Best job in the world?

Jag älskar smink! Har speciellt på de senaste åren fått ett väldigt intresse för sminkning och spenderar mycket av min lön på BRA smink. Så för mig att jobba som beauty modell där jag i princip blir sminkad i flera timmar och kan se vilka produkter som make up artisterna använder och få inspiration är ju en dröm. Typ bästa jobbet i världen!

För några helger sedan träffade jag en av mina absoluta favorit MUA’s Abbi Rose för att bli sminkad och för att ta lite bilder. Ovan ser ni resultatet. Visst blev det några coola looks?! Hon använde sig endast utav Lord & Berry – gillade verkligen deras produkter!

// I love make up! I have especially the last few years gained a real interest for make up and spend a lot of my pay cheque on GOOD make up. So for me to work as a beauty model where I am literally having my make up done for hours and can see which products are being by the MUA's on me and get inspired is like a dream. Talk about the best job in the world!

A couple of weekends ago I met up with one of my absolute favourite MUA's Abbi Rose to have my make up done and take some pics. You can see the result above. How cool are these looks?! She used Lord & Berry only - I really liked their products! //

Ibiza Part 3

Solomun party at our villa.

Herregud vilken fest vi drog till med i vår villa på måndagen! Solomun kom och spelade och vi hade över 250 gäster från runt om på ön. Drinkarna flödade och mat serverades med jämna mellanrum. Har ju aldrig varit mycket av ett house fan, men kan ju lugnt säga att efter att man träffat en av det största namnen i deep house så kan man inget annat än att gilla musiken!

Mitt under festen, som började kl 13.00 på måndagen, så var jag tvungen att smita iväg till flygplatsen för att åka hem till London igen. Kändes tråkigt att behöva lämna mitt i allt det roliga, men det kändes på samma gång bra att end it on a high note. Tack Ibiza för denna gången. I will be back!

// Jesus Christ what a party we had at our villa on Monday! Solomun came and played and we had over 250 guests from around the island. THe drinks were flowing and food was frequently served. I have never been much of a house fan, but I can tell you that when you have met one of the biggest names in deep house, you can't help but love the music!

In the middle of the party, which started at 1pm on Monday, I had to go to the airport to go back to London again. I felt sad I had to leave in the middle of all the fun, but it also felt good because I left it on a high note. Thank you for this time Ibiza. I will be back! //

Ibiza Part 2

 Our villa, Puig Redo, in San José.

Förstår ni nu hur jäkla härligt jag har haft det i helgen?! Jag har bott på rätt så fantastiska ställen när jag rest tidigare, men tror nog minsann att denna villa slår det mesta! En villa på 20 bäddar med privat pool, tennisbana (såg även en boulebana till min förtjusning!), gym och staff som kommer med i priset av villan som städade, lagade mat och serverade drinkar. Det är tydligen en av de största villorna på ön, och det förvånar mig inte ett dugg!

Lördagen spenderades vid poolen största delen och mot kvällen bar det av till El Chiringuito som hade sitt closing party. Måste nog säga att det var den absolut bästa kvällen under hela tiden i Ibiza, för alla hade så otroligt roligt! Vi var ju ett rätt så stort gäng, och det blir ibland svårt att få alla på festhumör samtidigt och man kommer lite ur sync ibland. Men just den kvällen var alla verkligen så festsugna och glada så det blev en sådan fin kväll. Sen att man stod och dansade loss under månen på en strand var ju inte heller helt fel…

Söndagen spenderades i samma anda som lördagen, vid poolen! Eftersom alla visste att måndagen skulle bli galen (tar det i nästa inlägg haha!) så tog alla det lugnt och bara njöt av att inte behöva gå upp till jobbet dagen efter. På kvällen åt vi alla middag i villan och hade DJ Shane Mcpherson från London som spelade för oss – så det blev några rum and ginger beer och dans innan jag gick och lade mig runt 1 på kvällen.

//Now do you guys understand how good I have had it this weekend?! I have stayed in some pretty amazing villas on my travels, but I think this is probably the best one so far! A villa with 20 beds with a private pool, tennis court (and even a boule court to my amusement!), gym, and staff who came with the price of the villa and who cleaned, cooked and served drinks. It is apparently one of the biggest villas on the island, and it doesn't surprise me!

Saturday was spent by the pool for the most part and in the evening we went to El Chiringuito who had their closing party. I have to say that Saturday night was probably the best night during my entire stay in Ibiza, because everyone had such a great time! We were quite a big group, and sometimes it was difficult to get everyone on the same wavelength at the same time. But that particular night everyone was so happy and just in the mood to party so we had such a lovely night. The fact that we were stood dancing under the moon on a beach probably helped a little too...

Sunday was spent in the same spirit as Saturday; by the pool! Since everyone knew Monday would be crazy (I will write about that in my next post haha!) everyone decided to just take it easy and chill and be happy about the fact that no one had to get up to work the next day. In the evening we all had dinner at the villa and DJ Shane Mcpherson from London played for us - so I had a few rum and ginger beers and danced a little bit until I went to bed at around 1am. //

Ibiza Part 1

View from our villa Puig Redo in San José.

Vilken resa! Känner mig fortfarande euforisk efter min weekend i Ibiza. Det var ju den så kallade ”closing-weekend”, då klubbarna stänger för säsongen. Tyvärr kunde jag bara stanna i 3 dagar, men föredrog nästan det eftersom jag verkligen sög upp allt så mycket mer eftersom jag visste att det endast skulle vara i några få dagar.

Jag landade fredag kväll och blev upphämtad av en chaufför som gav mig strikta instruktioner om att byta om i bilen eftersom vi inte skulle till villan utan direkt till festen. Han körde mig direkt till KM5, där hela gänget satt och hade middag. Vissa kände jag från London, men andra träffade jag för första gången, vilket var kul. Alltid roligt att träffa nytt folk!

Vi stannade inte så länge på KM5, utan drog tillbaka till villan och hade fest där istället. När jag kom fram var det mörkt, men villan var så otroligt fin ändå av det jag kunde se! Vi festade fram tills 5 på morgonen och bestämde oss sedan för att sova så att vi kunde vakna tidigt morgonen efter.

Största delen av lördagen spenderades med en häpnad över den fantastiska utsikten från villan… Hur fint?!

Fler bilder från söndagen och av villan to come…

// What a trip! I still feel euphoric after my weekend in Ibiza. It was the so called "closing", where the clubs close for the season. Unfortunately I could only stay for 3 days, but I preferred that as I really took everything in and appreciated it more as I knew I was only staying for a few days.

I landed Friday night and got picked up by the chauffeur who came me strict instructions to change in the car as we were going straight to the party. He drove me straight to KM5, where the whole gang had dinner. Some I knew from before in London, and others I met for the first time, which was fun. It is always nice to meet new people!

We didn't stay at KM5 for too long, but went back to the villa and had a party there instead. When we arrived it was dark, but I could still tell how beautiful the villa was from what I could see! We partied until 5am and then decided to go to bed so that we could wake up early the next morning.

Most part of Saturday was spent in awe of the view from the villa…How beautiful?!

More pictures from Sunday and of the villa to come… //

Café Mignon

Jag åkte ju till Varberg för några helger sedan. För er som känt mig länge så vet ni att det är min hemstad, men att jag inte varit tillbaka på så länge. Hela 3 år faktiskt. Så kändes som att jag var tvungen att åka tillbaka och träffa familjen, speciellt mina morföräldrar och farföräldrar. Jag landade på fredagen och möttes av mormor och morfar på Landvetter och så åkte vi hem till dom där jag sov över. Morgonen efter bar det av till Varberg, där jag, mormor och morfar åt lunch på Café Mignon innan jag åkte hem till pappa.

Måste säga att det kändes konstigt att vara tillbaka. Fick nästan ångest så fort jag landade. London är ju mitt hem och har varit det sedan jag var 12, och även om jag är stolt över att vara svensk och komma från ett land som är så fint på många sätt, så känner jag inte att jag relaterar till speciellt mycket i Sverige längre.

// I went to Varberg (Sweden) a few weekends ago. For those of you who have known me for a long time know that it is my hometown, but that I haven't been back in a while. 3 years to be precise. So it felt like I had to go back to see my family, especially my grandparents. I arrived at Landvetter on the Friday and was greeted by my material grandparents, who took me back to their place where I spent the night. The next morning we took off to Varberg, where we had lunch at Café Mignon before I went to dads.

I have to say it felt weird being back. I got anxiety almost as soon as I landed. London is my home and has been since I was 12, so even if I am proud of being Swedish and growing up in a country which is so wonderful in so many ways, I don't feel like I can relate much to much in Sweden anymore. //

Blind Spot

Blir ju så glad när jag hittar nya ställen i London! Som denna gömda bar i Covent Garden vid namnet Blind Spot. Blev bjuden hit av min vän Garry, som även introducerat mig till ställen som Alberts. Tyckte verkligen om denna baren eftersom den kändes väldigt exklusiv och det var en ganska så classy känsla med mörka möbler och låg belysning. Det kanske bästa med baren var musiken – en DJ som stod lite gömd i bakgrunden men som bara spelade hip hop och R’n’B! Hit kommer jag definitivt igen!

// It makes me so happy when I find new places in London! Such as this hidden bar in Covent Garden by the name of Blind Spot. I was invited here by my friend Garry, who has also introduced me to places such as Alberts. I really liked this bar as it felt very exclusive and had a very classy feel to it with dark furniture and dimmed lights. The perhaps best thing about the bar was the music - a DJ who was sort of hidden in the back, but who only played hip hop and R'n'B! I will definitely be returning! //

Relationship status

As you have probably noticed, I keep the blog fairly impersonal. The reason for this is manifold. One reason is because when I was younger I had a blog on which I started receiving threats, and I even got sent hate mail to my house as a result of the contents on my blog. I was at that point fairly open about my life, who I was dating and which ventures I embarked on. I think a people get bitter when they see people happy and not really caring about what other people think. A lot of people close to me have said: “Oh they are just jealous”, a saying which I hate. I am a firm believer in that one can dislike someone else without being jealous of them, just like you can be jealous of what someone else has or how they look or whatever, without disliking them. I actually do not know why I seem to provoke people in a way which makes them take time out of their day to write a letter and send it to my house, or create a fake account on Instagram and message whoever I am dating saying I am a bad girlfriend and they should leave me, or even send me a text saying what a disgusting human being I am. As I have dealt with this since the age of 16, being deeply bullied in the form of slutshaming everyday during my years in Stockholm, I think I have not only learned how to not give a shit what people think (I mean if my ‘fellow’ students can refer to me as “slut” when I have only slept with one person, then you realise that people will hate you and have a problem with you regardless of what you do), but also how to protect myself.

I protect myself with humour – hence the ‘vulgarity’ and ‘explicity’ of my social media (guys seriously, we live in the 21st century, y’all need to lighten up!) because if I make fun of my life and myself, it gives the bullies no power over me. I know my flaws and I know my limitations, no slutshamer can tell me something I do not know (except when men tell me “stop acting boujee, you are not Beyonce or Kim K – because, in my head, I am haha!). I also protect myself by not writing about who I am dating or why I do certain things or go to certain events or restaurants. Yes, sometimes when I post about going to a bar or a restaurant or going on a trip, it has been with guys I have dated, and sometimes it has been alone, and sometimes it has been with mum or my friends. I like to keep you guys guessing.

But I can tell you that I have been single for quite a while now. Not that I have to tell you guys anything, I do not owe it to you, but I am only saying it because I feel extremely at ease with my current situation. I like being alone, not having to think about anyone else, not having to be respectful or mindful of someone else’s feelings, only your own! I literally do whatever the hell I want, and it is absolutely wonderful. I do not think I have ever felt completely comfortable alone, I have always had that sort of longing for the love and deeper connection with one particular person – now I have realised that person is me.

London Weekend Guide

I am going to do this post in English as I believe there are quite a few of you who might find this guide useful, independent of where in the world you are from. As you might imagine, having lived in London for over 8 years, I get a lot of people asking me about tips of where to stay, what to do, where to eat, drink and party etc in London – not the touristy stuff. And I thought, why not make a mini-weekend guide to my London, hence, the places I love and adore in London and which I think makes it one of the best places in the world! So lets imagine, you have booked a trip to London. Your flight arrives rather late in the evening and you get into London central at around 11pm on a Friday night.

 

Friday evening


Where to stay?

 Sandersons Hotel

 

I would suggest you check into one of the cool hotels around Mayfair and Soho, preferably the Soho Hotel or The Sandersons. Sandersons is a personal favourite due to the cool interior as well as the stunning restaurant and bar.

 

Where to eat a late night snack?

Balans Soho

 

Once checked in you might be hungry from the traveling, but depending on the time, may be limited in your choices of where to eat. The great thing about London is that it never sleeps (New York, släng dig i väggen!) and so there are several restaurants that are open 24/7. I would suggest Balans Soho – a cute restaurant in the heart of Soho that offers a range of various dishes. The black bean tostada is amazing!

 

Saturday


Where to eat breakfast?

Granger & Co.

 

After a night of sound sleep and with a busy day ahead, Granger & Co. will offer the perfect start to your day in the form of some lovely breakfast. Food is just as beautiful as the restaurant is, which is very family friendly.

 

Where to see art?

 Saatchi Gallery

 

What is a trip to London without getting cultured? After breakfast, a trip to one of London’s many art galleries is a must! My personal favourite is Saatchi, which is also completely free of charge! Located on King’s Road, it is in the heart of Chelsea, and near to the busy city centre.

 

Where to eat lunch?

Scott’s

 

After a few hours of art, the tummy needs refilling. The best lunch spot (yes I dare say!) is Scott’s. The restaurant known for its seafood is located in Mayfair and has everything needed for that perfect lunch – the interior, the light mains and of course, the vino and bubbly!

 

Where to go shopping?

King’s Road

 

After lunch one obviously need to do some shopping! I mean, what is a trip to London without having to buy extra luggage on the way home just to fit all the new clothes?! Contrary to popular belief, Oxford Street is a fucking (excuse my French) madhouse. I try to never go there myself because it is just not a nice experience. When I go shopping I want to take my time and be able to stroll around and even do some simple window shopping – that is just not possible on Oxford Street. If anything, you are better off staying on Regent Street, Bond Street, or for the ultimate cute Saturday shopping day, King’s Road does the trick!

 

Where to have that famous afternoon tea?

 Brown’s

Sketch

 

If you’re as ambitious as me, you can fit a lot into one Saturday! Afternoon Tea, a British tradition, is quite a touristy thing, but it is still just as lovely! If you prefer the more traditional take on the custom, Brown’s Hotel is the place for you. However, if you are slightly more liberal and like things which are new and modern, Sketch does the perfect afternoon tea. And I mean…how cute is their pink room?

 

Where to relax and regain energy?

Bulgari Spa

 

After you have stuffed your face for the third time today, you might just want to relax a little bit. The Bulgari Hotel has an amazing spa which allows for just that. While there are many spa’s in London, I think you will soon realise this is one of the better ones. Who doesn’t like a designer spa?!

 

Where to eat dinner?

La Bodega Negra

 

Rejuvenated, it’s time to go for dinner. Anyone who has known me for less than 5 min know that my absolute favourite dinner spot in London is a little gem in Soho, disguised as a sex shop, called La Bodega Negra. A sex shop is great in itself, but when you realise it is not a sex shop, but in fact a Mexican restaurant serving some of London’s best tostadas and margaritas, you are over the moon! Later in the evening it turns into a bit of a party place, with loud music and people dancing.

 

Where to go for drinks?

The Connaught 

 

While you would have probably had an amazing night at La Bodega Negra, we are trying to see as much of London as possible in a very short period of time. For drinks, we are therefore heading to The Connaught Hotel. It is a very luxurious experience, with amazing cocktails! However, it will cost you an arm and a leg, but if you’re fine with that then it is a must!

 

Where to go clubbing?

Maddox 

 

I hope you didn’t think the night was over yet? It’s a Saturday in London, the night doesn’t start until 12.30! And of course, we are going to my favourite club, Maddox! I always have a great night there – hence my constant return! If you are looking for a bit more of an experience, then The Box also does the trick – although not for the lighthearted!

 

Sunday


Where to eat a recovery breakfast?

Farmacy

 

After last night’s madness, with alcohol flowing like never before, a healthier breakfast is on the menu to allow our bodies to recover. Farmacy in Notting Hill is a veggie and vegan place (I am a meat eater but I looooooved this spot) which does all things healthy. They even do healthy shots – no not with alcohol – which are designed to re-balance your body.

 

If you still want to see a touristy place?

Portobello Road

Richmond Park

 

While the aim of this post is to make you venture out from the normal touristy places, I understand that you might want to do some. Portobello Road in Notting Hill is a stunning spot which makes for a greak backdrop to pictures. For the person who loves the great outdoors and animals, Richmond Park provides both! A massive park with deer in it (no I am not biased just because I lived there, it is actually one of the most beautiful places in London).

 

Where to eat the perfect Sunday Roast?

Holborn Dining Room in The Rosewood

 

As a final thing before heading home, if you are in London on a Sunday you simply HAVE to try a Sunday Roast. The British are very proud of it, and while I did not see the appeal at first, I have come to love it like it was my own (tradition). The Holborn Dining Room in The Rosewood hotel does a lovely roast in a beautiful setting.