Style, Travel

Grand Getaway

September 26, 2016

Pack just a few essentials, wear the dress you feeling gorgeous in, take your favourite companion and go wherever comes to your mind. You can choose transit by plane, boat, train or a car. The only condition is, it must be a trip to the place where you have never been before. It can be reached within one hour by car or two days by plane. That is not important.

I can’t even say, how much I love the idea of a spontaneous escape. It’s one of my dreams, coming to the airport with almost nothing but a passport and a credit card, and choose a random flight to somewhere beautiful. Or, go for a long road trip with no specific plan, choosing the next destination just on the way from the previous one.





enjoy the ride…


As my summer was a bit busy by other activities than sunbathing and swimming in the sea, my desire to pursue grand getaway was almost unbearable. The cooperation with BMW inspired us, with my man, to go to at least small three days lasting trip, but in a big style BMW 430i Cabrio.

Well, Lebanese roots are strong, so don’t blame me I have a weakness for convertible versions. While SUVs are not my thing at all, the feeling of freedom I have with the wind in my hair and a borderless panoramic view on the sky above, when passing the country in this cabrio, was highly addictive. Not mentioning, this babe is one of the sexiest cars of the show off category.

Sometimes, the obstacles like lack of time or money can encourage one to be more creative and search for different kind of opportunities. For me, the real breakthrough was to feel like an explorer in a neighbouring country. To be specific, in the mountain of Beskydy in Moravia (the Czech Republic).


…in a small oasis


Usually, my credo is “the further, the better”, because I need to hear other language, see different kind of architecture, new colours of the sunset, think about different things and get inspired again. But, yeah, I can tell you, most of us have such places closer than we ever think.






I had everything I mentioned just after four hours of comfortable ride in a sight-seeing speed, with few stops for a coffee or to taste some delicious local cheese. Always with the stunning views of the picturesque country.









Because being an explorer is a state of mind, and it’s a matter of survival for any wandering soul, to switch on that “adventurer mode” as often as possible.

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© Creative direction  – Daniela Rifai Photos – Daniela Rifai and Martin Jesny from Automobilista Editing – Daniela Rifai

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  • Reply Shannon September 27, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Love this idea, a great way to explore places you’ve never been to before that aren’t so far away. Lovely photos as usual.


    • Reply Daniela September 28, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      Thank you so much Shannon for your wonderful comment!


  • Reply adele miner September 27, 2016 at 9:17 pm

    I love this.. such great pictures! So happy I found your blog, I love finding inspiring blogs like yours to read. Amazing work pretty lady! x


    • Reply Daniela September 29, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a wonderful comment! I’m so happy you like my blog! <3


  • Reply DEMELER September 30, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    stunning post!

    • Reply Daniela October 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Thank you! 🙂


  • Reply Mira Aksoy October 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Girl, you are just too fabulous! x


    • Reply Daniela October 4, 2016 at 6:11 pm

      Haha! Thank you so much!


  • Reply Gemini Tauberge October 1, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Cute! Love the retro scarf look.


    • Reply Daniela October 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you! 🙂


  • Reply Sia Foch October 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    What a wonderful post, love every single photo!

    -xx, Sia

    • Reply Daniela October 4, 2016 at 6:12 pm

      Thank you so much! I´m so glad yyou like it! 🙂


  • Reply Joy October 2, 2016 at 11:56 am



    • Reply Daniela October 4, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      Thank you! 🙂


  • Reply Brown Eyed Toast October 3, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Love the visual story telling babe! 😀

    xo Soo | http://www.BrownEyedToast.com

    • Reply Daniela October 4, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you! Yes, you named it right, it is visual story. 🙂


  • Reply Carmen October 4, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Looks like a great road trip! Very cool pictures you’ve got here 🙂
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • Reply Daniela October 4, 2016 at 6:14 pm

      Thank you so much Carmen!


  • Reply Anna October 4, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Stunning photos. You captured some beautiful light!

    • Reply Daniela October 4, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you Anna! The light was really beautiful!


  • Reply Samio October 10, 2016 at 11:23 am

    You just made me want to take a spontaneous trip somewhere! A drive through the mountains sounds perfect!


    • Reply Daniela October 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      You should definitely go! Thank you for your comment! I´m happy my post inspired you! 🙂


  • Reply sonia // daring coco October 11, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Sounds like a dreamy getaway with the perfect wheels too!


    • Reply Daniela October 12, 2016 at 11:15 am

      Thank you! 🙂


  • Reply Marta October 16, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Beautiful car and pictures! It’s always delightful to read your posts.

    • Reply Daniela October 16, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      Thank you so much Marta! I´m so happy and proud to have readers like you!


  • Reply Amber Shannon October 16, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Gorgeous pics… Beamers are awesome!!

    All the Cute

  • Reply Erica October 18, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Gorgeous dear! We used to have a BMW and it was love 🙂


  • Reply Jade Meneguel October 19, 2016 at 9:26 pm

    You look like a diva from the 50’s. Im so in love with these pictures. nicely done! 🙂

    Jade –

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