Mastering the art of eating solo

If there’s one thing I always struggle with when travelling solo is eating alone at restaurants. I have no problem eating alone at home, when it’s just me and my bowl of noodles but put dining me in a public setting and I get really nervous. So obviously this is something I need to practice and […]

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The only way is forward

Another year has gone by and I’m still blogging! Wohoooo! How am I celebrating? By editing images from my trip to Stockholm and maybe watching some Downton Abbey. Yes, I need to work on my partying skills. Next year I’m definitely going make a cake! A lot has happened during the past 12 months. I turned the […]

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Stockholm i mitt hjärta

During a weekend in July I flew to the other side of the pond as we call it for a much needed mini-vacation. Even though I’ve lived in Finland for most of my life, I haven’t had  the habit of going to our neighbouring capital on a regular basis. Some of my friends have even told […]

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Beige Suede

I found this cute bag at a second hand shop a while back in Vaasa. I immediately liked the size, materials and the details but me and beige? I have not been a big fan of the colour since that beige and navy phase I had ca 1999. The length of the strap also bothered me, […]

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Antiques Fantastique

I’m very proud of myself I have to admit. I’ve managed to do something that’s been on my summer to-do list for years now, to visit antique and vintage markets outside Helsinki. Luckily for me I have friend who was willing not not only to join me but also give me a ride! Billnäs was our […]

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The cool village shop

As I wrote earlier, I love going to the Fiskars Village and on my recent visit I went to some of my favourite stores like Jalo and Onoma Shop.  Onoma has a great mix of art, design and craft items in a myriad of materials and at reasonable price points. That store alone is worth visiting the […]

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Gone to the village

Fiskars Village is without a doubt one of my favourite places in Finland. Ever since my first visit almost 10 years ago this cozy historic village has had me hooked. I remember that first time I was there for a school field trip. I got out of the bus and said “Ooooh, I love this place!” And what’s […]

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