From the Desert to the Dream


Dubai is an example of one of the fastest developing city in the world and what is more astonishing, growing on the desert. For centuries, Dubai has been a fishing village, known primarily for catch pearls. Rapid development of the city falls only on the last one hundred years, which showed that the small town can became one of the most modern cities in the world. The UAE is one of the fastest growing and richest countries in West Asia. Dubai itself is the most common and most recognizable Arab city that has achieved huge commercial success at a rapid pace. Many tourists visiting Dubai are fascinated by the rate of change and modernization of the city. This is evident in projects such as the Burj Khalifa Tower, which is currently the tallest building in the world. As well as the palm-shaped islands off the coast of Dubai, which are the world’s largest artificial man- made islands visible from the space!


This time Step to the Good Life visited Dubai to discover its path to success. We wanted to assess if the city is truly as incredible as everyone says. However, what target our curiosity,  was desire  to find out, who stays behind this enormous achievement.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum nowadays is one of the most recognizable worlds leaders, thanks to his courage to undertake unattainable (for most of the people) challenges, Dubai is what we have now – World’s Top Spot!

Sheikh Mohammed is Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. His passions are poetry and horse racing. He likes to spend money for his hobbies, that is why he is the world’s biggest owner of race horses. Also he is thought to be the biggest spender in the history of this sport, buying up stables in the Middle East, the US and Europe. His Highness also carries passion for cars and boats. In this area we need to repeat words “world’s biggest”, which will appear not once while talking about Dubai and Sheikh Mohammed. He owns one of the largest yachts measuring 163 meters. He also has over 100 cars in his garage in his Dubai palace.


But money is not everything. Development of Dubai would not be possible without greater vision, which Sheikh Mohammed certainly has! We are fascinated about his way of thought, his self-confidence and leadership skills. All people in Dubai simply love him. Everywhere you can find his photos, in the building, cars, inside restaurants and cafes. If you are lucky, you can meet him in the Dubai Mall, while he is walking around without any security. He feels safety in his city, why he shouldn’t?


Interview with Steve Kroft from CNN shows, the way of Sheikh thinking:

Why do you want everything to be the biggest, the tallest…?- Kroft asks

–       Steve, why not? Why not? If you can have it in New York, why can’t we have it here?

Why are you in such a hurry? Most people would try and do this in a lifetime, not five years?

      -… I want my people to live better live now, not after 20 years…


What are you trying to do here? What do you want this place to be?

-I want it to be number ONE. Not in the region but in the WORLD.

What do you mean number one in the world?

-Number one in everything, high education, health, housing… just make my people the highest level of leaving.

When he was asked about Palm Island and decision making in this almost unreal project, his answer was simple and very confident: “ Most people won’t even think about it… Most people but NOT US”


This is what you can find in Dubai Mall: waterfalls, aquarium, underwater tunnel, ice rink… and of course enormous amount of stores. Believe us, you want feel bored even for a moment.


A key centerpiece is Dubai Aquarium, one of the largest tanks in the world and featuring one of the world’s largest viewing panel. Dubai Aquarium has more than 33,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species including over 400 sharks and rays combined.


What makes Dubai Mall so unique isn’t only the number of stores (more than 1200 stores!)but also diversity, which you won’t find anywhere else. Mall contains of both European, American and local brands. Are you wondering where to hit for a spending spree? Choose Dubai! You won’t be disappointed.




Everyone loves Sheikh Mohammed, his photos are everywhere! Even when buying cupcakes, you can feel his eye on you.



The view from the Top of Burj Khalifa is amazing, especially after sunset.



It is true that in Dubai you can make your dreams come true. Our dream was to swim with dolphins, so why not do it in Dubai?





After leaving Dubai we were unsatisfied that we did not have time to explore all parts of it. However, now we have good excuse to go there back.

Dubai, see you soon!


“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

Fashion is a visual power. We all know this, but what about men’s perception of fashion? When it comes to this, it’s not only derived from aesthetics but it also is a reflection of personality and ego. Men’s fashion has evolved in style tremendously and significantly as women’s .Fashion is changing but style is enduring? We want to ask and share a notion of our dear friend Patryk Strzala.


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Patryk Strzala – Fashion aficionado, one of the most famous blogger. He is a rising star and as many people say, future trendsetter. You can love him or hate him but no matter what you say, he definitely draws attention. His unique style, confidence, approachability and freedom of expressing his view of fashion makes him one of the most recognizable men’s bloggers in Poland. What is his notion of the good life? What is valuable for him? “Good Life for me is lifestyle and being…beautiful women, exotic trips, unique cars and of obviously fashion…clothes, watches and other accessories which makes life easier and more beautiful at the same time. But fashion isn’t the only way to good life, for me, it is meeting with friends, dealing with various situation, and remembering indelible moments. From every day I take the finest moments and motivate myself. I like to be surrounded by luxury items; well I guess as we all like this…it has been always close to me and remember  luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.”

This is one of his  stylization, mix of modern look with old style.


Blazer: Salvatore Ferragamo


Jumper: Ralph Lauren245t patryk strzala blog

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We definitely love your style and we hope that you will inspire men not only in Poland but also around the world!

Thank you for sharing with us Patryk!

Indian Wedding

Marriage is one of the most important events in everybodys life. The time when you find your “other part”, the person who you want to spend the rest of your life with, when you fall in love, all around you and you know that you are ready to say “YES”. Our Western World used to love marriage, when two people meet together and simply fall in love with each other. However it is not like that everywhere. India is a great example where arranged marriage is still practiced. Is it better or worse? Maybe we should trust our parents, they are more experienced and know a lot about men-women relations. Numerology and stars are also helpful. But what if your heart feel something different than what your parents believe?

We had that opportunity to take part in a real Hindu Wedding and check if term ” Big Fat Indian Wedding” is adequate.


For Indian getting married is a big thing, it involves all family, friends and the most important- showing how rich you are!

Traditional wedding can extend even for a week, budgets for an abundant wedding can easily reach around $2 million. But each year, there are dozens of weddings which cost even more than $10 million.

The most expensive Indian wedding ever took place was in 2004 and it was double wedding of Seemanto Roy & Chandni Toor and Sushanto Roy & Richa Roy. It cost incredibly huge amount of $123 Million.


One of the reasons why weddings are so expensive is jewelry. The larger and heavier it is the better it looks. Below is traditional golden belt which is worn by the bride. Indian brides start receiving gold as presents when they are young girls, in preparation for their wedding day.


“Historically big Indian weddings were a result of marriages being more of a ‘transaction’ than a bond of love.”

Families chose a partner for their children based primarily on economic and social standing of the second family. Is it all about the money?


Henna tatoo ( Mehndi ) is applied during the wedding by specially employed women. Every girl can have it in both of their hands but after you have to be careful until it gets dry.


India’s bridal market is one of the biggest in the world.  This is a paradise for women who likes to feel shiny.

Photo with bride and groom. They looked as If they were getting married in a fairy tale and the bride’s dress was truly like  a princess dress.


At every single wedding  huge(!) number of guests are invited. What I mean by huge? The number is in thousands….


The real Indian wedding is something worth to take part in! You will not find it anywhere else in the world. It is possible to write a book about this. Everything what is happening during this event has own meaning and it is worth to mention that depends of the region people can celebrate even for a week!


Thank you Chetan for the opportunity of participating in this amazing event! And of course Caron for the dress!

Explore. Dream. Discover.


In everyone’s life comes a moment when you know that it is time for a change. Sometimes we just want to test ourselves, know our borders, live how we have never lived before. Changes are important to find our real “am” and feel good as a person.

To test ourselves we should ship from the safe habour as Mark Twain said: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

But can life be good in every place in the world? – It is the time to find an answer. We will try to discover India’s conception of Good Life. Country which is known of its incredible height procent of poor people and in another hand, one of the best spots when you want to buy gold and diamonds. India – a place where contradictions meet in every step. Is it possible to have a dream life right here?


Daily life in the streets of Mangalore.


In our shopping malls you can find popular brands like H&M, Zara, Topshop but here in every store you can buy Sari, Salwar, Kurta…


Every element of your apparel should be shiny, even shoes!

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In India women wear only reall jewlery, plastic ones are unacceptable! Yes, those belowe are made from gold!

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Hello India!! Are you excited? Because we are!

Time to celebrate!


This month, the views on our website increased to 3 000 and we have viewers from 60 countries!! We are very happy that we can spread our idea of “Good Life” and that so many of you enjoy visiting our website. We would like to thank you for all positive comments and opinions!It’s so motivating but this is just a beginning!





If you can make it there You can make it anywhere!


They say that no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you. NYC-the capital of the world. Big apple, yellow taxis, Times Square, Manhattan, crowded streets, United Nations, 5th Avenue, Upper East Side, Brooklyn. The city of success. We all know it. It is indescribable. To feel it you need to go there. Thousands of restaurants, designers shops, amazing rooftops and full of ambiguous people who run to success. Everyone will find something for themselves. For us New York City is just a small stop in our life and hopefully not the last one. Our first trip to NY was because of the Conference in United Nations, after we went back there to enjoy and feel the city buzz once again. The time we spent in NY, was a great experience in our educational path and we had indelible moments. We saw a little bit of New York lifestyle. At 8am we were rushing to the Conference. Women in subways were wearing the newest collection of Fendi’s and Prada’s bags, men with white collar were rushing to Wall Street. Everyone was going somewhere but with a incredible smile on their faces.This is what we love in NYC-energy! There is something on those streets that want you to come back, and everything is in your hands reach…


Catchichg a cab is not always the easiest thing to do,especially when it’s raining outside…

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View from Empire State building was stunning and so motivating

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Conference was amazing,this small experience assure as that by talking small steps and perseverance in life you can achieve a lot…



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They say only the best manage to live there,what is your opinion?

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During your stay in NYC,we recommend you to stay in Night Hotel which definitely provides the amazing views on the city..


We decided to see the best school in the world,which is not so far from NY-Princeton University…

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Atmosphere on the campus was incredible…



In New York you can never be overdressed or overeducated…Sara’s favorite photo from NY


We will miss you NYC,hopefully someday we will back again…


4th of July weekend


Independence Day known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States. “In the land of the free and the home of the brave”(quote from national anthem) This is a great occasion to celebrate with barbecues, fireworks, picnics, family gatherings including all kind of parties,but why is that?Just to remind on July 4, 1776, America claimed independence from Britain. That day Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, drafted by Thomas Jefferson. Historic document announced that the 13 American colonies, regarded themselves as independent states,not a part of Great Britain. New Union was formed with a new nation know the United States of America.

 So how 4th of July is celebrating in our lovely city?


1.First of all we’ve checked the beach.

North Avenue Beach-the most popular beach ine city. This sleek, ocean liner-inspired building will provide you  the best views in the city.If you enjoy crowds, beach volleyball, bike,bbq,running lanes and outdoors parties this place is definitely for you.


2.Relax on the boat is always a good idea,even if it isn’t Miami the view was magnificent…


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Beach was full of people!We went there with our friends(Anna from Italy and Priscilla from Togo)


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Next time we definitely need to try this…



One of the best thing is Chicago is fact that you have amazing rooftops where you can admire views and on 4th of July Night fireworks show.IMG_4178

Photos were made in Marina CityTower which is the first building in the United States to be constructed with tower


3.Our next place is ROOF on theWit – “One of three top rooftop lounges in the world” – Travel + Leisure
Its gorgeous design can surprise! After visiting this glamorous place we realized why it has earned many international praises. Amazing cuisine, sweeping views of Chicago, live musicians including world’s best DJs… This place became one of our favorites! Put it on your checklist if you are going to visit Chicago!


4.4.VERTIGO Sky Lounge
If you need to relax during the daytime surrounded by Chicago skylines with some good music and drinks you cannot find anything better!
Ranked in the Top 3 of Hotel Bar of the Year Awards 2012, it’s also a great place to hang out with friends in the evening. An outdoor fire-pit perfect match with leather couches and shiny silver tables.
Looking for a space to celebrate your Good Life? You have just found it!


Happy b-day America!:)

With love from Dubai

For each of us The Good Life is something different.People around the world are looking for  a way to the Good Life.Sometimes it’s just a step sometimes a longer path.The point is to never give up. However  you all can share with us your understanding of this notion.Is it about happiness?Satisfaction or just fun?We have the first viewer who decided to share his Good Life.
Moustafa Hamoud
Hairdresser and model from Lebanon-Beirut. He spends most of his time in Dubai.We  asked him why Dubai and what is his definition of Good Life.
I think I’ve found my step to the Good Life.I love Dubai,because I love my job,everyday is amazing,but mostly I love the people and the atmosphere of success and you never know what day brings and who you gonna meet.What Can I say to viewers?Work hard and life will reward you few times more!
Best from Dubai



Best from Me and Jude Law:)




If you want to share your Step to the Good Life

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Dream, Believe, Achieve

Good life is something what depends only on you. Nobody can create your future as you do. Even if everything seems to going wrong and being hopeless you can change it! As a confirmation of these words we want to bring a life story of the most influential woman in the world!!


We think everyone knows this name: Oprah Winfrey, best known for her talk -shows, for a time the world’s only black billionaire and as mentioned before the most influential woman in the world. But how she has reached it? Her family situation certainly didn’t help here. She was born to a teenage single mother in the rural town of Kosciusko. Why Oprah? Her first name supposed to be Orpah from the Bible but it was misspelled in the birth certificate. At age of nine she was sexually abused by a number of men. Few years later when she was 14 she was pregnant but her son died in infancy. Oprah’s mother decided that she will live only with her father in Nashville. Thanks to his strictness she won an oratory contest. Winning it helped her to gain a scholarship to Tennessee State University. Even from young age she loved talking and be surrounded by people. While working in local media, she was the youngest and the first black female news anchor as well first Afro-American in the Vogue magazine.

Thanks to the fact that we are living in Chicago which gave us a great opportunity to see her in the live program “Ophra’s LifeClass”. (we couldn’t bring camera with us so the quality of photos unfortunately is not the best)

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From her first job at a local grocery store she became billionaire. Known as the ”Queen of talk”, founder of schools in South Africa, a donator to victims of poverty and disease. Also an owner of most luxurious properties in New Jersey, Florida, Hawaii, California…

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She was so close…

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We’ve chosen to our mind her interesting quotes to remember…

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.”

What do you think about Oprah and her life? Do you have any comments which you want to share?

“I don’t design clothes, I design dreams.”

Ralph Lauren is the author of these words. RL is known as the iconic brand and a global multi-billion-dollar enterprise. Fact that Ralph Lauren is not just a company but he is a 74 years old, charming and genius designer can be surprising, especially for those who are not very into fashion. (Yes, he is a human being, not a marketing creature). His clothing brand is known around the world, its offers a world of luxury and comfort but in the same time combines timeless style and innovation. Fashion aficionado in the true sense. What has made him founder, designer and chairman of a $10 billion company? .Is it only about fashion? This time we want to reveal Ralph Lauren’s way to success…na bloga 21DSC_6009

Stylish and elegance, inferior…


“I am constantly drawing inspiration from everything I see—the places I travel, the people I know and the movies I see”-R.L



Ralph Lauren was born in the Bronx(NY) in 1939.His parents were Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Poland. He often says that people ask him how can a Jewish kid from the Bronx do design clothes? Does it have to do with class and money? It has to do with dreams.-He replies.
He attended the John Jay College Jewish Day School and after graduate from DeWitt Clinton High School. His surname was been teased consistently at school, so in age of 15 he decided to change it for Lauren. In conversation with Oprah Winfrey he said that his name had the world shit in it and he just wanted some nicer. At the beginning of his career he was selling ties to students. RL went to Baruch College where he studied business, after what is very interesting for 2 years served in the United States Army. Next he become a salesman for a tie company and finally started sold the ties to small shops in New York in his own tie company. In 1967 with financial help of the Manhattan clothing manufacture Norman Hiltopn, Ralph opened a store where he sold ties of his own design, under the label Polo. Few years later developed his line and opened a Polo boutique on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. After that his career gained momentum, numerous rewards and an international acclaim. He took a chance many times, thought-out decision in good moment, perseverance and undoubtedly business sense has made him owner of the fashion imperium…

Ralph Lauren restaurant is located cusine in the heart of Chicago. The food is inspired by American classics – seafood, steaks, chops, salads, sandwiches – a menu that stands apart from fashion and trends.


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We love seafood so we ordered famous Lobster Bisque and Clam Chowder, it was delicious.


On our way to the restaurant.

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Klaudia couldn’t abstain from viewing new Marc Jacob collection.


“What I do is about living. It’s about living the best life you can and enjoying the fullness of the life around you – from what you wear, to the way you live, to the way you love.”- Ralph Lauren

Brunch Time!


To start a day in the ”good life style” we decided to go for a brunch to “m. Henry” caffe.

 Restaurant is open only for a breakfast and a lunch till 3 pm.

m.henry offers globally inspired, new American style cooking. Meals are nicely presented, the combination of healthiest cooking methods with organic products. Very colorful look and a delicious taste. Honestly, it exceed our expectation. It’s an American kitchen but you can feel an European flavor which makes this place an unique venue. We decided to evaluate this place.
Our scale
1.Food 5/6
2.Service(behavior of the waitresses, waiting time for a meal) 6/6
3. Décor of the restaurant 5/6
4.The overal atmosphere 5/6
5. Bonus(an additional advantage) they have a nice patio, where you can enjoy a beautiful morning… 4/6

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We rode there by bicycles and on our way we have captured m. Henry neighborhood.

Have a Good Day! 🙂

When you have to think anyway, so why not think big?


This famous quote was told by Donald Trump. This time he’s enchained our attention. Why this famous magnate and billionaire? Firstly, we would like to describe his inspiring life career. He was born June 14, 1946, in Queens, New York. He was one of five children. His grandparents were German immigrants. Donald attended school in Forest Hills (New York) but as a child he had difficulties so his parents sent him to the New York Military Academy. After this school, he wanted to completely change his career. Trump said that” I flirted briefly with the idea of attending film school … but in the end I decided real estate was a much better business”. Finally he graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science in economics at University of Pennsylvania. He worked for his father’s firm, renamed it The Trump Organization which has become a global luxury real estate super-brand. Donald Trump thanks to his confidence, perseverance, high ambitions and outspoken manner, has become the most recognized businessman in the world, an icon of New York City and the very definition of the American success story. Normal guy from Queens who was pretty good at soccer has advanced his career in many different areas  including being a best sailing author, world-class golf course developer, television personality and what is more he was interested  in becoming a candidate for president of the United States in the 2012 election.

He has luxury hotels around the world. We wanted to find out how really it looks like, feel the atmosphere of his imperium and check if you can feel a little bit of Trump’s extravagant lifestyle…

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His example illustrates that beyond all obstacles in life you can never give up, be patience and persistent because life will reward your effort…


From Miami to Ibiza including WARSAW!

As you know, we love good life and you all can share your life with us! Our great friends from Warsaw decided to send us a photo relation from Orange Warsaw Festival. Hmmm any special guests? Yes! Queen Beyonce, Fatboy Slim and many more!
Orange Warsaw Festival is one of the greatest music events in the world. Every year gathers thousands of people in the middle of the city with the world class stars for an example Beyoncé, Fatboy Slim, The Offspring, Linkin Park, The Prodigy, Plan B, Jamiroquai, Kelly Rowland. This is the strategic area of Orange sponsoring activities but for sure it’s an amazing experience and unforgettable moment. The event is in our hometown, so if you guys think that Warsaw is a boring city, we assure you that it’s not! Even If you don’t like sightseeing it’s worth to see Warsaw just because of The Orange Warsaw Festival! Big thanks to Marlena Rewienska, Pawel Tadej and the rest of the crazy crew!


Sweet home Chicago

Since January Chicago is our home and place of studies. Is the third most populous city in the United States. The calmer version of NYC, not as big and colorful  but still consider among top places worth to see. Also known as The Windy City with very changeable weather. Gave birth to electric Blues, skyscrapers, famous Chicago bulls, the city of Barack Obama, Ophra Winfrey, Al Capone. World class entertainment, attractions, dinning. In next few posts we will explore and more extensively describe the city, as well prove why we’ve chosen it.We are uploading few photos from the city,hopefully you will feel a little more atmosphere of Chicago…

“The Cloud Gate” a public sculpture in the Millennium park, known as a city symbol.


One of the most beautiful views in the city, captured from the Hancock tower.



 On our way  for shopping.



Okey, Chicago it’s not Miami but still has beautiful beaches!:)




Ralph Lauren Restaurant, next time we will definitely check this out!:)




After shopping…




Happy Klaudia after the purchase of her first MacBook!






It’s time to move forward!

This is a conclusion of our stay in Miami.We hope you will enjoy.We promise we  back but it’s time to move forward and gain another amazing experience!Remember guys, it does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

We can’t wait to discover new steps and we gonna keep you updated.