AUTUMN IS IN THE AIR

Much is going on in my life right now, something good will only get even better. So this week has just been used to planning and organizing but there’s still a lot left to do, more about that later.

Tomorrow night I will fly back to Doha and I can’t barely wait to finally see my friends there!! It’s so hard to understand that it has already been 3 months since last time I saw them and where there, crazy how time flies!! And now the summer is officially over, you can almost feel it’s autumn in the air even if it is just the 1th of September. Now I’m really looking forward to get my skin a bit sun-kissed and to jump into that pool!

Today I haven’t planned so much more than being home and fixing my stuff, Nicole and my sister will come over to join me later though. ♥ Lots of fun will happen before my flight tomorrow and my day is fully booked before departure. I can’t write it yet but you will probably see it on my ig stories before I post it here. What I can promise is that I will take a lot of pictures. :o)

Have a lovely Friday and weekend everyone. ♥

SUNDAYZ

Halmstad – Helsingør

I had the most wonderful time in Halmstad and now I’m back in Stockholm again. My weekend has been good, I spent Friday at home with my mom, felt a bit sick though but we had a cozy mother & daughter day anyway. ♥ I felt much better yesterday when I woke up so I decided to meet up Nicole for a lunch and a stroll in the city. We had a delicious dinner together with our friends later in the evening and then we went out for a drink. This afternoon I took a walk into the city to have a lunch together with 3 of my girlfriends, wish we could do this every Sunday.

Tomorrow it’s a new week and I will start my day at the hairdresser, I’ll just cut my hair a bit so nothing more exciting than that;) But now I realize that the clock is way too much and I really have to sleep If I’m going to get up tomorrow morning… Sleep tight. ♥

2 WEEKS LATER…

I have been so absent lately and the blog has been a little bit aside but I’ll try to summarize myself briefly. The time when Zhino was home was totally amazing, we couldn’t have had it better and we had so much fun. You have probably seen and followed most of what I/we have done on Instagram so I assume you have an eye on the ”situation” ;o). Lots of dinner with friends, celebrations, cozy summer nights etc. Zhino went back home to Doha one week ago and now I’m on the West Coast, in Halmstad with my family on dad’s side. I love this place, it’s so peaceful and I always come into a special mood and relax in a completely different way when I’m here. My sister is also here, she arrived yesterday so now almost the whole family is gathered. ♥

We’ll stay until Wednesday, then we will return back to Stockholm again, so now I will just breathe in nature, the calm and just be. I will do a more fully update later. Love

SUMMERNIGHTS

Summer evenings in Stockholm when it’s at its best. We took a little trip out to Vaxholm to Zhino’s friend that had invited us for dinner last weekend. He lives in the most beautiful house that he built and designed entirely himself, I can just say wow, amazing… Unfortunately I forgot my bikini, otherwise I would had taken a bath in his whirlpool that he had on the porch, it may be next time.;)

The days just flies by and tomorrow we will go into the last month of the summer here in Sweden, scary how fast time goes right? Zhino flies back on Sunday which is really sad, you always want more time. I will stay till the end of August before I go back, but thats good because I have some things left to do before that. Me and my sister will do a mini trip to the Westcoast, Halmstad and visit our family which I’ve been longing for the whole summer but our schedules haven’t matched each other so well, but soon finally.

Tomorrow will be a day of great weather and sunshine and I will spend that day together with my friend at her pool, how wonderful? Time to sleep so I’ll get up tomorrow morning, sleep tight.♥

SPONTANEITY, FRIENDS & SURPRISES

Spontaneous days are almost(!) always the best – yesterday was amazing, with no expectations, which also became one of the better evenings for a long time. My baby is home now and we have had a perfect start on our vacation together. After we surprised him at the airport we had a FUN, crazy night out with our friends and the whole night was so successful.

Back to yesterday, Zhino and I went in to the city for a light lunch at Gretas, Haymarket and some shopping. I got a beautiful gift from my baby which I’m so happy for, a white/gold Clic clac bracelet from Hermes. He surprised me with that one when we were at the NK (Nordic company) to pick up my bag. ♥ After all the shopping we met up our friends at the restaurant, Supper for cocktails and dinner and had a REALLY GOOD TIME. I can’t remember when I laughed myself into tears and I really couldn’t stop, is there any better feeling than that?

ONE YEAR OLDER, ONE YEAR WISER

One year older means one year wiser, right? 😉 I celebrated my 28 birthday together with my sister that turned 27  (she was born the day before my 1 birthday – BEST GIFT EVER) 2 days ago together with our closest friends. I can not really understand that I’m approaching 30, I’m an adult now(?) but it still feels like I’m a childish 20 years old girl that think she never gonna grow old, haha. I will never loose my childish and crazy side though, life becomes so much fun then when you do not take it all too seriously. ;o)

So today it’s Saturday and it’s the day I’ve been waiting for since a left Doha, My hubby is coming home, finally!! We will have 2 weeks together now here in Sweden, which feels absolutely amazing. He lands tonight at 8 so me and Nicole will surprise him at the airport and pick him up, then there will be dinner and a night out together with our friends, can’t wait!!!

WALK, EAT, SLEEP, REPEAT

Hey babes, I came home for a few hours ago after a sleepover at Nicole´s place, I met her up after she finished her work yesterday. I finally have my energy back, the day after my last update I lost my voice but now it’s slowly but surely coming back even though I’m still very hoarse. I don’t remember when I lost my voice last time but it has been so annoying and my energy has been very low as well. I’ve taken it much calmer then usual, abstained from training etc. with fear of getting worse and I’m glad I did, because today i feel so much better then the days before.

Anyway, I had the coziest time with my sunshine, as usual, and we have been out a lot because Stockholm has given us a lot of sun these two days so we have tried to enjoy it as much as possible. We finished the day yesterday with a long walk around Södermalm and we started the day today with one too, I love to walk haha(!!!) and I love food as well so we ended up at a really nice place, Mahalo (aka Hälsocafét) for a early lunch after our pw. Is there any better start than that, I don’t think so?!

So now I’m home and have nothing special planned for the day. On Friday, I’ll take the train to Sala to visit my childhood friend who is home from Australia over the summer. This time, she is not alone, now I will also finally meet her 11-month baby that I longed so much to meet. ♥  I can’t believe it’s more than 1,5 year since last time!!

ONE OF THOSE DAYS…

July is here but what happened with our swedish summer? The sun turns out little now and then, but I still miss the heat. I cross my fingers for better weather now the rest of the month! Apart from the weather, I have had a really great time here in Stockholm. I have spent a lot of valuable time with family and friends, tried to exercise almost everyday and to be out as much as possible when it’s been nice weather. It feels great to be home but I do miss my baby though, but he will be home soon, only 3 weeks left…

Today it’s one of those days when I probably will not do anything. I was out with some friends yesterday, drank a lot of drinks and danced into the night. Everything was so spontaneous, which I love, and it always turns out they are the best. ♦

Foodilcious

So here are my top favorite spots that I recommend to visit for a good healthy lunch, lovely dining or just for a couple of drinks with a beautiful view. All this places are located in Seminyak.

Organic Café
This was the first place we’re visiting when we first arrived. We ended up here by a coincidence when we were walking around the area and I was glad for that, because I had seen this place on instagram and it was listed on my must visit list. They have a very nice menu with a lot of fresh and healthy choices. Worth a visit if you are here.

Nalu bowls / Shelter
Ok, if I had to choose between Organic café and Shelter I would say Shelter. The atmosphere, the menu, the food, EVERYTHING was beyond my expectations. It was a typical Sandra place and I could have been eating lunch there every day. I had the best falafel salad with a big young coconut, a fresh juice and a raw food cake for dessert. Yummy, I’m drooling while I’m writing this….

Kaum, Potato head
I had visiting Potato head once before and felt I had to bring my family there because this place is just amazing and so beautiful. I think they have like 4 or 5 different restaurants there though, so we tried a new one (Kaum) this time. Beautiful view, great service and the drinks and the food were delicious.

Batik
You will not believe me if I say we ate here 3 times during our week in Bali. This dinner spot became our favorite and I kid you not when I’m saying they had the best asian food I ever had, and I have been eating it A LOT. My friends even think I was an asian person in my past life, haha! This place has so much nice things to offer on their menu and I wanted to have it all. Thai hummus, Summer spring rolls, curry dishes, tuna tartar with wasabi, thai inspired salads, you name it. The staff who was working there were also so nice and friendly(!!) You really have to visit this restaurant when you’re in Bali, you will not be disappointed.

What I really like about Bali is that they have something for everyone ,whether you vegan, glutenintolerant etc. and they are so ”in time” when it comes to food. It’s so easy to eat healthy and make good choices there and everything always feels so fresh. Maybe thats why I love to eat all the time when I’m there and always trying to evoke a sense of hunger, haha.

BALI

Hello sunny Sweden, I really dotted the best weekend to come back to. I came back from Bali Thursday night after a long flight and I have been a bit jetlag since then but I’m not gonna complain, I have had the best weekend here in Stockholm with my friends and we have also had the perfect Swedish summer weather, love it!!

I’m starting my Bali update with a photobomb;

BALI WAS AMAZING and I’m so glad we could do this trip together, means a lot to have that kind off quality time when it’s just us and we do not have to care about anything else than about ourselves. We stayed in Seminyak, walking distance from where I stayed last time but I liked that place, so I thought why not. The weather was perfect except for one day when we had rain almost all day, but we were not sad for that, instead we did some shopping, took a massage etc.

Mostly during the day we were on the beach, lying in a sun bed, drank coconut water, ate lots of fruit while listening to a podcast and looking out over the ocean. Have you ever heard about multitasking? 😉 We have also been eating so much good food, wow, Bali is filled with lots of trendy and good restaurants and I will do a post with recommended places to visit while you’re in Bali later. Every evening we went out for dinner, some nights we ended up on the beach on a colorful sandbag and drank drinks, combined with health juices in front of a live band, how lovely isn’t that? We did one day tour to Ubud where I also were last time but i wanted to show them the rice field, the coffee plantation etc. I loved it last time and everyone that visit Bali should definitely go there, it’s so beautiful. Anyway, We really had a magical time and I’m so happy and grateful to still be able to create so much memories with my family. ♥