Beatrix Bohony is a graphic designer and the creator of games manufactured in the Marbushka toy manufactory she co-owns with her husband. They have been making games since 2010, and they are becoming more and popular in several European countries and in Australia as well (because everything they do is beautiful – read more on Bag of Pretty blog). Beatrix and her family live and work in Budakeszi, a picturesque small town just outside Budapest, and from the below interview you will see that small town living is what they try to pursue all the time.
1. Describe your dream summer holiday!
I would definitely imagine the dream holiday away from automated hotel complexes and wellness centers. In a place where you can also get to know the people living there, absorb their culture, glimpse a bit of their life. What’s also important to me is for it to be in a place close to nature where they see us gladly even with dogs, with no compromises.
2. Where do you really spend you summer holidays?
We usually spend our holiday in Croatia on a little island called Prvić where people are infinitely friendly, there is no traffic and the island is imbibed by a mediterranean feeling. The harmony of the island is infinitely calming. In autumn we either go to Prague or Cesky Krumlov, though it would be interesting to see the summer face of these towns as well once.
3. Do you cook or eat out?
Naturally, most of the time we eat in a restaurant to get to know the local specialties and of course to fully enjoy the relaxation.
4. Fav summer food?
Regardless of the location of the holiday, our favorite is the great discovery of this summer, Ajo Blanco with olive oil, ice cubes and crunchy grapes. Unfortunately I am the only one in the family who doesn’t like the classic and fish dishes typical of Croatian cuisine, but Dalmatian ham reminiscent of parma ham and fresh cheeses always compensate.
5. Is it party, party, party or catching up on your reading?
For us, holidays are about slowing down after hard work and filling up the empty space left behind all the creative ideas going outwards. So we mainly take walks, look around and absorb the lights and the local characteristics, so it will be enough until the next time we meet. Of course we take tons of photos, but I try to keep this within the limits of a “relaxing pastime”, because it can turn into work easily.
6. How about festivals?
We don’t like busy, crowded places, so festivals are on our lists more as disturbing factors, or rather factors to be avoided.
7. What is your summer guilty pleasure?
We love drinking wine, if that’s what you mean?
8. Where was the best summer holiday you ever had?
Our best summer holiday was this year at the beginning of the season. Maybe we were too famished after the long winter, or maybe it turned out this way because this was our last holiday together with one of our dogs, Emma… but that week, in Balatonfüred, we felt like we were in paradise.
9. Favorite summer spot in Budapest?
We visit the Gerlóczy café in Budapest most often. It is lead by a very creative team, we think it’s ingenious! Once we set out by rickshaw to Margit island with a picnic basket we assembled ourselves, so we could feel like tourists going down routes where we run around during the week seeing about business matters. But just sitting on the terrace of the café and watching people is fun, too.
10. Cocktail or lemonade?
Cocktail indeed: Caipirinha. 🙂
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