Home for me is Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia. This small town, in the heart of Europe, is a natural wonderland full of meadows and hills, surrounded by a monumental mountain range called the Tatras.
The beauty of the nature here captured my heart and I find it to be the most serene, inspiring and soul-nurturing place. I feel incredibly lucky to have grown up here. Every time I come back home, my love for this place and of course family and friends grows.
Whenever I get to go home in the summer, I enjoy hikes in the beautiful Tatras and continue to marvel at the beauty of the moss-covered trees to the turquoise blue lakes to the incredible views from the mountain tops. It is these summer views that inspire my florae collection.
In the winter, I spent my days on the slopes of the Jasna ski resort. Being on national alpine ski team and spending countless days training on the slopes, this is the place I know the best.
Some ski runs and turns I know like the palm of my hand, but there are still hills and off-piste to be discovered. With all the time I spend outdoors in the Winter deep in snow, I never cease to be amazed by the incredible miracle that is demonstrated in the intricate designs and patterns we see in snowflakes, each one unique. This amazement and awe led me to design my snowflake necklace. I also created a collection in honor of “fresh snow” that features my hand-made work.
Slovakia, truly lives up to its reputation as “the little big country”, with a plethora of natural sites, rare plants and amazing animals. If you have never been you must visit! Please contact me if you are going and I will be happy to tell you about my favorite spots.