Vintage postcard from Helsinki

Helsinki, -5 degrees

One of my colleagues found this vintage illustration of Helsinki and I thought it was so stunning that I just had to share it with you! Can you believe it's from year 1969? Good design is timeless. Like I said yesterday in my post, Helsinki is the greatest lady to work with so the drawing hit the nail right on the head!

And especially today I got to make a shout out to all my female readers! Happy Women's Day to all of you! ♡ I had a great day at work and I came home to cleaned apartment, thanks to my wonderful boyfriend who surprise tidied it up, and to find a beautiful red rose standing on the living room table! What could beat that? How was your day?

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I know that in Italy women are usually given beautiful yellow mimosa flowers for women's day. Do you have a special flower that women receive on this particular day?

Some time ago some of you gave me some great feedback on having videos on my blog, so I thought I would share a video, not of me, but actually I do appear in it at the time: 2.11.


It's in Swedish, as it is my mother tongue and the video was made last Friday when I went to follow a discussion about the Finnish food culture in Helsinki.

As some of you might know, I write about food, mainly restaurants and cafés on my work place blog. That blog is very different from my personal one, since it's the official tourism blog of the City of Helsinki. 

Don't get scared though, even if you don't understand the language of the video, you might want to look at the video to see how the café was that I went to. I mentioned also in my earlier blog post but for those of you who've missed it, I think it's interesting since the café was internet controlled. You'll see that while people are talking, the tables and chairs of the café keep on moving. Quite a funny idea actually. Have you seen something like it before? What do you know aboout the Finnish food culture? Can you name a dish?

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  1. Love this vintage Helsinki drawing, that lips is charming :)

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    1. Great! Yeah the lips are quite lovable! :)

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  2. The vintage illustration is so cool! My test blog was created because I do designs for people and want to see what they'd look like in blog form xx

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    1. Thank you Sarah, glad you like it! :) How lovely that you do design, it's a good idea to make a blog out of them!

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  3. That is such a lovely postcard! And how sweet that women receive flowers in Italy on this day!
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    1. Thank you Shannon! Don't you receive flowers on women's day??

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  4. Happy Womens Day to you dear! Hope you had a great one. Thanks for your comment, what I surprised me most in the video is the beautiful architecture and diverse cultural that lies within Helsinki. Also the natural beauty is wondrous. Yes, so exciting that it will be in South Africa, I do hope that you will be able to come for it!

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    1. Thank you Sam! :)
      Do you think the prices will go up for next year since it's a theme year or will they stay the same? Do you already know something about the program to come?

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  5. love that vintage iustration!
    super cute!
    xoxo dear=)

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