my style: birthday through my phone

IMG_8529I got this beautiful black 100% cashmere poncho from mum – she has the same in Taupe on the picture. Love it, I know already that it will be a favourite this fall and winter.

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We walked down to Camden before lunch. Sun was out and I’m sure it must have been 20 degrees!

IMG_8507We had lunch at the Caravan behind King’s Cross. Love that place. Great food, good prices and awesome atmosphere.

IMG_8538Matthew and I hosted dinner on my birthday, family and Moa. But Moa is family. Super nice evening! Pasta Bolognese <3

IMG_8551Matthew brought out one of his finest wines, magnum bottle of a vintage Barbaresco from a vineyard he visited earlier this year. Best wine I’ve ever had!

 

work: pilates hang out

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Hanging out with the studio dog Toffee today while working. Great company! Having a private Pilates session at 5pm and will after that head straight home and make it look nice and prepare dinner – mum, Ola and brother Freddie are coming to London tonight to stay with me! Woop! And brother Olle and Mathilde will join tomorrow too! Happiness delux!! All this because it’s my birthday tomorrow!

places: zimbabwe over new year

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01WHIL-IM1001-ivory-lodge-1475Activities-Hwange-National-Park.jpg-1200x228At the moment I’m finishing Matthew’s and my plans for Christmas and New Years. We are going down to South Africa where he is from, and where his sister and dad still lives. We will be away for 3 weeks, and one of those weeks will be spent in Zimbabwe, for some adventure time for just us, as well as the for wedding of Tess & Garth (where I’m a bridesmaid!). Above are images from Ivory Lodge in Hwange National Park where we will stay one night, in a tree lodge next to a waterhole, as well as go on two game drives, one in the afternoon and one the next morning at 5, to be able to see the sun rise and all animals before it gets too hot.

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We will also be staying here for two nights, at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge… HOW AMAZING?!

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eco: swap drink

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Last night I organised a give away/ swap evening with a couple of girl friends. We drank bubble, chatted, ate and swapped clothes with each other. I think this is a great way to support the planet, rather than throwing away things you don’t use or buying brand new, you get together like this and swap! I got rid of lots! My aim was to not get anything back, because I need to make space… but a few new things entered my wardrobe.. Like a beautiful silk chiffon dress I’m going to wear to a wedding Matthew and I are going to today.

Now its your turn, organise an eco drink with your friends and get rid of stuff you don’t need and you will maybe get new things someone else don’t want. Win win!

eco: skin routine

IMG_7466I got this comment a while back, and because I’ve been traveling lots I have not had the time to write an answer… but here we go!

Hey! I really like your blog! I’m also interested in healthy eating, yoga, lifestyle etc! I know you have perfect skin, but i have a question. My skin is never perfect, always two or three pimples, rashes etc. I cut out dairy and only drink almond milk, but still eating a bit of cheese. I eat healthy i general, run, do yoga and drink a lot of water. I also take fish oil pills and put coconut oil in smoothie, coffee etc. I don’t do a lot to my skin, since i’m reacting on almost everything. So i clean it at night, and some times use almond oil or a bit of creme. I seems like you know a lot about healthy lifestyle, so do you have a tip or anything ? /S

First thing first, I promise you I don’t have perfect skin. I always have some irritation or pimple or burst blood vessel’s on my face – I have just like you, a VERY sensitive skin. And I must admit, from reading your comment, I promise you, you are more healthy than me!

Anyway.. I thought I would give you my tricks to a healthy skin. First of all – I don’t use ANY non natural creams on my face. I only ever moisturise with raw coconut oil, raw E vitamin oil or a mix of other natural oils such as avocado oil and clementine oil.. I only scrub my face in the evening (with natural scrub, such as homemade bicarbonate scrub) to get rid of all the dirt from living in London – and in the morning I only wash with luke warm water.

But there is one thing more important to the above – water! Especially my hot cups (at least 3) of water every morning before breakfast – I boil water as if I would have tea, but skip the tea bag and drink just the water – its AMAZING for the body and skin. Your tummy will feel like you are having an instant detox and your skin will be fresh and radiant after continue with this routine.

You seem like you have made the right choices already, when it comes to food! I know that if I eat wheat, dairy or sugar my skin gets irritated. But I would have such a boring life if I could not eat those ingredients (cheese, chocolate, pasta…). So I just balance what I eat, when I eat it etc. And I know I have to pay for it the next day with bloated tummy and irritated face – but its worth it sometimes.

However, once my birthday has passed (end of next week!) I will do an alcohol, wheat, dairy and sugar detox. MUCH NEEDED after this summer. Will post on the blog how I’m going to do it and maybe you can do it with me!

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UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson spoke at the launch of UN Women’s He for She campaign, aimed at expanding the network of male allies to work with women and girls to bring about equality of the sexes. It seeks to kickstart a global solidarity campaign, beginning with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The “Harry Potter girl” seeks to mobilize one billion men and boys over the next 12 months as advocates and agents of change for gender equality.

topic: stop the cold – tea

ChanterellesHey guys! Last day in London for little over a week – I’m off to Stockholm tomorrow and return on the 4th of October. I’m going home to hang out with family (and eat chanterelle toast). However, this morning, for the first time in like 6 months, I woke up with a slightly sore throat. I think being on holiday and not eating right and drinking loads the last couple of months has taken its toll on my body – its saying NO.

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So I’m home today, drinking a homemade ‘stop the cold’ tea – Hot water with 2 spoons of honey, two spoons of lemon juice, a dash of vinegar, cinnamon and ginger. Not too bad actually! Topping it up with awesome whole food nutrition capsules and big healthy smoothies.

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