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Bucharest, the greener the better!

Unofficially, summer is here. We had our first thunder-wonder storm last Sunday and now the temperature never drops below 15. I call it heaven. The only downsize to it is that we still have offices to attend to. A green lunchbreak will always charge your batteries. Disconnect for a moment and let the sunshine soothe your soul.
Ah, Bucharest, sometimes…

greener sign

hunt is on


chill orange

Random Monday

It’s April already. When did that happen?

You wake up, you miss your dream. It grew on you. It was cosy belonging there.
You face traffic. You move mechanically towards tasks.
Every once in a while, though, you sink into photos.

Here’s my bloomingly moody selection of this Monday.
Have a great day, friends!
Sis, I miss you ♥

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photo 22

Hai sa ne adunam la Portret de familie 2013

Dacă vreți să vă fericiți rudele îndepărtate sau prietenii cu un portret zâmbitor și grăitor peste distanțe colosale sau pur și simplu simțiți nevoia unui nou instantaneu cu apropiații, veniți și lăsați-vă surprinși pentru câteva momente de magia unui nou Portret de Familie.

Eu una abia aștept să descopăr Ceainăria Lelia ( Strada Polona nr 77) – noul colț crăciunesc care va găzdui reuniunile de anul acesta ale campaniei de fotografie Portret de Familie.
Când se întâmplă minunea? Între 7 – 12 decembrie, în intervalul 18.00 – 21.00 sunteți așteptați împreună cu familia, prietenii și animăluțele preferate să vă cuibușiți pe canapeaua pufoasă și să vă zgâiți frumos la cameră pentru o carte poștală cu iz de sărbători de iarnă.

Nu știu cum se face, dar Radu și Cristi, cei care au pus umărul la construirea identității Studioului Foto Union și a comunității de oameni frumoși din jurul lor, reușesc cumva de fiecare dată să smulgă zâmbete senine și mișcări naturale chiar și în haosul specific agitației de sărbători.

Anul trecut nu am reușit să fiu prin preajma lor, dar în 2011 m-au primit cu brațele deschise și o canapea înflorată. Deja oftez a bine. Va fi emoționant să mă uit înapoi peste amintirile oferite de FotoUnion și să urmăresc evoluția “familiei” de la an la an.

Habar n-au ei câtă bucurie împart gratuit.
Mulțumim, dragilor!

Goood morning!

Let’s forget about the changing weather, the coldness of the autumn that is slowly crawling in and just keep on smiling.

I find it interesting that if you fake a smile, your brain still reacts to the movement of the facial muscles and ultimately, your smile becomes real. Charles Darwin first posed the idea that emotional responses influence our feelings in 1872. “The free expression by outward signs of an emotion intensi­fies it” he believed. Mimicry. I’ll give it a try. Fake it till you make it, they say. They might be right.

Vimeo to the rescue. Let the good vibes flow.

Ezra Vine – Celeste from Robert Wallace on Vimeo.

Photo by Theodora Alexe, second prize winner of the “Faces in places” competition started by Cătălin Georgescu and powered by Experimentalist.ro.

Moonlight Breakfast

Oooh-oh! Smiling days in the car despite the weather, traffic or mundane activities? Awfully frozen days in Northern Europe( Estonia) suddenly brought to life? Bright day out with infinite energy to deliver? Your secret must be really good music, then.  Mine surely was.

This bloody brilliant band with super energy and amazing sound is called Moonlight Breakfast. I first  fell in love with their music last year.  It was on Radio Guerrilla, Romanian radio station, and I found myself trapped by their charms. I just enjoyed the moment and left myself carried away into better worlds by their sound.

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I mean, the voice, the instruments, the mood! The band simply has what the French would call that je ne sais quoi*. It simply gets to your soul. When I found out they were Romanians, my nationalistic heart burst with joy.

On their Facebook page, they describe their sound as:  “retroelectro” and vibe, topped off with jazzy vocals, that will keep you grooving. A mix of soul, jazz, dance, electro and more, taking you through the 40’s with their clarinet and Club Jordan to the 80’s with their synths, while well anchored in the present by the clever production.

Moonlightbreakfast purple

The interesting part about them is that songs first played became instant hits among the built up audience. Every single released so far („Still”, „Shout”, “Play”, “Hello” and “No More”) has reached the top positions in Romania’s best alternative radio charts (with “Shout” entering the charts straight at No1). In January 2012 Superfly Fm, from Vienna also started airing “Play”, “Silent Disco” and more recently, “No more”.

I had the pleasure of listening to them live last night and I was once again in the perfect mood they deliver with their sound. Also, they sang my favorite song. Twice. No more. Nothing but smoke comes out…

Enough talk. Let the good music play! ♥

Here is the band’s official YouTube Channel.

*An intangible quality that makes something distinctive or attractive.