Quick stop in London

A lot of exciting stuff happening at the moment: Last week we prepared for our move to Oslo and now we are on our way there.

But in between we had a stop in London for a wedding. It has been an amazing weekend with lots of sun, a good party and little sleep ;)

Now we have almost arrived in our new home. Can’t wait to unpack all the boxes and start decorating tomorrow! What did you get up to this weekend?

Wedding London
Dress: Vero Moda / Shoes: Tamaris

Hello Cornwall

It’s our third day here in Cornwall and it has been absolutely beautiful. The weather is amazing and so is the view from the house we are staying in with some friends.

After a boat trip to Falmouth we will be back in St Mawes tonight to celebrate New Year’s. We haven’t planned too much. We will just cook dinner, have drinks, and play some games. Sometimes it’s those chilled out New Year’s Eves that are the best.

What have you guys got planned for tonight?

Cornwall St Mawes

 

 

 

 

Mini-Guide: London

What I love about London is that there is always something new to discover, no matter how many times you have been there before.
I absolutely love sightseeing and think London’s history is so interesting that I could do the most popular tourist places again and again.

But especially when you are among English people who have seen everything multiple times and when the obvious spots are too busy during Christmas time, it is nice to just hang out in the centre and look for presents.

Here is my mini guide for a short gift shopping weekend. I hope you enjoy!

 

Victoria's secret
If you (like me) live in a country where Victoria’s Secret doesn’t exist, you might find it just as exciting to look for underwear, accessories and make-up here.
111 New Bond Street
London
pralines
Be it a present or just a treat to yourself – Charbonnel et Walker is the right shop if you like chocolate in fancy design boxes.
28 Old Bond Street
London
Burlington Arcade
Burlington Arcade is always a good idea if you are looking for antique jewellery, decoration and accessories.
51 Piccadilly
London
Sotheby's auction house
Auction house Sotheby’s displays many different artefacts from paintings to jewellery. Not that I could afford anything in there but it is nice to look around. It has a small arty book shop as well which is perfect to find very unique presents.
34-35 New Bond Street
London
Fortnum & Mason
Fortnum & Mason: One of the oldest department stores in England is an absolute must for me every time I go to London. It still has that old-fashioned 19th century style and gives you the opportunity to shop for delicacies, clothes, cosmetics, decoration and accessories. I like to get tea there which comes in beautiful tin boxes and is absolutely delicious.
181 Piccadilly
London

London

I am back from an amazing weekend in London. We had a delicious Christmas dinner with a nice bunch of people, exchanged Secret Santa presents and did some Christmas shopping.

London
I tried to pack light to leave some space for shopping items. Most important was my new top by Gina Tricot, my Secret Santa present, and my 2 Advent calendar bags for the weekend.
London shopping
We did some shopping at Liberty’s and Fortnum & Mason’s (two of the oldest department stores) and Church’s.

 

The most southern point of Norway

Last weekend I had an amazing time on a cabin trip to the most southern point of Norway, Lindesnes , where you get the most beautiful view. At this spot Norway’s first lighthouse was lit in 1665. The lighthouse that you see in the pictures was built in 1915 and you can walk all the way up there to have a view of the whole area.

The name Lindesnes is Old Norwegian and means “Where the land sinks into the sea” and on stormy autumn days it actually looks like that because of the high waves.

Lighthouse Lindesnes
Lighthouse Lindesnes

 

Viewpoint with a magnifying glass
Viewpoint with a magnifying glass

 

photo 3(1) copy

 

Museum in Lindesnes
Museum in Lindesnes
evening at the cabin
And…Cozy evening at the cabin :)

Sephora Puerto Banus

Yesterday we had dinner and drinks in Puerto Banus, a beautiful little town near Marbella with an amazing marina. I did some shopping at Sephora. I get so excited about this store cause we don’t have it in Germany or Norway. Will show you what I bought back at home. Now getting ready for our last night here.

At the marina in Puerto Banus
At the marina in Puerto Banus
Shopping at Sephora
Shopping at Sephora

 

Hola Sevilla!

Yesterday we spent all day in Seville. It was a 2.5 hour drive from Marbella but definitely worth it. It’s such a beautiful old city with lovely little streets and it’s full of flowers. I definitely have to go back there for longer some day.

Please tell me if you have any other tips about what to see here in Spain!

At Real Alcazar Seville. Top: Bik Bok, skirt: Vero Moda, shoes: H&M
At Real Alcazar Seville. Top: Bik Bok, skirt: Vero Moda, shoes: H&M
Sorry for bad quality photos, but the internet here in Spain is so slow that I can only upload phone pics
Sorry for bad quality photos, but the internet here in Spain is so slow that I can only upload phone pics

Waiting for…Marbella

Only 3 days until I am going on a holiday to Marbella. I can’t wait. Has anyone of you ever been there? I was hoping to get some tips from you on what to see, where to go out and where to do some shopping.

My current hot spots after researching are these:

Club Olivia Valere Marbella
Club Olivia Valere Marbella