garnacha gris

Hello, lovelies! Just a few photos from yesterdays date night. After I finished work I went to Enoteca for a cheeky wine while I waited for Cam. Was recommended this Garnacha (grenache?) Gris (info here) which was super refreshing and hit the spot perfectly. Cam had the same when he got there and before we headed out for pizza we stocked up on our Aesop. We're both obsessed. As a result of my overdose of Vitamin D (aka the SUN) last week, my face has started to peel, so I'm going to throw on a face mask (or maybe 2) now and munch on green olives with a glass of red while Cam cooks steak and sweet potato for dinner. YUM!

I've also decided to share my sexual assault story in regards to #metoo and that will be up on Sunday.

Stay tuned my loves, take care of yourself! x

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​one piece swim suit / ​lioness

It’s 5:30 pm on a Tuesday afternoon. I finished work at 2:30 and went for some light shopping. I was home by 3:30, sticky and exhausted from the heat. Packed some snacks, water and my book and here I am, still. It’s 5:30, it’s 32 degrees, the sun is still high and the sky is as blue as ever. The only thing missing is a cold beer and my baby.

Loving life x

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Good afternoon peeps, how are we?
My weekend (Sun-Mon) has been an absolute delight. I've spent most of both days on the rooftop getting a tan. I cannot quite wrap my head around that this is just the beginning of Summer. I've never before had the reassurance that this weather is here to stay for the next 5-6 months. In Europe, you have to seize every sunny day, because there's no assurance it'll stay that way. So thankful that I'll have a pool to jump into when the days get too sticky or too hot to handle. So, so thankful.

When the sun disappeared behind the building yesterday I went down to change into gym gear for an intense session. After a week of a dry throat and a runny nose, I can really feel how weak I've become again but I still pushed myself until my legs and arms were shaking. Today I started the day with a delicious (!!!) green smoothie bowl at my local café and went then home to make a cup of coffee to bring upstairs with me. Stayed a bit longer today and after one last dip I went down for a cool shower.

Now Cam's cooking dinner - Indian curry type thing and I'll plan my lunch for tomorrow. Need to take care of the laundry now, so until next time lovelies.

Have a lovely week! xxx

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Hello babes, how's the week been? I've just had my first "real job week" with 5 normal shifts and it's been really good. The weather is definitely getting better here now and I can so tell it's affecting everyone's moods. It's so lovely!

It's Sunday morning/early afternoon and I'm placed on my balcony, naked with a big cup of coffee, catching some rays! In a few I'll head up to the pool and hang there for the rest of the day, but I wanted to update the blog first (and yes, this entire post I wrote by hand first, because ain't nobody can see nothing on a screen in the sunshine).

Yesterday Cam and I had a little date night! This week and next week we won't have the same days off, so we went out for dinner to make up for it. We both felt like fried chicken and natural wine, so we went to Belle's Hot Chicken and ordered just that. The wine we had was an orange sav. blanc (if I remember correctly) and it tasted like cloudy apple juice with a citrusy twist. I love love love sour wine/beer and I love love love orange wine in particular. If you ever get the chance to try one, do! It's so different and refreshing!

​The sun is moving quickly off our balcony so I better take this party to the roof. I'll speak to you later!
Enjoy your Sunday! ♡​

Ps. My morning/evening routine is still in the making. Need to figure out how I want to do it. Will be up soon, stay tuned! Ds.

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Hey guys! How are you? I'm feeling a bit better today, less dry - more husky.
After work, I went on a little shopping spree and got a couple essentials. Folders and a notebook for the visa application (I need all the organisation help I can get..), a belt and a couple of socks from Topshop as well as a new pair of work shoes. I've heard good things about Dr. Martens and their quality so I feel like this could be a great investment. They might be a bit of a pain to wear-in but I'm really happy and I cannot wait for tomorrow morning (lol?).

Cam seems to believe we could go for a little gym session before work tomorrow. I do not believe he'll agree to wake up that early, but we'll see. Hopefully, the joke's on me.

Have a great week beautiful people, speak soon! x

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Cinnamon Bun Day

So I managed to bake some Swedish Cinnamon Buns last week! And yes I did burn the egg glace on top a tad, and I couldn't find any pearl sugar, but other than that they turned out great! I'm allergic to dairy, so I used dairy free butter and almond milk. You could not tell the difference. Let me know if you want me to share the recipe, as it's way easier than it might seem.

Now it's Sunday afternoon and I feel a bit under the weather. I just got home from work about an hour ago and I'm sipping on a cup of tea while Cam's cooking dinner. My throat is itchy, I'm coughing and my head feels drowsy. I hate being sick. Will grab the blanket and binge watch Homeland on the couch and munch ice cream to make myself feel better.

I hope you've all had a great weekend! x

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Hey guys, I always get heaps of people asking how I edit my photos, so I thought I'd share it here on the blog once and for all. I've been using the same basics for quite a while now although I've had phases with different filters and contrast over the last few years (if you scroll down my Instagram you can clearly notice when a new filter phase has begun). I don't like heavily edited photos, I prefer natural light, natural brightness with an addition of a good filter as the icing on the cake.

I'll run you through my basic steps:

The left one is the original photo. I'm using my iPhone 7 for all my photos and the natural light is the deal breaker for me. If I don't have enough natural light I simply won't even bother taking a photo, because I know I won't be able to do anything with it/post it anywhere. The filter I've used here on the right photo is C8 from VSCO. I always stick to a few different ones and my favourites at the moment are C8 and C9 (you'll have to buy the extension pack for a cheap penny). Sometimes I'll decrease the intensity if it becomes "too much of a filter" but as you can see it's quite warm and with a bit of increased contrast.

So the left photo here is the same as the right one above. What I've done to the right photo here is whitened the dullness, such as the pizza carton, the magazines, the table as well as the floor, using Facetune 2 (the free version). I’ve kept the vibrancy of the plant, the Vogue magazine and the pizzas. If the colours aren’t vibrant enough I’ll increase the vibrancy a tad as well.

Again, the left one here is the same as the right one above. Up until recently, I would leave it like that but now I’m a fan of the old school, dusty look and I add that with the Afterlight app (cheap iTunes purchase).

I hope this makes sense and please do let me know if there's any confusion anywhere. I'm happy to explain further! Here's what it can look like from first to last step next to each other. This time with the C9 filter, which has more of a cold tone rather than a warmer one.

I hope you've found some inspiration for your own editing!
Until later X

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Loavies

I couldn't contain myself, I just had to show you a little sneak peak of my new pants from Loavies (here).
I absolutely cannot wait to wear these! Outfit will be up soon.

It's Thursday night which means pizza & wine night, and tonight we're topping it off with a movie. Just heading out to pick up our pizza right now so better get to it. Speak later lovelies x

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There’s nothing better than the first cup of coffee in the morning. It was so nice to arrive early to work this beautiful morning for a little cup (read: two) before I started.

Now I’m on a crowded tram on my way home and thinking about baking cinnamon buns when I get home. I mean, it’s the 4th October which means cinnamon bun day in Sweden. (Yes for real. We’ve got a day to celebrate cinnamon buns.) Awesome right?

I also received a parcel from Loavies yesterday that I'll show you possibly tomorrow! And will also do a "morning/evening routine" in the next couple of days as well. Is there anything specific that you're curious about, don't hesitate to let me know. I'd love to hear! Maybe what products I use, what products I can't live without, what I'd never leave the house without etc.

Now I need to get off the tram! Speak later! x

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Market Lane Coffee

Good evening my faithful readers, how are we?
Today I did my first official shift at my new job, and I had such a good time. It feels so good to be 'part of a team' again after my 2 weeks off. I had so much fun! As soon as I got home, after kissing Cam's whole face, I went straight up to the gym for a quick arm session followed by a few lengths in the pool. I can't get over how happy I am with the pool. Swimming is such a good full-body workout as well, WIN-WIN!

Now we've just had dinner and I'm so sore I can barely move. It feels so incredibly great to be back at the gym and in healthy routines! Now Cam's watching the rugby grand final and I'm finding lunch-inspiration at Pinterest. I will start bringing lunch boxes to work. If you're sitting on a great recipe for a delicious pasta salad etc. please do let me know! I'm not a brilliant cook so I need all the help I can get.

Thank you! ✩

(Obs. The pictures from the shop are taken last year)

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