The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia __ great place to go with kids in Philadelphia

 We visited Philladelphia right before Christmas and it was the great idea because not only I didn't have to hear how "bored" my daughter was at home, but we really enjoyed our time. 
We arrived at noon, checked in the hotel in downtown Philadelphia and then went to The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. During our visit, the museum was not crowdy at all, they didn't have their own parking so we had to find a parking garage nearby and park the car there. 

Weekday Admission Prices:

Adults (age 13+) __  $19.95
Children (age 2_12) __ $15.95
Seniors (age 65+) __ $16.95
Children under 2 __ free

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

My 7 years old daughter loved almost every exhibit in the museum: the dioramas were very impressive __ these displays featured bears, mountain sheep, gorillas, antelopes, zebras and many others, often capturing dramatic moments. We had an opportunity to experience these magnificent animals up close.  
Diorama, displaying polar bear 

Another exhibit we loved was Butterflies. When we walked in this exhibit, we thought we were in a tropical garden filled with colorful plants and live butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia. 
As we learned, they have at the excibit from 60 to 150 butterflies every single day. These butterflies generally live for about two weeks, and every week, they get new butterflies from all around the world. 
During our visit, some of the butterflies were flying, some of them resting on the plants or floor, others __ were eating at food stations (those of you who follow me on Instagram must have seen them in my Insta Stories.)

We got a chance to see and touch a snake and also, an awl that was quite interesting. Dinosaur Hall was also fun but the best part of our visit for my daughter was Outside In excinbit where she got an opportunity to pet the cutest bunny ever.

So, if you to visit Philadelphia with kids, you may stop by at this museum, I'm sure your kids will love it too.

Thanks for reading lovelies.

How to go back to healthy lifestyle after holidays

 How to go back to healthy lifestyle after holidays __ this is the question I always have in my mind after Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations because that's the only one-week-period when  I let myself eat whatever I have been craving for months and, honestly, I feel the happiest person on the planet eating that pistachio gelato, strawberry cheesecake, and hot chocolate brownies with melting vanilla ice-cream on top. 
It comes time when I have to pay for my indulges  because everything has its price, haha

And let me tell you, January is not the funny time for me because that's the time I have to go from cake/cheesecake/Ice-cream/chocolate directly to baby carrots, spinach and celery,  haha, and even writing these words in the same sentence makes me feel depressed...

Anyways, there are few things that I wanted to share with you, that usually help me to go back to track.

Get ready phsicologically

Number one thing, I do is that I get ready phsicologically for the transition to healthy lifestyle. I leave my holiday spirit behind me, and I get rid of all the holiday decorations from the rooms, including christmas tree, so, that way, I'm mentally ready to accept the fact that holidays are over , and so is my unhealthy eating routine.

Stop going to grocery stores

I usually don't go to any grocery store for about one week (I may go to a Farmers Market or other vegetable store where I know, I can't buy any unhealthy sweet snack). If I 'survive' without sweet for a week , that means I can go to regular grocery stores without hesitation because I'm mentally and phisicaly ready to stay away from sweets, even when I buy some dessert for my 7 years old daughter.

Go back to gym

Where else can I get more motivated than in gym? So, I always go back to gym right after holidays, to make sure that I will not want to keep snacking around with some cakes or chocolate, because gym makes me stay motivated even outside of the gym.

Check out fitness and healthy lifestyle Instagram accounts

This always helps. Checking out fitness /healthy diet accounts is a must for me after holidays (well, checking them out other time doesn't hurt either, haha). It's so inspiring for me that I just want to throw away all unhealthy food/snack from fridge and run to the gym, haha. 

I hope, this helps anyone who is trying to go back to healthy lifestyle. Let me know what else I can do to stay motivated. I would love to hear your tips too. 

Thanks for reading lovelies.

Stay  Fabulous! 

Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum review

Warm, Sweet, Floral __ that's how I would describe this Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum in three words. As the label describes it , "this Eau de Parfum is a floral declaration of love. In the heart of the fragrance, the fresh, sensual beauty of the Grasse rose combines with the boldness of Damascus rose. They are woven with Calabrian bergamot, vivid rosewood from French Guiana, and pink pepper from Reunion Island"

Key notes of Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum:

Rosewood, Bergamot, Grasse Rose

Miss Dior Eau de Farfum opens up sharper than any other perfumes I own (but it's not as sharp and sweet as Lancome 'La Vie est Belle') , I smell sweet notes with the pink pepper and orange at the begining but settles into powdery roses and blossoms.

Honestly, It's surprising for me that I actually wear this perfume because it's quite sweet and floral for my taste but I really enjoy this scent.

This is not the perfume I would wear in the office or in hot and  humid summer days but it definitely warms up grey winter evenings.

I like that it lasts all day without reapplying it, and can we talk about how adorable the bottle of 'Miss Dior' is? __ really pretty.

Have you used this perfume? Let me know if you liked it.

Wish you a fabulous week ahead, and don't forget to come back to see a new post on Wednesday.