Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Love this little dress in nude material and open back i wore one of the evenings/nights in Barcelona. It becomes even more riveting since the colours of my skin and the fabric almost are the same. Perfect with strong black details.

(dress: byMalene Birger, here)

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The pleasure of heat and sun

And so finally it became clear why we got a big house with a large terrace. The darker feelings about this place is now brighter and filled with much more joy. Our oldest is running around half naked, Leon is playing on a blanked as free as nature created him. Preferably I sun bath in a bikini and just feels so satisfied while planning this out door place and trying to get it just as we want it.
When the weather is like this, I don't need anything else then my family, something refreshing to drink and a good movie for the evenings. The sun is up until about 9pm and we are starting to see the nordic light melting in over the Scandinavian countries, transforming the skyline into purple, orange and all of these crazy beautiful colour shades that seems to burn in heaven.

(Leon 8 month)

Monday, April 21, 2014

My way of Style

There's an interesting comment thread in the post with the label EASTER OUTFIT if you feel like reading it through. Would love you to click on the label "Walking in the city" (which is where you find most of my style post accumulated) - and then give your view of it. Always interesting with opinions from others.

Style/clothes/shoes/bags is a way for me to breath, express myself and have fun with the everyday life. It's a creative, spontanios and sometimes planned process in which I take an enormous pleasure of controlling. Style for me is something timeless, something that you put together with a personal touch where you might be influenced by a trend but don't buy the whole concept. Even if you wear some statement pieces, some classic items that are labeled with big brands, I find it very intriguing to combine them in MY WAY.
Fashion is a huge interest of mine and would love to be able to wear crazy outfits everyday and I can assure you I would do it with great pride and pleasure, but fact is that I'm a stay at home mother for the time being and most of the time I have this little drooling baby boy on my hip as a big eyed koala. Then I also have my playful and super energetic toddler running around, kissing me and full with dirt and other things; not very good for sensitive garments and fabrics. So my everyday style is rather easy going, but most of the time with my sort of twist and my way of creating it. Like it or not.

Concerning my hair I have to say that mostly, I find a natural, not too styled hair the absolute most gorgeous. Just as I find a rather naked face much more interesting then a face full with makeup. I think the simplicity of the hair and makeup let's the woman shine through. True beauty doesn't need all of that fixing and I find it often too much when women curl and blow dry their hair into absolute perfection. It just feels flat and boring. Like a parade of Miss America.

We all need makeup, but when it looks painted on the skin, I prefer less then more. Same with hair. I love women who wears extravaganza clothes and outfits, but let's the hair be impeccable in it's simplicity - maybe with a casual pony tail, just loose or a simple knot. It's so liberating and feels somewhat extra interesting. That you care, but only to a certain extend. You're not a slave under fashion nor beauty and you are in charge instead of being a product of perfection or commercial - a woman who wants to change herself to fit in of what Barbie or perfect edited adds taught us was correct.

That's my personal view of it and others my find my way of wearing a rather simple hair and makeup not at all nice. It's fine. I like it. It also take ten minutes in total to get myself together, which is superb and absolutely necessary in my life.

(over sized knitting: Carin Wester, bag: Chanel)

BARCELONA - Streetstyle

 Streetstyle in BCN.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter outfit

Longed for dinner yesterday,
I wore this easter-ish selection.

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

BARCELONA pleasure

Barcelona - forever in my heart.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter!

We just had one of the best days ever. My man rebooked his trip to Zürich and will be staying two more nights in Stockholm before he is away a longer time again. We took the advantage to leave Leon at home and have the best of days with our oldest. It's amazing what a little wonderful creature he is. I'm like passionately in love and I truly find his company best in the world. Happy Easter to you all!

(Picture dedicated to my Dear L & little C who we both miss so much.)

(shirt: J.Crew, cardigan: Sand (, trousers: Isabel Marant, sneakers: No laber & bag: Hermès Birkin)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cashmere discount

Since I really appriciate all of you Dear readers and I know you all love cashmere for the same obvious reasons as I - check out Davida for the softest shawls, pants, baby blankets, children clothes and sweater for you or your partner. I wore all of their ponchos (my favourite here) when I was pregnant. They made me feel comfortable, warm but yet so chic.

With the code: stina you'll get a direct discount of 15 percent on your whole purchase. They ship world wide. Don't we just love it? 

On the picture, I'm wearing this big and airy cashmere shawl in light blue and match it with a light blue cable knitted sweater.
My mother is wearing another favourite that I have as well (both in black and grey), baby cashmere sweater which is lighter, thinner and just melts on your body.

Enjoy it!


Another Wednesday, another list from here.

Post a newly taken picture of you - This one is from Gran Hotel La Florida, three days ago, enjoying the view, the food and the complexion from the lushy hills around Barcelona.

What was the best part with the wknd? - To see how much my little sister grew and developed from her education, the clear goals in her life and this move to BCN. Second best, to be able to have long, fascinating conversations with her and my mother which I haven't been able to during the last year, or since I got two children.

What did you last eat - After my Pilates today at this place, I meet up my man and had a heavy smoothie and a muffin at Blueberry in NK. I've had some sweets after that since my new found, very sweet friend a couple of blocks from our house and her daughter invited us to participate in the cute easter tradition which is; walk around the neighbourhood and give a little paintings from the kids and be given sweets in return. All dressed as small witches or chickens.

Which four countries have the best food? - I love Asian food (Thai and Chinese), but of course the French or let's say South of France food with a lot of earth picked vegetables, herbs, fresh meat and olive oil. I'm also fond of the italian food and classic Swedish "husmanskost". I normally love and have a very intense relationship with cuisine (at the moment I almost lost my appetite because it's not one single calm moment in my life), so peruvian have to be added. Lissie took us to one of the best restaurants in town and I had one of the best three course menus ever there.

Which countries food to you think less of? - I'm not fond of Spanish to be honest. Tapas, Pinche, Paella is a no go in my world.

Best city for food? - Marrakech was a superb surprise, I also liked Sydney and Miami. Barbados was also a really cool place to botanise in awesome restaurants with well renames around the big top chefs.

What will you eat for dinner tonight? - Well, I just got a very nice wine, so maybe a medium warm potato salad with dill/vinegar/olive-oil/agave dressing, topped with fresh celery, spring onion, carrots, sugar snaps and a nice piece of meat to it.

If you could chose one desert for the rest of your life? - I'm not the biggest fan of deserts, I rather lay in front of a film with some nice chocolate or sweets and just relax. But a nicely prepared Gino would always work. It's fresh, sweet and have white chocolate, fruits and coconut.

What do you miss at this precise moment? - Two things. A working help for our house and my sister.(it's so chaotic and crazy to be home with both children and have a big house).

Favourite toast? - Not super fond of toast, but if i would make one warm myself in a toast maker I would make it like my parents did when I was small. Bread, butter, mustard, ketchup, cheese, ham and a slice of pineapple.

What sort of music did you listen to latest? - Some random tracks from all of our Hotel Costes.

Best restaurant experience latest? - In Zürich: Bindella or Coco's, in Stockholm: Operakällaren and in Barcelona: No doubts the same answer as my sister since we experienced it together. This small, fusion of peruvan/chinese cousine. It was a pure, gastronomic paradise both in the knowledge of the passionate owner of this exciting fusion and the way it was presented. We also had the absolute best cocktails ever, a strong, completely full with flavours - Pisco Sour.

(bag: Chloé from, cashmere sweater: Alexander McQueen & shades: Prada)


Some places in your life will remain magical forever. This city is for sure one of those. I feel like Barcelona has such a laid back, easy going but yet fun and eccentric atmosphere. Everyone is seeking some form of pleasure wether it's in food, environment, cultural or in other people. For many reasons, it's not at all a fashion city like Paris, Milano, London, New York, Rome, but with the sun so close to the heart and the water next to it - who could even start focusing on that? I truly think it's the natures surrounding who made it much more mañana, a place to just be and let yourself be free.
Even so, Barcelona is offering a wide span of marvellous hotels, bars and restaurant and I always take great pleasure in exploring my favourites over and over and trying out some new ones while being here.

Ohh, I just can't wait to go back and get butterflies in my belly when I realise I will do so in less then two weeks.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Palmtrees and a new yellow coat. Can't get much better.

Hotel Casa Fuster

Four years ago, Barcelona was my secret playground. The place I went to feel free, wild and to indulge everything life have to offer as often as I could.
This time I went with my mother to visit my little sister and we eat at, what I would say is some of the best restaurants in town. I had memories flushing by my eyes at most places. The craziness of life in a quick speeded lifestyle, so far from where I am in life right now.

It became more clear then ever, why I decided so passionately to document my life with all of these pictures. To never forget. To capture life's all exciting changes.

(Hotel Casa Fuster)