Saturday, June 30, 2012

I keep waiting to meet a man who has more balls than I do.

Helsinki, 17 degrees

Last weekend I followed my better half  when he went golfing for the first time. I'm not embarrassed to admit that I had only once before in my life come close to a golf course, and that was years ago, so I was excited about seeing what it is all about.

Lately I have been watching some golf on TV with him though, so I do have an idea about the game, but it's always a completely different thing to see it being played live. In addition, I've always liked golf clothing, almost as much as tennis clothing, since I find it very elegant. I was told by my boyfriend that one should always wear a top that has a collar, which I find very sophisticated.

So we headed for Nevas Golf, a golf course in Sipoo, the neighboring city from where my boyfriend comes from. I must say that I was surprised over the fact that the golf course was so pretty, don't you agree?

We went to a nine-hole golf course, and I was happy with the scenery - I especially liked the ponds, trees and waterlilies that I found at the golf course!

After watching my boyfriend play for about an hour, I wanted to try it myself! Since it was a quiet day on the golf course, I gathered my courage and tried to putt - and can you believe it - it went in the hole!!! I was super proud of myself!

Soon though, after trying different golf clubs, I realized this was merely beginner's luck. According to me, the most difficult part of golf is to vary between different clubs and managing to know the amount of force to use in hitting the ball. If one uses too much force, the ball naturally goes too long or fast. Tricky!

I must say, a small part of me thought golf was interesting, and I'm sure I'm going to try it in the future again - only in the mere company of my boyfriend of course.

Have you tried golf? What do you think about the game?

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Travel wardrobe

Helsinki, 17 degrees

Just let the wardrobe do the acting.

Since July is considered the holiday month here in Finland, I thought I would share with you this great spread that I found in women magazine Trendi telling about one's travel wardrobe. I still have two weeks left at work after this one, and then I'm back on holiday so that's why I'm interested in this matter!

The first outfit with black pants and a floral shirt is thought to be the ideal for flying. I think however that a skirt is not the best since it tends to get uncomfortable in the flight seats.

The second outfit with the yellow skirt and the print shirt is meant for work meetings, sightseeing or shopping. I think every girl needs at least one skirt that she can truly rely on. This outfit would go well also with a top or t-shirt, I think.

The third and last outfit is considered for dinner or going out in the evening. In the end, black is always a safe card. I like the fact that one can spice up the outfit with a colorful bag or for instance some statement jewelry.

When do you have your holiday, or will you work all summer? How much do you think about what you wear on holidays? Do you plan each outfit, or do you leave room for purchases on the spot?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Copenhagen: Carlsberg

Helsinki, 17 degrees

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pastel dots

Helsinki, 15 degrees

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Copenhagen: Tivoli

Helsinki, 20 degrees

Friday, June 22, 2012

Midsummer 2012

Helsinki, 21 degrees

Why this is very midsummer madness.

I'll continue with my Copenhagen pictures after the weekend, but this weekend can't be about anything else than MIDSUMMER! Midsummer is one of the biggest celebrations in Finland when we celebrate the longest amount of light during one day. Right now we have about 19 hours of light throughout the day, and that is definitely something worth celebrating! We usually celebrate Midsummer in the countryside with our families and/or friends, eat well and lit bonfires, but an increasing amount of people stay in the city to celebrate what we call city Midsummer. I plan to head to Sipoo, a city 40 minutes East of Helsinki, since that's from where my special someone is!

Remember girls that Midsummer is all about finding seven different flowers and putting them underneath your pillow at night, in order to dream about your future husband! At least that's what the Finnish tradition says..

Lately I've been crazy about floral crowns! I wonder if I can manage to make one tomorrow...






If you feel like me, here are the steps you need to take to make one yourself!


Happy Midsummer to all of you my dear readers! How will you celebrate the festivity?

Thursday, June 21, 2012


Helsinki, 20 degrees

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Helsinki, 19 degrees

Monday, June 18, 2012

We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye.

Helsinki, 14 degrees

I found a glimpse of the future so to say when I saw the pictures from Jason Wu's Resort pre-spring collection 2013 and I thought it would be nice to show you dear readers what lies ahead!

It seems next spring is all about interesting cuts, still bold colors but this time mainly yellow, orange, electric blue and green, and material combinations, e.g. chiffon and leather.

What do you say about these waistbags? A do or don't?

 I personally like the clutches in the collection as well, they look almost box like.

I've also liked the fact that the website Fashionising had picked out five resort collections that were inspired by art, and I wanted to present them to you here. Sculpture, painting, taxidermy... if it can be made a visual art, odds are fashion has used it as inspiration on more than one occasion.

Can you see the similarities between the finished outfits and the spark of inspiration they gathered from their so called Muses?

Prabal Gurung and Aaron Moran's fragmented sculptures

Anna Sui & the Art Nouveau movement

Helmut Lang and Kate MccGwire's artwork from feathers

Jason Wu and Mike Libby's Insect Lab that customizes real insect specimens with antique watch parts and other technological components 

Did you think when you saw the collection above that it was inspired by insects?

Giles & Classical sculpture

What collection inspired you the most? What are you mostly looking forward to next year fashionwise?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Underwater couture

Helsinki, 19 degrees

Friday, June 15, 2012

The surface of our eyes

Helsinki, 20 degrees

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Know thyself, or at least keep renewing the acquaintance.

Helsinki, 18 degrees

I promised to fill you in on my relaxing weekend at our summer cottage close by to Turku. Our summer cottage is located in Pargas, about 2½ hours from Helsinki by car. Pargas (Parainen in Finnish) is the only town in Finland surrounded by water on all sides.

This vigorous, idyllic town in the archipelago is known particularly for its lime works and Genuine Island Ginger Biscuits. Together with neighboring towns Nagu, Houtskär, Korpo and Iniö the “largest” archipelago town in the world has become reality. These five municipalities in Finland became one in 1.1.2009. With more than 10 000 islands and islets outspread over 5 500 square kilometres, of which 80 per cent is water, the beautiful archipelago sea is a pearl for the inhabitants, summer guests and tourists. 

For me it's a place to relax, and a place filled with childhood memories. As a child, I used to spend several months here summertime so I feel I have a strong connection to our summer cottage. I always discover new things about myself when going there.

Here my heart is at ease. Do you have a place that makes you feel relaxed and comfortable?