Kuidas kuningas kuu peale kippus

Ma värvisin nädalavahetusel maja. Mitte kuigi kõrgelt, sest ma lihtsalt ei julgenud redeli peale minna. Ma kardan nimelt kõrgust. See aga läks mul meelest kui sain kutse „Dinner in the sky“ taevasööki nautima minna. Meelde tuli alles siis kui ma 45m kõrgusel taevas „kõlkusin“.  „Hea, et vähemalt tuult ei ole,“ lohutasin ma ennast restorani juurde jalutades. Selleks ajaks kui ma kohale jõudsin, oli olemas nii tuul kui paduvihm. Korraks hingasin ma kergendatult ja mõtlesin, et ilmselt jääb tõste ära, samas oli nagu kahju ka, sest kuidas ma siis ennast ja oma hirme ületan.

Mõtlesin veel, et näed, kuningas kippus ka kuu peale, aga ei saanud. No ju siis ei pea Eveliis kraanaga restorani ka saama.

Tõste ei jäänud ära. Meile anti selga soojendusega joped, mida me esimese hooga ei tahtnud selgagi panna, sest ilm on ju siiski soe. Hea, et ümber mõtlesime. Üleval oli korralikult jahe. Aga see oli mu kõige väiksem mure.  Mida kõrgemale me jõudsime, seda ilusamaks läks vaade. Aga aina hirmsamaks läks ka.

Üks pool lauda laulis „olen nagu sangar seiklusfilmis, ohu ees ei sule iial silmi…“ Väga sobilik laul. Mina end sangarina ei tundnud. Argpüksina hoopis. Alla ei julgenud ma vaadata enne kui me uuesti kindlal maapinnal olime. Ma ei plaksutanud. Mitte mühaklusest või seepärast, et mulle poleks meeldinud. Ma lihtsalt ei saanud oma küüsi lauaplaadi küljest lahti. „Teeme koos selfie ka!“ hüüdis Kairi mulle. Hull. Selleks oleks ma end pidanud liigutama. Oli korralik eneseületus, et ma söömiseks käed laua küljest lahti lasin.

Siis läks tuul kõvemaks…

Oma kogemuse panen ma täies pikkuses  Delfi Naistekasse üles. Fotod: Aurelia Minev

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Hipy Papy Bthuthdth Thuthda Bthuthdy

Ootamatult on Ida sünnipäev kestnud juba terve nädalavahetuse ja pole tegelikult sugugi veel lõppenud. Meie kingituse saab ta kätte homme ja päris sünnipäev, sõprade ja Pipi ja spungi otsimisega ootab ees alles novembris, aga kui keegi veel sünnipäeva armastab, siis on see Ida. Ja see on nii paganama armas, et ma kavatsen blogi tema sünnipäeva piltidest umbe ajada.

Ida has had birthday celebrations going since Friday and it is not ending yet, Our present she will receive tomorrow and real birthday with friends and Pipi and finding Spunk is waiting in November, but if someone loves her birthday it is Ida. And it is so cute that I tend to overload the blog with her birthday photos. 

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Käime katuseid mööda…

Kui me abiellusime, siis meie pulmavalsiks oli Smilersi “Käime katuseid mööda”. Enne Marekiga tutvumist ei arvanud ma Smilersist midagi, aga kas te olete näiteks selle laulu sõnu kuulanud? Mina hakkasin siin kuulama ja ajal, mil paljude laulude sõnad on “boom-boom”, “oopa-oopa”, “pencil-apple”, pole ime, et selle laulu sõnad meile hinge on pugenud.

Käime katuseid mööda
Lähme kolame pööningute peal
Nad ei tea mida mõelda
Need kes pole iial käinud seal
Näitad meile suunda
Vana tuulelipp
Siia ülesse kuulda ei ole midagi
Käime katuseid mööda
Tule lähme turnime tornides
Lähme katsume pilvi
Lähme värvime taeva siniseks
Ühed tahavad palju, teised rohkem veel
Mõned tahavad kõike
Nad ei kõnni katustel

Eile olime me Marekiga kutsutud Barons hotelli (LINK) vanalinnas ja see meie jaoks tähendusega laul sai hoopis teise tähenduse. Kui ma meie sviidi aknal kardinad eest tõmbasin, siis mulle tunduski korraks, et me käime katuste peal ja kolame pööningute peal. Viiendalt korruselt avanes fantastiline vaade vanalinna katustele, kaugemal eemal paistmas suursugused kirikute tornid ja “vana tuulelipp”. Meil oli aga aega vaid teineteise jaoks.  Kui te olete väikelapse vanemad, siis te saate aru kui väärtuslik selline väikene luksulik põgenemine argipäevast tegelikult on.

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Mis puutub hotelli, siis hotell on tõeliselt väärikas. Suursugune ja pika ajalooga. Te ju teate, et mulle meeldivad vanad asjad ja ajalugu? Nii et pole ime, et see hotell võitis mu südame. Siiani oli mu vaieldamatu lemmik CRU, kuid peale eilset minipuhkust olen ma kahevahel.  Mulle vist meeldis Barons grammike rohkem.

Kinnistul, kus asub praegu Barons Hotell, oli algselt kaks ristuvas asendis keskaegset hoonet – üks neist ait. Üle-eelmisel sajandil paiknes siin tuntud ajaloouurija Heino Gustavsoni andmetel  Revalia- nimeline õllevabrik.

12. mail 1911. aastal tegi Riia – Vene Kommertspank ettepaneku  ehitada  4-korruseline kivimaja mansardiga Suure- ja Väikese Mihhailovskaja nurgale. Projekti autoriks oli poola päritolu vene arhitekt Aleksander Jaron. Tema lahendus oli historitsismi ja juugendi piirimail nn. uusklassitsism. Esialgselt asusid esimesel korrusel kauplused, teisel pangaruumid, ülemistel korrustel olid suured elukorterid. Poolkaarne tammepuust käsipuudega trepp ning seda kaunistav puidust palja ülakehaga naisefiguur valmisid baltisaksa arhitekti Ernst Kühnerti ning inglase Paul Meyeri jooniste alusel 1922. aasta ümberehituse käigus, mil majas asus Eestimaa Tööstuse ja Kaubanduse pank. Samal ajal rajati keldrisse suur soomusuksega varahoidla ning paigaldati ka messingvõrgust piirdekonstruktsioonidega lift, mis esialgu sõitis esimeselt korruselt kolmandale.

Pöördukse sai maja 1932. aastal, mil hoones tegutses Tallinna Linnapank. Kokku on hoones aastate jooksul tegutsenud 13 erinevat panka.

70-ndatel aastatel leidis majas aset ka üks väike „häving“ – nimelt tassisid poisikesed 4. ja 5. korruse elanikele mõeldud väikese lifti maast laeni pappkaste täis ning süütasid need põlema, lift sõitis keldrisse. Kuna suits tõusis liftišahti kaudu pööningule, ronisid tuletõrjujad kogu oma varustusega esmalt sinna. Nende askelduste tõttu kaotatud aja tulemusena hävis väike lift. Praegu on vana väikse lifti asemel kaasaegne klaasist lift mis sõidab esimeselt korruselt viiendale. Et edaspidi huligaanid sisehoovi pahandust tegema ei pääseks, paigaldati kangialuse ette metallist värav, mis tol ajal maksis väikeauto Zaporozhetsi hinna.

Huvi korral saate maja ajaloost lähemalt lugeda SIIT

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Meie ööbisime Barons sviidis, mille esimeseks suureks plussiks oli nagu te aru saite imeline vaade. Teiseks suureks eeliseks saun. Kuna Marek oli tööl, kasutasin mina linna saamiseks ühistransporti, kõige pealt jalutasin ma Ussipesast Tuula bussipeatusse ja sealt liikusin ma edasi rongiga, aga ilm oli isegi minu jaoks jäiselt tuuline. Nii oli mul veel õhtulgi külm kontides ja ei olnud midagi paremat soojast saunast.

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Hommikul ärkasime me enda kohta hilja – pool kaheksa- väljapuhanud ja värsked, kaks lapsevaba hommikut inimestele, kes on harjunud kell seitse ärkama üsna intensiivse “äratuskella” peale, kes “älka üles, älka üles” hüüab, oli see väikene minipuhkus nagu puhkus paradiisis. Luksuslik ja vaid meile kahele.

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//This Friday me and my husband were invited to a hotel in old town of Tallinn – Barons hotel (LINK). When I moved to Tallinn in 2004 I worked in Old Town and every day I walked by this hotel, dreaming of staying there. But it looked so fancy. Yesterday, 12 years later I finally got to stay there. With my husband. And the hotel was fancy, like from old movies, the moment I walked in the doors I felt like I went back in time – everything was so elegant, so charming. so stylish. I love history and old buidlings, so no wonder Barons hotel got to my heart.

The lot of the present Barons hotel was initially occupied by two medieval buildings, one of which was a warehouse. According to the renowned historian Heino Gustavson here was a brewery called “Revalia”. Gustavson wrote in 1995: “A brewery of the Pfaff family, later known as “Revalia” brewery was started in 1832 on the corner of Suur-Karja and Väike-Karja streets. Now it is a bank. The owner of the brewery G. W. Pfaff was a local merchant. In 1858 the production was moved across the street to a former small brewery which was rebuilt and extended. A design plan from the beginning of the 19th century, which is drawn on a tracing cloth containing fine cotton threads, has on the upper left corner a text in Russian (rough translation): “We ask for the permission to build on the basis of this design plan a 4-storey stone building with a mansard roof into the plot of land belonging to the Riga Commercial Bank, portals No 2/7 and plot No 476 on the corner of Suur-Mihhailovskaja and Väike-Mihhailovskaja streets in the 4th part of the city of Revel”.” Thus, on 12 May 1911 the Russian Commercial Bank commissioned the construction of a 4-storey stone building with a mansard roof on the corner of Suur-Mihhailovskaja and Väike-Mihhailovskaja streets. The building was designed by a Russian architect of Polish origin Aleksander Jaron. The building was designed in the neoclassical style – in between the historical and Jugend styles. A. Jaron won the first prize in the 1912 competition of the design of the city hall. Unfortunately the project was never materialised. His other works of the beginning of the 20th century include the buildings at 15 Estonia Avenue and 50 Narva Road. The ground floor of the building was occupied by shops; the bank’s premises were on the first floor and large flats on the upper floors. A semi-spiral staircase with an oak rail decorated by a wooden sculpture of a woman were designed by a Baltic German architect Ernst Kühnert and an Englishman Paul Meyer and built during the renovation works of 1922. At that time, the building belonged to the Estonian Bank of Industry and Commerce. At the same time a large vault with armoured door was built in the basement and a lift with brass net boarding was installed. The lift took passengers from the ground floor to the second floor. A revolving door was installed in 1932 when the building was occupied by Tallinn City Bank. A total of 13 banks have operated in the building over years. The building suffered a slight damage in the 1970ies – some boys filled the lift with cardboard boxes, lit the boxes and sent the lift to the basement. Smoke from burning boxes rose through the lift shaft to the attic and the fire fighters who had hurried to the scene climbed first upstairs, losing a lot of valuable time. Luckily, only the lift was destroyed. To prevent delinquents from getting in the inner yard the gateway was closed with a metal gate that cost the price of the smallest Russian car of the time – Zaporozhets. In the mid-1970ies there was a tobacco shop in the Väike-Karja Street side of the building. In 1977-78 the renovating works started in the buildings. The residents of the 4th and 5th floors were forced to move out with strong backing of the government. The moving out revealed many odd facts – a former bank employee had painted the oak parquet with red ship paint. One of the residents, a son of the then first deputy chairman of the council of ministers tried to dismantle two Art Nouveau style fireplaces and “deposit” them in his home. Sometime after the 2nd World War the oak rail of the staircase was covered with black oven varnish. In order to avoid such things, the building and most of its interior details are today protected under heritage conservation.In the course of roof repair works in 1982 interesting documents were found under the wind shelter. Fortunately the workers did not throw them away and delivered the documents to the author. These were banking records from the period from 1897 to 1910. Rumour has it that secret documents were hidden in the walls and that the safe in the wall between the restaurant and the office of the last bank manager also contains secret documents. The key to the safe has not been found by today. The last owner of the building before Barons Hotel was Eesti Ühispank and the building was unoccupied for more than four years. In 2001 the building was bought by the operator of Barons Hotel. The owner company is of Estonian and British origin. After a year, the renovation of the building commenced. Barons Hotel was opened for customers in May 2003 and the official opening festivities were held on 1 October 2003.

We got to stay in the Barons suite on 5th floor. The view that we had from our apartments windows was something to die for. The romantic old roofs of Old Town of Tallinn. majestetic towers of churches…I think I spent half of the time sitting on the window admiring the view. When you visit Tallinn and want to experience the old town from a different angle (and if you like old buildings) Barons hotel is definately the place to stay. I loved it and would like to move in.

The suite also has a sauna, which was a big plus yesterday. It was freezing cold outside and I was freezing as hell when I got to the hotel, so sauna was the perfect way to get some warmth in me. And me and my husband both are crazy about sauna, but don´t have one in our house.

I would like to thank Barons hotel from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful minivacation. Some time for only me and my husband was exactly what we needed. I feel fresh and ready for a new work week.

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Ühistranspordiga hotelli

Vanasti sõitsin ma alati ja igale poole autoga. Tundus mugavam. Kui ma aga avastasin KUI palju aega ma tegelikult veedan ummikutes seistes, tundus rongiga liikumine palju loogilisem ja nii ma juba mõnda aega kasutan Keilast Tallinnasse sõitmiseks rongi. Muidugi sõltun ma ühistranspordist nii palju, et Ussipesast Keilasse liigun ma autoga, aga edasi liigun ma rongiga. Jube mugav on. Eriti kui tööasjad viivad kesklinna.

Nii ka eile. Ma pidin külastama PK Ilmarine Hotelli (LINK), mis asub Põhja puiesteel, praktiliselt ju Balti jaama lähedal. Naljakas on see, et ma olen Ilmarise kvartalist mingi periood pea iga päev mööda sõitnud, kuid mul polnud õrna aimugi, et seal võiks hotell asuda. Juba aastast 1999. Pole vist isegi vaja öelda, et hotelli asukoht on suurepärane.

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No vot ja nii me siis Idaga eilse õhtu hotellis veetsimegi. Mina tegin tööd ja vaatasin ühe silmaga ERM avapidu, Ida tegeles oma asjadega. On täiesti uskumatu, et ta on juba nii palju adekvaatne, et teda saab vabalt igale poole kaasa võtta, ilma et ta mu närvid ära sööks.

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Hotellist pikemalt võite huvi korral lugeda Hotelliveebi blogist (LINK).

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Yesterday I stayed in hotel called PK Ilmarine Hotel (LINK). The hotel is located near Old Town, railway station, ferry terminal and city center, just a walk away from shopping, sightseeing, enterntainment – really a perfect place for both tourists and bussiness travellers. I always enjoy hotels with history and this is also what you find in PK Ilmarine. The hotel locates in the building of Friedrich Wiegand’s Machine Works, dating back to 1881 and once renowned throughout the Russian Empire.

The hotel has 105 rooms – classic, bussiness class and executive rooms. We stayed in the classic room which was equipped with double bed, windows facing the court yard. Free WIFI comes as a standard.

The prices start from 55 eur/night.

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Tartu vs Tallinn

Üsna tihti kui Tartust juttu tuleb öeldaks, et Tartu on Eesti kõige igavam linn, kuhu üldse ei kipu ega satu, et pole põhjust.  Ma ei ole (enam) nõus. Ma olen Tartust ära olnud peaaegu viisteist aastat, kuid eemaldumise asemel olen ma Tartuga emotsionaalselt palju lähemaks saanud.

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Ma olen Tartuga sõbraks saanud*, Tartut uuesti avastanud ning alateadlikult on mu hääles kõlamas uhkusenoot kui ma tutvustan teistele Tartu Ülikooli ja selle ajalugu, laulupidude traditsiooni algust, Toomemäge. Ma vean inimesi ühesuguse uhkusetundega jalutama nii Supilinna kui Annelinna. Annelinnas möödusid mu teismelise aastad. Mulle tulevad silme ette mängitud peitused ja trihvaad. Te ei tea, mis trihvaa on? Võib-olla te tunnete seda „uka-uka” nime all?  „Too too tool sealt!” ütlen ma põhja-eestlasele ning üritan selgeks teha „selle” ja „tolle” erinevust. „Pürst” ja „putsu” ja„rõivistu” on minu sõnavaras tavapärased sõnad ning reedavad mu Lõuna-Eesti päritolu.  Mulle meeldib Taru juures see meie “oma keel”, mis teistele nii naljakas tundub. „Pürst” ja „putsu” ja„rõivistu” on minu sõnavaras tavapärased sõnad ning reedavad mu Lõuna-Eesti päritolu. Mu vanaema vuhvtitab krookas linasid ja annab tiitsule vägevat.

Te vist saite juba aru, et mulle meeldib Tartu? Mulle meeldib ka Tallinn. Keskaegse Tallinna kõrval meeldib mulle ääretult Tallinna moodsus. Eelmine nädal käisin ma üle saja tuhande aasta Loomelinnakus. Toidutänav on täiesti geniaalne. Ma ei tea, kuidas seal on lood toidu maitse ja hindadega, aga koht ise oli superkhuul. Hoopis teise näoga kui Tartu. Tõeline Hipsterville.

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Ja siis jõuame me tagasi Tartusse. Kodune ja armas, kuid mu meelest toimub siin alati midagi põnevat ja teistsugust.

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Eile kui me ei suutnud otsustada, mida me siis oma lapsevabal õhtul ette võtame, tegime me väikese jalutuskäigu Tartus. Lihtsalt jalutasimegi niisama. Tartu on ilus. Üldse mitte igav. Mulle meeldis.

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Me otsustasime läbi käia ka sellisest söögikohast nagu Umb Roht. Koht oli kena, sisehoov oli mu lemmik juba siis kui ta veel vinoteek Noir oli, toit oli väga maitsev ja siidrivalik (mulle) nii uus ja huvitav, aga ma suutsin end siiski siniseks vihastada. Kui me olime söömise lõpetanud, viidi meie taldrikud ära, küsiti kenasti, kas soovime magustoitu, me ei soovinud. Kui me olime oma joogid ära joonud, jäime me tühjade klaasidega istuma lauda. sellest ajast kui me kella hakkasime võtma 20 minutiks. MITTE KEEGI ei tulnud uurima, kas me tahaksime midagi juurde või tahaksime maksta, teenindajad lobisesid, käisid väljas teisi toole ja pleede sättimas, aga meist ei teinud keegi välja. Kui lõpuks ka Marek vihastas ja arvet küsis, vastas teenindaja, et ta arvas, et me niisama istume. No siis ma ei istuks ju tühja klaasi taga. “Ma oleks ju tulnud, kui te oleks kutsunud,” ütles teenindaja, ma vihastasin uuesti. Kui see tõrvatilgake meepotis välja jätta, siis üldmulje Umbrohust (Umb Rohtist?) oli siiski positiivne ja mulle pigem meeldis ning soovitan.

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 Kas see pole aga tegelikult naljakas, kuidas ajaga arvamus (või inimene ise?) muutub. Kui ma olin saanud 20-aastaseks tundsin ma, et pean saama Tartust ära pealinna, muidu suren. Suurlinna tuled olid palju ahvatlevamad kui igav ja turvaline Tartu. „Siin ei ole midagi teha,” rääkisin ma kõigile, kes vaid kuulata viitsisid. „Tallinn on äge!” lisasin ma. Kui ma nüüd peaksin valima, kas Tallinn või Tartu, siis teate mul tekib natuke raskusi. Tallinn on kihvt, tõeliselt äge linn, aga Tartu on nii omanäoline ja armas, et ma vist kipuks Tartu valima.

*liikluskultuur välja arvata:D

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I have been away from Tartu for 15 years. When I was 20, I thought Tartu is the most boring town, nothing is happening, nowhere to go, everything is the same all the time, everyone knows everyone and rumours are quick to start. I had to get to Tallinn. Well, in a way I think I was right 15 years ago – Tartu was quiet and not much was happening, but perhaps it also had something to do with the people I was hanging out then. The interests we shared did not involve too much culture. Tartu is considered to be the cultural crib of Estonia and I think this is part of the charm of this little town (with 100 000 inhabitants and being the 2nd largest town in Estonia).
Tallinn is really cool, besides the wonderful medieval old town I think the hip and cool part of Tallinn is facinating. So creative and chill. Totally different from Tartu. Hipsterville!
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But then again there is Tartu. Charming and sweet. I have changed, the town has changed and I tell you Tartu IS worth a visit when in Estonia. There is a lot to see here. IMG_2597.JPG

Almost like my second home

I have always been a bookworm, when I was a child I read more than an avarge child maybe does. One of my favorite books was “Lolita”, I read it when no one saw, because I felt it is a bit too adult and maybe my mom would not like me to read it. I never asked her and never let her see that either.

What does it have to do with my stay at “Oru” hotel? Well, when I was walking up stairs I walked by a bookshelf and the first book I noticed was “Lolita”. I started laughing, childhood memories came to my mind, I took it with me to hotel room to see if the book still talks to me, like it did more than 20 years ago, when I was 13-14. Of course it did. It’s a classic. From that moment I say “Lolita” in this hotel, I felt like home.

Of course this is not the only reason I like staying at “Oru” hotel when in Estonia. I L-O-V-E this cozy little hotel. It’s nothing fancy, but you feel welcome the moment you walk in, it’s like coming home or to friend’s house. It’s small and personal. I understand that people on bussiness trips often choose this hotel, but believe me, it’s not a bussiness hotel. It is a nice “home” for everyone.

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The location could not be better. Only some kilometers from the city center and surrounded by so many places worth a visit (read about my walk here). Last I stayed in “Oru”  was during the Estonian Blog Awards and I didn’t actually have too much spare time. You know how it is to get ready for women before going out, right?  Choosing what to wear etc?

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But the surroundings are so inviting that I just had to take a walk to Kadriorg park to see the Charity Duck Race. I almost wanted to go to Art Museum KUMU as well, but I understood that I may not have time for that if I don’t want to be late for the bloggers event. Next time definately, because KUMU is one of my favorite museums and when staying in hotel so close to it. it’s almost compulsory;)

But more about the hotel. This time I stayed at family room, which was a bit ironic as I was on a little vacation away from family:D It is a spacious room and ment for a “classic family” with 2 adults and 2 children, but the bed is big enough for one both parents and a child, so when you are looking for a hotel with suitable family room for a 2 adults + 3 kids “Oru” is an option.

Each room features a air-conditioning, hair dryer, an LCD TV, a direct dial phone, and a desk. Bathroom is equipped with floor heating and shower. The rooms offer free WiFi access. Some rooms come complete with a spacious balcony.

PS: Window curtains have darkening qualities, which is always to prefer when staying at a hotel with (small) child(ren). And also pets are allowed to the hotel.

There is only one minor thing I would have liked. Fresh flowers in the room. I know this may be  something only I think about, but I feel when situated in such a beautiful place surrounded with nature and parks, it would give the hotel a little extra. Something that the guest could not expect?

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When it comes to breakfast I am always a bit picky. Or not picky, I know what a hotel breakfast is about, but I like the hotels where breakfast in presented nicely and not like in a canteen, much better. A nice brekfast gives a good start to the day. I forgot to take a photo, but i assure you that the bacon was crispy, the pastry fresh and the coffee tasty. Like it’s supposed to be. I was not the only one satisfied with the breakfast. I heard a German couple giving their compliments to the waitress.

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When I left the hotel I was “welcomed back again” and I know I will. Next stop: Sweden.

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http://www.oruhotel.ee

Booking :+372 6033 302
Info: +372 6033 300

E-mail: sales@oruhotel.ee
Narva mnt 120 B, Tallinn 10127, Estonia
Fax: +372 6012 600

 

“You can be gorgeous at thirty, charmimg at forty, and irresistible for the rest of your life” (Coco Chanel)

No, I am not about to write about the Estonian Blog Awards to brag about the 2nd place in my category or discuss the dramas or…I just remembered that a lot of Norwegians use the oppertunity to go to spa or hairdressers, because I now know HOW MUCH THIS COSTS in Norway and I wanted to share my latest favorite in Tallinn.

Like all women I also want to look pretty, the problem is that I have NO make up or hairdo skills whatsoever, which pretty much means that 99% of the time I am looking like Little My, but when I go to a party I want to look better than that. That is why I need a hairdresser and cosmeticians. Last 4-5 years I have always went to the same salon in Keila, but this time I woke up too late, I didn’t realize that there are school graduations and other summer parties. They had no times available. I panicked and started googling.

Do you know HOW MANY HAIRDRESSERS there are in Talllinn? it’s insane! How can I choose? I almost wanted to give up, but remembered that nine years ago before our wedding I went to a salon in Kaubamaja. I googled it. The salon was still there, not the same name and concept, but they had a free time. I decided to take the chance.

The salon was called Chloe (LINK) and  is situated in old Kaubamaja part of Viru Keskus. I didn’t have too high hopes when going to the salon, but I thought if they at least can make me look a bit better, it’s already a win.

I was feeling like s**t in the morning and the person who looked at me from the mirror was not a 35 years old Eveliis, but an old sad woman, when I came out from the salon, I was not only satisfied with the hair and make up, but the hairdresser and cosmetician had managed to boost my confidence, make me feel pretty from inside and I FELT REALLY PRETTY.

The hairdresser/cosmetician Stanislav (yes, it’s a man!) makes wonders. Forget all the “star”-hairdressers in Estonia, they are yesterday’s news. When you need a boost and a little make over, Stanislav and Chloe Beauty Salon is the place to go to.

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Foto: Raido Link, Delfi

I don’t remember when I last got so many compliments. Perhaps on my wedding. Nine years ago!

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Header photo credit: Fotoraat.

If you read Estonian and wish to read about my opinion on EBA, click on this LINK