In a field of rhododendrons

Visiting the Rhododendron Park (Alppiruusupuisto/Alprosparken) in Haaga in early June has become a bit of summer ritual for me. It’s become a sign saying summer is really here. I always take my camera with me so it has turned into a a bit of a photo challenge as well. I never get tired of taking […]

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Ceremonial Blooms

When I visited the Alppiruusupuisto last summer, I vowed to visit the park earlier this year so I could see all the flowers in full bloom. So when the images from the park started showing up in my insta feed I got on a bus towards Haaga. Is it kinda lame? Maybe. But you guys […]

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The internet brought me here

I’ve lived in Helsinki for almost 7 years now  and as much as I try to explore different parts of the city, there’s still a lot of gardens, islands and museums I haven’t visited. Every once in a while, I’ll see a place in social media and I’ll be like, why didn’t I know about […]

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Under the cherry tree

What do you do when you’d like to be in Japan during the cherry blossom season but can’t afford to go? You get on a buss and head to Kirsikkapuisto in Roihuvuori to get a very much needed cherry blossom dose. Believe it or not but I only found out about this wonderful place last year. […]

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Tourist at home

I had a friend visiting from London during Easter so we did some sightseeing around Helsinki. The good thing with playing a tourist where you live is that you get to see parts of the city you rarely visit otherwise. Like when we entered the Helsinki Cathedral and I realised that I had never been inside […]

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Bloomtastic

One dream of mine is to one day be in Japan during the cherry blossom season. There’s just something magical about flower covered trees as far as the eye can see. While parks with cherry trees can be found in other countries, even in northern places like Stockholm, I was surprised to hear we had […]

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Togetherness

I was recently invited to a blog event at Tikau, where I got to meet other Swedish speaking bloggers. It was nice to talk to other bloggers about blogging, I haven’t done that before. The evening was also a great opportunity for me to practice my mingling skills and learn about the company. The Tikau […]

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Let’s get cultural

Next week sees the second Season Film Festival take place. The great thing about this festival is that it emphasises female voices, something that is definitely needed in the film industry. Happening at the same time and in collaboration with SFF is the Fashion Film Festival, a must for anyone interested in fashion and film. […]

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Think Pink

A week back I went on a gallery tour with a few friends. It’s one of those things we all agree is fun but we always struggle to find time for it. A sudden sushi craving cut our tour short so we only visited a few galleries. While the art in the galleries varied, the […]

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Let there be light

One thing that often annoys me is finding out about cultural events days after they’ve taken place. For years I’ve managed to miss the Lux Helsinki festival even though I see the ads weeks before. So this year I marked it in my calender and went on a quick tour on evening. Lux Helsinki is […]

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The doomed and abandoned

A while back I went to Kruunuvuori with a group of friends for a different kind of afternoon walk. We were there to see the abandoned villas that will soon be torn down. It was sad to see these beautiful buildings that had been left to fall apart. The foggy weather made the event more […]

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