Library Love

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National Library

How beautiful is the National Library in Helsinki? It is like the lovely library from Beauty and the Beast, don’t you think?

Tomorrow I am heading to the countryside to celebrate midsummer. Will be so nice to just hang out with my family, go to sauna and eat some good food. Hopefully the weather just gets better… it has been raining for the past couple days.

Have a lovely weekend!

xx

Villa Elfvik

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Villa Elfvik, Espoo

Yesterday me and Eva went for a little afternoon walk in Villa Elfvik in Espoo – what ย a pretty place. After strolling around in the area we walked to Munkkiniemi and had this year’s first ice creams outside in the sun. Can’t wait for summer, it is just behind the corner…

Have a nice Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

xx

London Photo Diary

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Here’s some photos from my London trip. Felt so good to be back, I think I will always have a special bond with this city. I tried to avoid the super touristic places and only went to Oxford Circus once just to realize it was way too hectic for me. Instead I wandered around in less crowded places and just chilled, ate good food and snapped lot of photos! I did do some shopping as well, I mean, it is London after all.

I also wanted to give you 4 little tips on your next visit:

1. Farm Girl in Notting Hill
Such a cute and trendy place and perfect for a lazy breakfast! I had chai latte, granola and avocado toast and everything was so good. I was so full – the portions were quite big.

59A Portobello Rd, London W11 3DB

2. Attendant in Shoreditch
We used to go out a lot in Shoreditch when I lived in London, so good memories filled my mind when I walked the familiar streets. I had a chai latte and brekkie board at Attendant. Such a lovely place.

74 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3JL

3. South Kensington
One of my favorite areas in London, it is just so peaceful and pretty. Love to wander the streets with my camera ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Santa Maria, pizzeria napoletana
Yum, they have such good pizza and the place is super cozy.

94 Waterford Road,ย London SW6 2HA

xx

TallennaTallenna

Airbnb in Winchester

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I stayed with Caroline and her family in the cutest little Airbnb while in Winchester. It was located close by to the train station and the centre and Cathedral are like 10 min walk away. I had the whole upstairs to myself with a private bathroom.

Just look at that bed, it was massive and so cozy. I slept so well, the blinders made the room pitch black for night and I had like 4 pillows just for me ๐Ÿ˜€

xx

TallennaTallenna

Winchester Photo Diary

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Winchester, Hampshire

When I bought flights to London couple months ago I decided I was gonna visit Winchester during my stay as well. I was here on student exchange five years ago so I wanted to wander the familiar streets and do the same things as I did back then. Winchester is only one hour train ride away from London, so it is also a perfect place for a little day trip if you are around.

I walked to St. Catherine’s Hill were I used to go running, I had hot chocolate with crazy amount of whipped cream and tiny marshmallows at Cafe Monde. I bought lemon and lime curd yoghurt from M&S (seriously, the best yoghurt!!) and had fish and chips at The Bishop on the Bridge.

xx

Pink Friday

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How beautiful is this pink building in Kallio? ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday I got my wisdom teeth pulled out and even though I know it was a good thing, damn it is hurting and aching right now! Been taking turns on eating just mango yoghurt and lemon sorbet, hopefully something else tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a nice weekend!

xx

2 x Suomenlinna

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Sunday adventures in Suomenlinna

Me and Eva went to Suomenlinna today for a little walk (and to celebrate Eva’s birthday with some cake and hot chocolate, yay).

Now I am back home under the blankets drinking tea and watching Outlander. Got a bit sick couple days ago, but felt good to be out in the fresh air nevertheless. Hope I didn’t make it worse ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a chill day!

xx

 

Purple Coat

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Coat Second Hand / Bag Marimekko / Shoes Whyred

What a beautiful sunny day, makes me so happy. Today is a busy day – I went to gym in the morning and now getting ready for my friend’s wedding this evening. After the wedding I will still go for an “after party” to see a gig in Korjaamo. Will be a fun day!

Ps. Look at that coat, so cute. Can you believe I found it from a flea market in Oulu for 2 e, what a find ๐Ÿ˜€

Enjoy your weekend!

xx

Lammassaari

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Saturday walk in Lammassaari

My aunt is visiting me and yesterday we went for a 2 hour walk in Vanhankaupunginkoski and Lammassaari. So nice to be able to escape from the centre to the nature.

I am also super glad there’s so much snow here in Helsinki, people were skiing and ice fishing, how cool that it is possible – not every winter is this snowy ๐Ÿ™‚

Enjoy your Sunday!

xx

TallennaTallenna

Home Inspiration

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Okay, so crazy news. I just bought my very first own flat from Vallila! My offer was accepted at the beginning of this month but I just signed the papers yesterday. I am still pinching myself – does this mean I am an adult now?

It is very tiny (seriously, very tiny) but it is all mine and I could not be more excited.ย So here is some decor inspiration, though there is not too much space in my small studio… ๐Ÿ˜€

I will move there in a week and it feels like a new beginning. ย Last year ended a bit differently and so after 3,5 years I am learning to live on my own again, scary but feels good at the same time.

xx