HOW TO BUY HAPPINESS
It is possible, with the right choice
They say you cannot buy happiness with money. It is true, in principle... until the moment when we see the shining eyes of our beloved one when they open the carefully packaged gift for a birthday, holiday or St Valentine. And in this case, the happiness is double, for the person who receives and to the one who makes the gift.
How to achieve this harmony? The key is that the very act of buying is not enough to give happiness. It should be preceded by a careful and mindful selection. We start with the question: what will bring joy to my beloved one? This supposes that we know at least to an extent the character, tastes and desires of the receiver. When we have a clear idea about that, it is time to select the particular gift. Sometimes the receiver can give us a hint, but often we are left to deal with this by ourselves. That is why we need to listen to our heart, to follow our intuition and to not ignore our common sense. If we want the best for the person we love, then we should not compromise with quality. Only this will guarantee us that the gift will fulfil its main task: to bring happiness not only in the moment of receiving, but also long afterwards.
GEOCUBE® Collection by Coeur de Lion: Harmonious colours
Released for the first time in 1999, the GEOCUBE® Collection by Coeur de Lion is regarded as a classic German design, and creator and designer Carola Eckrodt reinterprets it every year.
The current edition of GEOCUBE® allows numerous new compositions in intense and elegant colour combinations in one piece of jewellery: fuchsia, peridot, violet, fire red, orange, petrol, sapphire blue. The famous GEOCUBE® classic with hematite and black-matte onyx is updated with a rose gold stainless steel cube inlaid with a pavé crystal stripe in multicolour.
Like in all previous collections, a defining feature of GEOCUBE® is preserved: the freedom to mix and match a bracelet, bangle, ring.
Your favourite piece of COEUR DE LION awaits you on remco.bg and in the stores in Sofia, on 29 Alabin St and 7 Solunska St.
Ready for love with Kozmetika Hristina
When we love someone (and this includes ourselves) only the best is good enough. That is why we choose the specialised website for natural cosmetics kozmetikahristina.com to prepare for February, the month of love. Developed from top-quality natural ingredients and at an affordable price, the products in it provide us and the important people in our life with beauty, gentle care for skin, hair, face, mother & baby, and the elegant aromas of selected perfumes.
Say it with pearls by Yuno Pearls
Natural pearls are a wonderful gift for any occasion, but when you want to say something more to the woman you love, do it with necklace and bracelet with heart-shaped pendant by Yuno Pearls (www.yunopearls.com). Gentle, elegant and charming, these pieces of jewellery of natural 7.5-8 mm pearls and clasp of 925 silver with rhodium coating and zirconiums say a delicate and fine "I love you" to ladies with taste and style.
NOBLIE Collectibles: Representative gifts
Objects of art are a present that leaves a lasting trace in the heart, brings aesthetic pleasure and increases its value with time. Find an exclusive gift or add a new piece of art to your NOBLIE collection. The elegant, hand-made objects from the series NOBLIE COLLECTIBLES (Sofia, 100 James Bourchier Blvd, Hotel Marinela, www.noblie.eu) embody beauty, craftsmanship and triumph of creative genius over matter. They deserve to be owned by anyone who is capable to recognise their perfection.
MORINGA OIL SLICK DROPS: Ancient Indian knowledge for beautiful hair
We all want strong, healthy hair – and the tender fluid oil for sealing the ends and absolute finish MORINGA OIL SLICK DROPS by Lautus Club (www.lautusclub.com) gives it to us. Created from 100% essential oil of moringa, it uses the power of this ancient plant, used for millennia in the Ayurveda practice, to make the hair and skin pretty, increase the vitality and wake the unique feminine nature and beauty. MORINGA OIL SLICK DROPS is the ultimate assistant in taking care of long hair. It improves the condition of hair ends and prevents the hair from splitting and tearing. Just warm several drops in your palms and then rub carefully in the ends of dry or wet hair, without rinsing afterwards.
SOS HELP: Organic care for lips and hands by Lavera
Winter is a beautiful season, but low temperatures are harsh on the skin of the lips and the hands. With the SOS HELP balms for lips and hands by the German brand for organic cosmetics Lavera (www.lavera.bg) you forget about this problem. The lip balm of organic echinacea and organic lemon balm immediately relieves chapped lips, strengthens the skin's natural protection and protects it from getting dry. The hand cream with organic macadamia oil and organic shea oil provides lasting protection to dry and cracked hands, regenerates skin and immediately softens it. Both products are of 100% natural ingredients of organic farming and are NATRUE certified.
Books full of inspiration by FSI
When you are looking for the destination of your next trip in Bulgaria and want to know more about the visited places and their hidden stories, the FSI books (www.vagabond.bg/fsi) are for you. The publisher of English-language guidebooks dedicated to Bulgarian heritage focuses on less-known destinations and shows popular sites in a new light. Find how with the latest titles: Hidden Treasures of Bulgaria 3, Bulgaria of the Religioпs and A Guide to Millennial Plovdiv.
Anti-Pollution Sunscreen SPF50 face cream by City Cocoon
Ready for the urban challengesLiving in the city gives us a lot, yet its stress and pollution inevitably reflect on the skin of our face. But not when we wear the Anti-Pollution Sunscreen SPF50 face cream by City Cocoon (www.citycocoonskincare.com), a company for urban cosmetics. In a single day care product is gathered everything our skin needs to be calm, nourished, fresh and protected from the effects of UVA and UVB rays and urban pollution. The special combination of hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, vitamin E, coconut oil and shea butter is lightly textured, provides deep hydration and erases traces of aging. The cream is of 90% natural ingredients and is ethical, without artificial colourings and added flavours, GMOs and parabens.
Dogma Syrah & Cabernet Franc by Zaara Estatе: Symphony for the senses
Zaara Estatе boutique winery (zaaraestate.bg, Facebook: @ZaaraEstateBG, Instagram: zaaraestate) is proud with the way it creates wines from the grapes of its own 15 ha of vineyards. The specialists there take care of each vine tenderly, as for their own children, but also without any compromise with the quality. That is why the wines from the DOGMA and Zaara Estatе series own a fine balance between the ancient local terroir and the most advanced enological practices embodied in the shape, label, message and taste of each bottle. The Dogma Syrah & Cabernet Franc wine is a symphony of gentle aromas of white chocolate, black forest berries and exotic spices. Its taste is thick and dense. The tannins are rounded and the finish is memorable. A true gift for all senses.
Chateau Burgozone's new wine: A piece of art
The collection wines of Chateau Burgozone boutique wine cellar always mark significant events for the winemaking family. Thus, in 2017, EVA white blend celebrated the arrival of a new member in the family. Its fans had to wait for two years for the aging of EVA red blend, which is already on the market, to complete this iconic line. The rare blend of Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Gamza and Egiodola reaffirms the philosophy that fine wine is an art. The grape was selected from limited production plots and there is a limited quantity of 2,670 bottles. Dominated by the aromas of fresh and dried fruits, complemented by a breath of vanilla with a slight mineral aftertaste, this blend is suitable for red meat, sausages and ripe cheese. The wine has very good aging potential.
Orange wine by Borovitza Winery: A rare beauty shining like a sun
Orange wine still has the aroma of the exotic, but a Bulgarian winery has produced it for 11 years. In a late sunny afternoon of 2008, the professionals at Borovitza Winery (www.winwines.net) were surprised to see that the new grape juice had unusual colour – of sapphire, padparadscha sapphire, laden with the nuances and glitter of the sunrise and the sunset. The result took over their hearts and as this happened soon after the winery's establishment, they accepted this as a sign that they are on a new, intriguing, exciting and satisfying road. After so many years Borovitza is still on it, the evidence is every new vintage of orange wine with its label.
Syrah Elitsa Private Reserve 2015 by Bratanov Winery: An exceptional wine full with love
Syrah is the new star of South Sakar, the area where this noble variety found its best terroir in Bulgaria. 2015 is the fourth vintage of this extraordinary wine, named after the second girl in Bratanov family, Elitsa. The blend is carefully made from a selection of the winery's best 13 oak barrels of different volume and origin. The wine has matured for 27 months in barrels and for another 17 months in a bottle prior to its launch in October 2019. Limited amount of 4,670 bottles (www.bratanov.wine, FB: bratanov.wine).
Ivo Varbanov Wines: Worthy for Michеlin-starred restaurants
When we talk about quality Bulgarian wines, the name of Ivo Varbanov (www.ivovarbanov.com) comes naturally. For more than a decade this classical musician with an international career has proven his multifaceted talent as the producer of intriguing and impressive wines. Created by own vineyards in the Sakar mountains of vines that were not treated with herbicides, pesticides and leaf fertilisers, they are outstanding, charming, memorable. Most of them are exported to countries such as Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the US, and feature in the wine lists of Michеlin-starred restaurant in London – becoming one of Bulgaria's best ambassadors abroad.
The red classics of Eolis: Noble jewels of the Rhodope
Single varieties Eolis wines (www.eolisestate.com) such as Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc or the classic blend of Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc are authentic wines with own delicate personality. They will delight you with fruit freshness, purity and balance and will charm you with a hint of wilderness as expression of their birth place at the foot of the Eastern Rhodope Mountains. Only grapes from the winery's own vineyard, which are raised sustainably, are used for the Eolis classics. This means a very limited production. The optimal ripeness of the fruits and the meticulous low intrusive winemaking process are devoted to maintain constant high quality and terroir fidelity. Eolis wines age beautifully and thanks to their elegance they can be enjoyed in their youth as well. Let yourself be surprised. Eolis wines are available only in dedicated wine shops.
8TH Limited Edition Wine of Chateau Copsa: A very special wine
This signature Chateau Copsa (www.copsa.bg) wine was created by the winery's winemakers after a selection of only eight barrels with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon that revealed extraordinary qualities. 8TH has attractive, brilliant, intensive ruby-red colour and is vibrant, with exuberant fruity notes of blackcurrant and cherry. Dry blue plum and notes of black chocolate develop with aeration. 8TH has structure, elegant and mild tannins, and beautiful long aftertaste. It ages in bottles for at least 6 to 8 months to develop more interesting secondary aromas and to become well balanced. 8TH is in a limited release of 2,400 bottles, order yours on +359 884 543 082.
Makaroon.bg: Give yourself an experience from the Emotion Factory
The memorable experience is the best present and you will find it at Makaroon.bg. Culinary, spa, romantic, extreme or urban, the offers listed in the Bulgarian platform inevitably leave a marvellous memory. You will find the most impressive ones at the Extreme Adventures and Outdoor Adventures categories, such as gyro or paraglide flight, a course in extreme survival in nature, mountain hikes, master driving, offroad and dog sledding trips.
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