My camera is living its own life. I had to take the pictures of my new hair in this weird way, because my camera has decided to now only take pictures on “selfie mode”. And makes all my pictures yellow nowadays 🙁 But love my hair! Thank you Samer.
I thought I would introduce you guys to my hair colorist.
I do have a couple that I go to depending on which country I’m in. This is whenever I am in Stockholm, Sweden.
His name is Samer and he is a genius when it comes to coloring. Since I originally have black hair its is quite hard to turn that into blond, which I have been for some time now. Anyone who have gone true this, knows that you cannot just switch from black to blond without an very good colorist. Samer is that, whenever I go to him, I can fully trust that he knows his job.
Its very important to do some research and be willing to spend some money whenever you want to color your hair. Otherwise your hair can turn orange or in worst case, you can completely damage your hair. Go to Samer if you are ready for a change with your hair, you wont be disappointed.
For more information on what he specifically did on my hair or for bookings follow him on Instagram : @samerhairstyles ____________________________________
The other day I meet up at Ponds with one of my friends that I had not seen in many years. I though it was about 8 years ago which is a damn long time. It was actually 13 years since I saw her last time…13 YEARS!
She had not changed one bit. Still beautiful on the inside and out. Funny and sharp haha .Think that is one of her qualities that I admire the most.
The way I would describe Måne Beate is something between; loose and careless mixed with elegant and graceful. Not many people can manage that. She does it perfectly.
While I was somehow trying to recap whats been going on in my life I realized how much can happen in ones life over 13 years.
And I loved hearing about her life, about everything that’s been going on. Life sure is a roller coaster, for all of us. Its the same, just different stories for all of us.
This time in Sweden I discovered something interesting about myself. I noticed that I “study” people I am interacting with in a more conscious way. And I’ve made sure to make a note for myself every time this happens. I read somewhere that instead of trying to learn something or do something from scratch, when inspired by something, for instant a quality someone has, we copy that. For instant, whenever I am with someone, I try to really listen to them, learn from their stories. And if I notice a quality that I like about them, I will implement that into my life.
I think we all do this subconsciously and that be dangerous. But if we notice this we can then choose just the qualities we want.
The reason why I even mentioned this is because of those qualities Måne has. Fun and elegant at the same time. Love that about her. We already made another date before I leave of course. xx
Yesterday after I met my friend Måne for a long lunch I got picked up by Sara and her amazing little daughter Julia. The plan was to meet up with the rest of her family in Sigtuna for dinner. Its quite a drive to Sigtuna from Täby, about 40 minutes. Not in Australian terms haha but here in Sweden you usually don’t drive 40 minutes to someones house. In Sweden that’s like driving to another town hahah.
But I enyojed the drive, got to catch up with Julia who is one of my top five children I know. The way she looks, talkes and behaves is not like any other child. She is more like an character from a Disney movie.
And I’m not the only one saying that. An example of her is this; a family friend asked the other day if they could get a hug from her. Julia’s answer is this; ” No thank you, I don’t want to give you a hug, last time I hugged you, you smelled like farts”. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I mean how can you not love her!?
When we arrived we all went for a walk next to the lake, then sat down for some coffee and ice cream. I cant remember the name of this cafe’ but its just by the water and really cute. They had alot of salads and baked goods. All made at this coffee shot and it looked and smelled delicious. And their garden was super pretty. If you want to see pictures of something typical Swedish, this is it!
We had a late dinner at my aunty’s place, around 8 pm because nobody was really hungry and as usual she made food for an whole army and there was a take away bag for all of us as well. Family is the best.
Here is some pictures from my lovely Saturday. I started with waking up at 6am, did some meditation, work, small breakfast. And then at 9am I got super tired and went back to bed like a weirdo for about an hour. Not like me at all!
Forced myself to get up, had a shower and made plans to go to my cousins house, we planed to get some tan in her backyard. Its rarely very sunny in Sweden so you have to capture the moment as soon as the sun is out!
But of course we got tired of just lying there so after an hour or two we took the whole family out to the city for some shopping. Very bad idea. It was hot and humid. Everyone else had apparently decided to do the same. And it was a massive sale going on. So I took her three children for some ice coffee and cake at NK while Mona and John did his shopping. So much nicer.
Around 6pm we all started to get hungry and I was promised one of the best sushi restaurants in the city.
It called Raw Sushi & Grill and its located at Rörstrandsgatan 9 on St Eriksplan in Stockholm. I can recommend this place to all you sushi lovers visiting or living in Stockholm.
I also had 2 cocktails, of course 🙂 It felt like a “must do” on a beautiful summer nights like that.
First the one I always take; Whiskey Sour, not a hit at this place unfortunately. Second, I had an Raspberry Mojjito, which was much better.
The plan was to finish te evening with a movie at their place but in the car on the way back I felt that maybe its time to go back to the apartment. I had been with them since breakfast haha
Love days like this. I want to spend as much time as possible with the people I love here in Sweden before returning back home.
Have a great night amore’s. xx
Today has been a day spent in the city. I left to meet my cousin Sara and she walked with me while I did some of errands. Fist stop was the camera store where we kindly asked Mats (the owner) to take some pictures of us in front of one of their fancy light equipment. I love the light it puts in your face! This equipment probobly have a pretty name but I just know it as “light thing that makes you prettier”.
Then it was lunch time and we walked down Kungsgatan towards a Korean place with one of the best Bibimbap in Stockholm. At least in my opinion. Sara tried their Bento Box and she loved it. The only “negativity” one can say about this place one could say is that their portions are too big. I never manage to finish it unfortunately. Then Sara wanted to do some shopping so I kindly walked with her for a while. I usually don’t like shopping, especially with someone. But I finally convinced her to have a coffee instead at Wienercafee’t. I always try and visit this pretty place whenever I am in Sweden. Love their interior design.
Around 5pm, I exchanged Sara for my friend Suzie. She left work early to come meet me since she is leaving town for a week and there is a big possibility that I am in Australia by the time she’s back.
We choose to eat something small at Hotel Diplomat. We sat and talked for an hour or two before heading back.
Now I just had a super hot bath, watched some Masterchef Australia, the only one worth watching. I am sitting looking at my Visa, Insurance and flight tickets. Soon time for bed. Alot going on tomorrow and I want to wake up earlier than my usual 7:30 am. Have a great day wherever you are. xx
Sorry sorry sorry for my absence. But these last days all my time and energy has been going towards spending time with family and friends. I released today that my sister and my mum are leaving in just a couple of days so I want all my focus to go to them. I will soon leave this place and go home, until then I think I will do alot of typical “Swedish” stuff. Promise that I am going to try to take you guys with me 🙂
Lets start with yesterdays lovely BBQ…
We had a bbq evening that never ended haha. When you live abroad as me and my sisters, its always extra fun to spend some time and just hang out with friends and family. Just wish Ambrose was here. Swedish summer and bbq. So many memories from growing up here 🙂
Some nice places I can recommend for when you visit Stockholm:
Yesterday I drove to the airport ( way to early out of excitement ) to pick up my 2 sister !!
Had not seen them in about 11 months so was sitting here in the car counting the minutes until their plane arived from Barcelona. Also found one of my favorites on Snap while I was waiting hahaha So damn good!
This is tradition. I am always going to a hotel breakfast with Hanie and Jasmin when we are together in a country together. Always have, always will. This is Hotel Rival in Stockholm. Can highly recommend this place. Think they even have won an award for their breakfast.
After some shopping me and Jasmin sat down at Strandvägen 1 for a coffee break. Waiting for Hanie who had a meeting with the bride and groom to a wedding she is gonna be the photographer for.
I also got to see my dear friend Caroline. We released that we have not seen each other in 8 years. 8 years !!?!?!
She has 2 lovely children now and they live on the canary islands.
Lunch at Barfota. The cocktails, service, atmosphere, location and surroundings were 9/10. The food unfortunately only gets 5/10. Sometimes you just have to pick whats more important. Usually I would say ; The Food, but we had such a great time there and this place had so many good qualities so it was kind of okey that the food was not top quality.
Walk along the beachfront. Filled with ice cream bars and restaurants to pick from. Great for PW, biking, and sunbathing. Very child friendly as well.
Helsingborg is filled with beautiful buildings and cozy little cobblestone alleys.
Reminded me those of small charming villages in Italy.
Suzie & Åsa 🙂
When you are drunk and trying to check out some of the art in Copenhagen 🙂
These are the last pictures from our short trip. Hope you guys got some tips. Let me know if you need more information. I think its safe to say that when visiting Sweden, try not just get “stuck” in Stockholm. The capital is truly beautiful and worth visiting but what I am trying to say is that Sweden has alot more to offer.
Happy exploring! xx