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BEAUTIFUL DAY WALKING AROUND SOZOPOL

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Today I wanted to talk about our trip into stunning town of Sozopol Bulgaria.

Sozopol is a beautiful little town situated on the coast of the Black Sea and only a 10 minutes walk from our hotel.

Sozopol is an ancient town with first settlements believed to be in the bronze age. Today it is one of the major seaside resorts in the country, known for the Apollonia art and film festival. This takes place in early September, to find out more about this click here.The busiest times of the year are the summer months, ranging from May to September as tourists from around the world come to enjoy the weather, sandy beaches, history and culture, fusion cuisine (Balkan, Mediterranean), and atmosphere of the colourful resort.

We took a lovely walk around the town and it was just amazing. Below is a slideshow of pictures from our day out in Sozopol.

I hope you enjoyed the photo’s,

thanks for reading,

Cosmo

APARTHOTEL MARTINEZ, SOZOPOL

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So my five days have nearly come to an end, but before I left this beautiful place I wanted to write a short review of the hotel I have been staying in, Aparthotel Martinez Sozopol.

I have been coming to Sozopol for many years, sometimes on my own for a short beach break and sometimes with family. I always stay at the Aparthotel Martinez Sozopol.

This time, as I have mentioned before I came with family. I booked a two bedroom apartment for five days. The apartment was massive and the facilities were great. It has a gym, a spa and loads of amazing restaurants. It’s also two minutes from the beach so, you have the option of the pool or the beach.

As for the price, I paid 450 USD which was extremely reasonable for a two bedroom apartment on the beach.

It’s the perfect place to take your family for a short break, absolutely amazing. It’s also very close to the old town of Sozopol, which I will be covering in tomorrow’s post so watch out for that.

I hope you find this useful if every thinking of visiting The Black Sea Coast,

Cosmo

Beach

COSMOPOLLY GOES TO THE BEACH

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Beach

Another installment from CosmoPolly travel diaries. This morning I woke up around 5am to catch the morning sunrise before heading down to the beach. It was beautiful, there’s always something so peaceful and calming about watching a sunrise, especially when it’s as stunning as this morning.

Beach

Once the rest of the family had woken, we headed down to breakfast. I chose my comfy lemon yellow matching shorts and top. A perfect casual outfit for wandering around the hotel.

Beach
Beach
Beach
Beach
Beach
Beach

After breakfast we headed down to the beach. The weather was glorious, around 25 – 30 degrees, perfect beach weather. I wore my oversized hat which is a must when exposed to the sun all day. I cannot stress enough how important it is to protect your skin from the sun, all the creams in the world won’t help you if your skin is already damaged by the sun.

I spent most of the day asleep on the beach with was lovely. Everyone needs to take a break from the world especially work once in a while, I believe it’s key living a successful life.

Beach

For the evening, I changed into a maxi dress and accessorised it with a red handbag and red hair clip. I think this gave a Spanish feel to the outfit.

Beach

We finished off the day sitting on the beach under the full moon, the perfect relaxing day.

Until tomorrow,

Cosmo

Black sea

TRAVELING TO THE BLACK SEA

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BLACK SEA

A very busy day today, it started with packing for our trip to the Black sea coast. I am taking my family on a little getaway for 5 days which is going to be lovely.

BLACK SEA
BLACK SEA
BLACK SEA

Whenever I’m packing I always make sure to pack a few handbag colour options as it’s really important to have a handbag that matches your outfit.

Another is my oversized sun hat perfect for beach settings.

After braiding my hair into beautiful plaits we set off on the road to the Black sea coast.

BLACK SEA
BLACK SEA
BLACK SEA

They drive to the Black sea took us around four and half hours but it was beautiful. The weather was lovely, blue skies and only slightly cloudy.

BLACK SEA

Finally we arrived at our hotel, The Aparthotel Martinez. It’s a beautiful hotel situated in a prime location in the New Town of Sozopol, Bulgaria, overlooking the Harmanite Beach and the Black Sea.

If your thinking of visiting the black sea coast, which I highly recommend you do at some point in your life you can find more information here.

To finish off the day I had a little play with some jewellery and realised that one of my necklaces would make fantastic face jewellery. I’m always looking for ideas for future outfits of the day.

Untill tomorrow,

Cosmo

TRAVELING

TRAVELING THROUGH BEAUTIFUL BULGARIA

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TRAVELING

Firstly, before we get to traveling through Bulgaria I wanted to quickly share with you a few pictures of last night’s celebration that I thought I had lost.

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TRAVELING

As I said yesterday it was a beautiful celebration, hosted at my friend house. The evening finished with us letting off wishing lanterns, what a fantastic night.

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TRAVELING
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TRAVELING

So, onto the day’s event, most of the day was spent traveling through Bulgaria which sounds a little boring but really it was fascinating.

When you live in Dubai which is made up of the endless desert you forget how beautiful and green places can be. It’s comforting and feels like home.

Later that afternoon we visited The Monastery of Saint Ivan of Rila, better known as the Rila Monastery. It’s is the largest and most famous Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria. It was absolutely stunning and if you are every in Bulgaria and wondering what to do I would definitely recommend going.

Tomorrow I am off to the Black Sea,

Cosmo

holiday

HOLIDAY FINALLY STARTS

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holiday
holiday

Another lovely day in Sofia, Bulgaria. Finally, my holiday has started and I had my first day without any business. Unfortunately, the weather had different ideas and decided to rain all day so there were no relaxing walks around the city.

We headed south to celebrate a friends 50th anniversary, which was lovely

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holiday
holiday

Despite the rain I wanted to wear something that made me feel summery. I went for my floral print Dolce & Gabbana mini dress. I absolutely love this dress it always brightens my day. (See and buy the dress here.) I chose a pair of Gucci leather pumps to wear with the dress. I love them and wear them on a regular basis as they are extremely comfortable and the lips give them a little quirky twist. (Buy them directly from the Gucci online store here.)

So, overall my first day of the holiday was brilliant. There is nothing better than spending time with friends in a lovely place with good food.

Until next time,

Cosmo

STUDIOS

STUDIOS, STUDIOS, STUDIOS

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STUDIOS

Another short update on today’s events in Sofia. We spent the day visiting studio’s again, this morning was the very impressive UFO Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria. (http://ufofilmstudios.com/)

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STUDIOS
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STUDIOS
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STUDIOS

After a quick business lunch we were off to 5th Degree 3D Post Production Studios in Sofia, Bulgaria (www.5th-degree.com). It was amazing, the things they can do with a film set are mesmerising.

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STUDIOS

We finished off the day with a gentle walk around Sofia, and a peaceful evening.

Until next time,

Cosmo

BEAUTIFUL BULGARIA DAY ONE

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Hello from Bulgaria.

Just a small update about today’s events, early this morning I had some photos taken on the hotel roof to test the light. We are staying at Le Fleurs Hotel, right in the middle of Sofia. It’s on main street which is right in the middle of all the action. If looking for a hotel in Bulgaria I would highly recommend it.

So my trip to Bulgaria is half leisure ,half business. As some of you may already know I am the managing director of Bkp Media Group based in Dubai, UAE and we have recently opened new office in Sofia, Bulgaria. I spend most of my time at the Dubai offices but try to visit often.

So back to today’s events, after finishing my rooftop photos I had a four hour Businiess meeting with all the company partners followed by a special tour of Nu Boyana Film Studios (http://nuboyana.com/). It’s one of the biggest film studios in Bulgaria and we are hoping we will be working with in the future.

It was great fun, one minute you felt like you were in Rome, then next in London and then 2 minutes later New York. The studio is regularly used for big Hollywood movies.

I finished off the day with a little bit of shopping and dinner at Andre Tovek’s award winning restaurant, ANDRé. (http://andretokev.com/andre-tokev/)

Overall today was a lovely productive day, I will be keeping you all updated throughout my trip to Bulgaria.

Till next time,

Cosmo