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INSPIRED BY A VINTAGE EDITION OF ANNA KARENINA

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Hello, there! In this post, I'll mix up fashion and art, books and style (as usual, you might say). Recently I have acquired a copy of Anna Karenina in Italian. I picked it up in my favourite vintage book shop in Split. More about that later, let's talk about the location and the outfit for a second. How do you like this styling? Looking at it now, it's giving me feminine vintage vibes. I just love its earthy colour palette. It matches the vintage cover quite nicely! I wasn't going for a full historical look, but m y outfit is mostly vintage, as I will soon explain in more detail soon. The location is restaurant Romanca in Mostar. How many times I have posted photographs from this restaurant? I've truly lost count, but I'm pretty sure January 2024 was the last time. I think it's the unique location of Romanca restaurant that appeals to me. This restaurant is located within a vineyard. It creates a wonderful atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Moreover, the

A BUILDER OF AN INN/ GRADITELJ SVRATIŠTA BY IVAN ARALICA (A BOOK REVIEW)

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 Hello, there! Another day, another reading recommendation. Today I'd like to recommend a historical novel by Croatian author Ivan Aralica Ivan Aralica . The title could be translated as The Builder of an Inn. The novel is set during Napoleon wars. More precisely, the novel takes places during the French occupation of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The author is extremely knowledgeable about this period and exceptionally gifted at recreating past times. However, this novel is more focused on the psychological exploration of its main characters than on historical events or politics.  I would dare to say this is the case with most (if not all) of Aralica's novels. Aralica is an author who focuses on the fates of 'common' people during turbulent historical times. Ivan Aralica's writing is more on the deep and philosophical side. He often writes about friendships formed between people belonging to different nations, religions and classes. Born in 1930, this author