Merry and joyful Christmas


Wishing to all of you wonderful Christmas Eve and Happy Holidays indeed! I hope it is fulfilled with spending time with your loved ones and family,cherishing this special moment and making unforgettable memories! In my case, I could not be happier for returning to Madrid and reuniting with my sister during holidays! We went to the mountains for a little hike and visited Barrio Salamanca in Madrid afterwards.

 Merry Christmas!💗


Christmas reception


The picture in this post was taken last week when my law school organised Christmas reception à l'anglaise. This event was a wonderful opportunity to step into Christmas spirit, dance all night long and pick one of my favorite dresses from the wardrobe. It also marks the start of the most wonderful time of the year.
Are you ready for the holiday season? Have you picked your dream outfits for Christmas and New Year's Eve? xx, Zane


Winter wonderland


These past weeks (months actually) have involved a lot of studying and repetition for upcoming exams so escaping to nature and enjoying the most of the beautiful weather was crucial for me. This trip to Kemeri National Park's swamp felt like stepping into winter wonderland. Although in that moment it was more than -7 degrees cold, snowy landscape and December sun made it a pure magic. ☃

 "I read somewhere.. how important it is in life, not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong." (Into the Wild)


Christmas vibes


How is your weekend going so far? Lately, I have been really busy with the law school... I guess it is easy to tell by fewer and fewer posts I have shared here. Nevertheless, December, this magnificent time, has started and I hope it is not too early for Christmas themed pictures from the Old Town. Snowy weather, hot-chocolate, lights and beautiful decorations- it all inspired me to go out for a walk and explore the Christmas market at the heart of the old city. ☃ 

                                          Hope you liked these photos! xx, Zane 


First snow


November has just started and it arrived with a beautiful surprise- the first snow. I love the fact that winter is coming. Streets, trees and buildings are covered in a magic wand which makes everything look so pure and powdery.


Last Friday I went to the show "Kings on ice" were world-known figure skaters such as Florent Amodio, Evgeni Plushenko, Adelina Sotnikova and Brian Joubert (my idol) were performing. It was magical to see these stars by my own eyes as I have followed the world of ice-skating since my childhood (I used to practice this sport with my sister in the good old days and then changed dancing on the ice to ballroom dances and contemporary dance afterwards).

Dreams do really come true! 

Frenchman Brian Joubert in action (by svetapoln)
After this dark day all I wanted to do was to focus on positive memories. I hope for unity and brighter future! Best wishes, Zane.


Jumping into autumn


"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." F. Scott Fitzgerald
I really like how one of my favorite writers F. Scott Fitzgerald catched the idea of this season and put it in quote. For me, fall is all about new beginning- to be courageous, persistent and bold enough in order to follow your dreams. Daring to try something new and challenging myself is exactly what is going on my everyday life at law school. 

Evening light, carpet of fallen leaves shining in the mid-October sun, this beautiful and so Halloween-ish looking manor are the key elements of today's post. It was one of those moments when you want to jump for joy so why not to capture it in photographs?

Hope you enjoyed these photos! Do you like fall as much as I do? 


In the nature


Today I wanted to share with you photos taken some weeks ago. Indian summer was here for the last time, sun shined so brigthly and all I wanted to do was to enjoy this beautiful weather in the nature. Location : Kemeri National Park's swamp. 

Matching shades of purple

Don't get me wrong- no matter how much I like studying at the law school, it was something special to step out of the library and appreciate the beauty of nature. xx, Zane




Hello! How is your weekend going so far? I would like to start October (which came so quickly) with a recap from some great moments in September. First month at law school has already flied away. It was a challenging yet amazing time fulfilled with first case studies, presentations, mountains of assignments as well as Initiation Ceremony (picture with pyramid) and meeting amazing people. 
From 8-10 September I took part as a volunteer in the European Society of International Law (ESIL) 12th Annual Conference "How International Law works in times of crisis". More than 400 legal professionals arrived in Riga and it was a surreal feeling to help this event happen. Some of the venues where I participated were Riga Graduate School of Law, Riga Castle with ceremonial reception by Latvian president (pinch-me moment being in the same room) and conference dinner at Riga Latvian Society. 

I guess this post explains my absence in blogging world these past few weeks :) 
Have a great weekend!

art nouveau

Bike ride


With autumn quickly approaching, I dediced to go for a ride in the city this weekend. I was filled with excitement and super happy to discover my every-day route from different perspective. Quiet streets in Art Nouveau district, passing by the law school as well as the crisp September air was the perfect combination for a bike ride.
So let's explore the streets of Riga together, shall we?

By the lovely Riga Graduate School of Law