2 days in Tampere

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Greetings from Tampere,

It takes only 1,5 hours by train from Helsinki to Tampere. I have been to the city couple times, but it’s been a while since my last visit. And this time the city really charmed me. If you have time, let me tell you more about our visit.

On our fist day we had a guided tour in the new Moomin museum – and what a magical place it was! The white, hippo-like Moomins are Finnish literature characters created by the much‐loved Swedish‐speaking Finn, writer and artist Tove Jansson in the 1940’s.  After the initial success of the comic strips and books, Moomins grew into a world-wide phenomenon through puppet animations and Japanese-style cartoons. The author Tove Jansson had such an interesting life and I was excited to see some of her sketches and hear the stories behind her books. As a kid I remember watching the show from tv, but I have never read any of her books. After the tour I decided to get a copy immediately.

After the museum we hopped in a car and visited the Pyynikki observation tower, since they have perhaps the best view over the city and for sure the best doughnuts in the city 😉 We continued to explore the beautiful wooden houses in Pispala. This unique architectural area of well preserved small wooden houses rests on the slope of an ancient glacial ridge just 2.5 kilometres outside of Tampere. Once a low-cost living quarters for factory workers and artists, it is now a high-end residential area.

After strolling around in Pispala we continued to Tallipiha, a cute and historical area with little shops and cafes. We also popped into the Finlayson store and wandered the beautiful painted streets. After walking around we ended up in Tapas Bar Inez for an evening snack.

The next morning we had a big breakfast at our hotel. We stayed in Torni Hotelli right next to the train station. The location was perfect and they have a cool sky bar on the top floor, with a great view over Tampere.

We headed to Särkänniemi amusement park around noon and ended up staying two hours there. Even if you are not interested in the rides the atmosphere of the place just makes you happy. We walked back to the centre, popped into some shops and had a delicious mushroom waffle in Vohvelikahvila, a cute Waffle Cafe in the centre.

Next time, would love to visit Tampere during December with all the christmas lights and markets, I am sure that would be magical.

sincerelynoora

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Summer Evening Twirls

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Gosh, how can it be July already? I am still waiting for those proper summer days when you can leave the house without a jacket… let’s see if we get them this year 😀

Tomorrow I am heading to Tampere for work and I am really looking forward to it. It has been a while since I’ve been there and we have a lot of cool places on our list where to visit.

Have a nice day!

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Brand of the Week: KHAITE

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KHAITE

Last year, a mysterious Instagram account had every editor in New York wondering: “What’s Khaite?”. In a few weeks they found out, Khaite was a new line of luxurious classics by Catherine Holstein.

Launched in Fall 2016, KHAITE is a women’s ready-to-wear collection that finds confidence in contrast of masculine and feminine, strength and softness, structure and fluidity, classic and modern. Each piece proposes a fresh balance of opposing elements while embodying a signature sensuality and ease.
-KHAITE

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Midsummer Wedding

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Top Samsøe & Samsøe / Skirt Marimekko

Had such a fun and emotional day yesterday at a friends wedding in Porvoo. We laughed, cried and laughed some more. I bought this beautiful, blue Marimekko skirt specially for the party – but I am hoping to wear it many, many times more this summer.

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Rhododendron Park

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Pants Zara / Bag Indiska / Jacket Monki

Happy Midsummer! This is probably the first time I am spending it in the city. I usually always go back home and to the countryside – but tomorrow I am going to a friends wedding in Porvoo, which is why I am staying in Helsinki this year.

Me and Eva had a fun night yesterday at the island of Lonna at Stadin Juhannus. Was so nice to sail back to the city as the sun was slowly setting, Helsinki looked so beautiful and yet again felt so happy to live here.

The flowers are in full bloom at the Rhododendron Park in Haaga and today we went there for a little walk. In the afternoon we cycled in Kaivopuisto with the rental city bikes. Such a nice and chill day 🙂

Have a great weekend!

xx

Altuzarra Resort 2018

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Altuzarra Resort 2018

The designer Joseph Altuzarra told he was watching a lot of movies that had to do with corporate uniforms — ‘American Psycho,’ ‘Working Girl’,  – he took workwear staples, broke them down and put them back together.

The first look is my absolute favorite, the colors, the material,  the layers = perfection!

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Blue & Pink

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Shirt Monki / Skirt Country Road / Bag Indiska

Summer holiday flights are booked and I just simply can’t wait to go to the beach and exploring new streets, shops and restaurants. Going to Portugal and France in August – so excited 🙂

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70’s Bangs

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To cut or not to cut? I really like this 70’s style shaggy look with the messy bangs. I have had bangs before (was so in love with Nelly Furtado on this video :D) but growing them out was such a pain. On the other hand it was quite a long time ago and the idea of cutting my hair seems quite tempting again…

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