Morning coffee in Central Park

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Coat Zara (similar here with 60% off) / Jeans H&M / Booties & Other Stories (old, but similar here) / Shirt Who What Wear x Target / Earrings Pilgrim Jewelry (old, but similar here)

Hey you lovely people.

How are you doing? Are you looking forward to the weekend? I can really start to see it, and tomorrow I’m leaving a bit earlier for some sort of surprise Edward has planned.

I feel like this week has been so slow. Getting to Thursday was a marathon (although it always helps when there’s a surprise date in the end). But now we’re here let’s talk good times and positivity. I sometimes really need a break from everything I’m doing, and especially because I’m in the creative field I feel the need for a change of scenery or some fresh air to be able to come back and be creative again. Here in New York can seem a little weird to go out in the hectic city buzz to get a break, but going to one of the many parks definitely does the trick. One thing I did a lot when I started working, was leaving home early to have time to enjoy my breakfast out (yes, I’m definitely a morning person, which helps me a lot). A pretty expensive habit one might say… I say an investment in my happiness. I’ll buy a coffee and some food (for the most part not a croissant, but YOLO) amd then I’ll just sit at a cozy cafe or in a park and take in my morning. I’m telling you, it’s the cure to getting rid of every little stress-symptom in your body and I just feel extra ready for the day. It’s like therapy, and if you look at it that way it’s actually quite cheap (haha). If I really need a motivation boost I’ll put a podcast in my ears, like Brand It Girl or a Ted Talk, but for the most part I’m just taking in my surroundings, writing blogposts, or brainstorming. I feel like that all comes so naturally, when you feel good.

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Xx Christina

Sunday at the museum: Natural History Museum

8fc19b60-a854-4fa9-9afa-0718fa244851Hey friends!

How is your weekend going? How are you?

It’s Sunday again. You know I love my Sundays. Not particularly because it’s Sunday, but more because of what my Sunday consists of. Laundry, cleaning, relaxing. But today relaxing on the couch has been switched out with a museum stroll (which I also find quite relaxing). I guess I can also couch-potato later (yes, in my book that’s a verb).

I love going to museums and little galleries, so when our friends invited us to the Natural History Museum, we were quick to say yes (also they got free tickets for us all… a no brainer!). Tbh I’m not the biggest fan ever of Natural History, I’m more into contemporary and modern art. So I tend to go to museums like Guggenheim, MoMA, The MET, and the little galleries around Chelsea.

BUT in my mind you should always be open to new experiences, so I went in with an open mind, hah! And we did have a nice time. I even posed with a dinosaur, haha.

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I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

Xx Christina

Happy Sunday + Giveaway winner

img_3488Outfit: Loavies boots (similar here), H&M jeans, Zara coat (similar here), Vero Moda sweater (similar here & here), Zara baker boy hat (similar here, here & here)

I’m obviously sitting here again, since it’s Sunday. I’m starting to get a good little routine going on the weekends. Friday night I cozy up in bed with Edward, eat dinner in bed on this big wood tray I bought last year, and then we put on Danish x-factor. I’m sure he’s loving that as much as me, haha! Saturday is out-and-about day. I run all my errands, see friends, have a nice lunch out, or something along those lines. Sunday is for laundry, cleaning, a good walk, and then a good cuddle on the sofa with a cup of tea and a TV-show.

So far I’m done with the cleaning & laundry, and I’m about to call Mie for our weekly phone date. I think I’ll multitask and go for a walk while we talk. I don’t know if my routines seem kind of boring, but I do really enjoy relaxing to the max during the weekend, so I can give it my fullest during the week (I try to also work on this blog/Instagram after work on the week days). Anybody else feel like this? Maybe adult life has just gotten me. Hah. I used to think it sounded so boring, but I really don’t mind a night home instead of out partying. Give me some good food, some pick and mix candy and a movie, and I’m happy.

Anyway, today is also the day to announce the giveaway winner from last week. Congratulations Kathrine! I’ve already sent an email to you, so I can get the jacket on its way to you. I want to thank everyone else for all the sweet comments. I hope I can do a giveaway soon again!

Happy Sunday everyone.

Xx Christina

Vacation in New York? Here’s all you need to know

manhattan-skylineWhen I first arrived to New York I hated it. It was too big, too noisy, too hectic. Too many people. But for some reason that also captured me. So I decided to move back for an internship, that evolved into a full-time job. Then I knew job. And so far I’m loving it. But since I still feel like I experience something new everyday (after almost 3 years in this city), I figured it might be helpful with a bts guide for all you vacationers. Little tips and tricks to a smooth vacation!

SIM-card
If you love ‘gramming, using Google maps etc. when vacationing  I would suggest getting a SIM-card from T-mobile. You can simply just buy one to put an amount of money on for the week (or how long you’re here) to save money on the phone bill and still enjoy internet (unless you’re from the US, hah).

Metrocard
Buy a weekly Metrocard and ride unlimited for a week. Unless you want to walk everywhere, which I also recommend, I think you should buy an unlimited Metrocard. Note: You can get this in the subwaystations, and I recommend paying with your credit card in case you lose the Metrocard (that way you can get your money back). Also if you decide to the Metrocard around you should download the MTA app, which will show you the whole map of the NYC subway system.

Stay away from restaurant on Times Square
You should definitely experience Times Square if you haven’t been there, BUT please don’t try to find a restaurant in that area. You will pay way too much for bad service, and mediocre food. Instead go towards 9th Avenue about the 50th street and up. This is the place for loads of little restaurants in all genres, and it’s really not far from Times Square.

Explore more
New York City is not only SoHo and Times Square. I live in Hudson Heights, and it’s the nicest area if you love to explore culture, beautiful parks, and museums. Go to Inwood to find the MET Cloisters, with the most beautiful view over Hudson River. Go to Harlem to experience next level music talents at APOLLO Theater (watch my vlog from when I went here). Go to Jersey to experience the great view over Downtown Manhattan as well as Hoboken, which is the cutest little city in Jersey. Go to Brooklyn to experience Williamsburg, Dumbo, and Bushwick.

Let me know in the comments below if you could use the tips, and if you have some to add! I would love to learn.

Xx Christina

Snowday in New York

a606e924-7ef2-489e-89e7-193229c9fdcfI’m enjoying a snowday at home! Actually, I did go into the office this morning (watch my Instagram stories for snippets of how I felt about that), but since the blizzard (or bomb cyclone, as they (the weather people) call it) was only gonna get worse, we were all told to go home early. So about noon I headed for the subway with a few colleagues. Them going to Brooklyn and Queens, me going to the Upper West. I made a pitstop on 59th street to see how magical Central Park looked. And I certainly didn’t get disappointed. I love how New York gets all quiet and the avenues shot down (get a glimpse of last year’s blizzard here, that was also back when I still dreamed of moving). Central Park was covered in a Winter White blanket, lots of kids were sledding, couples were taking photos. It was indeed magical.

 I definitely asked a stranger to take my photo, which took me a little ‘getting out of my comfort zone’-guts, but it felt pretty rewarding after. I’m thinking about getting one of those tripods for my iphone, and maybe even with a blootooth remote! That would be fun, and make my #bloggerstruggles a little less… struggly sometimes. They aren’t even that expensive! Do any of you have experience with using those? Let me know! I would love some advice.

The rest of my day was spent on the couch under a blanket strategizing the social media appearance of the two brands I work for. Is there any better place to work from? I would pretty much say no. That would only be if I could travel while working. That would probably top the couch. Hah! But they (the weather people) say tomorrow should be better cyclone-wise, so I think it’s back to the office. Better enjoy this couch and an extra wrap in the blanket while I have it.

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