After a long winter, I finally get to see a bit of sun! Strolling through Berlin again and feeling sun rays on my cheeks feels surreal, even though that means tears down my face ’cause I didn’t think of taking my shades with me. Continue reading
Awaiting a real winter or maybe spring, I find it hard to tell the days apart and all I feel like is sleep under the covers. Work has been scarce up until now, but by next week I’ll be back on track and that’ll at least take my mind off the winter blues. I could pack a suitcase and run away with my love to Cuba, where a fellow blogger just spent what seem to have been glorious days.
A couple of words mid-week
How are you all doing? My week has been crazy busy, but hectic is good, so I´m not yet complaining. I just felt like emptying a bottle of Prosecco on my own today, so when a friend asked if I wanted to join her for Unplugged at The Thief, I immediately said yes for fear of turning into Sue Ellen a couple of decades too soon. 😉
I´m looking forward to the weekend, we´re hosting a flea market on Saturday, hoping to get rid of a few things and use the opportunity to get together over coffee and waffles. 😉 So if you´re in Oslo, do stop by! In the evening we´re invited to a Halloween party and agonising about our disguise as usually. Bought some pumpkin, though, might just surprise the host with an all American pumpkin pie if I get the time. 😉
I promised you I´ll write a little about the contemporary fashion show we attended in Berlin- SEEK, as well as how to have a successful fair. 😉 This was my first fair as an exhibitor (assistant) and my second one as a visitor, so I can´t boast of much insight, but you tend to pick up a thing or two along the way. 😉
Top 5 Things to Do in Berlin
I simply love Berlin. It has little of what I usually find enchanting in a city- the architecture, a romantic old town, the sea and, last but not least, dark and beautiful people. 😉 But it does a great job compensating the lack of European grandeur (due to the fact that it was bombed under WW II) with a down to earth buzz, which is why I prefer it to both Barcelona and Rome. Berlin has the river Spree and knows how to use it, it has incredibly creative people, lots of galleries and cultural happenings everywhere, yummy restaurants, world class museums, not to mention the “not so bad” Bauhaus buildings. 😉 I´ve been there quite a lot in the last 6 years and I like to think I know the city a little bit, so I invite you to read about my top 5 things to do when in Berlin.
Berlin Fashion Week
Hi y’all? Missed me yet? We´re in Berlin for the SEEK trade show and it´s been an adventure of all sorts! 😉 I have a couple of fair advice coming up, but this blog entry is about Berlin vibes and holiday “wanderlust”. I love this city, as you might have noticed if you´ve followed my travels for a while now. If there´s one city I´d move to in Europe regardless of the weather (and you know me and weather!) and language, it would be Berlin! Such a cool place, full of positive energy, creative people and progressive paths!
Hi, folks! What have you been up to lately? 😉 June has been a good month for me, the weather is starting to look up, there´s an abundance of flowers and greenery everywhere, work has been more steady and my depression- history. The last couple of weeks, living has been easy, working 3-4 hours a day, leaving me lots of time to spend walking with my baby, lunching and dining with friends, making popsicles and light salads or just drinking Prosecco and watching Dexter til early morning hours. 😉
We´re heading to Berlin next Monday to participate at EAM´s first trade show- SEEK and we´re so excited! 😉 This is our sole summer holiday (at least we don´t have any other plans for now), so it’d better be good! 😉 Already dreaming of getting rich and moving to a warm country, where we´d be living in a big mansion, with a beach line and a pool! haha! 😉
First and foremost it´ll be hard work. We´ll be setting up stuff and decorating on Tuesday and the show itself starts on Wednesday and lasts for 3 days. Luckily, our stand is by the coffee shop, so we´ll be able to stay hydrated the whole time. 😉 haha! No Prosecco for this cutie, last time I attended a trade show in Paris (as a visitor), I got a major head-ache just from walking around with so much people around me. Haha!
It´s 2nd of June and there´s no sign of summer at all in Oslo. In fact, I turned up the heat yesterday and today, after venturing outside in the rain, with a broken umbrella and a pair of patent leather Louboutins for no reason at all (it turned out my services weren´t needed after all), I came home with a single urge: to make myself a warm cup of tea and put on a pair of wool socks. And since the prospects of hot weather are slim this year (we´re only going to Berlin in July), I thought I should take you with me on a trip to memory lane by showing you a couple of pictures from previous holidays and my outfits, of course. 😉
2013 in pictures
2013 was a good year in many ways. I established myself as an interpreter and worked hard, so hard that I needed almost a month´s break to realize how burnt out I was. I won´t repeat that mistake in 2014. Besides, I alienated many of my friends because I didn´t even have time for myself, let alone for others.
On a personal level, we´re still going strong, trying to have a baby one way or the other. Meanwhile, we decided to get a dog and that´s how Sam the samoyed entered our lives. We got him in February and he´s been filling every day with pure bliss ever since. He´s such a good natured pup and so affectionate, I never thought you could love anybody as much as we love him! He even befriended our 9 years old cat, at least at a frenemy-level.
Family-wise, I rejoiced in my niece´s presence when I visited my family in Romania for Easter, as well as in everybody else´s. My parents visited us in July, when Norway showed itself from its best side, it was hot and not a cloud in the sky. Christmas was spent with friends and my husband´s family.
Travel-wise, I savored Palma de Mallorca during our summer holidays, unfortunately we didn´t think of bringing the camera with us, so only Instagram can tell the tale. The fall was busy and stressful, but a short break to Berlin for a conference made it bearable. To get into Christmas mood we went to Tallinn for 3 days and it proved to be a terrific idea. Christmas break was long and lazy, I indulged myself in doing as little as possible.
2014 is the year! I´ll get my driving license, travel outside Europe and work my body in good shape again. And be kind. I´ll start with myself. Have a good one!