Numerous Romanian brandsÂ have come to my attention in the last years. So I always thought that making a list would be useful. Especially aÂ list I would go to when I wantÂ to spoil myself and oneÂ of those I canÂ buy a meaningful present from.
I’ve been organized with all sorts of other stuff, but not with theÂ list of admired brands. Nevertheless, there areÂ a few I checkÂ ashamedlyÂ often on Instagram, so I just thought I’d be a good idea to mention them here.
I recently read Simple Matters, a book that talks about living with less and ending up with more.Â NALU Underwear, a Romanian lingerie brand that I discovered last year around Christmas, shares the same principle. The principle of living with less, a topicÂ that is now probablyÂ one of the most instagrammable trends out there (or at least I wish). The fact is that, as NALU lovingly says, ‘simplicity is not a trend, it is our nature’. A nature that is easily observable in all they bring to life:Â lingerie, minimalistÂ pleasures, beautifulÂ stories.
The good news is that their lingerie is utterly beautiful. The better news is that they ship worldwide.
I’d say describingÂ NativeBox in one sentence is simple: aÂ food startup thatÂ builds healthy habits by delivering healthy snacks to yourÂ door. In reality though, it is muchÂ more than that! All their snacks are developed together with a nutritionist. They are thought through to respond to all our bodies’ daily needs.Â Nuts, dried fruits, granola, vegan bars, a large numberÂ of options that treat our body with the care it deserves.Their array of snacks is pre-portioned and packed in the most adorable pouches. Zip-locked hence incredibly easy to eat on-the-go. My favorite is Nutri Snack, just adequateÂ for my 4 o’clock “hanger” at the office.
WeDineÂ isÂ not only a culinary adventure, but a vaccine against conventional dining. They blend unconventional locations with eye-charming decor, interesting chefs and diverse people. To my knowledge theirÂ events do not happen more than once a month, so no chance they reach “too much”.Â I’d say theÂ strongest tool they haveÂ is to make you curious. And that is because youÂ only find out where you dine on the day of the event itself. A conceptÂ alreadyÂ known in Western Europe, stillÂ rather new to Bucharest. Explore the beauty of pop-up dining, one month at a time. I went to concept No. 18, Paradiso Perduto.
YouÂ cannot imagine how many other beautiful Romanian brands are out there. I just thought I’d keep it simple.
Note: this is not a sponsored post. All opinions are sincere and are my own.