Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2015

February Fiest

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During my stay in Finland, Maria and I basically threw all of the healthy eating resolutions out the window and made a massive badge of buns with whipped cream and marmalade. These buns are apparently a tradition in Finland this time of year and I was eager to try out this sweet part of the Scandinavian culture. I don't have the recipe myself, but if you google "Semla" you will most certainly find a very similar one. 

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Montag, 23. Februar 2015

The Scandinavian Home

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During my recent trip to Finland I was able to stay at my friend Maria's house. I have always admired her great sense of style and wasn't surprised to see that her house was decorated with the same immaculate taste. Maria incorporates lots of Finnish and Scandinavian design in her home, along with some great finds from New York City. I loved that she has lots of plants and takes great care of them. Her gorgeous Hay chair was my favorite piece in the house and I love that she makes the place feel nice and cozy with lots of pictures and scented candles. For more pictures of Maria's home, visit her blog Dejiss.


Donnerstag, 19. Februar 2015

Cream

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IMG_1232 One of my favorite sweaters at the moment is this thick Italian Wool knit from Zara. It is great for layering and on warmer winter days I can even wear it without a coat.

Outfit:
Zara Knit
H&M pants
Ugg boots
Swatch watch
ebay bag

Montag, 16. Februar 2015

Fashionable Finland

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These photos are from my recent trip to Finland where I visited my lovely friend Maria. A little pre-moving stress getaway you could call it. I had a great time visiting Tampere and Helsinki.

What I'm wearing:
Leggings: H&M
White Tank: Zara
Cardigan: Zara
Bag: ebay
Necklace: Another Feather
Watch: Swatch
Rings: Inherited
Shoes: A Market in Vilanova, Spain

Samstag, 14. Februar 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

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Happy Valentine's Day!!! We moved house yesterday, so I have spent today running around with heavy boxes and trying to find a place for everything. My boyfriend surprised me with a bouquet of tulips after I had sent him off to buy some kitchen pans. Very sweet :) I made these brownie hearts last week in anticipation that I would be busy for the actual Valentine's day. I gave them to a few of my friends and my family. For the brownie mix I went for the Midor baking mix, because it is fast and it's actually my very favorite type of brownie. For the decoration I put in a bit more effort. I created a straight line through the heart with chopped pistachio nuts. The roses I made with green and red marzipan (find my tutorial here). This is a cute way to show some love, any day of the year!


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Donnerstag, 5. Februar 2015

The New Home - Office

Pictures from my Pinterest Page

The office is one of the most challenging rooms to decorate. It can quickly become a big pile of paperwork and "to-do's", and whatever pretty desk might be hidden underneath the disastrous mess completely disappears. The office area is even more challenging in our case because we don't have a designated room for it. This means our work space will either have to be in the living room or the bedroom and we will have to make sure it is organized neatly. My plan is to buy pretty cardboard boxes at Hay (see picture above) on my upcoming trip to Finland. An A4 sized box can hold all my paperwork and a smaller one will function as the junk-box where all the mess can be hidden away. Hopefully along the way I will come up with more strategies to keep our place tidy. I will keep you updated.

Montag, 2. Februar 2015

Winter Wonderland







          Last week I spent two days in the mountains, and I was lucky enough to pick the one day of the week with the perfect weather. I went for a long walk around Bettmeralp, had a tea in a cute mountain lodge and enjoyed the incredible view. Obviously, I had to take lots of pictures!