Monthly Archives: January 2011
Now that Valentine’s is near I though I’d show you the first thing Hannes ever gave me. It was a small jewelery piece, a golden flower with its petals cut out of pink mother of pearl (or nacre) and a small diamond in the middle (A tiny diamond. My little brother loves to stare at this necklace. He often says: Oh, what a pretty flower!.. I think the diamond has fallen out, though. I can’t see it anymore. It’s just that small.).
That was the time when Hannes learned that when buying a necklace with a pendant you also have to buy a golden chain, separately. And that the chain is often more expensive than the pendant itself. Now he knows though=)
And I also bought some St. Dalfour fruit jam (100% Fruit Spreads, no sugar added!) in tiny tiny glass jars! So adorable. The thing is that I love chèvre and I always have some at home. And I eat it topped with jam, preferably fig jam.
We know it’s a little early for these photos, but Greger and I here just wanted to remind you something this winter morning! Maybe you live somewhere warm and sunny – then we’re genuinely happy for you. But if you don’t, if you live some place cold and dark (that’s what Sweden is like right now), then remember: today is the last day of January! This means that there is just one short month left until spring (see pictures)!
For me it also means that I’ll be turning 23, all of a sudden. I don’t really know how I should feel about it.
This is how I look today. It’s been incredibly sunny today, but also really really cold. After spending 20 minutes outside I had a feeling my nose was about to fall out! Still, I had to wear sunglasses.
I’m wearing my red coat from Noa Noa, scarf by Weekday and gray Wolford tights with white cashmere over-knees I got from my mum. The bag is Marc by Marc Jacobs, but you know that by now. That’s it!
Everyone knows I’m a crazy nail polish maniac, but I must say Chanel spring collection 2011 didn’t manage to turn me on at all. I’m glad they’re making pearly finishes, but the shades are b-o-r-i-n-g. Luckily! My wallet says thanks.
Also, yesterday I baked bread, by the recipe published by Leia. The bread turned out very good, yet not as photogenic as hers. And if you’re into nail related stuff (which is very likely if you read my blog), than you should totally visit her blog, she is very creative!
I know couples that don’t celebrate Valentine’s. This is what the usually say:
- Oh, we don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day – we don’t need anyone telling us when to be romantic with each other!
- Or Every day is a celebration of our love, not just one day a year!
- Or We are not going to exchange presents just because it’s Valentine’s – we like to be spontaneous with presents!
- Or even It’s a commercial holiday, they just want us to spend money!.
Well, I’ve heard all that – and I’m quite spontaneous too – but to me, the more holidays the better. And why not do something fun together that one extra time?
As for the Valentine’s outfit, I think it’s better to go for a sweet rather than sexy look.
Wear hearts! Or if you still have your red Christmas dress, then wear red. As we know red is the color of love and passion, and what’s more appropriate than that?
The photos show the organic heart collection by H&M, affordable and available in the stores worldwide right now. I’m wearing some pieces here.
Saturday has been pretty slow so far. I’ve been reading in bed all day, and then I had an early dinner at a place right by my house.
I guess I’ll be going out tonight, though, as usual. I got questions about why there are never any party pics on the blog, even though I go out so often. Well, the answer is simple: my Nikon is a bit bulky to bring to a club, plus I could spill a drink on it or something. Also, I’m a very energetic dancer so I don’t even bring a handbag when I know there is going to be a dance floor!
I’ve noticed many new readers have been visiting Swedish Love Affair daily during the week – I’m glad you like it and welcome!