Last month was quite a roller coaster ride for me. It was busy at work and also at home since we’re still in the settling phase in our new home. I got a lot of things to share, but never got the time to write it down.
Anyway, I’m going to start with this one: Norwegian Rain.
During the 31st of August until 10th of September, the city of Bergen had this annual design week called Raff. It was a fabulous event, but what really gave me this felt-a-jones-in-my-bones-when-you’re-touching-me sensation was the exhibit of Norwegian Rain inside a church.
Norwegian Rain is a small designer label from the rainiest city of Europe and that’s Bergen, Norway. As we all know rain and fashion doesn’t really go hand in hand. It’s a tragedy that rainwear usually comes in ugly variety. The duo behind the label, T-Michael and Alexander Helle were brilliant to come up with a hardcore functional outerwear without compromising the aesthetic value.
The clothes are just to die for. It’s beautiful and the design is modern yet classic. The garments are 100% waterproof and the fabric is just fabulous to hold. Light and breathable. I’m so going to get one as my personal Christmas present!
Check www.norwegianrain.no to know more about the label. That’s all for now!
Took another photo of our kitchen with better lighting.
+ Looks homey no?
The words of Carrie Bradshaw when she found herself in real estate heaven during the first Sex and the City movie. We didn’t go around thirty plus viewings like her, but I tell you, we found this beautiful gem in a stroke of luck. Real estate here is selling like hotcakes despite the ridiculous prices. Bid wars are a common practice, but we got this baby uncontested for a reason that still baffled us up to now. My friends told me it’s destiny and I’m starting to believe them as the house/apartment is gradually transforming into a home that we envisioned.
+ The kitchen area. I’m still looking for the right tile style to add on the kitchen counter wall.
+ The bedroom.
+ The living area. It’s not yet finish since I’m planning to add a wallpaper on the wall behind the sofa. It’s going to be the focal point of the room as I’m going to apply a trompe l’oeil. Also I’m still contemplating whether I’m going to hide the wirings or not.
I’ll post more photos once I’m fully done transforming our little love nest I’m so sorry that it took some time to make an update. I was so engrossed with the moving and all that I didn’t notice the time that went by. Anyway, the most important thing is I’m back, captain!
The queue was quite long. A normal sight when there’s a sale in one of the fabulous stores in town. With the things I bought on hand, I stood there waiting patiently with only the music from my mp3 player keeping me company. Music with tunes that tickled every dance fibre of my being, but alas I had to control myself. This was not the proper place to go down and grind.
I looked around and I saw people looking bored except for a bunch of teenagers chatting something juicy as they giggled between sentences, and of course this cute boy around 3-4 years old, who smiled at me when our glances met. I smiled back and then he came towards me away from his mother.
I was caught off guard when he suddenly touched my tummy.
“Baby?” he said, looking at me with an innocent expression.
I almost choked in horror, but being a gracious person and if I’m allowed to brag, a quick thinker, an immediate response came into mind.
“I wished!” I said with a mixture of fake laughter.
+ Left: Four years ago when I was still a film student. In the photo, I was applying some powder to the actress, Eleanna, who played as a ghost in our horror film project. Right: Back to being myself!
That was four years ago and a sweet reminder every time I’m craving for something unhealthy (i.e chips, chocolates etc.). I could not figure it out why I allowed myself to come to that point. For a span of two years I turned myself into a cow. Aside from the expansive appearance, I was also hounded with chest pains and the doctor told me if I won’t do something about my situation my heart would suffer some dire consequences.
I had to do something and in a span of six gruelling months of intense training and diet, I finally managed to get my body back. Now, I still work hard to keep my weight in check and of course keep myself beautiful!
We finally got the keys to the new place and the big move starts next week
+ In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, “Hello! I live here.”