K DRAMA LOVER

I decided to open this section on my blog because this is something that truly brings me joy.

Let me tell you how it all started. When I was pregnant with Vera, I got bed rested. Multiple times! I always hated the idea of having a TV in our bedroom. Little did I know how much I would start to use it.

One day while resting in bed and scrolling through Netflix, the Korean Dramas came up as an option. I was out of options and needed something to watch. I decided to give it a try! My very first K-Drama I watched was “Cunning Single Lady”.

This drama, changed my life! I watch the first episode and I was hooked! I cried, I laughed, I giggle like a little girl, it was a whole ride down emotions lane. It was sooo cheese and sooo cute and ultimately my new favorite thing to watch. I could not help but to be emotionally invested with all the characters. I could not stop watching! I could not stop telling people about it. I love the actors, the fashion, the culture, the make up!

Eventually through the amazing community building platform that Instagram is, I found other #K-DramaLovers! I created my own #K-DramaClub. Here we talk about everything KDrama. We choose a Drama to watch and every Sunday we discuss the episodes.

So I will open up a post for each drama that we watch in our club and you can feel free to comment and share your thoughts.

LOVE

ELA

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PEACE OF MIND IN-BETWEEN CHAPTERS

I have been so passionate about reading books since last October. Ever since I watched the movie “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” I really wanted to know the exact words of each Harry Potter book. It was a very-next-day conversion. One of my friends lend me the first book and I read it in just 3 days and from one book it became many!

Why do I write about it? Because reading helps me to calm down. I feel like I’m in a huge field full of flowers on a warm summer day. Besides running, reading is part of one of my favorite hobbies. Reading a book helps me grow, even if it’s just a fantasy book. It helps me understand more the language and all the grammar.

As a trilingual it helps a lot to read in different languages. I know how to speak three languages fluently but at the same time there is so much to learn while reading a book.

For sure peace of mind is part of what I’m getting from reading through pages. It will open new ideas and it will motivate you to do something inspiring. It will even relax you at the same time! There have been many studies that reading a book releases your stress.

My little brother doesn’t even believe me but: READING KEEPS YOU HEALTHY!

xo, Carol

FINDING A BETTER YOU

Over the past few years I have been trying to focus on hobbies that satisfy me. Some were reading books, writing, but most of all, I loved sports.

Finding something that fits you can be very difficult. Sometimes you will be very motivated, you will find strength in starting something new. But as time goes by, you will notice that your motivation sinks, sometimes we will skip it or we will find other activities that seem productive.

As soon as I noticed that that happens to me, I like to sit down and think about it. I like to grab a pen and a paper and start writing all my goals. Having and making new goals is such a wonderful thing. It helps us grow, it helps us to be more confident and more consistent. I find it very interesting, each goal has its own way to go. But having too many goals can be very overwhelming sometimes (at least for me it is). Thats why I decided to take it day by day. If I’m going to set a goal of working out 4 days a week, I will have to sit down every night and remind myself that I can do it. I will have to set a goal each night to concentrate in my strengths and the amount of success I would like to have.

This is why I say: Take your goal day by day. Its not bad to have many goals, instead, it is very admirable. But as you focus more on daily goals you will find a new level in yourself of achieving greater things in your life.

Finding a better you will become a stronger chapter in your life. It helps me to keep myself healthy and fit.

xo, Carol

WELCOME TO BADEN-BADEN

Ever since I was a little girl I felt in love with Baden-Baden. My family and I moved from Argentina to Germany when I was 5 years old. We moved to a small town called Bühl. Lovely place. You know, where you can find the perfect ice cream place. The people are very friendly and almost everyone knows each other.

But one of my goals were to live in Baden-Baden. Its about 20 minutes away from Bühl. The city is full of flowers, old buildings, huge parks and most of all, it is within the Black Forest area.

When my husband and I got married in 2016, we made it a goal to move there. Finally one year later at the end of 2017, we were able to move to Baden-Baden. We found a place on a hill. Every time you open the window you hear peace coming into your house. Our living room window is big, big enough to let the sun reach our walls. I am in love with our apartment. I am in love with our neighbourhood.

It takes us a 10 minutes walk to get to work. You will pass an old castle, with a huge garden. As soon as you get to downtown you will reach the shopping street. Stores, Restaurants, Cafes and so many, but for reals, so many ice cream places, it will reach your spirit. As soon as you reach the Lichtentaler Allee you will fall in love with the trees and flowers. If you are a runner like me, there are plenty of kilometers for you to reach then.

You can find many nice places to take your pictures and collect your memories. I can’t get enough from this beautiful and elegant city.

xo, Carol

WELCOME TO MONTREAL

As soon as I arrived in Montreal, I knew I would live here. It was love at first sight. I had a feeling of belonging in this city as I was looking out the window when train arrived.

The first time I came to Montreal was in the summer of 2014. I came to visit Brandon who already lived here. I was lucky enough to be able to enjoy the summer here!

My favorite thing about Montreal is how many parks and cafes there are. I love seeing people riding their bikes and walking down the streets. The city is so pictures.

Montreal has so many different districts, all with a different vibe and look. Most of them have a little shopping and food area. They are all connected through metro train and bus making it very easy to navigate through the city.

You can find a little bit of everything here in Montreal. We have many markets, we have lots of green areas the busy downtown and more easy going neighborhoods.

I live in Griffintown, my favorite place in Montreal. I have always been and forever will be a city girl. I love that we have everything around us. Anything you can think of is walking distance! We have downtown to do all the shopping. Old Montreal is literally down the street to feel like in Europe. The Lachine Canal is a great place to be outdoors, walk have picnics and go on bike rides. If you get hungry there are lots of trendy super cool restaurants and cafes, the best part is that you can bring your dog to so many of them! Pharmacies, banks, grocery stores they are all on my way to the kids school and park. I love that even though we are so close to downtown we are still able to have a family oriented lifestyle as well. We have a great community center with amazing classes for the children and children parks every few blocks.

I love my lifestyle in Montreal! Being able to walk everywhere really makes me feel so privileged. This is so good for our health and for our environment and it is the example I want to give to my children.

LOVE,

ELA

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