St Paddy’s.

Have fun tonight kids! Irish I were drunk, too. I am ill and I am sick of it. Shamrock the night away! In bed I will stay…

Where I want to be.

I may not always be in London, but London is always in me!

In love with a city.

In this post I am going to reveal my true feelings about my London, but first I am going to let you know what I am up to right now, and the next few days. At the moment, I am in my flat listening to BBC Radio 1 which I must admit is severely addictive; once I have tuned in, it is nearly impossible to disconnect. Ha. I guess the combination of contemporary music, lovely British hosts and up-to-date news is what makes it hard to leave. Besides, it is the ideal mate when you are alone.

I am a person who knows exactly how to enjoy my own company. I had to learn it, the hard way. Today, I frequently choose being in my flat all by myself because it takes a lot of energy to make appearances. I easily get distressed by the expectations of others. However, those are surely just my own nowadays, yet as a result of others’ back in the days… I feel that I have so much to prove, so much to live up to and so much to be, that I may not have within me. Presumably one of the reasons that I find it easier to spend time with my elders – they are not as superficial. Anyway, I do not mind being solo. It is quite another thing to be/feel lonely – which is not really my case.

This weekend I have a dear friend flying in from Canary Wharf/London! I will see her on Sunday and I cannot wait. The last time I saw her was in September last year. I am sure she will bring a little bit of spring to our country. She is a ray of sunshine!

Ever since 2010 I have been visiting London and my friends there regularly. It has been a retreat, an escape from reality in a way and thus I associate London with sheer bliss. I always feel welcome and my worries are, without exception, left in Sweden; they certainly do not fit in my suitcase as I am travelling light, which is crucial when you are into London shopping!

I have my parents and siblings in southern Sweden. The rest of my relatives live in Stockholm. My friends are all over the world. In London, I left my heart. It was love at first sight. The diverse and friendly people, splendid architecture and a delightful overall atmosphere. Whenever I am not in London, I try to manipulate my senses in order to feel as much London as possible, simply, to feel good. BBC Radio 1 is obviously one of the tricks. Molton Brown Dewy Lily of the Valley and Star Anise Body Lotion is another; a scent that I purchased in London and used there for the first time. Accordingly, I think it smells London. Movies, tea, Thomas Sabo Charms – you name it. I even take every opportunity to speak English. I may have been born and raised in Stockholm but just as you can be born in the wrong body, I was born in the wrong city!

Bang & Olufsen.

I have got a story for you! A year ago I went to buy this excellent Beoplay A2 speaker from Bang & Olufsen. It was rather pricey but I had saved up. Anyway, when I went to the store to get it, I could not find the tills. I did not buy it at B&O. I walked around in circles with the relatively big box under my arm and I got quite annoyed. At last, I found my way out. As I was about to pay, the cashier suggested that I should enter a competition before I left, and I thought, why not? So, I did. All I had to do was to answer a simple question and, in a few words describe what I liked about the company the most. Since I was still pretty irritated after running around, I wrote something like: “The best thing about you, is that you get your daily exercise here because it is such a big shop with a great range of products.” I won. I won my purchase! So, I did not have to pay for this portable Bluetooth speaker from B&O at all. Not a penny. Quite comical, huh? I guess I deserved it after that workout. Ha. Frankly, I was very happy when they phoned me the day after to tell me I was the winner. No hard feelings, no more!

Made in Italy.

Yet another runway look that I fell in love with! I even liked the description of the skirt: “The Spring-Summer 2017 is a journey towards an imaginary Italian Tropic, where the icons traditionally associated with Italy, like bread, pasta and good luck charms are merged with a holiday atmosphere, punctuated by cocktails, ice cream and sequins.” That is D&G for you!

Louis XI.

Oh my, oh my, oh my! These over-the-knee boots are everything! They look so well-made and the embroidery is gorgeous! I have been looking for a pair of o-t-k boots for a long time now and I refuse to buy cheap ones – fit and quality is vital. If I had the money I would not hesitate a second to buy these boots. Christian Louboutin, I do not even know what to write. Wow. Just wow.

Life is too short to wear mediocre lingerie.

“I want to dance around in your flat in a satin kimono, make fluffy American pancakes and kiss you umpteen times a day!”

Good day!

It is Thursday and it is laundry day! I do not mind doing laundry at all; I like my clothes clean and fresh, neatly folded in the drawers, i.e. not thrown on the floor. I am almost done by now, I just started the last machine a few minutes ago. Currently, I am in my flat waiting for the water on the stove to boil so that I can make some tea. Yum! Later on, I am going to hoover and make my place great again. Ha. I look forward to make myself decent, too. I always want to shower after washing my clothes, it is always dusty and warm down there… TEA DONE! I should probably listen to BBC Radio 1 as well to feel like a proper Briton. Have a good one!

ARKK Copenhagen.

My Danish neighbours really do know design: architecture, interior design, fashion design… They never disappoint. Here is a newly discovered brand that I found on Instagram today – ARKK Copenhagen. The clean and simple sneaker design with its unique details very much appeal to me. Well done you, Danes! I am proud to have a Danish surname and I will definitely put this post in the Larsen Loves category!

Lily & Rose.

I want all of these splendid pieces of jewellery from Lily & Rose, especially some of the earrings or the bracelets. Oh, and my birthday is just around the corner!