Monthly Archives: December 2010
Before I knew it, New Year’s Eve is here! Tonight is usually all about finding the perfect outfit, the perfect make-up, the perfect party – everything that makes the perfect evening. Tonight I’m celebrating the New Year together with my family. We’re going to an excellent restaurant nearby our apartment where there will be good food, nice drinks, live music and dancing. It’s been way too long since I last went out to dance, almost two weeks! Tonight I’m planning to make it up to myself.
If you are wondering about my New Year’s resolutions 2011, they are here.
How are you planning to celebrate tonight?
I hope that 2011 will be the best year ever for all of you. I will do my best to keep your spirits high the whole year. Happy, happy new year, my dear readers!
There has been a lot going on today. First I made a visit to the Fortnum and Mason department store, which has become one of the symbols of London. They have an amazing collection of exotic and exclusive foods and wines, and I ended up buying a box of good chocolate and some cheese. Then I spent almost the whole afternoon inside the beautiful National Gallery. And lastly, before returning home, we went for a nice lager at a traditional English pub.
More to come about the visits to Fortnum’s and the National Gallery!
I don’t usually buy things from Lush anymore (I used to a lot, though), as in my opinion they are not as natural and organic as they’re claiming. However, they had half price on their Christmas stuff, so I thought it’d be fun to try out some things. I don’t mind spa cosmetics with cinnamon and ginger fragrance even after Christmas! I bought a bath bomb called Cinders, a shower jelly called Iced Wine (it’s very orange and wobbly in the jar) and a piece of soap called Lady Catrina soap, which smells of neroli and lime.
My whole room smells like a Lush store right now, and Hannes says this smell reminds him of his childhood.. Hm, some pretty weird childhood memories to me, but after more that three years with him I’ve stopped questioning these things.
What about you, do you like Lush?
I have now been in London for 5 days, but I still haven’t seen Hugh Grant, or any other celebrity from my list for that matter. At this point, I’d be willing to settle for less, just bring me some classic British celebrity, please! To increase my chances of bumping in to one of these people, we went to one of Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants. I love Gordon too and would happily meet him, and we thought that other celebrities probably go there to eat. It worked!
Just as we were giving up and were ready to leave the restaurant, in walked Matthew David Lewis , the actor who plays Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter movies (I think it was him. He looked like Neville, only older)! Better than nothing. I still have got my fingers crossed in hopes of meeting Hugh, though.
I love London in almost all possible ways, but I do have some complaints. I think there’s something in the water here (or in the air). I never have any problems with my hair, nails or skin, but here it’s just the opposite. My nails break off as soon as they have grown a tiny bit (no manicure this week!), my lips are always chopped no matter how much lip balm I use, my hands are constantly dry, and so is my hair. In fact, it took me half a bottle of conditioner to untangle it this morning! The water is that hard (my regular shampoo hardly lathers at all!). I guess I must be spoiled with the soft Swedish water and how clean it is, or something. In that way I’m longing home to Sweden a little. But still, love London!
Here’s the Liberty of London cosmetic purse I got. When I saw it, I just couldn’t leave without it! We actually got two of these, but the second one is for Hannes’ mother. I like how Liberty’s stuff is really unique, and you can only buy it in this very store on Regent Street!