Holiday, celebrate!

Helsinki, 12 degrees


Holiday Celebrate
Holiday Celebrate

If we took a holiday
Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice

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Everybody spread the word
We`re gonna have a celebration
All across the world
In every nation
It`s time for the good times
Forget about the bad times, oh yeah
One day to come together
To release the pressure
We need a holiday

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You can turn this world around
And bring back all of those happy days
Put your troubles down
It`s time to celebrate
Let love shine
And we will find
A way to come together
And make things better
We need a holiday

Holiday Celebrate
Holiday Celebrate

Holiday Celebrate
Holiday Celebrate

Holiday, Celebration
Come together in every nation

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These last few days have been all about preparing for my two-week-long holiday!

Friday passed by in a blur since I had to hurry up to be able to finish all my work duties before going on holiday! Friday afternoon and evening was later devoted to holiday celebrations at Navy Jerry's Rum Bar with some colleagues! I warmly recommend this bar for everybody visiting Helsinki since it takes you back in time to the 40's and has a Pearl Harbor interior style, as the bar calls it "a pacific kitsch and naval officer mess"! I especially liked its Campari drinks since usually it's hard to find good, new cocktails based on my beloved Campari!


Saturday was spent doing a restaurant tour of the city. I've lately joined  a group that developes food tours in Helsinki so I had the pleasure of taking part of this product development team for the first time in action this Saturday!

Saturday evening was spent in the company of an Italian female magazine journalist at island restaurant Saaristo, on Klippan island in front of Helsinki. It was interesting to hear why she had decided now to visit Helsinki for the first time. She came from Milan, so we had lots to talk about!

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Unique about the design menu we had at the restaurant was the fact that it used Finnish glassware, like Iittala's stunning Kastehelmi (in English: dew pearl) plate which you see here in this picture in blue with some meringue.


Sunday on the other hand was spent in the great company of one of my best friends, lunching and enjoying coffee. We had some Malesian food, and I used some pink lipstick and my new snake pattern bag.


Today I've been spending my first holiday day being a tourist in my beautiful home city! I finally had some time enough to wander around in the downtown area and see the garden that decorates our Central Railway Station! I think it's a wonderful idea to color up the train tracks with some flowers and plants! I even picked up some skillfully drawed cards of some main sights in Helsinki at the temporary design shop at the station.


Finally, I went to pick up from the main post office the amazing package I received from one of my best friends living in the United States!


She had sent me some pampering items and a bracelet with Baltic amber. Baltic amber jewelry is said to be fossilized tree resin, not a stone. Historically, it has been used as a natural and traditional remedy and curative for many ailments for centuries, since it has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Do you believe in natural remedies?

I'll tell you more about my holiday in upcoming posts...

13 comments

  1. thanks for your comment!
    following you with bloglovin and gfc!
    xo

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  2. Your life always seems so so exciting! The restaurant tour sounds like a really cool experience! Also, I love that pink lipstick you wore - super super pretty! I can't wait to hear more about your upcoming holiday!
    the-creationofbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha thank you Shannon, I'm glad if you think so! :) The most important thing in life is, besides to love and to be loved in return, to be satisfied with one's life, don't you think?

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  3. lurv ur blog, great post.
    http://rock4less.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Ilmankos minusta tuntui että rautatieasema on jotenkin erinäköinen! :D En tajunnut kyllä yhtään, kasvit sopivat siis niin hyvin sinne ^^

    Tuo baari kuulostaa hyvältä, niin kuin aina esittelemäsi paikat ! Voihan sentäs :)

    Kysyit missä kaikkialla kävin Helsingissä; tulee varmaan kerrottua blogin puolella kunhan ehtisin hih, mutta:
    Torstaina saavuin ja mentiin heti Savoyhin, kuuntelemaan Metropolia-orkesteria. Meille oli sinne kutsuvierasliput kun siskon poikaystävän sisko soittaa orkesterissa. :) Ihania 20-60 -luvun amerikkalaisia sävelmiä, joita esimerkiksi elokuvissa tullut kuultua..
    Perjantaina suunnattiin siskoni kanssa Kaivarin kanuunaan, löysin sieltä polttariasuun yläosan ja sitten piti tietenkin metsästää loput asusta. Keskustastahan ne löytyi. Harmitti vain kun en Ylioppilastalolle ehtinyt, olisi ollut ne Fashion stock salesit siellä! Loppuilta meni piknik-eväitä tehdessä, kun lauantaiaamuna suunnattiin polttari-piknikille ym. puistofutismatsi ja Presidentti-hotellin sviittiin saunomaan ja laittautumaan :) Tony's Deli oli ruokapaikka, nam! Älyttömän hyvää rosmariini pannacottaa, erikoinen yhdistelmä mielikuvana mutta herkku. Ja jatkopaikkana Le Bonk. :) Siellä oli kyllä mukava terassi. Euphoriaa olisi voitu soittaa muutaman kerran vähemmän.. :P

    Toivotaan siulle aurinkoista lomaa! ^^

    Satu
    Indie by heart

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    1. Oi ihanaa, ootpas ehtinyt tehdä vaikka mitä!?! Helsingissä kyllä riittää tekemistä! :) Kiitos, tämä loma tuli todellakin tarpeeseen!

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      E

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  5. Ainiin, vastaus #2:
    Luulen että ne pitsisukat on ihan stay upit. Oi, KappAhlissa ja Lindexillä oli aika edullisia ! 8-10 euroa. :)

    ja #3
    Löydän biisejä oikeastaan ihan vahingossa, ja varmaan yhtä nopeasti unohdankin niitä.. Siksi on hyvä keksintö esim. Grooveshark *, jossa kuuntelen ja samalla säästän jos tykkään ko. kappaleesta. En kuuntele joka päivä yhtään musiikkia, joskus taas saatan hypätä linkistä toiseen ja löytää koko ajan jonkin mielenkiintoisen artistin. Roskapostienkin joukosta s-postista on löytynyt joskus tosi hyviä bändejä! :)

    (* Se on oikeastaan ihan kuin Spotify mutta ei mitään premium-juttuja tms. maksuja tarvitse ja olen ruvennut käyttämään sitä ennemmin kuin youtube-videoita, ne kun pätkii tämän meidän nettitikun kanssa jos koittaa surffailla muilla sivuilla yhtä aikaa..)


    Satu

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  6. So many great photos!
    And re: the lace shorts, they are two layers. The lace is one layer that is sheer and thin meant to be worn under a pair of shorts. I hope that makes sense! :)

    :)
    Allison
    afashionfiles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Allison! :) I have to try to find sheer lace shorts and some denim ones too then, thanks for the hint!

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  7. Beautiful sense of style and lovely blog! Would you like to follow each other?

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    1. Thank you Laura for your kind words!

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      E

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