and mix in rice malt syrup, salt, spices (cinnamon, ground ginger, ground cloves, cardamom and lemon zest)
3. In that mixture add pumpkin purée (I couldn't find it anywhere so I used my squashed pumpkin previously cooked), add evaporated milk and beat it all together until everything is well mixed
4. Pour the mixture into an uncooked pie shell and bake at a high temperature of 200°C for around 1 hour. 
5. Cool the pumpkin pie for around 2 hours, serve it with some hot chocolate and enjoy!


Nekima od vas Božić je na žalost već prošao, dok moj stiže tek u januaru. Pre toga me čeka ona novogodišnja noć kojoj se radujem iako pak nemam osećaj da je pred vratima, niti još uvek imam planove za istu. U svakom slučaju, to me ne može sprečiti od malo poigravanja u kuhinji i pravljenja kolača od bundeve - čisto da mi dom zamiriše na zimu. Stoga, ukoliko želite da isprobate moj recept, biće mi i više nego drago da ga danas podelim sa vama. Spremni? Pa, da počnemo!

Sastojci:
- 2 jaja
- 1/2 šoljice pirinčanog sirupa
- 1/2 kašičice soli
- 2 kašičice cimeta
- 1 kašičica mlevenog đumbira
- 1/4 kašičice mlevenog karanfilčića
- 1/4 kašičice mlevenog kardamoma
- 1/2 kašičice soka od limuna
- 2 šoljice pirea od bundeve
- 1 1/2 šoljice mleka u prahu
- 1 kora  

Način pripreme:
1. Zagrejati rernu na 250°C
2. U veliku posudu umutiti jaja a zatim dodati pirinčani sirup, so, začine (cimet, mleveni đumbir, mleveni karanfilčić, mleveni kardamom i sok od limuna)
3. U tu smesu dodati pire od bundeve (ukoliko nigde ne možete da pronađete već gotov, jednostavno kao i ja skuvajte bundevu i izgnječite je), zatim dodati mleko u prahu i mešati dobro dok se sve ne sjedini
4. Dobijenu smesu sipati u kalup za pečenje (ili na koru ukoliko treba da se peče) i peći jedan sat na temperaturi od 200°C.
5. Ostavite kolač da se hladi 2 sata, zatim ga preručite na koru (ukoliko ste ih odvojeno pekli), servirajte u toplu čokoladu i uživajte u zimskoj čaroliji!