FREEDOM TO ROAM


At the mention of Norway, the first associations that would come to my mind were winter, iciness, snow and wonderful nature, and when I arrived everything turned out to be accurate. Oslo is covered in snow that, as I write this text, continues to fall and, according to forecasts, will not thaw out until May, and the frostiness has enfetter the streets with its crystal grip – both in quantities not even remebered by many residents of this incredible city which, as opposed to urban hastiness and tumult, can boast with the sea, fjord, parks, greenery, peace and tranquility of the mountains, forests and intact nature only 20-minute drive away from the center. 

Prve asocijacije koje su mi se javljale na spomen Norveške uvijek su bile zima, hladnoća, snijeg i predivna priroda, a kada sam stigla u ovu zemlju sve su se one pokazale točnima. Oslo je prekriveno snijegom koji, dok pišem ovaj tekst, i dalje pada i po nekim prognozama neće se otopiti sve do svibnja, a hladnoća je svojim kristalnim stiskom okovala ulice – jedno i drugo u količinama kakvih se ne sjećaju čak ni mnogobrojni strosjedioci ovog nevjerojatnog grada koji se, nasuprot urbanoj vrevi i užurbanosti, može podičiti morem, fjordom, parkovima, zelenilom, mirom i tišinom planina, šuma i netaknute prirode udaljene tek 20 minuta vožnje od centra.
Marija Bugarski

Here I have heard of the term distinctive to all Scandinavian countries – Freedom to roam. It is a legally regulated right to unhindered wandering accros nature, sleeping on mountaintops and by the lakes, in quiet woods and lovely meadows, to kayaking, picking of berries, mushrooms and flowers and firsthand experience of wildlife. And all of that without any cost! The only tribute you have to pay is the respect for nature and animals that inhabit it. In this way, denizens of large cities and capitals have a unique opportunity for a inspiring taste of these beauties. Although many, in strictly practical sense, consider snow to  be an aggravating factor, personally I'm happy to walk and look at it, when it whitens the earth and when, in encounter with the glittering sunlight, magically twinkle like it was speckled with thousands of diamonds. 



Ovdje sam čula i za jedan termin koji karakterizira sve skandinavske države – Freedom to roam. Sloboda kretanja je zakonski uređeno pravo na nesmetano lutanje prirodom, kampiranje na planinskim vrhuncima i pored jezera, u mirnim šumama i prekrasnim livadama, na vožnju kajakom, ubiranje bobica, gljiva i cvijeća, na izravno iskustvo divljine. I sve to potpuno besplatno! Jedino što morate izdvojiti je iskaz poštovaja prema prirodi i životinjama koje je nastanjuju. Na taj način i stanovnici velikih gradova i metropola imaju jedinstvenu priliku za nadahnjujući doživljaj sveukupnosti navedenih ljepota. Iako mnogi snijeg u praktičnom smislu smatraju otežavajućim faktorom,  mene osobno vesele šetnje i pogled na njega, kada svojom bjelinom prekrije zemlju i kada, u susretu s blještavilom sunca, magično svjetluca kao da je prošaran tisućama dijamanata.
Marija Bugarski

Marija Bugarski


One of the colors I like to wear during winter is burgundy. I simply adore this dark red hue and often pick such makeup, garments and accessories: from lipstick to handbags, hats, sweaters, dresses and coats, all perfect for this cold weather as they bring a touch of color in winter whiteness and are in exceptional contrast with the snow. Therefore I decided for Zara's jeans, coat and sweater in burgundy color, while the UGG boots and gloves are black. I complemented this particular combination with gently pink shaded shawl and cap. Scarves are indispensable fashion addition in winter season and the cap has attracted me with its interesting and memorable feature – embroidered pearls. The detail that rounds up my present outfit is Michael Kors The Sloan bag. I am the great fan of Michael Kors purses because, aside from their quality leatherwork, at the same time they appear very modern and chic. This classic and timeless model is extremely practical and suitable for carrying while performing our daily tasks and routines or just for a cup of coffee with friends. Golden shade of the buckle and on part of the belt also make it appropriate for a night out. I love the type of purse that is adaptable to variety of situations and purposes, as well as different outfits and, depending on the occasion, can be hold in hand or worn over the shoulder.

 Jedna od boja koje tijekom zime volim nositi je burgundy, boja crnog vina. Obožavam tu tamnocrvenu nijansu i često odabirem odjevne predmete, šminku i modne dodatke u njoj: od ruža, preko torbica, do šešira, džempera, haljina i kaputa, savršenih za ovo hladno vrijeme, jer unose dašak boje u zimsku bjelinu i u izvanrednom su kontrastu sa snijegom. Upravo iz toga razloga odlučila sam se za Zarine traperice, kaput i džemper u burgundy boji te crne UGG čizme i rukavice, a ovu kombinaciju 'razbila' sam šalom i kapom u nježno ružičastoj nijansi. Šal je neizostavan modni dodatak u zimskim mjesecima, dok me kapa privukla svojim zanimljivim i upečatljivim pojedinostima – utkanim biserima. Detalj koji je zaokružio moj današnji outfit je Michael Kors The Sloan torbica. Velika sam ljubiteljica Michael Kors torbica jer, osim kvalitetne kožne izrade, istovremeno izgledaju vrlo moderno i šik. Ovaj klasični i bezvremenski model izuzetno je praktičan i pogodan za nošenje pri obavljanu dnevnih rutina i zadataka, za opuštena druženja uz kavu s prijateljicama, a zlatna nijansa kopče i dijela remena daju mu notu elegancije i čine ga primjerenim za večernje izlaske. Jako volim takav tip torbica koje se mogu prilagoditi raznovrsnim situacijama i namjenama i različitim outfitima te se, ovisno o prilici, mogu nositi u ruci ili preko ramena.
Marija Bugarski

Once again my walk testified to what I've known for a long time: how the snow can make nature, especially the trees, gracious. When it falls on, embowers and freezes their naked, gloomy branches, it instantly creates the impression of winter idyll and transforms them into most radiant fairytale trees. Than we can feel privileged, as if this sparkling enchantment is staged just for our eyes and unveiled for our amazed view, until the snow demist and disappears under the first warm rays of sun. 
Best wishes to all!

 I ova šetnja mi je još jednom posvjedočila ono što već odavno znam: koliko snijeg prirodu, a osobito stabla, može učinti posebnima. Kada napada, prekrije i zaledi se na njihovim golim, crnim granama, u trenu stvara dojam zimske idile i pretvara ih u najljepša stabla iz bajki te se osjećamo privilegiranima, kao da je ta zimska čarolija uprizorena baš za naše oči i otkrivena našem zadivljenom pogledu, sve dok se snijeg ne otopi i nestane pod prvim, toplim zrakama sunca. 
Lijep pozdrav svima!
Marija Bugarski

OUTFIT DETAILS:



COAT: Zara

PANTS: Zara

BOOTS: UGG
BAG: Michael Kors, Sloan
SCARF: Zara
CAP: Zara












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