Summer vibes in Sibiu 

I sleepily open my eyes, it’s Saturday morning, the weekend is here. The church bells are ringing and little Ayan is curled in a ball dozing away right next to me. Oh how beautiful he is, with his olive skin, carbon black hair, little red cheeks and those little details down to his tiny toes. Babies, the only beings that really are so pure, flawless & beautiful. The sun rays are warming my body through my glass balcony and it’s only 8.30am, my iPhone tells me it is already 24 degrees but will soon be 32degrees maybe hotter..

Crystal clear, without a fluffy white cloud in sight, the sky is the most beautiful azure blue. I’m breathing summer. What shall we do today? Where shall our souls take us? A little road trip maybe? Today we will go to Sibiu. Ayan is stirring, soon he’ll wake up, but yes, today we are going to Sibiu. 

I could tell you all the facts about Sibiu, but for sure you don’t have to join me on the blog to find them as you can find them anywhere on the net. You know what you can’t find on the net? How this beautiful city makes you feel. Do you want to know? Let me tell you…

As you enter the county, the wide spread streets are painted with picturesque terraced houses (a german influenced architecture for sure), each house a different color, but all the same so similiar with little pointy roofs for when the rain falls upon them. You wind down along the quiet peaceful roads until you reach the center. Sibiu Center greets you with towering hotel buildings, the greenest grass, vast ‘piata’s’ with in built water fountains and children running through them, giggling and playing. And as the sound of laughter fills the warm air, I look around me, families, couples, friends, chilling together, drinking iced lemonades, cold frappes, cocktails to cool them down in this sweltering heat. Nearly everyone is eating ice cream, of course, this weather always calls for an ice cream, or multipleWe must get some ice cream too. 

Ice creams in our hands, Ayan’s already beginning to melt down his mouth, we begin to walk, to explore. Somewhere along the way, hours later, day turns into night and the center is suddenly swarming with people, where did they all come from? The air screams excitement, summer, almost like the static electricity that runs through you when you go down a slide. It’s late evening and the open terraces are occupied to the brim with the chatter of people, eating, drinking, smoking, breathing the warm night air. Families are still out with their children and their puppies (summer nights are always endless with no bedtimes right)? 

We have been out the whole day, we are tired and the yellow city lights are bright against the dark night sky. The stars twinkling above us telling us it’s a sign that the day has come to and end and we must leave, but we don’t want to. The excitement turns into agitation, yet still, the love for this city, the vibes in the air overwhelms us and we decide. We will be back. Tomorrow. For Sure. For now, we must rest our souls, ready to explore more of beautiful Sibiu tomorrow.

For now, Goodnight!

See you on the next blog post with a video of the V I B E S going on in this beautiful place!

Chocolate Ice Cream Kisses from Sibiu XOXO

 

 

Fashion is what you make it. 

So as I was just uploading a pic onto my Instagram, the thought came across me that my bag didn’t match my outfit and maybe I shouldn’t post it in case it looked bad. Then two seconds later, I thought to myself, ‘What the hell! Who said that my handbag didn’t match my clothes?’ – no one right? So I uploaded it. 

My last lingering thoughts before I fall asleep (it’s like 11pm here) is to always remember to be YOU. In today’s sense I specifically relate this to the fashion industry. The posts, the magazines, the role models and all the other people in the world telling us what to wear and how to wear it. I say to hell with it all and be YOU. Because being you is the best thing you can do! And hey, if it looks good on you, and you feel great it in, then make it #yourstyle and start your own ‘fashion trend’. 

– Clothes are an inner expression which we wear on our body and you are being totally false if you are wearing upon your beautiful body an outfit which someone else is telling you to wear. Being real is the way you feel and the way you want to wear it. So if it’s different to the ‘norm’ or what’s ‘socially trending’, so what? Go for it! 

Let’s take my example – a little tight white dress (BERSHKA) with some sporty shoes (GUESS) (I have a 19 month to run after otherwise it would be heels) realised I was a little bloated and grabbed the first shirt out my wardrobe which happened to be a checked shirt (BURBERRY) – then just a random electric blue handbag (who has time to match and change handbags when my toddler was screaming to be fed as I left the house that day). So that just had to do, maybe not so ‘fashionable’ but I liked it considering I threw it on in the 5 minute rush out the door, so I rocked it – as should you. 

Be R E A L, be POSITIVE, be Y O U. 

Kisses always, Chocolate Girl ⭕️❌⭕️❌⭕️ 

Instagal – coming soon! 

So guys, I know you’ve been wondering what EXACTLY is actually going on in Life of a Chocolate Girl right? And I won’t bore you with any long winded explanations, I’ll show you, so, if you dare, click play below…




THAT’S RIGHT!!!! Life of a Chocolate girl is coming soon to YOUTUBE! I’m so excited to share this with you! The blog will still be active (we’re going to redecorate sometime too) but also instead of just reading about me, you can almost virtually join me on my adventures too! 

For sneak peeks and daily posts, find me on INSTAGRAM.

Contact me and tell me what you want to see from me: lifeofachocolategirl@outlook.com 

See you/write to you soon! Have a great weekend! 
Kisses + love, 

Chocolate girl ⭕️❌⭕️❌⭕️

Genius Nutrition Protein- why it’s so Genius!

PROTEIN – Many of you may know various brand names of protein powders, may know many people who consume them for many different reasons, you may consume protein yourself, which is great! Once you enter the ‘fitness world’ the word protein becomes a very important word to you…whatever your goals may be.

In the Life of a Chocolate Girl we have me (the sceptic), my husband (the supplement consumer), our little bear cub (Baby Ayan – 18 months old, still breastfeeds), Oh and Cliffy the Spitz. I state this to you because, in this case the relevance of QUALITY of protein plays a massive role in the dynamics. My husband has been a gym goer for years now, and has always taken protein to aid him with muscle growth, repair and recovery – so over the years I’ve seen all the different brands he’s tried and have always had protein in our home at my disposal if I’d ever wanted to take it – well, he looks pretty good if I don’t say so myself. However, I never really took any protein despite having intense workouts and needing the extra protein being also a vegetarian and a breastfeeding mother with a super active lifestyle. I used to say to my husband all the time that the ingredients just didn’t seem natural or healthy and that I simply wasn’t ready to put unknown sourced ingredients into my body simply for aesthetic reasons whilst in the meantime possibly ruining the health of both, me and my baby. That is, until I came across GENIUS NUTRITION! 

I am now a protein drinker, I still breastfeed, have much more efficent muscle recovery, therefore less tiredness, more intense workouts and increased daily muscle progress. I’ve truly converted! Okay, so now you’re wondering what is it about the Genius Nutrition product that converted me? What makes it different to all the other supplement/protein companies I have come across until date? Well, let me bullet point you why…

  • Genius Nutrition has bought out one of the most innovate whey proteins until date
  • They provide only the purest, highest quality whey protein available
  • The whey is sourced only from cows that graze on natural grass pastures
  • Sourced from cows that have not had any antibiotics or hormone influence 
  • Protein is produced without GMO’s, pesticides and artifical flavours 
  • Protein from the macronutrients are calculated (no Amino Spiking on the label) 
  • Made in Belgium – Chocolate Dreams is so delicious and tastes exactly like belgian chocolate (always a bonus if you’re a chocolate lover like me). 

See, what more could you want? Perfect for the vegetarian! Keeps the protein requirements up, is healthy and pure as can. Most importantly the quality that is obtained from happy AND healthy cows is simply not comparible. Need I expand more? You may be wondering why the quality and purity mean so much to me, well here’s the thing…In my opinion, life isn’t just about aesthaetic quality, but just as or even more importantly – true quality. What’s the point in looking great if you’re feeding yourself all types of unknown substances and chemicals on the inside? The effects may not show now, but down the line, you never know what damage you may have been causing yourself all this time. Ask yourself, will the aesthetics or the health matter to you in 30 years time? It’s your choice, opt for Genius Nutrition today, get that kick-ass workout, look good, feel good & guarantee yourself a healthier, happier tomorrow!

🔴⚫️ Oh and guys, as a little present from me, any order you make from www.geniusnutrition.ro just insert code -> LCG at checkout for a 12% discount. Let me know what you think of their products, I can be contacted by mail at lifeofachocolategirl@outlook.com ⚫️🔴

I wish you happy workouts & a wonderful week!

Reema ⭕️❌⭕️❌