Friday, July 29, 2011

Life in Dubrovnik

Sometimes I forget I am in Croatia. I think it's because the city I am living in, totally makes me feel I am in some other country. At the moment Dubrovnik summer festival is taking place and it'a fantastic opportunity to catch some great plays and music performances. It happens every year and it has something for everyone. I haven't had the chance to go to any shows yet because of my work schedule, but I will fit it in eventually..

Now, what have I been doing these days? Well...lots! I must say I am quite occupied with work and I am loving it. I have also managed to run pastry on my own since there are only two of us and when my buddy takes a day off, it's all me! It is nice to do that for a change; I love responsibility, being in charge and the adrenalin rush. I remember the times at Daniel when I said there is no way I would want to do this, but...I must say I really enjoy working in restaurants. Lately I have also discovered my passion for chocolate work. Why was this hidden all this time? I have been making lots of decorations for ice creams, cakes and a plated dessert.

Now I also have all the literature I need in case I am insecure of something because my books from NYC have finally arrived (yes, it takes about month and a half with the boat) and I totally made them drag it all the way from Split.

Let me start off my by saying I MADE (almost) PERFECT MACARONS and they were filled with yuzu curd. You know the feeling when you impress yourself sometimes? That's exactly what happened.

And here are two more pics of my work. I love writing on plates!


Weird weather lately, LOTS of rain (as you can see). This woke me up, at 7 am in the morning.

Monday, July 4, 2011

A new chapter

There we go, another step forward in my sweet journey! It is the first time for me to work in my country, everything is so new and exciting, especially because I didn't expect it to happen.

Let me introduce to you Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities out there. Every day I leave my doorstep I feel like I am in some kind of a fairytale, trapped in history. The city truly is magical.

I will be doing what a love to do and still being able to go to the beach every day for the next 4 months which is when the season ends here (no more tourists after October and not enough locals to eat out!)
It is going to be a great transition point and I am looking forward to it.

Also! I will be doing all my blogging from my new iPhone buddy, a completely new concept for me. It should work just fine (as you can see), since there is no wireless in the house..

It is getting quite warm here, that means an afternoon siesta is a must here!

I have a super cute laundry place and a lovely beach just around the corner, I am all set! :)

- Tea