Thursday, August 27, 2015

Balearic Islands of Spain / holiday of a lifetime

Last week I experienced something completely new for me - a real holiday in warm Mediterranean climate. We landed in Ibiza but instead of going to clubs and bars we got on a boat to spend the next six days on board going around the islands of Ibiza, Formentera and Mallorca. At first I was bit concerned and thought I would go mad from boredom with nothing to do. Oh how I was wrong... Days passed quickly swimming, sunbathing, fishing, jet-skiing, having the best food ever and witnessing countless of amazing sunsets. 

Starting our trip from Ibiza, passing the Old Town

Evening near Es Vedra


the only clothes needed on board - bikinis and something to throw over


On the coast of Formentera, where there is supposedly the clearest and cleanest water for swimming



catching and eating raw sea urchins - a true delicatessen straight from the sea for free

even better with homemade Estonian black bread


Coast of Mallorca, San Telmo



Finished the trip again in Ibiza where we were struck down by landsickness. I didn't know such a thing even exists but after a week on the boat, being on a steady land again was rather challenging.










Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The Fall Edit

Sneak peak from Glamour UK's August 2015 story The Fall Edit
style: Natalie Hartley
photography: Andreas Öhlund and Maria-Therese  

Celine



Tommy Hilfiger

Prada

Dior




Wednesday, August 12, 2015

24hours in Barcelona with Mango

Back in May I had an amazing day in Barcelona with Lottie and Hanna. It's now all documented and seen on mango.com website, click here to see the full story. 



Monday, August 10, 2015

Berlin by Day and Night

Tired of uneventful and cold summer in Tallinn, Liisa and I decided to buy flight tickets, find a cheap airBnB apartment and just spend a week in Berlin without any specific plans in mind. Our apartment (well, a room actually) was a jackpot, located in East Berlin, in Friedrichshain district, with all the nice cafés, bars and clubs in walking distance. 

We started our Berlin tour from East Side Gallery, a 1.3 km strip of the original Berlin wall re-painted by international artists. To be honest, it sounds cooler than it actually is. I only saw a few noteworthy paintings. 
Then we walked another hour in the middle of nowhere, seeing no restaurants/cafes whatsoever. This the thing about Berlin, 70% of the city looks deserted in terms of cool things to see. You could walk for hours seeing only industrial buildings and and block of apartments, with a rare exception of a döner kebab stall on a street corner. Luckily we ended up in Kreuzberg, another creative up-and-coming hipster area, and found a decent Vietnamese restaurant. Next days we actually gave up looking for cool restaurants and enjoyed our 4€ falafel and kebab boxes which in fact were delicious. 

Mango lassis became our staple drinks in Berlin, they're found at almost every menu. 

Prinzessinnengärtenin Kreuzberg - urban garden that used be a wasteland for over half century. In 2009, group of volunteers cleaned up the space and started a communal garden growing organic vegetables.    
It's not just a garden though, in the evening they open a bar and a cafe serving vegetarian dishes. Such a nice atmosphere - people; young and old, dogs, children sitting under birch trees having a beer or pizza. 

Around a corner of our apartment we found a district that looked exactly like Telliskivi Creative City in Tallinn (old factory buildings, railroads) only that five times bigger. They had countless of different bars and clubs, outdoor pool and cinema, table tennis area, motoclub and even a climbing wall. Every free space was covered with street art. As they say, Friedrichshain is a art gallery turned inside out. 



Thursday, July 23, 2015

Throwback to Tokyo

In Shibuya crowds shot by Siiri

Monday, July 20, 2015

naked&famous jeans

somehow I have lived at least past 6 years without wearing any real blue jeans, always black and only black...and now I have switched sides again. 
By fortunate accident I am now owner of men's jeans from Canadian company Naked&Famous that uses high-quality and most amazing rare denim fabrics produced in Japan. By rare and unique I mean blended fabrics like cashmere, silk, wool and camel hair denim. No fuss, just top quality denim and modern fits, no washes or embroidery. 


/leather jacket - All Saints, sweater - Alexander Wang, jeans - Naked&Famous, shoes - Adidas/

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Izakayas in Asakusa

Izakayas in Japan are a bit like wine&tapas bars in Spain, you sit by the bar, order beer and then a variety of small snacks like edamame beans or grilled meat on skewers. They are casual places for after-work drinking. The traditional red lanterns outside indicate that drinks and food are served on the premises. 



tropical vibes


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fashion notes from Tokyo vol 2

This Saturday my second and last Tokyo fashion diary was published in Arter. Now looking forward to new adventures to write about!

See a little preview here and then go read the full article. 
Adorable  iPhone cases by Japanese artist Keora Keora
I was about to buy one the soft ones for myself but couldn't decide between the colours. Check out her site for more styles and maybe you'll even find some DIY inspiration.



Friday, July 10, 2015

silver-coated

kind of panda bear gone metallic look from a job the other day...

Guide: good smoothie and juice bars in Tokyo

Tokyo is not like health/diet fanatic New York where you find cold pressed juices and superfood smoothies on every street corner. 
Out of very few smoothie bars I found, many of them didn't boast with very good quality or taste. On some occasions smoothies were more like overly sweet fruit cocktails rather than healthy drinks. After 1,5 months I learned at least something and knew where to go for a good one..

I list some of favourites here for the next visit to Tokyo

Urban Research's Greenbar with a mascot bear named Smelly.
inside Q Plaza Harajuku, 1st Floor
6-28-6 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Beside smoothies and coffee they also had a selection of jewelry and nailpolishes that (unintentionally) matched with the green smoothie. 

Bebible

Acai smoothie - I loved the thick texture that made it very fulfilling and replaced a light lunch.

Cosme Kitchen Juicery
The Juicery is sidebusiness of Cosme Kitchen - the best store in Tokyo for organic beauty/hair/health products
located just inside Daikanyama Station
smoothie I tried was good, juice not so...


ELLE Café 
Roppongi Hills, 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo ‎

prettiest juices I have ever seen!

I had a smoothie called "Roots Rouge" -  finally a smoothie with a lot of ginger in it, that hot spicy kick was exactly what I needed.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Meiji Jingu Shrine

Meiji Shrine is located close busy Harajuku station but it's surrounded by large forest making it one of the most peaceful places in Tokyo. It's not far from my apartment in Shibuya but somehow I hadn't been there until last Sunday. 

I was lucky to witness a Japanese wedding ceremony. The bride and groom looked just spectacular in the traditional wedding clothing.

wedding guests

Barrels of sake donated to the Meiji Shrine


purification fountain near the shrine's entrance to rinse hands