When everybody has been at fashion week here in Stockholm, I've been covered in NCS-S3000 N paint and working my biceps! So much work with the studio! Our retouching room and office is almost done. It's just the interior that we have to choose now. Today I painted the last bit of retouch room number two. We also managed to put up the kitchen table which came yesterday. There's so much work. Like A LOT! I can truly understand why people get a nervous breakdown when renovating a whole home or building a new house! So many options, solutions and questions to answer. The brain gets exhausted of all the thinking in numbers, millimeters and calculations! I will think twice before I ever even consider to build a new house from scratch.
today at kaffeverket
I met up with Alexsandra for some shopping today. I found a pair of flared pants with high rise from Weekday. Just what I've been looking for and the pair was on sale too. Just 80sek, what a catch! Later on we headed on to Kaffeverket at St. Eriksplan. That cappuccino with oat milk was so good. I can really recommend that place to you guys. There's a lot of raw, glutenfree and vegan treats and dishes to choose from! // Tonight I was supposed to hang out with some friends at a bar but since my stomach still hurts some I changed my mind. Instead I'll illustrate and paint! I feel creative!
wouldn't that be something for a movie night?!
As soon as we walked inside of the bunker in Berlin I said: "It smells like popcorn, it has to be popcorn somewhere here". I was right, big time! Look at all that popcorn! The popcorn machine was popping nonstop! The best part of Sammlung Boros in Berlin for sure! Images shot by the beauty Louise!
Chris (the photographer I work for) and I have been in renovation mode the last couple of days. I really felt in my muscles today that we've been working the whole week (painting walls and ceiling). On top of that I got so much stomach pains in the afternoon.. it still hurts bad. So it's good that I didn't have anything planned for tonight... besides Skype with my brother (he's on the line right now actually). However, a fun fact for you guys: this is my first weekend off in Stockholm since I moved here in October! Isn't that crazy?
fashion heroes berlin dinner
I'm wearing a knitted dress from monki
From the dinner with Fashion Heroes in Berlin! Thank you so much Rabattkalas for my weekend in Berlin... which was already two weeks ago! I feel so privileged to travel around the world and meet new people! This was truly a great experience! But the best part was to meet so many new bloggers and fashion loving people from all around Europe!
vegan dinner at soy in berlin
Me, Louise, Moa and Tobias at Soy in Mitte. Haha, all of us were taking photos so that the guests around us began to stare!
If you ever got to Berlin and crave yummy Asian food for a good price you should visit Soy in Mitte. An all vegan menu and so delicious food! Over all Berlin is a Mecka for Asian food and especially Asian Vegan food. I for one love this type of food so I didn't go to any other type of resturant during my stay there, really.... haha
new portfolio site
I have a new portfolio! Been working on this the last couple of weeks! What do you think? Check it out: www.ellensimone.com!
beautiful morning light
A few pictures from last week when Stockholm was covered in snow. The light outside that morning was truly beautiful, and I succeeded to catch it on camera just the way I experienced it! Anyhow, I somehow hurt a muscle in my back. The pain started yesterday between my spine and my right shoulder blade. It hurts so bad in some positions and movements, almost so much that I want to cry... I really hope it's better tomorrow... I hate this :(
snaps from berlin
Though Berlin wasn't beautiful I loved all the vintage stores there, and those stores where both beautiful and packed with clothes! In some of the vintage stores they sell clothes per kilo! So cool! I'm on my way from work to Johanna soon, we're gonna have a girls night in with movies!
new music - the xx
I've been listening to The XX's new album all week, mostly on the subway! The music video above is my favorite song from the album. Though, it was released as a single last year in November so you have probably heard it! Anyway, the whole album is available on Spotify. It's called I See You.
we have coffee
I got home pretty late yesterday, around 00:30. We, Tobias, Louise and I got a ride from Johanna's boyfriend from Arlanda. I am so thankfull! The plane was over 30 minutes late which lead to that I missed my buss and couldn't get home until 03:30.... so bad communications to Arlanda! Anyway, the first image is from a place called The Visit in Berlin and the other two's from a cozy café called Camon. Both to be find in an area called Kreuzberg in Berlin! Well, I have been working today so my room is still in chaos.... I have to get some order in here or else I'll become crazy.
hello from berlin
It's been two eventful days here in Berlin! With shopping competitions, sightseeing and dinners! I didn't bring my computer so I'll give you guys a lot more snaps when I'm back in Sweden again. The images above are from when we where heading to a pretty cool museum with modern art (pretty hard to get a grip about it all....) anyway... we're soon heading out to a mall to use up our gift cards and later on we're going to a rooftop for some drinks! I
up up and away to... berlin
Up up and away, to Berlin this time (as I told you guys yesterday). I took the buss to the airport at 8 in the morning and our plane left Stockholm half past ten. Now there's a lunch awaiting for me and the rest of the bloggers at head office. So nice to meet so many new inspiring people in the fashion and blog athmosphare. From all around Europe! I'll try to keep you guys updated here... otherwise I'll be posting more frequently on my instagram (as usual... my fave social media, for sure): @ellensimonea !
going to berlin
I'm invited to a trip to Berlin together with a bunch of other bloggers from Sweden, Denmark, Germany and France! We're flying in tomorrow and I'm really excited about it! The hotel we're staying at seems so nice too. I haven't traveled from Arlanda Airport for yeeaaaars so I don't remember at all what it looks like.... so I'm mostly nervous about how to find the right check-in desk and terminal haha... but I'm truly excited about this weekend and to meet new people and fashion bloggers!
my new (current) workspace
The workspace at the studio. Under construction though! I'm assisting and retouching for a photographer that's renovating a whole new studio in Stockholm. It's so much fun and what I moved up to Stockholm for! I'll be traveling a lot these upcoming weeks, both in work and freetime! Excited!
detail images from 2016
I've been working today so I'm continuing with these throwbacks of 2016 posts!
Some images from last year in January...
new years dinner! hello 2017!
Images from the dinner I had at my place yesterday. A little to clean today... I'll do that tomorrow though haha! No energy right now... Anyway I had a great new years eve yesterday and got home around 4 in the morning. My knee got fucked up and bloddy, I slipped on my way home :( hahahaha... so I have this huge bump on my knee, the yoga I have to do for a few days ahead will be fun...
I have more images to show you guys but this will do for now!
bye bye 2016
Bye bye 2016! You've been eventful, good and bad, fun and sad, but mostly great!
Let's celebrate today, a new year, the beginning of 2017!
yesterday and today
David and I went to Fotografiska yesterday. The first image is from their bookshop, I love walking around there and I want to buy all of them haha.... today we've been to the plant for lunch and walking around in Gamla Stan. David took the train home to Växjö a few hours ago and I've been to a meeting and got home one hour ago or so. Right now I'm planning a new years eve dinner! I'm working tomorrow as well so I'm on a tight schedule!
David and I had a really yummy lunch today at Babel Deli, Lebanese vegan mezze food. Mhmmm! Anyway, we got home a while ago and later in the evening we're going to Fotografiska!