Monthly Archives: November 2015

Friday Night Rituals

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Its Fri- YAY and time for ME time :)

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My ME time essentials,

1. A bottle of wine, flowers and some snacks

2. A Magazine

3. Nail polish, currently wearing Essie Russian Roulette and its Top Coat.

4. My laptop and phone. I absolutely adore my rose gold speakers from H&M

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After putting the kids to bed, I love to take a long shower, do my skincare routine and then chill. While some music is playing in the background, I light a candle, pour myself a glass of wine, do my nails, flip through a magazine, catch up on some YouTube, blog and after I’m done I watch some K-Drama.

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My dear friend, Sincerley Roni got me hooked on K-Drama, I’m currently watching The King 2 Hearts Actually we’re watching it together virtually :)

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“Fall in love with taking care of yourself. MIND. BODY. SPIRIT.”

Happy Black Friday!!!

Here’s to a beautiful and blessed weekend, Cheers!!! XOXO



Juice Bar and Raw/Vegan Food @ Strå

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Strå is a Juice Bar/Vegan and Raw Food health food spot right in the midst of the busy bustling city of Stockholm. It’s located inside Åhléns City, one of Stockholm’s biggest department stores.

Ever since I discovered it, I’ve been looking forward to trying out their menu.

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The word Strå translates to Straw which reflects the fact that it is a Juice Bar. Their selection is organic, vegan, dairy free and gluten free. Their menu consists of Juices, wraps, and porridge made from fresh vegetables, fruits and superfoods.

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I choose two wraps one for me and one for DS1 and we shared half and half.

The first wrap was filled with Rice noodles, Vietnamese sauce (tamari-agave sesame oil, rice vinegar, Maca) sesame seeds, coriander, cashew nuts, tahini- & limemix

and the next wrap was filled with Red rice (figs, pumpkin seeds) chicken, cashew hummus, honeydew melon, feta cheese, strawberry and mint oil

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DS1 Clearly enjoyed his wrap :)

pineapples_decor_stråI also fell in love with their creative decor and ambience, they had nature playing in the background. The experience was beautiful it felt like we had escaped the city and were in the midst of a green oasis.

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Next time I’m looking forward to trying their juices and other wraps on the menu.

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Address: Åhléns City, Klarabergsgatan 50, 111 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone:+46 8 676 60 04

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“Take care of your body it’s the only place you have to live.”
- Jim Robin

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers, I am truly grateful for you XOXO



Elegant Party Dresses with Sherry London

The holiday season is finally upon us and you know what that means?!!! Right??!!! More fun, parties, social gatherings and festivities. If you’re anything like me, the first thing that comes to mind when invited to a party is “What am I going to wear?” Well I got you covered!!!

The lovely people at Sherry London reached out to me and asked if I could share with you some of their lovely dresses. Sherry London is a UK based online store that sell tailored custom made dresses. They focus on bridesmaid, prom and special occasion dresses at affordable prices.

Here are some of my favorites from their wide selection of affordable, elegant gowns.

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Green is not a color I would normally think of, when it comes to an evening dress but this floor length gown is EVERYTHING!!! and the color is fitting for the holiday season.

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I’m obsessed with lace!!! Can you tell??!!! swooning over this backless mermaid gown.

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Sometimes we just want to have a good ole time and dance the night away…this short, fun and flirty dress in classic winter white is perfect for just that.

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This cocktail dress screams ELEGANCE!!!

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 Sweetheart necklines are my absolute favorite! I also love the details on the sleeves of this evening dress.

purpleeveningdressI love how the bold sleeve gives character to this mermaid evening dress.

trumpetmermaiddressOk I am officially sold on the color green for a special occasion. This evening dress looks like it’s made for a Queen!!!

If you’re looking for some elegant yet affordable special occasion dresses do checkout Sherry London.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American readers, I am truly grateful for you XOXO

Have fun eating all the good food and spending time with your loved ones.

* This is a sponsored post but all opinions expressed in the post are solely my own.



Weekend Recap – November

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One of my favorite rituals, is starting and ending the day lighting scented candles especially during my meditation sessions. It’s very calming, relaxing, improves my mindset and helps me start and end the day positively. Not to mention it’s a beautiful and simple way to make your space feel more welcoming and luxurious.

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The one’s I have right now are from H&M they come in a pack and last me the whole week. The scent I’m trying right now is saffron. One fact about Saffron, it’s used in aromatherapy as an antidepressant. I can’t really describe this scent but I love it.

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My Iphone has been having issues with the battery. I have to constantly charge it because it barely holds any charge. I woke up Sunday morning with only 10% battery charge, although it was “charging” all night!!! When I tried to connect my phone to charge, it wouldn’t charge it. I tried it with multiple cables, on different outlets and even connected it to my computer but nothing worked. I even googled the issue…

So I had to go to the Apple Store. I called to book an appointment but they said the next available appointment was on Saturday 28th!!! A whole week without a phone was a no go so I just decided to head to the Apple store…praying and hoping they would fit me in because it was an emergency.

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There is only one Apple store in the whole of stockholm and it’s about an hour away. I had to take a metro, a bus and a train to get there.

Täby Centrum, Stora Marknadsvägen, 183 34 Täby, Sweden
+46 44 693 00

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Thank God the lady who was there booking people spots was kind enough to book me a spot. The kids were busy entertaining themselves in the kids waiting section, playing on the ipads while we waited.

They were able to get it to work, they said the battery was loose…unfortunately I still have the battery drainage issue. They said I have to do a backup and re-install the OS and hopefully that will fix it. Apparently this is an issue with IOS 9.

I’m kind of disappointed in Apple Iphones, I have never had an iPhone for more than a year. After the six month point something always happens to it..Ok I cracked my phone at some point but all the other times something just quit working and I would have to get it replaced. I’m starting to wonder if every year you have to purchase a new one when they release new models. I highly recommend getting applecare when you purchase any apple products.

What are your experiences with the Iphone? What is the typical lifespan of any of the phones you have owned? Do you have better experiences with other brands?

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It was lovely seeing all the christmas decorations and displays at the mall. Definitely got me into the holiday spirit.

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Before heading home I did some grocery shopping and got myself a bouqet of roses.

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – unknown

How was your weekend and how is your week so far? For my American readers what are you plans for Thanksgiving?