Weekend in Malta with Pokerstars

posted on: Sunday, March 29, 2015


Frotina Spa hotel Malta

Frotina Spa hotel Malta

Hi dears! I had a lovely mini holiday in Malta last weekend, it was too short though! I arrived at Sliema (a city in the northeast Malta) on Saturday morning and had to come back to London at midday on Monday, but the trip was worth it. The weather was warm and sunny for the entire weekend and it was all that I really wished for in addition to seeing the blue sea.

Moikka moi! Vietin viime viikonloppuna ihanan miniloman Maltalla. Saavuin Sliemaan (kaupunki Maltan koillispuolella) lauantai aamuna ja tulin takaisin Lontooseen jo maanantai aamuna, mutta matka oli silti sen arvoinen! Sää oli ihanan aurinkoinen ja lämmin koko viikonlopun, mikä oli jo itsessään kaikki mitä toivoin viikonlopulta sinisen meren näkemisen lisäksi.

Frotina Spa hotel Malta

The view from my hotel room balcony at the Fortina Spa hotel was incredible! I could see the famous capital of Malta, Valletta, right opposite the sea. There also were several pools at the hotel, one in the backyard, one on the terrace and also a couple at the spa so I was a little disappointed that I did not have time to go for a swim.

Kiitos matkanjärjestäjien Pokerstarsin ja Maltan PR, sain yöpyä viikonlopun Fortina Spa viiden tähden hotellissa. Näkymä hotellihuoneeni ikkunasta yhdeksännestä kerroksesta oli uskomaton suoraan kohti Maltan kuuluisaa pääkaupunkia Vallettaa. Nimensä muikaisesti hotelissa oli myös useaita uima-altaita, yksi palmujen keskellä sisäpihalla, yksi ulkoterassilla sekä ilmeisesti muutama lisää hotellin kylpyläosastolla.


Malta, Medina

The trip to Malta was organised by Pokerstars.com in cooperation with Malta's PR. As some of you probably know, Malta is notorious among poker players. Several casinos, awesome weather, great club scenes and beaches make it an ideal poker destination that rivals the poker scene in cities like Monaco and Barcelona.

Malta PR:n ja Pokerstarsin yhteistyö ei ole ollenkaan ylättävä, sillä Malta on kuuluisa pokeripelaajien keskuudessa. Useat casinot, upea sää, yöelämä ja valkoiset hiekkarannat ovat tehneet Maltasta idyllisen pokerikohteen Monacon ja Barcelonan lisäksi. 

Medina

Medina

Mango crop trousers

My wish to learn how to play poker came true on Saturday and I'll tell you more about it in my next post. On Sunday, we did a day visit to Mediana with few editors and members of Pokerstars team. As soon as I stepped through the gates of so called "silent city", I felt like I stepped back in time. According to its name, the city was very quiet despite a couple of other tourist groups. All the buildings were old and very charming with little colourful windows and doors. Medina is one of the most well-preserved medieval cities in Europe. 

Toiveeni oppia pelaamaan pokeria toteutui lauantaina Portomaso kasinolla, josta kerron lisää seuraavassa postauksessa. Sunnuntaina teimme päivävierailun "hiljaiseen kaupunkiin", Medinaan yhdessä Pokerstars tiimin kanssa. Medina on yksi Euroopan parhaiten säilyneistä keskiaikaisista kaupungeista. Nimensä mukaisesti se oli hiirenhiljainen sunnuntaina lukuunottamatta "muutamaa muuta" turistiryhmää. Kun astuin Medinan isoista porteista sisään kaupunkiin, tuntui kun aika olisi pysähtynyt. Kaikki rakennukset olivat hyvin vanhoja, mutta kauniita ja persoonallisia värillisineen pikkuparvekkeineen ja ikkuinoineen. 

Malta Medina
Medina
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Zara blouse , Mango trousers (similar here and here)

Alisha (Malta PR) and Scott (Pokerstars.com)
If you visit Mdina, I would recommend to stop and have lunch at Palazzo de Piro. There I ate the best swordfish salad ever and the view from the terrace was breathtaking! 

Medinasta löytyy yksi parhaimmista lounasravintoloista Palazzo de Piro, joissa olen käynyt. Söin parhaimman miekkakalasaatin ikinä ja näkymä terrassilta oli upea! 


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Another place of worth seeing in Malta is the Upper Barakka GardensI really looked forward to going there but because of a few delays with our transportation we had to skip it this time. Also the Blue Lagoon during summer is well worth going to. 


Medinan lisäksi toinen näkemisen arvoinen kohde on the Upper Barakka Gardens. Odotin innolla sinne menemistä, mutta kyydin myöhästymisen takia jouduimme jättämään sen väliin. Myös kesällä Blue Lagoon on vierailemisen arvoinen. 




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Weekend escape to Malta

posted on: Saturday, March 21, 2015


Hi everyone! It’s 6 am and I am sitting at the Gatwick airpot waiting for my flight to Malta. I am super excited about this little weekend “getaway” from all the university work. I finished my second big styling project this week for my course and so this trip to sunny Malta is well-deserved. The one of the most exciting things about this trip is that it is organised by Pokerstars.com. I’ve always been fascinated about poker and risk taking (I’ve not played one single game though). We’ll see maybe I will have a chance to play or learn to play on this trip, since several tournaments take place in the capital this weekend and Malta will be full of poker players. I will share more about the trip soon. Meanwhile you can find follow my trip on Instagram @Bisounordic xx


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Back at blogging and LFW15 photo diary

posted on: Monday, March 9, 2015


Heyall!! I am back at blogging with some photos from London Fashion Week!
I had a huge outfit crisis before the shows. A few of my university projects were overlapping with the LFW so I wasn't sure if I could make it there.. but who would want to miss out London Fashion week? Not me so I made time for few shows. The day before I realised that "I had nothing to wear" so I chose to go for something simple and classic, a leather skirt and white blazer. You can't really go wrong with black and white outfit?



Paul Costelloe AW15

Paul Costelloe showcased his charming collection in the beautiful Palm Court at the Hilton Waldorf Hotel. I really liked his last SS 14 collection but this AW15 is my new favourite! His talent in mixing old time glamour and contemporary cuts is beyond amazing! Take a look at the full collection on paulcostelloe.com

Paul Costelloe fashion show 15

Paul Costelloe AW15

Paul Costelloe AW15



Coffee break between the shows..




Soojin Lee has an interesting way of mixing colours and striking prints. She also bears an ability to transform them into feminine entities. The collection was named as "Peace and love" and poppies had a key role in the collection. 


I also went to see an unicorn fairy tale themed show by an emerging designer Dora Abodi. The collection featured an extensive range of dresses, skirts and two-pieces.





Have a lovely day everyone!

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