Beneath all the salad is a raw food pizza with cashew cheese, sundried tomatoes and pesto! Truly delicious! I had this lovley dish togeather with Alexsandra at HälsoCafét last Friday. So nice to see her again!
a season of knits
I forgot that to show you better images of this knitted sweater yesterday, but... better late than never.... So beautifully knitted, isn't it? It's actually from Vero Moda, and you can find it in stores now. Today I'm working until 18:30 and going to a Halloween party direct after work! Which means I need to bring all my Halloween clothes and stuff to work haha. I'm excited! Although... I'm working tomorrow too so I can't party to hard! I hope you guys have a really nice Saturday!
on my plate lately
I've eaten a lot of brussel sprouts lately, either oven baked or fried in olive oil! Brussel Sprouts together with a rich tomato sauce is so tasty! I always give my tomato sauce a lot of love so I left this one to a simmer for almost 2 hours! Yummy! I've been working for a few hours today and later on in the afternon I'm heading to Södermalm for dinner with Alexsandra, I haven't seen her in a long while, but finally!
Today is my only day off until next Saturday so I have a lot of work in front of me! Sooo I've spent this forenoon inside doing laundry and just takning it easy. I have a meeting early in the evening which I hope still is on! The knitted sweater I'm wearing above is new by the way, I'll show you better images of it tomorrow! So beautiful knitted and comfy!
I'm off to work soon! It's chilly in the apartment today so I felt for a warm sweater with comfy pants, so this is what I'm wearing.
Pants from Monki two years ago and the Sweaters from an Urban Outfitters store in New York!
Today have been a really long day for me... and a little chaotic. So this image above really describes my position right now! Which is in bed in front of the TV almost sleeping!
the 30 day yoga challenge
Here's the challenge! 30 days of Yoga! I did my first workout this morning and it felt great. I need this badly. My body feels stiff and when the dark hours of the winter season takes over the days I won't go out running (hell no to run around in the dark, so scary!). Beeing a "yogi" sounds so good in my ears, so I will go all in. Anyway, Julia, my bae who lives in Oslo, is with me on this challenge which is awesome!
I've done some of Adriene's Yoga videos before and I think she's great. She explains good and have a comfortable voice to listen to. Also, the video quality is good, but more importantly: good sound quality! Well, here's the first video in her 30 day of Yoga challenge and this is just an introduction. Are any of you guys with Julia and me on this? Or have you done this challenge before? Tell me!
It's so easy breezy too! You will only need a computer-screen or tv-screen, something comfy on your body (I wear cotton shorts with a tanktop) and a yoga/workout mat, or just a towel! How convenient? No excuses!
I just had to join in on this thing. Anyway... I wonder what the world will look like if he wins the election. I'm rooting for Hillary, as every sane man would do, in my opinion. However, on to something a little more exciting! Julia and I are taking on a new challenge, a 30 day challenge actually! I'll tell you all about it tomorrow!
yesterday - moon city boys
Images from yesterday of Julia and me, and a picture of the band Moon City Boys. We, a couple of girls, went to a place called Strand at Hornstull. We saw, among others, Moon City Boys. Awesome music by awesome girls! Search for them on Spotify! Tonight I am staying in. Rebecca is visiting me for the first time since I moved to Stockholm! We have a dinner and a movie night planned, which is perfect since it's really boring weather... windy, grey, wet and cold :(. I am not eager to go to the supermarket I'll tell you!
friday feeling - Ain't My Fault
I know a lot of people, or at least some of my friends, don't like Zara Larsson for her attitude. But I respect her for that. Of course, I don't agree with everything she says but at least she got the gut to express herself and stand for it! We need more women like that in this world! Women with dedication and inner power! I for one love this new video by Zara. It breathes power and she's going to make it to the top, taking one step at the time! You go girl!
I so so so so sooo want to do a nude minimalistic shoot. I've had this idea in my head for a while now and I hope to shoot it soon! I'm working today and I won't be home until around 18 this evening. Almost weekend now guys!
My look today! I'm soon on my way into the city for 30 min off work, haha, I know.... it sounds weird.
But I'm learning how to close the shop I'm working at!
I've been hanging out with Kamilja today. Agnes joined us for a little while too. We had a cup of coffee at Café Rival at Mariatorget. Such a nice place! I couldn't stay for too long though, since I had work in the afternoon. At the moment I'm home, planning dinner and looking at an old episode of the Swedish version of "Masterchef". I'm not sure what to cook for dinner, probably roasted vegetable with hummus! I love hummus!
Hello guys! Another of my daily updates... sometimes I'm thinking of updating just a few times a week instead of every day. So, what difference would that make? Well.. more text and "denser/bigger" posts with more images as well. But then, should it be every other day or just when I have something to write about or show you guys? In the end I think that I would forget and the blog would lack "frequency", if you get what I mean. At the moment I do have time to give you guys daily updates. Although, I am considering to update only 4 times a week or something like that since I don't know how much I'll work every day! What are your thoughts about that? Would you like to have fewer but "bigger" posts? Or is it good as it is?
However, over to this day. I've been working with my business today. Getting everything in order, I've also been going through my personal economy. It's a huge difference to earn money and live on your own instead of working and live with your parents... I have no clue about what my salary will be in October and November... sooo... I hope I'll get enough for rent haha. Oh and almost forgot, Elle came in the mail today so I'll take a break from work now, make myself a cup of coffee and read the magazine. I wish you guys a lovely Monday evening!
Today has been my only day off this week. I spent the other half of today together with Johanna at Skansen. It's beautiful there, but I don't like the zoopart at all. I feel so so soo bad for all the wild animals that are kept in way too small inclosure. But there's a lot more to Skansen than the zoo. So I enjoyed looking at the beautiful gardens and buildings!
summer of 2016 part 3
a few more memories from this summer
Today I woke up at 7. Yeap, that's pretty early for a Saturday... but I'm working today again and I had some stuff to fix. I won't get home until late tonight. I'm heading straight to some friends after work today and we'll cook some dinner and have a board game night! I'm excited about that! Board games are so underestimated!
New in from Vero Moda, a great tip for you guys! So cozy and warm!
I'm working tomorrow again, so... tonight I'll be staying at home and probably watch the Swedish version of Idol haha... anyway, I'm pretty tired from working several days in a row so it suits me fine to hang at home tonight!
october last year
Images from october last year, I was living in Brande in Denmark at the time. During that month I visited Akvilé in beautiful Aarhus, hung out with Felicia and Kamila in Copenhagen and traveled back home to Växjö where I among other things had a lovely brunch with my best friend Julia! I miss hanging out with all these gals!
I'm soon on my into the city again for a fun thing! I'll tell you guys tomorrow!
dinner with k
Last Sunday when Kamilja and I made dinner together! She's so beautiful my old friend. We've known eachother since we were babies and our mothers are old friends aswell! I hope that our children, if we ever get some, will be friends in the future too, that would be a beautiful story! Anyhow I'm working at the moment and later on today I'll meet up Amanda, a friend from Växjö, for a cup of coffee!
images from this morning, top from river island and pants from gina tricot
Today I woke up 5 minutes before I got a text massage from my new boss, about whether I could jump in and work a few hours (someone called in sick). Isn't that so weird? Waking up just in time for a call or text... Sometimes I feel like a person with psychic abilities... anyway, I just got home and I'm about to cook some dinner. I'm working tomorrow aswell so I'll take it easy at home!
When I have a lot on my mind I often turn to sketching. To me it's relaxing. I've been sketching a lot lately, this little drawing above is from today. And yeah... it has been chaos today with different job offers and such... my head is chaos, but I really hope it will sort out to my advantage tomorrow!
window in progress
The window in my room, and it's in progress! As you guys can see, the little cactus need a pot (?) haha, we forgot to get one during the move last weekend. I want to plant different kitchen herbs, like basil, oregano and my favourite cilantro! But first I have to buy some soil and seeds! At the moment I'm cleaning my room and waiting for Kamilja to arrive! We will cook dinner together and have a chill evening!
summer of 2016 part 2
Summer memories part 2.
I'm really tired right now. It have been an eventfull week. Three interviews plus work and I just moved in! On top of that I have been sick too, so it's been extra tiring trying to give all that extra energy you have to give on interviews. It's already tiring when you're healthy sooo yeah, you get it! Anyway, I'm not sure of what's happening tonight. I may join Frida and her boy Niklas to a gig but I don't know if I have the energy for it!
an image of the poodles when performing at a private party which I shoot this summer
I just got home a few minutes ago, and I am really tired. I woke up at 05:30 today since I began work at 07:00 at Vero Moda. At the moment I have some extra hours there and I'll be working there tomorrow aswell! As you may guess it will be a calm and early evening for me tonight. I am not used to waking up that early in the morning!
i'll be honest with you...
Image of me this afternoon, from instagram @ellensimonea
So I'll be honest with you guys. I've been looking for jobs here in Stockholm. At first, it felt impossible to find anything. So I went out on every limb I felt was possible, but all of a sudden I have 3 job offers in front of me and 2 possible job offers. One is ICA (which I hope to be able to skip soon) and the rest of them besides one is fashion stores. Nothing that I really want to work with since it's photography and retouching I am here to do. So until I'll find a job as an assistant or retoucher I have to work with something or anything. The job I know I'll get around with, financially, is, sadly, the most boring one, but the other two fashion stores has not enough hours for me. Hopefully, I can take the one with most hours and combined it with the more fun store that has fewer hours to offer me. But who knows, maybe the store I think is a little boring turns out to be really fun? I have to give it a shot, or at least... that is what I am thinking of doing. I hope to get it all sorted in the end of next week. Anyhow, as you may understand... there is for sure chaos in my head at the moment. Well, Tomorrow I'll work from 7-16, so I wish I feel a lot better tomorrow than I do today. The skin under my eyes is still red and swollen, plus that my throut still hurts :(.
amazing light and illness
The forenoon light in my room. I'v been feeling pretty weird today. It began with coughing yesterday at work (I didn't get home until 00:00....). My throat was still sore and talking with customers at ICA on top of that made it even worse. Anyhow, I got through it in the end, and actually without any major problems. So today when I woke up, my sense of balance wasn't any good. Probably due to that my ears are blocked and my hearing feels a bit weird? Also the skin under my eyes is red and a bit swollen, it itches too :/. So, as expected, I haven't done a lot today, just sketching, taking a walk and some cleaning. I really hope I get well soon. I hate being sick, especially when the weather's wonderful outside, and furthermore, just moved to Stockholm. Hello?! I wanna do fun stuff!
A great way to use old pallets! Mom and dad took this image last week when they were on vacation on Sardinia in Italy. I've been on an interview today and now I'm soon off to work. I'm working late, 23:15... and my throat is still pretty sore :(.
braised fennel wedges with saffron & tomato / green kitchen stories
I found a few old images I've never shown you guys of a yummy plate of food which I cooked last winter. This is one of Green Kitchen Stories recipes, you'll find it here. How did it taste? It was delicious! I really enjoy saffron in food so if you do too, I would recomend this dish!
making myself at home
My parents have been so great this weekend! Thank you for all the help mom and dad, love you so much! I am almost done with this corner of my room. It's chaos on the other side haha... anyway, I think we, frida and I, are going to feel at home here. I have a lot of stuff to fix, but first I need something to eat, so hungry right now!
on the move
The "I've been up since 05:30" face, shot in the car. I'm driving up with a big trailer to Stockholm today. I'm bringing so much stuff... I wasn't prepared for that amount... but since the apartment, that Frida and I are going to live in, is empty we have to furnish it ourselves! Oh well... and no, I'm not driving, my kind father is!