Holiday Mood

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Loving every minute here in Lisbon. Hair is getting lighter, skin darker and legs tired – we walked so much during the past days.

Will be back next week with some more pics and tips!

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Mara Hoffman Resort 2017

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With this collection Mara Hoffman wanted to make shifts toward sustainability and responsible fibers – it’s about making less, but making it better. The birch modal, rayon, and organic cottons used on the collection for sure sound luxurious.

“I want to inspire women to buy less,” Hoffman said. “Spend a little bit more, but buy less. And it’s cool to rewear things. That’s how I wear my clothes, and I would love for my customer to get out of the mind-set of buying so much stuff and only wearing it a few times.”
– Vogue.com

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Breakfast: Greasy Spoon

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Last weekend I went to Stockholm to visit my friend and I had looked up some nice breakfast places. Greasy Spoon was one of them. It was really busy, so be prepared to queue a bit. I went there on a Friday morning, it was raining out, and the place was still packed.

I had to wait quite a while to get my order taken, but after that the food came really fast. I ended up choosing a green tea, porridge and smashed avocado toast, yum!

Tjärhovsgatan 19,
116 28 Stockholm,
Sweden

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At the Countryside

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Trousers Mango

My mother’s childhood home is such a dear place to me. We used to visit grandmother almost every weekend when we were kids. Now that I live a bit further away, I usually only manage to visit couple times a year but each time we have so much fun. We laugh, eat, go to sauna, play games and go for walks or cycling.

So glad to have a place like this for relaxing and spending time with my family.

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Day in Hanko

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Greetings from Hanko,

Did you know it is the southernmost part in Finland? Summer is the most active season in the seaside city and it has lots of cultural historic value. Hanko built its first spa in the late-19th century. When the spa opened in 1878, the Hanko Casino was built to function as the spa restaurant.

We took the train from Helsinki, changed in Karjaa and arrived to Hanko around 11am. First we walked to the Hanko Casino and took photos on the beach with the cute little stripy booth. We walked 2 km from the centre to Neljän Tuulen Tupa (The House of the Four Winds), a restaurant and cafe located on a small island. I took the Hanko pastry and gosh it was as pretty as it was tasty.

The most recognisable landmark, bright red water tower, built in 1943, is a popular vantage point, offering views of Hanko and the sea. The elevator takes you all the way up, so no exercise necessary 😀 It was windy at the top and I was holding on to my skirt while taking photos.

We had lunch in Satamakatu, the warehouse quarter by the seaside where there’s plenty of restaurants to choose from. We decided to try Hangon Makaronitehdas, where they make their own pasta. High recommendations – on a sunny day it was so nice to sit on the terrace.

We quickly popped in to the new Regatta Spa, which had amazing views to the sea and cliffs straight from the pool. Definitely want to take a dip there on my next visit (cause there for sure will be a next visit).

Hanko had a chill atmosphere, like everyone was on holiday and had no timetables or a place they needed to be. Listening to locals chat in Swedish also made me feel like I was somewhere else then Finland.

sincerelynoora

Samuji Pre-Fall 2017

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Loving every piece of the Samuji Pre-Fall collection. Summer has just barely started here in Finland, but nevertheless can’t help but think about those August and September evenings.

Samuji’s pre-collection designer, Jenni Väänänen, received a handwritten note with a portrait of Swiss journalist Annemarie Schwarzenbach, and just like that, she had a new muse. She pored over photographs of the traveler and writer from the 1930s, finding uncanny parallels between the androgynous adventure woman and the effortlessness and simplicity that are at the core of Samuji.
-Vogue.com

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Stripes in Hanko

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Me and Eva spent a great summer day in Hanko yesterday. Will share some more pics and tips later this week 🙂

I am an optimist and usually always see the positive side on everything – which is perhaps why I fall for things quite easily. I visited Tampere not that long ago and told you how the place charmed me – and so did Hanko. What a place, perfect summer city not too  far away from Helsinki (nor Turku). But more on that later…

Have a nice day!

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Breakfast: Levain

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Good morning,

Today started with the best possible way – with a good, big breakfast. Bakery and Eatery Levain in Punavuori has a great selection to choose from. The porridge was so good, big recommendations 🙂

The smell of fresh bread filling the eatery was quite a nice plus as well…

Levain
Kankurinkatu 6,
00150 Helsinki

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Brand of the Week: Studio Nicholson

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Nick Wakeman launched the first Studio Nicholson collection in 2010. She works only with the best materials available and draws inspiration from Japanese culture, architecture and interiors.

Working closely with experienced manufacturers in Italy, Portugal, Japan and the UK, Studio Nicholson garments are produced by specialists who intrinsically understand the ethos of the brand, and the perfection Nick strives for.
– Studio Nicholson

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