23.9.13

A merrier world...



Going through my computer this morning, I found this and it really made me smile. I come from a family where gathering around the dinner table over a good meal is highly valued. I have spent some of the best moments of my life over food with good people. So yes, I really think the world would be happier( and maybe a little fatter) if we kept this in mind.





Have a great Monday 

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21.9.13

weekend dressing : patent leather

Winter is here for sure. The weather this week has been cold and windy. However today was very beautiful. I spent my day at the sheep roundup in Grindavík, catching the last few rays of sunlight. Here is my dream outfit for this weekend 



















Have a great weekend!
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20.9.13

Foodie Friday - my Paris places

Fauchon

This is like Disneyland for me! All kinds of beautiful pastries and luxury food products. Every time I visit Paris I have to go there. Still saving my tin of caramel tea I got there this summer for an extra special occasion. 





Amorino

I love ice cream! Amorino is a great place to get a snack while taking a walk through the Quartier Latin. They put the gelato into the cone so that it looks like a flower. A very nice touch! 


 



Patisserie du Sud Tunisien
I visit this little bakery every single time I go to France. They serve baklava and other middle eastern pastries and the atmosphere in this little shop is always so warm and welcoming. 


So if you are ever in Paris, I definitely recommend these!


Have a great weekend


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18.9.13

Travel fantasy


When the winter here in Iceland gets extra tough I love fantasizing about the coming summer months (which sometimes seem all to far away). Although I know it is important to live in the now, to appreciate what we have right here in front of us, a little fantasy never hurt anyone, right?

My day to day life pretty much revolves around travelling. I study tourism and work at the front desk of a hotel. So, naturally I spend a lot of time thinking about travels. 

Also I like having my next summer vacation planned out as early as possible, so that I can have something to look forward to through the cold winter. Yes, I am that boring plan ahead type. To be honest I think I barely have a spontaneous bone in my body. 
So here is my travel bucket list! 


1. Dublin
 
Dublin is at the top of my list and I would love to go there one day. 





2. Cuba
When I was a teenager I would watch Dirty dancing: Havana nights (the sequel) on repeat. I know that it is likely that the Cuba I saw in the movie is not the same as actual Cuba, but I am excited to see it for myself.  




3. India

India has always fascinated me and I´ve meant to go there for a long time. I would love to visit India sometime for the Holi festival. Looks like a lot of fun!




4. France

I have been there so many times and even lived there, but this is a place I will always want to revisit. I will never tire of France, it´s rich culture and beautiful landscapes.






One day, I will visit all these places, but for now I am perfectly happy taking shelter inside, wrapping my sweater tighter around me and pouring myself a second(third?) cup of hot chocolate. 

Have a great day!

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Busy bee


Pretty much how I feel these days with the school workload piling up quickly! 




Have a good day

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17.9.13

Spoken word.

I love spoken word poetry. I love stories. I love how certain words and the way they are spoken have the power to move and inspire us. Here are three of my favorite spoken word poems. 




When love arrives -  Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye
This poem is about how the expectations of love don´t always match up to the reality of it. Very sweet. 





 If I should have a daughter - Sarah Kay 
I just love this one. There are no words to describe it better.




To this day - Steve Koyczan 
This one is very close to my heart.I was bullied as a child so I can relate to most of these emotions. I know that all those horrible words that were thrown at me are not true. They will never be true. Also, but most importantly I know that I deserve to be happy, just like anybody else. 



Have a great day!

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16.9.13

Music on a Monday: Lighthouse



This song is like a warm blanket, so light and fluffy but still it is full of emotion. 
Perfect for a cold windy autumn day. Just add a hot cup of tea/ coffee.


I hope you have a great week! 

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14.9.13

Foodie Friday - Food trucks




Street food fascinates me. I love reading about original food trucks that serve up honest good food with a twist. Unfortunately the food truck culture here in Iceland is lacking. About the only time you will find a food truck in Reykjavík is at 5 am on a weekend when the bars close. So here is my fantasy list of food trucks I would like to have in Reykjavík...in broad daylight.  



The créme bruleé cart, San Fransisco

A San Fransisco food truck that specializes in my favorite dessert: créme bruleé! Now I would seriously consider buying an airplane ticket to San Fransisco just to eat there! Here is their website. 





Bhangra Burger, London 

An Indian take on the burger, just like the name implies. A match made in heaven in my books! Here you can find their website.




Mozza & co, Paris 

A mobile trattoria in Paris. Italian food, I´m sold! Here is their website.  



Jamon Jamon, London

A Paella food truck. I love love love paella so it would be great to have this one here in Iceland.Here is their website! 



Have a great weekend!

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11.9.13

Wise words




I love this quote. 
So many people I know (myself included) tend to dwell on negative things when they happen. But bad things will always happen. That is just how life works. However it is how you choose to deal with them that is going to define your life. 


Have a great day!

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9.9.13

Music on a monday: Chasing cars



Just like pretty much everyone I know, Monday is not exactly my favorite day of the week. There is something so difficult about getting back in to the everyday routine after a lazy weekend at home. Especially when the weather is gray and rainy outside and the duvet is just sooo warm and cosy!
There is no doubt about it, autumn is here. The weather hasn´t been very pleasant here in Iceland for the past few days and all the different layers of warm clothing are back at the front of my wardrobe. 
This song by Snow Patrol always reminds me of this season so I thought it would be perfect to share it with you today! 




Have a great Monday!

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6.9.13

Foodie friday: Comfort food


Now that fall is here, I feel myself being increasingly drawn to comfort food. With the dropping temperatures there are few things I  can think of that I love more than being cosy and warm inside with good food and of course, good friends. Here are some of my favorite comfort foods to get me through the season: 



Ice cream
I love Ben and Jerry´s and Haagen Dazs. Unfortunately they are extremely pricey here in Iceland, plus they are so dangerously good so they are saved for special occasions. My all time favorite ice cream though is a white Toblerone - rasberry ice cream which I try not to make too often....as much as I love food I  do want to fit into my clothes.  




  



French food 
 I really love french cooking, as well as the role food plays in the french day to day life. Food is very important and the french respect the integrity of their ingredients when cooking. Croissants, cheeses, pastries, patés.. if it´s french it´s bound to be delicious.






Pasta
Italians know their comfort food. There is something so incredibly comforting about a large bowl of pasta on a cold winter´s day. My ultimate comfort food





Hot Chocolate
Chocolate can make everything and anything better. Enough said!





Have a great weekend! 
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5.9.13

NEW IN: knee high boots



Yesterday I found myself at the mall with some time on my hands, so naturally I ventured into some shops. 
In ZARA I found these amazing knee high suede boots. 
Needless to say I had a very difficult time leaving them behind at the store and couldn't stop thinking about them (Yes, it was love at first sight!) so I was forced to go back to the store and get them this morning. Definitely a new favorite, these will be worn a lot!




The weather here in Reykjavík is so wonderful today, sunny and warm. Finally when summer is over the sun comes out! Such a strange country I live in. 

Have a great day!

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